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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2020, 11:20:17 AM »
Okay it's a "best helper" here so it has to be Hector Medina.

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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2020, 01:40:49 PM »
The honor of being added to the GTA Hall of Fame, by the GTA staff, came as quite a humbling shock to me, and I am deeply grateful. The forum has grown so much since I joined in 2011, that there are probably many members more worthy than myself. But again, thank you very much.
Life's challenges, and getting old, have made it difficult for me to participate in the forum like I used to.  One of the first humorous memories I have of GTA was when a picture of me and my slightly-too-big stomach elicited a comment from one of the members.  Almost immediately, a few other members jumped in and wagged a finger at the comment-maker.  I thought, this is a nice, friendly, and polite bunch of folks, and a place I can call home. And so it was. Many month's later, when talking to Gene, one of the co-founders, he told me that that was one of the reasons he and Bob started this forum: to create a friendly and safe home for air-gun enthusiasts, away from the spats and such of other forums.

The friendly support from other members was one of the biggest benefits of this forum for me. Back when I was posting lots of technical videos and pressure tests, and hardware tests, the response from the members definitely made it worthwhile. And that is where my forum best friend, and collaborator, Bob Sterne comes in. I had always enjoyed working on airguns more than shooting them. The testing and destructive tests, and design improvements, and analysis, and simulation spreadsheets were my lifeblood. And darn if Bob wasn't there to push me along and add his methodical approach to my more haphazard attempts. The synergy was incredible, and I deeply thank Bob for that, because honestly, without him, I never would have taken it as seriously as I did, or enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you Bob! And thank you to the others who are too numerous to mention for the help you have given.

The members are the forum, and they set the tone for the camaraderie that we give and receive. Times are difficult right now, and it can be impossible to see friends like we used to. But we have our GTA forum where we can discuss our airgun hobby with friends and family all over the world. We are lucky to have it.
Again, I am humbled, and honored, to be named to the GTA HOF.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2020, 01:52:23 PM »
I am honored but in no way should I even be mention on this thread.
HOF should go to a member who has had a lasting impact on the Community here and reaches out past the general forum to help others.
  Roadworthy get my vote.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2020, 01:58:28 PM »
 Lloyd,
You deserve, and truly earned your place, in the Hall of Fame.
I am lucky enough to have met you face to face and can say you are one of the great people I have met in my life.
I hope, in my future travels, we can cross paths again.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2020, 03:21:06 PM »
The honor of being added to the GTA Hall of Fame, by the GTA staff, came as quite a humbling shock to me, and I am deeply grateful. The forum has grown so much since I joined in 2011, that there are probably many members more worthy than myself. But again, thank you very much.
Life's challenges, and getting old, have made it difficult for me to participate in the forum like I used to.  One of the first humorous memories I have of GTA was when a picture of me and my slightly-too-big stomach elicited a comment from one of the members.  Almost immediately, a few other members jumped in and wagged a finger at the comment-maker.  I thought, this is a nice, friendly, and polite bunch of folks, and a place I can call home. And so it was. Many month's later, when talking to Gene, one of the co-founders, he told me that that was one of the reasons he and Bob started this forum: to create a friendly and safe home for air-gun enthusiasts, away from the spats and such of other forums.

The friendly support from other members was one of the biggest benefits of this forum for me. Back when I was posting lots of technical videos and pressure tests, and hardware tests, the response from the members definitely made it worthwhile. And that is where my forum best friend, and collaborator, Bob Sterne comes in. I had always enjoyed working on airguns more than shooting them. The testing and destructive tests, and design improvements, and analysis, and simulation spreadsheets were my lifeblood. And darn if Bob wasn't there to push me along and add his methodical approach to my more haphazard attempts. The synergy was incredible, and I deeply thank Bob for that, because honestly, without him, I never would have taken it as seriously as I did, or enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you Bob! And thank you to the others who are too numerous to mention for the help you have given.

The members are the forum, and they set the tone for the camaraderie that we give and receive. Times are difficult right now, and it can be impossible to see friends like we used to. But we have our GTA forum where we can discuss our airgun hobby with friends and family all over the world. We are lucky to have it.
Again, I am humbled, and honored, to be named to the GTA HOF.
Lloyd
And this is why you deserve the honor.
Have a great Holiday LLoyd.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2020, 03:35:48 PM »
It is not my intent to play favorites ..... But would agree that Lloyd who has been a GTA contributing member for longer than most & while not really that active in the direct week to month to year general postings .... HAS is a huge way contributed to all of us here on the GTA and would state for the record been VERY instrumental in the thought process and much of the work contributed by ALL THOSE whom have made Hall Of Fame status to date here on the GTA.

Thats HUGE !!!

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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2020, 04:07:45 PM »
I have a question
Is this thread the nominating process, after which we will be presented with a list of candidates for the HOF; or is this the actual vote?
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2020, 04:16:07 PM »
Nominating thread. Vote thread to follow.
OP explains the process.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2020, 04:22:06 PM »
In a nutshell it's...
Nominate here until Dec 20th.
Top 4 nominees will be in the run off vote until Jan 1st when the winner is chosen by vote.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2020, 05:42:43 PM »
Thank you SPIRALGROOVE! NOT that I'm worthy!!! of such an honor! But thank you for ur thoughts! I try to help everyone I can! I'm glad u have learned from me and OC!!!! ;D
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2020, 11:47:14 PM »
 Looks like a fine group of candidates!!! Let’s keep it rolling!
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2020, 07:14:28 AM »
 Fuzzygrub ,lloyd, avatar, triggertreat. no paticular order. David
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2020, 09:57:33 AM »
Did I read the first post correctly that it has already been decided that Lloyd will be inducted this year, plus one more person TBD?  Lloyd certainly deserves it, couldn’t happen to a finer guy.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2020, 11:54:38 AM »
Yep, you read right.... now we are nominating for the 2nd inductee to be voted on from the top 4 during the period of Dec 20 - Jan 1.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
I am blown away to even see my name in consideration for this lofty honor.  To me that in itself is a great honor to be thought of so highly.  For my part, and being a springer guy hooked on German airguns my nominee is Hector Medina.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2020, 04:23:44 PM »
Congratulations Lloyd Sikes!!!

Lloyd is one of the nicest persons I have ever encountered in life. I am so glad he is in the GTA Hall of Fame.  He did not need any additional votes to begin with.  He has already earned his way in many times.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2020, 05:16:07 PM »
Here's my four choices for nominees. Basically these are the people I see the most doing the most positive where I am the most.

Avator (when it's a award you really shouldn't refuse, you should say "thank you" and look humble)
Hoosier Daddy (you've been around a long time as far as I can see, by the way see above)
MobileMail (you are the reason I found this forum, before you even say it - see above)
amb5500c (I think that greeting new members is one of the most important things a forum needs to do, right next to answering stupid questions from new members)
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2020, 06:04:59 PM »
I have 2 votes.
Only1Harry and Lizzie. Both are such caring, kind hearted and helpful people. Thank you to both for all you do here.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2020, 09:13:55 PM »
 To reduce confusion Lloyd has been made 2015 HOF inductee.
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Re: HALL OF FAME VOTING STARTS NOW!!!!
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2020, 09:16:51 PM »
Hector Medina, Avatar,Roadworthy,Hoosier Daddy
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