New member says "hello all!"

Discussion in 'Welcome to Alien Expanse' started by christopher o'brien, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. christopher o'brien

    christopher o'brien Anomalist & aspiring techno-shaman

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    I've heard about this forum for awhile now, but never came by to check it out. Now that I have, I must admit that I appreciate the reparté and (for the most part) the intelligent banter around the wide variety of subjects addressed here. FWIW: I'm not someone who hides behind avatars and cops bipolar-esque attitudes about people, subjects, places and things. I dislike trolls and prefer to stand up and be recognized for who (or what :) I am and be secure enough to state my opinions on-the-record. For those of you that prefer to be anonymous, well, I'll try to take you as seriously as someone on-the-record, but I can't and won't promise anything in this regard. :Sneaky:

    All that said, I look forward to learning new and different things and sharing some of my years of field research and investigative experience...
     
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  2. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Honorable

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    Welcome

    I'm new here too..
     
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  3. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    Welcome aboard. :)
     
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  4. humanoidlord

    humanoidlord ce3 researcher

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    i think i have heard of you somewhere one time, not sure though
    your name does ring a bell
     
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  5. christopher o'brien

    christopher o'brien Anomalist & aspiring techno-shaman

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    lol yeah some people might say that I'm an expert at hiding in plain sight.
     
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  6. notdej

    notdej Honorable

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    have you ever shared your years of field research and investigative experience in other forums?
     
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  7. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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  8. August

    August Metanoia

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  9. 3FEL9

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    Sounds like me on a good day..

    Welcome :Thumbsup:
     
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  10. christopher o'brien

    christopher o'brien Anomalist & aspiring techno-shaman

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    Last time I checked :cool8:
     
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  11. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Hello, hope you're doing well, how did you hear about us?...just curious...

    FWIW I do not think there is any member here who intentionally hides behind some avatar just to troll and sling shyte, all opinions are on record here, and you have straightforward honest folk here...There are many reasons people do not always reveal their real names online, I for one own multiple businesses and protect those businesses and the people who work for me...:cool8:

    With that, I hope you enjoy your time here as I do and many others, we are growing and will continue to grow with members and moving forward with future plans to expand and greatly enhance our time spent here...:D

    Welcome to AE...:happy8:
     
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  12. notdej

    notdej Honorable

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    nice for you.... not a very good start suggesting folk are hiding behind avatars/ usernames! having an avatar is not hiding- it's just the way of things in places like this.

    My full name is Derek Charles Cornelius= aka <DC Cornelius>

    I've nothing to hide-- so now maybe you can start again.

    I'll start it off:

    Hello christopher & welcome.. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

    Peace.

    DC Cornelius...
     
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  13. christopher o'brien

    christopher o'brien Anomalist & aspiring techno-shaman

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    Thanks for the sorta welcome! I make no excuses and ask for no apologies from anyone or their cat. Be straight w/ me—you'll always get a straight answer from me. Been posting online for over 25 years, so I have a fairly well-honed sense of all the various types of people who populate "paranormal" forums. Call me old fashioned, but I respect people more who stand behind what they say and claim who they are more than the faceless army of avatared clever names, trolls, sock puppets and feckless yappy anonymous pot-shot types. But that's just me... I've heard the same rationale for years, 'I've got a job I don't want to lose, so I can't be seen posting here 'black-blahh Yeah, whatever, except for rare cases, I don't buy it. Grow a pair. When you meet somebody, you like to know who you're dealing with. That being said, what you see and hear from me is what you get. I stand behind my work, my experience, my opinion and whatever expertise I can muster. I share all my data and have nothing to hide or to apologize for or about.
     
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  14. notdej

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    yep same here-- we should have some fun, christopher:cool:
     
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  15. Kchoo

    Kchoo At Peace.

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    This is good. Welcome!
     
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  16. Diva

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    Hi welcome to AE :)
     
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  17. humanoidlord

    humanoidlord ce3 researcher

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    finnaly someone famous to work in your database project! :D
     
  18. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    notdej Honorable

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  20. Caeldeth

    Caeldeth Noble

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    Welcome good sir.
     
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