View Full Version : Er..... is it safe ?

Big Ga
03-11-2006, 09:07 AM
To come out of the closet ???




03-11-2006, 09:23 AM
I'm certain that I can speak for some of us here. We've been waiting for your introduction and induction. I'm sure Ben will be here shortly with his normal pithy welcome:up: .
Personally, I'm happy to see you here.

03-11-2006, 09:37 AM
Hi Gareth,
Really good to see you over here.

James Pilcher
03-11-2006, 09:52 AM
...Is it safe to come out of the closet ???


Hello Gareth,

I'm not sure you and I ever interacted much at the other forum, but I'm certainly glad to see you here. Please make it a regular place to visit. I've almost completely grown away from the Olympus forum over there. This place is so much better and I don't have time to frequent too many places on this thing called the Internet.

03-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Yep...jump in...there are no sharks in the water...and it's lukewarm!

You are gonna like this place...


03-11-2006, 10:06 AM
To come out of the closet ???


It is, I assure you. Really good to see you here!

Big Ga
03-11-2006, 10:20 AM
Cheers Folks, I've only heard good things about this place.
Its nice to see so many people I 'know'!

I'll try not to bring the tone down ..... well .... toooo much anyway :-)

(just don't make me start using those smileys on the right ok !)


03-11-2006, 10:24 AM
Gareth, welcome! I think you will like it here. The discussion is interesting and can be lively, yet the forum still stays very friendly and civil.

Big Ga
03-11-2006, 10:25 AM
Is he a lurker !

Lawrence ... come out .... the coast is clear ... and the closet is musty ...

03-11-2006, 01:30 PM
Welcome Gareth and it is mandatory to use Smilies :pavel:

03-11-2006, 01:36 PM
Coming out of the closet, eh? Hmmmmnnnn, doesn't mean you are really a Nikon freak after all, does it? C'mon - be honest.

In all seriousness, welcome aboard - about time y'know! Everyone else seems to be here also - maybe not exclusively so, but still checking in nevertheless. Take a few to get used to the layout - yes, it is different than dpreview, but you have genuine options here - tons of 'em. And the camaraderie is great!

Now let's see some of your...well, "famous" posts!!!!!

03-11-2006, 01:42 PM
Is he a lurker !

Lawrence ... come out .... the coast is clear ... and the closet is musty ...

Hi Gareth,

Welcome aboard!

I'm certainly more than a lurker here. It is hard to keep me quiet; I already have 220+ posts here.

As for the green, I'm not quite sure. I checked a bunch of the green people, and I believe it may be because we contributed somewhat to the cause here to help pay for the bandwidth. Or maybe it designates those that belong to the old-farts club.

Where are your photos? The people on this site like to take and show their photos rather than argue over details.


03-11-2006, 02:04 PM
Hi Gareth,

I've been on the road (not cycling though) the past few weeks so my posting has been minimal. That "other site" has gotten kind of weird lately so I just lurk for the most part (which is why I haven't been banned :) ). Glad to see you here.

Big Ga
03-11-2006, 02:47 PM
Well thanks again to ya' all who have replied!

Still Love the Bunny Bob!
Lawrence - I've worked out green is good (unless you're Charlton Heston)
Ben - More of a Closet Canon Creep.... er ..person than Nikon :-)
Cleave - on your bike mate ;-)

As for the pics ..... well ...... I was out shooting today for a short while. I wonder if anyone will find anything interesting in these ......
(lets see if this upload thing works......)





03-11-2006, 05:54 PM
and it if is, is that the closest we're going to see of that ugly mug of yours?

C'mon - go to the wild side - show us your faceeeeeee!!!!:blah:

03-12-2006, 02:03 AM
Hi and welcome.

Big Ga
03-12-2006, 03:04 AM
and it if is, is that the closest we're going to see of that ugly mug of yours?

C'mon - go to the wild side - show us your faceeeeeee!!!!:blah:

You asked for it! Me and an ex.... or is it my brother .... can't remember ...


Did you like my Jim porter hat (he's such a nice man). Notice anything else ??

03-12-2006, 05:31 AM
Now which is you - c'mon, gotta know...give us a hint. :hysterical:

03-12-2006, 07:19 AM
I'm with Ben on this one... Need a hint. One has one ear ring in each ear and the other... :help:

In any event, welcome!