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    Redhot Jumper Where have all the great ones gone?

    Serious question yíall.
    I havenít been very active here lately for a myriad of reasons. Mostly due to staffing and stress, but to be honest, a lack of real content over the past few years.
    I see mostly squabbles, which is expected in our industry, but never to this level of trolling. You know of whom Iím speaking of.
    This forum used to be fun and educational. What happened? What can we do to bring positive energy back?
    I bend light. That is what I do.

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    Good question. Some of the folks who posted the most have moved on. I was surprised to see a post in the Marketplace by Johns, who had thousands and thousands of posts. I haven't seen Fezz posting in a while, but I have seen signs of activity from him and Johns on a Facebook group. As you know, Chris Ryser died.

    There are still some very active posters, including you. Dr. K is trying very hard to get conversations started and keep them going. Uncle Fester is also very active. I always read what Robert Martellaro has to say, and he is a frequent poster. I still see some posts by Barry Santini.

    Whereas this forum used to be the only optical-related one of which I was aware, now there are other games in town on Facebook. I don't know how to bring more positive energy back other than by actively participating in the site and urging others to do so, as well.

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    Fezz is alive and well - and still an excellent drinking buddy whenever we have a chance to get together.

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    I really enjoy talking about the industry with you all, and I even enjoy the trolling.

    If there's no problem with me being too "spammy", I'll continue to post in order to keep the conversations going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    Fezz is alive and well - and still an excellent drinking buddy whenever we have a chance to get together.
    The one time I met Fezz was when he sold me an old edger for a twelve pack of beer. (It wasn't even a very fancy beer). Nice guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    I really enjoy talking about the industry with you all, and I even enjoy the trolling.

    If there's no problem with me being too "spammy", I'll continue to post in order to keep the conversations going.
    I truly appreciate your efforts, Dr. K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    I really enjoy talking about the industry with you all, and I even enjoy the trolling.

    If there's no problem with me being too "spammy", I'll continue to post in order to keep the conversations going.
    Doc, it's always a pleasure. Though...if you truly want to achieve Fezz like status...BRING MORE BEER!

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    OOF. Opticians on FB is a joke. I got kicked out for speaking my mind.

    Don’t ask the lab guy is pretty entertaining, and a bit elitist.

    I’ve checked out other groups, but this is where I come for wisdom.
    I bend light. That is what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    OOF. Opticians on FB is a joke. I got kicked out for speaking my mind.

    Donít ask the lab guy is pretty entertaining, and a bit elitist.

    Iíve checked out other groups, but this is where I come for wisdom.
    Where is Don't ask the lab guy? I looked on FB but nothing came up. Opticians on FB is sometimes a bit too young for me. Eyeglass tatoos? For Christ's sake, leave work at work. I retired 6 years ago, and stopped being "giddy" about the business a long time before that. I did 39 years and it was time to hang it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynegilpin View Post
    Where is Don't ask the lab guy? I looked on FB but nothing came up. Opticians on FB is sometimes a bit too young for me. Eyeglass tatoos? For Christ's sake, leave work at work. I retired 6 years ago, and stopped being "giddy" about the business a long time before that. I did 39 years and it was time to hang it up.
    Yeah. For me, eyecare / opticianry is my job, not my passion, so I would never think of having an optical related tattoo. That doesn't mean I don't want to be the best I can be, but honestly, if I hit the lottery, I would not be doing this. Kudos to anyone who loves the field that much to get a tattoo.

    I like OOF, BUT if I have a question, I come here. The active members on this forum are a wealth of knowledge. You'd get a mixed bag of answers on OOF, which I have learned. There are experienced people there and then there are a lot of people who are just salespeople, if you get what I mean. As someone still learning and studying for the ABO, I tend to trust OptiBoard more. I have learned so much just from the tips thread alone. I read all the way back to the beginning. :)
    Krystle

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    OOF. Opticians on FB is a joke. I got kicked out for speaking my mind.

    Donít ask the lab guy is pretty entertaining, and a bit elitist.

    Iíve checked out other groups, but this is where I come for wisdom.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    Fezz is alive and well - and still an excellent drinking buddy whenever we have a chance to get together.

    Did someone say BEER!

    Count me in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    Did someone say BEER!

    Count me in!
    Is the Stumble Inn closed for repairs again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    Did someone say BEER!

    Count me in!
    Glad to see this!!!

    Your peeps miss you.

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    WOW! The man, the myth, the legend has returned!

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    Next thing we know, THE BEER SLIDE will return !

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