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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    I did not realise you knew each other before your MA. I always assumed you met on your course or on TSR

    /slow
    we did meet on TSR but that was 5 years ago

    (Original post by sj27)
    The vet thinks our one cat has a nasal tumour. 90% sure. We'll need a specialist to check, buf if it is the case we're going to have to put him down. Apparently some people go the chemotherapy route, but I can't see the point in putting him through that when it will be horrible and he won't understand what's going on, just so we can have him around a bit longer. We've had him for over 12 years now. I'm devastated.

    I am so sorry. I constantly worry about my dog as she is getting old but I try to remember that she had a good life and that's what matters
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    (Original post by *Corinna*)
    we did meet on TSR but that was 5 years ago
    Aww, FTB and I met on TSR just over 6 years ago
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    (Original post by sj27)
    The vet thinks our one cat has a nasal tumour. 90% sure. We'll need a specialist to check, buf if it is the case we're going to have to put him down. Apparently some people go the chemotherapy route, but I can't see the point in putting him through that when it will be horrible and he won't understand what's going on, just so we can have him around a bit longer. We've had him for over 12 years now. I'm devastated.
    :sad: :jumphug: :console:
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    Thanks for all the hugs, guys. Need all I can get right now :sad: I mean, you know your pets are going to die before you do, but it's horrible when you have to face up to the reality of it. Hoping for a miracle tomorrow (assuming we can get an appointment at the animal hospital) but having spoken to the vet again he's almost certain.
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    Aww, FTB and I met on TSR just over 6 years ago
    I am trying to decode FTB. I cannot Also, I always thought you met at Cambridge


    (Original post by sj27)
    Thanks for all the hugs, guys. Need all I can get right now :sad: I mean, you know your pets are going to die before you do, but it's horrible when you have to face up to the reality of it. Hoping for a miracle tomorrow (assuming we can get an appointment at the animal hospital) but having spoken to the vet again he's almost certain.
    you have all my love and all the hugs in the world.
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    (Original post by *Corinna*)
    I am trying to decode FTB. I cannot Also, I always thought you met at Cambridge
    FTB = FadeToBlackout, his TSR username. He posts in this thread now and again. And we did meet at Cambridge but we were in different years, at different colleges doing different subjects and wouldn't have known each other were it not for TSR. Met at a TSR meet in my 2nd/his 1st year and became friends, but didn't get together until a year and a half later. How about you two?
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    (Original post by Socrates)
    Am I the only one who knew Becca had a brother?

    /been on TSR too long
    I did too. And I have definitely been on TSR too long. Over 8 years now >.<
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    7 years on TSR for me
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    FTB = FadeToBlackout, his TSR username. He posts in this thread now and again. And we did meet at Cambridge but we were in different years, at different colleges doing different subjects and wouldn't have known each other were it not for TSR. Met at a TSR meet in my 2nd/his 1st year and became friends, but didn't get together until a year and a half later. How about you two?
    I joined TSR trying to find info about postgrad in the UK and I saw he was studying classics (doing his A levels at that time but he was posting in the classics threads) so I sent him a pm to ask a few things and we started talking. After about 5 months he came to Greece to meet me The rest is history
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    (Original post by *Corinna*)
    I joined TSR trying to find info about postgrad in the UK and I saw he was studying classics (doing his A levels at that time but he was posting in the classics threads) so I sent him a pm to ask a few things and we started talking. After about 5 months he came to Greece to meet me The rest is history
    Awwwwwww!
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    I did too. And I have definitely been on TSR too long. Over 8 years now >.<
    (Original post by Becca)
    7 years on TSR for me
    7 and a half :-S

    I had a TSR boyfriend once :moon:

    ... and there's Drogue and Helenia too.
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    4 day weekend. Norway's national day today! Just watching TV to see my school go in the parade past the royal palace
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    (Original post by *Corinna*)
    I joined TSR trying to find info about postgrad in the UK and I saw he was studying classics (doing his A levels at that time but he was posting in the classics threads) so I sent him a pm to ask a few things and we started talking. After about 5 months he came to Greece to meet me The rest is history
    That's sweet. Do you tell people you met online? I do tell people who I think will get it, but the older generation just know we 'met at Cambridge'. Both my parents met their new partners on dating sites so they don't mind at all!
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    That's sweet. Do you tell people you met online? I do tell people who I think will get it, but the older generation just know we 'met at Cambridge'. Both my parents met their new partners on dating sites so they don't mind at all!

