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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Sat May 02, 2020 11:21 am

Sadly, and after much serious thought, the time has come for me to bid you farewell. Not, hopefully, a final goodbye as I shall probably continue to look in occasionally though without taking part in any debates, but now I need to address all my energies elsewhere.

All I need to say is that I have developed certain symptoms which, although entirely unrelated to the corblimey virus, are particularly unhelpful and unwelcome given the current crisis...and they ain't going to be reversed by a glass of single malt and a couple of paracetamol.

Although, for some time, I have been neither a regular attender nor an enthusiastic debater, I have loved this place and thank the magnificent duo Ben and Eddie for creating it.

In particular I am going to miss a couple of posters whom i have come to regard and highly respect as friends and, occasionally, opponents... my fellow vet, both militarily and in terms of anno domini, dear old Nicko and mi learned and erudite friend the Hon. Representative for Free California Quill,

Then there's good old Didge, Thorin (etc)...he must hold a world record for opening a new thread and then always insisting on posting often weird and wonderful theories and inexhaustible and sometimes confusing argument, links and God alone knows what else until everyone else IS exhausted and he can get in the very last full stop. Bless him, he's a treasure.

Enough. You're ALL great and I thank you for you company, past compliments and not infrequent barbed and sometimes insulting comments.

I shall miss you all, Keep up the good work and, above all, stay healthy and safe.

Moley





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Post by Syl on Sat May 02, 2020 11:40 am

It's always sad when someone drops out of forumworld, in your case Fred, it's really sad. You are a true gentleman.
Please look after yourself, and good luck with whatever it is you are facing right now.x

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat May 02, 2020 11:57 am

Sad to hear this, Fred. Eddie asks you to email her.

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Post by nicko on Sat May 02, 2020 12:20 pm

I will miss you greatly my old mate, both of us with the same outlook on life,love of the outdoors and quiet places . I would have loved to meet you in person, I'm sure we could have lots to talk about.Please PM me any time ,best wishes, Nicko.
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Post by Tommy Monk on Sat May 02, 2020 12:39 pm




You're a top man Moley... Wish you all the best!



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Post by Guest on Sat May 02, 2020 1:41 pm

Will be sad that you are not here Lord Ed and thank you for your kind words. Crying or Very sad

Wishing you all the best in the future mate

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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 02, 2020 3:57 pm

All of Free California will miss you Fred...me most of all. Always fun to exchange creative and scholarly ideas, and hear about your exploits over the years.

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Post by @lex on Sat May 02, 2020 5:27 pm


SadSadSad Farewell, True Gent Fred. Look after yourself.
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Post by Vintage on Sat May 02, 2020 5:40 pm

Sad to hear this, you will be greatly missed on here, take care of yourself.

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Post by Victorismyhero on Sat May 02, 2020 6:12 pm

Sorry to see you go Fred, your elegant style of prose will be sadly missed, along with your insight and wit, take care and I wish you all the best.

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Post by eddie on Sat May 02, 2020 6:33 pm

I’ve been posting with you for years. I’m really going to fucking miss you!

Can you please email me every so often so I know you’re ok?


I love you

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Post by Andy on Sat May 02, 2020 6:39 pm

Goodbye Fred, have a long and enjoyable retirement, made less stressul away from forum life.
We haven't always seen eye to eye, especially politically, but I would like to think things never got too personal or hateful..
Best wishes for a long and happy future.
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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat May 02, 2020 8:11 pm

Bye, Fred. I feel like I barely got to know you, and I wish it'd gone differently. Hope you kick your problems hard in the ass, and maybe pop in when you're doing better.

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Post by eddie on Sat May 02, 2020 9:37 pm

(Just wanna add that Ben created this forum, I’m a poster like everyone else. Felt only fair to mention that).

I’ll email Fred soon and hopefully have some news for you all.

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Post by Cass on Sat May 02, 2020 11:15 pm

This makes me sad.

Be well dear one. Be well I love you

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Post by eddie on Tue May 05, 2020 10:42 pm

Fred, if you’re looking in, I’ve answered your PM.
Please read it x

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Post by Star24 on Thu May 07, 2020 2:35 pm

Look after yourself Moley,and stay safe.

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Post by gelico on Thu May 07, 2020 4:20 pm



Moley, I will miss you so much

I'm fuzzy on the details but i still chuckle at your story of when you were quite high up in a mountainous area wanting to take some pics of the landscape and some animal (possibly a chimp) decided to take your expensive cameras and lenses and lob them over the side of the mountain


lol!


informative and humorous and genuinely nice man.

i hope you will pop in from time to time but for now just my good wishes


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