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Once upon a time there was a website which had jpg images similar to the ones at the top of this page. There was a lot of fighting going on between the "in" crowd and those that wanted to be in the "in" crowd and between republicans and democrats and gallowalkers and purists and...<br><br>
there was a server failure and one person started an alternate site. It grew and it flourished. It was different.<br><br>
People left the first one and went over there.<br><br>
Then one day it happened "This place is better than that place", and "I like this better because we don't have the poopy heads" and so it went.<br><br>
Please, please, please resist the urge to dump all over CR. It is what it is. As Granny used to say, if you fling enough shit some will be sure to stick to your hands.<br><br>
This place was started 2 years ago as a way for old friends to connect again. I got a bit anxious last year when the butt-slappers came over for a bit - I thought that this place had to develop its own "feel" and raison d'etre and not be an alternate site where people would take potshots and assert superiority over the other place.<br><br>
Please don't make it like that.
 

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Thanks for that, Grizz. I understand where you're coming from, and I just want to say that, for myself, I really appreciate this place, and the welcome I've been shown here.<br><br>
Or, in other words, "what" other place? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Seriously, I'm with you, and will take what you say to heart.<br><br>
Speaking of heart, I <heart> Grizz! Every time I read one of your posts, it's like a warm, KC Royals hug!
 

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Just to clarify in case people feel that I'm singling them out... I'm not.<br><br>
This isn't about one post in particular, but about how I would like the whole site to feel.<br><br>
One day I hope we'll have new people not associated with any other running site. How welcoming will we be? What sort of a "model" do we want to be?<br><br>
I chose to be here two years ago, I choose to be here now. I'm thrilled to see so many of you here.
 

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~nice one, griz~<br><br>
--->Feeling anxious? Send yer slappage here <img alt="bootyshake.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/bootyshake.gif"> <----
 

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Does this mean I can't post about coconut? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Sorry.<br><br>
You are correct.
 

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I can't keep up anyway. Over the years since I started posted regularily back in the late 90's, this site is by my latest count, number 8 in running bulletin boards I've contributed hours and hours of my life I'll never get back. "Se la vie" in the end.
 

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As always Grizzly, you are wise.<br><br>
Instead of focusing on what is wrong with other sites (not necessarily any one site in particular), let's focus on what's <b>RIGHT</b> here.<br><br>
Also folks, I want to add something to what Grizzly said. Just because most of us know each other here from other places, <b>PLEASE</b> don't forget there might (and most likely are) people lurking in the shadows. Careful what you say. (I learned this lesson the hard way on another website).<br><br>
Again, thank you Grizzly for your timely and wise advice...and thank you to the moderators for making it a Sticky. Hopefully, it'll be a reminder to us all to focus on what is right here.<br><br>
Have a great weekend all.
 

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I agree 100% with Grizzly. If this site becomes too much a reaction to "The Other Place," it sort of defeats the purpose of choosing to be active in on a new disccussion board (new to some of us anyway).<br><br>
I bet we can find a way to acknowledge our history but keep a fresh focus.
 

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okay, but for anyone that has lurked today........I've only been married 17 years. <img alt="icon_flower.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_flower.gif">
 

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I will post here for the record that I think overall we've all been cheery and talked about new stuff. I don't think we've whacked any hornets' nests. Not really.<br><br>
I love everybody.
 

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I miss alot due to the fact that big brother is watching at work and I am usually to busy to even worry about sites like this during the day so I never understand what causes people to move and leave other sites. Ever since I joined here I have enoyed the humor and the threads and even the comments about my running.<br><br>
Anyone else drinking tonight:<br><br><img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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You stole my avatar!<br><br><img alt="icon_spiderman.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_spiderman.gif"><img alt="angryfire.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/angryfire.gif"><img alt="cussing.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cussing.gif"> angry9: <img alt="s-instagib.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/s-instagib.gif">
 
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