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#21 Kavey

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Aah I didn't see that thread. What a shame.

And yes, there are one or two members (current and past) who can't see the difference between a stating their opinion, gently and fairly, and then stepping back and allowing that others may choose to ignore it, and banging on and on and on about it, making others feel bad for their choices.

I confess, I'd like to see the back of them, the information and experience they bring is sadly more than balanced out the other way by the sourness they cause. But hey ho.

Overall, people here are eager to help others get as much out of their trips as possible.
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#22 Pangolin

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:39 AM


What Twaddle said!



An error of predictive text I hope!? :o

Darn smart phones!

Kind of funny though.
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#23 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Matt, that would appear to be common courtesy so I feel disappointed that it was necessary to point it out. I would hate to think a new member felt intimidated or unwelcome by our initial response so point taken and 'let's make nice". :)

Just so all new members realise one thing, I am no expert on anything, just an enthusiastic visitor to safariland and I love hearing all sorts of views and especially photos both great and small.



Can't say it any better than this ..........

I'm surprised by this thread to be honest .... yet, glad GW points it out.

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#24 Gorilla Greg

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

I'm happy to introduce myself. I have a deep passion for Africa and its wildernesses, which comes from decades stomping the dusty, red terra and jungle foliage of the Bright Continent. Safaris are my passion. Every effort I put in to whatever vocation I'm pursuing is for one end: to be with people I like in the bush, surrounded by wildlife. My two greatest preoccupations are gorilla guiding and writing novels. Glad to be among like-minded people.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

In the spirit of this thread let me be the first to welcome you to ST. I look forward to hearing about your trips and your thoughts on others as well.

Cheers

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Welcome,Greg

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:12 PM

Welcome Greg. I would like to do a gorilla safari sometime. For now I am looking forward to seeing lemurs! :)
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

Welcome Greg!!!

I feel I should make some low pitched hoots but avoid eye contact. ;)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

Welcome Greg, please add your in a separate thread as well so that you don't get eternally lost. Unless you have already. I haven't looked through all the new postings yet.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:59 AM

Hi Greg, you'll have lots to contribute. I already like your term Bright Continent!

One of my first posts contained this fear:
At first I was reluctant to post my reports on this forum, reasoning that people posting here were such hard core naturalists and conservationists that they would build a nest of leaves each night like the chimps and dig up roots for meals.

That was back when there were built-in censors that changed my term "hardcore" into pumpkin. So I had to put in a space between the two words.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:00 AM

My nightly ritual of nest building is improving. :D

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:15 AM

"such pumpkin naturalists and conservationists...."

I like it

And the whole sentence - it's tremendous and the thought of certain members (you can choose your own) squabbling over tasty roots and chest beating as they circle each other has made my morning so much more cheerful. Thank you for reprising a classic. :P
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