I have belonged to this thread for a fair sort of length of time, over 10 yrs. During that time I have seen a number of posters come and go. I know we lose touch for a number of reasons, some of them not happy ones. And sometimes I wonder if the reason is me (needy, egotist, megalomaniac, and of course another is self blaming introvert. I think it would be nice if some of those folk who have previously made constructive posts here, could every so often pop in and say "Hi" so we all know that they at least are ok and perhaps expanding with doing well etc. My personal feelings are, although many we have not met in person, at least we have developed a sort of relationship which is rather nice in that we have exchanged knowledge and suggestions and even some constructive criticisms in the past.
One who has gone missing in the last few months is Scotttnz who introduced me to my Lumix, who always saw a 'leaning' horizon, and came across as having a nice personality over the 'net in the forums.
I suspect he may have had health problems and I have sent two PMs to him which are still in an 'unseen' state, ironically one on the 17 Oct, then 17 Nov and today is 17 Dec. I am hoping he is ok, in fact I am hoping he is ok enough to teach me some camera, but that is purely an option. I want Scotttnz to be fine.
So if you know Scott and know that he is well then just ease my mind and let me know.
Now if the problem of disapearing posters is primarily caused by me, then, sigh... I could always go outside and shoot myself, or refrain from posting in this thread if that is what it would take.
I have nothing more to say just now on this subject.