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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2460 on: October 12, 2019, 10:44:49 AM »
Lest we forget, MI behaved very badly towards certain members, and moderators, so I think it is wrong to glorify his postings in such grandiose terms.
I miss some of his postings, but certainly not all.
I take your point Harry but I'm not sure that anyone here was 'glorifying' his posting in 'grandiose terms' but just missing his contributions and shared interests. There are others too, like Pohjola's Daughter, whose contributions I miss as well.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2461 on: October 12, 2019, 10:50:34 AM »
Lest we forget, MI behaved very badly towards certain members, and moderators, so I think it is wrong to glorify his postings in such grandiose terms.
I miss some of his postings, but certainly not all.

Point taken, Harry, and I have had the odd tussle with John, myself. I am not glorifying him, just registering the fact that I do miss him. Not desperately, it is true, but . . . .
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2462 on: October 12, 2019, 11:00:42 AM »
Lest we forget, MI behaved very badly towards certain members, and moderators,

He did, yes, but he also acknowledged being in the wrong and apologized when he was rebuked. Kind of like myself.  :D

I do hope he'll return one day.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2463 on: October 12, 2019, 01:16:42 PM »
There's a difference between being illbehaved and evil.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2464 on: October 12, 2019, 01:30:20 PM »
There's a difference between being illbehaved and evil.

That's obvious isn't it? I did not say he was evil, but ill behaved he was certainly. I am amazed that almost everyone seems to have a excuse for MI behaviour.
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« Reply #2465 on: October 12, 2019, 01:32:51 PM »
It was evil that drove him off the board. Bad manners can be excused or rectified.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2466 on: October 12, 2019, 01:45:56 PM »
It was evil that drove him off the board. Bad manners can be excused or rectified.

Yes.
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« Reply #2467 on: October 12, 2019, 02:22:29 PM »
It was evil that drove him off the board. Bad manners can be excused or rectified.

This.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2468 on: October 12, 2019, 03:04:55 PM »
That's obvious isn't it? I did not say he was evil, but ill behaved he was certainly. I am amazed that almost everyone seems to have a excuse for MI behaviour.

I hope you do not see my reply as excusing or condoning the downside of his behavior.
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« Reply #2469 on: October 12, 2019, 08:20:19 PM »
Hi Guys, I just thought I should say hi and to add that I have not been banned or packed it in just needed a spell away from the PC for a while but I have lurked now and again, sorry to spoil your day   :laugh:
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« Reply #2470 on: October 12, 2019, 11:52:24 PM »
Hi Guys, I just thought I should say hi and to add that I have not been banned or packed it in just needed a spell away from the PC for a while but I have lurked now and again, sorry to spoil your day   :laugh:

Pleased to see you back here.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2471 on: October 13, 2019, 12:10:07 AM »
I also miss MI's posts, though I confess he likes to drawn attention when always says he leaves the site.

I kind of miss his emotional farewell parties....  8)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2472 on: October 13, 2019, 09:42:20 AM »
Hi Guys, I just thought I should say hi and to add that I have not been banned or packed it in just needed a spell away from the PC for a while but I have lurked now and again, sorry to spoil your day   :laugh:

Welcome back, anyway!  0:)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2473 on: October 13, 2019, 12:47:22 PM »
I kind of miss his emotional farewell parties....  8)

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« Reply #2474 on: October 13, 2019, 08:23:52 PM »
Thanks very much Vandermolen and  k a rl h e nn i ng I will become part of GMG again and am sorry to see MI has departed he was OK as far as I am concerned.
Chow for now,  :)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2475 on: October 14, 2019, 06:33:22 AM »
Hello All,

Allow me to say how sorry I am that I have been gone for these past 3-4 months (or however long it has been), but I’ve been pursuing some other musical interests as I often do throughout the year but I’m back into classical music now it seems full-time. There is no greater forum for classical music than GMG --- I have been a member of many other forums and none of them match the friendliness, openness, and sheer passion that the members of this forum display on a daily basis. Due to the circumstances of my departure, I have reevaluated the main reason as to why I didn’t come back and that was the sheer viciousness shown towards me from a former member. It stung quite deeply and I figured it would be a good idea to ‘let the dust settle’ so to speak before I actually return.

