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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:30 PM
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I miss Temporary SockPuppet
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:37 PM
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1. well thats only because you havent heard of my 999,999 sock puppets
my sockpuppets are MUCH better than temporary sock puppet
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:39 PM
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2. Well, have some of them step up and prove their superiority to Temporary SockPuppet.
I'm not difficult to persuade.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:41 PM
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3. you got me!! i cant do that
:P
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:45 PM
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4. Sorry to checkmate you so early in the thread.
Put another quarter in and try again.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:51 PM
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5. maybe i'll have one of my sockpuppets come in and help me.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:05 PM
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8. Sockpuppet free-for-all!
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:21 PM
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9. well skinner made me reduce my sockpuppets from one brazillion to one million.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:43 PM
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10. That's still enough for a respectable sock hop or slumber party.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 12:55 PM
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6. One of the stranger episodes in Lounge history
I remember it fondly.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:05 PM
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7. I'm getting all misty-eyed thinking about it.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:45 PM
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11. uh, Im sorta glad I missed all that
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 01:48 PM
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12. If you can figure out what was going on, please let me know.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 02:00 PM
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13. uhh, I think I'll just head over to GD for some peace of mind instead
:D
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 07:44 PM
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16. Hey, there ya go!
Seek world peace.
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 03:30 PM
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14. Best wishes in all your endeavors.


As promised.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 03:33 PM
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15. Wonderful. Thank you.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 08:09 PM
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17. Okay, this is just mean.
Temporary Sockpuppet's story came across as completely sincere to me. That person was obviously in a lot of pain.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 08:19 PM
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18. Yeah, it was a good thread, all right!
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:40 PM
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24. Had to re-read ... have to agree
while it was odd - and it wasn't clear whether the person had much (any/all) responsibility for the rumours (and rereading it I remember both taking it face value AND being skeptical simultaneously - as in - respond on face value but keep reading with skepticism) - it seemed to be significant that the Admin had allowed it (as in they knew the original poster and found that person legit enough to have a sock puppet and allow that thread.) Bringing it back up 15+ months later - seems to sorta play to and confirm the paranoia that the OP expressed. All that said, the person may be an a** in real life - but let that play itself out in real life rather than here.

Just my two cents.

Per memorable threads I would put Oscar - and 'the first seven days of DU' above this one.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:48 PM
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28. Yeah, it was a good thread, all right!
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:53 PM
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30. its been 15 months... the purpose for resurection is...???
While odd - there have been many memorable/odd threads (esp in the lounge) - why revive this one... except perhaps to antagonize? Seriously, what gives?
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:00 PM
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32. I like it.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:08 PM
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34. again - why?
ridicule?
originality/peculiarity?
concern?

I would guess the first (due to the length of time) but I may be harsh - but it is part of a tone in the lounge that has pushed me out of what was once my favorite forum at DU (imagine finding GD more welcoming than the louneg? odd, but true).

I would hope instead of confirming my biased view that this is more a thread per the fascination with a thread that was odd/interesting/peculiar enough to garner memory and reference (ala the Oscar thread).
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:30 PM
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35. It's a sweet-assed thread.
Think what you will. Moralize as you see fit. I wouldn't dream of trying to stop you.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:39 PM
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41. thanks
for the response. It rather confirms the *snark* intention.

A late (deceased, not tombstoned) Duer described the tenor of the lounge as "like a middle school cafeteria". One can describe that description as moralizing... or as descriptive. Choice of the reader (who of course can chose any other way of reading it.)
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:52 PM
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45. I'm glad you enjoy the thread!
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:41 PM
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42. Who is it antagonizing?
No one seems to want to admit knowing Temporary Sockpuppet, so who is it about?
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:53 PM
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46. point made.
Edited on Mon Apr-02-07 10:54 PM by salin
Why bring it back up after 15 months if not to antagonize the unknown.

