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Old 01-28-12, 03:13
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I always liked your posts. I hope you don't stop posting here or elsewhere. Your posts are among the most intelligent ones.
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Old 01-28-12, 04:37
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Heavy blow for cn.


But its good news. Francois was posting a lot less as a mod. and that was a heavy blow for forum discourse. here's hoping he's back to writing those 2000 word posts. always top class.

A poster everyone rates from the first post they read. logical, well written, well thought out, wonderful use of language, never insulting nor patronizing, never biased and always with an intelligent joke or 2 hidden in there.

Its been missing . for too long

And i mean every word I've written.
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When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago
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Old 01-28-12, 11:18
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In other news, ACF has been announced as a replacement for Francois as chief moderator and will be setting some new rules. I will be ruling with an iron fist!
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Old 01-28-12, 11:21
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all hail auscyclefan!!


wait a minute no you haven't, I've been fooled :S
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Old 01-28-12, 13:37
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Shame to see you step down Francois, thanks for the hard work you've put in the forum
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Old 01-28-12, 16:21
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Thanks for everything, Francois.

Once, when I said I was wrong about you, I was wrong.
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Thanks for everything, Francois.

Once, when I said I was wrong about you, I was wrong.
This thread made me think of an old sketch from Not the nine o'clock news...

http://youtu.be/T17VzztS60M

Enjoy

And yes we are missing you already in the Staff Room
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Old 01-28-12, 20:04
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And yes we are missing you already in the Staff Room
but the staff room doesnt exist.. nudge nudge wink wink :S
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but the staff room doesnt exist.. nudge nudge wink wink :S
I was being poetic
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Best mod in the business.

I would like to thank Francois for being the only guy here that showed me the error of my ways sometimes. His patience, intelligence and thoughtful consideration have made him someone I truly admire.

I remember a personal conversation I had with him where he urged me to "keep my nose clean" so I wouldn't get banned again. Probably the best PM I've ever received. He's never judgmental and always treats you with the utmost respect, even when you're not entitled to it.

Enjoy your retirement mate!
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