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Not the same place here as it was last spring and summer. That's probably me just viewing the past through overly rose-colored hindsight lenses though. I think. Maybe.
This is a typical phenomenon in any online forum, really. Oldtimers remember the "good old days" when things were a certain way and it was the Golden Age of the Forum. Newbies don't understand what the oldtimers are on about because to them, the forum is awesome the way it is now. Built out of interactions between individuals, as these fora always are, the rate of change is both inevitable and near-immediate. For some oldsters, "the good old days" might be two months ago. For others, it might be two years.
Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.
This is a typical phenomenon in any online forum, really. Oldtimers remember the "good old days" when things were a certain way and it was the Golden Age of the Forum. Newbies don't understand what the oldtimers are on about because to them, the forum is awesome the way it is now.
I've been here only a couple of weeks (lurking, then registering) and I've read through the archives and that Stabby person was very interesting/amusing.
However I've been member of several boards (going back to prehistoric internet) and it happens EVERY TIME...Griff is right. What's nice is knowing that one's humanity can cross these cold data tubes just enough to make so someone far away may miss you.
Yeah, I realized I hadn't read anything in a while about cows brain smothered in fish fat LOL, those posts always made me laugh.
I wonder what happened to Grol too. He was doing so awesome and then just dropped off the forum
A media/internet break for a while actually sounds like a good idea...
Griff and Pluto. You are so right. Been doing this since '97 in various locations online so while I absolutely recognize it, this feels different to me.
I guess it's because this is the first time where I've found like minds to discuss my core interests of evolution, evolutionary psychology and nutrition all in one place with tons of interest and room for my other interests of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, midwifery and parenting--from a more scientific, evolutionary perspective. Finding all that in one place is something I've *never* found before.
I am by no means an old timer, having only been on this forum for 6 months or so. But, having participated in other forums, the tides seems to change very rapidly here. While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I did enjoy things a bit more when the conversation was a bit more friendly, supportive, and science-oriented, not just a shouting match.
This forum is a friendly forum. Always has been. This forum sometimes has those 'shouting matches'. Always did have them. It's always been fun and, if you make a habit of checking everything and everybody, very informative.
Some of the missing mentioned here were some of the greatest sources of contention for me, but they are among the most missed members because I often learned more from dialogue with them then with others who just agreed with me on something.* The contention was due, not to personal dislike, but to battles to hold on to some things we were certain were true.
When people just pat each other's backs and caress one another, there is no knowledge gain. You can never learn what you are missing if people always smile and say, "That's nice."
It sometimes takes contention to force learning and change entrenched ideas. If something doesn't seem to fit your scheme, stand up a proclaim your ideas. You will either see where you need to grow or help someone else learn something.
Throughout history, that is how knowledge grew, so why not here?
*Some people always call out for references. That is counterproductive for me. If someone reads my references they most likely will come to my conclusions. No help for me to learn how true something is that way. Refute me if you can, it will be good for me, but do it with your own arsenal of data.