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Offline Oddjob

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Sorry Ralph old mate
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
Just noticed that even though Ralph (Bitsa) has been gone some while now I've only just passed him on post count recently. He's very slowly sliding down the list of all time posters and that's really sad. Eventually he'll no longer feature on the list and that doesn't seem right for such a nice fella, maybe Steve could give Bitsa 10,000 honorary posts so he'll always be with us?
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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 03:45:10 PM »
Great idea Ken
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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 03:55:28 PM »
Just noticed that even though Ralph (Bitsa) has been gone some while now I've only just passed him on post count recently. He's very slowly sliding down the list of all time posters and that's really sad. Eventually he'll no longer feature on the list and that doesn't seem right for such a nice fella, maybe Steve could give Bitsa 10,000 honorary posts so he'll always be with us?
Great idea.

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Offline Bryanj

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 04:43:17 PM »
I agree wholeheartedly!

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 05:40:27 PM »
Go for it.  Use a different colour.
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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 07:54:26 AM »
As a relative newcomer here, I wasn't around on the forum when Ralph was contributing.  Forgive my ignorance, but I'm assuming he was a much respected member who has passed away?    On other forums I know of, highly regarded members have had sections of the forum named after them as a mark of honour. 

For example;  why not call this section Ralphs Misc/Open     Just a thought.
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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 10:00:11 AM »
It would need to be 'Ralphs Rant' or 'Bitsas Bitchin' 😁😁😁😁😁
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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 10:31:47 AM »
Touch mawkish to assume the guy has died without confirmation don't you think! Maybe he has gone to a better place, another bike forum perhaps? :o

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 10:40:58 AM »
Our Ralph went away and I'm sure he has started his own forum.
http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,8625.0.html
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Offline cooleronthecoast

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 10:51:04 AM »
Touch mawkish to assume the guy has died without confirmation don't you think! Maybe he has gone to a better place, another bike forum perhaps? :o

I did see the RIP thread.  I think its reasonable to assume someone has died when those initials are used don't you?
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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 11:02:48 AM »
Touch mawkish to assume the guy has died without confirmation don't you think! Maybe he has gone to a better place, another bike forum perhaps? :o

I did see the RIP thread.  I think its reasonable to assume someone has died when those initials are used don't you?

Entirely correct cooleronthecoast. Also listed on the right in number of posts chronology as RIP.

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 11:20:08 AM »
Didn't see that thread and certainly no offence intended. Sympathy to his friends and family.

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Re: Sorry Ralph old mate
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 12:18:24 PM »
Touch mawkish to assume the guy has died without confirmation don't you think! Maybe he has gone to a better place, another bike forum perhaps? :o

There is no better bike forum. 😊 RIP Ralph.
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