About OldCodger
Joined July 2013
"Old Codger": An elderly, mildly eccentric fellow. Old fashioned. That's me!

An old bloke from the Land Downunder - the World's largest and most beautiful Island! Over a lifetime, have done all sorts of things and now at retirement age. Not much fun, however, existing on a pension! There's me and my dog Jessie to feed, rent to pay, ISP bills - being on wireless internet in a rural area makes it expensive and running an old 1996 Ford Falcon wagon. Fortunately, it has LPG as well, which makes refilling bearable - for now, it's about half the cost of petrol, but always increasing - like everything else!

Nothing left in the $$ reserve tank, but I know there are many people in a worse situation than I am. It would be good to be able to help others who are also in a difficult financial situation - but I have to learn a lot of stuff myself first, being a complete techno-twit and new to anything to do with the Internet and marketing. I'm not on Facebook - you can see why - I don't twitter - just an occasional creak or grunt, and a few select people in my G+ circle. No subscriber list, (that's where the money is, so I'm told - which is why I'm still poor) no fancy phone or pad, just a PC running Windows 7 Pro. With my photography, I'm using an old Nikon D80, a pocket Sony W 630, learning to use Corel PaintShop Pro X6 and PS Elements 10 as well.

Nobody will employ an old codger, so I have to look for my own way forward to survive.

Now and then, I may ask a silly question, with the answer obvious to those in the know and brought up with computers. I was brought up in the age of pen and ink and blotting paper - in the previous century and the last Millenium! So, you can call me "mate" - but please, NOT "dude" - 'cos that ain't me!

My enjoyments come from my photography, a bit of writing and I love to go places when time and finances allow. A wobbly wireless internet connection plus exorbitant ISP rates which I can't escape, mean very little time is available for online chats and watching any videos here and elsewhere. That's my reality.

So, despite these pesky restrictions, here I go on a new electronic journey! I'm always happy to interact with fellow travelers along the way...

:) george
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corkyalan Premium
Hey, Old Codger. Might be the same. check my profile and see if we
share anything to talk about. The picture looks more like me than I do.
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brendabanks Premium
I love your profile . sounds like you're down to earth guy ... good luck
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VernusMars Premium
Hi,
love your profile. I have this to say, its never too late to start a new venture in life.
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bkcook Premium
Thanks for the follow, George. Best wishes to you.
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arick Premium
Great meeting you George!
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AK007 Premium
Thank you George for the follow! I wish you lots of success here at WA and I'm absolutely sure that you can make it here.
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lauracb Premium
Hi George, thank you for your comment on my site, I also left you one on your http://seniorswealthopportunitiestoday.siterubix.com/.
One opinion. :) There is too much focus on this "senior" thing. Your pictures are great, but also seniors.... I would cheer up somehow, I would put something more "alive", more colorful, to show that a senior's future can also be colored, full of joy, playful, with sense of humor. Add some salt and pepper. ☺
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much, Laura! Yes, I agree - it was my first ever attempt at creating something on line and perhaps too "serious", so a bit of spice should be added!
:) george
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OldCodger Premium
Some dramas with Wordpress this morning: I tried to log in to answer your comment - wrong password (which I'd changed recently). OK, WP send me an email with a link to change the password. A message comes up: "Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid." So, I can't change the password. I try sending WP an email to find out what the problem is. The message comes back that the message has failed permanently because the address doesn't exist!!!

Isn't Wordress wonderful? Not!

:( george
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lauracb Premium
I don't know what happened. Ask the question here, in WA, maybe somebody knows.
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gusti Premium
nothing left in the $$$ tank, yet you still manage to celebrate life? what an attitude you have, George! Salute! And I'm glad that we are now stay at the same team. Nice to meet you, Sir, at last!
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OldCodger Premium
There's still a bit of life left in the Old Codger - thanks, gusti!
:) george
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Gazalexander Premium
Another Aussie,

Finally!!!!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Gazza! There are a few Aussies around, but you have to look for them. The best way is to become involved in the community here and the training as well, of course. About half a dozen or more for now, but they sneak in now and then. Good to have you here!
:) george
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merryman88 Premium
Thanks for that George , I've got a spare commputer wiyj nothing important on it I open any iffy Emails in that then report it as spam .

