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About this forum. => New Planet Airgun Forum Moderators => Topic started by: Gambo on July 28, 2012, 09:29:57 AM

Title: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: Gambo on July 28, 2012, 09:29:57 AM
Many thanks to everybody who has shown an interest in Planet Airgun recently, by applying for a Moderator position on here.

We had a really tough time making a decision to fill the 3 positions available, such was the high calibre and suitability of everyone who applied for the roles.

The members that have finally been chosen though, are................Airsporterman, PontysPikey, and Rabbit Sniper.

So may I take this opportunity to welcome them as Staff on Planet Airgun....I'm sure they'll do their very best to make this forum even more enjoyable for everyone.


If you were one of the many applicants who unfortunately didn't get selected this time, please don't feel disheartened, as more positions will become available as the forum continues to grow, so we would love to see you apply again in the future.....we just wish would could have given a post to everyone this time, but that was just not an option.
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Post by: Shortenhauzen on July 28, 2012, 10:45:04 AM
Goos luck Guys and thanks for offering your services to the Best forum , I take my hat off too you !
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Post by: PontysPikey on July 28, 2012, 11:13:14 AM
Thanks mate, I hope I can be of some use to you and well done to Rab and ASM.
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 28, 2012, 03:26:17 PM
I have to declare here and now, that I 'threw my hat into the ring' (so to speak) not expecting to be even shortlisted, never mind be selected for one of the positions, such is the quality and calibre of the guys on here, many of which I am certain, deserve to be recognised for their contribution to this fine forum at least as much as me and in some cases probably more than me.

So you can imagine my surprise when Gareth informed me I had been selected, my first reaction was one of shock, the second was surprise, the third of jubilation and the fourth was regret at the thought that I may have deprived someone more deserving of their opportunity to help with the forum.

My other concerns was that of what others may think of me, especially my mates, some of whom I believed deserved this more than I!

All of that was overcome by the gratitude and awe I owe to both Gareth and Iain for entrusting me with this position, I don't envy them the difficulties they must have had in reaching their final decisions to entrust others to assist with the running of their fine forum, both having invested considerable time and effort in their 'baby' to get it to the position where it is today!
 
I couldn't be happier with the news that my good friend of old P.P. is also recognised , Paul was responsible for persuading me to join the Planet (so you know who to blame!), also Rab Rabbit sniper) whom I have known since joining this forum, both of which whom I am not surprised in the least were selected, as I expected them to be up there with others sadly who are not.

I have enjoyed my time on the forum (probably to the detriment of others who must utter "Oh no not this nugget again"!) and  have been happy to contribute and (I hope)  'entertain' at least a few of you with my true but 'tongue in cheek' view/take on things.

It is my intention to assist Gareth, Iain and my fellow 'Mods' as well as I can to make this forum even better than it already is, that should not be too difficult as we have some great people on here already, the 'stalwarts' (and the 'warts' too, He He He!) the newer people and hopefully new members (who haven't yet joined) with contributions to make also.

I will do my best for the Forum and all Staff and Members to justify my position but I am aware that should I not 'rise to the occasion' (no puns or misquotes please) I will deserve to be RTUd (returned to unit) to coin a military phrase and someone more deserving given the opportunity to shine. (so if you were not lucky this time, you may not have that long to wait!  :o )
I hope everyone will forgive me (a relative newcomer ) and join with me, Gareth, Iain, Paul and Rab to help make this the friendliest, coolest, most laid back and most 'inclusive' shooting forum on the Internet!

The Planet is the place to be, tell your friends, neighbours, relatives, countrymen, guy at the Club, guy at the bus stop, in fact anyone who listens, this is where it's at. (maybe don't let on about Gambo's jokes, they can discover them themselves  ;) )

Just a final thanks to Gareth and Iain for their trust and good luck and congratulations to P.P. and Rab!

Should anyone wish to contact me via P.M. and tell me what they really think of me, I don't and never have held any lasting grudges! I am a good listener and if there is anything I can do to help anyone, feel free to ask! (I don't have any money though!   ;) )

Unlike some, I will not let this go to my head, What the Lord giveth, the Lord can as easily taketh away! I am still the same old Airsporterman, no more, no less, that will never change!!! My task is to serve you and the forum! and that I will do as best as I can!  ;)

Cheers Guys!
Airsporterman
Title: Re: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: Shortenhauzen on July 28, 2012, 03:32:43 PM
Bloody Hell ASM nice speech !!!

