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WIS.DMers, do you feel like refugees?

Asked by Father_Guido (104 points ) March 22nd, 2009

Still a family, just a new home.

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asmonet's avatar

I’m obviously not new to Fluther, but I think you’re all welcome here. We’ll try to budge up for you if you try to squeeze in for us.

J0E's avatar

We will always be family!

rahb's avatar

no, just another destination for me. I’ll assimilate in time…

lazydaisy's avatar

A bit. I think I’ll adjust in time

Blondesjon's avatar

This is only Fluther, not the Folrida coast.

Father_Guido's avatar

@JOE Yes we will…we just have to band together until the assimilation…err…integration is complete :)

Father_Guido's avatar

@blondesjon…you never experienced WIS.DM did you?

jonsblond's avatar

You won’t feel like a refuge for long. Fluther is very welcoming. A great group of people who will soon feel like family to you.

I’m kind of happy we have a growing family now. Welcome refugees! :D

laureth's avatar

You don’t have to stay in your tent city unless you want to. :) We Flutherers are people just like you, and could easily have been your friends already if but you or we had found the other site first.

resmc's avatar

Not entirely, since we’ve been welcomed. But there is uncertainty, and some adjustments that’ve come with the move, so there definitely an element of that feeling.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Father_Guido,...Look I appreciate brand-loyalty as much as anybody else but this is the “internets”.

Father_Guido's avatar

@blondsjon..this may be the “internets” but it’s not where I spent damn near all of my spare time for the last 2 years. Hell, I found the love of my life on WIS.DM, hard to beat that!!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

What was WIS.DMers & what happened to it?

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Just so you are aware, I am the Goddess of Love here and expect to be treated as so. On Wednesdays I am to be feted with Pancakes and milk baths. Other than that, I am full of otter poop.

Father_Guido's avatar

@Blondesjon , I do find it cool that we get nothing but comments…something WIS.DMers found most appreciative.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Father_Guido…Folks find their life’s love everyday, everywhere. I am simply trying to say that you can choose how to react to this turn of events. In fact, only you can choose that.

Welcome to Fluther and enjoy. Melancholy is for vampire wanna-bes and the recently divorced.

Lefty_the_space_monkey's avatar

@Father_Guido

Seriously! I keep looking at the answers and thinking “Wow, people found this question so interesting that this many commented!” and then I’m like “No, they just can’t do the lame “I’m going to answer but not comment no matter how well it fits the question in question.” thing.”

Father_Guido's avatar

@Sueanne_Tremendous…I am now aware… Count me as advised :)

adreamofautumn's avatar

Hey WIS.DMers. We don’t bite. Just join us! It’ll be worth it I promise!

jo_with_no_space's avatar

Hey guys! Am so gutted about wis.dm going down. Looks like we’ve got a few of us here already :) This site won’t compare but it looks like it could be good.

Father_Guido's avatar

To be honest, I’m beginning to like this place….different, but I’m liking it.

jonsblond's avatar

@Father_Guido It took me 24 hours, then I was hooked. It grows on you quick! :D

I’m lurvin’ the energy you are all bringing!

cough…GA…cough…

jbfletcherfan's avatar

guess I’m not going to find out

jonsblond's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Their site went down and they have migrated to Fluther today.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@jonsblond yeah, I gathered that. I just wondered WHY it went down. Inquiring minds want to know.

Amoebic's avatar

I think it would be good to avoid the comparisons and just take everything at face value.

Also, I’m really digging on this live-action comment function. Especially since it takes me ages to comment, so I get to see what other people are saying in the meantime.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I surprised no one has told you that the assimilation process is like the Borg. Resistance is futile. You’ll discover it soon enough, though.

Just being silly, welcome, welcome all.

Oh no, now I’m channeling that short pudgy lady from the Poltergeist movie!

the_force's avatar

It’s different, but I like it for what it is, glad to see so many old friends, and happy to meet new ones.

