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WebmasterAlex
04-29-2008, 08:38 PM
I have seen many people say this was their "first" post, that they were basically lurkers or from people that hardly ever posted but did now.
Bawb would have liked that

dpuck1998
04-29-2008, 08:43 PM
As do us regulars. What a great way to remember and share stories and make new friends. Welcome newbies and hello regulars. The silver lining lies within us and making this a place that would make Bawb proud.

Renysmom
04-29-2008, 08:50 PM
Alex -

How are you doing? I know alot of the emphasis has been on the voices of the podcast but please know we are thinking each of you and wish there was a easier way for us to take away your pain.

.

DisneyBryan
04-29-2008, 09:07 PM
While this is not my very first post, it is close. I made my first post on this board about a week ago. And I came to these boards from the podcast (a long time listener and lurker and finally came out of the shadows). I am just so saddened by this loss. But how wonderful it is to be among friends here who get it.

dizneedoll
04-29-2008, 10:00 PM
Thank you so much Alex, for taking the time to make new posters and those of us that don't post as often feel welcome to join in and grieve with the rest of you. It really is a testament to how many lives Bob touched that so many are now posting.

erogers
04-29-2008, 10:16 PM
Thank you, Alex, for welcoming those of us who have just recently started posting. I am realizing with Bob's passing that it's easier to grieve here with this group who understands than alone, because no one in my world has a clue why I'm so upset at losing someone I never met but feel like I "know."

It's amazing to see just how many people were touched by Bob's life.

CraftyOtt
04-29-2008, 10:33 PM
This isn't my first post on DISboards, but I think it's my first for the DIS Unplugged Podcast forum. And I am a first time podcast listener. I just downloaded my first podcast ever last week, and it was the DIS Unplugged Podcast. I was so excited that I finally got my MP3 thingy sort of figured out (I've had it for over 2 years). It was a great show. I downloaded a few more from the archives this past weekend and fell in love with the whole crew. I laughed till my sides hurt listening to many of the shows. I couldn't get enough of this "Bawb" guy, his Bawb-isms are absolutely priceless.

To the whole family at DIS Unplugged, my prayers go to each and every one of you. I am saddened that you (and we the listeners, even the new ones) have lost someone who has meant so much to so many people. I look forward to hearing past podcasts, and learning more about Bob and his Kaht adventures.

He will be truly, truly missed.

macheath
04-30-2008, 01:01 AM
Alex,
Thank you for thinking of welcoming some of us "first-time posters" right now in your time of grief. I'm sorry that this loss is what brought me out of the shadows....But I keep coming back to the boards because only other "Dis"ers can know how I am feeling right now.
:grouphug: to everyone right now.

vellamint
04-30-2008, 06:37 AM
I have seen many people say this was their "first" post, that they were basically lurkers or from people that hardly ever posted but did now.
Bawb would have liked that

I think it is great that so many lurkers are posting about Bawb too......what an outpouring of emotion from so many. I too have been thinking about you Alex, my deepest sympathies:(

gomomgo
04-30-2008, 07:22 AM
This is exactly why I LOVE the Dis. You don't have to write 23.5 posts per day to be taken seriously. And in this sad situation, we can all grieve together.

Cyrano
04-30-2008, 07:31 AM
This is exactly why I LOVE the Dis. You don't have to write 23.5 posts per day to be taken seriously. And in this sad situation, we can all grieve together.

I agree it is what makes the DIS a community :grouphug:

skuttle
04-30-2008, 07:44 AM
Thanks so much for making us newbies feel welcome and not out of the loop. I listen to the podcasts regularly during my drive home from work and it always makes the drive seem so much shorter. I've had many LOL moments, many of them due to Bawb! He will be greatly missed for sure. I haven't been able to stop thinking about him since I first read Pete's post. And it was with a heavy heart that I listened to the last email show yesterday afternoon. I almost didn't, but I did and it was great to hear Bawb...so happy and so full of life, and SO funny!

aloha_lilo
04-30-2008, 11:58 AM
This is my first post on the podcast board...I loved listening to Bob on the podcast, and I will miss hearing his voice. :sad1:

jamieT
04-30-2008, 01:10 PM
After months of listening to the podcast and just reading the boards I hesitanlty signed up. I thought if I ddin't post than maybe I wasn't completely obsessed. When I finally posted I didn't even introduce myself. I jumped in feet first and no one batted an eye! I am still considered "new" I have appriciated this podcast more than you could know and nothing can out a smile on my face like Disney or Bob, or really the rest of the crew on the podcast.

You are are part of my family every week. I was in tears on the way home from bringing my daughter to school today.

I understand that this is a hard time for. I know you are going to mourn, but I hope you know how anxious we are to hear your voices. It's like a family. We just want to know you're ok...well it will be a while... Thank you for posting your thoughts. It was comforting to us, I hope it was a comfort to you to share!

