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Should we search for people who disappear from the forum?

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Crazo3077 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:56 pm

Mooncow wrote:It's a bit stalker-ish.

If people want to find old friends it's natural to search for them - but a topic devoted to find out the whereabouts of ex-members and what they are doing/where they go? It's a bit borderline privacy invasion imo :herocry:
I can comfortably say I would never encourage doing this kind of stuff publicly. Like it's one thing for a few friends to do some searching and stuff, but that's as long as it stays between friends. Making threads just for piecing together the breadcrumbs of some missing user would be way too dangerous. That's why I want this thread to focus on whether or not we should try to look people up, or if going beyond the places they have given us for contact (like the forum or a specific instant messaging platform) is inappropriate. The concern is more ethical than practical.
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Ivogoji » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:00 pm

We could just wax nostalgic about users we miss.
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by RougetheBat » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:36 pm

I agree with Ivo-goji over here
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by eblu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:15 pm

now that i think of it i kinda feel bad for loudclaw

we all kinda shoved him around for doing things wrong, he certainly did do that, but we kinda ended up bullying him all the time for him doing what he thought was right.

i kinda want to apologize to him for criticizing how obsessed he is. i kinda can tell he's autistic, and it's out of his control (as i'm technically an autist as well).
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Ommy » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:57 pm

^ Loudclaw isn't the only one who got the treatment. Looking back, I feel bad how some of us would treat these users. most of them were young and this was probably their first forum ever.

On topic, I would love to rekindle some old friendships, but I'm sure they would want their privacy.

Esp. my friends from 2010-11, those were the good old days...

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by ZeroAlpha » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:09 pm

Out of all the MIA users, I always did wonder what happened to people like SkyGinge, Celebi, Zelos, Ninja, Zacmac74, and most of the old role players who no longer visit. I kinda regret that I never took time and got to know some of the users who upped and vanished before it was too late... I do have to agree with some of the other points brought up, though; as much as I'd love to see some of my frequent RP partners (that I don't already talk to regularly) again, they would have probably reached out to me on their own if they really wanted to keep me close. I do like looking for lost users just to make sure they're alright, though. laff

I actually know where to find at least one MIA user that I've wanted to talk to for the longest, but feel as though I'd be creepy or annoying by seeking them out. Or worse, the possibility that they've forgotten about me by now. :v
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by RougetheBat » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:48 pm

Ommy wrote:^ Esp. my friends from 2010-11, those were the good old days...
I feel you dude.........I used to have tons of old and fun friends on Chatango in the past....
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Goat » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:55 pm

ZeroAlpha wrote:Out of all the MIA users, I always did wonder what happened to people like SkyGinge, Celebi, Zelos, Ninja, Zacmac74, and most of the old role players who no longer visit. I kinda regret that I never took time and got to know some of the users who upped and vanished before it was too late... I do have to agree with some of the other points brought up, though; as much as I'd love to see some of my frequent RP partners (that I don't already talk to regularly) again, they would have probably reached out to me on their own if they really wanted to keep me close. I do like looking for lost users just to make sure they're alright, though. laff

I actually know where to find at least one MIA user that I've wanted to talk to for the longest, but feel as though I'd be creepy or annoying by seeking them out. Or worse, the possibility that they've forgotten about me by now. :v
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by chocohugs » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:59 pm

Ivogoji wrote:Corvo, we hardly new thee.

And SkyGinge and Molly and Beam and IceMaiden and Zacmac and thatguyinthecorner and ShadouZeHejjhogou and the various people with Ninja in their name and reggiequeen and idontknow and Pastaa and the dude who made my sig image and Chaokeeper and Mayo and The Shadic Chao and 2535tmoney and Nirvana and Poseidon and cala and Marnex and trumpetking and OctogonProfessor and TailsDoll and *pant pant* *cuff* *pant* those other guys who aren't here any more- !
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by eblu » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:54 pm

afaik everyone's moved on to better things. we're just here because we're the few that have nothing better to do and just slam our faces into the keyboard until something happens

i miss when this place was active, partly due to the fact that i still have a habit of constantly refreshing the page
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Rajikaru » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:36 am

I don't "miss" this place or the old times, but I do appreciate how well it worked as an introduction for many of us to the world of the internet.

Sure there was drama here, but it was very user-contained and wasn't nearly as common as other forum-esque sites like Tumblr or Reddit. Most of us started out as kids here and we had our own little pre-adult community where we trusted most of every other user we knew here. It was nice and definitely was and is a great way for a younger person to first experience the internet.

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by NachoThePikachu » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:23 am

eboy wrote:now that i think of it i kinda feel bad for loudclaw

we all kinda shoved him around for doing things wrong, he certainly did do that, but we kinda ended up bullying him all the time for him doing what he thought was right.

i kinda want to apologize to him for criticizing how obsessed he is. i kinda can tell he's autistic, and it's out of his control (as i'm technically an autist as well).
Ommy wrote:^ Loudclaw isn't the only one who got the treatment. Looking back, I feel bad how some of us would treat these users. most of them were young and this was probably their first forum ever.
Ya know, it's kinda nice to see people showing a lil tiny respect for Loud. I don't blame anyone for wanting to tear his guts out, of course, but it's kinda just a nice refreshing thought to see.
Don't worry about Loud, though. I still see him almost every day and I can assure you that he is fine and dandy. Mostly. :3
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Anyhow, on subject again, I agree with what Nova said 100%. This was my first forum, and i'm pretty glad it was. I made a very closely-knit group of friends, and I can't say I have any complaints about that. :3