Don't fancy running for PM next do you ??
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 28, 2012, 03:40:55 PM
Thank's but I couldn't even run for the bus mate!
Still a bit in awe, I don't really think I have earned my place yet but I will do my very best for the Forum and all Members!  ;)

Airsporterman
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 28, 2012, 03:58:43 PM
Contracts to pontster and asm  ;D and thanks for the position Im in shock myself hope i can do the job efficient and help you guys out in any way i can ;) cheers atb. Dave. ;D
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Post by: Gambo on July 28, 2012, 04:03:32 PM
Yeah Yeah....enough of the licking........just don't forget for the 3 of you to get the bribe money in the post to me first thing Monday morning.....OK?
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 28, 2012, 04:06:16 PM
Yeah Yeah....enough of the licking........just don't forget for the 3 of you to get the bribe money in the post to me first thing Monday morning.....OK?
iv sent mine by pigeon carrier it should be there anytime soon  ;)
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Post by: mrd1995 on July 28, 2012, 06:37:49 PM
Congrats to the new moderators.

first thing Monday morning.....OK?

Ready for club on the evening then, drinks on you :P
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Post by: sme4969 on July 28, 2012, 06:53:36 PM
hope you like your new roles ;) :)
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 28, 2012, 07:49:24 PM
Thanks guys, were all 'on the team' though, it's just some of have nice shiney deputy badges!  :) 8) ::) ;D



Airsporterman
Title: Re: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: Gambo on July 28, 2012, 09:22:55 PM
Seeing as your too young to go to the boozer.... you'll have to have a Panda Pop with a straw!!
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Post by: PontysPikey on July 28, 2012, 11:19:56 PM
get the bribe money in the post to me first thing Monday morning.....OK?
I would of thought by now you would of realised I don't trade in money so I'll send you some 177 pelets instead so you can see for yourself why they are superior to any other calibre.  ;)
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Post by: anightrains on July 29, 2012, 07:11:31 AM
congratulations to the three wise men,im sure you will all shine at your new positions.
good men one and all.
ATB brian
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 29, 2012, 07:31:46 AM
Thanks Brian, very kind of you to say, we are all 'Brothers in Arms' Mate!

atb
ASM
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Post by: Ieazo on July 29, 2012, 11:56:00 AM
Congrats Pontey, ASM and Rab and apologies I couldn't be around when the announcement was made as I was away up the highlands on my Stag Do.

Just sitting in the back of a car now getting a lift home the 2hrs journey will be fun as my heads still a bit fuzzy......maybe beer with breakfast wasn't such a great idea after all!!!

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Post by: PontysPikey on July 29, 2012, 12:04:37 PM
Thanks mate, beer and breakfast is compulsory on a stag do isn't it. I hope we'll get a full report later and it all went well.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on July 29, 2012, 12:33:01 PM
Cheers pal. hope the do of stag went well  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: Gambo on July 29, 2012, 06:13:50 PM
get the bribe money in the post to me first thing Monday morning.....OK?
I'll send you some 177 pelets instead

If any .177 pellets land (very lightly) on my doorstep.........I'll demote you down to a one star * Newbie.
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 29, 2012, 08:17:44 PM
Thank's Iain, hope your Stag do was memorable, or perhaps not under the circumstances you describe!  ;)
If you don't remember anything - don't admit to it!  ;)

Airsporterman.
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Post by: shakeysimon on July 30, 2012, 02:56:05 PM
congratulations to all 3 of you,gareths boots are quite big to fill but i'm sure you'll all do a grand job of keeping this the best air gun forum on the internet
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Post by: Airsporterman on July 30, 2012, 04:54:00 PM
Thanks Si, we hope to do a good job for everyone on the forum!  ;)

Airsporterman
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Post by: GaryL on August 01, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
Well done fellas, Keep up the great work
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 01, 2012, 10:22:14 AM
Cheers Gary, much appreciated! With the quality of Guys we have on here at the moment, we don't get to use the buttons very much.
Speaking for myself ond the other 'Mods', we will do the best we can for the forum mate, hopefully, like a good Ref at a footie match, you won't even notice we are doing our jobs!  ;)

atb
Airsporterman
Title: Re: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: GaryL on August 01, 2012, 11:34:42 AM
I have no doubt the new moderators wil get into step with the origionals and keep up the great work
again ,well done lads keep it up. ;)  ;)
Gary
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Post by: Ray Stewart on August 05, 2012, 12:58:15 PM
Must have missed the post for volunteers..mind you I did have a few connection probs plus I'm sort of a fair distance away..so doing Modding may have been slightly difficult..any way congrats chaps enjoy your new found FAME!!!

