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Going, going, ...
« on: 06 Jul 2014, 15:06 »

No, not gone - yet.

For reasons connected with my personal life*, I intend to stop coming to the forum from early next month.  You will note that Is it cold in here? has become an admin, so that all aspects of running the forum will still be covered.  Please continue to support him and all the other mods in the way that you have supported me over the past several years.

Paul

* Specifically, I need to devote more time to making serious preparations for retirement, and forums are taking a considerable amount of time that I could better dedicate to that.  I shall miss it (and some other forums that I will also leave), but sometimes choices have to be made.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jul 2014, 15:13 »

Oh no! We'll miss you. :cry:

Well, I hope everything goes as you want it to. Come back and visit, m'kay?
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #2 on: 06 Jul 2014, 15:34 »

Have a lovely retirement! Thank you Paul. You are hands down the best admin I've met so far on my internet-faring days.

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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jul 2014, 16:22 »

Agreed with Masterpiece. I hope you'll still come around from time to time, you've been an amazing asset to the community and you'll be very dearly missed.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #4 on: 06 Jul 2014, 16:43 »

I will be very very sorry to see you go, PWH. :cry:

As an admin, a mod, and a fascinating, knowledgeable, insightful forum member, your contributions have been huge. My very best wishes for your future.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jul 2014, 16:54 »

I've only been here half a year and I've already grown quite fond of you, man. You'll be missed by all of us. Best of luck with your retirement  :-)
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #6 on: 06 Jul 2014, 17:27 »

Oh, crud, this means I move up on the seniority list, doesn't it?

Paul: retirement is fun. Planning isn't. Hope all goes well with you.

This doesn't have anything to do with wife's job seeking in South Africa, does it?
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #7 on: 06 Jul 2014, 18:05 »

I will repeat what I've said in the blog thread recently: You're one of the most, if not the most interesting person I've met. Your experiences and stories are always great to hear and always make me learn new, very interesting things. You inspire me. That being said, I'll be sad when you're gone, but nevertheless I wish you the best of luck for your future. I'd love to hear from you every once in a while, even if you don't come here regularly anymore :laugh:
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #8 on: 06 Jul 2014, 19:28 »

Sorry to hear that, Paul,  You have brought a goodly measure of wisdom and erudition to this forum, which I am going to miss. 
The very best of luck in your future endeavors. 

Be sure to come back and visit whenever you can.

I drink to your health with a glass of Jura Prophecy!  Iechyd da!


And congratulations to Is It Cold In Here.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #9 on: 06 Jul 2014, 22:22 »

Paul: retirement is fun. Planning isn't. Hope all goes well with you.

I don't retire from my employment for two years more; but I have a scheme for earning income after that that requires work on it to start now.

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This doesn't have anything to do with wife's job seeking in South Africa, does it?

No.  This decision was made before that possibility came up.  If that goes ahead, everything goes in the melting pot - exciting, but kinda scary.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #10 on: 06 Jul 2014, 22:25 »

Take care Paul, we'll miss ya and hope you have fun - eventually.

And one day, we hope to see you back here amongst us.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #11 on: 06 Jul 2014, 23:03 »

I have a scheme for earning income after that that requires work on it to start now.

Sounds ominous. I can see it right now.

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As I believe I have said before, I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for the continued watch of the forum and making it the place it is now. I too hope you drop by now and then.

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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #12 on: 06 Jul 2014, 23:13 »

It's actually to do with recording and organs and computers; but I would have to say that, wouldn't I...
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #13 on: 06 Jul 2014, 23:43 »

Is this the part where we all wake up in a tub of ice water, and a note to call 911?