Ray Bowley ( Merryman88 )
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Bill67 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good to have you aboard
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merryman88 Premium
Hi George Thank for the follow,
Make more sense than previously, I spent three years in Aus back in the late 50's early 60's Lived most of the time in Sydney Point Piper over looking the Sydney Opera house when it was being built had some fun around Kings Cross I remember it well .
I was born in England in 1942 spent some years in The merchant Navy sailed into and departed Sydney docks on a few occasions missed my ship in 1960 went to a party with two dental nurses who lived at the back of Bondi Beach by The fire station my ship left at 10 am I woke up at 11 am wasn't intentional could have caught the ship at Melbourne , at that time I was more interested in what was between my legs and I mean what was between my legs so I stayed sorry about the crude level this message has stooped to but I tell it like it was got In with a great crowd in Sydney lived with the nurses for about Four months then met My best friend Raoul From Valenzuela, he was studying at Sydney University (Geology) His DAD was a very wealthy Oilman and continuously bombarded Raoul with cash His Dad had rented a fantastic Flat just below the Hilton Hotel down from Kings Cross in Point Piper Overlooking the Sydney Harbor and I moved into this with Him , We had a great time I used to travel for an Agricultural company for 3 weeks a month up To Queensland , Cook town, and Cairns up in the North,
Did you mention The blue Mountains in one of your posts spent a lot of Time in Black town and Paramatta had many sheilas from that area don't know why just that we met some girls from there in Sydney and Gyrated up to that region at that time most of the city birds thought they were the dogs bollocks , the country girls were more fun and certainly more cooperative when it came to Sex .

Any way Raoul and I got on like a house on fire and we stuck together until I returned to England at the end of 1963 . We still keep in touch to this day he's helped me out of many a scrape over the years he is probably the richest man I know
I have visited him and his family in Venezuela on a couple of occasions now with Skype we are always talking to each other .

I've followed you now, so I can watch your progress, goodbye now talk to you later,

Ray Bowley ( Merryman88 )
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Ray - sounds like you've had a few naval and navel encounters and a colourful life! You wouldn't recognize Kings X now - it used to be a bohemian village, now with a heroin injecting centre, drugs and a recent law, 1.30am lockout from pubs & clubs, to try and combat alcohol fueled street violence. Not a happy place.

I spent over 40 years in the western suburbs of Sydney, from when we had to catch steam trains to Blacktown, an old stamping ground, to when the West became a huge suburban sprawl. I'm now happy to be out of it in a small rural community - better for the soul. Back in the late 60s, when I was a Nasho (a.k.a Virgin Soldier - but not for long!) in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Many happy memories of my time there, as I was lucky not to be sent to the conflict zone.

Looks like you've ended up in a good spot and I'll have to keep track of your motorbike and online exploits. Keep safe!

:) george
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Thorhallur Premium
Hello George
You are overlooking your treasure. Your photos are somethiing else. You can make a fortune with them. I think you have more techical skills than you think. I wish you all the best
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Damien Lane Premium
G'day mate, great new profile image! Sounds like you have had a wonderful 'fix it' time tonight...Reminds me of my time spent working in the IT industry. After being a professional (?) for 12 years, these information systems still give me grief.
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OldCodger Premium
Crikey, Damien - will I have to spend 12 years learning all this IT stuff? Sure seems that way. I've had one last go at "fixing" my siterubix moneymakingmarketingmistakes site - if you dare to take a look - before "going into retirement" for a while and doing some more fixing of other important things. We''l keep in touch!
:) george
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Damien Lane Premium
Mate, I was online when you responded to my comment here & so was momentarily over to have a read. I was mostly through your comment & my interminet machine (pc to some), spat the dummy & needed a reboot.

Gave it a rest, logged back in problem free answered another email, back to your profile & 'freeze'... Another reboot...

Mate just don't say anything bad about me - these words of yours are a little more powerful than my pc can bare... Think I'll log in & check your site from a interminet cafe (I've read about such places). If your cursing reaches their machines I can just walk away...

(p.s. George I'll be around here again more often now, so will definitely check out your site, & hopefully even get one started myself... Two words I've been avoiding to my own detriment mate - 'Word & Press').
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Damien Lane Premium
G'day mate, got around to having a read of your mmm site. Glad I eventually did. I always like your pics & words (so many plays on words & metaphoric doubles here - a word-smith would surely be impressed).

