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Jorge

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Given the continued attitude and whining of some people due to my recent decision to remove some posts which were off topic and challenged the proposed project I have decided I dont need this crap, certainly Sean does not need the headache either.

Those of you who think you have "run" me out of this site, dont pat your selfs in the back, Sean was more than glad to keep me as a moderator and this has been a unilateral decision made by me. If this site cannot be run for ALL the members but for only few who feel they have the right to give an opinion on each an every post and butt in on every topic or "stand up" for people when it is none of their business then frankly I have no longer a desire to waste my time here. Length of membership does not make you any better or give you more rights than a person who just joined.

I like to thank Sean for creating the site and his continued support, even when my unpopular decisions caused him to enjoy less a labor he has created out of love.

As for me, I have plenty of photography projects and no longer being involved with APUG will free up plenty of time for them. I wish most of you success in all your photographic endeavors. I am done here...ciao.

Jorge Gasteazoro.
 
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Good luck to you Jorge, I'm going to miss your contributions, most of which I agreed with. The creation and exacution of your images is far more important than talking anyway so go get'm, keep pushing that button and hopefully I'll see your results in other venues.
 
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Adios, amigo tocayo.

Buenas fotos!

Jorge O :surprised:
 

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Jorge:

Not sure what you are talking about and don't wish to take any sides.

Will miss your contribution and your comments on this great site.

Thanks,

Michael McBlane
 

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Jorge,
Man I hate to hear this, but can understand. Have NO idea what it is about, but life is to short ... if you need to ... I will miss you contributions.

And I think WE Can ALL say Thank You, Jorge!!
 

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Hey Jorge,

If you don't want to deal with the perils of moderation I think anyone can understand that, it's beyond understandable. Anyone that moderates can't be a "real" member because they have to get tangled up in forum politics and trying to please all members (which by nature is impossible). But leaving moderation does not mean you need to leave the site all together.

:sad:

I think you and your contributions would be extremely missed here. Your contributions, advice, and presence have done a tremendous amount for APUG and traditional photography. I doubt anyone really knows how much you and I have been through together in making this site a reality. I'd much rather see you consider your moderation ending as a 'tour of duty' completed, and come back as Jorge the member, and not Jorge the moderator. Maybe take a break from the net and give it some thought. Will talk to you later, Sean
 

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What is this all about?

Send me an email - please.
 

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Jorge,
I am not sure what this is about. Irregardless I have valued your opinions and the information that you have shared. I hope that you will continue to stick around if only just as a member. I understand how moderating could take away from photography. Good luck.
 

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I'll definitely miss your presence Jorge, I hope you hang around to take a gentle poke at us occasionally as we might happen to need it.
 

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jorge:

sorry to read this.
i liked reading your posts and getting advice from you.

best of luck !
-john
 

Lex Jenkins

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Moderation can seem a thankless task. On photo.net recently, where I've been moderating the B&W Forums for several months, the antics of one fellow alone forced me to triple the amount of time and effort spent on the forums for an entire month before he was banned by the site administrator.

Now the same fellow is back under a pseudonym but, so far, seems to be behaving himself. However his mere presence forces me to scrutinize his posts - and the reactions of other members to those posts - more closely.

It's irritating and takes time away from other things I could be doing.
 

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Sean said:
Hey Jorge,
But leaving moderation does not mean you need to leave the site all together.
I'd much rather see you consider your moderation ending as a 'tour of duty' completed, and come back as Jorge the member

I am not aware of the background to all of this but I echo Sean's comments. If necessary come back with a different hat on !!
 

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Sean said:
But leaving moderation does not mean you need to leave the site all together.

Likewise.

I must've blinked and missed this but, in whatever position, please do stick around and continue to give us the benefit of your knowledge and counsel.

:-(
 

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Good light, Jorge.

And come back when you feel like it!

:smile:
 

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Although the background of your decision is unclear to me I can't but respect your decision. Yet I'll keep looking forward to "The Return of Jorge G" in glorious Large Format.
For now, thanks for all your good work.
Take care
 

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I guess I missed all of this, I'm sorry, but I really hate to see you go Jorge. I do understand that sometimes you have to make a break and I wish you all the best. I do hope to see you or hear from you again in the future. Thanks for all your help.
 

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Good luck to you in all that you do! I just hope that you decide to return one day, as I've learned a great deal from you and many others on this site.
 

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I am at a loss to understand what happened as well. I*hope* I was not part of the continuing abrasion that led to this.

Certainly, there are differences of opinions here at times -- we are all different from one another and as "artists" - or at least "creative types"- , we ARE passionate about or work and views ... but do I need to comment on "passion" to a Latin?

APUG under Your, and Sean's moderation, *IS* one of the most "flame-proof" and "tolerant - acceptable" sites that I have ever seen - or hope to see.

All I can say is, Good work! - in a difficult job. We can respect your decision ... but we will *MISS* you.
 

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Jorge,

I am sincerely saddened to hear that you are leaving the forum, however I certainly respect any decision that you make in that regard.
I am also dispirited by the situation for my own selfish reason. You are a knowledgeable and giving person... I have benefited immensely from your insightful postings and the technical knowledge you so generously share with beginners like myself. You have been a valuable resource for me, and I wish to thank you for that.

I wish you every happiness & success and I am sure the future shall unfold as wonderfully as you wish it to, because you are an exceptional person.

Fond Regards,
Annie
 

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I, too, will miss you and wish you the best in the future. I can't thank you enough for introducing me to the idea of brush development, which I had never heard of before your posts.
juan
 

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I thank you for your input and hope you still hang around as a valued member of the forum

Phill
 

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Jorge,

Remember how we 'met' on line? I asked Per Volquartz a question on photo.net, and you jumped in and stood up for him.

Funny how we all complain most about our own worse faults.

It's been good knowing you. I hope you'll still frequent the boards. You know your stuff and you're a stand-up gent.
 
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