DVCsince02
04-30-2008, 01:31 PM
Well said Jamie.

DDDoherty
04-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Yes, this is my first post. That is not to say that my husband and I have not been faithful listeners to the Dis Unplugged podcast. I look forward to it every week. We will miss Bob. As we listen to the podcast in weeks to come, we will think of Bob and know that there will be a little bit of pain inside all the podcast crew as they continue in tribute to Bob and his personal magic. Thank you podcast crew for all you do for us.

DDDoherty

nytimez
04-30-2008, 02:42 PM
I was a looooongtime lurker for many years and never even had my own account here. I signed up very recently and started posting entirely because I had been listening to the podcast for a few months now and finally felt like this was a place where I "knew" people and could begin to share my thoughts. To me, Bob was the podcast and it will be very difficult to continue to listen knowing he won't be a part of it. Bob, you'll be missed by me too, someone you never met.

kronkman
04-30-2008, 03:33 PM
I'd like to say thanks too, Alex. It's really odd, because I had been listening to the podcast for a long time, and would lurk around every now and then, but on Monday, I decided that I was going to finally make an effort to actually be a part of the community, and threw a few posts out. Then Tuesday morning when I got to work (after finishing listening to the email show from last week), I got on and read Pete's post. I knew Bob had been sick, and I was afraid he had been hospitalized or something, but never this. I'm glad I have a place to share in such an odd grieving process. Thanks to all of you.

Mmouse1026
04-30-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks Alex. My husband and I have been regular listeners of the popdcast since fall of 2006 but like alot of others I've been a lurker more than a poster. Then came Tuesday morning and I didn't even think about it when I read Pete's post I had to reach out. It's something I couldn't begin to explain to anyone outside of this forum but you guys understand and we all feel the loss. My prayers are with the podcast crew and may God be with you.

WebmasterAlex
04-30-2008, 05:25 PM
You are all very welcome here :)
It's what Bob would have wanted

happy2go2wdwmom
04-30-2008, 06:20 PM
I thought if I ddin't post than maybe I wasn't completely obsessed.

Welcome and thank you for my first chuckle since Monday's tragic news.

You are are part of my family every week. I was in tears on the way home from bringing my daughter to school today.

I understand that this is a hard time for. I know you are going to mourn, but I hope you know how anxious we are to hear your voices. It's like a family. We just want to know you're ok...well it will be a while... Thank you for posting your thoughts. It was comforting to us, I hope it was a comfort to you to share!

Well put.:grouphug:

WaDiWo
04-30-2008, 09:08 PM
What a wonderful community this is! truly truly truly wonderful. The internet has been around a long time, many forums, many discussion groups, many blogs, many chat sessions, etc. But when was the last time you saw such an instant connection amongst people over a common cause?

We miss you Bob.

Thank you for bringing so many closer together.

Thanks Alex and others for keeping the magic going.

WaDiWo

Disney_Mousketeers
04-30-2008, 11:41 PM
I totally agree with everything that has been said here. I just read the news and am in total disbelief.

My husband and I listen religiously quote or "make fun of" Bawb and the Kaht Kam on a regular basis. How incredibly sad.

Thank you Alex for welcoming us to post during this time of grief.

xbwkq1v
05-02-2008, 08:27 PM
I am glad that this was posted because even though I am new to Dis (1 month) I have been listening to old and new podcasts each day and enjoying them a great deal. I am amazed at the amount of posts and trip reports that are on this site. I am really enjoying reading everything that I can before my 1st trip to DisneyWorld on May 30th.

I was hesitant to post anything about Bawb since I have not been here very long I thought that people wouldn't really understand that I did become attached in such a short time. I looked at all the pictures that he has taken on YouTube and I really laughed at the 3 part series around the park. It was also fun listening to everyone pick on him during the Podcast. He really was so easy going and made me laugh. I am sad that I will not get to enjoy him for as long as the rest of you have.

I will be thinking of Bawb on Sat. & Sun. Looking forward to trying my first "Dole Whip" in his honor when I get to MK.
Sharon

AdamFranc
05-03-2008, 01:35 AM
I never know what to write.... which is weird cause i usually am pretty opinionated.... these boards are a little intimedating :S

WebmasterAlex
05-03-2008, 10:13 AM
I never know what to write.... which is weird cause i usually am pretty opinionated.... these boards are a little intimedating :S


Don't be intimidated, everyone is welcome here :)

Renysmom
05-03-2008, 11:07 AM
Adam -

Don't be afraid.. There is only one person here to be afraid of and she is obsessed with kidnapping Will and taking him home and keeping him in a pot till he will marry her daughter.. LOL