has anyone else noticed Stormy hasn't been on EF this week?

Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I understand where you're coming from and I can only imagine how drained you are. I just re-read what I wrote and know just what you mean about a lack of tone that's able to come through. I just know you and I never had issues so it ... More
Thank you for understanding, I really appreciate it. Just wish things had gone a wee bit differently. LOL Oh well, it is what it is.
Feb 10, 1:58 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by js250
WOW!! Just, wow....

I know I had to take a break due to a tumor and treatment, but I had no idea what was happening on here. I wish I would have been able to participate more these last few months. Hopefully my return isn't too little too ... More
So sorry to hear about your recent trials and tribulations. Real life always comes first, that's for sure.

As far as I know, there will be zero community management and if there is any, it will be bare bones at best. (I knew the site, the community and all of you like the back of my hand and sadly anyone who steps in to fill my shoes will not have that same benefit, regardless of how long they've worked for the company.) I do know there is zero chance of any one from the community taking over unless they were willing to move to Atlanta (or work for free) as that was one of the driving factors in the decision to let others go last year -- there was talk of wanting all of those positions in house instead of in remote locations.

But, yeah other than that...I have no idea what's going to happen around here. I think it really sucks that four prominent members returned just as it all went south -- we could have worked together to make EF awesome and possibly prevent all of this, but like I said, it is what it is.
Feb 10, 2:02 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Ansley
So sorry to hear about your recent trials and tribulations. Real life always comes first, that's for sure.

As far as I know, there will be zero community management and if there is any, it will be bare bones at best. (I knew the site, the ... More
On the bright side---I still have BOTH boobs.... ! Thanks for the caring comment, it means alot.

I may go to GA, AL and TN every month or so--but live there....only when it is below zero here, lol!! It is too bad about the new changes, but one thing I have found out time and again is that sometimes new doors can eventually lead back to the positive ones previously opened -or- they can cement them shut and lead to more interesting paths.

EF may continue to shut down the community features until it is a basic retail site or it can backtrack and pick out the unique areas that drew new and repeat customers. Only the fates can tell....I do know that when there has been a good program or business style, there are many other sites willing to steal and run with the ideas instead of waiting for the customer base to go back to the original site. I found that out with my retail business--I lost my real estate sign delivery & maintenance program I started but discontinued when we started hauling loads. (Not a huge deal, but it still hurt overall business until I came up with an alternative sales offering.)

I wish you luck!! You will do good with the experience you have built...and who knows what other fun projects and adventures await you!? I will have fun on here, but it will be a bit different this time around, I still intend to rock it--but not as hard since I am a bit more diverse in life these days, lol!
Feb 10, 10:04 pm
Edeneve Edeneve
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Originally posted by js250
On the bright side---I still have BOTH boobs.... ! Thanks for the caring comment, it means alot.

I may go to GA, AL and TN every month or so--but live there....only when it is below zero here, lol!! It is too bad about the new changes, but ... More
I'm happy to know you are well despite the health issues you've been experiencing.

looking forward to seeing & hearing more from you. you're one the best reviewers. and, most of them, if not all, are gone.
Feb 11, 2:28 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Well aren't I the Johnny come lately?! Holy crap, I finally miss some time on here for the first time in over a year and wouldn't you know it, this happens! Thank God for my other Eden friends who emailed me to get my ass over here and left me the link to this thread!

JS250, I am delighted you are doing better and that you have made an appearance after disappearing (for what I now know was a health scare). I wish you continuing improved health and hope we see you around more! As Edeneve said, we sure could use some of your stellar reviews!

Stormy, I am just so sorry about all of it - things I know/guessed, or will never know. I wish I had more eloquence, but new medication is making this difficult for me to process and to respond well, dammit! You were such an asset to this company and really are a powerhouse of ideas and spirit, so it saddens me to hear you are drained; that's so telling to me that this indefatigable firecracker has had her spark snuffed out - temporarily, sure, but still! And naturally, even in this situation you have kept it professional, which is just another testament to your character. I think everyone can agree that you busted your ass for this company and never gave up even in the most trying circumstances; I just want to acknowledge that publicly.

