How did you find the lifeboat?

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#61  Postby hermionesotter » Apr 29, 2010 1:10 pm

I think my tale is pretty much the same as 100thidiot's. Also I couldn't resist signing up, not when I discovered there's a maths forum... 8-)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#62  Postby GordonWillis » Apr 29, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks to hermionesotter for the information. Been out of action for a while, but sure the "lifeboat" will aid recovery. Grateful thanks to everyone involved in setting this up.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#63  Postby iwannawookie » May 02, 2010 3:09 am

A random google search.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#64  Postby Clayton Forrester » May 02, 2010 4:55 pm

I was going to join the good ship Dawkins but then it got torpedoed!!

I followed the wreckage over here. After lurking here a bit I decided to sign up.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#65  Postby User » May 02, 2010 5:41 pm

I was already in a lifeboat. I just saw another one, attached a small bridge and popped over for a visit.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#66  Postby Lainey » May 03, 2010 6:20 pm

I thought you guys were gone forever! *sniffle* :whine:

I posted a bit but not much on RDF (I was Lainey1978 there), but I read it a lot. One day I went over there and read some confusing posts, then a Very Angry Message from Richard Dawkins. I still don't really understand what happened, though. Next stop after I post this is to go read up on it. There was a message there about a new board to come, and the posts being screened in the future (that's not how it was worded, but that's what I got out of it). So I kept checking back, to see if there were any new posts yet. Nothing. I considered posting on Debating Christianity in the Athiest subforum and asking if anyone knew what happened, but I never got around to it. I checked Cephus's blog, as well. If he posted about it, I didn't see it. Then a few days ago, I decided to check RDF again, and this time I was looking at a thread entitled "Bloody Tee Total Christians". I don't drink, and I've been feeling quite alone, so that thread caught my interest. There, I saw it on an avatar--DaveD's, I think. Maybe Gallstones'. So here I am. There have been times in the past few months where I wanted to go post something on RDF, but I couldn't. :(

I feel like the guy above who said he felt like his parents asked him to go to the store, and then moved away before he got back.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#67  Postby Bathynomus Giganteus » May 06, 2010 8:50 pm

Am I in the lifeboat? :dopey:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#68  Postby DanDare » May 07, 2010 9:37 am

Bathynomus Giganteus wrote:Am I in the lifeboat? :dopey:

We've used the flotsam in the water to build extensions, so its a bit bigger than a lifeboat now. Welcome aboard.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#69  Postby Lainey » May 07, 2010 6:27 pm

*feels totally ignored* :(
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#70  Postby natselrox » May 07, 2010 6:31 pm

Lainey wrote:*feels totally ignored* :(


:hugs:

Come here you! :smile:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#71  Postby campermon » May 07, 2010 6:31 pm

Lainey wrote:*feels totally ignored* :(



:hugs:

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#72  Postby Emmeline » May 07, 2010 6:33 pm

Pull up a seat Lainey - glad you made it to the lifeboat. :cheers:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#73  Postby pensioner » May 07, 2010 6:40 pm

All I did was google “you fucking bastards” and I found you lot.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#74  Postby Lainey » May 07, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks, guys! (that's the unisex "guys," btw) :smile:

Pensioner, that made me laugh. :)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#75  Postby HughMcB » May 08, 2010 3:23 am

pensioner wrote:All I did was google “you fucking bastards” and I found you lot.

I went for "suppurating rats rectum" :shifty:
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#76  Postby DanDare » May 08, 2010 10:59 am

natselrox wrote:
Lainey wrote:*feels totally ignored* :(


:hugs:

Come here you! :smile:

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#77  Postby Religion? » May 08, 2010 7:36 pm

I came back from a working holiday in Australia/New Zealand after several weeks and found the board had gone! No email or warning, just vanished.

I googled the forum and found a site that led me here. Glad to have discovered the remnants of the RDF forum and still bewildered what exactly happened and miffed at the fact that some of what I read may actually be true concerning its demise.

I wasn't a major contributor but it's nice to be back among like minded people!

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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#78  Postby Lainey » May 09, 2010 5:45 am

Hi, Religion? ! :wave:

Glad you made it. :)
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#79  Postby camsecsoc » May 10, 2010 3:48 pm

I joined the RDFS forum in Oct 2006 a few weeks after it started and have visited the site daily ever since, until now! I saw the posts grow from a few thousand to over 2 million. I am appalled at the changes recently made, they make no sense. I wonder if Richard has seen the stats, they must have fallen of a cliff.

Anyhow thanks for starting this forum. Last year I started the Cambridge Secular Society (UK). We to have a forum intended originally for local/regional issues but if you want to drop by, you are most welcome.
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Re: How did you find the lifeboat?

#80  Postby DanDare » May 11, 2010 7:53 am

The new look RD.net is up and we is underwhealmed.
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