Some things about notable Viv users and members


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    @JoaBravo said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    2-visits increasing in frequency:
    @steffie - thank god.

    I strongly suspect steffie would object to that gratitude. Better to thank zarquon instead.



  • @LonM said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    @JoaBravo said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    2-visits increasing in frequency:
    @steffie - thank god.

    I strongly suspect steffie would object to that gratitude. Better to thank zarquon instead.

    That was also object of my consideration. However, in that aspect, I frontally differ from her. And I am who is thanking, not her. Therefore, I keep it.



  • @potmeklecbohdan said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    @JoaBravo But you’ve been away for quite a long time, last online showed 4th August IIRC.

    But, this was commented by me within a topic totally somehow out of proposal. I tell that my pc and me were sent to respective factories. For repairing. None of both are back well-healed, my case is the most severe. The place where I did the comment is a significant proof of that. But not the most evident Several shards (metallic and of flesh ones) are still scattered by the all ambient.

    Due the exposed, I think that both of you, you and @BlackDaug, will pittyfully forgive me for not having included you in the comments. Precisely you, two ones who more strongly frequent my soul and my heart. I am suffering of a species of dyslexie. DNA explains.😧

    If dyslexie and DNA don't hamper I'll soon be back for remedy.



  • @JoaBravo Hello @JoaBravo,

    You don't have to worry. I'm less present since July, that's right, but we live in strange times (at least in Western Europe), I had less time to spend on the forum. I think it's the same for @Ornorm .
    By the way, I don't consider myself as a persecuted user. Au contraire, it's comforting to know that someone cares about me. Thanks a lot. God bless you.



  • Apparently, dLeon, a user from Indonesia, has decided to leave. His account seems to be withdrawn, though his profile is still accessible. He was very active in 2016/2017 (around the time he joined), then didn't post anything since about 2018.



  • @hlehyaric

    As Quinca71, when I joined Vivaldi, DLeon caught my attention for his profuse daily activity on the Forums.

    Personally, however, everything between me and him became more intense when he posted on "my" topic Slogans for Vivaldi Browser (or title meant that).

    The topic that at first attracted positive votes from some renowned users, suddenly started to take controversial directions, but, despite that, it had its instigating aspect for me.

    DLeon, then, added few but important interventions that meant for me, with part speaking out in my favor, trying to put things on "clean plates" to say somehow.

    So, somehow, I regret his withdrawal also because I believe he would always be a valuable collaborating user of Viv.

    I will not go without saying that I regret the loss of the humorous effect of the images of the two lions coinciding exactly one above the other in the horizontal lines of the most active posting users.😜 That it was you who perceived and indicated.



  • @JoaBravo Hello. πŸ‘‹

    @JoaBravo said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    2-visits increasing in frequency:
    @steffie - thank

    Uh oh. I'd kinda hoped nobody would have noticed, curses!

    It's true though, what you've mentioned. There were some reasons for my absence:

    1. Spending really large amounts of time in my Linux forum of choice, for the distro i ran on my pooters for a few years.
    2. Several dalliances with Firefox-Nightly instead of Vivaldi-Snapshot as my default browser.
    3. A necessary self-defence tactic to escape the trauma & unhappiness caused by some chronically nasty people in this forum.

    Equally there were some reasons for my decision to return:

    1. Said Nix forum, having been in sad decline for ~18 mths, relatively recently underwent a major technical & personality catastrophe that rendered it the very antithesis of its prior self. Indeed in some ways it became toxic & tribal, certainly no longer fun, & those not drinking the increasingly corporate cordial were overtly made to feel no longer welcome.
    2. FF-N remains my alternative browser, but ultimately V's numerous charms proved once again irresistible.
    3. Being a very slow learner i had entirely failed to realise that i could actually completely block all the nasty people, & once i belatedly did so, the forum no longer felt dangerous for me.

    @LonM said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    steffie would ... thank zarquon

    Teehee, nicely noticed! πŸ€—

    @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    Apparently, dLeon, a user from Indonesia, has decided to leave

    Oh that's sad. I definitely had noticed their absence.

    @JoaBravo said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    As Quinca71, when I joined Vivaldi

    Oh! Wait, so you are saying that @JoaBravo = @Quinca71 ? [see, i told you i am a slow learner]. If you don't mind my asking, why did you change your ID, but now tell us of the change, thus invalidating any privacy benefit derived from the change?



  • @JoaBravo Indeed, I'm less active since a few weeks (or months? time flies...)
    The community grows fast which is great but it's therefore more difficult for me to follow what's going on.
    In the past, I was pleased to read +/- every post and intervened when I thought I could bring something to the discussion (help with my small knowledge or strange humor when I thought it was adequate).
    Now, when I open the forum, I'm quickly submerged by the number of new topics so I'm less keen to "dive" into any of them...

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    Thank you for your message. πŸ™πŸ»



  • @Steffie said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    Uh oh. I'd kinda hoped nobody would have noticed, curses!

