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    Trying again...

    Hi!

    I am new here, but not new. I posted here as "aMuse" years ago, but stopped coming here when Chain died (RIP). I tried to use my old name, and it said I did not exist. I guess it is appropriate, as I have moved on a bit since then.


    After decades of looking for answers, trying to understand, I finally realized that what I was looking for was quite simple, and quite complex: Myself. I realized that I am the result of everything and everyone and every place I have ever been, met, read... experienced. Constantly evolving. Absorbing and assimilating, letting the pieces that do not or no longer "stick" fall to the wayside, another bit of memory that remains. The simple part? Non-theistic, eclectic, solitary Witch.


    I have learned so much more about myself in the process, enough to fill volumes I think. Hoping to discover more here, now that my world is a bit clearer

    Snow*

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    Re: Trying again...

    Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeFae View Post
    Hi!

    I am new here, but not new. I posted here as "aMuse" years ago, but stopped coming here when Chain died (RIP). I tried to use my old name, and it said I did not exist. I guess it is appropriate, as I have moved on a bit since then.


    After decades of looking for answers, trying to understand, I finally realized that what I was looking for was quite simple, and quite complex: Myself. I realized that I am the result of everything and everyone and every place I have ever been, met, read... experienced. Constantly evolving. Absorbing and assimilating, letting the pieces that do not or no longer "stick" fall to the wayside, another bit of memory that remains. The simple part? Non-theistic, eclectic, solitary Witch.


    I have learned so much more about myself in the process, enough to fill volumes I think. Hoping to discover more here, now that my world is a bit clearer

    Snow*

    Welcome back!

    Not sure what happened with your old user name though, that is odd...


    With that being said, I love what you have found!

    Glad to see you again!
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    Re: Trying again...

    If the account had zero posts, it probably got caught during a username pruning session. (even if there were posts made in intros and some of the funny/games section, the account would show zero posts because those sections don't contribute toward overall post count. We've had problems in the past with spammers bolstering their posts this way so they can circumvent our link posting restrictions just so they can post their spam. Yes, it's stupid. Bad apples like to ruin good things for everyone else.)

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    Welcome back!
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    Hi!
    Thanks!
    I was active back around 2007-2010, and then began several years of trying to figure things out. I think this newest version of the forum only goes back to Oct 2010, and I had stopped coming around by then, so that might be why "aMuse" no longer exists? Maybe I would have need to sign in at some point? I chatted via phone with RoknRol a bit, and Chain a bunch, and unsure if Juni remembers meeting me and my wife in person at a mall eatery. Was eons ago, a time when I was in a not so good place. So much has changed...

    Snow*

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    Re: Trying again...

    Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeFae View Post
    Hi!
    Thanks!
    I was active back around 2007-2010, and then began several years of trying to figure things out. I think this newest version of the forum only goes back to Oct 2010, and I had stopped coming around by then, so that might be why "aMuse" no longer exists? Maybe I would have need to sign in at some point? I chatted via phone with RoknRol a bit, and Chain a bunch, and unsure if Juni remembers meeting me and my wife in person at a mall eatery. Was eons ago, a time when I was in a not so good place. So much has changed...

    Snow*
    The forum crashed rather horrendously in late 2010. The current forum (barring some posts salvaged from an epically corrupted database) effectively started in October of 2010. If you were last active before 10/2010 then your account died with the original boards.
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    Re: Trying again...

    Welcome back to the forum!
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    Re: Trying again...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    The forum crashed rather horrendously in late 2010. The current forum (barring some posts salvaged from an epically corrupted database) effectively started in October of 2010. If you were last active before 10/2010 then your account died with the original boards.
    Ooooh!!! Wow, yeah, that would explain it. Thanks for explaining!!!

    Snow*

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    Re: Trying again...

    Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeFae View Post
    Hi!
    Thanks!
    I was active back around 2007-2010, and then began several years of trying to figure things out. I think this newest version of the forum only goes back to Oct 2010, and I had stopped coming around by then, so that might be why "aMuse" no longer exists? Maybe I would have need to sign in at some point? I chatted via phone with RoknRol a bit, and Chain a bunch, and unsure if Juni remembers meeting me and my wife in person at a mall eatery. Was eons ago, a time when I was in a not so good place. So much has changed...

    Snow*
    I definitely do remember you! Sorry, I missed you mentioning your previous username in the first post) I'm very sorry your previous account was consumed by the eternal abyss.

    It's been a very long time but it's damn good to see you here again.
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    Oooh! One of the old ones!

    Welcome back. I don't remember you, but I joined in 09.
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