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Member 'Uncle' for Hall of Fame status?

Should Uncle be granted entrance to the GIM Hall of Fame?

  • yes

    Votes: 34 97.1%
  • nawww

    Votes: 1 2.9%

  • Total voters
    35
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Scorpio

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I have a submission to vote in a member to the Hall of Fame,

this member is Uncle

some may not know it, but Uncle was here virtually from the jump almost 20 years ago now.

the guy was instrumental with gpond on helping Khan thru the tech side of it and vbulletin back in the day.

his content and steady demeanor has shown thru over the years, and it is my bad that he already isn't in,

the Hall of Fame should be a place where people of GIM have made a difference, not respecting post or like counts, and Uncle certainly has made a difference IMO

Please vote accordingly, and from there a final decision will be made
 

Scorpio

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then to add,

like pitw and zed, he is outside of country and able to provide a different perspective on things,

sure would be interesting to see things from their side for awhile,

it must be quite a sight
 

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I did not know the back story. That alone make him deserving. IMO
 

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Aaw, Scorp and all, you have me all gushing and blushing now.

Quite some time ago but I can clearly remember talking Russ through installing vB and securing the server, via e-mail. The ISPs in those days didn't give a hoot.

It was just part of 'things to do', really. Helping some buds re-erecting a forum. If Russ didn't ask, it might not have happened. Never would have guessed we'd still be here 20y later and that a laaitie from South Africa could perhaps help and try to change the world, one ounce at a time.

We are here for but a blimp, and I glad if I made a difference somehow, somewhere.

Golden Regards
Uncle
 
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Gave him a go too. SA represent!
 

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Thumbs up for Uncle.
 

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Aaw, Scorp and all, you have me all gushing and blushing now.

Quite some time ago but I can clearly remember talking Russ through installing vB and securing the server, via e-mail. The ISPs in those days didn't give a hoot.

It was just part of 'things to do', really. Helping some buds re-erecting a forum. If Russ didn't ask, it might not have happened. Never would have guessed we'd still be here 20y later and that a laaitie from South Africa could perhaps help and try to change the world, one ounce at a time.

We are here for but a blimp, and I glad if I made a difference somehow, somewhere.

Golden Regards
Uncle

You help people to have erections? Oh..OHHHHH...I see, that's your chinese accent, you mean "eLections"...LOL..not "erections"...

I rike you arot too...

We vote for Uncra for harr of frame...make it so!!
 

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Definitely
 

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Get er done...
 

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Uncle,
IMHO, Is the best of the best.
Looking forward to meeting him one day.
Regards to all,
 

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Great choice, when Uncle speaks, I listen.
 

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Is there a thread where all the HoF members are posted?
 

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Is there a thread where all the HoF members are posted?
In the sub forum GIM activities, suggestions, etc., thread is GIM hall of fame.
 

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Single Walt for prez!

... or is that malt?
 

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Thanks for the nomination, all the kind words and endorsements, all this attention is leaving me flustered.
:belly laugh:
We'll definitely would need to do that beer one day Hystckndle, looking forward.

Much appreciation and regards.
Uncle
 

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well, we were gettin' kinda worried and had to hustle up,

being as how you are gettin' like really old now with 2 decades gone by,

didn't want to have to do another posthumously

:oriental:
 

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He, he. Rather late than never cool:.

I had a primary school teacher who was quite old and she always intoned 'Time waits for no man, and lost time is never found.'

I am getting to know now, why she was so paranoid. I'm going full-throttle and there are quite a few things I might not get to do.

And then people have time for XBox and what not. Now I'm starting to tell my 22yo 'You think you have time?'.

It does pass very fast these days.

Anybody knows how to slow it down?

Golden Regards
Uncle
 

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Yeah. Read "It Takes A Villiage" and follow it up with "What Went Wrong".

Hours will become Days...
 

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When someone enters this "Hall of Fame", what happens next?
I have never been able to find a list of Hall of Famers, not that it matters. So what? The only mention I ever see is when someone is selected there is a thread. No mention in the "Members" link.
 

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Yeah. Read "It Takes A Villiage" and follow it up with "What Went Wrong".

Hours will become Days...

Thanks Walter, for the recos, will check those out.

Apparently meditation also helps, but to find the time to slow down time..

Golden Regards
Uncle
 

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When someone enters this "Hall of Fame", what happens next?
I have never been able to find a list of Hall of Famers, not that it matters. So what? The only mention I ever see is when someone is selected there is a thread. No mention in the "Members" link.
I am proud and pleased as punch to have been voted in. Check the green banner under my screen name and avatar, plus there is a thread in the GIM sub forum: ‘Activities, Suggestions, Questions.’
 

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I agree with ALL the above !
 

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:2 thumbs up:
 

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Yeah. Read "It Takes A Villiage" and follow it up with "What Went Wrong".

Hours will become Days...

I eventually took time to peruse your reco's,

The first a book by HRC. Are you fkn serious?

The second is by Bernard Lewis, with a summary below,

The book's thesis is that throughout recent history, specifically beginning with the failure of the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, the Islamic world has failed to modernize or to keep pace with the Western world in a variety of respects, and that this failure has been seen by many within the Islamic world as having allowed Western powers to acquire a disastrous position of dominance over those regions.

If this is your idea making a joke then sorry, I didn't get it.

Golden Regards
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I eventually took time to peruse your reco's,

The first a book by HRC. Are you fkn serious?

The second is by Bernard Lewis, with a summary below,

The book's thesis is that throughout recent history, specifically beginning with the failure of the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, the Islamic world has failed to modernize or to keep pace with the Western world in a variety of respects, and that this failure has been seen by many within the Islamic world as having allowed Western powers to acquire a disastrous position of dominance over those regions.

If this is your idea making a joke then sorry, I didn't get it.

Golden Regards
Uncle
Isn’t ‘What Went Wrong’ a Hillary book, too? UW musta been joking with you. I bet he didn’t read those pieces of trash.

I checked. Hillary’s book is called ‘What Happened.’
 

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I eventually took time to peruse your reco's,

The first a book by HRC. Are you fkn serious?

The second is by Bernard Lewis, with a summary below,

The book's thesis is that throughout recent history, specifically beginning with the failure of the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, the Islamic world has failed to modernize or to keep pace with the Western world in a variety of respects, and that this failure has been seen by many within the Islamic world as having allowed Western powers to acquire a disastrous position of dominance over those regions.

If this is your idea making a joke then sorry, I didn't get it.

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Uncle

A joke, Uncle. If you try to read "It Takes A Village", every second will be an agony... lasting hours.

Same with "WTF Happened?" also by HRC.
 

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I'm proud that I didn't know HRC wrote any books or knew, let alone read, any of the books she had written.
:meditation:

I honestly thought, that, as a published writer, you were queueing me into some good shit.

Golden Regsrds
Uncle
 

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It's probably all over but the shouting now; but Uncle is one of our more distinguished member. God bless him!