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Old 10-18-2008, 08:43 AM
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Hi there, to all the newbies that have come to the Beat in the last year or so. As well as to all those writers who were around when I last posted on the Beat.

The beat of life has changed its tune in my neck of the world. Leading me onto different trails. Actually, five just this year. Many choices I've made and still have to make are causing a lack of time to be on my side.

Hopefully, I will be able to connect with several other writers, kind of get back in tune with the real pleasure of writing and not just the marketing business that is demanded when a writer hits the real world.

Therefore again hi to you all.

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Welcome back, BreezyWriter! I don't think I knew you before, but I look forward to making your acquaintance!

Here are a few recent changes to the forums:
  • two new subforums: "Nine & Sixty Ways" for Poetry and "The Reference Room" for grammar help and such.
  • frequent contests have been replaced with more long-term ones, in order to give people more time to submit their work.
  • "In Pencil" became the "Writer's Beat Quarterly".
  • Some staff moved on and new staff came onto the scene.
  • Maybe more I can't think of...
However, the essense of the place is the same. It's still a great place to read, exchange feedback, talk about writing, etc. I hope to see you around!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:08 AM
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Hi Hoilei, thank you for your kind words. I've seen your avatar somewhere or one similar to it, but I am uncertain as to where. For I've been roaming the web for quite a few months now. NaNoWriMo is taking up some of my time at the moment as well.

I'm happy you let me know of the changes. I'm hoping to see you around.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:36 AM
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Welcome back, Diane. As HoiLei has pointed out, there have been a few changes, but the essence of WB remains the same. Hope whatever has been keeping you busy has been fun as well, and I look forward to reading you around the forums.
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Thanks Q Wands, from what I've noticed so far it looks like I'm going to be busy trying to figure everything out again. Even so, I am looking forward to seeing many of you on the Beat.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:54 AM
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Welcome back, BreezyWriter. Good to see you here again. Take your time reorienting yourself with the site.

Hoi forgot to mention our Prompts and Challenges forum, which has been enhanced and moved into the Write Here section.
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I've seen your avatar somewhere or one similar to it, but I am uncertain as to where.
The picture is a Renoir called Young Girl Combing Her Hair. (I used it on another forum, years ago, but I doubt you saw it there!) It's a lovely painting.
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Hello Diane! I look forward to getting to know you on the forums! See you around.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:35 AM
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Thank you everyone, that's very nice of you.

HoiLei, I've been viewing the net since 2001. Who know maybe it was so who knows? Maybe it was back then. It is a wonderful picture.

Devon, things sure have changed a lot. I still have trouble finding certain things. I feel like I'm in a grocery store that has newly changed things around. At least when I leave the Beat, I find things, I never thought I would have. While in the grocery store I leave it with very few things I need.

glberen, same here.

SynonymousWords, Thank you.

I wish you all a great day!
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:32 AM
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We have moved some of the forums around, closed others, and created some new ones into the bargain, so I imagine it could be a little disorientating. Sorry about that! But if you are looking for something specific, and can't find it, just give a shout to any of the staff and we'll be happy to get you back into the swing of things.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:26 AM
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Thank you Q Wands, I just realised I still miss that thanks button. However, I did notice what looks like a snoozing moon until you click on it. So good munching. Where are cookies 1 & 2? Did they get all munched up?
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:22 AM
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We are hoping to see the return of the Thanks button. I don't know why Daniel got rid of it, but it's been gone for quite a while. Silly really. Cookie and cookie 2 are in the General 1 section of the smilies list, while Cookie 3 is in with the punctuation. Go figure!
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:14 AM
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Maybe people like using the to represent the full stop. The period one looks like eyes:

The cookie's more delicious, anyway.
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Stop looking at me like that! I mean it.

MOM!!! Devon's staring at me!

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Haha, you guys are funny. Thanks everyone.
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MOM!!! Devon's staring at me!
Shh . . . there, there. Have a .


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Well, now it just looks like an owl.


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I apologise for the craziness, Diane. My associates can get quite carried away with their cookies!

I don't think I've met you before, but I look forward to doing just that. Welcome back and enjoy your stay. I hope the new changes are to your liking.

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I apologise for the craziness, Diane. My associates can get quite carried away with their cookies!

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I don't think I've met you before, but I look forward to doing just that. Welcome back and enjoy your stay. I hope the new changes are to your liking.

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As Greg House I do remember you some months way back.

Changes contribute to advancement, that's what's important!

I still have trouble finding things. However, it is no different on other sites. Once I know my way around things will be better. Less fiddling more critiquing.
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Handing cookies to new and returning people is my job. Just been a bit busy of late.
Oh well, welcome back and have a cookie
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Thank you for the cookie Tau, I see you're still on the job. I'll try to be around a little more often. Try to get more into the Beat.

Come to think of it do I get more cookies if I come more often?

Here Tau a few for you, good munching.
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Come to think of it do I get more cookies if I come more often?
If cookies will lure you, yes!
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Thank you Q wands, that is very nice of you.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. There are so many forums to look into, I'll take a breather in here for awhile.
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Hi, from a fellow oldtimer. Welcome back, Breezy - I'm popping in after a long absence, myself. Hope your writing is going well!
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BreezyWrtier and OnceUponATime! Hurrah it's like the old gang again. I know what you mean though about coming and going. I've just managed to submit a story so am having a breather. Not doing nanowrimo this year but have just started a PhD so will be extremely busy.
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BreezyWrtier and OnceUponATime! Hurrah it's like the old gang again. I know what you mean though about coming and going. I've just managed to submit a story so am having a breather. Not doing nanowrimo this year but have just started a PhD so will be extremely busy.
I'd intended to Nano as well, but I didn't ever get going on it, LOL, oh well. So you're going for your PhD, Josie? Good luck on it & congrats. I understand the being busy part - I recently took a job in a newspaper's marketing dept where there's more writing involved. Somehow, I have to slap together a 1500 word article on a local casino and a 15-second radio commercial spot for a rock concert by Monday, and yet here I am, browsing forums...
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hee hee, I have a theory that the amount of time we spend browsing forums is inversely proportional to the amount of spare time we actually have. Maybe I should do my PhD on that!
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