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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Fin Fan In Cali, Jun 19, 2010.

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  1. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    My loyalty remains with the Miami Dolphins and those that are closest to me, but with that said, I am not playing favorites. We are all proud Dolphin fans no matter where we go or visit. I have taken upon myself to try to create peace and harmony between Dolphin fan sites. Life is too short to hate. If you ever have a question about my heart or support is you can always post here or pm me.

    Brothers Mal, George, Derek, Marty, Mike, Raul, Jason, Matt, Greg, and Pastor Keith and any one I forgot have stuck by me through thick and thin. I love you all for that!:up: Brothers Peter, and Kenny, and sister Debby as well.

    My goal is now to have one big family where we just don't talk to one another at the Webbies and then that's it. I haven't been there to the Miami Dolphin Fan Site Awards, but I have been offered by Mal and George to represent this proud site in the past but could not attend.:wink2:

    It is time that we put the past behind us no matter what has taken place and move forward.:hi5:

    Brother Mal has seen enough in me in the past, that will last a lifetime with me. Thanks brother!

    I appreciate the love and the support asking me to become a staff member again.:yes: Between my new job and family issues, I have a full plate. I miss the staff family here, but I think my decision is the best. I don't do anything in life half butt, and I couldn't live up to my responsibilities as an Admin here, so that is why I can't do it any longer.

    Please what ever you do, and where ever you go, spread the brotherhood of Miami Dolphin fans.

    Thanks for listening,

    John
     
  2. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    John, love ya Bro, but:

    I'm thinking you meant is "..now to have one big family where we "do" talk to one another...."?

    Ah, there is also the reality that a website is a business, it may be fan centric, at the end of the day, the lights have to stay on as it were, and the other reality is football fans as a whole are a competitive lot.
     
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  3. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    I want fans, staff and owners talk to one another through out the year in peace and harmony. I just don't want them to drink beer together at the webbies once a year, when there is the whole year to enjoy together brother.

    Bro I have always enjoyed our conversations even when you were trying to push my buttons. I respect and appreciate your love for the Dolphins brother.:knucks:
     
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  4. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    If Shula and Scott can make nice..:D


    Push your buttons? Whatever do you mean?

    :dunno:

    :D
     
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  5. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Stay Gold Bro!:up:
     
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  6. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    I love you man!!!!:hi5:
     
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  7. Big E

    Big E Plus sized porn star

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    FFIC you have ALWAYS been one of if not my favorite Mods and supporters of this site, but if you are asking us to "forgive and forget" about certain things in the past, sorry, I cannot. I bleed "thephins.com" and I poop fanhell.com. Of course its all for the love of our Dolphins.....:hi5:
     
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  8. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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    All I have to say is GO DOLPHINS!!!
     
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  9. felly smarts

    felly smarts New Member

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    You're not leaving us all together are you. I got a job and family as well and I still manage to put up a worthless post now and again.:wink2:
     
  10. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

    FFIC (John), you were one of the very first to welcome me when I first joined the site. So, I hope to still see you around, and hope all is well in your world.

    Best regards,

    G
     
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  11. CaribPhin

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    Gee. You were the first mod I met on this website. Due to both Nostalgia and laziness, I still have the message from December 2008 welcoming me to the site.
     
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  12. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    I hear you brother. Life is very short as it is, and I am just trying to get that fellow Brothers and Sisters can go visit others sites and there is no animosity towards one another, but just enjoying great conversation about our beloved team.:knucks: I appreciate the very kind words as always brother.:wink2:
     
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  13. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    No not leaving brother, just spreading out the time that I have to talk Dolphins.:hi5:
     
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  14. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks.:wink2: They have awesome brothers here still carrying out that great tradition, and it is all voluntary.:up:
     
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  15. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks for the very kind words. I will be around.:yes:
     
  16. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    People change, get older and wiser, and realize that things in the past could of been handled better. We learn and move on.:yes:
     
  17. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I cannot get myself to post on another site...why? because you had something to do with building a very special site here Johnny..loyalty brother..
     
  18. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Really? I wouldn't go as far as that Deej, I also hang out on one other Dolphins forum but with 500k posts here, it is clear where my dolphins home is.
     
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  19. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    I wasn't even online when all the drama went down. I still got lifetime free Finheaven VIP (which is really bad atm) from Muck waaay back in the day. :lol: but anyway since I missed all the drama, and never really cared to look into it I never had a problem going to both places.

    Here is a little more personable (like FH was back in the early 00's) but not quite as active as the other board's main forum. The fact that I don't have VIP here honestly probably why I feel that way though.

    Main thing is I work from home (I'm working as I'm typing this lol) so I need both forums to help with the boredom. :D
     
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  20. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's true brother, I don't know how to explain it..I guess I just love my boy's and girls here too much...

    I find myself wanting to check people so bad on that other site, but i just can't do it man...your my bud Pod, I think the Comraderie here has something to do with it..
     