You had me bluffed (again), with your playing down your achievements with this site.... Yes, there are some minor technical changes/fixes, though you are 90% there George (which if I pick out a domain name today will be 89.99% ahead of me in my site building venture).

Speaking of which, I'm off for a domain name & then to break WordPress...

Great to read your work mate & after getting a better run at WP (& some actual progress myself), I may be in a position to help you tweak some minor technicalities...Best for now friend.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Damien - thanks for having a look at the site. I've managed to get that name with a dot net domain, and the seniors one with a dot com domain. I'll be in touch, as things are winding up here for a while.
:) george
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Damien Lane Premium
Enjoy your break mate ~ get some mud between the toes
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softwind Premium
Hi George! Nice to meet you! Thank you for your follow! Oh, how I wish I would have found WA when you did! However; we are all here now and helping each other towards our ultimate goals. Great courses and wonderful community! Here's to your continued success - my new friend from down under! :-)
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Sharon - thanks for your visit and kind words - much appreciated. I'll be taking an extended break for a while and on return, will see that you have achieved the success that you seek.
:) george
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very nice profile, wishing you the best; I'm guessing which country you said you came from,, you gave the hint but i did not understand yet
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Yoro - there is only one country that matches my description: Australia, of course. OK - I'm a bit biased.... I've been to European & Asian countries, but not yet visited any part of Africa (unless you count traversing the Suez Canal back in 1949!)
:) george
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Warner43 Premium
Hey Geoge. Thanks for the follow! Yes we are brought up in the age of pen and ink. Writing develops the brain better than typing!
Warner
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GatorGal747 Premium
Ahoy, Mate....one old codger to another! I will be watching you with much interest....you have a wealth of experience to use on your new journey. Jessie is always in your corner...and so are the folks here at WA. Wishing you much success....and I know you can do it. Codgers Unite!
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks for the follow, Suz - looks like you've had some interesting life experiences as well. Trapping gators, or just photographing them? There are a few old codgers at WA, showing the young whippersnappers a thing or two, so it's good to have you on our side!
:) george
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mamazepp Premium
Thanks for the follow George!! Nice to meet you...
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buppa Premium
Hi - thanks for the follow
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buppa Premium
Hi - I am from south aust and am not quite retired ( just tired) and have travelled most of this country. It is a really great place. I like your style of creating websites. Great job1
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ShirleyNot Premium
HI George, always nice to find another Aussie here! Thanks for following and have yourself a lovely evening.
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flygirl Premium
G'day mate! I've never traveled to the land down under but I plan to someday! My dad and all his family emigrated here to Canada from Australia. George I love your websites and you are a FABULOUS photographer! Peggy
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Sui_generis Premium
Love your profile. You seem to have done well in WA. Hope to get there some day as well. Thanks for the follow back.
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Internetgranny Premium
G'day George. Just noticed you are 'back' and stopped by to roll out the red carpet for you and welcome you back. Hope you enjoyed your time away from the internet and that you and Jessie are well.
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Wayne Wallace Premium
You've probably heard this before but you could double for Sean Connery
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Hi George,

Thanks for the follow and I'm enjoying going through your websites.

Cheers,
Wayne
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lindasea Premium
Hello George! Thank you for sharing something of yourself in your introduction. It really connected for me because it seems that we share similar financial challenges across these many miles from Arizona to the 'land down under'. I hope your are well and that life is being kind to you. I really enjoyed your profile pics!!! While I am struggling to find enough time to get my lessons done, I'd like to visit your sites and look for more of your gems, hopefully sooner than later.

Stay well...keep smiling...and find that place for joy to rest in your heart.

