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Posts posted by Raining_again

  1. 9 minutes ago, Beast said:

    Nah, fair enough. I know that Mike1988UK changed his name to @LegoMan1031 too. What happened to the Playground here? Has it been deleted? I miss Mafia games! That would've been awesome to do during lockdown tbh. We missed a trick! 

    I think all the sub forums in Gen got merged due to inactivity.  I remember one particular mafia game where i hoodwinked you all






    (i also did not realise you were Dazz/animal either lol)

  2. This place was a huge social hub for me for a good 5 years of my life.  @soag made me join in the days of CE (2005ish) and i actually met someone from my own town here @darksnowman who became a good friend of mine, and as a result @My Buttons are Magic! and I are best of friends to this day.  And a big shoutout to all the people i met in the Sheffield 2008 meet, and even the friends I have that I've never met. I smashed my kneecap on the escalator on the way home after that meet and only 10 years later did it really heal lol

    I have been pestering lots of people to come back and join in and hopefully we can get some conversation going again :bouncy:

    I think a lot of us joined in our teens/twenties and have grown up and had massive changes in our lives, marriage, kids, etc and found ourselves with less time to fuck around online.  

    I took a min to google and found the thread that offerman posted: 


    About two hours ago I got laid. If you cast your mind back to the last two years you will remember what my existance here was all about, perving...perving...indecent passes at female forum members...more perving..more sexual frustrations...etc. Basically almost every post had some sexual inuendo.

    However it dawned on me now, that what you saw simply was not me. I was extremely disappointed by the sex...infact I only did it because she wanted it. Now, I come home and think that those two years of posts where a waste of time...I don't feel at all perveted anymore...infact I stopped feeling like that months ago. Heck...I just feel like a normal guy.

    So yea, I would like to apologise for well....the postage and all I ask is that if your eyeing up some girl...just think to yourself, 'Is this me?'...'Or am I only doing this because I don't know any better'?


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  3. I'm gonna bite the bullet and make a thread and get some conversation going...:bouncy:


    I was pondering this for a while, since this forum and a few others have really shrunk down in activity over the past... 5/10 years?  I also used to go on a diet forum that was even busier than this place in its hayday, and its also pretty destitute now. :cry:

    I think our habits have changed and forums just aren't designed as well to work in the mobile tech space.  Things like facebook, twitter etc seem to have taken over the discussion space online...

    RIP bring back the forum and msn messenger days.... lol


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  4. 6 hours ago, soag said:

    I'm now back in my old, best and original account. Thanks to all who slaved over the keyboards to make it happen... I'll try not to forget my log in again... Though I am a girl with very little brain... 

    hmmmm less said the better about that lol :bouncy:

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  5. 24 minutes ago, bob said:

    Wasn't there a guy called AppleDniB or something? Zatoichi? That pervy dude Offerman? Jayseven? Rizz(lygloves)? Jim? Tim? Bim?

    I am fairly sure Offerman lost his virginity and posted a massive post about realising the error of his ways and we never saw him again lol

  6. 8 minutes ago, DOAG said:


    But here in Northern Ireland I think we are definitely doing fantastic at beating covid. So hopefully sooner rather than later :). 

    Doing better than others since we are such a sparsely populated country, don't think that means we can get complacent though :( 

  7. 4 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

    Looking back on Rokhed's last load of posts on here is very embarrassing. Rokhed lashed out at a lot of people and a lot of the time randomly but there was a lot of transphobia being thrown back. It's amazing how much (I hope) opinions on that kind of stuff have changed. Obviously not nearly where we should be but for example I doubt I gave it a second thought when it was happening then but now there's no way I'd let that stand.

    I agree, very sad.  When i joined transphobia was still very very commonplace, i really hope that has changed for the better now. 

  8. 36 minutes ago, Ronnie said:

    Tough one sorry about that. Think the neurologist I saw ruled out auto-immune disease for me. Still in the dark and frustrating

    Its super frustrating I get it.  Took 7 years for me to get a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis.  Keep going, keep pushing and always advocate for your own care even if you're being a "nusiance" because no one else will.

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  9. Just now, Ronnie said:

    Sorry to hear your trouble with face masks. Funnily enough I think I suffer from something similar even though I've never been diagnosed as that by doctors I've been to. 

    I'm still being diagnosed but ENT has narrowed it down to auto immune related muscle weakness.  I've been like this for 2 years, still waiting on neuro and rhematology assessments.  covid has punched a hole in the waiting lists for outpatients appts, i was already waiting on a 3 year waiting list, which is now probably 6 years lol 

  10. I still talk to my buttons are magic on a regular basis (we met here and are really good friends now).  I think darksnowman still comes here.  I don't talk to nando much anymore but I'll always say hi and have a chat if i see him at his work. 

