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I suggest that we all owe a major debt of thanks to Julian, who founded this Forum way back when and has kept it going ever since. The Forum serves a multitude of purposes from individual reminiscences, through parents' chit-chat, to the current and very serious topic of abuse. In the latter case the Forum has enabled the subject to be discussed in a reasoned and constructive manner, although the line between what is and what is not acceptable must sometimes be a very fine one. If sometimes some participants get a bit crabby it never seems to last for long - and it would be rather dull otherwise.
All this must take up a lot of Julian's time and effort - not to say, patience - and to my knowledge he has never once complained nor has he tried to pass the responsibility to someone else.
So, many thanks, Julian, you have done us proud,
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I tend to have a lot more time to spare, though with ageing, comes increasing health problems.
Us moderators try to do our best.
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I'd expected with the advent of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc. that it would have lost its purpose, but (sadly in may ways) it's taken on a whole new purpose in recent months, but one for which I'm pleased it's filled a significant gap.
Thanks for your kind words - yes, it takes up quite a bit of time, particularly more recently - but with the support of J.R. and RichardB it's made much easier, for which they deserve as much thanks as I do.
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It's difficult to have any kind of meaningful discussion on the internet, but facebook is perhaps the worst, most manipulated and controlling medium of all, unless you're just sharing family photos.