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OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Forum is at an all time low since mid Oct. Though it dropped tremendously when EF changed the points/reward program it was still wiggling along. EF added Natayla to revive the review program, but now that seems to have bitten the dust.

Seems some members do check in every now and then though.
So what have you been doing with the time you are not on EF ? Do you go to other sites or occupy your time with another hobby ?
12/03/2014
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js250 js250
I have started a new business, am liquidating inventory from another person's business that closed last year, still running my vintage bike restoration and have a full-time bartending job (for fun).

I have had to prioritize my life and just have a difficult time being on this site after my husband was killed earlier this year. It is just too hard to be here without him most of the time....too many memories.
12/04/2014
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by js250
I have started a new business, am liquidating inventory from another person's business that closed last year, still running my vintage bike restoration and have a full-time bartending job (for fun).

I have had to prioritize my life and ...
Vintage bikes? As in bicycles or motorcycles?
12/04/2014
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
Forum is at an all time low since mid Oct. Though it dropped tremendously when EF changed the points/reward program it was still wiggling along. EF added Natayla to revive the review program, but now that seems to have bitten the dust.

Seems ...
Hello old "EF Friends"! The fact is, this forum site just isn't what it was in any way. Most of the active contributors are gone and there were too many nasty "trolls" responding with rude attacks if anyone said anything that they didn't feel fit with their narrow world view, or dared comment on something that they, of course, were the sole arbiter of expertise in. Well, that isn't the Forum we joined so long ago, where all kinds of people enjoyed an open discourse and could speak freely about any topic imaginable. This was a really, really fun place to spend the afternoon, and we used to do it as a couple. When it got rude and nasty, my hubby bowed out and suggested I do to. I was frustrated and "walking on eggshells" about any posting I made. That was zero fun, it was some strange "chore" is still felt obliged to do. Finally, I saw the light. He was right, this was a huge waste of my time, since almost no posts were even new. It was like spending your vacation in an abandoned ghost town. Sorry....doing just about anything is better then that.
We have always had plenty to do to fill our days. We do Karate and Dance together twice a week. When we play on the computer, we do so now mostly on Facebook, or on a couple of "work related" blog sites, and only check in here once in a while. We even both just finished our MBA for Professionals degrees. Yahoo.
Thankfully, when we "pop in" (Actually, mostly when I pop in, as Mr. Bignuf is 99% done with this), we still see a few of the old timers, like you, still here.
Rather then wondering what we are doing when we are not here, the bigger question...the one we wonder, is why folks like you ARE still here so much?
Anyway, wishing everyone here well. Maybe this will, one day, rise from the ashes, but more then likely, this was a bright comet, flying through our lives, then dimming again as it blows away into cold deep space. It was a moment in time now gone.
12/04/2014
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Hello old "EF Friends"! The fact is, this forum site just isn't what it was in any way. Most of the active contributors are gone and there were too many nasty "trolls" responding with rude attacks if anyone said anything that ...
I understand about the personal shots. I've seen them and also experienced some. I guess I'm hoping new people that know little about the past will use the forum for gathering and friendship. Forum friendship. If nobody tries, then nothing will happen. I visited another site, but found it to be over the top. Little too extreme for me.

I guess one day we will log on and get a message :Site not found, check your spelling, etc.
12/04/2014
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
I understand about the personal shots. I've seen them and also experienced some. I guess I'm hoping new people that know little about the past will use the forum for gathering and friendship. Forum friendship. If nobody tries, then nothing ...
It would be nice if this somehow came back to life, minus the haters and trolls, but sadly, I suspect it won't. I will keep checking in and IF...big "IF", I see more traffic here, I may participate again, and more often, and maybe even get hubby back with me, but for now, we have "moved on".
12/07/2014
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I have started a new business, am liquidating inventory from another person's business that closed last year, still running my vintage bike restoration and have a full-time bartending job (for fun).

