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Submitted: Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:50
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Was thinking today of some of the guys that used to frequent this site and wondered where they've got to... Anyone know of the whereabouts of Truckster, Mad Dog or cokeaddict?

Just curious.....
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:58

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:58
Brian

Truckster is still lurking. He only says something when he gets bored with the 123456543321 different forums he is on...lol

Mad Dog is still around. Think his name may be Red Frog now...kinda rhymes.

Cokeaddict (Angelo) haven't seen him around for a while. I think that he was heading overseas last time we spoke.

Even Lucy has gone AWOL. He has retired from working class conditions. He is still trying to break everything he touches as far as I can ascertain....hahahahahaha

I have been here since 2001....sigh...mebbe I should get a life (whatever that means...lol)

Cheers


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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:03

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:03
Willem....

Thanks for that mate. I used to swap a few emails with Angelo and then lost his email address. Didn't know he'd gone o/s.
Yeah, I first joined in 2003, the years go by don't they?? The forum has grown a lot since then.

Thanks for the update.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:04

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:04
Good idea, Willem - me too!
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:21

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:21
Willem replied:
"I have been here since 2001....sigh...mebbe I should get a life (whatever that means...lol) "

Willem, I just had another look at your web site....... you HAVE a life...LOL......

I read the "Rocks and Tyres Don't Mix" story....... Brought tears of laughter to my eyes!!!!!


Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:21

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:21
LOL...Ruth
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:54

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:54
It was a shame about Mike Harding, he helped a lot of people with his electronics knowledge.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:05

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:05
So what happened to Mike? I'm not on every day and sometimes apparently miss important developments.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:20

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:20
Yeah, he's another one I haven't seen on here of late. What happened there Shaker?
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Follow Up By: Ups and Downs - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:05

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:05
Brian

Too many 'experts' argued with his responses. So I believe he couldn't be bothered having to justify himself to them.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:32

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:32
Well.... Mike DID like an argument! LOL...

He is a knowledgable man though!
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:53

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:53
Cokeaddict is still around but mostly frequents another web site
His truck is pretty flash these days. I saw him at a gathering at Sofala last year.
Mike Harding also posts on the same website.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:40

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:40
Howard,

Which web site does cokeaddict go on.... I'd love to say g'day to him!


Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:47

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:47
Brian,
Angelo along with quite a few of those of us who attended the first ever east coast exploroz gathering at bendethra in early 04 still catch up but mainly thru\ Australia4wd.com.au forum.
other oldies involved involved are redback, fatz, paulpatrol an myself.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 15:16

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 15:16
Mike Harding was vigorously opposed to 'forum moderation' & made his feelings known in no uncertain terms, this, I believe, led to his banishment.

I wish they would invite back as he was exceptionally helpful to many.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:04

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:04
Thanks for the info everyone!

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:08

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:08
I enjoyed reading Mikes posts, but the funny thing is Mike was very vocal about banter and being off topic so was surprised at his response to moderation.
He was obviously a very intelligent chap.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:39

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:39
Pete,

"Mike was very vocal about banter and being off topic so was surprised at his response to moderation" - wrong. You've got him confused with Shaker.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 14:02

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 14:02
You want a chatroom, then go to chatroom!
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 14:08

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 14:08
LOL right on cue Shaker, pathetic. I was clearing up Pete's misconception, is that OK by you ??????????????????

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:06

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:06
Anyone remember Lone Wolf.

Without doubt ther funniest man to grace this forum.

I believe he sufferered a marriage breakdown, sold his business and shot through to "walk the earth" a la Cane (Kung Fu).

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:19

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:19
Ahhh, Grasshopper, a man after my own heart :-))
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:41

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:41
Yeah... Wolfy.... his name was Ian, yeah? He was a funny guy!! Wonder where he is...........
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 15:24

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 15:24
Brian,

Have a look here

http://iansblog.lonewolf.id.au/index.php?paged=2

He was always a liitle "out there", just seems to have gone abit further out LOL.

I've got his number somewhere, must give him a call.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:03

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:03
Many thanks Jim.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:06

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:06
Just had a squiz a Wolfy's blog. It reminded me that he is either nuts or a genius. I think on the forum, I mostly thought he was nuts, but a good natured, entertaining one all the same. Need him and a few more like him back here.

Norm C
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:21

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:21
The guy I'm still trying to find is BILBO, now there was a guy with a sense of humour, he never took light banter to be anything more than just that, razor sharp wit and deadly with the one liners, unfortunately for the forum , some p####d him off and its been our loss really, tried a few forums to catch him up but no joy yet, have to admit I'm frequenting other sites a bit more myself now but still like to have a nose here ,
regards,
Dave
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:13

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:13
Could be worth trying on a fossickers forum, got an idea Roachie knows his whereabouts.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 16:51

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 16:51
Aside from Lone Wolf (i have looked at his blog from time to time) Locallaw was good for a laugh. Some time back he said he was retiring, and i haven't seen him here since.

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Reply By: awill4x4 - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 18:33

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 18:33
Have we all forgotten iMusty?
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:35

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:35
Well we had up till now.. Trust you to ruin a good thread.. :P
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 20:19

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 20:19
Amazing that you can type the name ... it used to bleeped out.

James was just "misunderstood".
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:19

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:19
Hey Bruce,

I wondered when you'd say g'day!!!!
How've you been?????


Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 21:45

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 21:45
James had severe mental problems due to brain damage. Accordingly his posts were, at times, somewhat odd.

Some people on this forum were unable to take that into account, that is to say lacked sensitivity, and baited him. He bit back in a nasty way and was eventually banned.

Very sad.

Jim.

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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:13

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:13
Pity that a few excellent posters have been driven away (or chose to be driven away). Mike Harding was certainly good value - hope he returns one day. Collyn Rivers was another real asset who was driven away. The person who did 90% of the damage (through outrageous vitriol), has not been seen for a long time either, might even have been banned - after the damage was done.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:34

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:34
Collyn really was an asset - great knowledge freely given. He seemed to disappear from all the forums around the same time. Still, his books are available, and he has lots of good easy to understand info on his website.

Mh
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:35

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:35
Brian,

A forum like this is full of characters, when some leave for what ever reason, more will appear.
I think the forum could become stale with out new characters.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21
Hi Wayne,
yep... I agree with you 100%.
This came about 'cos I was thinking about cokeaddict, I don't know if you knew him but he is a good bloke and it occured to me that I hadn't seen him around for a while. That started me wondering about a couple of others.

cheers

Brian
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Reply By: Rolly - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:36

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:36
Interesting thread.
You're bound to have posters who have genuine experience and knowledge getting upset with the "bush lawyer" types, who seem to take a great delight in questioning the expertise of others.
I read several boards such as these and am constantly amazed be the amount of misinformation that gets posted.
There is also a great deal of worthy material too, and the "heads up" alerts that they provide are invaluable.
It is unfortunate that the over inflated egos of some of the po-faced know-it-all characters can destroy the good natured and generous spirits of the less bombastic but better informed folk.
The 3B principle ( Bull$h1t Baffles Brains ) is still the motivational force behind such a large portion of the population. Revheads especially.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:23

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:23
too true Rolly!
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