Semi-retirement from the forum

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James Lister
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Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by James Lister » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Some of the more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that recently I resigned as a moderator on this forum. It was taking up a bit too much of my time, and I've also decided to visit and post here less frequently, and try to spend a bit more time playing my guitar. I've been a member here for nearly 11 years, and a moderator for a significant portion of that time. When I first joined there were very few luthiers (myself, Pepe and maybe a couple of others), but these days there are 50+ professional luthiers, and a great many amateurs who continue to contribute their time and knowledge to answer the many questions that come up from members.

I feel that the forum is in great shape, and in good hands, with an excellent team of moderators, and many experienced luthiers, teachers and performers.

I'm sure I will contribute to the luthier's forum from time to time, but I'm also hoping to post a few more recordings when I get my playing back to a standard I'm happy with.

Very best wishes,

James Lister, luthier, Sheffield UK

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by Kent » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:51 pm

Thank you for your service James.
Glad you are still going to stay and contribute as a member.

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by riffmeister » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:36 pm

Ditto what Kent said!

Thank you James for your always insightful contributions!

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by patspector » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:44 pm

Thanks James,

Enjoy your time playing. I have always appreciated your insight on lutherie.

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:45 pm

It is very appropriate to take care of your own needs before donating time to functions like this forum. Thank you for your years of service! I hope to fully enjoy the increase in your personal time !
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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by joachim33 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:49 pm

I will miss you. I always valued your input and have a very high respect for you.

If delcamp prevents you from playing it becomes counterproductive, I agree. I wish you all the best, Joachim

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by CathyCate » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Happy "semi-retirement". I have learned a lot from your posts. Glad you will be around in an "of counsel" capacity.

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by MrF1 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:55 pm


I always enjoy your commentary and builder expertise. You enjoy some well-deserved guitar time and we'll look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by simonm » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Thanks for everything James. You put in a lot of effort and I believe it has been much appreciated by everyone here. I am amazed at the amount of time the moderators here spent on helping members on the site. Enjoy your "new life".


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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by Contreras » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:35 pm

What they said ...

Thank you, and enjoy your time

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by petermc61 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:26 am

Thanks very much for your extensive contribution. I will look forward to seeing you drop by from time to time.


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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by wchymeus » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:35 am

Thanks James, your constant efforts in the luthier section made a real difference, it's really a significant knowledge base!
Enjoy your guitars :-) and I am now waiting for some MP3 or vids!

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by Leo Apray » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:17 am

Thanks James for your engagement in this forum. Enjoy your playing time.


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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by OldPotter » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 am

I am very sorry that you will not be so active in the future. Your posts have always been authoritative and helpful and have helped me clear up many misunderstandings.
I do worry slightly that without your presence to clarify some issues, there will be no one to sort out some of the ever present myths about guitar making.
I wish you great success in making (and selling) guitars.

Best wishes

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Re: Semi-retirement from the forum

Post by Paul Janssen » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 am

James, yours has been a constant and always welcome presence to me on this forum. I know that you will still be around from time to time but somehow the forum won't be quite the same. Still, I hope you enjoy the extra time that your semi-retirement will afford you.

All the best,

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