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Everyone Please Read!!
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:32:57 PM »
Hey guys,
   I just wanted to shed some light on some things that will be changing in the near future as far as forum administration goes. After much discussion, I have decided to step down as a Forum Admin here, and entrust the Forum operations entirely to PW. My current work situation, and the time difference between PW and me is making it hard to make joint decisions on what needs to happen here. PW and I DID NOT get in a fight, we both still have the same outlook as to how we want this forum to run and operate, and nothing will change that. It is just easier to do things when we dont have to ask each other what we think about this or that, and it will make the forum run smoother behind the scenes.

I am not leaving the forum, I will still be here and when I have time I will still post knives up on the Redneck Knives board. This is just going to make it easier to get where we want to go. I have nothing but good feelings towards this decision, as I know that PW is MORE than capable to run this show on his own. We have some big things planned for next year, and as we continue to grow he will make this the best forum on the web for all of us :) I will still be able to help all of you with things, questions and that sort of thing, but Administrative things need to be directed to PW from now on. This change will be for the greater good, and we are both very excited about what lies ahead for the forum in the coming months. This is not some catastrophic event that needs to be harped on, just a small adjustment needed to be made due to growing pains we are encountering.

So, just to be clear: I am stepping down as a Forum Admin

PW will take full control of all Admin responsibilities, and tend to any problems members may have.

I will still be here, as a Moderator, and will be able to help however I need to.

You all will still have this great place to come to, and take comfort in knowing that we are not changing course, and that the forum will continue to be just as it is now: a place for like minded people to talk about more that just one topic.


This is no big deal, like I said before, this is for the best. This will make things run MUCH better and easier behind the scenes.

Thanks to everyone here that makes this place so great, and I am looking forward to many years of sharing my experiences with you all here at Blades & Bushcraft :thumbsup:
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 03:43:15 PM »
Good luck Red and don't be a stranger!
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 03:44:43 PM »
Great! I like PW better anyway. >:D

Just foolin.   :D. Sounds right to me. Time zones can be a pain especially when you both are so busy anyway.
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 03:46:43 PM »
Sounds good Steve, hopefully the work load will slacken up soon for you.
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 03:50:17 PM »
Thanks Steve!

I just wanted to add that without your participation none of this would be possible. You have been, and will continue to be an integral part of the B&B team.

For our members, I want to say that Steve is a great guy, wise beyond his years. And with all of your help and participation I will continue to keep this forum aligned with our founding goals of providing a fun place to gather online, free of cliques and favoritism. From a member's perspective you should see very little change in your forum experience, other than directing administrative requests to me alone. We are still moving towards the same goals for the new year.

And again, thanks to Steve, and all of you for making this the great place that it is. :)

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 04:01:02 PM »
Thanks for your input and service to the cause, Red :thumbsup:  As far as making it the best Bushcraft site on the internet.....you're a little late for that, it already is......and according to the member count, growing by leaps and bounds.  The good work you guys have done together is dead-nuts on target and the word is spreading :hail:  Heck, we just had a 400 member giveaway a short time ago and we're already well on our way to the 500 mark :banana: :cheers:
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 04:17:53 PM »
Red,
So all that sucking up to you was for nothing?

Drat.

PW, I always liked you best.  Just wanted to make that clear.   :hail:
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 05:03:27 PM »
Red,
So all that sucking up to you was for nothing?

Drat.

PW, I always liked you best.  Just wanted to make that clear.   :hail:

lol, thanks mike :(
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 05:31:33 PM »
Hmm, what's the difference between Forum Admin and Moderator? Actual software upgrades? Who cares:)

Glad you're sticking around though:)

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »
Red who? 




Seriously, though, thanks Red for all your work towards making this an excellent online community.  I am glad you'll still be around, and I know that we all join together in wishing you well as you shift gears a bit.  I think you should be able to build more knives for us now, so that's on the plus side. :thumbsup:

And PW, I believe that great existentialist, philosopher and renown humourist, Wilderbeast, said it well: now we like you best. 

I trust all of the kissing up we did to Red will transfer smoothly.



Thanks to both of you guys for an excellent forum!


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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 06:01:14 PM »
He is still a global mod, guys, so pucker up! :taunt:

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 06:05:18 PM »
He is still a global mod, guys, so pucker up! :taunt:
Oh! THAT Red!!

Yeah, I LOVE that guy!! He's awesome!  :-*



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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 06:17:35 PM »
I think I'm gonna  :'(

Just kiddin!

I hope you get through your busy season and don't melt away from the hours and heat!  Be careful Bro!!

I'm looking forward to things slowing down for you so you can take a break!

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 06:35:53 PM »
All the best to you Red and Thank You! May the both of you find continued success in your endeavors both here on B&B as well as your personal knife businesses.

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 06:40:39 PM »
On a more serious note, I am sure that having set the course, this ship is now heading for golden shores.
It has been and will continue to be an interesting and enjoyable journey.

Thank you both.


