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Phat
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Message 1 of 47 (909495)
04-04-2023 4:52 PM


Its Been Two Months
This thread is about longtime EvC Member, ringo. Its been a couple of months now since he stopped posting here--and he dutifully posted several times a day for years. I wouldn't know how to get a hold of him, as he lives in Saskatchewan, Canada and I usually don't bother members that no longer post unless the reason for their absence is unexpected and/or unusual. If anyone here does know how to get a hold of him, please check up on him to make sure he is OK.
Percy, if you have his email, you might drop him a note to let him know that we are concerned. If all else fails, I may call the town library where he hung out nearly every day to see if they have noticed any longtime patrons that no longer come in.
Ringo was (and is) a quick wit, a worthy adversary at debate, and a man with a good heart towards those less fortunate in his local town. He got me to think many a time when I thought I had all the answers. If he is gone, he will be sorely missed by most of us.

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Message 2 of 47 (909553)
04-05-2023 6:38 PM
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04-04-2023 4:52 PM


Re: Its Been Two Months
Maybe ringo saw the light and became a Catholic monk, choosing a life of prayer and meditation in isolation from the world.

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Message 3 of 47 (909558)
04-05-2023 6:53 PM
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04-05-2023 6:38 PM


Re: Its Been Two Months
Oh, lord, why could that not have been you, Dredge. If you hurry you can get to the monastery before they close the door. Go, Dredge, go! Get the to the monastery for a lifetime of prayer and send ringo back to us.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 4 of 47 (909563)
04-05-2023 7:27 PM
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04-05-2023 6:53 PM


Re: Its Been Two Months
You would miss me and cry like a little sissy in a pink dress ... then you would beg ringo to go back and fetch me out of the monastery.

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Message 5 of 47 (909584)
04-06-2023 8:53 AM


Does anyone have any information that might make it possible to contact him?
--Percy

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Phat
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Message 6 of 47 (909589)
04-06-2023 9:34 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by Percy
04-06-2023 8:53 AM


City Uncertain
I'm not certain of which Saskatchewan City he lived in, though there are only two of any major size. (Regina and Saskatoon) roughly 225,000 people each.) I DO know that he hung out at the local public library nearly every day, as he had no internet at home.
Im just worried for his health is all. Leaving EvC may have been a wise move if he in fact chose it, but it seemed rather abrupt.
Also I realize that member emails are not public but I wondered if he had a private email that only you and Moose have access to. If not, one can only pray that he is OK.

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Message 7 of 47 (909590)
04-06-2023 9:44 AM


I know which library he used, but I don't know how that information would help contact him.
--Percy

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Message 8 of 47 (909591)
04-06-2023 9:56 AM
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04-06-2023 9:44 AM


I suppose that I'll just give it another month before I REALLY start to worry. What I would do is call that library and ask for a staff member. Explain to them that you had an internet friend who communicated daily for years and who was at the library nearly every day...and that now you hear crickets. Ask them if any daily regulars are noticeably missing and if so, well....I guess that his anonymity is important so you may reach a block at that point.
We don't even know his real name.
His last day of responding to posts was February 10th. That day, he responded to 5 posts. He was known for answering nearly every reply that people sent to him. Perusing the content of February 10th, I do not see where he was offended or in any way tired of our forum, but it does happen.

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Message 9 of 47 (909593)
04-06-2023 10:12 AM


If anyone finds or remembers anything in an old ringo post that might help track him down please let me know.
--Percy

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Message 10 of 47 (909594)
04-06-2023 10:21 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Percy
04-06-2023 10:12 AM


What city in SK?

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 11 of 47 (909603)
04-06-2023 1:43 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Percy
04-06-2023 10:12 AM


Clues
He once had this quote on his posts:
"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing
Could it be he lives there?

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Message 12 of 47 (909611)
04-06-2023 6:24 PM


Privacy
Unfortunately I don't feel I can make public any information that I only know because I'm an admin. What I remember from what he's posted publicly is that he lives in Saskatchewan, he uses the computer at the public library, and his alternate aliases are Mr. Correct, Norm, Ringo316 and zombie ringo. I don't know who the actress in his avatar is - maybe Ann-Margret? He's used other avatars in the past, but that was before I modified the software to keep a history.
--Percy

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Message 13 of 47 (909616)
04-06-2023 7:29 PM
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04-06-2023 6:24 PM


Re: Privacy
I don't know who the actress in his avatar is
Sharon Stone, The Quick and the Dead.
I sent ringo a PM some two weeks ago. I have not received any response.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 14 of 47 (909617)
04-06-2023 7:31 PM
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04-06-2023 6:24 PM


Re: Privacy
I don't know who the actress in his avatar is - maybe Ann-Margret?
Sharon Stone from The Quick and the Dead (1995), if I'm not mistaken. Something about "a fast-draw single-elimination shooting tournament". I've never seen it.
Not that that will help solve this mystery.

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Message 15 of 47 (909623)
04-06-2023 9:00 PM
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04-06-2023 7:31 PM


Re: Privacy
Decent movie

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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