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Tommy's life is ruined, and we feel his pain. BUT - what's your record time on Fodor's/net travel planning?

Tommy's life is ruined, and we feel his pain. BUT - what's your record time on Fodor's/net travel planning?

Jan 12th, 2001, 06:58 PM
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arjay
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Tommy's life is ruined, and we feel his pain. BUT - what's your record time on Fodor's/net travel planning?

No question...Being here is often better than being any place else (except E.) and often, better than being 'present' in our real lives. But what's your own personal record? How long a sustained time have you spent on Fodors (or Fodors and other internet travel sites) planning/dreaming/scheming?

I'll own up to last Friday...when the ENTIRE day - (with time out to slosh together a batch of chili) - was spent on the net, exploring for our March trip. 11-12 hours total. (of COURSE I'm ashamed...but recognition is the first step tohealing, is it not?)
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 07:13 PM
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SharonM
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like I'd admit to that...


haha?
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 07:34 PM
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wendy
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Two years.
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 08:10 PM
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xxx
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Such a relief to learn that I am not as bad off as some of you people.

I left the house for like, over 90 minutes today!

Dude!

I'm cool, right?
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 10:54 PM
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SharonM
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cul-ero!!! (I'm a Spanish major...)
Yea, you're cool enough...
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 11:07 PM
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Sue
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Who counts sustained time? The most telling is when you have definitely broken away for good and find yourself back there again, for the tenth time that day.
 
Jan 12th, 2001, 11:07 PM
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SharonM
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cool-arrow...
in other words.
(Just in case you do speak Spanish...)
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 04:10 AM
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Arjay---- I got you beat !.... I was on Fodor's ALL last weekend compiling, summarizing on to a Microsoft Word file to print and take w/me to Rome next month.

I got hooked in late 1996 while planning a trip to Paris. Ever since, I visit Fodor's every day, several times (addicted?...who's addicted?? I can quit whenever I want.....)

I even remember the first "troll" post I answered.... so much fun, so little time!!!
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 05:23 AM
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Beth Anderson
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Hi Maira,

I'ma relative newbie... How "populated" was this board back then? Was it as fast? It must have been pretty different without all the personalities we know and love today!


Beth
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 05:46 AM
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Back then it was pretty basic, all the questions were listed as one liners one after the other, and the screen was not split. It was soooo slow, though. There wasn't a search function, the Fodor's staff eventually listened to the recurring petition to add one and to improve efficiency. Germany, London and Paris were still biggies back then. Spain and Ireland weren't as popular as they are today. Needless to say, although always popular, the forum had much less traffic, but it has always attracted serious (for the most part), vey smart independent travelers. Thankfully one thing that has not change is that there are regulars from back when (Wes, BOB, Al, Lee, Sally F.) that consistently continue to offer priceless useful advise.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 05:50 AM
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A far as personalities, .....well Tony was around back then Oh, and people will sign their names and the "troll" questions were less frequent and far more clever. Topper has always been around. He/she is the house ghost.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 06:34 AM
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I have concluded that cyberspace is a form of electronic progeria. Only in it can you become "old" in five years or less. Personally, I welcome all the new and serious entrants. They are seekers after truth and useful stuff. What I most like are the participants from countries all over the world. I have tried to wean myself from this addiction, but...at my age...what the heck. Enjoy. And try to be civil, helpful, and sometimes even funny.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 06:55 AM
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Cyber-age is an interesting phenomenon. I'm 6 1/2 years old on my "real time" sites, almost 4 years old here. In the meantime more and more people have found the 'net, more sophisticated programs for spamming have been developed. The 'net, like "real life" has become increasingly less civil. And my apologies for the times I have contributed to that aspect of life here at Fodors. And Tony is still here
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 06:56 AM
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And oh yes.
I am addicted. And I DON'T CARE! So keep your straight jackets and deprogramming away from me
I mean it's better than online gambling right?
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 08:28 AM
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You bet.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 08:32 AM
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John, that was clever.
S. Fowler, you have never been uncivil that I can recall, in my 3+ years frequenting this forum.
This place has made all my vacations so much better that it is worth the small price of admission, er, addiction.
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 09:17 AM
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11 -12 hours KK? I got you beat by 1hour.....And I can not believe I actually took time out of my precious life to answer this silly thing.... I got IT BAD!>? Judy ;-0
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 09:30 AM
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s. fowler never uncivil? Where were you kk,you, my sole defender of gypsie threads gone by, when s.fowler resorted to name calling on the "Guy" thread. I disappointed MS. Fowler by crossing gender loyalties when I tried to give the poor guy some helpful advice. As if that wasn't bad enough, I was then referred to as "antideluvian." I am tempted to take up "Auntie Deluvian's" crusade and shock you all with autobiographical stories of my "pre-marital" escapades and chance quality encounters with the opposite sex
when travelling alone, both here a abroad.

So MIZZ fowler... would you be happinin' to extend one of those apologies to me?
What do you expect of me anyway? Look, it was your suggestion that I followed up with when I carted that bottle of wine to NYC. I think it would help to make things a whole lot better here if you brought ME a bottle of wine.

Dr. Betty
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 09:31 AM
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Me, I got the bug around May of '99 and haven't stop since. Two trips to Italy since then and now my husband and I are talking about Spain. At least that gives me a legitimate reason to be here...right?
 
Jan 13th, 2001, 10:49 AM
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Oh, Dr. Betty, mea culpa, mea culpa. What you recount escaped the confines of my memory banks (as a lot seems to be doing these days, but ah yes, that is indeed another story). Since you and s.fowler are two of my favs on the forum, this is a toughy, so I will amend my above post to say, s.fowler is almost always civil. Does that work?

You know something? I think I never even read that thread that you quoted in which you and she mixed it up. Upon rereading your post, it rings no bells at all. I don't recall your ever having been called Anti Deluvian, and surely to heavens my memory isn't that bad that that is utterly gone. So, I must conclude that I am indeed innocent of malice and simply had missed that particular thread altogether. The wine suggestion, now that I do recall.
Wish you could come to our Texas Fodorite gathering in Austin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, dear Dr. Why not make that tiny plane ride? It would be grand to see you! kk
 

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