Great Forums need Great Mods/Admin..you have that capability..
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 05, 2012, 05:37:02 PM
I was surprised not to see you picked Ray , so that explains why a 'Top Gun Guy' like yourself isn't wearing a coveted Deputy sherrifs badge!  :'(

I feel guilty now - you should have had my badge!  :-[

Airsporterman
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 05, 2012, 05:47:00 PM
Cheers Ray, as I'm a true Yorkshire lad I don't feel guilty.  ;D
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 05, 2012, 07:02:56 PM
It takes a 'Yorkie' to know and understand a 'Yorkie'!  ::)

Airsporterman
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Post by: Gambo on August 05, 2012, 07:09:18 PM
I'm a true Yukshire lad I don't feel guilty.

...that's right.........You feel inadequate instead!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 05, 2012, 08:14:35 PM
I'd explain it t thee but Yorkshire code dunt allow it.  ;)
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Post by: GaryL on August 05, 2012, 08:50:43 PM
Gambs Ive cracked the *orkshire code:-read the first Janet & John book backwards & upside down, I once caught a fella (a orkishire lad  :P) reading it quietly to himself and giggling  :o its a bit confusing to us normals (Welsh), but makes a lot of sense to them,he even wrote in code as no one but other orkies could understand weird I tell ya !!!!  ;)  ;)




 
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 05, 2012, 08:55:46 PM
weird I tell ya !!!!  ;)  ;)
That's weird i tell thee cocker.




Last edited by a proud Yorkshire man whos mission is to educate the less fortunate.
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Post by: GaryL on August 05, 2012, 08:57:45 PM
From daan saaff  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;)
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Post by: rabbit sniper on August 06, 2012, 08:56:08 PM
Cheers ray  ;)
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Post by: Seamaster on August 10, 2012, 10:26:35 PM
Congratulations to all three of you. I know ASM is a top man and will do a stirling job and although I don't know Rab, I'm sure he's a good chap. As for Paul, well he's come such a long way from such humble beginning, it's surprising what people from his county can achieve when one remembers that there was no such thing as a Yorksireman until a Geordie shagged a pig.
(Sorry mate, couldn't resist)

Chris
Title: Re: Welcome to our new Planet Airgun Staff.
Post by: Gambo on August 10, 2012, 11:08:51 PM
Applaud given.  ;)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 11, 2012, 12:25:43 AM
Thanks Chris mate, as always you make me blush!  :-[  All I can say is that you are a Top Guy and it's great to see you back on the forum, I miss my mates from BSARG although I have new ones on this forum too - some great blokes too!  ;)
This is a much more laid back forum, lot's of fun and banter without the proverbial 'stick' - well except for 'Yorkies' but they do bring it upon themselves - He He He  ::)

ASM
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 11, 2012, 08:18:49 AM
Thanks Chris I'll give you an applaud myself for that one  ;D I know I had a challenging start in life but that's because my Mum's a true Yorkshire lass but my Dad's from Lincoln.  ;)
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Post by: anightrains on August 11, 2012, 09:15:53 AM
shit i didnt know your chidhood times were that hard  ;D
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Post by: Seamaster on August 11, 2012, 10:06:32 AM
Luckily for me, my dad was Welsh and my mum was from Leicestershire so I can sing beautifully while eating a pork pie.
Funnily enough, career wise, it hasn't helped much.

Chris
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Post by: Ray Stewart on August 11, 2012, 09:50:29 PM
I was surprised not to see you picked Ray , so that explains why a 'Top Gun Guy' like yourself isn't wearing a coveted Deputy sherrifs badge!  :'(

