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By santeewelding ·
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Or in case they don't, I am here to say that I am here. I spend about as much time as I did before. I still read -- and marvel one way or another at -- almost every word, paid and unpaid.

Now, though, I keep a little black book.

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Thanks for sayin'.

by seanferd In reply to In case anybody wonders

I sometimes wonder what some folks are up to, but I know I've fairly disappeared for swaths of time myself.

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You are in the Table of Contents, at the top

by santeewelding In reply to Thanks for sayin'.

Under the heading for consistent, honest, and reliable excellence.

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Aw, geez.

by seanferd In reply to You are in the Table of C ...

Thank you.

I try to stay honest, which sometimes forces me to say nothing, due to other constraints I have placed. This occurs mostly when I detect heavy-duty SIWOTI, and I find that I just don't have the mental energy to deal with that sort of thing. I <headdesk> and move on, but I have had a few serious struggles with that. For the minor stuff I have my one-off snark and sarcasm. And I've run into too much which elicits that from me lately.

On the other hand, there are some very excellent writers and members, whose words fill me with joy and knowledge and thinking fuel.

My excellence could always use improvement. Sometimes, I don't feel very excellent. Especially when I forgo constructing proper arguments in those circumstances where it just does not seem worthwhile. Because there are far more opportunities to argue, fruitlessly, against zero-evidence and logic-fail - pfft! reality fail - than there are to argue differences of opinion for fun and profit. (See "SIWOTI" above. )

Maybe it has always been that way and I only perceive differently, but there seems to be a raise in incoming dumbassery, and not much increase in insightful commenters, never mind those who have wandered off.

<i>You are in the Table of Contents, at the top</i>

Under _asshole_, right?

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Feel free to comment telepathically, too.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to In case anybody wonders

Good to hear that you're undercover, and not AWOL ;-)

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Telepathy

by santeewelding In reply to Feel free to comment tele ...

Should explain why you commented.

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Try as I may

by santeewelding In reply to Feel free to comment tele ...

I can't with telepathy or kinesis make go away the pop-up:

"TechRepublic

"Help make us the 'it' place for IT.

"Lead the way by filling out this short, confidential (emphasis mine) survey..."

Means, nobody gonna look at it, right?

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lol, right.

by Jaqui In reply to Try as I may

if they are asking for your opinion they aren't gonna read it.
the cryptic commentary would have them baffled.

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Surely not

by NexS In reply to lol, right.

He's been around long enough, with his vocabulary, that every staff member here will have gotten used to it.

In fact, I've come to miss it in my absense.

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I think "confidential" survey handling has been offshored...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Surely not

to somewhere hot and humid, where the fleas have cholera and a human life is worth about two bits and a dirty look.

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Maybe they mean something like the "cousin It" place?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Try as I may

Seeing as how you can't really see what's what where.
I gave up on TR surveys a long time ago... seems like they had tailored the requirements to exclude me, whatever I filled in they would tell me "Sorry, enough people with your background has answered our survey already".
Enough might have been zero for all we know - so maybe it's a "gesture survey" - just to show they "care".

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