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Old 01-16-2008, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How do we react when TFP is unavailable?

I am wondering how we all react when we can't log in for some reason..
My hands begin to shake in a withdrawal fashion..

I wonder if hitting the refresh button too many times is a bad idea.

I eventually go do a load of laundrey and get my dishes done,
and swear to never take TFP for granted..

and the rush of bliss when things are up and running again
makes me smile.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm thinking, "Motherfuck.. not again. God damn it." Then I write the post I am thinking about in notepad and wait to copy/paste it when the host finally reboots the server.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I go to a different site and try again after some time.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Today, I took it as a blessing in disguise. I was supposed to be studying when the site went down.

I took it as a sign, and got back to work.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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All of the above. Depending.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am wondering how we all react when we can't log in for some reason..
I've found that a good cry really helps. I wept openly on my drive to work and now I feel like a strong, independent woman.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The TFP being down has only happened a couple of times in my experience. However, whenever it(or a similarly important web local) goes down I think for a moment that God is communicating with me. He’s finally sending me a message; I’m wasting my life he seems to say. If but for a moment I reflect on this pseudo-epiphany then the TFP is back on and all is well.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Most times I resort to the worst thing I can think of...


Talk to my girlfriend.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I go to class and hope to God it's back up by the time I get home.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Last time I climbed to the top of a tall building but before I could raise my rifle, I got word that tfp was back up.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I change focus to the other websites I usually have open at the time.

Or, you know, throw things across the room.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My hands begin to shake in a withdrawal fashion..

I wonder if hitting the refresh button too many times is a bad idea.

and the rush of bliss when things are up and running again
makes me smile.
Tell me about it!
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Despondent. I sit slack-jawed and feel like I can't do anything at all.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I open Notepad and type paragraph after paragraph in teen girl AIMspeak while cranking N'Sync... thus summoning the power of The_Jazz and subsequently reviving the site.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I open Notepad and type paragraph after paragraph in teen girl AIMspeak while cranking N'Sync... thus summoning the power of The_Jazz and subsequently reviving the site.
Worked this morning, didn't it, chickenfucker?
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Quote:
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I open Notepad and type paragraph after paragraph in teen girl AIMspeak while cranking N'Sync... thus summoning the power of The_Jazz and subsequently reviving the site.
I do it by spellchecking golf score cards. Same result, though, with the summoning.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Spell checking is two words.



Thanks for playing.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Spell checking is two words.



Thanks for playing.
You're the same type of person who gets mad when I intentionally spell it "grammer", aren't you? Comon. It's a joke.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #19 (permalink)
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No. I normally don't care.


Just felt like being a smartass.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Comon
is not a word.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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is not a word.
Every time Jazz corrects grammar, an angel gets his wings.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Every time Jazz corrects grammar, an angel gets his wings.

And every time you spell something wrong a hooker dies.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's a joke.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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this site has been unavailable?
hadn't noticed...
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I freak.

I think "we are going to have to start all over.....again"
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I freak.

I think "we are going to have to start all over.....again"
Yes, if it's down for more than one or two clicks, the panic begins to rise and I remember the not-so-good old days...
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I figure it is always my building's wireless connection. Guess that isn't accurate
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I get upset because then I can't check it frequently and will use the "down time" to get things done. When it comes back up i go, "oh crap! 6 pages of new Threads!" time to catch up.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Spell checking is two words.
To be fair, compound verbs should be single words or hyphenated:

Correct:
  • spellchecking
  • spell-checking

Not as correct:
  • spell checking

Though when using a preposition or adverb, open is fine:
  • to spell check

The noun spell checker can be two words, and there are several nouns that are considered "open," as opposed to hyphenated.



(I study grammar when TFP is down.)

((Actually, I play video games. But whatever.))
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:01 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Correct:
spellchecking
Well shit.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:03 PM   #32 (permalink)
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To be fair, compound verbs should be single words or hyphenated:
For some reason, the first example that came to mind was "buttfucker".


I've been here waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy too long.....


If the site doesn't open, I find one that will....or play Mahjongg.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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For some reason, the first example that came to mind was "buttfucker". I've been here waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy too long.....
WHOA!

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(I study grammar when TFP is down.) ((Actually, I play video games. But whatever.))
Denial is not healthy, bro. Embrace your secret love. Just think... you master a language that I butcher every day of my life.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #36 (permalink)
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How did I know this thread would end up with Rabbids eventually?
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Sorry, I had to do it.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:40 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm going to nominate that for the best use of the hide tag.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:49 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I look at not having access to TFP, or a couple other sites of importance to me, as a breath of fresh air in my otherwise too busy and cluttered world. It's almost like getting a snow day off ...you know it's just temporary and you will be back soon. Or at least I hope it's back soon. If I really thought it was gone forever, that would be a sad loss.

To improve the mental health of its citizens, the gods of the Internet World (Al Gore?) should turn it completely off once a week or so.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #40 (permalink)
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