Originally Posted by OldSchool
That's the least attractive proposition I've heard in, like, ever, dude.
Twenty dollars (US, I assume) so I can participate in web site gossip? Yikes.
I went to high school, once was enough.
*shudders at the thought and returns to reality*
Sorry you feel that way, Old Dude.
Gossip? Perhaps. I guess if I didn't give a damn about the people who left, I could have kept quiet.
But while the discussion that led to people's leaving was in the Lounge (which you can't access because you don't feel the need to support this site with the cost of a cheap dinner for two at Applebee's
: ), and those leaving were either unable to access the Lounge due to banning OR left and just might pop in for a looksee on occassion, AND this thread just might bring some Enlightenment to the issues surrounding the departure of people who are my friends
(all of them who I've skied with or met), I see no reason to tell the whole involved story to someone (not you, but coug) when they can just as easily go there like countless others do and get the skinny for themselves.
It's easy to donate a few bucks to help maintain the expenses of running this site if you want to know that stuff. If you don't care about the Lounge, then that's ok, too. Still, it sounds as if you're sniffing at the donation itself, because I see that you haven't pinched the nickel till the buffalo shits, either.
You've been around a while. You know that we actually meet each other and ski together. The need to talk to friends about Other Things was pretty strong in this community where people see each other not as internet objects but as real people. When your friends 'go away', don't you think a 'Goodbye' is appropriate? Or do you just turn your back and never think of them again?
I know you think the internet should be free, but it isn't, and since there are no POP UP ADS, annoying crap to delete or stare at on the side, it has to cost someone to run this. I find value in everything on here, so I support it. It doesn't break the bank. I get less value from a tank of gas, which costs twice as much as a year of Epic. I pay it happily because I enjoy this site more than any other.
By the way.......'Dude'? Sounds like you're
still in high school, just like me.