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#1 cpotisch

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:51 PM

I wanted to let everyone know that I will be leaving Amtrak Unlimited. AU has been an incredibly helpful and interesting resource, so I want to thank you all for your help and assistance over the past 9 months. Unfortunately, I've realized lately that I have nothing to contribute to this board or its members, so it doesn't make sense anymore for me to continue posting or accessing this site at all. I apologize to all of you for everything false or pointless that I said, and hope that there are no hard feelings.

 

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#2 railiner

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:09 PM

I don't rightly know what brought this on, but I think you should reconsider...everyone has something at some time of interest to other's on this board....maybe not every one all of the time, but sometime...

You will be missing out if you leave, as we will be missing you....


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#3 Ryan

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

Dude.

Stick around, listen and learn some.

Enthusiasm like yours is what this place needs.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:38 PM

Don't let one member's post discourage you. You are more mature than most "kids" I know, to the point I don't really think of you as a kid. Even if not legally so, you are a young adult in my eyes.

 

All of us get corrected on occasion, even the adults (and I use that term loosely in Ryan's case). We learn from it and move on.

 

Or we bicker about it. Whatever is more fun at the time. ;)


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#5 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:51 PM

Where is this coming from?  If you want to take a break from posting, or you want to lurk for a bit while pursuing other interests, then more power to you.  That being said I would strongly suggest you avoid succumbing to binary decision making.  Put another way, maybe you should sleep on it first.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:56 PM

"I've realized lately that I have nothing to contribute to this board" ... nothing to contribute???

I don't see it that way!


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:52 PM

Don't do it !!!!!!!!!! I very much enjoy your posts!


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:33 AM

I really enjoy your posts. Reconsider your decision. Take a break if you want, but come back, I think you really contribute a lot to the discussion. 


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:58 AM

What the others said!

We really enjoy your posts,please, stick around!
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:27 AM

What the other said.

 

Everybody has something to contribute. I've always enjoyed your posts. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:10 AM

You most certainly do have something to contribute! I am one of those who don't know what brought this on.

Maybe you just need to take a break? A day or two off? As someone else said, you are one of the best younger members we've had here. You have gained our respect.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

All of us get corrected on occasion, even the adults (and I use that term loosely in Ryan's case). 

 

 

Ryan has annoyed me a lot to the point that I just ignore his posts (and there is an option to ignore a specific member's posts)  (I'm guessing people use it on me too:) Every board has bad apples, just block the bad apple(s), there should be enough good apples for meaningful discussion. I wouldn't still be here if there wasn't.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:45 AM

Don't let unsolicited advice about what you should or should not do from some busybodies here (sometimes that includes me too) deter you. Look, I realized a long time back that I could not contribute here without standing a significant chance of being yelled at by someone, and I just chose to develop a thick enough skin. Also it pays to be prudent about what one shares. Just because one knows something does not mean one must share it. Afterall the delicate feelings of the crowd here needs to be taken into consideration too :D

 

So my friend, hope you will let whatever happened pass, and eventually jump back into the fray here.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Even if you decide to cut back, leaving totally (in my mind) would be a mistake. Youthful enthusiasm in and of itself is an important contribution. In business, there is a term called "succession management" preparing for the inevitable passing of the torch to the next generation. People underestimate what may be valuable. Even posting pictures of well balanced attractive meal options without red meat may open peoples' eyes to choices they may not have thought of. Home work : It has 2 common translations used.....Age Quod Agis....../


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:58 AM

 

All of us get corrected on occasion, even the adults (and I use that term loosely in Ryan's case). 
 

 
Ryan has annoyed me a lot to the point that I just ignore his posts (and there is an option to ignore a specific member's posts)  (I'm guessing people use it on me too:) Every board has bad apples, just block the bad apple(s), there should be enough good apples for meaningful discussion. I wouldn't still be here if there wasn't.

Hint: Sarah was joking with me. We’re friends.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

Fun to see Philly complaining about being annoyed LOL! All in jest of course :D :D


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

Yeah, reality has a way of being annoying, I guess. :D
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:41 PM

cpotisch, Hope others have convinced you to reconsider. But if you are counting votes, add me to the "please stay, I value your comments" column.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:43 PM

Coby,

 

There are a handful of people on here I sometimes wish would start this same post but, YOU are not one of them. Stick around for the ride.  ;)


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:39 PM

Coby, I agree with the comments above, and I'd like to mention that I've been chastised a time or two myself (yes, I am old and gray, but I don't know everything and never will). I've learned to keep my posts to topics I have personal experience with. And I want to say, I would not have had as many wonderful experiences without the advice given by others on the forum -AND- I am now able to help newbies who ask questions pertinent to those very experiences.

 

Speaking of topics I have personal experience with, I love your food posts! You have very good taste in food, and I can see where you get it from. ^_^ Keep up the good work, I love your enthusiasm.


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Jennifer

 

I'm a "little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes" (LOLITS) from Eastern Oregon. I love to travel by train, though I live way out in the toolies, far from the nearest Amtrak station (Chemult). My station would have been Baker City, but they cancelled the Oregon Pioneer just before I took my first long-distance train trip as an adult. I've taken most trains in the West, but I'm still exploring new routes in the east.





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