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    I've been on discussion boards with journal functions and they never interested me. In my mind, you decide "do I want to share things with people to get their response?" or "Do I want to record my thoughts and experiences privately?" I can't see doing a hybrid at all. When I have thoughts I want to work out in a journal, I don't want any voyeurs.

    Just as an aside, the one time being able to access old discussion board posts turned out to be very helpful to me was when my computer wiped out a year and a half of my online private journal entries. I was devastated because there were significant events I had written about in that time period--the move to Vermont, the loss of my dog, etc. So, I went back and copied and pasted a bunch of my posts from this forum and others into my private online journal so that at least SOME information is captured.

    But I will NEVER do the reverse and subject you guys to my journal entries!
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    This thread has reminded me of Cougar Annie. I think that was this forum... or the previous incarnation. I really enjoyed those posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    This thread has reminded me of Cougar Annie. I think that was this forum... or the previous incarnation. I really enjoyed those posts.
    It was the previous incarnation. I don’t think we can access it on the way back machine.


    I was not a big fan of Cougar Annie’s journal. I thought it was a little too perfect. Didnt she have a cabin in the woods? It was written by the ?Canadian or NE woman? Who had some kind of tie to Noam Chomsky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    It was the previous incarnation. I don’t think we can access it on the way back machine.


    I was not a big fan of Cougar Annie’s journal. I thought it was a little too perfect. Didnt she have a cabin in the woods? It was written by the ?Canadian or NE woman? Who had some kind of tie to Noam Chomsky.
    I don't remember who wrote it, but do remember it was a cabin in the woods and various experiences through the different seasons.
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    My diving thread here is a sort of journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    My diving thread here is a sort of journal.
    I never thought of it as a journal - but as you graciously sharing your experiences, but I guess it sort of is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    My diving thread here is a sort of journal.
    yes that is true. But at least you allow me to express the occasional fearful thought about cave diving. You don’t forbid those thoughts. Those thoughts are from my own fear and have a little to do with you. I can’t say that I like the idea of ice diving but I but I didn’t talk about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    yes that is true. But at least you allow me to express the occasional fearful thought about cave diving. You don’t forbid those thoughts. Those thoughts are from my own fear and have a little to do with you. I can’t say that I like the idea of ice diving but I but I didn’t talk about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I don't remember who wrote it, but do remember it was a cabin in the woods and various experiences through the different seasons.
    I don't remember anything about Noam Chomsky, just that Cougar Annie wrote as though reporting on her real life, and it was all made up, invented. That was the scandal, that the forum had been taken.

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