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- Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
- Location: Oregon, Thanks for visiting! Now go back home!
I remember the first couple of years here when members were targeted at other forums for being here. Many were banned by the thugs over at the defunct inflicta watch forum for joining here. Others were mocked for mentioning the place and dead koi photos were popular at one point. Thug wannabes like ripped in the ass ron, 500mm or better, George the informant and a few others incited the lemmings who could not pull their collective heads out of their asses to pile on members who spoke about WL. In some cases the thugs that ran the place changed sig files of active members or read their private messages to warn them or ban them for what was said.
Over time the inflicta forum imploded with the ghost membership never registering at real watch forums such as this or others out there. Over the years the members here have donated thousands to charity with the donations of their own items and bidding to raise funds for groups such as Shriners, St. Jude's and others. Seems we are alone to this day in doing this. Some group of haters we have here. We have lost members over the years to death as well as to Facebook or changing interests. We have had some leave due to politics as well. A long time member was banned from the site for reasons I will not go further in disclosing. It is a reflection of the world around us IMHO. Not always our first choice but circumstances dictate outcomes here and elsewhere.
I for one am still waiting to see granny lalo and her original designs of the Russian Diver and those Inflicta Swiss Factories.
We have also gained new members over the course of time, some bad but most become members that are respected by the rest of the outcasts in the deep end of the pool. I have no intention of boring folks with this so, thanks for making the place home to some of the most interesting and learned WIS on the net.
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."