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Topic: Those of you who are online but rarely post, who are you and why are you here?  (Read 2019 times)

Offline lelle

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I keep seeing all these usernames of people who are online in the "Users Online" field in the forum index list, but who I rarely if ever see making posts. So I'm getting really curious, who are you guys, and why are you here?  ;D Clearly, you have logged in to the forums, since I can see your names in the list, but what are you doing? Are you just reading the forums, just hanging out, or what else is up??

Offline visitor

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I'm just visiting

Offline j_tour

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I'm just visiting

I am visiting from the future, and am made of liquid metal.

Get out!

Where is John Connor?
My name is Nellie, and I take pride in helping protect the children of my community through active leadership roles in my local church and in the Boy Scouts of America.  Bad word make me sad.

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Speak up, brethren! ;D

Offline lelle

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Eh, it was worth a try ;D

I'm just visiting

You don't count, you have over 5000 posts!!

I am visiting from the future, and am made of liquid metal.

Get out!

Where is John Connor?

John Connor is currently lost in a convoluted set of inferior sequels, and may never be seen again.

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John Connor is currently lost in a convoluted set of inferior sequels, and may never be seen again.

That is very true - in the last movie he was killed. I doubt they're bringing him back.

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You don't count, you have over 5000 posts!!


still just visiting

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I just read; sometimes I post.

Offline emill

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   Eh, it was worth a try ;D

You have been here for 13 years?  It was my 15th year this March 5, 2021.

I know you are not surprised at the answers you got from a simple straightforward question ...... the usual mix of cynicism and wit, with a dash of sarcasm.  Perhaps one of the reasons I stick around as it usually makes me laugh ;D (and happy ... sets my mood)
But I think you will agree, that the older days were a bit more exciting as the posts then were laced a lot with exasperation, frustration, and anger ... remember "slow_concert_pianist", who also had other dummy accounts, and like characters; he really had the talent to cause a conflagration from some members of PS. 

Do you recall Lady Pianist and Becky, who took many of us for a fantasy ride.  And there were the voluminous and endless debates, discussions & fights involving Pianistimo and the REST.  Frankly, I liked her focus and steadfastness in defending shaky or "indefensible" positions. I think she left PS after it sunk on her that this place is filled with "infidels"!! :( >:( :( ;D 
Those were the days................
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Offline compline

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  As an older student, I joined when I needed some expertise  advice from the many skilled pianists here.
Now my posts are few and far between,  but I like to keep in touch with folks here especially those that talk about me.   ;D

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  As an older student, I joined when I needed some expertise  advice from the many skilled pianists here.
Now my posts are few and far between,  but I like to keep in touch with folks here especially those that talk about me.  ;D  It can be distracting, but in a nice way.
I wouldn't miss this free show for the world.


Next question?

Offline lelle

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You have been here for 13 years?  It was my 15th year this March 5, 2021.

I know you are not surprised at the answers you got from a simple straightforward question ...... the usual mix of cynicism and wit, with a dash of sarcasm.  Perhaps one of the reasons I stick around as it usually makes me laugh ;D (and happy ... sets my mood)
But I think you will agree, that the older days were a bit more exciting as the posts then were laced a lot with exasperation, frustration, and anger ... remember "slow_concert_pianist", who also had other dummy accounts, and like characters; he really had the talent to cause a conflagration from some members of PS. 

Do you recall Lady Pianist and Becky, who took many of us for a fantasy ride.  And there were the voluminous and endless debates, discussions & fights involving Pianistimo and the REST.  Frankly, I liked her focus and steadfastness in defending shaky or "indefensible" positions. I think she left PS after it sunk on her that this place is filled with "infidels"!! :( >:( :( ;D 
Those were the days................

They certainly were :D I remember the Becky thing, I think there was also some "military drill sargeant" who as a beginner had learned pathetique in a year or something like that through pure perserverance and dedicated effort  ::)

I don't remember Pianistimo, but I do remember two certain guys who would have endless long winded debates about technique (those who know, know), but they seem to be long gone now! Probably for the better :P

And yes, I signed up here in 2009 as a teenager and have been here on and off ever since! I quite enjoy the forum experience, there is a bit more of a feeling of permanence to it than facebook.

How's Enzo doing?

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And yes, I signed up here in 2009 as a teenager and have been here on and off ever since! I quite enjoy the forum experience, there is a bit more of a feeling of permanence to it than facebook.

How's Enzo doing?