"Leona, you are welcme and queen, here." (comment made in general - not to the previous poster in particular)
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:54 PM
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48. For giggles?
Something to do? Better than harassing unknown users accusing them of sock puppetry?
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:10 PM
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56. How on earth does one harass "unknown" users?
:crazy:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:11 PM
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57. Fuzzy slippers are by definition socks
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:16 PM
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58. So that's why I've had to endure so much harassment.
:cry:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:33 PM
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37. I don't agree
You can't post a random, vertiginous tale with no specifics under a bizarre admin-sponsored sockie and -not- expect to get some snark from the Lounge. :D
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:50 PM
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44. Agreed
and had mixed feelings then... 15 months ago. But with all the interesting threads to revive of the Lounge's Six year + experience... reviving it is rather... well confirming of why many have come to view the lounge to be as caustic as GD. Which is odd - as I can attest that years ago the two forums were not equally as requiring really thick skins to survive.

There are tons of interesting/peculiar threads to revive. Choosing one that brings pain and shame to another DUer (even if that pain and shame is warranted - in the OT it isn't really clear that the person had no responsibility for the reactions/rumours) - wasn't a normal means of discourse in the lounge in the early years. Ridicule was reserved for making fun of other forums (or is it fora?) - not for specific Duers.

While I don't ascribe the "golden days" of DU that sometimes gets expressed (ala we are all crazy now - but it wasn't crazy and flame throwing years ago... IT WAS!) - the tone of the lounge has changed over time. There used to be more of a balance between snark (at other DUers) and community. Sometimes it seems as if Snark (at other DUers - esp if one isn't a part of whatever group is the current most common p0osting group) is core of the commmunity in the Lounge. Wasn't always this way.

But hey - I read that I am moralizing - and thus, by suggestion, should be dismissed - so whatever... eh? (See you in GD where I may not be responded to, but I am rarely summarily dismissed... has nothing to do with "me" ala salin - and much more to do with the tone, imo, of the individual forums.)
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:00 PM
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53. I see what you're saying
I don't think this remembrance will do any real harm, keeping in mind the anonymity of the sockie. Also, if I remember, TempSock had a good attitude towards the rather snarky reaction his/her thread got, so perhaps that's another reason why I'm not too worried about this thread causing distress. I think people get confused about the snark behavior increasing because as more and more DUers are around, the snark and the controversy tends to get magnified a bit--people are more interested it seems in bombthrowing than reasoned disagreement. The behavior is the same, however--there's just more people to engage in it. :D
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:03 PM
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19. You know, I had never actually read the thread before?
And I call myself a Lounge Lizard. :o
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:33 PM
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21. Reading Is FUNdamental!
RIF!

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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:12 PM
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20. i wanna change *my* user name to: 'petty maliciousness', dammit!!
:cry:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:34 PM
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22. But *your* handle is already synonymous with 'petty maliciousness,' damn it!
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:41 PM
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25. Yippie!!
:bounce:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:42 PM
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26. yow!
and... yikes!
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:44 PM
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27. oh i know, isn't he precious...
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:39 PM
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23. i remember that thread---
:bounce:

gotta love this place :loveya:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:50 PM
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29. DU Lounge, ichiban!
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 09:57 PM
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31. Why would you miss Temporary SockPuppet
when we have some permanent sockpuppets?
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:01 PM
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33. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:37 PM
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39. You mean these two naughty girls?
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:42 PM
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43. SarahBelle and chickenscratching, nooooOO!
:cry:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:55 PM
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49. Hey, I am in contact once in awhile with chickenscratching!
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:02 PM
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54. You -are- chickenscratching
Moved to CA? Right. Constant talk about sockpuppets? Check. :eyes: You're more transparent than gramma's sundress, kitchenscratching.

:tinfoilhat:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:06 PM
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55. LOL
Hey, I am going to be in the Twins starting next Saturday for a week!

You still there?
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:39 PM
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40. Like who?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:32 PM
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36. No, you don't.
Redstone
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:53 PM
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47. The heck ya say!
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:37 PM
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38. We all do.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:56 PM
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50. It hurts like the fury, pa!
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:57 PM
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51. I wish I had someone to awkwardly embrace
in front of a cheering crowd.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 10:59 PM
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52. Hi diddly dee
That's the life for me.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-02-07 11:46 PM
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59. Sifl & Olly kick...
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 06:11 AM
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60. Locking...
The link provided in the OP is to a locked discussion and against the Rules.

Sincerely,
buddhamama-DU Mod

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