The Couch

couch hiatus

Comments on couch hiatus

libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
Posted 12/23/09 - 12:27 PM:
Subject: couch hiatus
hi everyone,

i'm sorry to announce that the couch forum will begin a hiatus of indefinite length beginning january 1, 2010. i have a lot of things going on in my personal life right now, one of which involves taking care of my mother whose health has seriously deteriorated in recent months. hence i would rather take an official break here than watch the couch suffer for months from my neglect, as i have seen happen in other forums.

so, what this means is the couch will be closed to accepting any new members or posts after december 31. no winter newsletter either, sorry fellas. there have been a lot of great discussions here, and all the topics will still be available for viewing during the hiatus. i hope to eventually re-open the forum to active discussion, maybe in the spring. i will post a note to all the registered members if / when the forum re-opens.

heartlib
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
Posted 12/23/09 - 1:01 PM:

"taking care of my mother whose health has seriously deteriorated in recent months"

The proper choice, I think, when you love someone.

Good luck!

Let us know when the doors open again... --Henry
smokinpristiformis
child of the stars
Avatar

Usergroup: Moderators
Joined: Apr 20, 2005
Location: Belgium

Total Topics: 74
Total Comments: 1247
Posted 12/24/09 - 12:34 PM:

Sorry to hear your mother is not doing well, lib. I hope for the best for her, you and your family.

We'll miss you, and we'll miss the couch too.


Best wishes to all for 2010. See you around, folks !
Monk2400
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 19, 2005

Total Topics: 116
Total Comments: 1518
Posted 12/24/09 - 2:17 PM:

Take care everyone.

*peace*
Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
Posted 12/25/09 - 3:24 AM:

Sorry to hear that. Good luck to your mother.

For what it's worth, PF has been fine without me doing any admining for most of the last year. Different situation though since there were already several other admins there who took progressive responsibility over a long period.

Edited by Paul on 12/25/09 - 3:28 AM
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
Posted 12/26/09 - 2:54 AM:

thanks guys hug
praxis
Senior Member

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Jan 18, 2007

Total Topics: 3
Total Comments: 378
praxis
Posted 12/26/09 - 2:21 PM:

Thanks for being such a great host and best wishes to you and your mother, Libertygrl.
cripes
Senior Member

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Location: the SE portion of a state in the NE part of the US

Total Topics: 18
Total Comments: 157
cripes
Posted 12/26/09 - 7:00 PM:

Hope all turns out well!
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
Posted 12/27/09 - 3:26 PM:

Sorry to hear about your mom, lib.

Wish to lend you a helping heart

and I'd give you a hug if you were here
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
#10 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/28/09 - 10:46 AM:

So: any suggestions as to a place where a Grendel might go, hang his hat, sip coffee, and have 'conversation'?
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
#11 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/28/09 - 4:58 PM:

I've been pissing 'round a bit in the Dissident Philosophy Forum Nancy Drew offered up a while back.

It bites, but it does have its pluses...
smokinpristiformis
child of the stars
Avatar

Usergroup: Moderators
Joined: Apr 20, 2005
Location: Belgium

Total Topics: 74
Total Comments: 1247
#12 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/30/09 - 3:46 AM:

hrm. I mistrust philosophy forums who put forward ideas or attitudes towards philosophy. But I'll be taking a look around. Probably pass through there too.

Cheers.
henry quirk
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 17, 2008
Location: here

Total Topics: 47
Total Comments: 1298
#13 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/30/09 - 11:15 AM:

The Dissident Philosophy forum is less about 'philosophy' or 'philosophizing' than it is about a bunch of communitarians sitting around kvetching about the evils of the debbil, 'capitalism'...utopian schemes are offered up, ass-kissing and pedantism run rampant.

For me: it's shooting fish in a barrel... wink
cripes
Senior Member

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Location: the SE portion of a state in the NE part of the US

Total Topics: 18
Total Comments: 157
cripes
#14 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/30/09 - 11:41 AM:

I'm going to take a chance here and post a link to a forum I frequent since the couch will be unavailable for a while. There aren't many forums if any that can replace the couch's quality of conversation and libertygrls leadership. Much of the conversation in this other forum is lite but there are some of us that like to dig a little deeper when we can. Some of you will probably fit in really well and others probably will not, but all of you are welcome to try it out. My user name there is Ahso!. Hope to see you there. If not I'll see you when the couch reopens.

http://www.forumgarden.com/forums/
Monk2400
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 19, 2005

Total Topics: 116
Total Comments: 1518
#15 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/30/09 - 12:31 PM:

cripes wrote:

There aren't many forums if any that can replace the couch's quality of conversation and libertygrls leadership.


Ain't that the truth!! peace

I'll be hanging around the Tao Bums (http://www.thetaobums.com/) as Astral Monk. Need to increase my learning of qigong and kundalini.

And I'll probably still lurk at Islamic Board (http://www.islamicboard.com/) so I can get angry and yell at religion, lol. Allah knows best.

Thanks to all for making the couch an expressive, stimulating, creative atmosphere. We'll miss it! Until then,

peace
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#16 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/31/09 - 1:04 PM:

cool, thanks for posting the links guys and for the positive contributions here too everyone. you guys rock.
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#17 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 12:05 AM:

couch hiatus is hereby officially over!

cheers,
smiling face
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#18 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 1:33 AM:

p.s. i sent an email notifying all members, not sure if anyone received it. i didn't receive it myself (yet).
Morgena
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Aug 01, 2006
Location: Midgard

Total Topics: 42
Total Comments: 868
Avatar Morgena
#19 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 1:59 AM:

Well, I wondered that nobody said a word here and thought it’s a dead end over here ;-) like all long roads do end somewhere even in the US ;-)

cripes
Senior Member

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Location: the SE portion of a state in the NE part of the US

Total Topics: 18
Total Comments: 157
cripes
#20 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 9:29 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
p.s. i sent an email notifying all members, not sure if anyone received it. i didn't receive it myself (yet).
I got it!
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#21 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 9:35 AM:

ah, good smiling face it said "all members" so i wasn't sure if it would include me on the recipient list
Morgena
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Aug 01, 2006
Location: Midgard

Total Topics: 42
Total Comments: 868
Avatar Morgena
#22 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 12:07 PM:

no problem I got it too
Monk2400
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Apr 19, 2005

Total Topics: 116
Total Comments: 1518
#23 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/22/10 - 7:59 PM:

Finally...now I can continue to rant about all the things that are important to me! BTW, have yall SEEN the 'mascots' for the 2012 olympics? A most blatant form of occultism. They don't even try to hide it anymore.

heart
hyena in petticoat
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Moderators
Joined: Apr 30, 2007
Location: Here.

Total Topics: 16
Total Comments: 181
#24 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/23/10 - 8:54 PM:

Hooray! smiling face By the way lib. I think I lost my post editing abilities.
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4673
#25 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 05/24/10 - 7:18 PM:

hyena in petticoat wrote:
Hooray! smiling face By the way lib. I think I lost my post editing abilities.

will look into it thumb up
Search thread for
Download thread as
  • 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5



Sorry, you don't have permission . Log in, or register if you haven't yet.



Acknowledgements:

Couch logo design by Midnight_Monk. The photo hanging above the couch was taken by Paul.

Powered by WSN Forum. Free smileys here.
Special thanks to Maria Cristina, Jesse , Echolist Directory, The Star Online,
Hosting Free Webs, and dmoz.org for referring visitors to this site!

Copyright notice:

Except where noted otherwise, copyright belongs to respective authors
for artwork, photography and text posted in this forum.