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Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashworth wrote:
Oh no, I'm not doing it because I feel pressure to, its something I want to do for myself. The members on here have great knowledge and experience and it's interesting reading what they have to say.

I'm glad!

Himokiri Karate wrote:
This way if you make a post but life gets in a way, you get a reminder that someone responded to your post and it returns to your attention, In old school forum I have occasionally experienced asking a question and forgetting about it until months later I revisited the forum to realize I got a response long ago, Some folks never check back unless they get a reminder.

Good point! Totally agreed.

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Miick 11
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Joined: 01 Jan 2021
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the above and lament it . Facebook and the like suck , I have nothing to do with them .

I have even missed out on some indigenous activities as they started having them without telling me about them . When I asked they said ' Oh no, its on facebook now ."

What , I have to be on facebook to take part in cultural events with a 60,000 year old root now ?
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I have to say I am disappointed with the lack of traffic and response here - so far .
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Location: S.W. Florida
Styles: Kodokan, Okinawa-te

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="DWx"]
bushido_man96 wrote:
The conversations are more of a "right now" thing

I got a kick out of the "right now thing". I'm older than the average bear, and I remember back in my yute, playing CHESS BY MAIL. How's that for NOT right now.
I have two grandsons that are just about brainiacs. BigBangTheory stuff. I make sure I take them shooting, hunting, fishing and canoeing just as often as I can. I must be doing something right. They bug me to go as often as I ask them if they want to go.
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Joined: 05 Nov 2020
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Location: USA
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you are teaching your grandkids a good, balanced approach to life, hunter_02. And welcome to KF!.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand why social media is taking the place of online communities such as message boards.

Message boards give you a sense of privacy and delay (as opposed to immediacy) that social media doesn't give you.

I love martial arts, but I don't want to be known as "karate John" to people, if you know what I mean. Plus sometimes I like to read a bunch of messages, think about them for a while, reply and expect an answer in a couple minutes/days/weeks, and not a chat-like immediacy.
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