Before I read any other comments on your bombshell post, let me get
in a few words of my own.
Over the years, there have been a few posters of great value, John
Burgess for sure was one. I feel you may be in that category as
well, posts of value, and content. Personality, well, of course, at
times a bit reactive, but hey, that’s human.
Life certainly has changed over these years, for all of us. There
are time constraints, and all of us have these at times, as well.
Orchid is far more a site of human sharing than most, and as such is
too valuable to lose for whatever reason, time, disappointment,
The friendships I, You, We, have built up here are unique, and far
deeper than any that can be turned off and forgotten. I sincerely
hope you take a deep breath, enjoy a fine wine, listen to great
music, and rethink your decision.
Orchid’s volume can be managed by allowing a thread to develop, and
then read it all at once. Reply, comment, or not, it is up to you.
Just don’t go away.
Stuff happens, best to go with the flow. My having to return to work
to survive, and commuting 4 hours for 4 hours pay, has severely cut
into my Orchid time, and I don’t have a laptop to read on the
Social networking is another area I have had to learn, and get into
for work. It takes tons of time and can be rewarding, as well as
Daniel, please find a way to hang in, you are one of Orchid’s