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  1. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    25 Jul '16 16:21
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don’t get me wrong. I am not going
    anywhere and this is far from a rant. Hell, I was banned for several
    years and managed to return! But I certainly cannot support it and I
    will slowly crawl into the shadows forum-wise —or at least that’s my
    intention.

    Hand of Hecate called me once “a blunt instrument” when it came to
    procuring laughs. Few have read my forum persona that well, to be
    honest. That is me. One day a priest, the other a wrestling midget,
    and then Malcolm X. Moreover, I have carried my persona with
    consistency for as long as it was fun for me and for a select few who
    got joy from it. I have many times went over the top, and I smiled
    every time I got a message from the moderator handing me a ban. I
    have been banned so many times that I recognize which user is the
    ban purveyor in turn. Until recently. My last ban, which was for
    something innocuous compared to the many previous cases, came in
    a phrasing and style which I have never heard before. And that’s
    when I realized that the site owners do not care about this place
    anymore and, most importantly, that I ran out of valuable things to
    contribute.

    I have said terrible things during this past decade. But I was an equal
    opportunity offender. And, most importantly, I made heavy use of the
    aforementioned bluntness —which made it evident that, though
    vulgar and crass, it was never my goal to be sadistic or petulant but a
    mere buffoon. Things have changed, though. I see an increasing
    cruelty and hypocrisy among the ‘new cool kids’ which, obviously, is
    not for laughs. Suddenly, the Debates and the Spirituality forums
    have crawled into the General Forum —and the new moderation has
    done nothing about it. KGB-like techniques of badgering and inquiry
    have replaced the old banter and this is no longer fun. It is pathetic.

    Luckily, in real life I do not have neither an inferiority complex nor an
    anal personality, so I do not need this place to make me feel big or
    important, like a big fish in a small pond. But that is precisely what
    pollutes this site. And the keys to the sanatorium have been given to
    the scariest patients. In the good old days, the General Forum was
    populated by really difficult characters, but purveyors of much
    laughter, all thanks to their wits and delightful darkness. Today?
    Today there are only thugs with no other objective but to kill the fun
    for everybody else. And, I hope you understand, I cannot put my
    money into such a thing.

    I should have noticed the trend when the big names started to leave
    (Nerdlys, Handjob, Starrboy, Phlaccid, Xants, SJnumbers, Darvs, etc.)
    but I guess I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
  2. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
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    25 Jul '16 17:32
    Originally posted by Seitse
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don ...[text shortened]... ss I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    "Hand of Hecate called me once “a blunt instrument”


    Are you sure he said 'blunt.'
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    25 Jul '16 17:43
    Originally posted by Seitse
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don ...[text shortened]... ss I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    Aidos muchacha, may you live in interesting times.
  4. Subscriberdivegeester
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    25 Jul '16 17:56
    Originally posted by Seitse
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don ...[text shortened]... ss I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    tl,dr
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
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    25 Jul '16 19:274 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don ...[text shortened]... ss I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    Sir,
    All the best to you. I remember a lot of battles back in years gone by. There was never any malice on either of our parts, I am sure you know that. I at least didn't think there was. As you have noticed my attitude has changed since the good old days. Perhaps I just became mellow with time.

    I do understand what you are saying! If some things don't change, I may not be long behind you. Mine perhaps for different reasons. Don't give the thumbs down a second thought. I have given you one up, might be the first time, and I am sure you will get more! 😉

    Kind Regards,
    Sincerely,
    -VR
  6. Subscriberdivegeester
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    25 Jul '16 19:32
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Sir,
    All the best to you. I remember a lot of battles back in years gone by. There was never any malice on either of our parts, I am sure you know that. I at least didn't think there was. As you have noticed my attituded has changed since the good old days. Perhaps I just became mellow with time.
    I do understand what you are saying! If some things ...[text shortened]... ay not be long behind you. Mine perhaps for different reasons.

    Kind Regards,
    Sincerely,
    -VR
    If you could only get into the "in club" all would become clear and peace would reign in your heart.
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    25 Jul '16 19:381 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If you could only get into the "in club" all would become clear and peace would reign in your heart.
    Sir,
    Can you at least let Seitse have his last farewell without making it about you. I do not plan on responding to your drivel anymore in this thread.

    Kind Regards,
    Respectfully & Sincerely,
    -VR
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Jul '16 20:03
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    "Hand of Hecate called me once “a blunt instrument”


    Are you sure he said 'blunt.'
    Keep reading, there is a point there that is embedded in truth.

    As they say, "Sad, but true."
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Jul '16 20:04
    Originally posted by divegeester
    tl,dr
    Of course.

    By all means, steamroll on.
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    25 Jul '16 20:09
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If you could only get into the "in club" all would become clear and peace would reign in your heart.
    "Thank you sir, may I have another!!"


    I hope you have fun in your circle jerk when everyone who tried to make a difference is gone. I give it less than a year. RHP has made its bed, now it must lie in it a while. We've been hoping against hope that it's not yet too far gone to revive. But the latest decisions and non-decisions by those at the top are just a verification that the end is nigh.
  11. Subscriberdivegeester
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    25 Jul '16 20:19
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    ..... that the end is nigh.
    Do give it a rest you dreary misanthropic thug.
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    25 Jul '16 21:251 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Aidos muchacha, may you live in interesting times.
    I had considered Seitse to be a muchacho. But I'm cool with the reassignment.
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    25 Jul '16 21:28
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I should have noticed the trend when the big names started to leave
    (Nerdlys, Handjob, Starrboy, Phlaccid, Xants, SJnumbers, Darvs, etc.)
    but I guess I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    Good riddance.
  14. Subscriberdivegeester
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    25 Jul '16 21:43
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Sir,
    Can you at least let Seitse have his last farewell without making it about you. I do not plan on responding to your drivel anymore in this thread.

    Kind Regards,
    Respectfully & Sincerely,
    -VR
    But it's not a farewell; he says in the thread that he's not going anywhere, just cancelling his sub.
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    25 Jul '16 21:56
    Originally posted by Seitse
    For over 10 years I have financially supported this site. I love the
    chess and, frankly speaking, it has given me many laughs.

    However, it is with great sorrow that I announce this: today I have
    canceled my subscription. I cannot longer help to keep alive
    something which is dead, i.e. a pet whose owners have abandoned
    to die of cold and hunger. Don ...[text shortened]... ss I am a romantic and noticed until now. And, one day, you
    will notice it too.

    Cheers,
    -S-
    I noticed it a few years ago. This is sad but true. I guess it's time to move on. See you in the next life.
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