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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 12:42:57 PM »

There are naturally certain people (roadgeeks - but of course this applies to everything) who have been particularly influential and inspirational to me, but I agree with the above sentiment that listing such would be at a disadvantage to all who are not listed. I do not aim to pick favorites and hurt those who are not picked - so I will simply say that the roadgeek community as a whole has been truly very special to me.
There's nothing inherently wrong with making lists in this thread, I am just explaining why I feel I personally cannot do it.

Well put!

For interest, I reviewed the list of forum members. I believe I have interacted at some point with all of the top 25 forum users (except for agentsteel), and most of the top 50.
Most interaction has been good, some especially helpful, some... ahem... interesting. But it just wouldn't be right to pick and choose. And besides, roadgeekery encompasses much more than just the forum. For example, some people attend many road meets but don't post much here. So making lists of forum users also seems a bit... narrow-minded, I guess.

Not to mention, roadgeeks aren't really known for handing out compliments.
Personally, I don't like giving or receiving compliments. Flattery is for the birds!  :-D
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2019, 06:24:52 PM »

Oscar is on that enjoy because of how much he's traveled.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2019, 07:02:24 PM »

Not gonna pick favorites either. However, I definitely do enjoy discussions with both fellow Virginians and folks around my age.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 11:39:41 AM »

I don't think I really have any favorites and don't really dislike anyone either.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 11:50:21 AM »

No favorites here - as long as you're not an arse, which, I don't think anyone here truly really is, then you're good as far as I see it.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2019, 11:56:43 AM »

I hate everybody here

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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2019, 11:57:20 AM »

as long as you're not an arse, which, I don't think anyone here truly really is

But everyone has one.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2019, 02:06:47 PM »

I hate everybody here

Yeah, I noticed I haven't been seeing as much of you in the last year or two...   :eyebrow:
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 04:28:38 PM »

I hate everybody here
Well I hate you too :D.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2019, 09:07:04 PM »

I hate everybody here
Yeah, I noticed I haven't been seeing as much of you in the last year or two...   :eyebrow:

You must not log in to chat much.  :-P
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »

I hate everybody here
Yeah, I noticed I haven't been seeing as much of you in the last year or two...   :eyebrow:

You must not log in to chat much.  :-P

I've never logged in to chat.
"Chat" takes me back to the days of mIRC and ICQ.

* kphoger wonders if if webny99 knows anything about those programs.

And this makes me think...
AARoads should enable the good ol' /slap command.
/whois with me?


ps . . . I think my favorite part about ICQ was that it had the option of showing the other person's message keystroke-by-keystroke as they were typing it.  It was fun to see them type, erase, edit, etc.  But it was brutal to use it with people who were very slow at typing.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2019, 09:40:29 PM »

I hate everybody here
Yeah, I noticed I haven't been seeing as much of you in the last year or two...   :eyebrow:

You must not log in to chat much.  :-P

I've never logged in to chat.
"Chat" takes me back to the days of mIRC and ICQ.

* kphoger wonders if if webny99 knows anything about those programs.

And this makes me think...
AARoads should enable the good ol' /slap command.
/whois with me?


ps . . . I think my favorite part about ICQ was that it had the option of showing the other person's message keystroke-by-keystroke as they were typing it.  It was fun to see them type, erase, edit, etc.  But it was brutal to use it with people who were very slow at typing.
I'm not welcome in the chat anymore.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2019, 10:55:24 PM »

I'm not welcome in the chat anymore.

There is a story behind this and I'm now dying to hear it. :popcorn:
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2019, 11:05:43 PM »

I'm not welcome in the chat anymore.

There is a story behind this and I'm now dying to hear it. :popcorn:
Ask a frequent chat user or an admin. They might tell you. TLDR, I acted imature.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:51 PM »

What possibly useful purpose could this thread serve? I don't think stroking peoples' egos is particularly useful.
Disagree. I made Henry's top 10 list. :D

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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2019, 11:27:48 PM »

* kphoger wonders if if webny99 knows anything about those programs.

Can't say I do.  :hmmm:

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ps . . . I think my favorite part about ICQ was that it had the option of showing the other person's message keystroke-by-keystroke as they were typing it.  It was fun to see them type, erase, edit, etc.  But it was brutal to use it with people who were very slow at typing.

Sounds super-cool, almost like being able to read minds! I wouldn't want other people watching me compose a long post though!  :D
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2019, 11:34:10 PM »

I'm not welcome in the chat anymore.
There is a story behind this and I'm now dying to hear it. :popcorn:
Ask a frequent chat user or an admin. They might tell you. TLDR, I acted imature.

I don't think I'm welcome in chat, either.

I logged in once. I got such a good reaction that I did it again a few times. I had some good laughs reading through the chat, but I never actually joined the conversation.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2019, 12:09:23 AM »

I have learned so much from Steve Anderson, Steve Alpert, and Jeff Kitsko that without them, i would have zero interest in in highways and the fascinating history behind them. So special thanks to them.

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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2019, 02:34:13 PM »

I've never really been a fan of chatrooms in general. I think I logged in to the old IRC chatroom a couple of times, but it was always at odd times when no one else was there.

I really don't have the time to just log on and kill time chatting. I usually have other things going on that take precedence. Online chat is really just not something I've ever been into. I prefer messages that can be read and responded to at leisure.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2019, 02:42:24 PM »

IRC is not really something you purposefully log into and out of solely when you want to chat. It's more like something you log into and then idle for however long, piping up when you feel like it or when something interesting scrolls past.
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2019, 04:25:02 PM »

^ Yep.  That's pretty much how the old "roadgeek chat" on IRC ran...
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Re: My favorite road people
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2019, 01:10:40 AM »

And yet you still popped on here to see if your name was listed.  :thumbsup:
Guilty as charged!
And, as we love to say over at WordForge, "Another list I didn't make :weep:" :bigass:
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