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Do you notice when fellow flutherites suddenly seem to be missing or have gone quiet?

Asked by adreamofautumn (3961 points ) May 4th, 2009

If you do notice, what is your reaction? Send them PM’s, Tweet them (if you happen to know their twitter), worry about it for a hot second then move on? Just assume that they have gone on with their lives?
I have noticed a number of flutherites I used to see regularly aren’t really in the threads. I check their profile to see when they last log in, it’s just calming to see they are logging in even if they aren’t speaking. So…do you notice? If you do, what do you do?

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asmonet's avatar

I miss my, Tits. She dipped out or a while.
And EmilyNathon, and Alfreda, and Nimis, and elijah when she disappears and the four awful days I had without casheroo…

3or4monsters's avatar

I noticed When Delirium dropped off for a few weeks, I was glad to see her make a reply recently. :)

ru2bz46's avatar

I assume RL caught their attention for a while. I’ve been pretty scarce for a couple weeks, now. I was busy away from my desk. Did you notice?

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

E-mail, text message or facebook.

figbash's avatar

I always notice when Marina, JohnPowell, or Nimis take a break.

bythebay's avatar

There are many wonderful contributers that have gone m.i.a lately; for many reasons. Yes, I do notice and yes, I miss their contributions. Sometimes I’ll pm, and sometimes I’ll just cross my fingers and toes and hope they come back!

hug_of_war's avatar

I don’t care too much. Oh I may wonder about a few but I’m not going to contact them or anything

janbb's avatar

There are many I miss but I figure it’s up to them to decide when to leave or rejoin. I do wonder about them, though. Every time I think AstroChuck may be missing, he just pops up on another question which is a relief. :-)

chyna's avatar

@asmonet I think Alfreda dropped out because she found out when her name was googled, it showed all her posts here.

adreamofautumn's avatar

I’ve noticed recently that TheHaight suddenly went missing, and GirlofScience. I think GirlofScience is signing in though.

gailcalled's avatar

Marina and her husband are relocating from Orlando to a new apartment in Alexandria, Va., and, I think, are driving the loaded truck right now…heading North. So she is betwixt and between. I tried to email her and it bounced back. I think she will be organized in a week or two.

chyna's avatar

@gailcalled Thats good to know. I miss Marina’s posts.

janbb's avatar

I’ve been missing Marina too.

adreamofautumn's avatar

Free lurve because i’m in a good mood and it makes me all warm and fuzzy that everyone cares about ones another. :)

elijah's avatar

@asmonet Awww you missed me?! I’ve been pwning noobs on epic pet wars. Ive been wondering what happened to tennesseejac.

augustlan's avatar

I always notice, and it always makes me sad. I have a few email addresses, and I sometimes do send an email or PM just to make sure the person is ok.

@elijah tenneseejac left on purpose. Also, wasn’t your username elijahsuicide? I just noticed it’s different!

BBSDTfamily's avatar

No because I don’t have the whole following your fluther thing down pat yet

cookieman's avatar

I certainly notice and get a little concerned.

@bythebay: You can cross your toes? Now that’s talent.

asmonet's avatar

@cprevite: You can’t?

cookieman's avatar

@asmonet: nope. how is that do-able?

augustlan's avatar

Haha… cprevite has manly-man toes! My very girly toes are easily crossable. :)

Also, Loser hasn’t been around much lately, and neither has Scamp. :(

gailcalled's avatar

Or Brownlemur and Breedmitch,

augustlan's avatar

@gailcalled I saw Breedmitch the other day, but you’re right… it’s been ages.

gailcalled's avatar

He (Breed) has been busy with the opening and running of his new wine bar, I know.

adreamofautumn's avatar

@elijah I notice when you’re gone…and I also notice when names change? What’s up with that? Good thing you kept your picture or i’d be incredibly confused!

jca's avatar

pekenoe left some negative stuff in his profile so i guess he’s pissed.

don’t forget good old deaddolly.

adreamofautumn's avatar

@jca just looked at pekenoe’s profile…apparently he had some issues he needed to work it, it’s best if we give him some space ;).

breedmitch's avatar

I came late. What did I miss? ;)
Gail’s right; I have been super busy lately, but fear not. I’m lurking. Apparently our profile pages now not only show when we last logged in, but the last few questions we have answered. (profile page—> scroll down)

augustlan's avatar

@breedmitch Hey! How’s the wine bar doing?

breedmitch's avatar

Great, thanks for asking.
@gailcalled: I think brownlemur is also really busy with school.

elijah's avatar

@augustlan & @adreamofautumn I shortened my name to end all the “Why are you obsessed with suicide?” PMs. I don’t understand how people automatically assume I have an obsession, but whatever. Besides, I like you all so much that I’m comfortable with you all calling me by my first name only. ;)

adreamofautumn's avatar

@elijah okay good reason :). We like you too, I feel we are definitely close enough to be on a first name basis…haha.

augustlan's avatar

@elijah Thanks for the explanation. I like you, whatever your name may be.

chyna's avatar

@elijah You are kind of like Cher, Madonna, Elvis et al now!

cookieman's avatar

so “suicide” isn’t your real last name?

well, you’re still very cool in a punk-rock-kinda-way

ru2bz46's avatar

I’m thinking of changing my name to “r”

augustlan's avatar

<< Clearly, I should go with ‘A’.

bythebay's avatar

I haven’t seen SoapChef in ages!
@cprevite: You bet your cookie I can cross my toes!

janbb's avatar

I miss wildflower and I was missing cwilbur but s/he came back, thank goodness.

If you’re still around, hope you’re doing o.k., the Haight.

adreamofautumn's avatar

@janbb I PM’d TheHaight the other day, she’s around sometimes, apparently just very quiet, but I think she’s doing okay. :)

cookieman's avatar

Right now I’m missing:
Marina
RandomMrdan
saranwrapper
SoapChef
krose1223
Grisson
LouisianaGirl

Haven’t seen dem ‘round these here parts in a good long spell.

@bythebay: so I tried crossing my toes…and I think I hurt myself.

augustlan's avatar

Oooh, SoapChef and Krose used to be such regulars! I’m pretty sure Marina will be back, once she gets settled in.

cookieman's avatar

@augustlan: I still smile to myself about Krose’s night of drunk Fluthering.

augustlan's avatar

@cprevite Me, too. Drunken Fluthering will always be called “pulling a Krose” in my mind. :)

asmonet's avatar

Krose is in Guam! I think, if I remember right. :)

krose1223's avatar

I LURVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

I am indeed in Guam and have been very busy. I have missed my Fluther friends and I am baaaaaack for good!! So uncross you can uncross your toes now. :)

jlm11f's avatar

Welcome back @krose1223. Now let’s get you caught up with fluther news.

asmonet's avatar

@krose1223: HUGGY HUGGY HUG HUGS! RAWR! :D

augustlan's avatar

Krose! Welcome back!

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