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    I was a late inclusion on the GTG as I was heading back to Albury from Sydney. I wish to thank my host Alan and Helen for their hospitality.

    I only stayed for a short time as part of what I needed to do was unload the trailer and put the garbage bins out. Certainly did not want to do that in the dark.

    I have been away from the forum for a few days for family reasons and I had to go back to read why Alan was leaving the forum. I am sorry that you have decided on leaving the forum. I wish that you would reconsider this decision and look in from time to time.

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    Default Sad to see you go

    Knowing the background to your reason for leaving us, one has to be a bit careful in what is said in these posts, but suffice to say that you will be missed by so many that have enjoyed your thoughts, skill, friendship and hospitality.

    Good luck for the future, enjoy the City to Surf, and if you participate in the Sutherland to Surf, I will cheer you on from the sidelines.

    We will keep in touch one way or the other.

    Stay well,

    Alan...

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    Fletty,

    I am so glad I have your email and phone number - will definitely keep in touch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletty
    As another of my great forum friends said the other day, they are "amazed that I, of all people, incurred the wrath of the moderators" and I am equally amazed. I have never knowingly told a deliberate untruth on the forum and I have too many other fun things to do in my life than to worry about breaking anyone else's arbitrary rules.


    PLEASE NOTE:

    To respond to Fletty post.... The wrath of no moderator(s) was incurred nor was he called a liar or teller of deliberate untruths or a breaker of any rules arbitrary or otherwise.

    In my post (a copy of which is below) I was simply pointed out that the wrong information had been posted about Wheelinround being banned from the forums for a month. I was assuming the information was wrongly given to him by Wheerinround. At the time of Fletty's post 12 June Wheelinround's ban had been lifted for almost a month as his one week ban ended 13th May. So Fletty wasn't being accused of telling a deliberate untruth, just passing on misinformation from Wheelin' which he (Fletty) thought was the truth.

    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut
    Contrary to what Fletty wrote above (and edited out) Wheelinround is not banned from the forums. He did receive a 1 week ban which ended 13th May for an altercation with a Moderator.

    Maybe someone might like to contact him and see what the real reason is for his unusually long absence.

    But no matter what don't come back and say he is banned as he definitely isn't. He may just be upset and not wanting to play any more.

    If for some reason he can't get on to the forums please let me know and I'll do what I can, when I can, to sort out his problems..... (with connection, nothing else).
    Fletty also received a pm from Big Shed after his post was edited to take out the wrong information. See below for part of pm.

    Just to correct the information you put in open forum, wheelinround is not serving out a 1 month suspension from the forum.

    He was given a 7 day ban on the 5th of May for contravening the forum ToU and that finished quite some time ago.
    If people have a problem with something being edited from their post(s) or a comment made by Admins or Mods, they should report the post or contact the moderators or admin in a pm and ask for clarification. It isn't always easy to moderate these forums and some people, often for no good reason, get the wrong end of the stick. But saying they have raised the ire of moderators and leaving the forums without even a word to the Mods or Admin which could have straightened out a really minor misinterpretation of what has been said or done, isn't really the right thing to do by themselves, the mods, the members or the forums.

    I would like to think that Fletty was above turning his back and walking away from the friends and the forums which have been a good part of his life for the past 12 years. Especially as it appears to be due a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of what was said.

    Fletty:
    If my post gave you the impression you had incurred my wrath and that I thought you a liar, then I humbly apologise as this was not the intention.
    Nor was it the intention of Big Shed in his pm to you. Nothing could have been further from our minds.

    If you decide not to return you will be missed by your many friends and those who's lives you have touched with your contributions to the forums.
    If you do decide to return I'm sure you will be warmly welcomed back and a quiet cheer will go up around the forums.

    Cheers - Neil

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    Without trying to pick a fight, an observation or two:

    I can't see how whether the ban was a week or a month makes any difference whatsoever to the thrust of fletty's original post on the matter. He was just trying to explain wheelin's absence from the forum as best he could with the information he had.

    If a Moderator thought that it was important that this was corrected then surely a subsequent post to simply say "wheelinround was banned for a week, not a month (or permanently) as previously stated" would suffice, and that would also obviate the need for a PM to fletty. In the context of that post, who really cares if it was a week or a month? The real point is that wheelin hasn't posted since his ban expired - whenever that may have been.

    Nor would there have been any of the fallout that we have just witnessed, with the loss of an excellent contributor, and all-round damned fine human being. I have spent a great deal of time in the company of fletty, and they don't come any better. He is a man of great principles which is why, I suspect, he has his current viewpoint (also based upon his previous observations).

    Like others, I will greatly miss him on the forum, but there is no way I will miss out on his friendship, so I don't feel he has turned his back and walked away.
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    in an effort to understand rather than provoke

    The avatar for the member wheelinround no longer appears in my friends list
    and the member name no longer appears on a forum member search

    so it would seem there may be some additional information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac man View Post

    the member name no longer appears on a forum member search
    He is still there in the members list.

    Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac man
    The avatar for the member wheelinround no longer appears in my friends list
    and the member name no longer appears on a forum member search

    Looking in User Manager I see that Wheelinround was on the forums at 4:10am Sunday and it appears he has changed most of his settings including not showing Avatar, not receiving emails or pm's from Admin or other users and setting himself to invisible mode among other things.

    so it would seem there may be some additional information

    There has been nothing done by Mods or Admins and we have no additional information other than what's in my reply in the above paragraph.

    This was all Wheelinrounds' doing and no one else's.

    Neil

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    I'm reliving the day thanks to Crowie. Starting off with a video of the leigh jig. Just got back to Vic and crawled into bed to a usb of video's

    Now I will take this chance to give a big thanks to Fletty and Helen. It was a fabulous day and following couple of days as we jad the privilege to hang around a little extra time and enjoy their fabulous hospitality.

    The fire pit burnt non stop till we left Tuesday arvo



    Kids loved it and wore out the ski slope and broke one bike




    And of course the day would not have been with out the rest of the forumites and a ring-in or two. Great to catch up with others and meet a few new ones too.

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    I see that grandpa has fixed the "pot hole"
    regards from Canada

    ian

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