To those wondering about my Facebook page, I have deleted it and I don’t plan on returning to that site as I felt I was really gaining nothing from it besides being able to chat with many members of this forum there, but that wasn’t enough for me to keep it up. Anyway, it’s good to be back and I might be slower to respond this time around, but I know I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with what everyone has been listening to.

I’ll see you all around,



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P.S. Quickly browsing through the more recent posts on this thread, it’s good to see many members who have returned: Moonfish (Peter), Andante, etc. Welcome back, gents!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2476 on: October 14, 2019, 06:36:46 AM »
Hello All,

Allow me to say how sorry I am that I have been gone for these past 3-4 months (or however long it has been), but I’ve been pursuing some other musical interests as I often do throughout the year but I’m back into classical music now it seems full-time. There is no greater forum for classical music than GMG --- I have been a member of many other forums and none of them match the friendliness, openness, and sheer passion that the members of this forum do. Due to the circumstances of my departure, I have reevaluated the main reason as to why I didn’t come back and that was the sheer viciousness shown towards me from a former member. It stung quite deeply and I figured it would be a good idea to ‘let the dust settle’ so to speak before I actually return.

To those wondering about my Facebook page, I have deleted and I don’t plan on returning to that site as I felt I was really gaining nothing from it besides being able to chat with many members of this forum there, but that wasn’t enough for me to keep it up. Anyway, it’s good to be back and I might be slower to respond this time around as around, but I know I have a lot of post reading to do to catch up with what everyone has been listening to.

I’ll see you all around,



John (Mirror Image)

P.S. Quickly browsing through the more recent posts on this thread, it’s good to see many members who have returned: Moonfish (Peter), Andante, etc. Welcome back, gents!
Welcome back, John! You were missed by many of us (including, of course, me), and it's great to have you back!

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2477 on: October 14, 2019, 06:38:26 AM »
Thank you, Rafael! It’s good to see you’re still hanging around here.
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« Reply #2478 on: October 14, 2019, 06:43:35 AM »
Hello All,

Allow me to say how sorry I am that I have been gone for these past 3-4 months (or however long it has been), but I’ve been pursuing some other musical interests as I often do throughout the year but I’m back into classical music now it seems full-time. There is no greater forum for classical music than GMG --- I have been a member of many other forums and none of them match the friendliness, openness, and sheer passion that the members of this forum display on a daily basis. Due to the circumstances of my departure, I have reevaluated the main reason as to why I didn’t come back and that was the sheer viciousness shown towards me from a former member. It stung quite deeply and I figured it would be a good idea to ‘let the dust settle’ so to speak before I actually return.

To those wondering about my Facebook page, I have deleted it and I don’t plan on returning to that site as I felt I was really gaining nothing from it besides being able to chat with many members of this forum there, but that wasn’t enough for me to keep it up. Anyway, it’s good to be back and I might be slower to respond this time around, but I know I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with what everyone has been listening to.

I’ll see you all around,



John (Mirror Image)

P.S. Quickly browsing through the more recent posts on this thread, it’s good to see many members who have returned: Moonfish (Peter), Andante, etc. Welcome back, gents!

Welcome back home, John!

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2479 on: October 14, 2019, 06:52:09 AM »
Hello All,

Allow me to say how sorry I am that I have been gone for these past 3-4 months (or however long it has been), but I’ve been pursuing some other musical interests as I often do throughout the year but I’m back into classical music now it seems full-time. There is no greater forum for classical music than GMG --- I have been a member of many other forums and none of them match the friendliness, openness, and sheer passion that the members of this forum display on a daily basis. Due to the circumstances of my departure, I have reevaluated the main reason as to why I didn’t come back and that was the sheer viciousness shown towards me from a former member. It stung quite deeply and I figured it would be a good idea to ‘let the dust settle’ so to speak before I actually return.

To those wondering about my Facebook page, I have deleted it and I don’t plan on returning to that site as I felt I was really gaining nothing from it besides being able to chat with many members of this forum there, but that wasn’t enough for me to keep it up. Anyway, it’s good to be back and I might be slower to respond this time around, but I know I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with what everyone has been listening to.

I’ll see you all around,



John (Mirror Image)

P.S. Quickly browsing through the more recent posts on this thread, it’s good to see many members who have returned: Moonfish (Peter), Andante, etc. Welcome back, gents!

Welcome back, John!
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot