Originally Posted by alanlutz
Sometimes I wish this forum had a "like" button. There are so many great posts I would LOVE to at least acknowledge but I can't without having to "reply with Quote" or otherwise use a quick quote, which is not attached to the original message and is often overlooked or ignored. Likewise, something I post may be "liked" by some of you out there, but ignored completely because no one takes the time to acknowledge or you've already moved on to the next big thing. Just Sayin'
After discovering this thread, one thing that kept bringing me back (and motivated me to contribute) was the polite, almost genteel feel of Noirish Los Angeles
. It seemed that the participants, besides honoring L.A.'s grand eras in image, behaved with a gentility that recalled the era at its best. I like that e_r frequently thanks participants and welcomes newcomers, and enjoy seeing others give props when they like a topic. To me, replies of thanks are an important and enjoyable part of the thread. (Providing they don't
copy a bunch big, recent images.
As I work my way through the late page 600's of this thread, my own thanks go to BifRayRock. I've especially enjoyed many of his posts in that part of the thread, especially his wacky restaurant and retailing contributions. BRR, I have no idea how find this stuff, but nice work!
BTW, pursuing the ghost geography of Lookout Mountain Inn with Lorendoc was great fun and a tremendous (if humbling) learning experience. I used to think I was pretty good with maps and geography…but while I was rubbing two sticks together wondering why nothing made sense, Lorendoc was unearthing old documents downtown and plotting sight lines, to pinpoint the Inn's location. When we scrambled up Wulff's Peak to recreate our "reference" view, everything, including the hills near the Inn, were where he'd said they'd be. Very impressive.