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vampicker
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Hiatus

Post by vampicker » Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:29 pm

I'm taking a break from the site for a while. I'm running up against a significant backlog and need to focus on people that actually pay me for my opinions. I find myself getting irritated by too many of the recent posts. Don't bother PM'ing me, as I've got work to do and won't respond.
often the crusher of hopes and dreams

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Re: Hiatus

Post by chgolaw1 » Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:31 pm

John I don't Blame you. I tried to make a comeback, but it's not the same VW it was from the early days.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by DHalladay » Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:49 pm

I totally understand your frustration John. People ask questions, then push back against both replies and credentials. It's a story as old as VAMworld itself.

Thanks for hanging in there as long as you did.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by morganman » Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:03 pm

Sorry to hear this JR- Even though we never got along, stemming back several yrs, you have
proved your dedication/professionalism here, together with helping
members who asked.

I may in fact be one of members you get frustrated/pissed at, as i post
outside the box posts quite frequently. Hopefully not but we all have various
experiences and backgrounds that mold our personalities.
Wishing you less stress and continued success in this business/sport

I have taken a break here over the yrs, only to come back to this great site
with re newed thoughts and continued love of Morgans.

Stay safe-healthy & happy as life is challenging
but beautiful.
:|

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Re: Hiatus

Post by shortnock » Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:05 pm

Have a good hiatus, Crusher! Will miss reading your wisdom.
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demetri
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Re: Hiatus

Post by demetri » Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:24 pm

Gee I hope it wasn't one of MY posts that got you irritated, sorry in advance if it was lol Thanks for all your help, us newbies really need help understanding vams. I have a batch going to Anacs soon, they will be in good hands.

enjoy your break.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by ljs123 » Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:46 pm

JR
I’m very sad to hear this, but I can understand your need to do this.
I wish you all the best. You have been a great source of knowledge.
Thank you for all your help on VAMworld.

FYI, you are still going to be helping me. 😀
My 1882-O Discovery Coin should be on your desk shortly, if it isn’t already there.
Thank you

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Re: Hiatus

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:28 pm

You deserve a break! Please come back when you can.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by ...kenny » Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:14 pm

Understood. Be well, you will be missed. More than you think!...kenny
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my.........Ahh........Uhmm........something, something, something..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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LateDateMorganGuy
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Re: Hiatus

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:34 am

While I will miss your posts, it is not really a surprise. Let's just hope JB doesn't get to this point.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:58 am

Thank you for what I can only assume you have helped build here Sir ! With out this resource Not sure many would be able to begin to grasp it , I guess thanks , goes to all the veterans on here that began the VAM Journey `together. . I meant what I said about standing in a long line in hopes of getting an autograph in that book you helped write . IF somehow I can only find all the pages ..
Proud winner of Worst new Vammer of the year :lol:

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Re: Hiatus

Post by impairedsquirrel » Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:29 pm

I REALLY don't envy you JR... I backed way off from here quite a while ago, but I'm like a grandparent, I can have fun with it when I want to, then just "give it back" and ignore it as I wish. You're like a parent, you can say "I don't wanna deal with this anymore!", but then you turn around and there it is, cuz it's your job in life to care for...
Enjoy your break, I hope it gives you greater peace!
Ps: I know that the real reason is that you're pissed for missing that 62PL VAM-18 and you're just devoting more time to hunting!
Pss: Don't feel too bad, I'm pissed too!!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: Hiatus

Post by morganman » Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:20 pm

Hey Squirrel; We all need a breakat some point, for a myriad of Life's reasons
After decades of coining i too am kinda burned out and certainly overwhelmed
working to sift thru to many Morgans, and decide which to sell.
Just physically devoting all the time necessary is a real pain
At 68 yrs young, failing health and eye problems, its all a daunting challenge

After 5+ decades coining im in " Been Their -Done That Mode" LOL

Even though our personalities are of " The Clasher Varieties", I acknowledge your committment
here as evidenced by the " WOW" list of which i use and love. thanks much
:|

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Re: Hiatus

Post by messydesk » Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:59 pm

I think the thing to do right now is RELAX. Everyone needs to get away for a while now and then, and everyone gets slammed with work now and then. That's really all that's happening. Meanwhile, do what you can to enjoy the hobby and help others to enjoy it as well. There are some exciting developments this year -- a new 8TF early die stage, a new 02-O "Family" die pair, a new Thornhead die stage, a good diagnostic for finding the 21-S Zerbe dies business strike, and most importantly new collectors becoming interested that need guidance toward the "gentle introduction" entry points into VAM collecting that got many of us started.

(What new 02-O contemporary counterfeit and Thornhead, you say? Stay tuned!)
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Re: Hiatus

Post by iwillbenice » Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:15 pm

Let sey good for you. :popcorn:

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Re: Hiatus

Post by Kurt28 » Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:07 pm

John, I sincerely appreciate all of the numismatic information you have shared with us and admire your dedication to our study. And in times of elevated stress, it is important that you pick the path that suits your needs. There is no doubt that you will prosper in all of your future endeavors. Thank you for your contributions.

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vampicker
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Re: Hiatus

Post by vampicker » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:21 am

Guess I'll still stick a toe or two in the water now and then.
often the crusher of hopes and dreams

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Re: Hiatus

Post by ...kenny » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:31 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my.........Ahh........Uhmm........something, something, something..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Hiatus

Post by morganman » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:59 am

Let us all here hope that JR is putting feet in water whereever he so chooses
and is enjoying a break, that we all need sometimes.
Withot dedication from JR & JB this site would not be as great period
And we must not forget the living king of vams: LVA kudos to all three as well to
others that have contributed so much!

Thank You All So Much
Scott
:|

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Re: Hiatus

Post by RogerB » Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:24 pm

Question: Is the "Hi-8us" a new VAM variety...?
:)

Enjoy the break! We all need space at times.

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