Where #theheck Vivi went?

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Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Pancake » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 am

This day I found some very strange thing. I was looking in some thread and I found this Accountdeletedbyrequest....... and then I though, wait a second, this post looks like from Vivi?!

What the heck?! One very knowledgeable person and one of very fine users here, I really liked his posts and we had similar opinions.

Where did he went?
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby VooDooChild » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:17 am

Check the thread a couple before this one titled mods please close this thread.

Im not sure of whats going on.

I do know I hate to see any long time forum member leave over typical online type of bs. Especially one who posted good reviews.

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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:22 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:17 am

I do know I hate to see any long time forum member leave over typical online type of bs. Especially one who posted good reviews.
I agree

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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:23 am

Yea I was hoping it was just a one day thing and he would be back. He's a MAJOR asset to this forum, I really hope he comes back. I've learned A TON from him about sharpening the past couple years.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby PStone » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:10 am

Vivi will be missed, that’s for sure. I too hope it is only temporary, his input is always valuable and honest.

I am curious though how he managed to change his screen name. I’ve tried to change mine and have even emailed support about it. I was told it was not possible.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby TazKristi » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:50 am

DirtMcGirt wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:10 am
Vivi will be missed, that’s for sure. I too hope it is only temporary, his input is always valuable and honest.

I am curious though how he managed to change his screen name. I’ve tried to change mine and have even emailed support about it. I was told it was not possible.

Vivi's departure was his choice. It wasn't something taken lightly. There is no blame to place anywhere, just a choice that has been made. His user name was removed when his account was deleted. All of his posts, however, remain - removing over 6K posts would leave huge gaps in the forum. I'd appreciate it if we could move forward, please. The choice was his and the details are private.

DirtMcGirt:
I do change user names when requested. Typically, I ask for some type of explanation. I'm sorry if you were given incorrect information, but if you'd like to PM me with the info, I'd be happy to take care of it.

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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:08 am

Few people (other then Mr Sal himself I presume) knew as much about the Police model than Vivi. He just had to be responsible for quite a few P4 sales over the past year, although for me it was pics of Cambertree's and Meat Man's bevels what did it lol
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby PStone » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:13 am

TazKristi wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:50 am
DirtMcGirt wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:10 am
Vivi will be missed, that’s for sure. I too hope it is only temporary, his input is always valuable and honest.

I am curious though how he managed to change his screen name. I’ve tried to change mine and have even emailed support about it. I was told it was not possible.

Vivi's departure was his choice. It wasn't something taken lightly. There is no blame to place anywhere, just a choice that has been made. His user name was removed when his account was deleted. All of his posts, however, remain - removing over 6K posts would leave huge gaps in the forum. I'd appreciate it if we could move forward, please. The choice was his and the details are private.

DirtMcGirt:
I do change user names when requested. Typically, I ask for some type of explanation. I'm sorry if you were given incorrect information, but if you'd like to PM me with the info, I'd be happy to take care of it.

Kristi
Roger that, and also, pm inbound. Thank you!
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Pancake » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:19 am

TazKristi wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:50 am

Vivi's departure was his choice. It wasn't something taken lightly. There is no blame to place anywhere, just a choice that has been made. His user name was removed when his account was deleted. All of his posts, however, remain - removing over 6K posts would leave huge gaps in the forum. I'd appreciate it if we could move forward, please. The choice was his and the details are private.

Kristi
Thank you Kristi for some clarification. Vivi will be missed, but as you said, we have to move forward. I hope that he will come back one day.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:53 am

Well this news makes me sad.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Cycletroll » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:21 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:53 am
Well this news makes me sad.
Me too!
Vivi's posts were something I always looked forward to. :(

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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Hopweaver » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:22 pm

c'est la vivi

You will be missed :(
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby The Meat man » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:38 pm

That was sudden. :(

I hope all is well with him and that he returns sometime. He has been a tremendous asset to the forum and I'll miss his contributions a lot.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:55 pm

Very sad :(
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Enactive » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:00 pm

Indeed a big loss for our community here. I learned an awful lot about sharpening and a few other things from Vivi. I'll miss his contributions big time. :(

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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby prndltech » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:06 pm

What :confused:
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:22 pm

This makes me sad. Not the same place here anymore without Vivi.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Peter1960 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:52 am

I'm in the forums for a longer time than the average members and what I learned is that people come and people go. I too miss a good number of members from former times with their excellent input in the forums.
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:00 am

Peter1960 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:52 am
I'm in the forums for a longer time than the average members and what I learned is that people come and people go. I too miss a good number of members from former times with their excellent input in the forums.
Yes, but most of them are "just" no longer active, right? Having ones account deleted is a more definite form of "good bye" I think.
Vivi of course will have had his good reasons, still it´s sad. Learned a lot from him and he shared great content.

@ Kristi: I know you asked for us to "move forward" and I totally get that. But I think if people don´t start to argue or ask for reasons, but just say "good bye" and that they miss a member of our community, that´s only a good thing imho.
Hope that´s ok with you, otherwise just delete my post,that´´d be ok with me
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Re: Where #theheck Vivi went?

Postby Evil D » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:54 am

I have slowed down posting quite a bit in the last year or so and I sometimes take breaks where I log out just to keep myself from commenting on some of the more pointless threads but deleting an account is a little extreme I think. It's easy enough to just stop posting for a while.
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