Finsky Says: "Before I leave for ever this forum, I suggest that you take a look into beekeeping history. RETURNING BACK TO YOUR FUTURE!"
Well Finsky, for nearly 5 years I have gone to bat dozens and dozens of times for you, once losing 2 moderators over your membership - I don't disagree with your post in the points you make, but the line above bugs me to no end. I have appreciated your knowledge, your prolific writing, your aiding others in their quest to be better beekeepers, and at the loss of moderators early on and several other member - we are talking lots of members who complain about your STYLE, your ruff exterior and your innate ability to always disagree at the drop of a hat (part of your culture you have told me) but let me say this nicely Finsky:
You have been a good contributing member, you have many thousands of posts between Finman and Finsky, and you have fought a good fight with your opinions on the use of small cell and many other topics - but I'm a firm believer that NO MEMBER from Admin to New-bee is greater than the common good of the forum. If you wish to go, then leave sooner than later and save us all the added grief, you sound as if your mere presence is a gift to us here and your message of "before I leave for good" may as well start today rather than to put you through the misery of having to be with us any longer - I guess I didn't realise how much of an inconvenience it was to you to post here.
I'll miss your feisty attitude, but again don't let the forum door hit you in the rear "if leaving" is what you plan to do, I wish you well and I thank you for your service to our community - but don't feel obligated to stay one second longer than you feel comfortable.
Frankly, I wish you hadn't have said that quote above, I know that the B.S. you get is often piled high here, but I had always thought of you as a good spokesman for your views and you took whatever dished out and answered in a logical way that spoke volumes from your views. Sad to see you go Finsky, but if that is your wish, no need to announce it first as you did here - say goodbye to people you have made friends with (or not) and then please feel free to choose to end your membership, I'll gladly approve that and the forum software will erase your membership if that is truly what you want. None of that is my wish, but it seems to be yours.
I wish you well, but the days of me standing up for you are now over - I have fought long and hard, often explaining over and over why you are a grumpy ole' man to the members. In hind-site, I see you never needed my help, you are a big boy capable of handling himself and my making excuses for you is futile. Sorry to see you go, and I surely wouldn't boot you unless you toss some zingers on the way out - sorry again you feel this way, but if you think this forums members are 200 years behind the time, maybe this truly isn't the place for you any longer.
Best wishes, I don't regret ever sticking up for you, I think you are very knowledged in what you do and say - but obviously you think you are beating your head against the wall here, and even a thick head can get damaged if you bang it against the wall too often. Best wishes Finsky whether you stay or go, I wish you well.