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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:or is it just me?
When i fist joined every one was like a family, lots of support, views imputted but i can never remember it being so stressed. I used to enjoy the thought of coming on line, seeing what has been posted and joining in. It seems that nearly every thread has far too much grrr than needed. people show different views and others get offended and things just start getting nasty.
Maybe it is just me and when i joined was blinded by the newness of it all but in all honesty i miss the 'old' HOP and all of the people i considdered friends. frown


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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steaks
steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 1909
Posted:I actually startd lurking on HoP for a while precisely because I thought HoP hadn't changed, whilst I had (with regards to message boards and chat forums).
However travelling and meeting a few certain individuals showed me thatit's the difference's on here, as well as the similarities, that make this sight so enjoyable, and why I keep returning to catch up with the great friends I have made on here. kiss

And as for Jon:
 Written by: UnderControlOrFailure


Thank god,
I'd be rubbish at being anyone else.
Im rubbish at being me for a start.

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That's a down right lie! You're great at being you. I don't think anyone on here would change you, even if we thought we could hug


Owned by the lovely SNOOPoi
Owner of Clarence_Quack

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JeStEr
enthusiast
Location: Melbourne Australia
Member Since: 20th Jul 2001
Total posts: 214
Posted:Hi all, havn't posted much for a while, but still visit and view a few treads here n there, so I guess u could say I'm a bit of a lurker these days.

Has HoP changed? Yes in that in looks different and there's so many ppl on these days, No in that you still get all the same banter there always was, just different folks.

And I agree with the whole change/evolution is inevitable line, embrace it! beerchug


Trying to play the Akashic records,
but my turntables not compatible.

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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:Froggy, i think there is grr, that's why i left for a while. i had enough grr in my own life, i didn't need it on hop aswell. I'm still only tentatively posting and i'm not posting in any threads that have any sort of potential to turn nasty. so only icecream threads for me.

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:I don't know about grr, but then I don't usually pay it much notice, or let it bother me when people are being silly... most Grr I've seen on HoP is usually down to problems with communication and people phrasing things badly, people not thinking through what they're saying properly or cultural differences in understandings about certain issues.

I have noticed less new threads being created (not necessarily a bad thing!) and it seems to have been a bit quiet the past couple of weeks. There's been nothing new in Social Discussion for a while now... but then we've discussed an awful lot of topics in the past few years!


Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Yes its changed, like all forums do, I've been on others before that have done the same thing. As the people come and go the post become different with all the different personalities, it cant be helped. It takes some time to notice, perhaps a year or two but the time will come. It does blow a little I suppose, but there are worse things in life.

While hop might change, hopefully you froggy, will stay the same hug. I didn't get to meet you at play...bummer frown


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:changed? well i've changed. of late i'm just not as interested in posting here as i used to be, to me its starting to feel like everything has already been said, just like the reoccurance of this thread ...5? times ubblol and being able to look in the discussion thread and predict who is going to be arguing for which side in different threads makes it all a bit tiresome for me. but i'll hang around, i hear some of the members here also enjoy playing with fire biggrin

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted: Written by: Mr Majestik


i hear some of the members here also enjoy playing with fire biggrin



you bring about a valid point....


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted: Written by: Mr Majestik


(...)being able to look in the discussion thread and predict who is going to be arguing for which side in different threads makes it all a bit tiresome for me. but i'll hang around, i hear some of the members here also enjoy playing with fire biggrin



Humm - makes me want to change my stance, just to be less predictable wink Or get a whole new identity, like registering "TomFire", argue pro guns and in "the last person to post in this thread wins" only... wink

Spin fire? *scratches head* wink


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:i thinks its just evolution then and alot of worry/paranioa on my side?!

sorry i have not been around much and i do know i have been keeping quiet in HOP over the past year or so, again paranioa. Play made it a bit better, it was nice meeting up with old friends again and having hopper hugs are the best.


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:yep strugz just left..apparently

hug for froggy biggrin


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:i'll give ya the biggest hug when i see ya!.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted: Written by: Mynci


yep strugz just left..apparently




ubblol hug

PK hug yeay hug


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:Mech also abandoned us too... he declared himself absentee in the strugz thread.

He's on my MSN... so i cant get rid of him!, he's always there.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Why would you want to get rid of the lovely Mech? He's ace!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:i know it just doesn't make sense

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:cnnfuzzled.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:hug

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I think one thing is that we're all young, so we're used to the way things have been for only a short while. Our formative years were stable for a lot of us, and we didn't see things change.

But now we're adults and we get to ponder the vast whirlwind of change in which we live. I wonder if he human brain is meant for this kind of adaptation. Think of it; for hundreds of thousands of years, humans lived as hunter-gatherers. Over a typical 30-40 year human lifespan, nothing would ever seem to change.

Yet in the last 100 years we've gone from horse-drawn buggies competing with brand-new horseless carriages to spaceflight, Pony Express to internet, gas lanterns to LED's, books to DVD's, camphor oil and tincture of laudanum to monoclonal antibodies for rheumatoid arthritis. We live in interesting, rapidly-changing times.

We love our community and our way of life. We're happy, friendly people who love, judge slowly, accept quickly, and all share a passion. Perhaps we should celebrate the expansion of our community, rather than lamenting the loss of an "us against the world" feeling.

Oh, we've had arguments, growing pains, spammers, and all the problems of any community of this sort...but we're still here and I, for one, still love it.

HOP is a growing community of people. It's our way of living and we love it. So I celebrate the growth from a teensy BB of maybe 200 people in 2001 to the monstrosity it is today.

I'm member 298. I was new once, and I was welcomed with open arms.

...And I say, WELCOME, ALL!!! Welcome to our home! Enter with open arms and we'll recieve you in kind!

hug


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Doc You're so gorgeous! hug

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:The only thing that stays the same is the fact that people keep starting "Hop Has Changed" threads.

Irony.

I think folks said some better stuff on some of the other threads. Do a search and you'll find some quality reflection on it.

And I think I started hitting my first "Hop has changed" moment about the time you started Goth... So I guess that means someone right now is joining and starting the cycle again. biggrin


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:hug Thank you i will hug

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:HoP has changed.... NYC never comes to my house any more. frown

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'd found a better place to stay in Edinburgh. ubblove wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:i know wink

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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dani_babyboo
dani_babyboo

addict
Location: Cannock, staffordshire
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2005
Total posts: 667
Posted: Written by: GothFrogette


or is it just me?
When i fist joined every one was like a family, lots of support, views imputted but i can never remember it being so stressed. I used to enjoy the thought of coming on line, seeing what has been posted and joining in. It seems that nearly every thread has far too much grrr than needed. people show different views and others get offended and things just start getting nasty.
Maybe it is just me and when i joined was blinded by the newness of it all but in all honesty i miss the 'old' HOP and all of the people i considdered friends. frown



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