Linda C.
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Soulpreneur Premium
Good Morning. What a fascinating bio! What is your goal for this month?
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danish888 Premium
Great to meet a fellow photographer on here from down under (I'm a Kiwi)
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Blondie2 Premium
For being a techno-twit your site's look really good. Your really a techno-whiz under cover....right? Thanks for the follow! and have a Merry Christmas!
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Nicci Premium
HI there. I just had to drop you a line...your dog Jessie looks very similar to my dog Bondi who I lost a few years back now. She had a good innings though...lived 17 years. Miss her terribly though. Also a mention: We are all in this WA adventure together so never be afraid to ask for help.
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bullet Premium
Hi George, your profile is a great read. At my school we used to dream of pen and paper!! Thanks for the follow.
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hart48 Premium
Hello George, really enjoyed reading your profile. Thank you for the follow and keep being you.
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mackiejw Premium
Welcome George. You will like it here. Think BIG but success will not come overnight.
Thanks for the follow
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ModernMF Premium
Thank you for the follow back good sir
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wheatstraw Premium
Hey George - I like your positive attitude, mate! Thanks for the follow, let me know if there is anything i might be able to help ya out with.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Pete - thanks for the follow and sorry for the late reply. I guess there are some parallels in "making it" in your profession and on the internet. Django Reinhart and George Benson are two of my favourites - showing my age a bit here! :) george
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Visions Premium
You are a very interesting person. Glad you are here at WA!
~Diane
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much for your visit and comments, Diane - much appreciated. Good to have you on board as well, as a solid work ethic is a big plus. :) george
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findingemo Premium
G'day George ( see you've created a monster by teaching me that greeting!)

There's absolutely nothing wrong with being eccentric, I find that charming and wish more people would live their lives a bit more colorfully.

I much prefer old fashioned to what we see now with the fast food, give it to me now, I'm entitled, I deserve everything without working for it, environment, universe and spiritual damaging world we live in today. Sometimes I think I may've been born in the wrong era....lol

I'm sure with your spirit, you'll find success with what you learn here and building your own online business. Then you'll be traveling and photographing at your hearts will.

Good luck on your ventures!

Patty :)
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Patty - see, that's not monsterous - it's a happy, welcoming greeting!

It's good to have such a bright, happy young lady here, who can also appreciate some of the things that offered by those with a few more years and variety of experiences.
My confident prediction is that you will be successful at whatever you turn your hand to!

:) george
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SpecsShorts Premium
Sir George - I could not agree with 'findingemo' more than I do about you! She sounds like a great gal. Hey findingemo...gotta love OldCodger, dontcha? Such a beautiful Spirit of a Man. His honest and straight forward posts and comments are creating a nice and sincere following, I believe. As a friend of his, I too want to thank you for taking the time for such a wonderful post here. Great Job!
And Sir George...my sites are back up and I hope your fishing went well whatever your intent for the journey was.
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Animate Premium
Thank you for your comment on my website, George. I left you a reply. It's an interesting discussion, just have to be careful not to offend anyone ;o)
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OldCodger Premium
Well, it's a rainy Monday and I was pottering around your site, Mariette... It's a great one for taking the mind for a ride outside of its usual constraints. Yes, one must be careful not to ruffle the sensibilities of others, which I hope I haven't done! :) george
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Animate Premium
No, not you - me. I tend to be subtle like a sledgehammer.
Yes, that site takes my mind for a ride too, just composing the next page - so much stuff. I have to be careful about waffling on when I haven't even got to the subject matter yet.
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christine2 Premium
I re-read your profile as I often do to get to know the people in my network.Can't get to know everyone of course, but a few of the more active ones are now firmly impressed in my memory. I have a brother-in-law in Australia and I suppose half of the South Africans are already there!
You don't come across as a complete techno Geek and like you , I grew up before the age of the internet or even calculators( we did have them by the time I was in hIgh School and at University I saw the first Mainframes that filled a room and ran on Fortran or Pascal and punch cards). They tried to teach me the basics of Fortran but their effort was lost on me. I was a medical student after all!
I think you are doing very well learning all this at your age.
Like you , I also have no background knowledge of internet marketing.
I am very glad of the supportive community we have here at WA!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Beate - I'm surprised that a young lady such as yourself would remember Fortran!

When computers were first introduced, I was a bureaucrat in a government department processing student allowances. Overseeing handwritten application forms being transcribed to computer input docs, authorising them, then down to the giant air conditioned air locked rooms of treasury, to watch the forms transcribed yet again and the huge spools of tape on the giant mainframes whirring backwards and forwards!