    Its very sad to see how quiet the forum has got, I remember in its hayday I logged on every night to at least an entire page of updated threads.  The idea of sitting at your computer browsing the web is dead with facebook etc. RIP forum culture.  

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  11. Social shielding potentially being paused as of 1 Aug in N.Ireland.  So i'll be going back to work (in theory). 

    Don't know how i'm going to be able to wear a mask all day, I've had them on for 10/15 minutes at a time going out for absolute essentials, and its so hard on my body. (i have muscle weakness that affects my breathing).  I don't know if my work can safely have me in anyway, we haven't even got room to distance everyone in the office without me there. Adding another body wont make that easier.  They had a bright idea to cram us in like sardines when they moved us into the new outpatients centre,  (the staff floor is three people to a desk) and its now biting them in the ass. 

    My sister is a dental nurse, their work is starting to take patients back in.  She is the lead nurse and having to manage everyone's clinical safety, dentistry is the highest non hospital risk area, I cant see her at all.  Shes really down and I just want to hug her at this point. Shes supposed to be getting married in September but don't think that'll be happening now.  Covid needs to do one already

  12. 33 minutes ago, EEVILMURRAY said:

    Most definitely. But that won't stop the "but I was here first" calls. Which I bet medical procedures will get the same battering too.

    Waiting lists are monitored by length of time on the waiting list, their time waiting wont be reset.  I'm fairly sure that most cons surgeons only book their surgery calendars for a few months at a time, so therefore all those patients will just be cancelled & rebooked later, it isn't like weddings in that sense.  But my experience in a patient facing nhs role, there most certainly will be a lot of entitled people complaining either way.  I am on a waiting list for rhem & neuro outpatient appts, before all this stuff i was about 1.5 years into a 3y waiting list, i suspect that will easily double now.  Which is making an already maddening situation a whole lot worse for me

    The venue my sister picked had a 2.5 year waiting list so on that assumption they're booked well into 2022.  I don't know what she'll do if it gets cancelled.

  13. 1 minute ago, EEVILMURRAY said:

    You just know people who had their venue cancelled are going to expect to be next in line, and when your sister gets married (I expect things to be more normal by then) people will try and push her date back 🤗

    If hers isn't cancelled... I suspect things definitely wont be back to normal by early September.  I assume if a deposit has been made on a date by my sister other couples don't have a leg to stand on?

  14. On 4/17/2020 at 10:47 PM, EEVILMURRAY said:

    I echo those wedding feels, luckily I* got mine* in just before lockdown, but the anticipation feels and having it dragged out... digital patting on your shoulder in a manly fashion.

    Never got round to organising a honeymoon... which has thankfully played out.


    *the wife

    My sister is getting married in September, hers is all up in the air at the moment.


    I cant even remember how many weeks in I am now, 4...5? another 2 more months to go....

    Its been a bit of a job getting groceries, but at least I've been able to.  The vulnerable patient priority thing only applies to England like most things :blank:

    Sat with my neighbours and had coffee in the sunshine, we all sat well over 6ft apart from each other, and it was really nice. I hope we'll all learn to appreciate the simpler things when this is all said and done..

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  16. 17 minutes ago, Ashley said:

    That's some good news. When is your next pay date so you know whether it's happening? 

    I got paid as normal at the end of march, but it was for the month of march, of which i worked... i don't see until the 28th if i get paid or not lol eek.  I asked boss to let me know so i could have as many of my bills delayed or whatever, but i haven't heard back yet.  Just gonna have to avoid spending for as long as possible and hope for the best! 

  17. 1 hour ago, Ashley said:

    Ah that sucks. I believe my nan hasn't got hers yet so maybe they're just going out in batches, but 1-2 weeks is way too long.

    I'm hoping that they are just being cautiously optimistic, i intend to ring my doctors surgery on Friday if i haven't heard anything.  I suspect that's where they are coming from here.  It's not even a question of whether i fall under the criteria, its just making sure my bosses are happy enough with how the policy is being followed. I would say that the stress on the postal service is absolutely crazy and like you say they're probably going out in batches! The whole situation is making me hella stressed and i know I'm not the only one! 

  18. I'm NHS staff so there is a possibility that ill get full sick pay anyway, but maybe not considering this is a whole new issue.  I rang 111 and asked them where the letters were coming from... i know friends in England have got theirs and they are from NHS England... but we dont have a governing overall NHS trust for NI. 

    He palmed me off and just said they'll come in 1-2 weeks.  1-2 weeks i could be fucking infected and its too damn late at that point.  

  19. 13 hours ago, Ashley said:

    I can't recall, are you Northern or Republic? If Northern I believe you should fall into the category that will allow you to get 80% of your salary. 

    Im in the north, so under uk rule yes.  Have heard about this 80% thing but don't know how/when itll be implemented here.  We are the uk's forgotten, slightly backwards cousin lol


    They havent even sent the social shielding letters out yet ffs