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Robin Dawes

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Hear, hear, Rudy.  To be honest, I think it is extraordinary that people join TMF and immediately start to criticize and complain about the way you have chosen to set it up. 

You and the moderators do a fantastic job - please keep it up.

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100 posts is IMO a lot to qualify.  I'm new here, so rules is rules.   Some of us are just not a verbose as others, even though we have paid our dues, even own and studied two of Harry's works.

I totally understand the need for a non-public area, but there is must be a better way. 

I am a long time qdmin/moderator at a music related forum with over 16000 members. We have a $5 fee for a lifetime membership.  The general public has read-only access to all areas but two. To post in any area, or read all areas, a membership is required.  The fee is low and only intended to keep the peace.

We used to have free membership, but felt the need to change that when we reached ~5000.

gotta go....   99 more posts


This isn't specific to you JoeyAce, but as there are a number of people who have a similar opinion I thought I'd give my two cents.

There's a story about a bodybuilder, he started working out.  He did all the standard lifts, bench press, dumbbell curls, and he got pretty big.  But he was certain there was something missing.  He'd ask all the old gurus about  what sort of special training methods they used.  He was always searching for whatevrr that special something was that could make him like the pros.

Eventually he decided to go to California, Golds Gym the mecca of bodybuilding.  He saved up his money, hopped on a bus and travelled for 3 weeks to get there.  Day of he walked in, there he saw all his idols.  Each of them were doing the same thing.  Standard lifts, bench presses, dumbbell curls, deadlifts etc...

Basically what I'm trying to say is that, while the session room has some cool stuff, it's actually not that much different (to me) than the main forum.  It's a good place to talk more freely about methods, and there are some great tricks shared there, but there's no special sauce that will suddenly open your eyes to a whole new world.  Buying and studying Harry's books will do that a lot better than any forum will, and if you've already done that you have plenty to contribute to the open forum, even if it's just asking questions.

I'm not going to presume to know why anyone wants to gain access to the session room, for me I just wanted to be a part of more conversations and see how people think.  I've started to get a lot more from the online sessions we do than the forum threads.

100 posts is a great way for people to get to know you, and you to get to see how people respond/react on this site.  In any case, the open forums are full of wonders and discussion themselves.
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Nicely put Chi Han! My thoughts exactly...
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100 posts is IMO a lot to qualify.  I'm new here, so rules is rules.


IMO = "In My Opinion".   
I do appreciate the work the founders and Mods have done.  I probably appreciate it more than most being involved because I am in a similar position, have been sing 1998. 

I not looking for "secrets". I've been involved in magic since the 70s and have forgotten more than I care to admit.
 
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IMO = "In My Opinion".   
I do appreciate the work the founders and Mods have done.  I probably appreciate it more than most being involved because I am in a similar position, have been sing 1998. 

I not looking for "secrets". I've been involved in magic since the 70s and have forgotten more than I care to admit.
 


Thanks for your understanding. I'm glad that you're here, Joey.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Rudy

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Wow gang! I take a break, and come back to find some cool new stuff happening!  I'll have to get in on one of these Saturday Sessions here real soon.  I've been so busy it's not even funny.  Oh, by the way, Rudy, when I clicked my bookmark to come here, McAfee threw up a red page. Said the site was showing risky behaviors.  I have no clue what that's all about, but I figured I better let you know.
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Wow gang! I take a break, and come back to find some cool new stuff happening!  I'll have to get in on one of these Saturday Sessions here real soon.  I've been so busy it's not even funny.  Oh, by the way, Rudy, when I clicked my bookmark to come here, McAfee threw up a red page. Said the site was showing risky behaviors.  I have no clue what that's all about, but I figured I better let you know.


Welcome back!!

Another one of our members told me about the McAfee warning. I checked with the technical team who hosts this forum and they said that it's nothing to worry about.

I'm going to check in with them again and let them know about your concern. Can you tell me if there is a specific code that pops up?

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Looks like im going to have to start posting to reach the desired 100 posts. Cant wait to see the content available. Liam
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Hi Liam

I suggest making it your goal to become a constructive, contributing member rather than scrambling to reach 100 posts.

There are many ongoing conversations in the Open areas where you can comment, respond, ask questions, etc. ... 100 posts doesn't take very long at all if a person is really interested in being an active member of TMF.

I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

Robin
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Glad to abide. It's a good motivator for ending a hiatus of several months. Only trouble is being online when I need to get my chops in shape. Sounds like the start of a new regimen . . .
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