goodbye December 28, 2004 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Little tear...
posted by Quartermass to MetaFilter-Related at 6:54 PM (61 comments total)

Just wanted to point this out, and show some love for one of the "good" ones whose contributions to this site will be missed.
posted by Quartermass at 6:56 PM on December 28, 2004


No more lists.
posted by The God Complex at 6:58 PM on December 28, 2004


Shit. Hope he returns after the pause that refreshes.
posted by languagehat at 7:05 PM on December 28, 2004


nice. who's next?
posted by Stynxno at 7:07 PM on December 28, 2004


I will miss him.
posted by melissa may at 7:14 PM on December 28, 2004


That *is* too bad. I liked dobbs.
posted by interrobang at 7:17 PM on December 28, 2004


here's your coat and hat, don't forget to write.
posted by jonmc at 7:18 PM on December 28, 2004


my fish, my pants, and i bid a wistful adieu.
posted by quonsar at 7:21 PM on December 28, 2004


Dobbs! Come back!
posted by onlyconnect at 7:22 PM on December 28, 2004


drat. he makes good mixes. will be missed.

*sniff*
posted by mds35 at 7:23 PM on December 28, 2004


I really liked dobbs' contributions, his writing (which I subscribed to) and his take on things. We emailed a few times, years ago.

I can see his point, in a way. I waited a long time to join and the place is certainly different to when I first started reading. It could just be growing pains. Time will tell.

via con dios amigo

/les paul & mary ford
posted by bdave at 7:23 PM on December 28, 2004


Whatever. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

I just looooove when people have to be all melodramatic about leaving an online community. Don't like it? Just leave. Goodness gracious.

::See? Negativity! Now dobb's leaving was not in vain.::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:24 PM on December 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


BTW, he lives here.
posted by bdave at 7:25 PM on December 28, 2004


What was melodramatic? All he did was post on his personal profile page that he was leaving. It's not as though he flamed his way out or anything.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 7:26 PM on December 28, 2004


Bugger. Bugger, bugger, bugger.

BUGGER.

Preview: I think TPS was being a touch sarcastic.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:27 PM on December 28, 2004


You don't think it's at least a little melodramatic? I dunno, I think any sort of announcement is, even a relatively calm one, is.

(hehe, PinkStainlessTail, I am a sarcastic person, but I wasn't being one here, hehe.)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:30 PM on December 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


Damn! C'est toujours les meilleurs qui partent and all that. He seemed pretty cool. Of course, I confused him with dhoyt, so that shows how much I know...
posted by Turtle at 7:30 PM on December 28, 2004


dobbs sent me four CD mixes for Xmas. They weren't what I would normally listen to, but they opened my eyes (ears?) to some different stuff.

Bon voyage, dobbs!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:30 PM on December 28, 2004


think any sort of announcement is,

It's not an announcement. It's a note on his profile page. Your response demonstrates his point pretty nicely though.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:34 PM on December 28, 2004


Yes!!! Now my coming to Metafilter has not been in vain.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:35 PM on December 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


May the wind always be at your back, dobbs.
posted by iconomy at 7:35 PM on December 28, 2004


i liked him too. i am pissed tho that he didn't do a big flameout goodbye--how could he deprive us of that?
posted by amberglow at 7:36 PM on December 28, 2004


May the wind always be at your back, pointing you in the same direction that it is now, dobbs.
posted by bingo at 7:43 PM on December 28, 2004


he'll enjoy being on the porch, keeping him safe the big dogs and everything...
posted by jonmc at 7:44 PM on December 28, 2004


I just got the 4-disc set today. What a work of art. Let's not lose anymore good souls.
posted by mds35 at 7:46 PM on December 28, 2004


Hmph, I didn't get one.

::this is why I'm so bitter!::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:10 PM on December 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


He'll be back.

I hope...
posted by Doohickie at 8:13 PM on December 28, 2004


Well bugger. That's a shame.
posted by dazed_one at 8:20 PM on December 28, 2004


Aw, man! See, this is why nobody comes over anymore.

Miss you already, dobbs.
posted by me3dia at 8:25 PM on December 28, 2004


It's not an announcement. It's a note on his profile page.

These can be melodramatic, though: when I took a little break I had quite the sophomoric "I can't be trusted to contain my anger anymore" type message that has mercifully vanished into the ether.

Dobbs', however, is not particularly melodramatic. And, I repeat myself,

bugger.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:26 PM on December 28, 2004


What? That's it. What a lame way to go. He should have started a metatalk thread, and then went crazy in it. That's how you gotta roll.
posted by chunking express at 8:26 PM on December 28, 2004


hmm, this isn't good. but understandable, what with the new heights of assholery this joint has reached recently. bye dobbs, see you in the funny papers ! erm, but not at the movies ;-)

holy kittens, who puked pepto-bismol all over pinksuperhero's userpage...?
posted by t r a c y at 8:52 PM on December 28, 2004


he'll enjoy being on the porch, keeping him safe the big dogs and everything...

