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Old 23-04-2017, 09:46 PM   #1
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As the sole Administrator of the MRF, I'm about to devote much more of my time to other pressing matters, than being involved in looking in on here every hour or more frequently during the day and evenings seven days a week and dealing with issues forum members may raise and topics that need moderation, plus checking details of and authorising new forum members etc.

I hope to be able to use much more of my free time over the coming summer months to carry out some investigation on initial ideas I have to design and build electronic detection/signalling circuits, research and draft write the final chapters of a new book I've been promising to send my publishers for over a year now and not forgetting the usual things that take up time during the 'sunny summer days' like gardening and even some outside home decorating etc. I currently moderate on two forums and the other one has at least five moderators available, so it's not an issue there.

So, to aid this situation the forum has been lucky to be able to engage two new Moderators - Roger B and Brian 1951
I welcome them both to their new rolls.

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This message title and its content has been altered on 24th April 2017 @ 11:35 to reflect the changing position with forum moderation.
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Old 23-04-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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Completely understand that FB. I expect you have given consideration to asking others to help Rog (RJ) and keep it all running? R-
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Old 23-04-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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Totally understand FB. I wish you well in your projects, and thank you for all the effort you have put in here.
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Yes, some PMs have been sent.
Moderators can be conscripted, but it's not for everyone.
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Old 23-04-2017, 09:58 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that FB but your life must take priority. I'm sure all of us can live without the forum and life will go on. Might do us all good to have a break. Good luck with your projects.
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Old 23-04-2017, 10:07 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear this FB but, as everyone else also says, you must have time for other things. Otherwise you will get generally 'stale' and also put your health at risk. See you in Sept/Oct - have a good summer!
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Old 23-04-2017, 10:21 PM   #7
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Enjoy your summer FB and devote your time to yourself and your other ventures. I know we will miss the forum, but you must do what you must do.

My only question is whether the forum will still be available to read if not to post to during that period? There is so much useful information on here.
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Old 23-04-2017, 10:48 PM   #8
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It's currently looking as though forum closure now need not happen
More anon.
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Old 23-04-2017, 11:50 PM   #9
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Hope the forum doesn't close. Good luck with your book.
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Well, thanks for the efforts you and Rog put in on our behalf. Whatever happens will happen, but after sterling work keeping this forum moving forwards, you've earned your rest, Flashbang.
As I work from home, I would be available to help, but I also know very little about trains and model railways so fear I would be as useless as a chocolate boiler on a Coronation class pacific
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