I'm on the facebook thing now and it's great to see all the old gang there, but the facebook format sure seems clunky to navigate and difficult to keep a cohesive conversation going. Posts seem to sort of pop to the top of my newsfeed randomly. Can't post viewable pics, only thumbnails.
I like it here better. I wish we could find a way for everybody to get over all the stuff and come back. We are all divers after all.
And I really, really never got the whole clique thing. Certainly there were divers who were familiar with and were friends with other divers, but I honesty never had any thought of excluding any diver from anything or knew of anybody else who did. I was on EDG trips, and the criteria for those trips was just known safe and experienced divers and travelers. There was a group that got invited first, those who everybody knew. If there were slots to fill, other divers got asked. Never, ever was there any "Elite divers group" that I heard of, the E was for "Experienced", as opposed to divers who didn't have many hours UW. Some of the trips went way out in the woods where there was no help nearby.
I was not invited on any EDG trip for many years. I didn't consider myself excluded, I just wasn't part of the group. It's hard putting together dive groups who share very small spaces far away from home for 10 or 15 days and keep everybody happy and safe. I know this.
rant off. But I'm going to keep posting here too, and hope people migrate back.
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
-- Robert Wilensky
I'm a geezer as well! However, I've used Facebook for a year or so and like it. When the FB D2D came along I subscribed. It's apples and oranges. Both have their place and both places are good.
I tend to post more of my every day life on FB rather than D2D. Example: My doctor told me to lose 10 pounds on May 29 before my next appointment Aug 29. I took that challenge and bought a Fitbit, an Aria scale (sends weight, body percentage fat and bmi to my computer, and integrates all to an app on my iPhone. On May 29 I started walking 5 miles a day and cutting carbs, snacks, and other stuff. Lots of water, vitamins, and walking at least 5 miles per day. I've dropped 16 pounds. That's fun to post on FB but non-sequiter on this board.
Hey, Jim, I sure miss seeing you. Been awhile. Keep on keeping on. Hopefully Ill get to go diving before long.........