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Has anyone had any contact with BGG regular Sphere? I know that he had mixed feelings about this site and I wondered if he had packed it in/taken a break/other.

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I have had no contact with him, but I am sure, like everyone here on BGG, sometimes life gets in the way of web-surfing.

Usually, that is a good thing, because it means that absent person is interacting on a more real level with the world.

Hopefully it is not due to a negative reason...

Sphere... where are you?

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Ashiefan wrote:


Has anyone had any contact with BGG regular Sphere? I know that he had mixed feelings about this site and I wondered if he had packed it in/taken a break/other.


If my guess as to who Sphere is in real life is correct (and I have multiple hits on my software) he was posting only recently on CSW.

He did have trouble with some BGGer called Crashiefan or some such.
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There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.
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sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.

And the mystery dispelling document is ......?
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Charles Vasey wrote:
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Has anyone had any contact with BGG regular Sphere? I know that he had mixed feelings about this site and I wondered if he had packed it in/taken a break/other.


If my guess as to who Sphere is in real life is correct (and I have multiple hits on my software) he was posting only recently on CSW.

He did have trouble with some BGGer called Crashiefan or some such.

Yeah, I hear he's a real p in the a
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sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.

If you know who he is, perhaps you could pass word that some of the folks over here at BGG were rather fond of him and it would be nice to have confirmation that he is, at least, OK and in good health. Many of us grognards at at an age when a sudden disappearance can be rather alarming.
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Charles Vasey wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.
And the mystery dispelling document is ......?
I've had private correspondence with him.
I don't want to disclose his name here, if he wasn't willing to do it himself.
He last posted on CSW on Friday.
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Sphere was one of my favorite posters on BGG. He posted a lot and it was usually witty and always intelligent. Also, quick to help out anytime someone had a question. I hope he doesn't stay away permanently.
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No Expectations wrote:
Sphere was one of my favorite posters on BGG. He posted a lot and it was usually witty and always intelligent. Also, quick to help out anytime someone had a question. I hope he doesn't stay away permanently.

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He made a number of outstanding contributions to BGG. Maybe he will return.

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sdiberar wrote:
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sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.
And the mystery dispelling document is ......?
I've had private correspondence with him.
I don't want to disclose his name here, if he wasn't willing to do it himself.
He last posted on CSW on Friday.

So, no mystery to you. Now we'll have to find you and torture you horribly.
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Charles Vasey wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
Charles Vasey wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.
And the mystery dispelling document is ......?
I've had private correspondence with him.
I don't want to disclose his name here, if he wasn't willing to do it himself.
He last posted on CSW on Friday.

So, no mystery to you. Now we'll have to find you and torture you horribly.
We can start by making him watch movies like Babe. That'll make 'im talk!
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I have been worried/concerned about his disappearance for a long time.

I made a Jazz-based Geeklist last March, and told him about it, so he added comments to it. If you aren't aware, his avatar is Thelonious Sphere Monk (ergo, the username), one of the greatest of all jazz pianist/composers.

George (Sphere) has a huge collection, and made me a mix CD of rarer-known stuff I probably wouldn't have heard of, since my piddly collection is only about 250 CDs large.

He went off the grid about a month later and two months after that, I went on vacation and was close enough to Cornvallis that I was going to try to swing by and hang out a bit with him. I dropped him a Geekmail about a month ahead of time and never heard anything. I figured he would check in and catch it, but never did and that was back in August. I've kept my eye out for him, but he's been inactive since May.

I wish I still had that envelope he mailed, because it had his name and return address on it. Then I could drop him a snail mail. I hope all is alright. That would have been cool to hang out with him.

Edit: I just saw Scott's post. Glad to hear he's o.k. Scott, please tell him we all miss him.
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whac3 wrote:
Charles Vasey wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
Charles Vasey wrote:
sdiberar wrote:
There's no mystery as to Sphere's identity, and he is active on CSW.
And the mystery dispelling document is ......?
I've had private correspondence with him.
I don't want to disclose his name here, if he wasn't willing to do it himself.
He last posted on CSW on Friday.

So, no mystery to you. Now we'll have to find you and torture you horribly.
We can start by making him watch movies like Babe. That'll make 'im talk!

Note to self: divven mess with Moshe.
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So, no mystery to you. Now we'll have to find you and torture you horribly use "enhanced interrogation techniques".

FTFY.
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Ashiefan wrote:


Has anyone had any contact with BGG regular Sphere?

The Nightvale town council encourages Nightvale residents to forget the Sphere. Remember, memories are dangerous and there's certainly no reason to think that the Sheriff's Secret Police had anything to do with Sphere's alleged disappearance....assuming there ever was a Sphere at all.
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At least he didn't go all scorched earth and delete his account.

I always enjoyed our verbal duels.
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kenosha_kid wrote:
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At least he didn't go all scorched earth and delete his account.

I hate it when people do that.


Some take a little longer to find this wisdom, don't they?
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kenosha_kid wrote:
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At least he didn't go all scorched earth and delete his account.

I hate it when people do that.


Some take a little longer to find this wisdom, don't they?

I've found that they never actually do. Eventually, those who delete
their account once, do so again, in my experience - despite whatever
they say in the interim.
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I miss reading him as well. I went as far as combing through the Corvallis obits for May a couple months ago when I realized he'd gone missing. I'm glad to hear he's well.
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I've noticed his absence long time now. It's a really bad thing that he chose to break from these forums. I hope he reconsiders. It always seemed to me from his posts that he's a man of class.
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shinobu wrote:
I've noticed his absence long time now. It's a really bad thing that he chose to break from these forums. I hope he reconsiders. It always seemed to me from his posts that he's a man of class.
+1. Agree 100%, and the man is thoughtful.
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shinobu wrote:
I've noticed his absence long time now. It's a really bad thing that he chose to break from these forums. I hope he reconsiders. It always seemed to me from his posts that he's a man of class.
+1. Agree 100%, and the man is thoughtful.
Helpful too.
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I always enjoyed his posts. He seemed to post on many threads, almost always something interesting and well-thought-out. He chewed me out (via GM) once for a bit of a breach of etiquette on my part; I guess I deserved it. Now that it has been brought to my attention, I too realize he has been gone, and miss his contributions.


Come back!
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