    Sam (aforementioned TSR based boyfriend) and I always tell everyone that we met in a pub and Drogue introduced us... we just omit the bit where it was a TSR meet :p: In fairness though, he was one of the many annoying freshers who had asked lots of questions all summer and I really couldn't have told you which one he was. It wasn't like we had a TSR bond before we met in the pub... we just used TSR to flirt a LOT for months before anything happened!

    I have just unanonymous-ed my blog. I'm not sure this is a good thing. (It's about science and I took anything personal down first... just can't figure out if this is a good or a bad thing!)
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    (Original post by Cirsium)
    I have just unanonymous-ed my blog. I'm not sure this is a good thing. (It's about science and I took anything personal down first... just can't figure out if this is a good or a bad thing!)
    If you had personal stuff there originally it might not have been that anonymous to someone who knew you/was determined anyway. But you might want to be aware the personal stuff might still be preserved in something like the Wayback Machine.
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    I've still got this stupid chest thing The feeling of illness has subsided, happily, but I've still got a horrible cough, stuffed up sinuses and difficulty breathing Really annoying.
    (Original post by Becca)
    7 years on TSR for me
    Snap, as of last Tuesday.
    (Original post by *Corinna*)
    I joined TSR trying to find info about postgrad in the UK and I saw he was studying classics (doing his A levels at that time but he was posting in the classics threads) so I sent him a pm to ask a few things and we started talking. After about 5 months he came to Greece to meet me The rest is history
    You've been together 3/4 years?
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    That's sweet. Do you tell people you met online? I do tell people who I think will get it, but the older generation just know we 'met at Cambridge'. Both my parents met their new partners on dating sites so they don't mind at all!
    yeah I do, my friends all know that it worked out for us so they are OK with it but to be honest so many people have met like that these days that everyone accepts it. My best friend met her bf online and they have been dating EXACTLY one year longer than us (we both met our bfs on the same day just one year apart lol)
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    (Original post by blueletter)
    If you had personal stuff there originally it might not have been that anonymous to someone who knew you/was determined anyway. But you might want to be aware the personal stuff might still be preserved in something like the Wayback Machine.
    S'okay. I was trying to blog anonymously to start with so it wasn't personal in the sense of oh noez my boyfriend does not love me but just that my first post was a bit navel-gazing-y about whether or not blogging was narcissistic and my first science post was a bit rant-y so I've edited it a bit to be slightly more objective. There was specifically nothing on there that I would object to my future employers seeing. I wasn't sowing disinformation or anything, I just hadn't facebooked / tweeted / made anyone who knows me aware of its existence.
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    (Original post by Cirsium)
    S'okay. I was trying to blog anonymously to start with so it wasn't personal in the sense of oh noez my boyfriend does not love me but just that my first post was a bit navel-gazing-y about whether or not blogging was narcissistic and my first science post was a bit rant-y so I've edited it a bit to be slightly more objective. There was specifically nothing on there that I would object to my future employers seeing. I wasn't sowing disinformation or anything, I just hadn't facebooked / tweeted / made anyone who knows me aware of its existence.
    That's ok then. I think that unless you were prepared to make quite a lot of effort to maintain anonymity, someone who knew you would probably be able to work out who you were if you came across your blog. So in the event that your blog became well-known, people would make the connection anyway (and then it might seem more like you had something to hide). As long as it's future-employer-safe then I'd expect it's fine.

    I suppose the main disadvantage is that now people know you're blogging rather than pipetting or whatever it is biologists are meant to be doing
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    (Original post by blueletter)
    That's ok then. I think that unless you were prepared to make quite a lot of effort to maintain anonymity, someone who knew you would probably be able to work out who you were if you came across your blog. So in the event that your blog became well-known, people would make the connection anyway (and then it might seem more like you had something to hide). As long as it's future-employer-safe then I'd expect it's fine.

    I suppose the main disadvantage is that now people know you're blogging rather than pipetting or whatever it is biologists are meant to be doing
    Hehe exactly. Although I only blog when something is incubating / centrifuging or whatever and I usually say so :p: Major motivation for outing myself: so I can put pictures of CAKE on my blog without worrying about giving myself away.
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