boltonbonce wrote:Hope you're in fine fettle too Sluffy. I know we don't help.Sluffy wrote:
Well said - of course we all are!
Glad to hear things are back on track for you now.
Long may they be so.
Thanks I very much appreciate the thought.
I'm fine apart from one or two issues that comes as part and parcel of growing old.
My best days are behind me but I'm not on the slippery slope yet and don't expect to be for many a year to come.
I quite enjoy (within reason) the arguments, rows, pettiness, game playing, vendettas, point scoring and all the other stuff that goes on, although I never expected to be in the centre of it like I seem to be but I guess that comes with years of having to umpire my best what goes on, on here (and other sites I've modded) over the years.
I had though, a few months back, got sick and tired of the games that had been going on for years but had started to get well out of hand - so much so that it was becoming unpleasant for me to post. I even announced behind the scenes that I was going to leave and thanked Karly in particular for all he's done for the site over the years - far more than I've ever done - but as the reality of Covid began to hit and I decided to almost voluntarily go in to isolation so to speak, I realised that if for no other reason posting on here helps pass some of my time away, so I decided to do a bit of a U-turn and stay.
I did however lay down the law and made it known I was no longer going to tolerate abuse or the game playing that had been going on.
Obviously it didn't make me popular and once again many were on my case again but a few well chosen bans sent the message that I was serious about this and most of it has stopped for now.
There's still a few digs out there but not on the scale it had gotten to.
I don't do grudges (yes I've seen the emoticons on the other thread) otherwise one or two of you would certainly have gone for good from here a long time ago!
I know I'm a required taste but I am fair and honest and treat people equally.
You've all been around long enough to know what I'm like and you are all still here so despite what you may think of me, I can't be that bad or you would have found somewhere else to your liking by now.
Anyway onwards and upwards, the makings of a great season ahead of us and Covid, old age and illness, or whatever gets thrown at us we will all see it through and have a few laughs along the way!