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Post by TheCollector » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:15 am

Hiya guys {up}

Long time no speak :D In fact I think it is nearing a year since I have been on here properly/regularly.

However, today I was at a loose end I thought I would drop by and say hi :lol: It is nice to see some of the 'old' names stilll here ;-)

Work has quietened down a bit at the moment, so I thought I would have a little look at how my beloved Fanmail.biz is going :mrgreen: My new iPod touch makes things much easier :lol: :lol: :lol:

So how are things going? Should I make the effort to come back and interfere a bit like in the good old days? :lol: :lol: :lol: I am still actively collecting for charity, although I must admit I have become a little more selective as to what I am collecting . . . Smaller volumes of higher value stuff where possible!!!

But I suppose most importantly would you guys want me back? :D Perhaps you can let me know ;-)

Ian :mrgreen:

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Post by Chrissy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:11 pm

Hey Ian!!!

I certainly do remember you!!! And i miss you around here!! It's been quite hectic here and we could use your help again.

I'm happy work is going well for you and that you have continued to collect! I myself have been away for a while as well and it's nice to be back.

PLEASE come back!!!! Don't make a grown girl beg now LOL

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Post by Larisie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:16 pm

LOL Oh, Chrissy.

Nice to see you back, Ian!!! Hopefully you'll decide to stay awhile! Would be nice to see you around the boards once again and doing what you do best! I hope your charity collecting is coming along well. What kind of things are you collecting now, out of curiosity?

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Post by ozzman » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:12 pm

I did this once in the mods forum but if it helps you stay ill butter you up again lol. I really am glad to see you back. With all the new people it is good to see a familiar name on the boards. We can really use your help here. LOL Hope you decide to stick around.

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Post by ldy josie x » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi Ian!

What a nice surprise to see you again! :D
Please, please, please do come back! I think we really need your help around here. We've all missed you terribly!

It's great to hear you're still continuing with your charity work; that's always a good thing :)
Hopefully, you can find time to squeeze fanmail.biz into your schedule ;-)

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Post by TheCollector » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi guys {up}

I am trying to come back a bit more now things are a bit quieter for me workwise.

Unfortunately the reasons I took a break from the site back in April '08 have not changed. I am passionate about collecting autographs and helping others do likewise - but I am not about to go back the incessant arguing which was commonplace a year ago.

I do sincerely appreciate the opportunity of being a part of this website, but I am not going to try to justify bad practices, or uphold wrong decisions. If am to be part of this site I will be always the one who says things how they are.

I believe we are here to promote a friendly atmosphere amongst members. We can point out how best to collect our autographs, or from our experience whether they look authentic or not, but that does NEVER in any way mean we devalue the attemps many of our members have made to get their autographs.

If this hobby is to continue we need to have these youngsters involved. Yes, it can be annoying when they post a preprint as "authentic" in FEEDBACK, but surely it is better we 'educate' them gently so the next one they get will be the real deal. At the same time we need to make other members aware of our policy.

From my understanding, Fanmail.biz is a "family" autograph collecting website, and we need to make all welcome. Remember: Shout the congratulations, and whisper the commisserations ;-)

If you feel I am wrong, please let me know.

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Post by ozzman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:05 pm

Ian you hit nail right on the head! I really wish the site would go back to how it was when I joined a few years ago. Maybe I didnt notice but there wasnt all the attitude being thrown around the forums. Everybody helped out when and where they could. Now it seems people just want the mod job just for the title and they continually abuse the position. I know most of us global mods and regular mods have tried our best to bring the site around but the odds are stacked way against us.

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Post by ldy josie x » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:38 pm

ozzman wrote:Ian you hit nail right on the head! I really wish the site would go back to how it was when I joined a few years ago. Maybe I didnt notice but there wasnt all the attitude being thrown around the forums. Everybody helped out when and where they could. Now it seems people just want the mod job just for the title and they continually abuse the position. I know most of us global mods and regular mods have tried our best to bring the site around but the odds are stacked way against us.


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Post by TheCollector » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:44 pm

Hi ozzman & ldy josie x {up}

Great to see you are both still on here :D

I too would very much like to see a far more calm and ordered fanmail.biz :lol: I know it won't always be sweetness and light on here, but I really do get tired of the continual "oh my God - don't you realise that is a fake" type of mentality.

When I first started collecting, I didn't want people telling me I was stupid. Yes I made mistakes, but the responses I got then were pretty-much always constructive. That's how I want the forum to be again . . .

Maybe I am looking for something that will not happen again, but my hope is that it will, and I think us senior mods should begin to comment on rude / damaging posts made by more junior moderators. If they then get all uptight, then demote them, that's what I say.

Waddya say Admin? I still haven't heard anything from you in almost a year!!!!

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Post by ozzman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:45 pm

I completely agree. Maybe if we crack down harder we can weed them out.

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