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Who's missing?

Asked by fundevogel (15470points) September 9th, 2010

Every once and a while a realize I haven’t seen a particular jelly in a while. Sometimes it turns out their account is gone. Which makes me wonder who else disappeared silently without me noticing. What deleted or AWOL jellies do you miss?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Jjmah, axemusica, cak.

shego's avatar

Spatzielover

wundayatta's avatar

Harp, montyzuma, jackadams, Bri L, Seeker Seeking, mee ouch, knotmyday,

Trillian's avatar

Jeffvader, davidbetterman, Oratio

faye's avatar

evelyn’s pet zebra, compassionateheretic., harp, and susanc, also jbfletcherfan (sp), siihouette

Trillian's avatar

Yeah, susanc. And that sweet little squirrel, jb.

weeveeship's avatar

Anyone ever got banned here at Fluther?

cockswain's avatar

dpworkin, captainfantasy, and malevolentbuttlick

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir jjmah is here, just under a different name

I miss Grisaille on here, even though I talk to him all the time.

lillycoyote's avatar

cyanotic wasp? I thought I saw cyanotic wasp around here a day or so ago

faye's avatar

Cyanotic wasp is around.

fundevogel's avatar

wow, I didn’t know dpworkin was gone.

NaturalMineralWater, SeVen and SeventhSense are gone. I don’t know that I ever agreed with them but they were definitely part of the community.

cockswain's avatar

@fundevogel Yeah, I found him on facebook and am friends with him there. About half the things he posts make me laugh out loud. Like this:

“Fresh interpretations of Gospel from the Glen Beck Rally: “Jesus,” she said, “would not have agreed with what she called the redistribution of wealth in the form of the economic stimulus package, bank bailouts and welfare.”

Seaofclouds's avatar

@weeveeship Yes, people have been banned from Fluther before.

fundevogel's avatar

@cockswain Which one said that? I’m guessing SeventhSense.

filmfann's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Jonsblond is still here, under a different name

cockswain's avatar

@fundevogel No, that’s dpworkin. I don’t really know Seventh Sense.

Why are people coming back under different names? What’s the point?

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@cockswain I know. I don’t get it either.

cockswain's avatar

It’s like they want a new disguise to go on an anonymous website. Maybe I’ll come back on here as a giant redneck just for fun.

chyna's avatar

Missing a few myself…. Seventhsense, JBFletcher, Evelynspetzebra, Eponymoushipster, deaddolly…

aprilsimnel's avatar

Yeah, lots of people! But mostly, I’d have to say cak.

:(

chyna's avatar

Yeah, missing, loving CAK.

fundevogel's avatar

@cockswain ah, that makes a lot more sense.

chyna's avatar

What?? Dog is gone? WTF?? No.

kenmc's avatar

@chyna She’s looking for jobs. Fluther’s too great of a distraction. I think she’s supposed to come back eventually.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

stranger_in_a_strange_land, captainfantasy (I didn’t see him after his party)

OpryLeigh's avatar

Is RedPowerLady still about?

janbb's avatar

@Leanne1986 Haven’t seen her in a while

filmfann's avatar

CORRECTION: Apparently, Jonsblond has canceled her other account, and is, in fact, taking a break from Fluther. I hope she returns soon!

CMaz's avatar

I’m missing @Jjmah already.

And, @Jonsblond will be missed too.

janbb's avatar

@jjmah is back under a new name.

CMaz's avatar

and that is?

janbb's avatar

whispers – Mama Cakes.

downtide's avatar

I am sorry to hear that dpworkin, dog and jonsblond are gone, though I didn’t know they’d gone until I read this thread. See, this is why I wouldn’t change my account name. People would think I’d disappeared.

fundevogel's avatar

@downtide I have to agree. I won’t even change my avatar in case people get confused.

cockswain's avatar

Does anyone know why someone would want to change their name?

fundevogel's avatar

I was amused when evelyns_pet_zebra did it, but then he was always easy to recognize.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I do. It’s only because I use my username for everything else.

cockswain's avatar

@py_sue You mean like other websites? That I get. If everyone I knew on facebook or whatever tied me to cockswain, maybe that could cause me some trouble. The anonymity of this site makes me less worried to post whatever controversial or crude statements I may think without worrying an employer or the like could read it.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@cockswain Yup. Email, facebook, etc.

cockswain's avatar

Yeah, no way I want everyone with access to the internet tying me to cockswain.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I didn’t really expect fluther to be set up like this because YA is all I’d ever known. It was a resource I barely used. I expect to be the same person with maybe a better username than the one I always use. I’m looking into it right now.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I haven’t seen peedub in a long time either, which sucks.

faye's avatar

dpworkin has closed his account?

janbb's avatar

@faye Yes he has.

prolificus's avatar

I am sooooo pouting. I closed my acct for a few months, and no one noticed! I created another one, and got a different perspective of people. But, I missed myself, and came back today.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I haven’t seen SmashTheState around for a bit either.

cockswain's avatar

@prolificus I’m pretty interested in this whole “coming back as a new user” concept, at least what motivates on to do it. When you say you got a different perspective, what do you mean? How was that perspective different than had you remained as prolificus?

janbb's avatar

@prolificus I did notice your absence and your return – sorry I didn’t mention it.

prolificus's avatar

@cockswain – First, I closed my original acct because I was feeling vulnerable and fearful of someone I know finding out the things I’ve posted. I didn’t open a new acct right away. When I did, I tried to make it neutral and not personal in the sense of providing vulnerable info. I did ask questions that would help me figure out my vulnerable stuff, though.

The perspective I got was: some jellies are very hard on new jellies who ask vulnerable questions without providing vulnerable info. New acct got her head bitten off a few times, by jellies who were more gentle with prolificus. It was very hard for me not to out myself, and say “hey, it’s me! Don’t bite!”

With my new acct, I didn’t approach it as a newbie needing to earn her stripes. I learned that this community, for the jellies who’ve been here for awhile, guards against strangers. That’s a good thing! Although this is something I already knew, it was interesting to see people I’ve known treat new me in a way that was different from how I’ve known them.

If I had remained as old me, and said the same things, I think responses from one person in particular would have been harsh in a different way, though. Harsh not because I was a newbie, but because we butt heads no matter what! :D

@janbb – thanks for noticing!

wundayatta's avatar

Last time I came back as someone else, I found it was different. I think that people give me the benefit of the doubt just because they know me. When I say what I say as someone else, I got more resistance. Anyway, it’s more fun being me than not-me. I don’t plan to ever go missing again. Although who knows? It gets triggered when I’m upset in general and then the mods do something to me that makes no sense to me. Or the whole place makes a change that makes no sense to me.

That’s all long past (or so it seems) now. I’m different. More distant, I think. Not on purpose. But I get far fewer PMs now, and I almost never have a back and forth that lasts more than three to five rounds. Like I said, I figure I must be more impersonal now, even when I write personal stuff. Weird.

janbb's avatar

@wundayatta The feel of the site has changed for me, too, and I’m not as engaged emotionally as I once was.

cockswain's avatar

You can never go back home, right?

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