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Barid, and Cow, the Bong guy (really amuses me because my Best Friend who got me into this damn series is from Ohio and recently moved back there), Kovonan are all posters with whom I enjoy posting.

 

Sutt, although we disagree on a lot, mad props to him for great discussion. Constantly. Luckers and Yon as well.

 

Thisguy is always amusing. And I like how he says what I'm thinking in a way that I'd never think to word it. Random, I know. I've probably missed too many to name, but oh well.

 

 

LOL @ the Bong guy

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Excellent thread, it is nice to see this type of thing!

 

Thanks to everyone who mentioned me! Glad I am able to spread the love of WoT!

 

I don't think I could single out people, I think that all kinds of posters make DM what it is (pretty cheesy, but there you go)

 

First, the "elders": Luckers, Terez, Yoniy0 Sutts Mr Ares etc... Basically any question you have about WoT, they can and will answer. Their passion and knowledge of the Wheel are the core of what keeps forums like these going.

 

New posters: Although the inevitable Olver-Cain and Taim-Demandred threads are exasperating at times, it is always good to see new members joining and getting into the discussion. It can be daunting dealing with the above mentioned (not their fault, just their knowledge) but even if some theories are already debunked, I always enjoy reading new theories, or old ones from a different perspective. After a while, we tend to stick to our own thoughts about the series without much compromise, so it is always good to get a fresh perspective.

 

Outside the Box thinkers: Mik leads the race with this one. These guys bring something unique to the forums. Never adhere to the "conventional" ideas about the Wheel, their posts are often extraordianry. Mik in particular. While I disagree as often as I agree with the posts, you can be fairly certain that your mind will be blown with the detail that these guys develop their thoughts about the Wheel. Some might call it looney, but I enjoy the diverse thoughts, many of which make sense.

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Lessee...

 

I always like reading herid's posts. Short, insightful, to the point, and mostly ideas that have never crossed my mind.

 

The Fisher King would get props from me solely for creating that 'Name the PoV' trivia game a few years ago, but also had a bunch of interesting threads and ideas over the years.

 

The folks that can drop the WoT knowledge like they'd just read the pertinent chapter, and especially the people that take the time to research theories and post them here just impress the hell out of me.

 

I think I've hit my 'nice thing' quota for the week. :myrddraal:

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Outside the Box thinkers: Mik leads the race with this one. These guys bring something unique to the forums. Never adhere to the "conventional" ideas about the Wheel, their posts are often extraordianry. Mik in particular. While I disagree as often as I agree with the posts, you can be fairly certain that your mind will be blown with the detail that these guys develop their thoughts about the Wheel. Some might call it looney, but I enjoy the diverse thoughts, many of which make sense.

 

On that note, Emu on the Loose often had quite a lot of interesting ideas. I have no idea if he still posts here - I haven't seen him do so at least - but his theories and arguments were always well thought out and interesting even if I didn't agree with them.

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Lessee...

 

I always like reading herid's posts. Short, insightful....

 

I saw that and at first thought you said "I always like reading short posts."

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You know what, I kinda like this thread. Should we move it? Probably, but we could use some more good will around here (not to mention, I know the boss has seen it, so he'll take the blame if anyone comes asking questions :laugh:)

 

Sid and herid, I enjoy your keen perspective. Your observations never cease to surprise and impress me. Fish and Barid, it's always a pleasure to have a conversation with you guys.

 

But as long as I'm talking about stuff people do that I appreciate, I'm not sure that everyone here realizes just how much time and effort some people put in, with immense generosity, for the fandom at large. Truly, lurking around these boards doesn't come close to what they do. Tip of the hat to Jason, Jenn and Seg, Matt and the others with whom I'm less familiar. Terez's dedication cannot be questioned. Last but not least, James's ability to gather evidence into cohesive (and often times, compelling) arguments is nothing short of amazing. He'd be perfect, if it weren't for that unfortunate realism of his :tongue:

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definitely need more good will. I wonder sometimes how much of the recent fractiousness is due to the fact that WoT is coming to an end whether we like it or no.

 

Really appreciate the work the mods do. Most forums I go to don't have this kind of oversight and they quickly become wretched hives of scum and villainy. It's wonderful to have a place where you can express opinions without being slandered for them. I've not developed any in depth personal relationships with anyone here, though that's my fault for being here again gone again, but I have to say that there are a LOT of people here who have put forth things I never thought of, and debate minutiae in a way that I love. Cheers, folks

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I think this thread needs a bump up considering the high emotions that are running.

