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Old 05-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
Amaranthine
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Originally Posted by cakeboy View Post
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Well, first off, I'm glad things ended up working out well for you

Secondly, everyone has their opinions. And most of the time, they're not likely to change them. Whether they're correct or incorrect, whether they've actually researched the subject or not. But if something works for you, let it work for you. If something else works for someone else, let it work for them. If someone hasn't looked into something and does it anyway? Well. I think they deserve whatever consequences come from it. Want to be a feedee? Do it. Want to have WLS? Go ahead. Want to pick up a coke habit to drop the weight instead? By all means. If someone responded to my post by disagreeing, I'd actually find that rather wonderful. Doing what I do works pretty great for me, so in the end, it doesn't really concern me if people think I'm doing something wrong.




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These words are writ on water, as far as permanence goes. Oh, for sure, the internet has a lot of backing up to it these days, so maybe I could come back and find this post twenty years from now, but I wouldn't particularly count on it. I'd certainly challenge you to find any particular post from the original Dimensions boards.....and even if these boards are better preserved, finding particular material amongst the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of posts could well be a challenge.

There is a huge body of thoughts, experiences, and stories shared on these boards. I have no idea how many books would be required if you were to print up all of the boards, but I'm sure it would be many. Of course a lot of it is of no particular lasting value, essentially amounting to chit-chat between people. But there is a whole lot of very good stuff, too.

Have any of you ever grabbed particular posts to save them for yourself so that you don’t lose the information? Ever thought what you’d do, what you’d lose, if Dimensions ever shuts down? Or for that matter, if the place was ever just frozen so that you couldn't edit anything, but material was still visible to others, what picture of yourself you leave here?

Of course, this is far from the first web board that has this issue--or even go back to the old newsgroups, fundamentally the same issue has been there for a long time.

I do wonder what would happen if Dimensions just disappeared. Would a new, similar site pop up to replace it? Would members here join that one, or refuse because it just wouldn't feel the same? It makes me glad that I know quite a few people here off the site. Even if there's no record of what's been posted here, friendships made here will still exist and people can reminisce over all the craziness that's gone down.
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