Where is the Munchkin Man?

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Re: Missing Munchkin Man

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TonyDAntonio misses the Munchkin Man
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MM was a character; I miss him also.

There are so many posters that are MIA, gone with the wind. :(

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I enjoyed the MM postings too, but always wondered if he was someone's creative writing project. :wink:
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He definitely was a character. I really liked his writing style and the things he would write about even though some hated it. I think we had a pm, I miss the MM.
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He had the best stories. I really miss him. For me liked him as much as the founding members.
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Dantes wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:12 pm A question about his whereabouts came up a few years ago. I looked up his posts and ended up reading though all of them, beginning to end. Fascinating.
I recall this! Did he respond?
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Bammerman wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:19 am I've been re-reading some of Munchkin Man's posts. I miss the MM! MM, where are you when we really need you? I can't believe it's been 13 years since his first post on Bogleheads. Entertaining, friendly, unusual, good-spirited. And so refreshing to read comments from someone -- unusual here -- who sounded humble. Best wishes to you, MM, wherever you are!
I remember him well and hope he is ok.

Munchkin Man, Lon, LANDY, Default BR user, Phineas Whoopie, Gordon!

A lot of forum posters who are no longer active.
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I too miss the little guy. I remember when he got a special dispensation from the moderators to discuss his diet, which normally isn’t allowed.
Here it is:
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Nicolas wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:31 pm I too miss the little guy. I remember when he got a special dispensation from the moderators to discuss his diet, which normally isn’t allowed.
Munchkin Man was into soda or something IIRC. Or maybe I am confusing him for Some Other Man :oops:
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manatee2005 is looking for the actionable item in this post.
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manatee2005 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:37 pm manatee2005 is looking for the actionable item in this post.
The “actionable item” is to think about how far our forum has grown, the users and posters who have come and gone that impacted other Bogleheads, and to look forward to keeping the investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle growing!
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abuss368 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:48 pm
manatee2005 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:37 pm manatee2005 is looking for the actionable item in this post.
The “actionable item” is to think about how far our forum has grown, the users and posters who have come and gone that impacted other Bogleheads, and to look forward to keeping the investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle growing!
That's not actionable at all.
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iamblessed wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:42 pm He had the best stories. I really miss him. For me liked him as much as the founding members.
I would agree. Some interesting stories for sure! I enjoyed how he wrote in the 3rd person.
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To me, the "actionable item" is to remember that we're human beings, not just money machines.
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Kenkat wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 pm One of the things that I have found fascinating about this forum and forums in general is that posters will just up and disappear without any warning or explanation of where they went. Sometimes quite prolific posters. One day they are here, the next day they are gone. I sometimes wonder what happened. Did they switch to a new user name - a fresh start so to speak? Did they just get burned out or lose interest? Did they pass away? (this has occurred on another forum I post on and we’ve sadly lost some great posters - and people - over the years).

I can still remember some who posted going all the way back to the old Morningstar Diehards forum. Munchkin Man was certainly memorable.
A few reasons people stop posting. First, people pass away. Ole Meph was quite the expert on insurance, his posts were excellent. Word leaked out that he had died. Second, a few folks got banned for not following the rules or got into a disagreement with others here and just left. Third, there are people who work in the Financial Industry who post here and will stop for compliance reasons. There was one poster that I liked, he worked in the hedge fund industry and made comments about AQR and Cliff Asness. I noticed that one day he went in and deleted all of his posts. I think people get tired of posting, particularly when you say the same things over and over in different ways. Life is a series of transitions and changes.
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nedsaid wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Kenkat wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 pm One of the things that I have found fascinating about this forum and forums in general is that posters will just up and disappear without any warning or explanation of where they went. Sometimes quite prolific posters. One day they are here, the next day they are gone. I sometimes wonder what happened. Did they switch to a new user name - a fresh start so to speak? Did they just get burned out or lose interest? Did they pass away? (this has occurred on another forum I post on and we’ve sadly lost some great posters - and people - over the years).

I can still remember some who posted going all the way back to the old Morningstar Diehards forum. Munchkin Man was certainly memorable.
A few reasons people stop posting. First, people pass away. Ole Meph was quite the expert on insurance, his posts were excellent. Word leaked out that he had died. Second, a few folks got banned for not following the rules or got into a disagreement with others here and just left. Third, there are people who work in the Financial Industry who post here and will stop for compliance reasons. There was one poster that I liked, he worked in the hedge fund industry and made comments about AQR and Cliff Asness. I noticed that one day he went in and deleted all of his posts. I think people get tired of posting, particularly when you say the same things over and over in different ways. Life is a series of transitions and changes.
I suspect many lose interest due to repetition. Even this particular post about Munchkin Man is a duplicate (not sure why the last post on the topic wasn't simply updated). Others lose interest due to the arguments that sometimes ensue.
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I merged Bammerman's thread into the ongoing discussion.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

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I miss sscritic.
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