What happened to this place?

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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by RITmusic2k » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:05 pm

I appreciate the offer, but I'm taken. Sorry bro!

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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by tankinbeans » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:50 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:I appreciate the offer, but I'm taken. Sorry bro!
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Squint » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:29 pm

potownrob wrote:
RITmusic2k wrote:Hi guys!

Yeah, it's quiet here - in the last month there have been a few newcomers with questions, but THC and RP usually have the responses handled by the time I check in... so I haven't been commenting nearly as much either. We're probably all in a similar boat - still enthusiastic, but otherwise busy.
time to get busy producing new members :D :twisted: :shock:
Hey, I've already done that. µSquint will be here some day - but he can't even get his permit for another... 13 years? :lol: :lol:

I've been slammed with work and school. Normally, I'm the must do every single silly assignment regardless of value to the grade type student... I've been so busy that I have not completed everything like I normally would and it's slightly haunting me. Guess I need to work on my time management skills... and figure out how not to be tired after working 9+ hours, going to school for an hour, and seeing family for a little before attempting to work on school work.
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by wannabe » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:45 pm

potownrob wrote:
RITmusic2k wrote:Hi guys!

Yeah, it's quiet here - in the last month there have been a few newcomers with questions, but THC and RP usually have the responses handled by the time I check in... so I haven't been commenting nearly as much either. We're probably all in a similar boat - still enthusiastic, but otherwise busy.
time to get busy producing new members :D :twisted: :shock:
don't look at me!

Also the vast majority of you are guys, so unless science actually advanced to that point...i don't think that'll work yet!
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by watkins » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:07 pm

I mean I could make my own...
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by potownrob » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:33 am

wannabe wrote:
potownrob wrote:
RITmusic2k wrote:Hi guys!

Yeah, it's quiet here - in the last month there have been a few newcomers with questions, but THC and RP usually have the responses handled by the time I check in... so I haven't been commenting nearly as much either. We're probably all in a similar boat - still enthusiastic, but otherwise busy.
time to get busy producing new members :D :twisted: :shock:
don't look at me!

Also the vast majority of you are guys, so unless science actually advanced to that point...i don't think that'll work yet!
just to clarify, i meant find a woman and make more members. i think wannabe would have to find a man though. 8)
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by six » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:14 pm

I still come here regularly, at the very least, once every couple days. I've become more of a lurker now lol
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by ClutchDisc » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:24 am

I'm still around, just very busy with work and school... I've also been posting on other forums more.
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Jastreb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:48 am

CAUTION: Sappy post ahead.

I've been feeling a bit guilty w/ respect to this website, because for a while now I haven't been active. I've always been a bit of a lurker, but in the last few years have not had too much free time, and when I did, I've been mostly on rx8club.com dealing with #rotaryproblems. I've really not given back what I took from the community when I got my first manual car back in 2008 (7 years ago, holy s**t :shock: ) and joined up after finding this through google. Back then I had only a basic concept of how to shift, didn't know about rev-matching, double clutch downshifts or heel-toe, or any of the other fun things I do daily now. But this forum has had a greater impact in my life than just learning about technique - it helped put me on a path that has changed the way I relate to cars and driving in general.

Before buying my first manual transmission vehicle (and the first vehicle I picked out for myself), I had never really thought of myself as a "car guy". Sure, I liked driving and I liked cars, but it was at a consumer level - not really caring about the details of how they worked. Driving standard. and learning to do it properly, added that extra dimension to my driving experience which was missing before. I have had bad days in my life, where the only positive experience, the only minutes of enjoyment, were shifting though the gears of my RX-8, winding it out to 7.5-9k rpm, then doing sequential heel-toe downshifts before the next corner. And the good days are that much better because of the little rewards I get every time I drive.

So I'm going to try and be more involved to the extent time allows. Because others deserve to experience driving the same way too.
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:30 pm

Don't feel bad. All is forgiven. All formerly-active members are welcomed back with open arms.

BTW, you know we now charge a reinstatement fee, right?
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Jastreb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:06 pm

Money order or cashier's check made out to Rope? :mrgreen:
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:59 pm

Jastreb wrote:Money order or cashier's check made out to Rope? :mrgreen:
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by potownrob » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:36 am

ClutchDisc wrote:I'm still around, just very busy with work and school... I've also been posting on other forums more.
TREASON!! HANG HIM!!!!
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:56 pm

potownrob wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I'm still around, just very busy with work and school... I've also been posting on other forums more.
TREASON!! HANG HIM!!!!
That's noose to me - need some rope?
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Re: What happened to this place?

Post by potownrob » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:30 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
potownrob wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I'm still around, just very busy with work and school... I've also been posting on other forums more.
TREASON!! HANG HIM!!!!
That's noose to me - need some rope?
yes
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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