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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:39 pm 
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I'm here as I live and breathe all things Africa, especially SA. I bore my friends and family with plans and stories and I love this forum as i am able to learn and share my passion with like minded people.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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gerharddb wrote:
I asked myself this question after being taken out by PM and on the topic by a respected and loved member /...


Dear members,

This sort of thing is against the rules of the forum - see rule # 8
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8. We are striving to create a friendly forum that is open to people of all ages and convictions. Keep the tone of your message or personal message (PM) civil. Personal attacks, cursing, abrasive, rude or vulgar language, pornography, adult jokes, hate speech, racism, sexism, insulting or generalizing about other cultures, provoking mudslinging, religious or political exchange, scolding, bullying, berating, making fun of, or otherwise harassing of other members online will not be tolerated! In addition, if you have nothing good to say, don't say it!


Please note that the moderators are not prepared to tolerate any unfriendliness amongst members!

Should you receive any PMs that break any of the forum rules, you may forward them to the moderators to investigate and follow up on.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Aside from what DB said, I'm here because I enjoy myself to the hilt! Obviously there are some lesser parts as a moderator, but still mostly the forum is a really good place to be!
I learn everyday, and wish I could have more time on the forums so I could be spending more time on the birding forum...
A fledgling birder I am, only 153 or such birds on my list, but I learn there to really look at birds! 8)

And last but not least... I met the love of my life here! 8)
Somehow that will keep me here for a very long time, and that's aside from all the friendship on the forums....

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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Why am I on the forum :hmz:

purely and simply, because I love the energy, the people, the knowledge..

the forum inspires me, it motivates me, it has given me more than I could ever return..

Gerhard, I am sorry that you feel bad. Just a thought.. recently, I had a really horrible experience where something I respected was trashed..

I was visibly demotivated. A young man, standing next to me said, "don't let this destroy your dream"

If you are disappointed, just hold onto your own dream. Don't let anyone else trash it..

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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I'm with you MM :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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Me too!!! All the way!! :clap: The friends I've met...the things I have learned...the amazing stories & pictures....

This is a wonderful place to be!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:19 pm 
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Yes, I am here because I want to learn - but also to share and 'do'. I want things to be better.....and sitting back and waiting never achieves anything worthwhile. I ignore the negative when I can do nothing about it - but if there is something I can do, I try to do it in a constructive way. I believe problems can be turned into positives if handled the right way by the right people.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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Gerhard, listen, read, hear and take in what MM has written.
MM wrote:
I was visibly demotivated. A young man, standing next to me said, "don't let this destroy your dream"

I will tell you why I am here, and that is:

For the love of conservation, the love of the parks, the love of the forum, and the love of the people.

For the ability to learn each day from my fellow forumites.

Life is too short to be negative. Positive thoughts, deeds, actions, make you a happier stronger person. I feel desperately sorry for people who have Negative thoughts about anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:31 am 
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Gerhard, don't be discouraged. The good on the forum far outweighs the bad. I don't post much but thoroughly enjoy browsing and learning every day. Like Duques the Bird Forum being my favourite. 8) And like him met my soulmate on the forum. (3 guesses who that is. :lol: ) I always enjoy reading your contributions. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:32 am 
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Hi People :yaya:

Im not at least discouraged!! I dont get discouraged that easily!! :twisted: :twisted:

I just wondered why some people will only see the negative and bad in everything and then try to make other aswell negative. :hmz:

Like all of you said the forum is a great place to share, learn and be passionate about something we all care about!

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:29 am 
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Gerhard - vasbyt boet (hang in there). I know that you are a totally positive person and forumite. :clap: :clap:

Like you I pity those that can only be negative and jump on every opportunity to criticize and carry on about "the good old days". I am older than most of those, yet I refuse to be negative. I regard the forum as a place of joy, fun, laughter and sharing wonderful experiences.

So as this is the season of goodwill and sharing - lets look forward to a 2009 full of positive activity here on the forum :pray: :pray: :dance: :dance:

Will pm you :twisted: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:21 pm 
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gerharddb wrote:
I just wondered why some people will only see the negative and bad in everything and then try to make other aswell negative. :hmz:



Hi, dont you find a small group of negative people in all walks of life.
At the office, in the neighbourhood, politics etc. So as this forum should reflect a big community also over here you will find the same group.
Nothing wrong with it, but the way people function as a group.
So dont let them run you down.

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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Well said Bert.

And - don't take this the wrong way! - but isn't complaining about the complainers/negative folk only joining their ranks anyway? Just ignore them, move on, and emphasize the positive!

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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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 Post subject: Re: Why are you on the FORUM??
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:thumbs_up: ej :D

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