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On other sites, social or other, do you ever feel the need to "take a break" and suspend your account, or even delete it?

Asked by zenele (8242points) May 20th, 2010

Or is fluther really different and that intense that one needs to actually leave here?

And I don’t mean reboot like me because of the lurve issue. I mean actually leave here.

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YARNLADY's avatar

No, when I reduce my participation in other sites, I simply stop accessing my account.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I took a 2½ year vacation from Answerbag, I wish I’d never returned. Maybe it’s time for me to do the same here, after my latest Don Quixote stunt. I may have worn out my welcome here.

zenele's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Show me the thread or describe the “stunt”?

YARNLADY's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land—NO, It was
“Understandable, understandable
Yes, it’s perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible
It’s so defensible!”

Steve_A's avatar

When I first came fluther I was looking for serious answers and real help with some serious real life problems.

And I got that(thanks fluther), nuy afterwards I got more involved with asking and answering I enjoyed it, but I found it after awhile specially with certain questions I asked it was more like “I know more than you and here is a funny joke/one liner to go with it” kind of feel.I’m sure most did not mean it that way or maybe they did…..

Basically I try to limit my questions that leave the person answering to give real answers and avoid the drama, in fact I hardly bothering replying to questions I ask now. Any questions I see I do the same if I feel I can give a fair and useful answer I leave and whatever anyone else said is their words.

Also I just want to throw this out there come to the chat sometimes if I looking for more social type feel and not going to be useful, I just go to the chat rather than start something on a thread….just putting it out there.

Na, I wouldn’t fully leave, a break yes. I don’t use other social websites so I like fluther.

Fred931's avatar

I want people to know that I was the one who ruined their precious site, so I don’t delete mine on any sites I’ve registered to and no longer use.

chyna's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I doubt anyone really remembers or cares about a thread after a day or two. They move on and usually don’t hold grudges.

janbb's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I second what @chyna said. If we didn’t, none of us would be talking to each other still. Let it go. :-)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@zenele A Meta question I posted a few days ago.(not terribly proud of it now)

zenele's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Good you’re here. PMed ya.

BigBlackGuyInadarkAlley's avatar

Well I used to be on another site like this before it went brokesville. And I have a YouTube account too.

And I always laugh when I read some person threatening to leave, or dramatically announcing their departure. It’s even funnier if they go through the trouble of actually deleting their account, or what they can of it.

Then usually, they come back, mostly within 6 weeks.

zenele's avatar

@BigBlackGuyInadarkAlley Welcome to fluther.I’d hate to run into you – you know where – but here is cool.


chyna's avatar

@BigBlackGuyInadarkAlley Welcome. I agree, a dramatic announcement that someone is leaving is a bit silly. Perhaps they just want someone to ask them to stay.

Buttonstc's avatar

Usually deleting doesn’t make much sense to me.

There used to be a website where I participated on a daily basis. But when I got tired of people being rude and judgemental to newbies with the mods just standing idly by, I wrote an email to them about my concerns and took a break to see if anything would change.

Over the next several months, I would drop in occasionally to read, but nothing changed substantively. So I don’t participate at all and rarely drop by.

But deleting the acct doesn’t really serve any useful purpose, so it’s still there even if unused.

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