1. cckgz4's Avatar
    Something I was wondering. Why do people make big exit speeches from tech forums when switching phones/platforms? I've never done that. At all. I would switch to the phone I want and make my exit quietly. What do people benefit from posting all of that if they don't plan on returning?
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    07-31-2012 06:49 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I would guess they want reassurance that they made the right decision. :D
    07-31-2012 08:50 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    They just want attention.
    07-31-2012 09:57 PM
  4. Reflexx's Avatar
    Maybe they felt like they were part of the community. And there are a few posters who they felt they has camaraderie with.

    Also, when someone makes a grand exit, I normally expect them to be back. I think most of them expect to return also. So it's almost like a "don't forget me while I'm gone" post.
    08-01-2012 11:33 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree with Winning Guy. I didn't start a thread on Crackberry to say I was switching, but I did mention my switch in a thread that already existed for that purpose.

    I had been very active there and even got a member request my PIN the day before I would no longer have a PIN.

    I still post there occasionally.

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    08-01-2012 12:01 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Maybe they felt like they were part of the community. And there are a few posters who they felt they has camaraderie with.

    Also, when someone makes a grand exit, I normally expect them to be back. I think most of them expect to return also. So it's almost like a "don't forget me while I'm gone" post.
    That makes sense.

    From time to time you'll see a post that starts off with, "You all have probably wondered where I have been the last few weeks....". Those types of post would be from someone who feels camaraderie, even through others may not care where he's been, or noticed he was gone for a few weeks.
    08-01-2012 02:26 PM
  7. geekmaster's Avatar
    Something I was wondering. Why do people make big exit speeches from tech forums when switching phones/platforms? I've never done that. At all. I would switch to the phone I want and make my exit quietly. What do people benefit from posting all of that if they don't plan on returning?
    sounds like the politicians of today :dry
    08-16-2012 08:55 PM
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