Blondesjon's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra…This site is…cleansed.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Blondesjon, mega lurve for that response!

jonsblond's avatar

@jbfletcherfan You and me both.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@jonsblond good enough. :-)

VzzBzz's avatar

Nope, not a refugee. The plethora of questions about isn’t so-and-so being silly today, or hey look at another 1 billionth pic of my kids, and such was dimming me out. And that other thing, too.

adreamofautumn's avatar

@VzzBzz i’m glad you don’t feel like a refugee! I think it’s going to be good having all these new voices here!

asmonet's avatar

@Sueanne_Tremendous: I call dibs on Thursdays when someone’s put in the time for me to enjoy the product. ;)

jo_with_no_space's avatar

Can someone tell me how to quote ”@someone” ?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@jo_with_no_space Just type the @ sign & a list will appear on the right. Click on the name you want & it’ll put it in your yellow box to write.

jo_with_no_space's avatar

@adreamofautumn We’re here and contributing! Feeling really welcome so far :)

Ivan's avatar

For the moment, but hopefully I will get used to it.

Corey_D's avatar

Yes I do but I’m sure I’ll feel at home before long.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@VzzBzz

I love the way you said exactly what I was thinking except I didn’t have enough balls to actually say it. (The “plethora of questions about isn’t so-and-so being silly today, or hey look at another 1 billionth pic of my kids” part).

And yes, I do sort of feel like a refugee, but I think this could be fun. But I don’t really like the way this tiny avatar is as big as we can see it.I think it should at least be a little bigger on the profile or something. The “Live Preview” thing is awesome as is the speed of this site in comparison with the sluggish molasses-level speed of wis.dm

Harp's avatar

I came here from another Q&A site almost a year ago when it took a turn for the worse. I felt like a complete stranger (duh) and the format here was completely different, but within a couple of days it was like home. There are great people here who’ll be very happy to see some fresh faces. And there’s not a lot of cliquishness or competitiveness here, so anyone who shows goodwill and a willingness to fit in should blend right in.

lemsteve's avatar

It’s nice to see you all again! Who do you think was really huron?

Father_Guido's avatar

@lemsteve I know you’re not Huron.

Father_Guido's avatar

@ lemsteve you dirty bastard!!!! Are you really?

adreamofautumn's avatar

@jo_with_no_space keep contributing! Also you should head over to my Username thread because i’m curious about yours!

Harp's avatar

@Dansedescygnes There is a way to see the avatar pics in their un-thumbnailed form. In Firefox you can right-click them, choose “copy image location”, paste into your address bar, delete the “_thumb” at the end of the address and hit return.

Here’s your avatar’s thumbnailed version: http://www.fluther.com/mogilefs/images/v2/avatars/Dansedescygnes/Dominic104b_thumb.png

And here’s the full-sized version: http://www.fluther.com/mogilefs/images/v2/avatars/Dansedescygnes/Dominic104b.png

lemsteve's avatar

@Father_Guido
The one and only. I even borrowed a friends avatar!

jo_with_no_space's avatar

@adreamofautumn Heading over there right now! :)

JamesL's avatar

Yes, but I get to listen to Tom Petty at least…

dearest_prudence's avatar

yes, a homeless refugee seeking sanctuary

Dutchess12's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Just…another social website that was very, very near and dear to us. It’s dying.

Dutchess12's avatar

I CAN’T FIND YOUR USER, FGS!! It says it’s moved or something….

Dutchess12's avatar

@ivan…..X2

Kelly27's avatar

@DutchCat
His new name is FGS.

Kelly27's avatar

@DutchCat If you click on my profile it should be in there. He deleted the first one he had. :)

Dutchess12's avatar

Thanks Kelly~

getoffmylawn's avatar

Weird: each time I try to click on FGS’s profile, it takes me to a “not found” page. Even if I try to click on the one in Kelly’s profile. :-\

Kelly27's avatar

@getoffmylawn He had one that was Father Guido but he deleted it and his new one is FGS. I think he just added you so check there and see if you can find him.

Zen's avatar

Resistance is futile.

getoffmylawn's avatar

Still trying to work out what the limits are. I have discovered that it’s, apparently, an English-only site. :(

NinaBeena's avatar

@lemsteve What do you mean you were Huron?

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