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  • beequeen
    beequeen Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-08 20:33:54

    I am seeing broken avatars everywhere.......hmmm.

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  • WingedThing
    WingedThing Doing 2 cheers 2017-12-05 11:55:48

    I feel like activity has been dwindling down on this site, how about you?

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    • beequeen
      beequeen Doing 3 cheers 2017-12-05 16:19:12

      @WingedThing Yes, but I think its understandable. It doesn't appear to be managed, and people are probably wondering if it's going to just up and disappear, so why invest.

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    • Airos
      Airos Done 2 cheers 2017-12-06 01:39:50

      @WingedThing Yes, beequeen is right, poorly managed feeling. Although spam is being deleted, just not very fast. Maybe we just aren't looking in the right place.

      I am hoping they renew their safety certificate. If they do that I think we should help market the site. I have some ideas for that.

      In the mean time we just have to make the best of it. Making and updating goals, supporting one another, handing out cheers (although they are so less special now that they are unlimited) I think we should try to comment more on people's entries to make up for that. So that when we do attract people there is attractive content on here to make it inviting. After all this is our site in most ways.

      I was one of the first people on the old site and it was not as good as this, albeit quiet site, is as of now. The culture was not developed back then.

      I do hear you though, I think all of us, who where memebers fondly remember the old 43 T and that is scewing our perceptions. Also perhaps we a tad worried that the site might be taken away again. Has anyone heard any news about the admins or from them?

      I think Stepanie is new user, I wonder if she will comment and what is the impression of her and other new users to the site?

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      • ExplorerSoul
        ExplorerSoul 2 cheers 2017-12-06 03:10:17

        @Airos It is a concern of mine that it will suddenly no longer be available. I am investing myself, but nervous about it. I hope if they decide not to continue, they will have the decency to let us know ahead of time. I would feel incredibly sad to lose this site for my goals again.

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      • stephanie
        stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-06 10:40:17

        @Airos Why are you so concerned about what I think? its coming off as a bit creepy.

        I'm not a new user. I've been here since day 1 of the new site, and I had a few different profiles on the old site- I just wasn't super active. I was too young to take it seriously, I had goals like "go to the moon".

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        • Airos
          Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-12-07 10:39:11

          @stephanie My apologies, did not mean to be creepy.

          Just thought you were an outlier, everyone I come across was on the old site too. I keep wondering what new users' impressions are. I thought you were in that cohert. That is why I mentioned you. Thanks for your honesty.

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          • stephanie
            stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-07 12:29:25

            @Airos It's okay. Just treat me like anyone else on this site. Sorry if I was too harsh on you. I don't feel like an outlier to be honest. I just do my own thing. I am definately friendly with a few people on here.

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    • beequeen
      beequeen Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-06 13:41:43

      @WingedThing I am here with the knowledge that the site could disappear again at any time, POOF! The "impermanence of things", yada yada yada.......I haven't ever gotten too attached. But, I believe, one among us, our own extraordinary Mother of Dragons, may have a Plan B.

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  • beequeen
    beequeen Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-04 15:38:12

    43 T EXPIRED SECURITY CERTIFICATE....

    Well, apparently the security certificate here has expired. I don't think I can comfortably continue to log on knowing that, as I am doing so on a computer that is not my own. See ya when I see ya. (I wonder if they'll renew?)

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  • WingedThing
    WingedThing Doing 0 cheers 2017-12-04 04:41:47

    Tell me something. Anything. I want to hear it.

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust Doing 2 cheers 2017-12-04 06:24:11

      @WingedThing I cooked all day. My feet hurt.

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    • jadedforever
      jadedforever Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-04 09:43:26

      @wyverndust What did you cook? My feet hurt too. I did a lot of walking & standing this weekend.

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      • wyverndust
        wyverndust Doing 3 cheers 2017-12-05 01:18:55

        @jadedforever I cooked squash, zucchini, carrots, green beans, chicken in the pressure cooker, roasted potatoes, turnip greens, lasagne, and some pork ribs. All food that we need for this week is cooked. Froze some portions too. Tonight was a very easy dinner after I got home from work.

