Snowslaughter, Oaktrain was one of the favorites on this blog as recent as last year, good personality, good science, good in depth look at the models. He was really popular...He called a lot of snow storms right on last year...You don't remember him?
RebelG always rubbed me the wrong way, but never to the point where i'd be irrated enough to post about it. However, I think he was mainly out here posting and pushing buttons to "stir things up" and not to really help advance the site, or Rob's passion or weather knowledge. I will always miss the old days of refreshing the site waiting on the model runs back in snow days of 2010.
SnowKat, yes I agree, he's harmless and amusing (and I don't hate him) in the sense that he always predicts 1 to 3 inches and by the end of the season he's always wrong so he's amusing let's say as a Court Jester would be, so it's at his own expense. In short, he doesn't personally irritate me, he's too trivial, that being said it's sad that his intentions are to irritate and be sarcastic, not to be funny and not to discuss the weather. It speaks volumes about his personality or I should say lack of one. Have a good weekend SnowKat.
ajb, I guess my point is, I can't understand why anyone finds him to be that great of an irritant. I've been here since the fox 29 days and I've never understood the hate. So he likes to come around and give his little 1-3 forecast each time. So what? I guess I just find him to be somewhere between harmless and amusing.
It's Karma Rebel, not Carmen...Buy a dictionary Rebel and educate yourself, they're not expensive. On another note SnowKat there's actually several sites that mention the lack of Rebel and how wonderful it is, Winter 2015 is only one of them. If you go through the threads far enough back you'll see the comments. As for predicting 0 to3 inches for most forecasts doesn't take much intelligence. At the end of each winter season it's humorous to see his snowfall totals completely wrong by miles so I can see how there's some value to Rebel after all. I'm for free speech when it has substance, an explanation with merit or authentic humor to it but when it's consistently done for antagonistic or sarcastic reasons, I'm not. Anyhow it's dissapointing what's happened to this site. I'll still check in from time to time to see Rebel's detailed 1 to 3 inch forecasts, and of course his season snowfall totals, NOT...I still agree with what Euro Domination stated below and up to a certain extent SnowKat as well.
The day I checked the fb page it wasn't all that nice but maybe I just picked a bad moment in time. Anyway, regardless I can't check it from work which is when I mostly check in here. I'll give it another shot though.
I believe you meant Karma. Any way, it's a shame for this site. Like some said, at 5 am at least you gave us something to read.Will miss this site if for no other reason than it was something to look forward to, helping pass the winter doldrums. Just a side note... The Facebook page is very good, and very entertaing. It is defintely worth checking out.
Thanks snow cat . Most things are not forever and this site proves that . I believe in CARMEN and I live my life to be kind and nice to eveyrone. Carmen may be a good example of the site and its decline in membership. Have a great day and be kind to people.
Brian, good to 'see' you. Was wondering where you've been.
We had some good camaraderie and a sense of family relationship here for a number of years, along with weather talk. Remember back to times when the site was down for a few days or people didn't have power and weren't able to communicate? We looked forward to catching-up afterwards. They were good times.
Sadly, I believe it all just fell victim to growing pains, but hope that whether it's here or elsewhere, we'll still all 'see' one another sometimes!
Wow looks like this site is officially dead. What the heck happened? It's brutal to even get on here and try and post. Really miss the old days but I guess they are gone. Are you still out there Rebel?
You know...this site fell apart for a lot of reasons. There were a lot of idiots out there and Rob...well I don't want to get into what Rob has or hasn't done to help his own cause. However, in my opinion Rebel was never even close to the worst. Hell in my opinion he was never even bad, especially not in comparison to some I've seen on here through the years. So for anyone to make any kind of statement that they're just glad to have a place to go that is free of Rebel just sounds like a bunch of horseshit to me. I mean really was his "1-3" forecasts really hurting you that stinking bad? It would take a super sensitive baby to get butt hurt over anything that Rebel said.
Anyway, I kinda miss the old days of the 5 am Rebel update and the forecasting we used to get here. I checked in on the FB group but I can't view it from work like I can this page and also...well...I wasn't happy with what I saw there either. There's really no going back to the old days I don't think.