MrEarl

Resigning my Moderator Position

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Dear friends,

Yesterday I submitted my request to Steve Moskowitz  and Peter Gariepy to remove my status of BCA Forum Moderator and thanked them for the privilege of doing it for the last ten or so years. I have not received a reply, but feel it important to go ahead and announce it so that a new moderator can be selected/appointed.

 

For a couple of years now I have not spent much time with my cars and tried to make up for that by starting the My Buick Sales and Service garage thread but now I'm not even able to spend time with that. I think it is important that a moderator be more into the subject for which they moderate than I currently am. Additionally my wife and I plan to start traveling a good bit in our newly acquired Airstream and will at times be boondocking off grid where there might not be internet service for several days at a time, therefore creating days of dead space in regards to effectively moderating the forum.

 

Sadly there are other circumstances going on behind the scenes here that also helped with my decision  but I will spare you those explanations here. Do know though that it has nothing to do with the current  club political controversy, I never back down from a fight.

 

I want to thank every one of you for your support over the last 10 or so years. I have worked to try and build the forum with interesting thread subjects, subforums etc in an effort to maintain interest and keep the forum alive and dynamic. I have tried my damnedest to be as honest, upfront and fair with any editing or removing of posts that I thought improper or hurtful to persons or the forum as a whole. No doubt I got some wrong and I am sorry if so. 

 

But God, hasn't it been fun!!!! Watching the builds of cars from rusty shells and of garages from cut up power poles and scrap steel. Following road warriors on their annual trips cross country to Buick meets and the fun and camaraderie they had when there. Hearing happy stories of new Buick purchases and sad ones of when they were lost in a wreck. Believe me when you peruse these accounts and posts thoroughly  EVERYDAY, they and the people behind them become a part of your life. And a part I would never want to forget.

 

Not sure how the process of bringing in a new moderator will go but I know there are some good prospects out there, very qualified folks who will be up to the challenge. 

 

So anyhow, tha's it my friends. Love ya all,  every effin one a ya. :)

 

Buickly,

MrEarl

 

 

 

cc @Steve Moskowitz  @Peter Gariepy

 

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Thanks for all your hard work.  I fully understand that family and the actually hobby need to come before the online version.  

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You will be greatly missed.

Life goes on and you have to do what is more important to you at this time.

Thanks for your fair and honest work.

Now go out and enjoy your retirement.

 

Cal.

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Lamar, thanks for the great job and hope to see you and Rita in OK! Love, to all!

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 Sorry to hear you are resigning as moderator. In my opinion you have been very fair and tolerant of some difficult and challenging discussions. You will be difficult to replace but understand the decision to leave. Honestly you lasted about ten years or so more than I would have been able to.  :)   

 There is more to life than this forum and I wish you and your wife countless years of fun together traveling. If you make it up this direction I have a spot for you and your Airstream. Enjoy your cars and life.

 

Carl

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Effin ya stop in here from time to time, it will lessen the separation anxiety I am sure everyone of us will feel. Thank you for everything you have done for AACA. Safe, comfortable, adventurous travels for you and Rita !!      Hoping to see you somewhere on the road,     -    Cadillac Carl 

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Lamar you will always have friends here and everywhere you go where there are old Buicks. We are all better because of your guidance over the years, myself included. Thank you for all you've done. I'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Wow Lamar, 10 years is true dedication!  Now, get out there and enjoy your Buick Sales and Service Garage, you and Rita's retirements, and travel with the Air Stream.  Many thanks for all you've done as an AACA Forum Moderator. 

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Thanks for everything.  Hopefully you'll be posting pictures of the work on your cars, the Sales and Service Garage, and your travels.  

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What the?  New Airstream?  What happened to the Shasta?  

 

But seriously, you did a great job here, and with your other online involvements,  and hope you will come back to post when you can.  Take lots of pictures of your travels...and post a few if you think of us.  You will be missed!  

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Lamar, as I posted elsewhere, you have done an excellent job in the position.  You should be proud of your accomplishments.  I completely understand the position of "Mod" and can say, you set the standard for others to follow.  Enjoy your new-found freedom, live life to the fullest, and HAVE FUN!  Let the troublemakers slide off your shoulders and they will bury themselves.  I've seen it time and time again.

 

Take care, my friend.

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Lamar,    You have 100% of my understanding and support.  I have been in a similar position with our business for almost fifty years, finally handing over all of the responsibilities to our son, so that my wife and I can spend time never previously available to us in past years.  I still often come to work in an advisory capacity, but not on a regular schedule, and most of the time at work I spend tinkering with some of my antique cars (currently doing a restoration of the 1953 Skylark).  At first I regretted my decision, but little by little realized that there was finally a time to let go and enjoy life accordingly.  You have paid your dues with all of us Buick lovers and deserve some time to yourself.

 

Best regards and good Buicking in the future,   Fred & Nancy

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Lamar,

I enjoyed your management of what must have seemed, at times, like a herd of cats. I have one question, though. For a long time your profile picture was you and an older gentleman. I thought maybe it was your dad, or a partner in Buick Gardens. By any chance was it Bob, "progoofoff" on the forums, who was an indomitable car collector from Tennessee?

Jeff

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We will miss your wisdom and tolerance Buddy. See you along the way

 

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Posted (edited)

As long as you bring that Airstream to OKC in June, I suppose we’ll call it good...  we’ll be camping at Thunderbird. 

 

Maybe we can share some chilled monkey brain while you’re in the neighborhood!

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Well, dang, buddy.  I would not have lasted that long. My fuse is difficult to lite, but, boy howdy, she is short. 

 

  Now get to work on the CARS!

 

  See you in OKC. With mt Tear, I hope.

 

  Ben

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A “job” very well done.  If you are ever needing to stop over in the middle of KY along I-75, let me know.  I have plenty of room for an Airstream in the driveway, and plenty of bourbon in the cabinet.

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There’s space at our country place, and even a couple 1954 Buick Century’s to look over, if you ever decide to cross the border.

 

I wouldn’t have guessed it had been that long...time flies.  Take care my friend.

 

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Lamar, always thought you did a great job as moderator on this forum. Enjoy your travels as they are very well deserved! Being a moderator, like being a union delegate, can be a thankless job

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You are leaving BIG shoes to fill buddy. Have fun and I hope to see you in OK.

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Sorry to hear of your leaving you and the forum have been quite a help in my quest for Buick knowledge, Definitely you will be missed but I understand 10 years is a long time for a position I usually didn’t last that long in paid jobs! Thank you again for your excellent leadership and please keep in contact with the forum.Gary

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Mate -  thanks for keeping us all on the straight and narrow!

 

The next Australian Nationals will be held in 2020 and the Victorian Club are vested with running it. 

 

SO, I guess we can expect you and Rita to head on down now you will have some free time!!

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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think many will agree with me that you are a Special, Century, Super, Roadmaster  , Skylark Guy that we always

enjoy your posts . Most of us dream of the setting you have built .

I have never met you in person, but feel like you are a best friend !!

Go work in your little paradise and Please stay active on the board !

The BEST TO YOU & RITA

Bill

 

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Thank you!

 

I fully expect an early Buick to now make its way to your barn. 

 

Semper Fi !

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