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Strelets- my last post

Dear Strelets

This is my last post to the forum.

I have just noticed, quite by chance, that on my posting on Hat's Sumerian chariot* July 7th 2006 that Eric Heller posted under two names. The person - mac- has the same IP as Eric Heller who replies later. Eric taught us how to do that -check on IPs. Both of the replies are abusive and not on topic. Why have two identities?
Look and check for yourself.

I criticise, constructively I hope, Imex, Revell and even Strelets and others as do many contributors but it does not attract this hysterical vituperation that the slightest negative statement about Hat attracts. Why?

Sorry, Strelets some very nice, good, genuine people contribute to this forum but when people start messing around with my mailings that is the finish for me. If I can't constructively criticise a company's products then that goes against the ethos of the web site. This is the case now.

I respect what you have done in deleting mail etc but now that I discover that this is more systemic and personal than I thought then I can't associate my name with this web site.

Best wishes Yuri. I look forward to your Crimean sets and will buy several of the Nevski sets which look excellent. I will still look at your masters so keep them coming and maybe if you want my horrible photos of my execrable painted offerings then I will send some in.

I will not post any further contributions to this forum.

* fairly innocuous posting -the Hat box art shows donkeys as does the BM original the model has horses which is right?

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It is a shame that you have to take such action. Personally, I'll miss your intelligent commentaries. I hope you'll reconsider.

All the best, Frank

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I hope that this is not the real David O'Brien, but only someone using his name. Remember how someone used IDPR's name? I think the real David O'Brien is too good to leave because of a kid who got nasty back in July. People yell at me all the time, call me names and threaten me - in real life - and Im still around and smiling.

I'm all in support of David and hope that this post is not from him.

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I hate to see you go. You have always been real good about posting responses and giving good insite to topics. I hope you will re-consider your current plans of leaving.


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Goodbye, David. It's been fun.
best wishes, donald

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NO! Please don't leave, Mr. O'Brien. You are one of the best members here. The Strelets*R Forums would simply not be Strelets*R Forums anymore if you left! Let this guy get what he deserves (I am not sure what you mean though), and stay here. Can't you see that we all want you to? It would be terribly sad did you leave. I always like your posts and like to know what you have to say. Don't leave. Please sir? Stay with us?


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Dear David,

it's a pity that your decided to quit the forum.
We will be glad to see you back at any time.

Best regards,


Re: do stay...

i understand why you've decided to leave David. being targeted is no fun. but this forum needs people of your caliber to make it interesting. i've enjoyed your comments and i will miss them. hopefully, you will change your mind and return. best of luck and thanks for all the links and input!

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I really feel sorry you want to leave us.Hopefully you change your mind.
If you do leave the proof is given this message board is easy to distroy.Don't let this happen!This forum is to valueable for us all.

a message board with registration doesn't sound like a good solution to you?

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Dear David,

You are not only one of the most active and informed members on this forum, you are also one of the oldest here. We all do regret your decision, and you would also. I know for sure that you will check now and again this forum, and maybe you will forget and forgive, and contribute once again, both in written comments and in photography of your figures.


Re: Strelets- my last post - Dear O'B

Hi O'B,

Your comments and contributions are very much a big part of my enjoyment reading this forum. As I mentioned above, it is sort of like reading a newpaper. And I like your editorial opinions. We don't all always agree with each other, but that is half the fun.

I'm not ready to give up yet, unless my home IP has been blocked and I just won't know it until I get home from downtown Tokyo tonight!

So, I'm looking forward to your most humorous and entertaining comments and opinion very soon - OK?

Remember, Happy Toy Soldier Dreaming & Collecting!

Talk soon - Dave H.

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Dear David
Seriously dude, you are bigger than this issue.
Any one with a passionate enthusiastic and honest mind to their hobby, such as yourself, should not fear "the small people" who hide beneath technology.

The "real people" of this forum the value of your contributions to this forum and clearly your imput would be greatly missed.
Please carry on as you have always done.

many thanks and regards
Mike McA

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That was very nicely put message to Dave O'Brien Mike.Just back from time away and sadly catching up on Dave's decision. Fingers crossed Dave will revist and help this 1/72nd revolution of production figures Strelets have produced.