 

I for one would like to thank Peter Ahlstrom (Brandon's assistant) for taking the time to view the forums and answer questions any users might have. Putting aside all debate over quality and what have you, I would like to acknowledge that the effort is appreciated.

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I think this thread needs a bump up considering the high emotions that are running.

 

I for one would like to thank Peter Ahlstrom (Brandon's assistant) for taking the time to view the forums and answer questions any users might have. Putting aside all debate over quality and what have you, I would like to acknowledge that the effort is appreciated.

 

i second that and also would like to thank Peter Ahlstrom for his responses, and BBM: good idea on trying to bump up the thread :p

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i'm bad at names so i apology if i miss anyone (or much more likely misspeling it :) ).

 

i like everyone who took the time to discuss and debate in my threads.

 

Barid

Master Ablar

Whizbang

Yosarian

Hagazusa

and the 2 posters (i apology i forgot the names) who did the VERY extensive medical biological argument in the best healer thread.

thank u all for nice elaborate posts

 

2 more i really like are:

Mr Ares

Sulttre

 

altough we strongly disagrea on some topics -> u make me think about my claims and challenge me to bvack it up (and evenm to admit mistake on some points :) ).

 

so thanks to u and to everyone i forgot :)

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I'd like to thank all the regular posters, who accept my (and other non regular posters) views and view them as being just as valid, even though due to other commitments I can't spend time regularly on here.

 

Its nice to know that despite the fact I may not know as much as the likes of many of the regulars my opinions are still given due consideration. (Even if I do have a habit of coming up with wild unfounded theories)

 

 

Edit. Until proven otherwise I won't be dissuaded that Taim is really Targ, as I believe there is nothing that stops a (smart) Trolloc being reborn.

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I am going to nominate Peter Ahlstrom!!!

 

The guy has to be in an INCREDIBLY tough spot and.doesn't have to come here at all...but does...and does the best he can answering questions for us.

 

 

Fish

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As someone who lurked for years and just recently started posting, I appreciate the threads with detailed information about things I've forgotten, and the explanations of a lot of little details or foreshadowings that I've missed.

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I just have to say that everyone here amazes me. The things people pick up, and the theories people spin out are beyond my brain apparently. I also thank you all for giving me something to do while in class, i'm completely lost in Intro to Programming and its all thanks to you guys! :rolleyes:

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I think everyone here that post's smart and educated statement's need a high five. I use to frequent wotmania back in the day alot but spent 5 years overseas with minimum internet access. I have spent the last month read posts and posts making me remember why I love this series. Mostly I'd like to thank Robert Jordan.

 

15 years ago I enlisted and got sent to basic training. I got to bring 2 bags on the plane of items that I'll need for the next 9 months of training. I had a paper with a list of items I'll need to bring (white t-shirts, shampoo etc). Two of my most valued item's I brought was ACoS and APoD. All our personal item's were taken and locked in a closet in the barracks when I got to basic training, the items were the last thing on my mind the first few days. After 3-4 days I started to get use to the 4am wakeup's and yelling and I started to think about the WoT books in my luggage. On the 5th night I laid down and waited for everyone to fall asleep, I snuck off the the day room where the luggage closet door was. I stacked two end table's together and put a chair on top of it, then I climbed up and removed the ceiling tile. I crawled over the false wall into the closet and found my luggage. The closet has a pull light with a single bulb, enough light to read. Every night of basic training I snuck into that closet and read for a bit. During the 6 weeks of training I was able to read ACoS and APoD. To this day I thank those books for getting me through all the push up's, yelling and lack of sleep.

 

To this day if I'm stressed, stuck in the desert or honestly need a good poop I pick up a WoT book.

 

Thanks to all of you for keeping me reading forums while waiting for AMoL. I hope I can find a copy in english or italian since i'll be in UAW in Jan.

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I think everyone here that post's smart and educated statement's need a high five. I use to frequent wotmania back in the day alot but spent 5 years overseas with minimum internet access. I have spent the last month read posts and posts making me remember why I love this series. Mostly I'd like to thank Robert Jordan.

