AstroTurf Apologizes. Really??? Really!!!

AstroTurf Apologizes. Really??? Really!!!

Postby astroturf [OP] » May 1st 2010, 1:29am

I would like to direct my apology to all whom I have adversely affected.

First to the entire membership of AstroSafari.com, I acted stupidly. Wasted a lot of valuable time. I said some things that were not in the true spirit of the website, Nor of my own character. I got carried away. A fit of rage defending something I love and believe is the best thing since sliced bread. I am sorry. I am human and will try not to do it again.

Second to the Management Team. Because of what I did, It wasted a lot of time on your part. I am sorry about that. I do appreciate the fact that you guys listen to your members concerns. Thank You.

Thirdly to the people I may have drug into this. I should not have done what I did. In the future, I will simply step outside, kick the dog, smoke a cigarette, and walk around the block.

Fourthly to $uperJoe. I know what your feelings are on the issues, I appreciate those thoughts that you have about them, and I think that had we discussed them in a different way, I could have avoided offending you. I did not slow down to think of the consequences. I never meant to offend you. I know I have and I apologize for that.

Lastly to Gary... Gary you have age and wisdom on your side. Use that age and wisdom to express your technical knowledge to those you would like to help. Take the extra minute to do that and I will observe and learn from you, as well you may from me. Neither of us are little boys to be told: I know whats best so just accept it. We are old farts that disagree a lot. For that I do not apologize. I apologize to you for trying to drag you through the mud. For that I am sorry.

Nuff said? Now lets get back to wrenching...

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Re: AstroTurf Apologizes. Really??? Really!!!

Postby $uperJoe » May 1st 2010, 4:14am

thats the most stand up thing i have seen in a while as far as public apology. thank you for recognizing me in it and also the board as a whole. i too, as you said you are similar, am set in my ways and will try to take a step back and appreciate others opinions for a few moments before i can make myself look like a fool. as you put it best
astroturf wrote:Nuff said? Now lets get back to wrenching...

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Postby toddb » May 1st 2010, 5:42am

Cheers, Don't know the story and don't care.

I learned a lesson tonite as well. I was going to share it but would make you fall a sleep. As Supertramp said if " You're bloody well right you're bloody well right to say".

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Postby Big_kid » May 1st 2010, 1:43pm

No clue what happened, glad it's over though.

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Postby ShAgSTRO » May 1st 2010, 3:16pm

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Postby evil_motors » May 1st 2010, 3:26pm

oh man did i miss a great arguement.. you know i love to get in on those.
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Postby Jasen » May 1st 2010, 3:27pm

Kudo's for the public apology.

This incident should serve everyone well.
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Postby Uncle Fester » May 4th 2010, 2:15am

I have missed the "problem" that led up to this, and really do not care... this was the most stand up thing I have ever witnessed on the net, or in person for that matter... and my hats off to you! Very cool of you .... :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:
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Postby tedanderson » May 4th 2010, 6:18am

Yeah, I picked a perfect time to take an A/S break while traveling on business. :) I don't know all of what transpired but if I said/did anything as bad as AstroTurf is implying, I think that I wouldn't be man enough to apologize. I'd just go out like a little punk and blame everyone else.
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Postby Samio187 » May 4th 2010, 6:58am

This makes me wonder what i missed, mostly cuz this is where i spend all my free time when i have a connection. oh well stuff happens. i don't think i could apologize for getting p/o ed at someone i would probably just do something stupid and say F it , kudos on the apology :D
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Postby remark123 » May 4th 2010, 12:26pm

Quite frankly, I am speechless. I all the years I have been lurking here, I do believe that this is the first time I have ever seen anyone apologize in such a gracious way. I am truly touched, makes me proud to be a member of this forum. Thanks, 'turf! I am old too, and understand that feeling you get...
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Postby tedanderson » May 4th 2010, 2:24pm

Samio187 wrote:This makes me wonder what i missed, mostly cuz this is where i spend all my free time when i have a connection. oh well stuff happens. i don't think i could apologize for getting p/o ed at someone i would probably just do something stupid and say F it , kudos on the apology :D


I know.. being that none of us were around, AstroTurf got bored and then started fighting with the few people who were left behind.
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