Plea For Help!

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This thread sounds like a self righteous brothers tribute act, and all because Famous Angler didn't reply to a few comments on a minor medical problem . The fact that JB is a regular poster of thought provoking , well crafted and detailed pieces makes up for his silence on this , I 'd suggest .
 

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Your suggestion is unbefitting and i denounce it . as such . If the famous angler you seem to he in awe of holds us mere mortals as unworthy of a reply ,even a simple word of thanks, then this says more about him than us.


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T all because Famous Angler didn't reply to a few comments on a minor medical problem .

But he didn't have "a minor medical problem". He was suffering "a tsunami of excruciating pain "! So bad, he was struggling to yomp miles of riverbank a day. (Perhaps he'd forgotten he's writing for as battered and worn a bunch of ageing anglers as you'll find, often talking about the problem of getting to a peg with our gear.)

And having wrung pity from our old hearts, he made a plea "Anyone who can come up with a fail-safe answer will earn my undying gratitude!"
I'd settle for a quick reply.
 

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Sorry guys, we post articles on John’s behalf as by his own admission he is not very tech-savvy and the forum software is a bit much. He does look at responses but doesnt always manage to reply…I will make sure he sees this thread though as you have all been very helpful!
 

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I'm certainly not 'in awe' of JB l, nor any other living angler come to that , I often profoundly disagree with him , but I do enjoy reading his stuff, even if the scoundrel doesn't always respond . Is there a similar wailing and gnashing of teeth when AN Other doesn't reply to comments ?
 

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I think if you follow threads asking for any info or help the OP thanks individual replies or everyone who replied as a mark of what really is good manners. As for being tech-savvy,blimey,you are reading posts from the worlds biggest technophobe,shock horror,lol.
 

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As do I. If his post had not been entitled a " plea for help" and if the references to night leg cramps were merely peripheral or obiter dictum, then no responses would have even been made meriting an acknowledgment. It's perfectly reasonable and appropriate that if you seek advice and get it that one says thanks.
 

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I'm certainly not 'in awe' of JB l, nor any other living angler come to that , I often profoundly disagree with him , but I do enjoy reading his stuff, even if the scoundrel doesn't always respond . Is there a similar wailing and gnashing of teeth when AN Other doesn't reply to comments ?

Here's my original post:

When the answers to a poster's request for help run to 22 posts, you'd think the poster might acknowledge the respondents' willingness to chip in. Just saying.

I'm surprised anyone would call this self-righteous "wailing and gnashing of teeth". That seems quite out of proportion to me.
 

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I'm certainly not 'in awe' of JB l, nor any other living angler come to that , I often profoundly disagree with him , but I do enjoy reading his stuff, even if the scoundrel doesn't always respond . Is there a similar wailing and gnashing of teeth when AN Other doesn't reply to comments ?
Yes, indeed there was . . . . take a look at the many comments following Rod Study's articles . . well, they more like sermons than articles . . . and he never replied to any comments.

The thing is Grayson that we no longer have an Editor, per se, so articles are published more or less the way they were offered so little (annoying?) things do get through . . . So when picked up by a menber here surely deseves a reply . . . .
 
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Regarding Bailey's articles, I do read them. I think I shall now abstain. A bit of input is not compulsory but would be nice.
Did I pick anything up from his efforts, no! I did enjoy his style. I think now I'll stick to forum members posts.
 

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Regarding Bailey's articles, I do read them. I think I shall now abstain. A bit of input is not compulsory but would be nice.
Did I pick anything up from his efforts, no! I did enjoy his style. I think now I'll stick to forum members posts.


Oh right, Bailey is it, where is his first name then? I have no problem with it myself, but...I was moaned at for referring to Peter Jacobs as Jocobs in a post!
 

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Where I come from being called by your friends by your surname is a term of endearment. Hence my user name.
I can not be blamed for other peoples translations of what I say or type. No offence was meant to anyone.
 

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Where I come from being called by your friends by your surname is a term of endearment. Hence my user name.
I can not be blamed for other peoples translations of what I say or type. No offence was meant to anyone.

I fully agree with you, I don't think you have done anything wrong.

The point is, I was jumped on by someone for referring to Peter Jacobs as Jacobs......why??

This is why I very rarely post on fm anymore.
 
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