PS, loved the quote you mentioned about insanity
Feb 11, 3:19 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by js250
On the bright side---I still have BOTH boobs.... ! Thanks for the caring comment, it means alot.

I may go to GA, AL and TN every month or so--but live there....only when it is below zero here, lol!! It is too bad about the new changes, but ... More
Glad to hear it all turned out okay. That's some seriously scary stuff.

I highly recommend that people stay away from Atlanta. We can't even handle 2 inches of snow (we're supposed to get six inches tomorrow) and every day it's a new battery of crimes. (EF's office is located in one of the worst parts of town imaginable, just south of the airport. No one should EVER live or work in that area, I still have no idea how they ended up there but there are definitely better neighborhoods to pick from.)

In any event, I'm not worried. I usually come out on top, I'm resourceful. Being anything but is not an option.
Feb 11, 3:43 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Well aren't I the Johnny come lately?! Holy crap, I finally miss some time on here for the first time in over a year and wouldn't you know it, this happens! Thank God for my other Eden friends who emailed me to get my ass over here and left ... More
Ha, I was wondering when the news would travel to you. I'm sure you've been having a rough go of things lately, I hope you feel better soon.

Thank you for everything. I tried my best, never anything less. Sometimes, things just don't pan out. You all are free to keep in contact of course. I'm sure you'll see me around from time to time.
Feb 11, 3:45 pm
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I haven't weighed in, purposefully, but I will now. I have been here since the dust up with Essin' Em and through all the problems and odd solutions to them through the years. While I love the company, and community that was built here, I have serious reservations about what is coming down the pike. I am, however, a gamer chick so I know how it goes...you start out with grand dreams and it is great for a while but it's a gargantuan effort to keep it going in the long haul.
So many mistakes were made but we have the benefit of hindsight.
I applaud Stormy on not taking the easy way out and simply doing as she was told. As usual her integrity is top notch. She really cared for the little guys not just the movers and shakers. She never considered herself more than the "average" contributor even though she poured her whole self into her work. Like Gary she simply cared and kept banging her head against the walls.

While this isn't easy for any of us (owners included) we've had a great run and some really great times...remember the parties? Heh. For as long as the forums remain accessible I hope to be able to keep in touch with you guys and who knows, maybe the future will bring some amazing opportunities to spread the word about the amazingness of responsible sex! Onward and upwards, right?
Feb 13, 3:14 pm
Edeneve Edeneve
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Originally posted by Ansley
Glad to hear it all turned out okay. That's some seriously scary stuff.

I highly recommend that people stay away from Atlanta. We can't even handle 2 inches of snow (we're supposed to get six inches tomorrow) and every day ... More
hahaha, I'd love to see thieves sell off the toys - what a sight! hahaha I don't condone theft, but this looks like a SNL skit. I'd love to see that skit.
Feb 13, 5:16 pm
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by Ansley
Thank you!! I have faith I'll land on my feet. I am not bitter, nor is this something that stunned me. I have an impressive resume and to be honest running the EF community was something spontaneous and new for me, I had never done anything like ... More
You got handed a very difficult task and I am sorry to hear things have gone that way. Thank you for giving it your best shot. You will be missed.
Feb 18, 9:16 am
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I haven't weighed in, purposefully, but I will now. I have been here since the dust up with Essin' Em and through all the problems and odd solutions to them through the years. While I love the company, and community that was built here, I ... More
So is Airen Wolf going to be back or just a one time or once in a while appearance ?
Feb 19, 7:42 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
You got handed a very difficult task and I am sorry to hear things have gone that way. Thank you for giving it your best shot. You will be missed.
Thank you.
Feb 19, 8:00 pm
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