Who is Sandisfan?

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Part of the reason I don't post that much is that my initial posts when I am posting can come out as word salads, that is I can hear what I am writing in my head but when I read some initial posts it makes no sense and the phrases can read unlike anything I wanted to write. :) I can spend way too much time rewriting my initial posts. Plus many here have expressed what I might write since I end up watching the races delayed and can't get to this site until later when most contributors have said what I would although from the stage/races threads I sometimes think of witty lines but it's way too late and the moment has passed. ;)
I know exactly what you're saying, Sandisfan.
Take your time, buddy.
No one is going to bite.
 
I too appreciate Sandisfan's solid support.

Sounds like we're all getting our just desert's.

Which admittedly lessens the impact of it slightly. It's like when a kind of co-worker of mine would end all of her emails to me with a smiley....made me smile a little less when I found out she gave them out to everyone :p

Anyway, I was pretty chuffed yesterday when the doyen (probably self proclaimed) of the forum, Red Rick, applauded me with love heart eyes.

Not as good as receiving them from Scarlett Johannson, but possibly the next best thing.
 
If there weren't reactions to our posts we'd never be aware Sandisfan's reading every bit of nonsense we write.
And that's what I find most amusing.
... Someone's patient enough to watch and read everything post festum.
I guess it makes our pass-time activities a little more worthy.
I like "likes" because it gives the reader an opportunity to say s/he likes a comment even when there's nothing to say as a follow-up. It's like the in-person universal nod indicating you like what someone said. Maybe a high-five will be attached to said comment that someone "liked" but no words are spoken.
Despite what some people say, I love "like." Like you said, that means someone is paying attention and likes what you said. That's an awesome feature on a message board.
That said, I think the "like" feature should be used judiciously. By that I mean there's no need to "like" if you're going to respond to a comment you like. The intent is obvious. You like the person with whom you're interacting, right? Can I get a like?
Back in the day posters like blackcat would say things that stopped me in my tracks. He made me laugh. We're talking genuine guffaws, and there was no way to respond other than saying "like."
Thankfully we now have the "like" feature to tell others we appreciate what they have to say. Sadly, blackcat was banned from the forum and I will forever unlike the pinheads who pulled the plug on his account. He is sorely missed. Press like if you like.
 
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Thank You al for these fun responses. The Binary was from a cheesy joke I got from a forum member on another web site " Slashdot " a nerdy type of site for tech.
The joke being "There are 10 kinds of People, those who know binary and those who don't" ;) In binary 10 and 2 in our normal decimal math we all use. I really don't know binary I am a bit nerdy but not really high level stuff. I read a lot an know a lot of stuff, some of which is just trivia. Like do you know why manhole covers are round.... It's the only shape cover which can't fall into the hole. Silly I know.

My user name comes from around 2000 on a hockey forum and was for the best player drafted the the San Jose Sharks in their first years. they didn't draft all that well the first couple of years. The player was Sandis Ozlinsh an offensive defenseman. Sandis was very good on offense and just ok playing the defense part of his position. I will send Delgados a PM and he can check out my user name (I post there about as frequently as I do here and been a memeber there for over 15 years) at the very good Hockey site mostly North American users but some European users. The site is pretty well moderated like here and I usually don't want to bring anyone there who might disrupt what is a very good forum not that any of you would do so but lurkers like me who are instead trolls could follow over there just being safe LOL I could share later if you are interested mostly that site focuses on NHL but is very much into the youth, think cycling under 23 and younger leagues amateur and some semi-pro Canadien minors which has some teams in the US.
Sandis Ozolinsh... that really rings a bell, but my memory is foggy. Didn't the Sharks also have some toothless thug, can't remember his name right now, but I know I didn't like him. I realize toothless describes just about every hockey player, but this guy was a real thug.

Anyway, nice to know where your handle comes from (I followed the NHL closely back in the early 2000s), keep up the good work giving out those "likes"! :)

Edit: I googled the Shark player, it was Mike Ricci. Don't know if I'm misremembering him being a thug, but he was definitely not nice to look at.

 
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Sandis Ozolinsh... that really rings a bell, but my memory is foggy. Didn't the Sharks also have some toothless thug, can't remember his name right now, but I know I didn't like him. I realize toothless describes just about every hockey player, but this guy was a real thug.

Anyway, nice to know where your handle comes from (I followed the NHL closely back in the early 2000s), keep up the good work giving out those "likes"! :)

Edit: I googled the Shark player, it was Mike Ricci. Don't know if I'm misremembering him being a thug, but he was definitely not nice to look at.

Ricci wasn't really a goon, more of pest good defensively for a forward with good scoring for a 3rd line forward (4 lines). Very popular player wherever he played. Could sometimes shutdown other teams 1st line for parts of the game getting better matchups for his teams 1st line. What a mug though LOL
 
Ricci wasn't really a goon, more of pest good defensively for a forward with good scoring for a 3rd line forward (4 lines). Very popular player wherever he played. Could sometimes shutdown other teams 1st line for parts of the game getting better matchups for his teams 1st line. What a mug though LOL
I would call Ricci a sparkplug not a goon, he never gave up on defense but I don't think he ever got in a fight. In 16 years in the NHL he averaged just over 50 penalty minutes a year, that's about 25 two minute penalties in a 70-80 game season. He was more likely to provoke the opposition into bad penalties. He was popular with fans and teammates because everybody likes a teammate who plays harder defense than you. He was drafted in the top 5 overall when he entered the NHL in 1990.
 
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