I'm speaking metaphorically, this isn't literally a ship.  :canoe:
Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? One should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 08:07:57 PM »
.....I'm speaking metaphorically, this isn't literally a ship.  :canoe:
PW's at the helm, Red is flogging the oarsmen...can I have debs in the crow's nest?  ;)
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2012, 08:11:11 PM »
Hey Red-  I'm glad work is busy (for good reasons not bad hopefully)!!

Less time administrating the forum mean more time in the shop making knives, right?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 08:19:59 PM »
.....I'm speaking metaphorically, this isn't literally a ship.  :canoe:
PW's at the helm, Red is flogging the oarsmen...can I have debs in the crow's nest?  ;)



'Twas on the shores that round our coast
From Deal to Ramsgate span,
That I found alone on a piece of stone
An elderly naval man.

His hair was weedy, his beard was long,
And weedy and long was he,
And I heard this wight on the shore recite,
In a singular minor key:

"Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, 
And the crew of the captain's gig."

And he shook his fists and he tore his hair,
Till I really felt afraid,
For I couldn't help thinking the man had been drinking,
And so I simply said:

"Oh, elderly man, it's little I know
Of the duties of men of the sea,
And I'll eat my hand if I understand
However you can be

'At once a cook, and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig.'"

Then he gave a hitch to his trousers, which
Is a trick all seamen larn,
And having got rid of a thumping quid,
He spun this painful yarn:

"'Twas in the good ship Nancy Bell
That we sailed to the Indian Sea,
And there on a reef we come to grief,
Which has often occurred to me.

'And pretty nigh all the crew was drowned
(There was seventy-seven o' soul),
And only ten of the Nancy's men
Said 'Here!' to the muster-roll.

'There was me and the cook and the captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And the bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig.

'For a month we'd neither wittles nor drink,
Till a-hungry we did feel,
So we drawed a lot, and, accordin' shot
The captain for our meal.

'The next lot fell to the Nancy's mate,
And a delicate dish he made;
Then our appetite with the midshipmite
We seven survivors stayed.

'And then we murdered the bo'sun tight,
And he much resembled pig;
Then we wittled free, did the cook and me,
On the crew of the captain's gig.

'Then only the cook and me was left,
And the delicate question,"Which
Of us two goes to the kettle" arose,
And we argued it out as sich.

'For I loved that cook as a brother, I did,
And the cook he worshipped me;
But we'd both be blowed if we'd either be stowed
In the other chap's hold, you see.

"I'll be eat if you dines off me,"says TOM;
'Yes, that,' says I, 'you'll be, '
'I'm boiled if I die, my friend, ' quoth I;
And "Exactly so," quoth he.

'Says he,"Dear JAMES, to murder me
Were a foolish thing to do,
For don't you see that you can't cook me,
While I can and will cook you!"

'So he boils the water, and takes the salt
And the pepper in portions true
(Which he never forgot), and some chopped shalot.
And some sage and parsley too.

"Come here,"says he, with a proper pride,
Which his smiling features tell,
"'T will soothing be if I let you see
How extremely nice you'll smell."

'And he stirred it round and round and round,
And he sniffed at the foaming froth;
When I ups with his heels, and smothers his squeals
In the scum of the boiling broth.

'And I eat that cook in a week or less,
And as I eating be
The last of his chops, why, I almost drops,
For a wessel in sight I see!

* * * * * *

"And I never larf, and I never smile,
And I never lark nor play,
But I sit and croak, and a single joke
I have--which is to say:

"Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold,
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite,
And the crew of the captain's gig!"

Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? One should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2012, 08:20:54 PM »
Very good.  I just lurk and yack, you folks do the hard work and make this place worth lurking about! 

I think it speaks volumes that this announcement was made; it goes with how transparent and accessible you gents have been.  I know I really appreciate it.
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 11:11:27 PM »

'Twas on the shores that round our coast
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Reminds me of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but I can't place it. Very good!
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2012, 08:37:38 AM »
Thank you just does not seem like not enough to say.  Thank you for your dedicated service to the board and for making it a warm and inviting place to hang out and learn at.  While you may be away in person more than we like you will always be here in spirit.

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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2012, 09:13:17 AM »
Thanks for the update, Red. I know you and PW have worked hard to get this forum going, and for the past 7 months or so, it's been really really fantastic! I'm glad to hear that you're staying busy, and that your confidence in the forum's membership and leadership is so strong that you're comfortable stepping down. Kudos!

I've appreciated this forum so far, and plan to do so for a long time (God willing). Thanks guys, for a great community, and for many of you whom I call friends. Steve, you're a great guy, and a loyal friend. I know how much this forum means to you, so I'm sure we'll be seeing you around just as much as before!

PW, thanks for your continued support, and we're on your side all the way!
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Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2012, 09:19:00 AM »
Thanks for your honesty!
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 08:57:19 AM »
Well enjoy your vacation. At least less work around makes me feel like I am on vacation. I must say it will be different without a ginger in the loghouse.
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 07:08:48 AM »

  Good luck friend,  and stay close.
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Re: Everyone Please Read!!
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2012, 06:47:09 AM »
I'm glad you are sticking around and the best to this Forum!
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