Skip to comments.It's been a blast but it's time to say goodbye (GOPcap's opus)
Posted on 04/20/2005 9:22:15 AM PDT by GOPcapitalist
I'll keep this short and simple. After six years of membership on FR I've decided to resign from the forum today. I'll keep checking my freepmail for a few days and wind down my posts here, so if any of you wish to contact me please do so there and I will provide you with a means to do so. I hope to continue future posting activities elsewhere - perhaps a blog - but only time will tell.
It's truly been a blast and left me with many fond memories, but all good things had to come to an end. My favorites comprise a long list, the most noted being the exposition of Rathergate, leading freeps of Algore in the 2000 recounts, protesting Hildebeast's book tour, and giving her impeached husband a freeper's welcome to Texas on several of his visits. Thank you to all who made these events fun and entertaining. Unfortunately the past few months have made it clear to me that FR and I are drifting apart on key issues of conservatism. I'll spare the details, pausing only to state that it isn't just the usuals like illegal immigration, but also things like religion, the culture of political correctness, an overall decline in reasoned civil conversation that used to flourish here, and the purposes and uses of the site in general. More concerning, for the past few months I have been unable to even obtain rational discourse and commentary on many routine threads and issues without being personally maligned and attacked - many times out of the blue and on topics unrelated to the given thread - by a small, petty-minded, and vitriolic group of posters who conduct themselves in a manner unbefitting of what this forum used to be when I joined in 1999, and do so with apparent impunity.
I also find that I simply don't have the time to post as much as I once did, and regrettably so.
I'll leave it at that, as my fond memories outweigh the unpleasant ones. A time arises when parting courses on friendly terms is best before something less desirable arises. Therefore I have volunteered my resignation. To everyone who has made my FR experience enjoyable, I thank you and wish you only the best.
It's no fun if you don't name names, he said slyly.
As you wish.....
Thanks all - It's been fun!
awwwww dont quit!
JR needs to add a new feature allowing people to click a button and report frivolous, idiotic or any other type of inapporpriate response.
A database could keep track, and after a certain number a look-see could be made and the offender eliminated.
It is impossible to read and monitor ALL threads, but when one person gets number of 'hits' it can then be checked out..
Pretty childish, are you an attention seeker at work too ?
I certainly sympathize and understand..
Good Luck !
My experience is that most of this comes from folks who have signed up in the last 6 - 12 months, but perhaps that's just my imagination.
Ahh, something new for me to abuse. LOL.:) It's actually a pretty good idea...
Well, nuts. Happy trails, though.
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I want names.
I"m pretty sure this was the type of thing he was referring to.
free dixie NOW,sw
Your Opus made zero mention of how unfairly you were treated during the Schiavo affair.
No one is allowed to Opus unless that criteria is met.
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