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06/13/2012 11:27:15 AM · #1
It's liable to get buried in the other thread. And I'm sure Mae won't mind.

Originally posted by hihosilver:

Dear Paul,

I am not a demanding person, and I will not demand or whine for your return.

Instead, please accept my polite and humble invitation to return and rise above any other petty requests you may have received here.

We all create our own experience and mine is not the same without your presence.

In this respect for you, I am not alone.

Please RSVP.

Thank you.

-Mae

06/13/2012 11:35:29 AM · #2
Yup.

I sent Paul an email earlier this morning to wish him well and ask if he was posting his work somewhere. He did respond to me. I'm pretty sure he is done with DPC.

Message edited by author 2012-06-13 11:36:45.
06/13/2012 11:38:05 AM · #3
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Yup.

I sent Paul an email earlier this morning to wish him well and ask if he was posting his work somewhere. He did respond to me. I'm pretty sure he is done with DPC.


Right.
06/13/2012 11:48:13 AM · #4
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Yup.

I sent Paul an email earlier this morning to wish him well and ask if he was posting his work somewhere. He did respond to me. I'm pretty sure he is done with DPC.


Well, maybe I'm a better pest than you are...;-P

Paul has all the gracious trappings of a true gentleman and he has no reason not to rise above this.

Thanks, Brian...;-)
06/13/2012 01:19:44 PM · #5
xxxxxxx

Message edited by author 2012-06-13 13:30:30.
06/13/2012 02:05:17 PM · #6
FWIW, if someone feels that they have been so badly mistreated here that they need to take their ball and go home, well then, so be it. Either they eventually realize their reaction was petty and rash and come back, or they find another, friendlier community (good luck on that one).
Also FWIW, his original comment was snarky and aimed squarely at the photographer (not the image); the SC was correct, IMO, in asking him to edit it. The "target" of his comment is also a prickly character, and I'm not at all surprised by her reaction.
06/13/2012 02:09:54 PM · #7
Wrong thread, Fritz. This is an open invitation to Paul to return.
06/14/2012 02:19:17 AM · #8
Get me some rope & duct tape. I'll bring him back.
06/14/2012 03:08:04 AM · #9
While we're at it, let's invite Rose back too...
06/14/2012 12:42:20 PM · #10
http://www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=1153181&page=1#6795111

I don't usually do this, but I think this would be a relevant idea right now and given your feelings on the matter, you might find this interesting.

Honestly, I don't think Ubique will come back, but I think the likelihood is far less if nothing changes.

My idea allows for some change that comes from the users and that is self-regulating. It also reduces both dependency on the SC and has the potential to reduce some of the headaches for them.

Certainly with all the comments flying around lately about the idea of the SC being broken either at a conceptual level or an individual level, it would certainly be preferable to be proactive and constructive.

If we were to put something like this into motion collectively, perhaps it would improve the atmosphere, not only for newcomers, but also people on the fringes and the long-suffering long-time users. A better DPC experience for all.

Heck, the DPL came from a user idea and ended up becoming an implemented feature of DPC.

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06/14/2012 01:24:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by bvy:

It's liable to get buried in the other thread. And I'm sure Mae won't mind.

Originally posted by hihosilver:

Dear Paul,

I am not a demanding person, and I will not demand or whine for your return.

Instead, please accept my polite and humble invitation to return and rise above any other petty requests you may have received here.

We all create our own experience and mine is not the same without your presence.

In this respect for you, I am not alone.

Please RSVP.

Thank you.

-Mae


Photography is for some the art of showing, and for others it is the art of seeing. Both ways are fine (though I'm not sure what the formers would do without the latter). I cherish photography as the art of seeing, as it allows viewers to participate in the making of the art (and not just to appreciate the artist). Ubique humbled me multiple times by demonstrating what the art of seeing can encompass (his capacity to articulate his ideas did help). So I am joining Mae (if she accepts me) in her honest call.

(to get a flavor of what I will be missing, look for comments with The Thumb)
06/14/2012 01:47:08 PM · #12
Originally posted by mitalapo:

So I am joining Mae (if she accepts me) in her honest call.


::BEAMS::...please grab a chair..may I pour you a cup of home roasted coffee?

All well wishers are welcome (not Rose though...;-P).

I even have a cup of Earl Grey for Captain 21.gif Kirbic...;-)

Message edited by author 2012-06-14 13:51:32.
06/14/2012 02:00:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Originally posted by mitalapo:

So I am joining Mae (if she accepts me) in her honest call.


::BEAMS::...please grab a chair..may I pour you a cup of home roasted coffee?

All well wishers are welcome (not Rose though...;-P).

I even have a cup of Earl Grey for Captain 21.gif Kirbic...;-)


Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.
06/14/2012 02:40:10 PM · #14
Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Feel free to start a thread for her then. Have fun!
06/14/2012 02:42:48 PM · #15
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Feel free to start a thread for her then. Have fun!

Seriously. Please take your rants elsewhere. Can we have at least one supportive thread in favor of Paul's return? If that's not your agenda, take it elsewhere.
06/14/2012 02:43:26 PM · #16
Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Paul did not start any of these threads. He disappeared and let a handful of his friends know. It's unfair to accuse him of stomping and pouting.
06/14/2012 02:47:56 PM · #17
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Paul did not start any of these threads. He disappeared and let a handful of his friends know. It's unfair to accuse him of stomping and pouting.


OK, I stand corrected. Paul left. His friends are stomping and pouting.
06/14/2012 02:50:18 PM · #18
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Feel free to start a thread for her then. Have fun!

Seriously. Please take your rants elsewhere. Can we have at least one supportive thread in favor of Paul's return? If that's not your agenda, take it elsewhere.


I'm all for his return or his continued absence. If he wants to come back, he will, if not, he won't.

If you want to blame someone for his absence, blame the person who decided Paul should leave DPC.

Message edited by author 2012-06-14 15:24:31.
06/14/2012 02:52:16 PM · #19
Originally posted by Spork99:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Paul did not start any of these threads. He disappeared and let a handful of his friends know. It's unfair to accuse him of stomping and pouting.


OK, I stand corrected. Paul left. His friends are stomping and pouting.


Much better. Thank you.
06/14/2012 03:35:09 PM · #20
Originally posted by Spork99:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by Spork99:

Why not Rose? At least she never stomped off pouting.


Paul did not start any of these threads. He disappeared and let a handful of his friends know. It's unfair to accuse him of stomping and pouting.


OK, I stand corrected. Paul left. His friends are stomping and pouting.


It's more of a "stomp-stomp-clap, stomp-stomp-clap"

Message edited by author 2012-06-14 15:35:20.
06/14/2012 03:37:37 PM · #21
Originally posted by JamesDowning:

It's more of a "stomp-stomp-clap, stomp-stomp-clap"

Now you got that song stuck in my head.
06/14/2012 04:22:51 PM · #22
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by JamesDowning:

It's more of a "stomp-stomp-clap, stomp-stomp-clap"

Now you got that song stuck in my head.


bugger, am now smiling at this thread and the lyrics are spot on lol
06/14/2012 07:03:27 PM · #23
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Since the other one was locked, can we still post some gems here?

Message edited by author 2012-06-14 19:03:41.
06/14/2012 07:47:47 PM · #24
Indeed!
06/14/2012 07:51:11 PM · #25
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