I have had to prioritize my life and ...
I wish you much luck with your business and success in finding personal happiness after your loss. I cannot imagine what you have gone through, but I am proud of you to at least not have retreated from life, but expanding your horizons in the real world. Blog sites like this can be fun, but they do take time away from the "real world" we need to stay active with.
Best wishes.
12/07/2014
Inquisitor Inquisitor
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
It would be nice if this somehow came back to life, minus the haters and trolls, but sadly, I suspect it won't. I will keep checking in and IF...big "IF", I see more traffic here, I may participate again, and more often, and maybe even ...
I've been watching this thread for sometime and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank both you and your husband for your participation on the forums. I realize this is not the end of your involvement in the forums, but, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you myself.

Please understand, as I'm sure both of you know, that a few "bad apples" don't spoil the bunch. As cliche as it is, this is a true statement. Understand that all the haters were/are just doing this to get you riled up and to point farm. They are/were just throwing a grenade into a crowed room and walking away. These people don't know you or your situation and even if they did know you and your situation, it is really none of their business.

I look forward to both you and your husband contributing in the future.
12/08/2014
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I just have a busier life. I picked up some more hours at work. My other reason is just lack of motivation. I have a couple of reviews that I could do but with the way things have been around here anyway, who knows when they would even get published? I'm still around though.
12/08/2014
Kipperanne Kipperanne
I'm still here posting reviews and I promote EF on my own on my twitter,
12/10/2014
nikki0668 nikki0668
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I have started a new business, am liquidating inventory from another person's business that closed last year, still running my vintage bike restoration and have a full-time bartending job (for fun).

I have had to prioritize my life and ...
So sorry to hear about your husband
12/11/2014
nikki0668 nikki0668
I have started a new business. It's basically in the same lines as this site...Toy parties!! I do toy parties with Cloud 9 Parties. I am my own toy store! Love it!!!
12/11/2014
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Since the last time I've been on (which has been a while) I've been pregnant and delivered my daughter 14 weeks early, so now my time is taken up by not only calling her NICU to check on her, going to visit her, but I managed to get an infection in the c-section incision, so I'm having to deal with a daily cleaning and packing, including random times when my husband changes the dressing (not the packing, but he has to learn how to do that). It's been busy and hellish, I'm emotional and hurting from not having her here and I still can't fatham why her placenta broke apart in the first place when she was a perfectly healthy baby and I was having a perfectly healthy pregnancy. I'm doing allright in terms of physical. But mentally I'm accepting that I had her the way I did and that there was nothing I could have done to stop what happened, and I'm also trying to talk myself out of the fact that it wasn't my fault (I keep blaming myself for her early birth), and I'm constantly crying because everything I see reminds me of her somehow. I should also add that I have to take time every 3 hours to pump in order to provide breastmilk to the NICU who gives it to my daughter via feeding tube.

I've also been reading the Flowers in the Attic series, watching A Haunting, getting back into walking, cleaning (it's been 2 weeks...), and baking again. And I'm online on other sites and writing.
12/11/2014
js250 js250
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Originally posted by RonLee
Vintage bikes? As in bicycles or motorcycles?
Vintage motocross bikes. I have been restoring them for about 6 years now and it keeps growing bigger every year.
01/20/2015
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I wish you much luck with your business and success in finding personal happiness after your loss. I cannot imagine what you have gone through, but I am proud of you to at least not have retreated from life, but expanding your horizons in the real ...
Thank you!The site was a fun hobby for me when I was married, but now it is a check in site and I have not been active much lately. I do not know if I will ever be as active as I used to be regarding the site and reviewing, but you never know. I now do not need to stay so busy with work and am learning to be happy and move forward...best wishes to the two of you and may this new year be kind and good for you!
01/20/2015
js250 js250
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Originally posted by nikki0668
So sorry to hear about your husband
Thank you!
01/20/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Quote:
Originally posted by nikki0668
I have started a new business. It's basically in the same lines as this site...Toy parties!! I do toy parties with Cloud 9 Parties. I am my own toy store! Love it!!!
I bet and hope that keeps you busy. Nice to do work one enjoys !
01/20/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
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Originally posted by Kitten has left the site
Since the last time I've been on (which has been a while) I've been pregnant and delivered my daughter 14 weeks early, so now my time is taken up by not only calling her NICU to check on her, going to visit her, but I managed to get an ...
We are so sorry to hear this. Hope everything gets better. Must be hard to deal with. Say a pray every night !
01/20/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Thank you!The site was a fun hobby for me when I was married, but now it is a check in site and I have not been active much lately. I do not know if I will ever be as active as I used to be regarding the site and reviewing, but you never know. I now ...
Your reviews are excellent . I'm sure you helped a lot of readers.
01/20/2015
svalentine;) svalentine;)
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Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
Forum is at an all time low since mid Oct. Though it dropped tremendously when EF changed the points/reward program it was still wiggling along. EF added Natayla to revive the review program, but now that seems to have bitten the dust.