With great anticipation, we went to seminars on "The Paperless Office." With great wheelbarrows, we carted piles of computer printouts - and their duplicates - to massive special storage cabinets, then rented more floors in the building to accommodate them. Guess who had to oversee the checking of the computer printouts against the original input documents? Moi!!! My first "affair" with computers was a love-hate one.
I loved to hate them!

There was then a gap of about 20+ years before I had anything to do with computers again, and that came with the advent of digital cameras and the mysteries of editing their pictures. While I've been doing that for a few years, the "dark art" of internet marketing is another ball-game altogether! I can't visualize my end result and work towards it, likewise, any experimentation is out of the question. Learn the the rules and apply them - or else you go nowhere! Generalissimo Gugle Rules!

Indeed, the community here is of tremendous value in the IM learning process. You have made many valuable contributions to it, with your sensible advice to others!

:) george
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey George, this here's the 'after' shot - the ugly one :) It rarely leaves the house in daylight so as not to scare the wildlife...I've met two Aussies here today! Starting to feel right at home. Cheers for the comment & return follow mate. Regards, Damien.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Damien - there's more to you than meets the eye! We're getting a bit of an Aussie contingent here at WA some very accomplished and talented members, with me tagging along as well... Any help you need, apart from "techy" stuff, (which is not my strong suite), I'll be happy to oblige. :) george
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Damien Lane Premium
Hey mate, like your new profile pic - that's certainly not a technophobes image manipulation job, nice work! Is that a Nikon D90 strap I see?
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Damien - it's only an old D80, but it still does a fair job. Getting a Sigma 17-70 OS f 2.8 has helped a bit. I have a little P&S Sony W 630 as a top little pocket camera.
Processing is via PaintShop Pro X5 and recently PSE 10. Still on my L plates with them.
Sounds like you're a Nikonian? :) george
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Damien Lane Premium
G'day George,

Photography is one of those skills I wish to learn more about, though mostly gets prioritized down the list of to-do's. Some years back it made its way to the top briefly and I actually got myself a D90. I love it, even though I don't deserve it - I know so little about using its functionality correctly.

The thing is I guess, it's one of the shrinking pool of products in the modern age that is made so well it should outlive me. That's probably why I keep thinking I have more important stuff to learn right now - I can always pick up the camera later. It's a great skill to pack in your online toolkit though, and you never know everything about it - you are always learning something new.

Regards, Damien.
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Animate Premium
Many thanks for your kind comment on my website, George. I have answered it, but to save you going back, I'll reproduce it here ....
"Hey, thank you for your comment, Old Codger! To find out and live life accordingly, you might say, is our over-riding purpose for being here. After many lives, and after being repeatedly rapped across the proverbial knuckles, we eventually begin to get to the hang of things. Begin to understand by appreciating all that is good and beautiful in your life, every day – that way you will draw more and more of it into your life, besides being a lot happier person. (Ignore the not-so-good stuff.)
Best wishes to you!"
and thank you for being here ;o)
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OldCodger Premium
This leaves me wondering how many times I've been "recycled" and how many more times I'll have to be before I get things "right". Still running on my L plates. :) george
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Animate Premium
We may recycle hundreds of times, and the slow learners even more. You've been awakened now and there is no turning back. Find out more as you go, it's a facinating subject. I'm on L plates too, hoping to progress to a red P next life, if I pass the test.
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Ms Favor Premium
Thanks for following me back. Much success to you
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Terri - you've got the right qualifications and attitude to achieve success - so go for it! But don't forget to keep looking after your Dad and your son. :) george
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Ms Favor Premium
Thank you George. I will definitely continue to look after my family
Be Blessed
Terri
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Internetgranny Premium
Thank you for following me back, George. Like the photo in the middle of you and your dog :-)
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Isabella - just for you, I've changed to the picture you like! It's hard to take a self portrait with Jessie, so I have to rely on friends to do that, and this is one of the best. A picture of you together with your doggie wouldn't go astray! Hmmmm? :) george
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Internetgranny Premium
Thank you George. I really like this picture!

Will see what I can do about a picture of me and my doggie. I used one when I was here before, which I should be able to find. And then I'll try and get a new one taken... just for you :)
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Internetgranny Premium
Have changed my profile picture. There are two from that location. I used the other one when I was here before, but I think the one that I've got now is better. I'll let you choose and then I'll delete the other one.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day. Isabella - as a photographic composition, my choice would be the middle picture, showing you both to best advantage. Yours is the ultimate choice, of course, I'd crop the picture to concentrate on you and your friend - but it's a great background!
:) george
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Internetgranny Premium
Thank you for your suggestion, George.

