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#359311 - Mon Apr 30 2007 07:01 PM I have a confession...
Copper Offline

Registered: Mon Apr 30 2007
Posts: 5
Loc: Tasmania Australia
After inadvertently stumbling across the forums I thought I'd take a moment or two to take a peek around...until I found with each passing day a "moment or two" had grown into a time period of more significance. Finally that thought that had been nagging in the back of my mind, the thought that I tried so desperately hard to bury in the deepest depth of my cerebrum, came bursting forth with a crystalline realisation...

*stands up*

Hi, I'm Copper and I'm a lurker. *blush*

I thought it past due when I should stop my shameful lurking ways, come out of the woodwork and register; bringing me here where I can publicly acknowledge my past bad habit and start the process of reformation by firstly making my presence known and secondly participating.

On a more serious note - the time I spent lurking I read some great posts from a variety of posters. The community looks to be both fun and friendly.

#359312 - Mon Apr 30 2007 07:14 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: Copper]
Taesma Offline

Registered: Fri Jun 20 2003
Posts: 1179
Loc: Bay Area California USA      
No worries, lurking is a good thing. Gives you time to get to know the lay of the land and not be stricken with foot-in-mouth disease.
(Or get yourself inadvertently banned like everyone in the forums did a few days ago )

Have fun!
"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking." ~ Jerry Seinfeld

#359313 - Mon Apr 30 2007 08:09 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: Taesma]
ktstew Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Tue Jan 18 2005
Posts: 8717
Loc: Arkansas USA
Oh, yes, Copper -we were banned by the thousands the other day...but we are a thick skinned crowd, and they can't seem to get rid of us.
[ Sorry, Sue. It's just too funny ]

Welcome to the boards. Always glad to see an able communicator wander in.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes - Mark Twain

#359314 - Mon Apr 30 2007 08:20 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: ktstew]
denni19 Offline

Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14533
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Hello Copper !

As one of the not-so-able communicators all I can say is: Welcome to the Forums!
"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

#359315 - Mon Apr 30 2007 10:19 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: denni19]
ren33 Online   content

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12055
Loc: Fanling
  Hong Kong      
You are most welcome, Copper.
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

#359316 - Tue May 01 2007 12:17 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: ren33]
adz Offline

Registered: Sat Apr 21 2007
Posts: 36
Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hi and welcome Copper.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

#359317 - Tue May 01 2007 12:57 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: adz]
sue943 Offline

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 36708
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Oh come on, I only banned 15,207 members including the founder and owner of the site!

Copper, a very big welcome from me. You will be pleased to hear, in fact everyone will be, that Terry has taken away my button! Now if I want to ban everyone I will have to do it one by one instead of at one click of the button.
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

#359318 - Tue May 01 2007 12:58 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: adz]
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14469
Loc: North West of England
A warm welcome to the forums
My mind is like a functions only when open.

#359319 - Tue May 01 2007 03:00 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: JaneMarple]
bionic4ever Offline

Registered: Fri Apr 07 2006
Posts: 2321
Loc: Chocolate City Wisconsin USA
Hi from Chocolate City, USA, and welcome to the forums!
"...better than before...better, stronger, faster!" - SMDM

#359320 - Tue May 01 2007 07:06 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: bionic4ever]
lynn-ann Offline

Registered: Tue Nov 21 2006
Posts: 3822
Loc: Cape Town South Africa     
Hi. Welcome to the forums

#359321 - Tue May 01 2007 07:22 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: lynn-ann]
romeomikegolf Offline

Registered: Wed Apr 07 2004
Posts: 4875
Loc: Rothwell Northants England UK 
Hi Copper. And don't worry about Sue, she has these senior moments every now and then.
Runs away ducking very low.
Reality is an illusion brought about by lack of alcohol

Would the last person to leave the planet please turn off the lights.

#359322 - Tue May 01 2007 11:58 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: romeomikegolf]
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
Hello and welcome Copper. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do.
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

#359323 - Tue May 01 2007 01:35 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: ClaraSue]
lady1 Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Posts: 20697
Loc: Gauteng South Africa          
Hello Copper, keep lurking - you would be amazed at what you find out when you do. I just found out I was banned too and I thought it was a glitch on my lap top. Thanks Sue!
"If Life Were Easy Where Would All The Adventure Be?"

#359324 - Tue May 01 2007 02:46 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: lady1]
Lacey61 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Thu Apr 05 2007
Posts: 147
Loc: Ingersoll Ontario Canada     
Hiya Copper, hope you don't regret "making yourself known" LOL LOL

#359325 - Tue May 01 2007 03:27 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: Lacey61]
Hpotter5075 Offline

Registered: Thu Mar 08 2007
Posts: 1042
Loc: Minnesota USA
hey cooper, lurking is a federal offense! Just kidding no one minds...welcome to the group

#359326 - Tue May 01 2007 06:44 PM Re: I have a confession... [Re: Hpotter5075]
Copper Offline

Registered: Mon Apr 30 2007
Posts: 5
Loc: Tasmania Australia
Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

I'm glad I chose the day after everyone was (accidentally) touched with the ban-stick...I might have thought being banned after my initial post was an odd way of welcoming a newbie otherwise.

#359327 - Sat May 19 2007 07:19 AM Re: I have a confession... [Re: Copper]
sundaygirl1965 Offline

Registered: Wed Jan 17 2007
Posts: 60
Loc: Swansea Wales UK            
How did everyone get banned? what did I miss?
and welcome to the forum copper.
"I am what i am and what i am needs no excuses"


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