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Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 21

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Rev Nick had some troubles for a while, but he got back in the good grace of the powers that be. I hope he is still alive, as he had a heart condition that limited his expected future lifespan to five years.

I had a couple of sock puppets, the main one being Fluffy Pink Rabbit. There actually is a stuffed pink rabbit somewhere in my house. His purpose was to be innocent ad silly, as an occasional counter to my own excessive seriousness.


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 22

Baron Grim

Well, aren't I gullible. smiley - laugh


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 23

Orcus

Bald Bloke is probably who you're thinking of.

I got rather 'archived' by LeKZ and their friends and targeted after I made a 'private' off the cuff remark to someone about the whole 'mountain out of a molehill' over the 'intelligence' entry in peer review.

Not particularly pleasant but you cannot but say LeKZ was memorable and for the record I never really had anything against them except perhaps creating a bit too much of an unnecessary fuss over a 'slightly inaccurate guide here' which in my opinion should never have been taken too seriously. I rather disliked that some slightly vulnerable researchers got triggered and tipped over the edge by those incidents and then some of us got blamed for it.


But let's not reopen old wounds.


I recall an old series of stereotypical chatroom characters was once listed:
The sisters (the girls will gang up on a fellow sister seen as scorned in some way)
The archivist (will quote something you said 10 years ago back at you)
Big Dog
Me too

LeKZ was definitely the site's GODZILLA on that one smiley - smiley





Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 24

Orcus

'One day godzilla will arrive, they will stomp all over the site and it will never be the same again'

smiley - smiley


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 25

Baron Grim

Bald Bloke is definitely alive and well. I met him 6-7 years ago at the Manchester '14 meet and see his posts often on social media. I don't think he's ever been close to being banned, but obviously my perception can't be trusted. smiley - winkeyesmiley - laugh


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 26

Baron Grim

He's also still active here on site.


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 27

Icy North

Bald Bloke’s still here. He joined the Deathlist game for the first time this year. You’ll find him on Twitter too.

Difficult to believe he’d post anything controversial, mind. I’ve only ever seen him as totally affable, and supportive of the h2g2 project.


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 28

Bald Bloke

I resemble these remarks smiley - smiley


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 29

Baron Grim

smiley - cheers


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 30

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

smiley - smiley


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 31

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Sorry to hear. Certainly remember the username well. But only really remember the posting content of you Hoo... yoohoo!

When I see people talk of posting comments 20+ years ago and I actually remember the posts smiley - sighsmiley - senior.

Oh and you had me for a moment .. that you were Della smiley - yikessmiley - run


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 32

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Here's information about the real Mark Moxon:

http://www.moxon.net/about_me/


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 33

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again


Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Hoo. It's frightening how many people suddenly take their lives when no one expects it. Especially when afterwards, people say that they had seen signs but not recognised them as such.

Unfortunately, I don't remember Alfster, although I would consider myself in the "Archivist" category. (Not a patch on Coelecanth, who seems to have stored the whole site in her brain).

However, I do remember many of the others. I think I may have met Hoo, certainly met Mark Moxon, and also met Bald Bloke several times. I have listed all the meets I have been to on my page, dating back to the year 2000. Happy Days.


Does anyone remember Alfster/Alfsterino?

Post 34

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I interacted with Alfster from time to time.

I'm surprised the year of social distancing hasn't led to more suiicides. There are so many stressed-out people that psychiatric workers are in short supply.

Will this change soon? I doubt it.
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