 

15 years ago I enlisted and got sent to basic training. I got to bring 2 bags on the plane of items that I'll need for the next 9 months of training. I had a paper with a list of items I'll need to bring (white t-shirts, shampoo etc). Two of my most valued item's I brought was ACoS and APoD. All our personal item's were taken and locked in a closet in the barracks when I got to basic training, the items were the last thing on my mind the first few days. After 3-4 days I started to get use to the 4am wakeup's and yelling and I started to think about the WoT books in my luggage. On the 5th night I laid down and waited for everyone to fall asleep, I snuck off the the day room where the luggage closet door was. I stacked two end table's together and put a chair on top of it, then I climbed up and removed the ceiling tile. I crawled over the false wall into the closet and found my luggage. The closet has a pull light with a single bulb, enough light to read. Every night of basic training I snuck into that closet and read for a bit. During the 6 weeks of training I was able to read ACoS and APoD. To this day I thank those books for getting me through all the push up's, yelling and lack of sleep.

 

To this day if I'm stressed, stuck in the desert or honestly need a good poop I pick up a WoT book.

 

Thanks to all of you for keeping me reading forums while waiting for AMoL. I hope I can find a copy in english or italian since i'll be in UAW in Jan.

 

Guess which part of the bolded selections could be considered T.M.I. !!!!!!!!????? LOL!!!

 

 

Fish

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To this day if I'm stressed, stuck in the desert or honestly need a good poop I pick up a WoT book.

 

 

Guess which part of the bolded selections could be considered T.M.I. !!!!!!!!????? LOL!!!

 

Fish

 

you´ll think otherwise when you happen to get constipated in the desert. While stressed.

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The first time I went to balad the tent with the bathrooms had elevated toilets without dividers or doors. I brought a book so I didn't have to accidentally look someone in the eye while we were both going:)

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I think everyone here that post's smart and educated statement's need a high five. I use to frequent wotmania back in the day alot but spent 5 years overseas with minimum internet access. I have spent the last month read posts and posts making me remember why I love this series. Mostly I'd like to thank Robert Jordan.

 

15 years ago I enlisted and got sent to basic training. I got to bring 2 bags on the plane of items that I'll need for the next 9 months of training. I had a paper with a list of items I'll need to bring (white t-shirts, shampoo etc). Two of my most valued item's I brought was ACoS and APoD. All our personal item's were taken and locked in a closet in the barracks when I got to basic training, the items were the last thing on my mind the first few days. After 3-4 days I started to get use to the 4am wakeup's and yelling and I started to think about the WoT books in my luggage. On the 5th night I laid down and waited for everyone to fall asleep, I snuck off the the day room where the luggage closet door was. I stacked two end table's together and put a chair on top of it, then I climbed up and removed the ceiling tile. I crawled over the false wall into the closet and found my luggage. The closet has a pull light with a single bulb, enough light to read. Every night of basic training I snuck into that closet and read for a bit. During the 6 weeks of training I was able to read ACoS and APoD. To this day I thank those books for getting me through all the push up's, yelling and lack of sleep.

 

To this day if I'm stressed, stuck in the desert or honestly need a good poop I pick up a WoT book.

 

Thanks to all of you for keeping me reading forums while waiting for AMoL. I hope I can find a copy in english or italian since i'll be in UAW in Jan.

 

Damn MaGyver, if we had just managed to plant your dogeared copy of Fires of Heaven on Bin Laden 10 years ago, it sounds like you would have tracked him down in about 3 days and saved us all a lot of trouble.

 

Anyway, I am a big on and off member here. I tend to come around in the months leading up to, and then a month after a new release. So I don't know too many members, but the ones I do....

 

Luckers - I have found some of your unique theories to be just as much fun to read as the series itself.

 

Fisher King - Your posts are just always fun to read.

 

Mr. Aries - One of the guys from way back, if I remember right(don't let my screen name fool you, I've been visting Dragonmount since CoT :tongue: ) and your posts are always well thought out and detailed.

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I do not like any of you and that is whY iam writing post 5.00 am in the morning when I have to leave for office in precisely one and half an hour. People I enjoyed most arguing against has to be Sutt and Mr. Ares and we have disagreed on everything except the color of sky, but w still respect and like each other and I guess that is the purpose of this thread to make everyone realiz that first and foremost it is our love of this series which makes us spend sleepless night arguing something mundane. nice post mr. Hindley do appreciate it. one other person i would like to mention is fish he is a grat guy has been around forever and has stopped trying to antagonize luckers. Oh yes and befor I forget Barid he is a really nice guy and I have a question for you. when ar you locking this thread? :wink:

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heh, I may just have to do that right now Mudds :tongue:

 

Though if I ever have to lock this thread, I think I would lose faith in humanity.

 

Just touching on something else you said Mudds I would like to thank all the posters who respect each other even when they disagree. It is a great thing to be able to do, sometimes very hard, and should be recognized.