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    • Airos
      Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-12-04 11:37:02

      @WingedThing My amazing friend in France shared this article on FB today. It is long but in a nutshell, finding and celebrating good things that happen in our lives leads to a happier life. So keeping a gratitude journal or having and recording goods things that happen in our lives is a good thing to do. Also, exercise is important.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/how-to-build-a-happier-brain/280752/

      How to Build a Happier Brain
      A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias
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    • beequeen
      beequeen Doing 3 cheers 2017-12-06 13:51:37

      @WingedThing

      Tell you something? Anything? Teehee....

      Hmmmmmmmm. Let's see, taps chin.

      Referencing the above entries from other users:

      I love to cook and bake.

      My feet do not hurt.

      I am basically a happy/contented person, and I attribute that to genetics, as well as the cultivation of a positive attitude. My life has not been and never will be perfect, but I don't require perfection to be content. I swim thru the rough waters to the best of my energy and ability, preferring it over sinking. When in deep water, over your head, overwhelmed, become a diver. There are benefits to swimming on the surface, below the surface, and underwater.

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  • ExplorerSoul
    ExplorerSoul 2 cheers 2017-12-02 16:46:27

    Has anyone tried 23andme? What is your feedback?

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    • morningsun
      morningsun 1 cheers 2017-12-02 19:49:56

      @ExplorerSoul Yes, I have. That was fun.

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      • ExplorerSoul
        ExplorerSoul 0 cheers 2017-12-02 20:20:45

        @morningsun Which package did you get and did you feel it was worth the price? What did you like about it in particular?

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        • morningsun
          morningsun 1 cheers 2017-12-02 20:38:57

          @ExplorerSoul Uhm there was only one package when I did it.. I did not find whom I was looking for... I liked getting to know about illness and stuff....It was worth the money to me because I've searched for some answers I could only get that way...

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    • jadedforever
      jadedforever Doing 2 cheers 2017-12-02 20:40:26

      @ExplorerSoul Funny. We have been talking about those dna tests a lot lately.
      We haven't done them but have been curious about it.

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust Doing 2 cheers 2017-12-02 23:18:10

      @ExplorerSoul I have been using 23andme for many years, back before the US government got involved with them. I learned a lot about my ancestry and my health. For example, it showed that there is zero Native American dna in my system, although both sides of my family told me many times in great detail about our supposed Native American ancestors. If what they say is true, then I must not be related to any of them on both sides. Ha. What is neat is that one of my dad's cousins (on his mother's side) took the test and we matched. I enjoy working on the family tree and trying to track down the dead ends.

      I have a tiny bit more African dna than the average white person. My parents would not comment at all. My dad refuses to let me test him. I would love to have his dna so that I could learn my paternal haplogroup. I would also like to be able to narrow down which side of my family some of these matches are related too. It's overwhelming having thousands of dna relatives and no clue where to start to find the overlap on the family tree. wish more people would sign up in my family. If one of my parents would do the test, then I could find out if they also have African dna like me. Again, it wasn't just the trace that all humans have, it was a tiny bit more.

      A lot of people from Lebanon matched my dna, which was neat to see. No idea where that all fits on the family tree, either.

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      • ExplorerSoul
        ExplorerSoul 0 cheers 2017-12-03 00:14:42

        @wyverndust It's all very interesting. I'm still not sure how they determine the ancestry traces, but I've been curious about the Native American side for myself (though I expect it would be more European).

        Do you know what changed since the government's involvement?

        My concern with these things is whether they would use the DNA for other purposes (think Henrietta Lacks).

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        • wyverndust
          wyverndust Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-03 04:33:47

          @ExplorerSoul you are right to be concerned. no one really knows. here's a summary from their wikipedia page

          "In 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe to discontinue marketing its personal genome service (PGS), as the company had not obtained the legally required regulatory approval. That resulted in concerns about the potential consequences of customers receiving inaccurate health results.[3] The company continued to sell a personal genome test without health-related results in the United States until October 21, 2015, when it announced that it would be including a revised health component with FDA approval.[4][5] 23andMe has been selling a product with both ancestry and health-related components in Canada since October 2014,[6][7][8] and in the United Kingdom since December 2014.[9]

          Privacy concerns have been raised about the collection and storage of extensive medical information, as well as how this information can be used by researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and for marketing purposes.["

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        • wyverndust
          wyverndust Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-03 04:35:21

          @ExplorerSoul I also paid $500 for my genome from https://genos.co/sequencing.html it was really hard to interpret the results, and I have not used all the services that I purchased from them, other than the dna testing

          Crowdsourcing Cures on your terms.
          Find out what owning your genetic data truly means. Put your genes to work & together we can crowdsource the cure.
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  • Airos
    Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-12-01 08:20:57

    Why are people not asking more questions?

