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    Did Armageddon happen?

    Something weird is going on. As I make this post there hasn't be a post in the General Swimming-Related forum in 48 hours. I don't think I've ever seen that. Is there something you guys aren't telling me?

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    We all have this big open water swim we're training for - 40 days and 40 nights.

    Either that or the age of the internet forum is dying a slow death.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    I fear that this type of social media is dying. 7-10 years ago this was a very lively place. Most folks seem to have moved on and the rate of new arrivals has decreased. So yes, Armageddon has happened, it's called Snat-Twit-Face-Gram.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    I was going to ask a question about am I wearing my swim cap wrong, but it seemed rather silly for a whole post.

    As far as what the young people are into these days, personally I value the kind of in-depth discussion I can find on bulletin-board/forum formats. I can get only some of that from FB groups and less from twitter. (Not that twitter is bad, just the format is different.)

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by swim_badger View Post
    I was going to ask a question about am I wearing my swim cap wrong, but it seemed rather silly for a whole post.

    As far as what the young people are into these days, personally I value the kind of in-depth discussion I can find on bulletin-board/forum formats. I can get only some of that from FB groups and less from twitter. (Not that twitter is bad, just the format is different.)
    Yeah, I haven't found any Masters swimming FB groups that have good, in-depth discussion. And I feel like most of the one's I've found at all are geared more toward the open water/distance types, which are not really my genre.
    400 IMer/200 backstroker in another life, now sprinter/breaststroker... Yeah, I don't know how that happened either!

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    We live in a Trumpy Twitterverse. Places with full sentences and sustained conversations are becoming rarer. Make Discussion Forums Great Again.
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skuj View Post
    We live in a Trumpy Twitterverse. Places with full sentences and sustained conversations are becoming rarer. Make Discussion Forums Great Again.
    Ohhh, there is SO much I could say in response to that, but politics is a forbidden subject on these forums. I wouldn't want our dear moderator (and I mean that sincerely, since he is my Georgia Masters teammate and fellow board member ) kicking me off of here.

    Having said that, I can say that I do miss several of my former Forumite buddies. That Guy used to crack me up, but he was also very knowledgeable. I'm glad I finally got to meet him at 2013 Summer Nationals. Fly Trap, where have you been? Hey, King Frog, get your teammate back on these forums! He was a pleasure to have around. There were so many others that have come and gone over the nine years I have been on here. I'm glad I at least got to meet several of them at Nationals along the way.

    Ok folks, it's time for action. All of you who know a former Forumite, encourage them to return to the forums! Just do me a favor, though. Only invite the positive
    and encouraging ones back on here!
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post
    Ö kicking me off of here.
    In a heartbeat
    The opinions expressed in the above post are mine and not those of U.S. Masters Swimming.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    USMS just sent out a survey with the question of these forums in it. Am I the only one that got it? If not, please consider filling out the survey.
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Sorry ---- I have been on vacation in Switzerland and out of contact.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjtyson View Post
    USMS just sent out a survey with the question of these forums in it. Am I the only one that got it? If not, please consider filling out the survey.
    I didn't get it ... maybe because I defected to Canada ... about the only thing I kept in the move to the Great White North was my USMS membership (traded my unattached registration in AZ for the same designation in the Niagara LMSC).

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    I've got a medical excuse for not being around; I can probably get a note from my Dr. if you want one.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjtyson View Post
    USMS just sent out a survey with the question of these forums in it. Am I the only one that got it? If not, please consider filling out the survey.
    I got it. But I had deleted it. Since you completed it, I dug it out of my trash and completed it.

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

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    In a heartbeat

    Not a chance.
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    ...Bring back Ion Beza...
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    That's a blast from the past.
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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    ...Bring back Ion Beza...
    Those were the days...

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    Re: Did Armageddon happen?

    Donít bring D2 back though

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