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Author:  Jax Nova [ April 2nd, 2017, 11:54 pm ]
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Yeah, most people actually did start their own "Hi I'm new here!" type of thread back in the day. Few actually used this one.

I am very glad you are enjoying it here Deumeawyn! :D It's great to have you.

Author:  Deumeawyn [ April 3rd, 2017, 2:59 am ]
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Jax Nova wrote:
I am very glad you are enjoying it here Deumeawyn! :D It's great to have you.


:hug: Aww... thank you Jax! I just noticed your join date, and that was around the time I first read the Silmarillion! :)

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 12th, 2017, 2:04 pm ]
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:D You have no idea how long i have been waiting to see new active members come and se the RP section come back to life! Lol I'ce been here almost from the beginning of the forum. (I think it started in early 2005) I've seen a lot come and go and even come and gone a few times myself.


Funny enough I probably read the silmarilion around that same time! I loved it! Best book I ever read still to this day I would say!

Author:  Findë [ April 12th, 2017, 3:14 pm ]
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It's difficult to watch the sites slowly die and see friends leave and lose contact, especially like you, Jax, I was at the beginning of a few.

I suppose it's kinda like graduating from college, where you've met people from all over and become close and then you all go your own way afterward. Some you might keep up with but others "disappear". :bye:

Forums in general have gone through so much in the last few years. Not just the ones I'm on, but the ones my husband is on. I think Fbook and those kind of sites have replaced a lot of forums like this one where people do take time to "interact" more than just posting and liking and not taking the time to maybe discuss.

I like to hear the thoughts and feelings and ideas of others in more than a word or sentence, and that's why I enjoy forum-type sites. I'm glad to be here. :hug:

Author:  Gandolorin [ April 12th, 2017, 3:57 pm ]
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At least from my limited experience on CoE since November 2013, that real-world graduation has reduced numbers as youngsters move on to new life experiences, college especially often being the first time they have not lived at home. :confused2:

Then the aspect that the younger members most likely first came into contact with LoTR through the movies and only then graduated to the books (and graduation is the right term here to my tastes) - if they did. And not that many people have gotten involved in the writings surrounding Middle-earth as some of us have (including parodies and commemorative collections my JRRT library tops 70 books - and still Elthir can out-quote me in a way that makes my head spin! :sick: ). Add to that the trend that people are generally reading fewer books all the time (our total library is easily ten times my JRRT collection). My gut feeling is that it such differences life experiences will explain whether people trend towards FB & co. or towards forums.

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 12th, 2017, 7:25 pm ]
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Yes, I much prefer forums over facebook and other such venues. Always have.

It is funny you equate it to graduating because I honestly felt like (growing up) AU was my "Highschool" (I guess I'm a little behind since you relate tonthe college experience :p) and as it is, everyone "graduates and leaves for college and then I "come back to the hometown later" after college and everyone I know/knew is nearly gone.... it's just not the same town anymore.

I also agree the life experience of people now days is so vastly different it certainly contributes to the popularity of FB over forums and such. I don't understand it, but it is there.

Author:  Findë [ April 12th, 2017, 8:45 pm ]
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I agree, Gandolorin, that it all depends on what you grew up with. I realized the difference between me and my 25 year old niece recently. Her grandmother (not my Mom) has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as do I. We were discussing it and I told my niece she had something to look forward to in her old age. She said no, and started thumbing an invisible cell phone. Yeah, those kids will have Thumb Syndrome!

Jax, I didn't go to college. I only compared it to the college experience because most people go through grade school, junior high and high school with the same people in the same town. When kids go off to college, a lot of times they go away from home and interact with so many different people in a short period. After four years, unless you've developed a strong bond, they go the way I've seen people leave forums.

I still live within a few miles of the schools I attended and yet I've not seen anyone I knew back then since then. I went in a completely different direction. WORK! :D :D :D

Author:  Silmalassë [ April 12th, 2017, 10:13 pm ]
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Findë, I was having a similar discussion with my son about how nobody seems to have a "homeplace," anymore. A place where they were raised and can always call, "home." (sigh)

Author:  Findë [ April 13th, 2017, 2:40 pm ]
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Silmalassë wrote:
Findë, I was having a similar discussion with my son about how nobody seems to have a "homeplace," anymore. A place where they were raised and can always call, "home." (sigh)


It's difficult for a lot of kids. I was lucky and went to three schools. My husband went to FOUR high schools. His Dad was an air force pilot and they moved every two years. That had to be tough. Either you become outgoing and meet new people every time knowing that you'll be leaving them in two years, or you become introverted and spend time in the Library. He spent time in the Library. I can see why he put roots down here. It's been his home now for 40+ years. :D

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 13th, 2017, 8:14 pm ]
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Gotcha. ;)

:D

Author:  Elora Starsong [ November 1st, 2017, 6:25 am ]
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Hey all,

New here but not to Tolkien nor Tolkien message boards. In Australia. Into Tolkien. Not into talking about myself so that's it from me.

See you all around some time.

Author:  Gandolorin [ November 1st, 2017, 2:10 pm ]
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Welcome, and enjoy the site, Elora. :)

Author:  Captain Boromir [ November 1st, 2017, 2:38 pm ]
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Welcome Elora! Hope you enjoy your time on the site.

Author:  Elora Starsong [ November 1st, 2017, 4:25 pm ]
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Thanks guys - looking forward to exploring...though, Hanasian (who is sitting right next to me now) has warned me that despite the smiley emoticon, Gandolorin is grumpy. But that's OK...I'm known to be grumpy too and Hanasian is actually known by the moniker Captain Grumpypants (for good reason).

:yes:

Author:  Hanasian [ November 1st, 2017, 6:17 pm ]
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Yay! My beautiful wife is finally here! :kick: :punk:
Now she can see what mischief I've been up to here the last ten years!
And along with my Grumpypants captaincy, I'm also Captain Crankypants, Captain Obvious, and Captain America, usually individually, but on occasion, all at once. :lol: ;)

Love you Sweetheart!
:hug:

Author:  Evil.Shieldmaiden [ November 1st, 2017, 6:29 pm ]
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Image Elora. I hope you enjoy our company.

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