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  21. padre31

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    For me Deej, I can dig what John is saying about no animosity, but I'm such a cheerleader for the underdog that I sometimes go to the smaller Dolfans sites to just hang out and see if their forum can grow, there are a couple of Dolfans websites that are SO established that they really don't need the traffic.

    Some others have really great content but are a bit slower so I like to pop in and chat and hang out for a bit just to makes sure there is a "Daily Dolphin" content each day, every day.

    I gotta admit, I do not miss the Zoo (remember the Zoo? :D ) and just no longer have the patience to wade through a thread that is just absolute garbage. I'm digging quality over quantity these days.
     
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  22. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    ive actually noticed a slight change in class and respect over there...I believe the etiquette on this site is teaching them a lesson...very slight.
     
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  23. dolphindebby

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    I agree with John to a point.
    All of us should get along, but their are some who are just out to have some sort of internet persona. Not caring about anyone else's feelings or opinions.
    I've made some true friends here, and some enemies evidently. But that's ok, my real friends have made all that crap seem trivial in retrospect.
    I don't hold grudges and I don't hate, but I will be more careful and selective on who's threads I post in etc.
    If talking about others and trashing them at other sites makes them happy, then that's their problem, not mine.
    I want to thank Mal, John, Marty, Mike, Boik, George, Pastor Keith and any of the rest of you guys that kept in touch and made things easier.
    It feels good to be back again.:yes:
     
  24. anlgp

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    Wishing you the best my friend. I try to keep my smack talk in tongue do to TOS, and know where your loyalties lay. Family, Friends, The Phins. Great places for them all to be.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn is a guitar god.
     
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  25. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    enemies Deb?..who are they? we'll kick their ***.
     
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    Your a doll dj. Love ya..:up:
     
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  27. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    He's not kidding on the "we".

    Who could dislike you? And why? :huh: :angry:
     
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  28. dolphindebby

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    No worries gap. I'm back and it's all good.:up:
     
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  29. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    Ahhhh that whole incident.
     
  30. DOLPHAN1

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    Brother John, sorry to see you step down as admin, you will be missed in that regard. I understand limited time and "short life" syndrome, I'm in the middle of trying to make things match myself. I hold no animosity for anyone who chooses to attend multiple sites including the one this great site spawned from, I never have. For me unfortunately I think that bridge was not only burned but blown right off the map. With my limited time I save it for this site, my Dolphins home, enjoying the brothers and sisters that I have here. I will enjoy the moments that our paths cross here and hopefully at any events. Live the dream brother, whatever that dream may be.
     
  31. baboo72

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    What the bloody'ell has gone on around here? I don't post that often now-a-days due to expanding family and work but did notice a change a few months back that I didn't really enjoy but have noticed that the 'regulars' whose posts I enjoy reading seemed to have disappeared.

    I hope the likes of FFIC & dolphindebby don't leave permanently you guys, as well a lot of the guys above, are a large part of the reason I still come to this site.
     
  32. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    As I stated I have taken this upon myself. I understand that the phins is your home and I am not looking to change that for anyone. My goal is try to create peace and put the past behind us. In talking with Matt the owner of Finheaven, he has agreed to remove the name the phins from being restricted in showing up when you type in for any reason. Also if you are interested in visiting, send me a pm with your name there and I will submit it for unlocking if you were banned. This is up to Matt. If you are re-instated over there we must follow the TOS as we do here.

    If you have no interest in doing this, then fine so be it. If you do then that is fine as well. I am not here to lure any one away, but to give you another option at Dolphin conversation.

    Thanks for your time,

    John
     
  33. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Totally agree. I have formed friendships from this site that have carried over off this site. Meeting brother Greg and his family in the city for beers and wings a few years ago was a good time and there are many others I speak to regularly on aim.

    Sadly for some people thats not just an internet persona...just be yoursef and the rest will take care of itself. I'm blessed with a really thick skin so not much really gets to me on a personal level because lifes too short to worry about who doesnt like you and he said/she said crap :up:

    Even when John steps down he always seems to be around which is good. I understand the demand on time that being a staff member here has though as in a way you feel obligated to check the staff forums for reported posts/issues and check your pm box for those that need help with stuff. Ive never minded much because most of the stuff I can do from my phone but I could understand why someone would. You spend less time posting and more time helping others which isnt a problem but its another responsibility. Not being married and having no kids...I have all the time in the world :up:

    And after the last few posts I left on a certain site, Im pretty sure that bridge is definitely burned so ill be here with ya the whole way dude :lol:
     
  34. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Your a great brother! I wish nothing but the best for you.:hi5:
     
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    ok whats a brotha gotta do to get hired on in this joint? :shifty:
     
  36. SICK

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    Great another job to hear you complain about on facebook
     
  37. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    You have to work your way up bro. Paper or Plastic?:lol: Make sure you get all those shopping carts in the lot too.
     
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  38. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Fetch me another beer, then we can talk lol :ffic:
     
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    John I appreciate what you are trying to do, And from the little I know you, I can tell that everything you do is for the right reasons. I think harmony between sites is a fantastic idea. Best of luck.
     
  40. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    Thanks brother, I appreciate your kind words.:hi5:
     
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