You must be in your late '20s?  How time flies!!!  I hope & wish you well; that you have finished an academic course you love and working in that or related field. Some of us have work that is so foreign to what we studied for. :(

Enzo is doing fine, except for being so busy with studies, teaching and papers, papers & more papers. Whereas in his undergrad years he called almost daily, it has been less & less during his Masters, and now on his DMA, it would be surprising if we talked once in 2 weeks ... but we understand how tiring and demanding it is.

This coming Fall will be his 3rd year for the DMA degree (piano & literature) at the Eastman School where he also had his undergrad & Masters. He is quite happy to have been immersed all these years in the "Russian School" with Prof. Antonova and currently, Alexander Kobrin. 





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Offline lelle

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You must be in your late '20s?  How time flies!!! I hope & wish you well; that you have finished an academic course you love and working in that or related field. Some of us have work that is so foreign to what we studied for.

It does and it's horrible  :-X Unfortunately I have no idea what I want to do with my life at the moment so we'll see what happens  ;D

Good to hear Enzo went so far with his piano studies!

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Nyahaha.  I've come to reply to this thread for no reason.

I think I made my account in like 2003 :3 no joke.  I was like 13-14 and just getting really into piano.  I've lurked around randomly, but hadn't posted anything in years.

Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

Offline lelle

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Nyahaha.  I've come to reply to this thread for no reason.

I think I made my account in like 2003 :3 no joke.  I was like 13-14 and just getting really into piano.  I've lurked around randomly, but hadn't posted anything in years.

Incredible! What made you decide to post again? :)

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I didn't know pianostreet.com existed until a few days ago. It was mentioned in a random piano article was scrolling through on the internet and was curious to see what it was. To my delight it was a piano forum

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I didn't know pianostreet.com existed until a few days ago. It was mentioned in a random piano article was scrolling through on the internet and was curious to see what it was. To my delight it was a piano forum

Hope you will enjoy hanging out with us here :)

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Since I signed up at the beginning of the year I have sometimes been active, and sometimes I just lurk. I really like reading what people talk about but some days I'm tired or not inspired to contribute my thoughts  ;) I think you can learn a lot from reading what people talk about in the topics here. I would imagine it's the same for other people too?

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I just stick my toe in the water.

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I don't remember Pianistimo.

Deluded religious nutter.

Funny in a demented way.

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Deluded religious nutter.

Funny in a demented way.

Thal

I think she fancied you Thal. In a post on 1/10/2005 she states:

......i find myself searching for thalbergmad's comments and every time he posts a pic - i look). 

An expert with the non sequitur, she knew how to derail a thread like no other:

https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=11996.msg126431#msg126431

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

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Twelve days ago...  (June 30 2022) I found out about Piano Street.  Today,  I only posted a few because I focus on Piano and I have only a few questions and when I try to give advice I found that many already gave tips and everything so I find it useless to comment since he or she got what they need. Plus before I post or ask questions here I search them first,  to see if anyone asked that already. If someone did,  then I scroll through the comments and then I get what I want.  Sometimes I make polls or join games for fun but I only do that when I am bored. Which is very rare I am bored.  The whole reason why I am online but never post,  well,  I'm just hanging around for learning and fun.

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Incredible! What made you decide to post again? :)

Don't know why I keep randomly thinking to visit this forum again haha - I missed the reply to my post, and this is over a year late hahaha.  It's mostly nostalgia, and seeing who else is still active.  I'd say this forum and my piano teacher growing up kept me very interested and invested in piano, and I'm just really grateful that I stumbled across pianostreet (I think I remember it was originally pianoforum.net) .  I'm just in my early 30's... but I legit feel like an old man reminiscing haha.

It's kind of shocking that it's been almost 20 years.  I remember just sitting at the family computer super late at night playing video games and posting on this forum instead of studying or doing any homework.
Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

Offline lelle

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Don't know why I keep randomly thinking to visit this forum again haha - I missed the reply to my post, and this is over a year late hahaha.  It's mostly nostalgia, and seeing who else is still active.  I'd say this forum and my piano teacher growing up kept me very interested and invested in piano, and I'm just really grateful that I stumbled across pianostreet (I think I remember it was originally pianoforum.net) .  I'm just in my early 30's... but I legit feel like an old man reminiscing haha.

It's kind of shocking that it's been almost 20 years.  I remember just sitting at the family computer super late at night playing video games and posting on this forum instead of studying or doing any homework.

Better late than never! Sounds pretty similar to how my usage of the forums went when I joined back when I was 15... which is almost 15 years ago now  :o
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