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Keep the posts on topic

Posted by Lawrence Goldy on 04/19/2009 15:58

:Some of you may notice that several posts are missing from the forums. Some of the posts contained useful information. Unfortunately they also contained content unrelated to the restoration of antique radio's and often of a more personal nature.
:I do not have the time to review every post made and remove only those that are offensive or inappropriate. When things are called to my attention I remove threads containing content that does not belong here.
:This is an antique radio discussion forum. Please keep your personal differences private. If you have differeing opinions on restorations or techniques please discuss the technical merits of your positions and refrain from personal attacks.
:Nostalgia Air's forums will not go private. I will however shut them down permanently if the personal attacks continue.
:As much as I love antique radio's I do not have the time to babysit the forums reading every post to see that it is appropriate. I expect a certain level of garbage from folks with no interest in antique radios, however I do not expect garbage from those who are here to find and to share technical expertise.
:Keep it polite, keep it close to on topic and refrain from personal attacks or the ability to post to the forums WILL be shut off.

Hi Richard and all form members
The economy is down with a lot of frustrated people who sometimes raise havoc on others.

I am frustrated too as my job has been effected causing lack of work. To deal with my frustrations I chose to do something positive.

With free time on my hands and not able to locate work I decided to work on a radio that was torn apart several years ago, parts scattered the search went on until all parts were found. I studied schematics and pictures all the while thinking I do not have the technical ability to do this.

Gloom fell on my shoulders, as I was certain this idea was going to fail.

A last resort I began reading the forms on Nostalgia Air, at first I was thinking of asking for help in having form members help me put my radio back together.

As I began reading topics I saw some were asking form members to do their work however quite a few members were just stuck and needed advice. Surprising to me a lot of people are willing to help those who are willing to make an effort regardless of their background.

My decision was to put forth effort and finish what I started with out someone taking on the task of overcoming my hurdle.

During assembly of my radio I had to shrug feelings its never going to work.
When frustrations peaked I read into the forms, this reminded me people like me who are trying their best.

The radio was completed and powered, to my surprise it played a coupled of stations.

I wrote this for the following reasons,

First I want to thank Richard at Nostalgia Air for providing a place of value, which does attract good people.

Second I wish to thank all who visit the forms and participate providing a wealth of knowledge and encouragement.

Third, parties who tend to disrupt the forms do not have depth of understanding in what the forms are really about and providing. To acknowledge them starts a game putting form members on their level. It is best just to go on with business ignoring disruptive attempts. No attention no attraction.

Forth, disagreements are valid I have taken my foot out of my mouth on several occasions and benefited looking at a different point of view.

With pressure on my shoulders to provide for my family and falling into despair I was able to step aside for a brief while and focus on a project that I was able to finish.
Nostalgia Air and its form members gave the support necessary for me to overcome my task and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride greatly needed for me to move forward.
For me good form members are more abundant and out weigh some of the creepy comments that lurk from time to time, although I posted no comments during that time reading became quite important.

To all whether you know it or not thanks for your wonderful support and that Nostalgia Air may continue even through the tough times.

With Gratitude

Keep the posts on topic 
Nostalgia Air 04/19/2009 10:46 
Lewis L 04/19/2009 12:57 
Steve in Iowa 04/19/2009 13:15 
Lawrence Goldy 04/19/2009 15:58 
Warren 04/19/2009 16:45 
Peter G. Balazsy 04/19/2009 22:16 
Ken Walsh 04/20/2009 05:01 
Brett 04/21/2009 18:16 
Ken W 04/22/2009 19:27 
Brett 04/22/2009 20:34 
Ken W 04/22/2009 20:37 
AllanG 04/20/2009 03:12 
Bob E 04/20/2009 10:38 

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