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Thread: Here with all the other bad apples!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Kutztown PA

    Here with all the other bad apples!

    Those of you who have been following recent events will know what I mean! I've been banned at another place, which means I will have more time to post here again!
    Bill Grumbine

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    Welcome Bill,

    We look forward to your posts, pics, and sharing. Glad you're here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Hey Bill, that was a raw deal, but I think most of the membership and at least a few modís disagree with the decision and the reasons behind it.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Elgin, IL
    Looking forward to the posting Bill.


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    Bill, although we have never met, I know you well enough to know you are an upstanding and honest man, who I have the utmost respect for. I have seen you unselfishly share your expertise and knowledge with not only myself, but many, many others over the years. I received an email regarding the events of the day at "that other place". After checking it out, and reading the original posting that was removed, I sit here and scratch my head. The only explaination is that they have a moderator with a problem, which due to the fact he is a moderator, means the forum has a problem. If this issue weren't so sad, it would almost be laughable. You don't have to look far, or very deep at "that other place" to see there are MANY that do the exact same thing, and not a word is muttered. Bill, I am really sorry you had to endure this ignorance. I wish you well my friend..........there are a LOT of folks supporting your side in this, because they have the sense to know right from's as simple as that.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Alpharetta GA ( Metro Atlanta)
    Bill, Welcome.....

    I only know you electonically. My brother is Stoney Lamar and through him I have a gained a sincere admiration for turners.

    I think this is a great forum and will grow with sensible people in charge.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Bill welcome. I for one am glad to see you here. I got chastised in a SMC PM a few minutes ago for saying that one or two of the mods were out of line. Anyway Bill good to see you my friend.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thatís when you return from work one day
    and say, ďHi, Honey, Iím home Ė forever.Ē

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Well pull up a stump, if you haven't already turned them all ....and enjoy the forum.

    Don't know what happened at a other place but you are certainly always welcomed here Bill.

    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    Well, I saw this thread and it peeked my interest. (I'm not a turner, and I have no desire to start. I do enjoy seeing the beautiful workmanship that those bitten with this disease produce.) So I went to read the thread. I was grilling supper while reading so it took a while, but I formulated what I wanted to say while doing this. Finally, the last post touched on what I was thinking. So I went to start my post....... the thread had been locked for 30 minutes, but not removed. I don't have a problem that the post was taken down, even though from what I understand, I don't think I agree with it. (didn't get to read the original) I do have a problem that Bill and others weren't notified with at least a marker saying it was pulled for such and such reason, like we do here and say the post is under review. That would have kept the post from being reinstated, and being pulled again. It would also have kept a lot of hurt feelings from coming out in the open further causing a rift, and possibly a backlash, on the forum.
    I still like SMC, and will keep reading and posting there, but I have to wonder about that place a little sometimes. I'm so proud of the work we put in our Family here to help keep problems like this from festering and blowing up. I'm also very thankful for the insight of the original group that started this forum, and their foresight in moulding how this place should be run. Jim.
    Coolmeadow Setters...
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    Home of Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas
    When Irish Eyes are smiling, they're usually up to something!!
    At a minimum, I'm Pentatoxic...but most likely, I'm a Pentaholic. There seems to be no known cure. Pentatonix, winners of The Sing Off, season 3

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    Welcome to the Family!

    I don't follow SMC regular enough to know what the controversy is all about.

    I can say that I have heard that things can get rough over there. I hope you find FWW a refreshing change. The Members along with the Mods have managed to keep the conversations very civil here....even when discussing such heated topics as how the Mac OS is better than Windows (Just kidding guys!) We really do all try to show respect for eachother in our posts.

    Well enough of my rambling..... Welcome and I look forward to seeing pictures of your work.

    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.


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