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Old 6th May 2016, 02:03 PM   #1
Bigun is offline Bigun  Canada
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I have had some very very hard things to deal with in my life recently and being able to participate in this forum especially the past 2 and half years has been a very important distraction for me. I want to say thank you to those of you who contribute constructively to the forum, those who have treated others well and made it a good place to interact, those with a sense of humour who don't get too up tight and I hope others will see that as an example to follow.


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Old 6th May 2016, 02:57 PM   #2
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And right back at you. It's people like you that make this the great forum that it is.
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Old 6th May 2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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Enjoy reading your posts - look forward to more on your audio adventures.
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Old 6th May 2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hey Bigun, couldn't agree more. Between this place and the kitchen, I have many of life's troubles melt away and you're one of those I always enjoy seeing online.

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Old 6th May 2016, 05:38 PM   #5
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What they said. I have had a pretty rough winter myself, and found refuge here, and some folks here reached out and offered even more help. What a great bunch of people.
"In the world of commerce and finance it is thought quite remarkable if a man is both clever and honest." -- Demosthenes
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Old 7th May 2016, 02:56 PM   #6
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And to you too bigun! I've read any number of your posts and this community is vastly better for your input. Thanks; and all the best to you.
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Old 9th May 2016, 06:38 AM   #7
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Truly great people on here.

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Old 20th May 2016, 03:50 PM   #8
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I've always enjoyed interacting with you here, and hope in these difficult times that the forum continues to provide you with a comfortable haven.
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine
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Old 20th May 2016, 08:57 PM   #9
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Hi Gareth,
You know you're always welcome here. Let's be that distraction that keeps you sane. You're also more than welcome here at my place too.

Take care Gareth, Chris
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Old 20th May 2016, 09:41 PM   #10
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Wow, Gareth - your post made me stop and remind myself that behind all of the avatars and banter are real people living real lives. I certainly hope whatever challenges you've faced have gone, or have at the very least eased somewhat. It's also made me reassess my own recent behavior and aspire to do better. I suppose I should be the one thanking you - and all of the other "good guys" on the forum too, for that matter.

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