I miss RABS

7 years 1 month ago #17987 by jamesb
I miss RABS was created by jamesb
I know that he wasn't politically correct.... or very nice from time to time, but he did add that ex factor to the forum, occasionally. I reckon we should let him back in.

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7 years 1 month ago #17991 by zachhandler
Replied by zachhandler on topic I miss RABS
He did own up to the fact that his boat was damaged by an angry neighbor, not a manufacturing defect.

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7 years 1 month ago #17993 by Hiro
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Beetlejuice ! Beetlejuice ! Beetleju...

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7 years 1 month ago #17994 by Love2ski
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He was on the forum a month ago, so he is around!

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7 years 1 month ago #18022 by Warwick
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RAB certainly did provide an entertainment factor to the forum. Come back RAB.
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7 years 1 month ago #18023 by Metro
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RAB hijacked virtually every forum topic and generally added nothing to the discussion. IMHO, this forum is substantially improved without him.
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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #18026 by tony h
Replied by tony h on topic I miss RABS
I don't miss RAB - too many lies & misrepresentations for me to value his opinion!

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7 years 1 month ago #18033 by jamesb
Replied by jamesb on topic I miss RABS
yeah......you're probably right. It's just fun hangin' out with the naughty kids occasionally.

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7 years 1 month ago #18061 by zachhandler
Replied by zachhandler on topic I miss RABS
Hey everybody - let's go easy on RAB. I have certainly had my online pissing contests with him. I would be the first to agree that in addition to being insightful and creative, he can be a difficult and frustrating person. But he is a person, and like all of us, complicated and flawed. I have pointedly disagreed with the guy on this forum several times, but I cannot wish the guy any ill. I am sure that none of you guys do either, but I worry that this fact might be lost on him as he reads these posts.

In my part of the world we just lost a central figure of the paddling community. He was a young guy, similarly passionate about paddling, who was also notoriously difficult in many of his intpersonal relations. But as is true of most people with an unpleasant streak, he was miserable inside. So miserable that he took his own life.

Lets all remember to be kind and compassionate. Life is hard. Harder for some than others. We are all dealt a hand of cards in life, and there is nothing fair about who gets the good cards and who the bad. We all simply do that which we feel is necessary to get by in this world.

Best wishes to everybody.
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7 years 1 month ago #18064 by Dicko
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Absolutely agree. It would be lovely to all be perfect. Some of the stuff that RAB posts is bloody annoying, but some of the personal stuff against him is plain cyber bullying. There is no rule on this forum that says you have to be a legend in the world of paddling to participate, or if you don't race, you can't have an opinion. Wanted to post something previously...didn't have the guts. well said ZH.
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7 years 1 month ago #18068 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic I miss RABS
Just a note about RAB - he is not and has never been banned from the forum.

I did ask him to refrain from gratuitous flaming posts against a certain manufacturer (after it had gone on far too long to the extent that I was getting regular complaints from other members of the forum.)

So yeah, I also thought that RAB had some worthwhile things to say and he's welcome to say them. But for f$%k's sake, stay away from interminable posts about private issues, because he'll get flamed again.

Rob

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Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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