Re: Leave of Partial Absence
It's true that this forum, and consequently the community has changed; not to blow my own trumpet here but I feel like I've noticed this the most. It's a shame; many good and long standing members have come and gone. Lord Kalthorn (mentioned by dude_se) was easily one of them, the debates between myself and him over the whole Linux vs Microsoft argument were, at the time, and hopefully to some still here today (old and new), legendary. Similar debates were held over IE vs Firebird (as it was then). It was fun, it was creative, it was a comparison of knowledge and opinions not just between LK and myself but by everyone who was a member at the time.
Other members just as influential to this place are the likes of Dragonjames, Highlander, David (obviously), 99nasha, Adam (135791), Rej, and root; and many others that are still here and look to be promising for the future of CF either as longstanding members or staff or have established themselves as such already. Alvino was one of them, and has been a key part of this forum since he joined.
However, do not despair. Forums as large as this one go through these phases; members come and go, and eventually these are replaced with newer frequent posters. Admittedly the screwy database isn't doing anyone any favours, but I can promise you that it will soon be resolved.
Chins up, ladies and gents.