I'm fairly sure he's not going to be on Metafilter's porch, but that, in fact, he's going to a different house altogether (maybe one where people use 'preview' to check for coherent English when making unwarranted insults behind each other's backs).

I didn't actually know Dobbs, I'm just, you know, saying.
posted by Hildago at 8:52 PM on December 28, 2004


dobbs, you're always welcome to come back. I for one will miss you.
posted by ashbury at 8:53 PM on December 28, 2004


Ha! at amberglow.

Seriously, enough with the I'm leaving announcements. They're so 2001.
posted by adampsyche at 9:00 PM on December 28, 2004


Dammit. I hate it when a smart person willing to engage leaves the room. The lights get just a little bit darker.

I didn't agree with him all the time, which is generally a good thing. I understand where he's coming from, though. There is a lot of negative here.

Nite, dobbs. See you around, I hope.
posted by chicobangs at 9:10 PM on December 28, 2004


I'm not going to say anything.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:15 PM on December 28, 2004


Nah, he's just trying to go cold turkey. He is doomed to failure.

Now that Matt has re-opened registrations its much too tempting for him to just make a new username and continue to participate without the weight of his older username. See if you can spot his new reincarnation.
posted by vacapinta at 9:26 PM on December 28, 2004


we really need a list of who has a new name. It was sooooo easy when it was just konolia, and sir walsingham.
posted by amberglow at 9:31 PM on December 28, 2004


I'm going to miss Bakiwop as well. But, perhaps 111 can come back from the dead and fill that void in my soul.
posted by Arch Stanton at 9:39 PM on December 28, 2004


What? That's it. What a lame way to go. He should have started a metatalk thread, and then went crazy in it. That's how you gotta roll.

Nah, it's been done.
posted by konolia at 10:39 PM on December 28, 2004


To hold some one to to some pristine standard because of something or other which they may have written in a moment's passion, then posted, and then forgotten is petty not at all beyond belief here. We get drunk and think we are God. We fall asleep, then wake to find all our names are writ in water.

All is forgiven. come back home.

Let that be our first and final motto.
posted by y2karl at 10:54 PM on December 28, 2004


quelle d'hommage. happy trails, dobbs.
posted by moonbird at 3:46 AM on December 29, 2004


I think I like dobbs. Hell, I'm a crappy fake-ass misanthrope -- I pretty much like everybody, when it comes down to it. But I can never remember who I had big fights with and who I didn't, let alone why. Story of my life.

Come back soon, when (as I hope and pray) the pisstide subsides again, dobbs. Even if I called you bad names in the heat of the moment sometime somewhen somethread.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:52 AM on December 29, 2004


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by hugsnkisses at 6:38 AM on December 29, 2004


damnit.
posted by jessamyn at 7:01 AM on December 29, 2004


awww, dobbs!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:21 AM on December 29, 2004


Bollocks to those who leave after a little negativity.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:23 AM on December 29, 2004


Shenanigans! This is all just an ego-stroke ploy to get us to say how much we love you! Not I, sir!

kidding...

Never knew dobbs, but we crossed paths in a few threads, and I always enjoyed reading his stuff. His low-key dedication to finding actually interesting things is, really, what more of this place should aspire to. I hope he comes back, in one form or another.
posted by mkultra at 8:38 AM on December 29, 2004


dobbs always had interesting posts and comments. I hope he has a change of heart because The Community was better with him. /2 cents
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:50 AM on December 29, 2004


Perhaps he's met another sexy Russian spy...life's funny like that.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 9:01 AM on December 29, 2004


SHIT.

Well, I'll just have to hope that Toronto's most distinguished MeFite will be back someday.
posted by orange swan at 12:30 PM on December 29, 2004


Two words, dobbs: I understand.
posted by GeekAnimator at 2:05 PM on December 29, 2004


I pretty much like everybody, when it comes down to it.

Do you like me?
posted by Witty at 2:24 PM on December 29, 2004


If you love something set it free... If it comes back it's fucking party time.

* Puts on Technotronic by JJ Fad. Waits. *
posted by zpousman at 2:33 PM on December 29, 2004


Do you like me?

Sure thing, Witty, for what it's worth. Why wouldn't I?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:02 PM on December 29, 2004


stavrosthecuddlychicken
posted by t r a c y at 3:14 PM on December 29, 2004


Okay, I'm jealous of dobbs, cause this thread is TOTALLY like dying and getting to go to your own funeral. I hope someone e-mailed him about it.

...or am I the only person who would really like to go to their own funeral? I'm normal, right? *looks around, nervously*
posted by stray at 8:58 PM on December 29, 2004


No, it's okay, I'd also love to go to your funeral.
posted by dong_resin at 9:10 PM on December 29, 2004


"am I the only person who would really like to go to their own funeral?"

No. Just ask Tom and Huck.
posted by ericb at 11:01 PM on December 29, 2004


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posted by scarabic at 8:27 AM on December 30, 2004


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