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Optimus Prime (you know who you are!), for actually agreeing with most of what I post (very rare..you have to cherish that!)

 

High five bro!

 

Suttree, yoniy0, Mik, herid, the hardcore debaters, always interesting stuff to read from you guys. And Taim is still Moridin.

 

Demandred the new moderator! Dont slight him or he'll destroy the whole forum! :D I think you're doing a good job dude. And you sat on the Mazridin fence for a while so you dont lose any points.

 

:laugh:

 

Owayn the Traveller and Crael123, dudes are hilarious, cracked me up on numerous occasions.

 

And Mr Ares, the myth, the legend, I miss the days when at least three people per thread got kneecapped.

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And Mr Ares, the myth, the legend, I miss the days when at least three people per thread got kneecapped.

 

This. So epic...

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Well, hello, I feel so honored to post here... :) It's never easy to express my thoughts and feelings in a way comprehensible to all, since English is not my first language. Right now I most want to thank Mashiara - I always look forward to her theory blog. Every Tuesday she manages to introduce some great ideas and create a friendly discussion place. Metal Head is my favorite poster there, and jack of shadows and mark are always present as well - greetings guys, and see you next Tuesday :smile:. Kudos to Peregrine, too - she does an amazing job, not only always being able to find some brand new pieces of art to make my Friday, but also creating stunning images herself. If you haven't seen them yet, it's time you did!

 

I'm no great theoriser myself, so thank you, all the "elders" - like someone said before me - for so many great posts and discussions, even if I didn't participate in them myself. I don't know you, but there are just some people whose posts, when I see them, always make me think "this is worth reading" (I'll intentionally omit Luckers and Terez :)): Suttree (sorry, I don't like the abbreviation "Sutt" - let's say it translates to "a big nipple" in Polish :)), Mr Ares, Fish, yoniy0, David Selig, Sid, Drekka Mort, BBM... I know, I'm being... how do you say that - cheesy? :) By the way, thank you, all Dragonmounters, for free, unintentional English lessons.

 

Should I say that? Ok, I will: it's visible at first glance that there are not so many girls among the general WoT discussion participants, therefore - thank you Terez, FSM and Elci, I always enjoy meeting you here :)

 

And Mik - thank you for blowing my mind away with your Rand's-soul-and-the-DO-being-connected idea.

 

Edit: I forgot: I thank Terez for having some knowledge about Polish culture (yay!) and FSH for being English (just love the UK... and she posts during the actual daytime, like me - if you know what I mean).

Edited by gwenifer

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Well, hello, I feel so honored to post here... :) It's never easy to express my thoughts and feelings in a way comprehensible to all, since English is not my first language. Right now I most want to thank Mashiara - I always look forward to her theory blog. Every Tuesday she manages to introduce some great ideas and create a friendly discussion place. Metal Head is my favorite poster there, and jack of shadows and mark are always present as well - greetings guys, and see you next Tuesday :smile:. Kudos to Peregrine, too - she does an amazing job, not only always being able to find some brand new pieces of art to make my Friday, but also creating stunning images herself. If you haven't seen them yet, it's time you did!

 

I'm no great theoriser myself, so thank you, all the "elders" - like someone said before me - for so many great posts and discussions, even if I didn't participate in them myself. I don't know you, but there are just some people whose posts, when I see them, always make me think "this is worth reading" (I'll intentionally omit Luckers and Terez :)): Suttree (sorry, I don't like the abbreviation "Sutt" - let's say it translates to "a big nipple" in Polish :)), Mr Ares, Fish, yoniy0, David Selig, Sid, Drekka Mort, BBM... I know, I'm being... how do you say that - cheesy? :) By the way, thank you, all Dragonmounters, for free, unintentional English lessons.

 

Should I say that? Ok, I will: it's visible at first glance that there are not so many girls among the general WoT discussion participants, therefore - thank you Terez, FSM and Elci, I always enjoy meeting you here :)

 

And Mik - thank you for blowing my mind away with your Rand's-soul-and-the-DO-being-connected idea.

 

Edit: I forgot: I thank Terez for having some knowledge about Polish culture (yay!) and FSH for being English (just love the UK... and she posts during the actual daytime, like me - if you know what I mean).

 

You remind me of my roommate; he is polish as well and worries about a language barrier. You both are much more pleasant to listen to and easier to understand than a lot of people who only speak english.

 

ps-Sutt :rolleyes:

 

pss-Also love Peregrine's work all around as well.

Edited by TootThatHorn

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