Seems ...
yes i go on other sites
01/25/2015
BusyMe BusyMe
I miss a lot of the stuff that used to be here. All my reviews are null or discontinued so I am starting to order more. And am trying to get my point up so I can be a reviewer. I really like it here and will follow all the rules. Even though the Doc Johnson and a lot of people who used to come here were all time awesome. But now it's just quiet. I'll still try and be happy for Eden but I still kinda want to know what happened.
02/09/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Quote:
Originally posted by BusyMe
I miss a lot of the stuff that used to be here. All my reviews are null or discontinued so I am starting to order more. And am trying to get my point up so I can be a reviewer. I really like it here and will follow all the rules. Even though the Doc ...
If there's nobody to talk to it's kinda hard to talk to oneself on the forum. If you come on like u have lately will be more people to talk to. Make sense or am I just my silly self ?
02/10/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Wow we'll making progress. These last 2 days posts have almost made a full page. Hope it continues. Thank you everybody !
02/11/2015
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Logged on this morning and saw today's post as of 10am pst and yesterday took an entire page ! Compared to early Jan's barely 1/4 of a page. Looks like the forum is showing signs of life. Also noticed many and some returning members.
02/19/2015
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
Logged on this morning and saw today's post as of 10am pst and yesterday took an entire page ! Compared to early Jan's barely 1/4 of a page. Looks like the forum is showing signs of life. Also noticed many and some returning members. ...
I'm back now. I had to take some time off due to personal issues, and I'm starting back to school and I won't be able to order very often, but I'm back.
04/23/2015
Inquisitor Inquisitor
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Originally posted by Lvstoplay
I'm back now. I had to take some time off due to personal issues, and I'm starting back to school and I won't be able to order very often, but I'm back.
Well, welcome back either way!
04/23/2015
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by Inquisitor
Well, welcome back either way!
Thanks! It's always nice to have time to read some of the post and whatnot on here.
04/29/2015
Inquisitor Inquisitor
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Originally posted by Lvstoplay
Thanks! It's always nice to have time to read some of the post and whatnot on here.
I hope you are able to catch up with some of your previous associates and in the process, make some new ones too.
04/29/2015
symbiasin symbiasin
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Hello old "EF Friends"! The fact is, this forum site just isn't what it was in any way. Most of the active contributors are gone and there were too many nasty "trolls" responding with rude attacks if anyone said anything that ...
On FB?? I understand about here and even as a rather new person find old posts, etc

I do not notice if you saw something unusual to use a dildo for there? I want to start a thread here but cannot get the image in.

My contact here seems to have gone on vacation so I can't ask basic questions like that.
04/29/2015
symbiasin symbiasin
Quote:
Originally posted by BlackOrchid
I just have a busier life. I picked up some more hours at work. My other reason is just lack of motivation. I have a couple of reviews that I could do but with the way things have been around here anyway, who knows when they would even get published? ...
I hear that!!
04/29/2015
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