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nuduke

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2015, 12:00:54 AM »
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I had a picture where I was sat under waterfall that you may recall
Yes, I remember too now, welcome back.

Someone described us as tight (k)nit below.  I think that's a tiny bit pejorative to think of it that way in terms of being a bit exclusive!  We are very open to everyone but some of us tend to keep going with the ongoing chat and become 'regulars' and therefore tend to get to know eachother and form a little group that appears tight knit because fundamentally, we're the one's doing the contributing so it may look a tad cliquey - but non of us intend that. 

However, regularity of contribution, I think, certainly creates some sort of bond of friendship.  I think there's evidence of that because we did find eachother after TSNS went down and we did return to the conversation when we had a new vehicle for that here.

In another club I belong to, when introducing a new member to the activities and explaining how they can get to know their fellow members I give the following advice:
The way to become a member and get the most out of your membership and feel valued by the other members requires three things
1. Turn up
2. Join up
3. Join in

Simple as that. 

Of course there's no rule here that you have to participate.  And indeed, I hope there are friends out there that we have never heard from in terms of their posting in but who are regularly reading the content and conversations and getting as much out of that as we garrulous, verbose, pedantic, discursive, sincere, friendly and funny regulars do!

So, brandonbares, it's up to you.  Chip in or sit out.  You are welcome to do either or both!

John

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 09:02:52 AM »
Similar to the conversation I had at college. In reply to a complaint that the Student Union was run by a clique I replied that it was indeed run by a clique.
I then added that anybody can join the clique by hanging around chatting in the Union rooms during vacant lecture periods instead of studying in the library.
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2015, 03:24:51 PM »
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... we garrulous, verbose, pedantic, discursive, sincere, friendly and funny regulars do!

You ARE speaking for yourself, right John? :)

Have fun, naked!
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2015, 07:54:31 PM »
I had to look up "garrulous." I thought that perhaps it was an insult. It sounds kinda nasty...

...hmmm...

...mmmm....

...oh well....

Jbee ???

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 07:33:30 PM »
I was looking up something else when I noticed that we have been here about two years, now.
Should we have a birthday celebration?

BEER?
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2017, 09:38:30 PM »
Yes, it happened in late May or early June.

How would we coordinate hoisting a pint at the same time?

Hmmmm . . .

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 12:24:19 AM »

Gosh, two years.
It seems a short time in many ways and yet we seem to have been here for a much longer time.
There are few things in life that I have done for a whole decade but I joined TSNS in 2007.  And there are others with much greater longevity than me.  What is the draw?  What holds us in the conversation?  The correspondence on this site just keeps going!  It's amazing.  It's a shame we don't all meet every Friday evening in a historic pub, drink fine BEER and put the world to rights.  We would be inseparable friends if we did, ...like the TV show Cheers.  It is great to be amongst all you friends and colleagues online though.

I don't know about a Birthday Party but we should re-iterate our hearfelt and ongoing gratitude to Stuart and Karla for rescuing us from possible oblivion and being so generous as to let us occupy their forum.  We are humbly and deeply in your debt, Naked Munros!

John
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2017, 01:01:31 AM »
Wow, two! That's correct. I just checked my The FRN.org site and I first posted in July of '15. It was just before that when we were cast adrift, so Happy B-day (back together day). Who has the demise date. That is when I first began to look here for the prearranged "if anything happens contingency."  Call it R-day for reborn day, or P-day for Phoenix coming back to life from the ashes...woah! I've been coming up with a trip report nearly every week for two years?!? A suppose that when in doubt, that I can look at that blog 'o mine and know that life is good. Over one hundred fun naked treks and counting! Wow....


Sitting in a pub with you all naked, hanging out in more ways than one? What a sight. So where is such a club that would tolerate naturists, especially scoundrels with the audacity to flippantly disregard the social norms, nefarious creatures of the dark shadows of the woods, naked atavistic creepers in the bushes and unbounded revolutionary zealots tearing away at the very fabric of society?
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2017, 05:15:02 PM »
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Wow, two! That's correct. I just checked my The FRN.org site and I first posted in July of '15. It was just before that when we were cast adrift, so Happy B-day (back together day). Who has the demise date.

As I recall the TSNS site had been out for a day or so before we regrouped on the Yahoo site. Lookee was having hardware issues off and on so the system being down wasn’t that unusual. It took a day or two before we realized this one was different.

I went and looked on my mail box on the TSNS Yahoo backup site someone started. Bob made the 1st comment there about it on June 8.

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

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[SecretNaturistSociety] Site down on June 8 2015
bobx23456@yahoo.com [SecretNaturistSociety] < SecretNaturistSociety@yahoogroups.com>
To: SecretNaturistSociety@yahoogroups.com             06/08/15 at 8:15 PM   

Message body:

The site only gets a server message for the site owner.   Anyone having other experience?   Does someone else need to take over the site?

Posted by: bobx23456@yahoo.com

A hair over two years!

My 1st post on FRN about ‘The Event’ was on June 15.

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. . . we should re-iterate our hearfelt and ongoing gratitude to Stuart and Karla for rescuing us from possible oblivion and being so generous as to let us occupy their forum.  We are humbly and deeply in your debt, Naked Munros!

Yes, the 1st pint should be hoisted for Karla & Stuart!

Duane
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 04:07:20 AM »
I'm going through old papers and thinning things out. I came across a printout of a post that was The Secret Naturist Society from March 23rd, 2001! I think that it was the old Corbie site. I was still on WebTV, the early internet. 16 1/2 years and going strong.
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 07:39:54 PM »
2001 ! !

Maybe you are a wizened one! :D

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 08:27:32 AM »
I'm going through old papers and thinning things out. I came across a printout of a post that was The Secret Naturist Society from March 23rd, 2001! I think that it was the old Corbie site. I was still on WebTV, the early internet. 16 1/2 years and going strong.
Jbee
I suspect that if the post was worth keeping for that length of time, it is worth sharing...

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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 09:29:19 AM »
That is in the works. It was about getting locked outside of the car in Ironwood National Monument.
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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 05:25:21 PM »

I can't go back to 2001 but I do recall I joined TSNS in 2007 and I seem to recall around October (but don't quote me!).  So that's 10 years minus a whisker of corresponding with many of you wonderful guys.  I feel privileged to have such forum friends.
I remember in those days feeling such a rookie and benefiting from learning about all the wisdom and experiences of the SN crowd at the time (I won't wax on about missing our regular correspondents from those days such as Alf, Hymie, Dave and Larry ...Oh I did wax a bit!).  I still feel a rookie today as I haven't really experienced the breadth and depth of naked experience that, say Jbee or Milfmog or JOhnGW have.  But I'm coming on!


I was surprised at JBee's surprise at his tally of his reports.  As I have remarked before, JBee, your prodigious output makes you a paragon amongst us, as far as I am concerned, anyway.  Your 100 reports document the proceedings of an enviable lifestyle and a source of never ending interest (well...as far as I am concerned, anyway!)

Long may we continue!


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Re: Another invasion from the Secret Naturist Society
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2017, 09:29:04 PM »
I can thoroughly endorse John the Nuduke's sentiments about JBee's many posts, but I must alos confess to slowing down a bit with my free range exploits over the last couple of years.
However I'm having a fortnight of naked sailing on the Ionian shortly and will be trying to document as much as I can.
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