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust Doing 0 cheers 2017-12-02 04:12:26

      @Airos do you think the other random question feature on this site has drawn away participants on this goal? answering a question with a question to at least ask more questions

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-12-02 05:05:52

        @wyverndust I suspect it has. I have not posted any questions there and only answered one. This goal used to be a favorite social gathering space and a source of lively discussion. Does that happen with questions feature? Is there another place that is acting as a social hub?

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        • wyverndust
          wyverndust Doing 0 cheers 2017-12-02 23:20:48

          @Airos I am guessing that the 43things people who like facebook use that as their social hub, and the ones who prefer popclogs are using that site. leaving us high and dry but in good company.

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    • jadedforever
      jadedforever Doing 1 cheers 2017-12-02 08:20:54

      @wyverndust Yes. I think so.
      And I think there are just not that many people around.
      Personally I wasn't impressed with the question feature. But just my opinion. πŸ™‚

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    • stephanie
      stephanie 2 cheers 2017-12-02 13:24:28

      @Airos I think they should remove the question feature... its not relevant to the website, it just makes peoples profiles random, and who wants to see someones answers, and decide they don't like that person based on their profile? We should just ask stuff on this goal.

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  • Airos
    Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-11-29 11:09:29

    I know sarcasm is all the rage, but I tend to find way more humour in looking at things literally. Especially with all the grammatical errors that are made these days. Do you think sarcasm or literalism is more funny?

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    • stephanie
      stephanie 0 cheers 2017-11-30 18:05:21

      @Airos Umm, can you give an example of literalism?

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-11-30 21:42:17
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        • stephanie
          stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-01 01:01:43

          @Airos Haha, gotcha!

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          • Airos
            Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-12-01 01:28:58

            @stephanie You inspired me to make a goal to share literal humour.

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            • stephanie
              stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-01 02:44:24

              @Airos I just don't know the meanings of lots of words and things lol. I come across as an intelligent person, but I don't tend to look things up (my google skills are shockingly bad), so I just guess what things mean... I'm often way off.

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              • Airos
                Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-12-01 06:33:28

                @stephanie sounds like another goal for you or two.

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                • stephanie
                  stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-01 07:33:50

                  @Airos One of the things that stops me, is that some words have like 50 meanings... what do you do then?

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                  • Airos
                    Airos Done 2 cheers 2017-12-01 08:00:14

                    @stephanie Ah that is tricky, context is everything in such cases. English is such a heavily used and ever evolving language. With the popularity of sarcasm we now have a whole bevy of words they have definitions that are exact opposite. Isn't that 'fun?'

                    I have always read a lot. When I was younger I always did so with a dictionary near by. I got a little obsessed with understanding words and using the best word for the situation. I would get excited at new words and try to work them into my life. My friends hated it, but I swear their vocablies expanded by proxy. I still get excited at new words, but have my phone in place of that dictionary.

                    There used to be a lot of brilliant wordsmiths on 43 Things, many accomplished authors if truth be told. I suspect some are back and I am sure that new ones will be attracted. I hope you are getting a sence of the community here and I encourage you to just ask if you don't know.

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    • beequeen
      beequeen Doing 0 cheers 2017-12-02 15:41:15

      @Airos I find sarcasm uninspired, and sometimes meanspirited, and as such, a total turn off. The only time I ever find it amusing is if someone is using it in a non snarky, non defensive, non mean spirited way.

