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    The Time Has Come

    After five years of membership, it's finally time for me to depart. I have greatly enjoyed my time on the site (and I will continue to greatly enjoy the pictures and videos I've downloaded ), but the direction the site's going in since its split and expansion just isn't for me. So when my subscription goes up for renewal in a couple days, I'll just let it go.

    Still, it's been fascinating to see the evolution over the years. I remember when still shoots would be posted in two parts, so that there'd be new material each day.

    I remember when videos had no live sound, just some cheesy instrumental soundtrack.

    I remember the infamous saga of the Yarra Girls.

    I remember when the first Intimate Moments shoot went up.

    I remember when Abby dabbled in Girl/Boy shoots.

    I remember the Special Project.

    I remember when Mrs. Roops posted on the boards using her husband's account.

    I remember the old posters, like Redrat, Jus1drun and Brownboyletamb.

    I remember when Elizabeth wouldn't do explicit shoots.

    I remember when a 6-girl shoot was unprecedented.

    I remember when Abby did all the stills herself.

    I remember when Susie was blonde.

    It's been a fabulous five years. But now it's time to be packing.

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    Sorry to see you go Dafydd. Personally, I'm still quite happy here and I don't expect that to change.
    Last edited by laktor; 5th August 2008 at 05:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafydd View Post
    It's been a fabulous five years. But now it's time to be packing.
    Hey Dafydd, I'm really sad to see you leaving.

    As you say yourself, there are so much memories.
    I remember when Arsby, Roops and Sweatyfox had some verbal and funny fights on the boards.

    Well, I just can say it was a pleasure to have you as an active member on the boards.

    Hopefully we will see you back here in a while, who knows? The murderer always returns to the site of crime.

    Take care!

    Lxm

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    Sorry to see you leave Dafydd. Those memories will stay with you I'm sure as they are the best from this site. Have a safe journey to wherever you go and whatever you do. It's been a pleasure having you here.

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    Shame to read you're leaving Dafydd but I respect your reasons. Enjoyed your posts and you're going to leave a gap here.

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    Shucks, another of the old guard departs!! Take care!!!!

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    It's truly been a pleasure, Daffy!

    The thing I remember the best is when Abby, out of the blue, came up with the Gold membership idea. That was a stroke of genius!

    Best of luck to you. Are you expanding your porn horizons, or quitting for a while? While some other content interests me, I can't imagine joining another porn site.

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    your memories intregue me...does anyone want to elaborate on any of them?

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    I didn't get aquainted with you, but I can understand. You really are an AW veteran!

    Quote Originally Posted by cleo View Post
    your memories intregue me...does anyone want to elaborate on any of them?
    see what Abbywinters.com looked like over the years. Some of the links within the wayback machine still work.
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.abbywinters.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleo View Post
    your memories intregue me...does anyone want to elaborate on any of them?
    Easy one first; Susie as a blonde and here again.

    The Yarra Girls shoot drama you might know as the poster 'elfie' who rather insistently begged/pleaded/demanded and what not for the release of that shoot pretty much as soon as it was shot. Release of that shoot got delayed and delayed and just so happened *cough* to be released when elfie was no longer an active member

    Special project shoots are here.

    That's enough history for now

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    Here are a couple more: I remember when videos were offered in DivX format.

    I still have the Strip 21 game.

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    Thanks, Arsby. No, I'm not moving to another site. AW is the only porn site I've ever seen that I wanted to join. I just feel like it's outgrown me. I may come back in the future, at least to buy a couple of DVDs I really want but haven't the disposable income to get right now.

    Well, today's my last day, so I want to thank all the beautiful models (and that means all of them!), past and present; the brilliantly talented staff, past and present; all you folks who've ever posted on the Boards; and, of course, Abby Herself for a truly unique and wonderful website and community.

    I've made public my personal list of favorites; I don't know if the list will carry on after my departure, but fior now at least you can find it here.

    If anybody's curious about my handle, "Dafydd" (pronounced "DAH-vith") is the Welsh equivalent of "David". I'm not Welsh, I just thought it would look cool as a screen name.

    Well, I guess that's it then.

    So long, and thanks for all the mammaries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafydd View Post
    Here are a couple more: I remember when videos were offered in DivX format.
    We had so much grief over the DivX format.

    L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafydd View Post
    Here are a couple more: I remember when videos were offered in DivX format.

    I still have the Strip 21 game.
    What is the "Strip 21 game??" -- anyone??? -

    I don't think I want to ask about DivX format - but a short answer should suffice -

    Thanks, André

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    Quote Originally Posted by andresone View Post
    What is the "Strip 21 game??" -- anyone??? -

    Thanks, André
    I'm curious about this too! Someone fess up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricia_l View Post
    I'm curious about this too! Someone fess up!
    The page itself is gone, but the forum-thread is still present; Abbywinters.com Strip 21 the game!

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    I have the same memories as I depart in a few days also.

    The new (more video intensive) format is not for me (or for my satellite based internet). Many times 1 video is more than my day's allotment of bandwidth.

    I liked some of the new things too. Wish I could have been in that bookstore or laundrymat or yoga class or printshop or pottery studio or kitchen.

    Spass,

    Spud

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    Aw Dafydd, I joined AW around the same time as you did and so we no doubt share many of the same memories. Even back then you could tell it was a class apart from the usual adult fodder on the net. Well it's been good having you as a long time companion on this journey and I wish you well. Might see you again, you never know when you might get the urge to resub just to check things out, even if only for a month or three.

    Hehe oh and Lux I hope that if and when I decide to go, I might be remembered for a bit more than some rather amusing spats with people. I know what you mean though, there have been great moments, some good laughs and however heated things can get I don't think I've ever not ended up saying lets have a beer and shake hands again on it. I don't remember me and Roops sparring with each other, can you enlighten me.

    Bye also to you Spud, hope you have some good memories not only of many of the fantastic girls we have been introduced to but also your friends here on the boards.

    Take care guys.

    SF

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    He He - I remember the Strip 21 game - boy that goes back some way. I had that and it was great - could never quite win enough hands to get the girl to go naked !! Shucks. Then when my PC died and I lost heaps of stuff that I hadn't backed up (no one ever thinks to back up coz they assume it will never happened) the game went too.

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    Best of luck to you.

    I run a very successful forum myself (tho not this interesting) and we have had long-time and very frequent posters who have left and it's always kinda sad and those who are left often ask themselves why they stay and should they leave.

    Some do but often the departed reappears after 6-8 months, either briefly or with many new experiences to share. We mayyet hear more from Dafydd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxman View Post
    Hopefully we will see you back here in a while, who knows? The murderer always returns to the site of crime.
    Well, you called it, Lux — I'm back. Dunno for how long (it depends on whether or not I can afford these new rates) and I had to take a new handle now, but I'm back for at least this month. Goodness the changes around here! GG videos in HD!! As a single video instead of a quadrilogy!!! And oh my goodness, Isadora!!!! A natural redhead with full bush and underarm hair!!!!! She alone was worth returning for.

    So I'll be around. Blazingstoke's the new callsign, but underneath I'm still Dafydd.
    Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to download some Lacie shoots before I head out for the evening.

    D—

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    Well good to have you back and I'm certainly glad you chose to return to AW and start posting in the Forums again.

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