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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi there Geoff! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Dotsie » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:19 pm

Welcome Geoff! :) You and Terry must be big pals by now, can you persuade him to pop in here? ;)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:35 pm

Dotsie wrote:Welcome Geoff! :) You and Terry must be big pals by now, can you persuade him to pop in here? ;)

Nononono . . . that would be like the landlord paying a visit! :lol:

Welcome to the site, Geoff. :) I could be wrong about this, but I'm sure I read somewhere that Terry stopped visiting alt.fan.pratchett because too many of the people there used to slag off his writing. And he found that if people were telling him ideas for books, he would have to immediately discount any plot that came anywhere close in case people said that he'd stolen their idea. Unlikely as it may seem, this sort of thing really happens. :o
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby GeoffRiley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Nononono . . . that would be like the landlord paying a visit! :lol:

Welcome to the site, Geoff. :) I could be wrong about this, but I'm sure I read somewhere that Terry stopped visiting alt.fan.pratchett because too many of the people there used to slag off his writing. And he found that if people were telling him ideas for books, he would have to immediately discount any plot that came anywhere close in case people said that he'd stolen their idea. Unlikely as it may seem, this sort of thing really happens. :o


Thanks for the 'welcomes'.... yes, he had to stop visiting eventually because of those reasons and also to get away from the constant string of AOL'er (when aol finally - unfortunately - got a link in to the newsgroups) who always started off with "You're not the real Terry Practchett are you?" (Except it would be phrased "ur nt the rl trry pratchet RU")... generally they were the ones to whom the name 'Merkin' first became attached.

PTerry did not suddenly turn around and say "I'm not taking part any more." but rather withdrew gradually until one day someone remarked that we'd not heard anything from him for a while - at that time someone, my memory fails a bit but I think it might have been Steve Briggs, announced that he'd cut ties.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Ghost » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:13 pm

welcome to the site
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Alanz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:19 pm

Welcome Geoff :D from Cleethorpes
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Batty » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:44 pm

Welcome, to everyone I haven't already welcomed! ImageImage
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi Geoff, welcome to the forum and I'm glad you followed my suggestion to drop in from last week :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:25 pm

Welcome from me too, Geoff! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:12 pm

Hellooo and welcome from me as well Geoff! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby hnorwood » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:32 pm

Hello everyone.
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I have a Discworld-inspired model railway layout, called "Angst-Lesspork". My sig should contain a working link to some photos. The layout has changed a bit since the photos were taken (a layout is never finished...).

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi there! :D Welcome!
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:49 pm

And welcome from me too - or should that be, welcome back! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi there H - lurve Angst-less-Pork! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:54 pm

Hellooo and welcome (back) H. :D I almost wet myself laughing when the Hermit Elephant popped up. Great stuff! :clap:
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