Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
FasterHorses

Old posters

Recommended Posts

FasterHorses

Every now and then i end up reading a thread from 2006 or some other long forgotten year. Tonite an internet search for OC12 brought me to an old SB.com thread. None of the posters seem to be here any longer. Do they get tired of this stuff? Do they move on to Rum or beer or quit drinking entirely? Do they pass on? Are there some that are still here and have been on here since inception?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
birdie

I think they go to their 1200 bottle bunkers, get lost, and never make it back :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
flahute

A lot of the old timers are still around but don't post much. They are still into bourbon but don't need to talk about it as much as they used to.

It's a thing that happens to some who are around when a movement is small and in it's infancy. When it's small, everyone involved is well known and like family. There's also a great sense of new discovery. Once the movement catches on, and newcomers start coming in at a high rate, the intimacy is lost. It's not a bad thing, it's just different. Some guys don't like it. Some guys also get tired of seeing the same questions being asked again, so they get bored with it. It's a natural part of the life cycle of places like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FasterHorses
3 minutes ago, flahute said:

A lot of the old timers are still around but don't post much. They are still into bourbon but don't need to talk about it as much as they used to.

It's a thing that happens to some who are around when a movement is small and in it's infancy. When it's small, everyone involved is well known and like family. There's also a great sense of new discovery. Once the movement catches on, and newcomers start coming in at a high rate, the intimacy is lost. It's not a bad thing, it's just different. Some guys don't like it. Some guys also get tired of seeing the same questions being asked again, so they get bored with it. It's a natural part of the life cycle of places like this.

I have wondered if there is a predictable life cycle for 'this". This being, finding people that share this interest...buying things that you  read about.. feeling ridiculous about amassing more bourbon than you could ever drink... going back to how you were before. Human nature and such. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Harry in WashDC

FWIW, some of those "older"posters have moved on, BUT -

 

more than once, I have forwarded some bit of news I thought one of "them" might be interested in only to find out "they" had already seen it but were "pleased" "they" were not forgotten.

 

In other words, some of them have reverted to lurking for the reasons Steve noted.  Be warned, however:  They lurk but are not indifferent; post only truisms or be prepared to suffer the wrath of those who have gone before us.

 

Uh, isn't there some book or short story where the elders are like petrified but come alive when duty calls?  Maybe it is something in "The Lord of the Rings".  It's been 52 years since I read them during exam time to take my mind off the subjects at hand so I could sleep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Charlutz
12 hours ago, Harry in WashDC said:

FWIW, some of those "older"posters have moved on, BUT -

 

more than once, I have forwarded some bit of news I thought one of "them" might be interested in only to find out "they" had already seen it but were "pleased" "they" were not forgotten.

 

In other words, some of them have reverted to lurking for the reasons Steve noted.  Be warned, however:  They lurk but are not indifferent; post only truisms or be prepared to suffer the wrath of those who have gone before us.

 

Uh, isn't there some book or short story where the elders are like petrified but come alive when duty calls?  Maybe it is something in "The Lord of the Rings".  It's been 52 years since I read them during exam time to take my mind off the subjects at hand so I could sleep.

The Ents in lord of the rings were treelike creatures who slept for a long time and awoke for the fight against evil. Interestingly, they lost their wives. Not lost as in dead but lost as in they can’t find them. Might help to explain the long, peaceful sleep. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mako254

I sure have learned a lot reading Squires posts over in the VBT. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×