Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:As loathe as I am to start a "Spanner's back on HoP" thread, I'd rather do this than hijack someone else's thread, such as those on on depression and suicide, as I'd like to explain why I left HoP and why I've returned.

Before the middle of March, I posted on HoP about 3 or 4 times every day, having first registered back in February of last year. I'd found this huge community of friendly people after having been stalked for over a year, so it was a great comfort to me, as was discovering poi to occupy my mind.

Aside from the odd "heated debate", I seemed to get on well with everyone. I had to take a big step back from HoP after getting involved in a certain thread, which I'm not going to link to as I'm sure most of you know the one. If more recent members would like to know, a search through my posts should suffice. I'm not here to drag it up again, that's all in the past as far as I'm concerned, so even if the thread gets bumped in future, you won't see me posting there.

The reason I had to go was that upon reading some of the comments, it was as if my new life had fallen from beneath me. I was no longer sure that my friends felt as positively about me as I did about them, not even sure whether anything I'd done to get myself back on my feet had any point at all.

Shortly after that point, I contacted the HoP members concerned to invite them to discuss what had happened. As far as I know, there is no longer any issues between us, but even then I was still not prepared to post publicly. However, I kept my ear to the ground and was pleasantly surprised by how the forums were restructured. It's no guarantee that these kinds of situations won't happen again, though it certainly should prevent them.

And now, after some discussion with the admins to make sure I was making the right decision, I'm ready to take that chance again. But this post would not be complete without a mention of one very special lady - Rozi. Although we didn't know each other very well, her ever-impartial support though PM was the main factor in encouraging me to post again, no doubt.

So, that's me. I'm back.

If you'll have me biggrin


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Posted:hug hug hug hug hug hug Welcome Back!

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:yay! its spanner!

welcome back! mega-hugs for you!
hug hug hug hug hug hug

lowers voice to whisper

and everyone should go to the chat thread and give hugs to rozi because she is needs them and is wonderful.
hug


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Hello Spanner

Its good to see you back

hug hug hug hug hug hug

and Rozi is a leg end.....very much a sweetie ubblove


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:g'day spanner, don't remember you cos i'm sorta still a newbie but i think that everyone should be welcome at hop....the let me in so...yeah... biggrin ubbloco

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:welcome back sweetness! smile

your contributions have been missed.


HoP Posting Guidelines
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:yaaaaaay!
no-one should be without a spanner. hug


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Kat
Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2211
Posted:Spanner! Glad you returned! You are my helpful hints lady! biggrin

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Frodo
Frodo

old hand
Location: In a van
Member Since: 30th Jun 2003
Total posts: 1092
Posted:hey spanner, nice to see you here..

i always wondered why u wernt posting!!!

argh well dont let yourself think that this means u get outta your duties here , i cant do it without you..

cant wait to see you again, big hug comming your way i am thinking

ubbloco


passing through, this world still lives.

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Welcome back Spanner hug Nice to see you again wave

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:hug2 hug kiss hug hug2

Welcome back honey. I missed you!

ubblove


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Faberg
veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 26th Aug 2003
Total posts: 1459
Posted:of course i remember you, your birthday's the same day as mine, we're almost twins!! biggrin welcome back sweetie hug

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Ah one who spans. cool

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Rozi
100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:hug

Thank you

hug

So glad to have you back. And hoping everything is going well in your world.

*scurries off to write a PM*

biggrin Overjoyed biggrin


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Welcome back Lovely

You have been missed.... Even if we were too slack to write it so!

xoxoxxoxoxo ubblove


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:I don't know what to say. I'm truly touched.

Thank you hug


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Dio
Dio

HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA
Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:Aay Spanner, good to see ya back again!

I myself took something of a break from HoP and spinning in general, partly due to graduate school course load and partly for personal reasons such as yours, and it's good to see someone gravitating back to the fold. Hopefully your (and my) future with HoP is a bright one, and I hope I help to make it so smile

hug weavesmiley


What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

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Mozy
Mozy

*.. If ya can't be Good, Be Good at it..*
Location: In Melbourne at the moment
Member Since: 21st Apr 2003
Total posts: 147
Posted:Yeah Spanner!!!! hug to you. Didnt really know you before, but i did miss ya post.

Maybe this time i'll get to know you more!!!! hug

Trix weavesmiley bounce


watching the world go by!!!!

Trick ferret on the making hehe!!!!
Everybodyknows me as (TriX)

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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:Hullo Spanner wave welcome back (JOIN MY PANT EXCHANGE LADY)

Welcome back Dio too wave


Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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The Eversor
member
Location: midlands
Member Since: 21st Apr 2004
Total posts: 9
Posted:welcome back matey, i have recently made a new forraging expedition to these boards so i kinda know where yer comin from. biggrin

hope it all goes good for ya

eversor


everything is just a figment of my imagination

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