      Hmmm....Let's take George Carlin, for example. Sarcastic, and edgy, but irreverent and satirical rather than mean. When sarcasm is irreverent or satirical, it's funny, when it's just bitchy, or snarky, it's just ........ well, bitchy and snarky. I never liked Rodney Dangerfield and I don't like that guy....oh what's his name.....Andrew Dice Clay? There's just nothing funny, to me, about that brand of humor.

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  • Airos
    Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-11-29 11:05:54

    Sometimes when people tell me to 'have a good day' I feel pressured to do so and want to tell them most of days are not good and I will try but can't make any promise to do so. Same thing with 'Happy Birthday'. Anyone else feel this way?

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    • hercat66
      hercat66 1 cheers 2017-11-29 11:48:12

      @Airos Sometimes, depending how I'm feeling. Along with those two I really hate the niceties of "how are you" no one really wants to know how I am. Like yesterday for example was the anniversary of the death of my little girl. No one wanted to hear that and there was no way I was going to have a good day. But I went through the niceties answered fine and tried to avoid people. Yes, I understand how you feel.

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-11-29 16:48:21

        @hercat66 Funny you mention that, sometimes I give a genuine answer to 'how are you' I find it opens doors and builds connections. All these things boil down to me looking at the world through a literal lens.

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-12-01 07:40:28

        @hercat66 Oh man, that is understandably a very rough day for you. That has to be the toughest thing to go through. All I have to relate to it is my daughter was born not breathing and did not for the first minute, that was the single worst minute of my life and I did not even know her. So for you . . . my heart goes out to you. Had you told me in person I would have given you a hug and told you to just have the day you need to.

        For the record, I appreciate whenever people genuinely share things with me. So do not take it for granted that no one wants to know. Thanks for sharing on here.

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        • hercat66
          hercat66 0 cheers 2017-12-01 11:22:02

          @Airos Thank you for your kindness. You are a rare one, most people I have met don't want to know because they don't know what to say especially because I still tear up when I talk about her. Some people, like you are genuine and caring, but most simply don't want to know.

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    • stephanie
      stephanie 0 cheers 2017-11-30 18:06:11

      @Airos I get irritated when people ask how I am, because they want me to say "good" instead of how I am actually feeling... I used to tell people the truth until I accepted that it made people uncomfortable. Took a long time.

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-11-30 21:36:53

        @stephanie Totally depends on the relationship, if it is a close friend and the situation is right, I give an honest answer, otherwise, I agree, a platitude is the way to go.

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      • Airos
        Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-12-01 07:41:41

        @stephanie Hi Stephanie, how are you today?

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        • stephanie
          stephanie 1 cheers 2017-12-01 08:44:43

          @Airos I'm tired and I smell like baby vomit :-O

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          • Airos
            Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-12-01 09:17:55

            @stephanie Now that is a real answer. Oh, I miss baby vomit and all things baby. My babies are 16, 14 and 10 years old. Nobody in my friendsphere is having babies. My 30 year old daughter-figure does not want kids. I am so looking forward to being a grandpa, ugggh I still feel like a kid in many ways.

            I remember my grandfather telling me he still felt like a kid at times. He was in his 80's when he told me that. We used to play checkers and crib together, he was very good at checkers.

            I am rambling. Why do you smell of baby vomit? Are you tired often?

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            • stephanie
              stephanie 0 cheers 2017-12-02 13:27:55

              @Airos I am tired most of the time. The perks of having Bipolar... I smelled like that because we have been looking after my three nieces this weekend, and one of them is a baby. She threw up all over my shirt and pants. I kind of like kids, but I had to look after the baby for like 3 hours, and hold her and it wasn't much fun. I think I just like watching from a distance. People literally give up years of their lives to raise kids... I don't think I could do that, I'm too selfish. Then again, the baby stage is so cute. My 2 year old niece is also cute, but again a lot of work. She likes to go into my room and throw things around. She was looking at pictures of me and saying "momma" which is funny, because I look a bit different to my sister. I guess she's never seen a slim version of me.

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  • WingedThing
    WingedThing Doing 0 cheers 2017-11-29 04:56:02

    On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night?

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  • WingedThing
    WingedThing Doing 3 cheers 2017-11-28 18:13:59

    @kuntzman @sahlavit can something be done about the spam and the bots?

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