As for people I miss, off the top of my head, i'd say: Kyo, Ninja, Shana, Pichu (ChaoUltimaster), Beam (we lost her to politics a year ago *tear wipe*) and SkyGinge (a really great pal, and roleplaying buddy-- Cheers. ;u;).
As much as I would love to see/talk to these users again, I don't think I would go out and find them. I might never find them, which would be a huge disappointment, and if they've moved on/forgotten about CI and everyone, then that would an even GREATER disappointment. But who knows, one day they might stop by again and i'd be great to catch up then. ^u^
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by BlackLuigi7 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:33 am

Oh, I see how it is. No one misses the ol' Capt. ;n;

eboy wrote:now that i think of it i kinda feel bad for loudclaw

we all kinda shoved him around for doing things wrong, he certainly did do that, but we kinda ended up bullying him all the time for him doing what he thought was right.

i kinda want to apologize to him for criticizing how obsessed he is. i kinda can tell he's autistic, and it's out of his control (as i'm technically an autist as well).
Yeah, I see him every day too, along with Nach. I can also say that he's fine and dandy, but he's essentially the exact same person you knew when he left, so take that how you will. ^^;

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Anyways, I'm also going to say to not go looking for people that leave. Most of the time they leave for various reasons, and it's good to just let them go if they no longer want to be part of a community.
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Post by KeatonLabs » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:14 am

Yeah, Loud's been fine. For better or for worse but eh, it's all good.

But yeah, like-wise with Nacho, this was my first forum ( participated in) and while i certainly cringe at a lot of my past behavior, i can somewhat look past it because i was young and the friends i made then have for the most part stuck around.

Ninja and Shana are two users i definitely remember pretty well though i was personally never well acquainted. I would love to get the chance to actually know them but if they moved on that's their choice, and I won't try to go find them especially being some random person from a forum.

I think it's best to let people do their thing if they left, personally unless i was the one who left i'd rather let people live their lives and not finding them would honestly make me quite disappointed. But tis life i suppose. There's certainly several users here i'd love to find or get to know, But i dont feel like i knew most of them well enough to do so, so I don't want to bother them

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Flame » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:03 am

I know Shana's fine. I told her you lot missed her tho. =w=

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Nano » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:05 am

I really do want to see Rubs again.

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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Shakugan-no-shana » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:11 am

SHANA WAS INDEED TOLD THAT SHE WAS MISSED
(which made her really happy and nostalgia hit me like a bus!)
but eeey
I dont mind coming back, i tried before but it's hard to keep up for me. Either way, if you PM me I can give you my contact information and things so that we can all get to know each other better! C:

ALSOO Ninja and I talk basically every day so I can confirm he's doing swell, and i can tell him you miss him as well!
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by NachoThePikachu » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:16 am

*confetti toss*

It's magic, guys. I guess the others are doin' alright afterall. They're somewhere out there, at least. ;u;
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Tsui » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:19 am

You guys, if you really want to keep in contact with people here, the contact section in the user profile was updated a little while back to include Tumblr, Twitter, Skype, and other stuff.

Just a reminder.
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Rajikaru » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:20 am

Chances are the users either weren't here for the update or didn't use that feature.

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Post by Tsui » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:23 am

...I'm saying the people here now can share their info that way.
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Post by Shakugan-no-shana » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:25 am

^^^ I literally haven't logged on in ages- the only time I did log on was once to check up, but I disappeared again. I had no idea there was an update... Thanks for telling me anyways!
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Re: Users Who Disappear

Post by Ninja » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:29 am

Helloooo. That's crazy that people miss me here.
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Post by Crazo3077 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:04 am

I didn't see that Ivo mentioned Mayo. I actually have her on Facebook and know for a fact she is doing well. She has been a very responsible adult and even appeared on a local radio station, which I was able to listen in on. She does volunteer work. I'd get more specific but privacy and all that jazz.
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Post by retrolinkx » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:47 am

To this day I still wonder if Red Chao was just another account made by Bushnak.

Both of those characters are something else...

Going back to some real old users.

Corvo ofc
I miss Kosen quite a bit. She had some really cool art and was a nice user all round.
ChaoIsland was a cool user and mod. I still remember when she along with a lot of others became mods. Like a lot of them sadly, they eventually didn't want to be a moderator and quit/stopped coming to CI.
Then you had More Cowbell. I mean he still has his News topic up on Forum Games and Chat so I guess he'll always be around whenever we see that thread.
Kevinbushy was another. I vaguely remember him being compared to Fred from Youtube back when that was a thing. He was a fun dude, we played Animal Crossing together several times.
Neutral Chaos Chao was around here and there. I remember he came back for a small amount of time a year or two ago, but once again was gone.
Lt. Waffles, even though I didn't talk to him much I enjoyed his company on the forums.
Yzarro, although he's been seen here and there over the years so I guess he hasn't truly disappeared.
Then you had the whole GOLEM + AGGRON ordeal. I don't know who the hell those guys where, but whatever they were fun to have around.
??? The Riddler ???. No idea who this was, but I do still wonder if he was an alt, or an actual user.
Nirvana sort of makes an appearance on this forum from time to time, but I'd still consider him someone who disappears a bit too much.
cranberys as well.
SuperAnthony was someone who I remember being the background of my mind in 2008-11, so he's someone as well.

Probably a couple more but I honestly can't remember them.

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