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    Where were you when the Lownje went out...

    I remember it like it was yesterday... because it was....

    I was doing what I always do between inane posts, searching in vain for the Podium Girls forum. I know it’s around here somewhere. Then... suddenly... the message.

    Banned... “Really?” I thought. “Were the Noah insurance jokes that bad?”
    For how long... Permanently. “Did Jerry Falwell Jr. buy RBR?”
    Why?.. No reason. “Seriously? Well, that’s just lazy. I could list 3 or 4 good reasons without breaking a sweat...”

    No access. No redress. No jury of my peers (though, to be fair, finding twelve other high-functioning sociopaths would not have been easy and probably wouldn’t have worked in my favor).

    So what’s your story? What did you do during THE GREAT LOWNJE BLACKOUT OF 2019?

    Can we expect a sudden increase of babies being delivered February 29 of 2020??? Pics or it didn’t happen.

    OMG... nine months from yesterday’s blackout is a Leap Day!!! Conspiracy???
    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy you better leave something in the tank for the turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I remember it like it was yesterday... because it was....

    I was doing what I always do between inane posts, searching in vain for the Podium Girls forum. I know it’s around here somewhere. Then... suddenly... the message.

    Banned... “Really?” I thought. “Were the Noah insurance jokes that bad?”
    For how long... Permanently. “Did Jerry Falwell Jr. buy RBR?”
    Why?.. No reason. “Seriously? Well, that’s just lazy. I could list 3 or 4 good reasons without breaking a sweat...”

    No access. No redress. No jury of my peers (though, to be fair, finding twelve other high-functioning sociopaths would not have been easy and probably wouldn’t have worked in my favor).

    So what’s your story? What did you do during THE GREAT LOWNJE BLACKOUT OF 2019?

    Can we expect a sudden increase of babies being delivered February 29 of 2020??? Pics or it didn’t happen.

    OMG... nine months from yesterday’s blackout is a Leap Day!!! Conspiracy???
    I was where I've been for the last several years.... on Facebook.

    (I should point out that on a phone, there are no buttons of any kind on the forum. No log in button, no post button....)
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    There was a Lownge blackout?? The hamsters went on strike?

    Given the usual lurkerdom and low amount of posting, did not really notice a diff.
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    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

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    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    I was where I've been for the last several years.... on Facebook.

    (I should point out that on a phone, there are no buttons of any kind on the forum. No log in button, no post button....)
    Hey, Platy!

    Hmmm... sounds like the RBR hamster may not have fully recuperated yet.
    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy you better leave something in the tank for the turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post

    So what’s your story? What did you do during THE GREAT LOWNJE BLACKOUT OF 2019?

    Can we expect a sudden increase of babies being delivered February 29 of 2020??? Pics or it didn’t happen.

    OMG... nine months from yesterday’s blackout is a Leap Day!!! Conspiracy???
    well I couldn't access RBR so I may or may not have spilled some seed.
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    It's full of factual errors. :nono:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Can we expect a sudden increase of babies being delivered February 29 of 2020??? Pics or it didn’t happen.
    I was so busy getting freaked by a permanent ban that I forgot to... get busy. Guess another trip to a therapist is in order.

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    didn't mind the perma-ban, but at least wanted the satisfaction of knowing whose wheaties I urinated in...
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    I got banned once... for having a different beliefs than the moderator. Instead of engaging in conversation or exchange views he just banned me. It was entertaining.
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    Here I thought Davelikestoplay's hot take on the NBA finals just broke the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Hmmm... sounds like the RBR hamster may not have fully recuperated yet.
    Yeah, he looks iffy at best.


    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Spent waking hours wondering why I was banned... Which post? What I wrote? Who I offended? Initially confused, followed by self-doubt, then anger, and finally, total despair.

    All for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Yeah, he looks iffy at best.


    Damn... it’s worse than I thought...


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    So, are there two camps?

    Camp One: What in the world could I have done to be banned?

    Camp Two: What took them so long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Damn... it’s worse than I thought...


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    'bout what I expected..... with a little less decomposition!
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    I was gearing up for a new stage in my life. .... then I was back, forget that shiet!
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    Now RBR site is throwing http 500 error, sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_rider View Post
    Spent waking hours wondering why I was banned... Which post? What I wrote? Who I offended? Initially confused, followed by self-doubt, then anger, and finally, total despair.
    What happened to step #5, acceptance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    What happened to step #5, acceptance?
    I thought #5 was falling off the wagon, and #6 was acceptance. Guess I need to review the steps...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I thought #5 was falling off the wagon, and #6 was acceptance. Guess I need to review the steps...
    Unless they recently updated the human psychology, there still are 5 steps of grief & loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Unless they recently updated the human psychology, there still are 5 steps of grief & loss.
    I think grief and loss got short-changed. Addiction gets 12 steps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    What happened to step #5, acceptance?
    I wasn't quite ready to accept...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    I got banned once... for having a different beliefs than the moderator. Instead of engaging in conversation or exchange views he just banned me. It was entertaining.
    I once got banned from a site called "I hate dialysis", for venting too strongly about how much I truly hate dialysis. The mod called me on it, and I suggested that she should change the name of the site to "I moderately dislike dialysis".

    Some people have no sense of humor....or irony.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    I was where I've been for the last several years.... on Facebook.
    This..
    We'll be back soon, there will be more of us, and next time we won't be dropping leaflets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I think grief and loss got short-changed. Addiction gets 12 steps.


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    Yeh, well, addicts don't handle grief well, so they need the extra steps.
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    On a positive note the PO regulars rediscovered sunlight and bicycles.
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