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Discussion in 'Salty Box News' started by Realist, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. chippypah

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    Just noticed that I am no longer banned again, very strange and wonder who did this.
    Those that no me, are fully aware that in all the years on here never had a go at anyone.
    Yes was here from almost the beginning, and have seen change come and go.
    In what was a blink of an eye, Brian destroyed the forum.
    I do not hold grudges but to see years of work gone, is something that can not be ignored.
    Also I wonder if Brent w was aware of the situation, when you purchased this forum.
    This is not being negative or winging, these are facts and dear to my heart.
    If you Brent want to contact me, feel free nothing to hide here.
    Also if I end up being banned again for this post, so be it.
     
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  2. steve861uk

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    :eek: Shocked to hear of banned members :confused:

    Most probably done by the fun police, because you were having fun? Hopefully the new owner will welcome some freedom of expression and has a good sense of humour :aaaaa:
     
  3. Realist

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    1) I unbanned everyone but no one logged in to check.
    2) I didn't destroy the forum it was destroyed before I came along and I put my hand in my pocket to save it and no one like yourself was interested in saving the forum and if it was left to Chris Durkin the forum would of died and deleted back in June for good.
    3) If you was that interested in "Years of work" why didn't you as admin buy the forum when Chris wanted out, no you didn't and when I came along sacked everyone and started fresh and toys got thrown out of the pram so you lot buggered off and started your own forum.
    4) If all the past admin and mods wanted to save SB they could of purchased it lock, stock and barrel but no and yet again they all started another forum strange what.

    Please leave this forum as it is, let it start from fresh again and let Brent and Rex put their own mark on it and let us all use the knowledge and information that's available to good use.

    Me I'm glad I got rid of SB purely because of the vindictive attitude of some people.

    Best wishes all, god luck and I do wish Brent and Rex all the best with what ever they have planned for SB and its future but I have no interest in this forum anymore which I've said time and time again and that's a shame.


     
  4. doug_amanda

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    As above as far as I'm aware there are no members past or present banned and no threads or members will be banned or removed for voicing their opinion but I would like to remind everyone (before things go too far) that we are a friendly forum and whatever has happened in the past needs to be kept in the past and importantly to keep personal feelings between members off the forumPages.
    Thanks.
     
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  5. Eaval

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    Realist, i wonder if you believe anything you even write. You sacked mods and admins?

    Really, pretty sure a few members here will recall mine and others resignations.

    Anyway sorry Brent for this appearing negative but I will not allow my name to be tarnished with false statements.

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  6. Brent W

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    I think the best thing to do going forward is to look at this as a fresh start for all. There is no gain from bickering on the past. This forum should be about your hobby and not about personal issues. Lets see if we can make it that :)
     
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  7. steve861uk

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    We need some bromance and sismance too.......I'll kick off.

    I love you guys :rolleyes:o_O....well the forum at least :risas3:
     
  8. jim_fitz

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  10. Realist

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    Forward and upwards I say and Salty Box is still the best marine forum in the UK so I hope all start to back Brent and Rex and get the forum going again for the sake of the hobby.

    I for one wish all the very best and yes things have been said that should of never been written but that's water under the bridge and I wish all the very best.

    Me, I'll continue to have my tank and its little friends and hopefully one day I'll be welcome here, maybe put my hands up as a mod but that's not for me and dropped out to keep things simple.

    Merry Christmas (Getting it in early).
     
  11. MissM

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    Jeez you lot are unbelievable your attitudes are unbelievable ...good luck with the forum I wish you all the best it's just a pity you didn't have this attitude when it was purchased to keep it going rather than see it shut..
    Brent I wish you all the best and hope this attitude within the membership remains as is ...
     
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    There seems to be a lot of comments about the attitude of people that had been on the forum for years maybe you should be asking why this attitude has happened since Brian took over because it was never like this. People criticising that joined around the time that Brian took the site on most posts are in support of Brian and critical of anyone who had concerns a cynical person might think that you are connected to Brian I could be wrong. No one is doubting Brian's genuine belief that he was trying to save a forum that may have disappeared but he did make a lot of poor decisions when he took over that destabilised the forum and has struggled to recover,take this as negative if you want but after nearly 7 years on this forum the last 2/3 months have been unbelievable and really do hope that Brent can turn it round but I feel that it is mortally wounded I hope I'm wrong
     
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    ohh I'm unbanned aswell. it's a shame the forum was run the way it was for a short period of time and the mods/admins where basically ignored including myself.



    I may pop on from time to time but we will see as I'm also part of the other forum which is where I spend most of my time now.

    good luck with the forum Brent.

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  15. steve861uk

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    :eek: Cripes.....how many had been banished :confused:

    No wonder numbers are down.

    Time to spread the love and grow the forum.....over to you @Brent W :D
     
  16. warby

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    most of the old admin/moderator team got banned for those who where not aware.
    and of those banned many of them where the reason the forum was still going and posts being made as it was fairly quiet with a few regular posters.



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  17. steve861uk

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    Indeed, I've been a member for a while now and remember posts from you @warby and also from @chippypah

    I can even remember recommending you on a few occasions as someone to provide good/sound advice :)
     
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  18. Realist

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    Old women still complaining.

    Old news get a life you have your own forum to complain in so complain over there.

    Me again I'm glad I sold SB broke even well not quite even but worth loosing money just to pass on the pain from complaining same old people that have grudges to bare and have nothing else to do all day but moan and groan and yet again it's starting all over again and you wonder why some people was banned.

    Brent, can you contact me via PM please.

    Advise, if you want SB to grow then the past admin, mods and members should of took it over.
    I sacked the last bunch of idiots cos they said they was in charge they did it their way and I as the owner just paid the bills, yeh right.

    I'm done, had enough sick to Fing death of this place with some idiots above.

    God I'm glad I'm out of here.

    It's like a breath of fresh air............ good lick Brent your gonna need it with some of the people above.
     
  19. steve861uk

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    Don't see any point in being bitter.......yes you were the owner, but a forum needs to appeal to the masses and needs to be lead by people with ideas, and that does not necessarily need to be/or want to be the owner. A sea captain will set a course but has other people to steer it to the intended destination and to ensure that everything runs smoothly :)

    If a mutiny occurs along the way.....there must be an underlying reason and the solution is not to lock everyone away (banish them), else there will be nobody left to run the ship (absence of members/mods/admin). The solution is to find the problem(s) and work to resolve it/them.
     
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  20. Realist

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    Yes totally with the analogy below and I have in the past posted my apologies for what went on in the past but due to fingers being pointed at me I will fight my corner.

    I'll not be part of this forum any more, please remove me and all my posts, threads, pics and data and I wish all the very best in the future.



     
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