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A Spirited 15 Rounds ...

The Empress Lilly

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I guess I’m in the minority but I loved Spirit’s posts and information and take on things. In fact, I find myself around here less and less with his absence.
A lot of quality posters have left or post less. Or post less quality posts. Very much a self-reinforcing mechanism. Five years ago this forum had threads running about the workings of media by Spirit, design by Eddie Sotto, number crunching by Parentsof4, and solid information by Lee and Articos, and etc.
 

wdisney9000

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A lot of quality posters have left or post less. Or post less quality posts. Very much a self-reinforcing mechanism. Five years ago this forum had threads running about the workings of media by Spirit, design by Eddie Sotto, number crunching by Parentsof4, and solid information by Lee and Articos, and etc.
And now it has dwindled down to people jockeying to be the first to re-post a Bioreconstruct pic from twitter.
 

flyerjab

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At the end of the day Martin has been and always will be the pillar of this website. I did not find any of those other posters to be on the level of Martin in regards to sharing inside details that come to fruition and doing it with a professional demeanor.
Agreed. Spirit was way too agenda driven for me. I am certain that he is a nice person but after a while he started coming off a bit childish on here. Also, and I could be incorrect about this, but his last few prognostications were not accurate.

I always eagerly anticipate @marni1971 ’s one word (or emoticon) hints. I fondly recall ‘Tick’ from the BAH thread, or his recent whistle emoticons in the Brazil and UK threads. It is crazy how he has always Posted next to nothing and would garner 50 likes in just a few seconds. Remember when, in the one DHS related thread, Martin posted ‘I am hearing.....something..’ and it turned out to be the 3.5 million dollar budget for the start of the DHD redo? I always respected martin’s ability to give so much with so few words. There are a few others I also eagerly follow on here that provide good insider info. I think that Spirit was a bit too over the top for my taste.
 

MinnieM123

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A lot of quality posters have left or post less. Or post less quality posts. Very much a self-reinforcing mechanism. Five years ago this forum had threads running about the workings of media by Spirit, design by Eddie Sotto, number crunching by Parentsof4, and solid information by Lee and Articos, and etc.
Eddie Sotto's thread was so interesting with his design insights, and experience as an Imagineer. I recall some years ago that he eventually ended his thread, as he mentioned he had just about shared all he could with the members.

Former threads by Spirit, Lee, PhotoDave, and a few others, would sometimes spur on some lively group discussions. ;)

Presently, I enjoy reading posts from many different members., who contribute helpful information in N&R, General, and other categories. There will always be some people that may have actual connections to insider knowledge, but what keeps this forum going, is the participation from many of its members.
 

The Empress Lilly

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What happened to Lee? And I remember Corrus back in the day (I think I've been on here longer than some posters have been alive)
Lee posted some info about Jim Hill, that he had a criminal record about, from memory, domestic violence in the mid 90's. Others thought it a bit unessecary to try to harm somebody twenty years later. A heated debate ensued.
 

alphac2005

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Interesting comments and I personally feel that they're spot on. Having been on the site for 20 years, I can say without question that some of the aforementioned named users brought some very interesting insight, but more than anything, plenty of negativity. The heart of the forums is @marni1971 with Martin's insight into the future and historical knowledge of the parks.

Sometimes I miss some of the past mentioned posters, but at the end of the day, the forum has overall become a lot more upbeat.
 

Captain Obvious

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And now it has dwindled down to people jockeying to be the first to re-post a Bioreconstruct pic from twitter.
I say let them do it. The re-posts and resulting likes gives them a sense of self satisfaction and worth. You never know what is going on in their real lives outside the forums. The likes and approval from sharing Bioreconstructs posts and imagery may be what keeps them from committing suicide or going off the deep end.
 

Kman101

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sorry.. but he had the "best inside info" ever on these threads.. people state that they didn't like him.. and I don't know why.. with the exception of being told the truth... no ONE.. and I mean NO ONE HERE.. gave you the TRUE SKINNY of the inner workings at WDW. and we are all at a loss since he is gone..
Maybe it was often the nasty tone in which he laid things out. I appreciated his information too and sometimes he'd have a really good thread or some great posts. But he was snarky and dismissive. There are reasons some people had a problem with it. It felt attention seeking but I also still appreciated the information he gave. I actually think it's a bit of a shame he disappeared into oblivion and hasn't started a blog anywhere. I also feel a lot of posters piggy-backed off him and started spewing the same dismissive "fan boi" "pixie duster" ... which as you may or may not have noticed, has quieted down since he left. I know it sounds like I'm knocking him, but I'm just speaking the truth about how it really was. Some were too enamored by him and I get it.
 
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