(organ pun. I'll see myself out now)

(Good luck, Paul)
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #14 on: 07 Jul 2014, 01:21 »

Paul do you have Facebook? I'm planning on leaving Abingdon eventually but you must join me for a pub quiz some time before I do. Will you still check PMs on here?
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #15 on: 07 Jul 2014, 02:36 »

Good luck!
I really appreciate the way you run and moderate the forum (and I am sure the other mods will continue with most of that); thanks for making it the way it is now!
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #16 on: 07 Jul 2014, 07:52 »

I haven't posted in this forum in a while, but I have been lurking. The forum will not be the same without your insight. Good luck with retirement and possibly South Africa if it does happen.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #17 on: 07 Jul 2014, 10:53 »

Sir, allow me to tip my hat to you.
Whatever may happen, it's been fun, so thank you for all your hard work on the forum.
Best of luck to you in all your future endeavours.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #18 on: 07 Jul 2014, 10:55 »

Good luck and have fun. It won't be the same without you here.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #19 on: 07 Jul 2014, 11:40 »

Best of luck, Paul!! You have brought the forum to a truly wonderful place and I can only hope that we maintain it's positive energy after you bow out. I will miss your interesting teachings, delightful stories and tactful moderation. I'd love to be added on Facebook as well. Tried to locate you but my goodness.....so many results.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #20 on: 07 Jul 2014, 12:38 »

This forum is going to be a less interesting place without you Paul, sad to see you go. Best of luck with your retirement plans!
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #21 on: 07 Jul 2014, 13:52 »

Paul do you have Facebook?

I never post on FaceBook.  I have an account, but only check it sporadically for news of my children and grandchildren, and two or three non-local friends.

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This doesn't have anything to do with wife's job seeking in South Africa, does it?

Further to this, my wife learnt today that next week (when she is interviewing in SA) she will be made redundant as the result of restructuring to save money in the library.  So life gets yet more unstable...
« Last Edit: 07 Jul 2014, 14:08 by pwhodges »
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #22 on: 08 Jul 2014, 09:11 »

Oh, man...

I remember suggesting that you be made a mod when the whole self-policing idea first got tossed about. 

And I'm nothing compared with the real old timers on this board. 

You've taught me a great deal, and I've valued your presence, your vigilance and your tolerance. 

Pax,

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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #23 on: 08 Jul 2014, 10:17 »

Good luck with your new income making scheme and glorious retirement. Remember if Batman shows up take all his gadgets and put them in another room after you strap him to your doomsday device.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #24 on: 08 Jul 2014, 11:31 »

Repeating the sentiments of others. Hope you'll pop in once in a while and tell us that your life is going well. :)
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #25 on: 08 Jul 2014, 12:20 »

We've probably spent more time arguing than actually talking to one another, but I am sad to see you go, P. You have a great life.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #26 on: 08 Jul 2014, 12:27 »

I just realised that I sounded rather churlish earlier. It wasn't my intention, honest! I really appreciate all you've done here. In fact, I'd probably count this as my 'home' online thanks in no small part to your oversight.
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #27 on: 10 Jul 2014, 15:39 »

Aww sad news! It's always sad when someone leaves, but you've been such a stable and constant poster here for the entire time I've been here (and in between when I wasn't) that it'll be even more noticeable than most. Like everyone else, I'll miss your spot on insight and knowledge. Take good care!  :-)
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #28 on: 10 Jul 2014, 17:01 »

I hope we can keep up this awesome community without you, but of course you're always welcome if you decide to backslide and visit once in a while :roll:

(We really hope you do)
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« Reply #29 on: 10 Jul 2014, 18:56 »

Oh, he will.  Trust me, it's harder to stay away than it seems...

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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #30 on: 10 Jul 2014, 19:28 »

Just saw this... Best of luck on your planning!
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #31 on: 12 Jul 2014, 16:00 »

"You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave."
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« Reply #32 on: 12 Jul 2014, 17:08 »

"You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave."

Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head again…
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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #33 on: 13 Jul 2014, 11:52 »

You're welcome


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Re: Going, going, ...
« Reply #34 on: 13 Jul 2014, 15:14 »

It's actually to do with recording and organs and computers; but I would have to say that, wouldn't I...

Taking ambisonics to the next level?

Whatever it is - best of luck and thanks for everything!
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