    🀭



  • @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    we live in strange times

    Absolutely true, & though i know it's cliched, this year simply feels like we've all fallen into a dystopian sci-fi disaster movie. It's unbelievable.

    @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    I'm less present since July

    ...plus...

    @Ornorm said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    I'm less active since a few weeks (or months?

    I've noticed both your comparative infrequencies, miss you both, & welcome each post when available. Best wishes!



  • @Steffie said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    Uh oh. I'd kinda hoped nobody would have noticed, curses!

    Really??? You really hoped no one noticed your absence?πŸ€”πŸ˜± You're one of the pillars of this forum, you know.

    Being a very slow learner i had entirely failed to realise that i could actually completely block all the nasty people, & once i belatedly did so, the forum no longer felt dangerous for me.

    To begin with, I didn't understand how this feature could be useful. Now, I followed your lead and I block users I deem nasty or/and toxic without any shame.

    Oh! Wait, so you are saying that @JoaBravo = @Quinca71 ?

    Take a glimpse here, if you want to learn more about this ID change.



  • @Ornorm Bien rΓ©sumΓ©! πŸ˜€

    (well summarized)



  • @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    one of the pillars

    Oh not only pillows. On different days i alternate my manchester impersonations, thus am also variably sheets, pillowslips, duvets, blankets... πŸ€¦β™€

    @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    I block users I deem nasty or/and toxic without any shame

    Well done - i can understand your reticence which i also shared, but ultimately it felt like that protective measure or otherwise a permanent departure.

    @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    Take a glimpse here

    Oh thanks so much, now finally i understand. That conversation occurred during one of my absences, so i completely missed it at the time, & as @Ornorm sagely observed...

    @Ornorm said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    The community grows fast which is great but it's therefore more difficult for me to follow what's going on

    ...which applies equally to me.



  • @Ornorm Which applies to me too. Plus, maybe, we need to take a break. Thus, we'll come back en fanfare. πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‡



  • @hlehyaric said in Some things about notable Viv users and members:

    Take a glimpse here,

    Didn't find words for thanking this fine attention.



  • Here, on this Viv's "ambient", a species of mental and sentimental and physical paradise happens, oddly, for me. A corner where I never want to be a malquerent or agressive one.

    It's a especies of an apart world where reciprocal and mutual interactions always flows to the well, to the happiness.

    ItΒ΄s not a "place" where there is an usual, a common convivence, with objective and subjective contacts, actions, bodies, feelings, souls, mental interchanges, such as is within a "complete" convivence, concrete and / or subjective expressions.

    But, magically, constantly it brings to me the impression that I am aware, mutually, deeply, of each of the beings with whom here I interact.

    If the possibility of "coming" here lacks to me, as recently happened, the sensation of discomfortable mood invades me, an imprescindible factor is closed to me.

    I'm trying to put into words what this "place" means, for me, but that is so immense that, or one says within a too curt and happy verbal expression, a "trouvaille" (trouvaille - fait de trouver avec bonheur ; chose ainsi trouvΓ©e)., or it will never be said.

    It's justly what I am doing here. It would be to me the case to cancel all this unhappy and aborted content, erase it, but - I'll never define why - I keep it.


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    @JoaBravo It occurs to me that the word you are searching for may be "serendipity."



  • @Ayespy - Thanks. Perfect.
    Google's definition - "the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way".



  • @JoaBravo If being & remaining a part of the Vivaldi community manages to bring you any sense, small or large, of comfort, collegiality, comedy &/or cognitive contentedness, as i would hope, then that's a lovely thing. If it stops being a place of satisfaction for you, then for your own health & well-being a departure might be needed.

    For me for years the V forum was a very happy place. Then it became quite awful for a while, & i realised it was affecting me quite badly, such that i felt it best to go away. IMO it remains too easy [inexplicably] for nasty people to remain here when i know for certain they would have been banned from other technical fora to curtail the outflow of their toxicity. However as i have written, once i found the way to be free of them, the unusual Admin/Modding policy here became less dangerous for me, such that once more the place feels nice.

    Part of the niceness & the happiness comes from the fact that even though largely we are a bunch of strangers who'll never meet each other in person, over the years [for those who survive/thrive that long here] we come to know something of others' personalities, peccadilloes, competencies & ideally also sense of humour [if there can't be some laughter then what's the point?]. Thus after a while, as well as direct conversations explicitly for supporting community members about our beloved browser & affiliated tech matters, & of course feeding back our findings & aspirations to the Devs, we also reach a certain level of familiarity & friendship with others here such that meta-conversations also arise. Camaraderie grows, tangential chats occur, a sense of warm community blossoms.

    IMO that's important & desirable. Without it this place would be much less, much poorer, & maybe even not worthwhile hanging about. Long may it remain a nice place. Long may you feel comfortable to remain here.



  • @Steffie

    Thank you. It is as if the words are getting close to a scope that only the ineffable can reach.

    I feel like a wizardry involves our comments. It is fantastic that with the level I have in English and being a foreigner, I even try to follow and in some way answer those who are native in that language and, above all, have such a vast subjective β€œset”.


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