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Old 14.11.2008, 00:53
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Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

As it is no longer possible to send either a Private Message or e-mail, I have no other way to do this personally, so I chose to start this thread in daily life, in the hope that Lob, gregv and Gooner might see it, on the (I suppose, huge) off chance, that they may cast a despondent eye towards the Forum again.

I just want to offer my thanks to all that you have given, together with your free time (Wisdom, sharing of your collective knowledge,fantastic and insightful humour and oft times,,, real heart and soul), that has made so much the foundation for this Forum , even as it is now...

I wrote a whole lot of other stuff, but it all read rather like a morbid type of obituary, so I deleted it.

Basically, apart from my thanks,,, I just wanted to say a proper goodbye and pass on my very, very best wishes to you all , I've enjoyed so much more than I ever let you know I did.

Guilty,,, of taking things for granted.

Again, just now had to delete a whole lot of other scribblings, for fear of major 'waffle/twaddle/sop', syndrome, so I'll just close now and hope that my few little words reach you sometime.

With much respect and sadness, I wave my little white hanky as an inadequate, 'toodle-pip' dear chaps,,, go well....

Ros

EDIT. Thank you Longbyte for changing the title, I had already pushed the button of no return and couldn't change it.
Sorry for the initial confusion.

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Thanks for your contributions and participation... Good luck to you as you walk on into your life...
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pm works fine ye nutter, I've been sending Devil hatred and abuse all morning
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Re: Thank you and goodbye.

he is talking about the mods like Lob.... he is saying goodbye to the mods and admins who have resigned, because of the thankless (and often worse than that) task that they have had. Lob for example has switched off his own pm and email functions, therefore you cannot get in touch with him privately, thus forcing delphinium blue to post here.
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The OP meant they can`t send a pm, or e-mail to Gregy, Lob, or Gooner
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I think she means sending a PM to Lob, Gregv and Gooner as they have all left the forum it seems.

I don't think Delphinium is leaving EF but is saying so long to the three above.
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Old 14.11.2008, 09:00
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This is a shame.
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Old 14.11.2008, 09:02
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As it is no longer possible to send either a Private Message or e-mail, I have no other way to do this personally, so I chose to start this thread in daily life, in the hope that Lob, gregv and Gooner might see it, on the (I suppose, huge) off chance, that they may cast a despondent eye towards the Forum again.
I've taken the liberty of adding the three names to the title of this Thread. Raises the chances of them noticing it if they look in our direction. Hope you don't mind.
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Old 14.11.2008, 09:23
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

WTF? When did that happen?
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

They've gone? Didn't see anything in the forum to indicate that. I'd also like to say thanks.

But can we really blame them? Personally, I think they did the right thing. It's amazing the amount of people that think they have some kind of right to behave in so many selfish ways on internet forums, demanding their "rights", freedom of speech, demanding mods to answer to silly questions on why posts were removed etc. when these same people contribute in no way to the running of the forum, and have no idea what it takes - despite been told repeatedly.

Think I would have done the same, but a long time ago...
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Old 14.11.2008, 09:35
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

Is it time for another t-shirt campaign?

Joking aside, I too am sad that it has come to this. Having only met Lob the one time he seemed like a thoroughly nice chap. He bent over backwards to help me and I just wish I could have bought him more than just the one beer.

Gregv was also a top man. He was really helpful in the curry night fiasco of the unpaid bill.

I never met Gooner but enjoyed reading his posts.

Hope to see you guys again sometime.......
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Old 14.11.2008, 09:44
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

I discovered this the other day, and was a bit disappointed. Both Gooner and Lob have NARU (Not A Registered User) listed under their profile and all other details taken off. I hope they reconsider and come back because they were (are) the backbone of the community. Without them this forum will be not what we all love.

Having said that I do think they have been put in an impossible "damned if you do, and damned if you don't" position. They are getting abuse from all sides and really all they have tried to do is keep this forum afloat.

Thanks for everything guys and if you find it in your hearts, please come back.
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

I can't say I blame them at all. I can imagine the relief they will feel this weekend, not having to cope with all the c**p that gets thrown at them.

I seriously wonder though how long EF will last without them.
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Does this mean I can start being sarcastic to Noobs again?

Woohoo!!
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Real shame, bunch of level headed guys, never had any issue with their moderation, I don't envy their position though.
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Re: Lob, gregv and Gooner - Thank you and goodbye.

To quote my somewhat cantankerous Georgraphy teacher from circa 1988:

"The idiot minority have spoiled it for the well behaved majority..."

OK, so we all got detention after that, but the sentiment remains.
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"The idiot minority have spoiled it for the well behaved majority..."

OK, so we all got detention after that, but the sentiment remains.
That doesn't apply at all. The management of the forum (whoever they are) have caused problems that have made it impossible for Lob et al to get on with their jobs so they jacked it in, and I don't blame them.
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