I feel guilty now - you should have had my badge!  :-[

Airsporterman

No No No mate..like I say your on top of the job..I'm a bit far away over here..maybe next time I may get the nod ya never know...
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Post by: hotshot2me on August 16, 2012, 04:36:01 PM
Congratulations to Rab, Paul, and ASM, after reading your speech the bit about helping anyone i was going to ask for a £500 loan, then you said you'd no money what a crock. Joking apart well done lads and i know you'll do a good job: Dave
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 16, 2012, 08:29:04 PM
Thanks Dave and don't forget to let me know as soon as you are fit enough to shoot again. There's 2 covered ranges with chairs and benches so it doesn't have to be strenuous and if nothing else wil get you out in the fresh air again.
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Post by: seagate on August 19, 2012, 07:46:47 PM
Congratulations all on your new appointments,
 especially Lord Airsporterman,maybe a little something in the new years hnours list aswell, it's about time you were recognised nationally for your work promoting the imagination and for your groundbreaking flights of fancy.
 Godbless all.
 nick
  (back posting)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 19, 2012, 08:08:07 PM
Congratulations all on your new appointments,
 especially Lord Airsporterman,maybe a little something in the new years hnours list aswell, it's about time you were recognised nationally for your work promoting the imagination and for your groundbreaking flights of fancy.
 Godbless all.
 nick
  (back posting)

Thanks’ for that Nick I take that as a real compliment from someone as august and revered as your goodly self,
It’s great seeing you and some of the BSAOG ‘old gang’ on here, blimey, we even got Mick (Boomer) to join us yesterday!  ::)

As for the highlighted part, well, that’s just my ‘normal’ little world that I live in innit!, or should that be innit? :o
He He He!
Love you Bro! ;)

ASM
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Post by: seagate on August 19, 2012, 08:20:46 PM
Godbless. :)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 19, 2012, 08:23:57 PM
And you my very good friend!  ;)

ASM
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Post by: BAZ HODGE on August 22, 2012, 07:57:02 PM
well done asm for becoming a mod it aint easy i know lol i take my hat off to all admin and mods
 ;D
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Post by: Gambo on August 22, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
i take my hat off to all admin and mods

Well I couldn't care less what you do with your hat, gunner............just as long as you keep your underwear firmly on!!   :P :P ;D ;D ;)
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 22, 2012, 10:30:26 PM
I hope you don't meann keep his underwear firmly on his head.  :o
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Post by: Gambo on August 22, 2012, 10:38:43 PM
Errrr, no.
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 23, 2012, 01:59:08 AM
well done asm for becoming a mod it aint easy i know lol i take my hat off to all admin and mods
 ;D

Thanks mate, really appreciated 'owd duck'!  ;)

ASM
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Post by: knuckle on August 28, 2012, 08:17:54 PM
Sorry to be so late commenting on this one.

Well done guys for such a selfless act. I'd like to think that I could fill such a roll but it takes total commitment, understanding, diplomacy and patience; I have none of these qualities.

So thank you in advance for your time and effort. You'll have a drink on me next time we all get together.
That's a promise.
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Post by: rabbit sniper on August 28, 2012, 08:20:54 PM
Wehhey cheers pal  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on August 28, 2012, 08:23:53 PM
I'd like to think that I could fill such a roll.............. I have none of these qualities.

Errrr, yes, I reckon you could 'fill' such a position quite easily Knicky.  ;)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 28, 2012, 08:24:43 PM
That's very generous of you to say Bro, to be honest, if I can do it anyone can!  :o
Besides, you shouldn't do yourself down mate, I am certain you have the qualities!  ;)

ASM
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 28, 2012, 08:46:28 PM
Thanks mate but incase you can't make the next meet I can pm you my address to  send gifts to.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 09:56:10 AM
Thanks mate but incase you can't make the next meet I can pm you my address to  send gifts to.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'll give you a clue what to send him, he has a passion for 'polished turds' of .177 cal!  ;) ;D


ASM
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 29, 2012, 12:47:09 PM
I've got a turd of a 22 that I've got in pieces at the moment and no daft sized pellets to test it with. ;)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
Well even a 'turd' of a .22 is far, far better than a polished turd .177!   :P :P

ASM
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 29, 2012, 05:39:29 PM
I've just found a 177 barrel for it on the bay, fingers crossed I can salvage it back to being a rifle again.  ;)
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Post by: Gambo on August 29, 2012, 07:09:52 PM
I've just found a 177 barrel for it on the bay

How much did they pay you to take it off their hands?
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 29, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
I've just found a 177 barrel for it on the bay

How much did they pay you to take it off their hands?
It's got 3 days left to go, I did put a bid on it but I don't want to go too high.  ;)
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Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 07:14:45 PM
Another good rifle spoiled!  :(

ASM
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Post by: Gambo on August 29, 2012, 07:15:56 PM
It's got 3 days left to go, I did put a bid on it but I don't want to go too high.  ;)

So it must be up to a least 3p by now then.
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Post by: PontysPikey on August 29, 2012, 07:19:49 PM
I'd but 10 at that price.  ;D