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  1. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Don't go Elliot.

    You have helped me, personally, and many others here on this site.
    I am speaking on behalf of the members and say that you would be greatly missed and that you still have a lot of experience, insight and wisdom to offer.

    We need you!

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  2. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    E.W's leaving?
  3. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I second that motion.

    Haven't been here so much latley, apparently I missed something.....
  4. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    EWD? Where are you going? You are a valued member with GREAT INSITE to things and saving money! Stick around our friend.

    TS
  5. hartkem

    hartkem Member

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    I haven't been around here long but elliot has helped me a great deal on my install

    I hope its not to late
  6. stee6043

    stee6043 Minister of Fire

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    Seems a little immature for someone to be upset about advertising on a FREE FORUM. Hearth.com does not exist purely to entertain and educate its users at a significant cost to the operators.

    Seems like a silly thing to even react to.
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  7. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    My initial thoughts also - not really sure what this is all about but did see that comment in the other thread. That alone didn't seem worth quitting a forum over. If he did find it worth leaving over, well, life goes on I guess.
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  8. dogwood

    dogwood Minister of Fire

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    Eliot, I don't care for those intrusive ads either. If you add Google Chrome as a browser, they have browser add-on extensions like Ad-Block or others that prevent those ads from ever coming up. They're real easy to download. They have a whole catalog of browser extensions. I suppose other browsers might have them too. I was previously using Internet Explorer which didn't have those add-ons. Check it out.

    I'd certainly miss having you around and I know I'm not the only one. You've been very helpful to many of us and a valuable member of this forum. Our Webmaster is just trying to make a little more money, although you'd think there would be a better way. I've got my Ad-Block set so the top and bottom ads appear as usual out of respect for his providing this forum, and need to make a living. But if putting ads in our replies is overly intrusive to you, it's in your hands to block them out. I do. Please reconsider. Thanks. Hope you read this thread.

    Mike
  9. I haven't seen the ads yet. I Use an iPad or Firefox on my desktop though.
  10. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    On my internet explorer I only see the adds in the post if I'm a guest. If I log in they go away.
  11. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    First time I saw an ad inside my post I wondered what I did to get it there (especially since it was for a product I did not really like). Once I realized it was inserted by the forum I was a little upset because I did not want someone to think I was endorsing that product. ADs on the top or bottom of the page are fine, even between posts as long as they are properly delimited and do not appear as part of the post. I would prefer not to see them within the post. If the poster is in the trade and the ad is for a competing product it could be really upsetting.

    KaptJaq
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  12. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I also posted this in that other thread: I have not seen these mysterious ads I'm hearing about. I see the usual site supporter banners at the top & bottom of the page, that's it. I'm using IE 8 with no extra ad blocking added. I don't think I've ever logged on as a guest though.

    Actually, I can't think of any internet site I've been on that has no advertising to be seen - if that's a sole reason for leaving I think you'd might as well log off the internet forever.
  13. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I have actually considered doing just that Maple. Just like unhooking our cable TV, and never going back. The cable would be the first thing to go. The wife and I are discussing that more and more. Keep internet and phone, lose the TV. I would miss watching the occasional interesting show or game here and there when I have time. But the sh!t that is on T.V.........?! WTF? Anywho. I was also helped a few times by E.W. Thanks again man. But the answer is not to quit hearth entirely. There are so many things I have learned over the internet. Unbelievable as I sit here and think about them. It just keeps going on and on and on and on and on and......... Ye, definetley not logging off the internet forever. Or Hearth.com.

    E.W. I don't know what happened, but I hope ya stick around man. I appreciate your time, knowledge, attention to detail, etc.. And, if you don't knock it off, I might have to find you and kick you right square in the ass to wise you up a bit son. Now get back to helpin the mentally limited folk on here like me. :mad:
  14. pybyr

    pybyr Minister of Fire

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    EW please stay You offer great knowledge- and humor
  15. goosegunner

    goosegunner Minister of Fire

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    I would also miss E.W.'s knowledge and additions to the forum. He helped me a great deal with my initial install and upgrades that I did this year.
    Without the guidance EW and others on this site, my system would probably be a pile of parts in my shed waiting to be installed.

    His analysis of efficiency claims would be missed in this forum. His knowledge and wit helps to keep people grounded in this world of wood burning that is moving to be more high tech all the time.

    EW if you do leave I wish you the best and Thanks again for all you help!


    gg
  16. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    ;em EW. You know I was just jokin. Right? ;hm EW.......? :(
  17. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Elliot. I want you to know that I started this thread to help convince you to stick around, not to mock you and push you away.
    I felt that all the guys here would be of the same mind set and express any appreciative feelings they may have so that you would see how valued you are here.

    It's interesting the bond that gets created within a forum (this being my first and only).
    I feel like I know you guys and have built a friendship, so to see someone leave is kinda like losing a friend.

    So stick around and share that vast amount of knowledge with us, God knows, I need some learning!
    Again thank you for taking your personal time(off this forum) and helping me with my system.
  18. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    And Oh yeah. I use a Mac and have only seen ads at the top and the bottom of the page.
  19. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm pretty much completely in the dark here, but maybe there's something that can be done. Someone want to steer me or another staff member to the thread you're all talking about? Reveal Eliot's screen name so that I can talk with him about it? Help me do whatever I can to help here? Private conversations are easy and instant in this forum software...like IM's. Lemme know what I can do. Rick
  20. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    If you do not log into hearth.com and view the forum as a "guest" there is an advertisement inserted into the first message on each page. Most of us stay logged in so we never see the forum the way a "guest" sees it. Attached is a screen shot of the first message on this page as a "guest" would see it. Hit the "Logout" button at the top right of the page then refresh to see it as a guest would.


    ad.jpg

    EDIT NOTE: At any moment "Guests" usually outnumber members on this forum by about 6 to 1 so many more people see the post with the AD inserted.


    KaptJaq
  21. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, lemme try that and then bring it to Craig's attention. He's still learning this new forum software as we all have been. I'm betting he can fix that shortly after he knows it's a problem. Rick
  22. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, sure enough, I saw exactly what you're talking about. I'm sure the Webmaster has no idea this is happening...I'm confident he'll get it fixed pronto. Rick
  23. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, I've brought it to the Webmaster's attention. He's a busy guy, but he's very conscientious and always concerned about user satisfaction with these forums. You can rest assured that he'll look into it pronto and work some of his magic to make the problem disappear. In the future, never hesitate to bring stuff like this directly to the attention of one of the staff members here. There are few of us, and we can't possibly read every post or follow every thread...so we always need your help. I hope EWD sticks around. Thanks, Rick
  24. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    I've never logged off since I signed up!
  25. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for you help Rick.

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