I am not much of a photographer and not experienced doing things with pictures. I've done what I believe you suggest. Many thanks for motivating me to find this picture again. When I came back to WA I just wanted to get my account set up quickly and move on to the training. I have now updated the text of my profile as well - all thanks to you :)
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michael2013 Premium
George…thanks for the follow. I left a comment on your "senior" website. The site brought back many memories for me…very interesting. I look forward to watching your progress at WA. Our best.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much, Michael - you've already presented a very professional site, so I'll be happy to learn from you as well. :) george
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi George. I've come across your witty comments at various points in my WA journey and, like you, I am now following kikidee, the very talented young lady. I looked at one of your websites and, just as with your WA comments, I like your writing style. So, here goes, old granny follows OldCodger :-)
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OldCodger Premium
You create an interesting image here, Isabella! I'll have to turn around now and then to see where I'm leading you - we can take turns, you know... :) george
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kikidee Premium
Hi George! Thank you for the follow :) And I'm guessing that was you that commented on my website as well, so thank you for that too! Good luck to you!
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OldCodger Premium
Yes, there's only one Old Codger roaming around on WA. You've got an interesting site up and running - do you do unpublished story reviews? :) george
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kikidee Premium
I haven't considered that - probably because I don't know any other writers very well.
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IslandMike Premium
Nothing wrong with being eccentric. You definitely have the gift of gab -- and you are enterprising to take on Paintshop so does not look like you are a slacker! Your website does not look like the work of a twit -- looks like you are moving right along!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Mike - not much choice with eccentricity, which has been me for as long as I can remember. Except when I was conscripted, when rules were rules! With my photos, I find it hard to leave them as "standard", straight out of the camera. There is always something to be done to create a "better" picture, even if it's a minor (or sometimes major) crop and sharpen, to make it present more favourably. In my eyes, at least.

This is nothing new, as experimentation has been going on since the first photographs were taken. Perhaps some of the magic of seeing an image appear in a developer tray has gone, but other electronic magic has taken over. I'm still very much the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" in that regard. And in the dark art of website creation as well!

:) george
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BusyBee64 Premium
Hi George. Hope you are surviving those fires ok. You take care mate and my thoughts are with all of the folks who are affected by these fires.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Allan - so far so good here, but the serious fires are in the Blue Mountains and the smoke covers a wide area, with flames on a huge front! You stay out of trouble in FNQ as well - I hear it gets a bit blowy up there. :) george
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gillindia Premium
Hey George !

I just went through your profile ! it reminded me of my grand dad !
you have written a heartfelt true account of things about yourself :)

i strongly feel with your wisdom and life experience you can reach unlimited heights here at online business and at the same time you are an invaluable asset to WA !

Keep the good job up Mate !

Regards !
Your mate !
Gill
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zeke_chan Premium
Hey George, thanks for your comment and encouraging words left on my profile page. Your willingness to continue learning and growing is inspiring! I hope to be like that when I'm much older.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks for your kind words, Zeke - they're much appreciated. You're at a huge advantage, having been educated in the "modern" system rather than with ink-stained books and fingers! Long before you were even thought of, I spent 18 interesting months in Malaysia and Singapore! (Melacca & Terendak) :) george
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zeke_chan Premium
That's fascinating. Malacca is wonderful place to rest and relax plus enjoying good food =) I agree that education is important but it only takes you so far if you're not willing to put in the time and effort to build on the lessons learned.

My dad (who's past retirement age but refuses to retire) keeps moving forward travelling the world and attending conferences is another person I admire for not letting age determine what he can or cant do.

A close family friend of my dad's is several years older than he is... still continues to learn and produces multimedia presentations, video content and even newsletters.

So keep at it George and keep inspiring us younger folks to keep trying regardless of our circumstances or age =) Thanks again for connecting with me.
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msdj8163 Premium
Thank you for the follow. I assumed you had been here a while and not recently joined a few months ago. I have worked on computers all set up for me. All I had to do was type and do research. This is very different for me to learn to have to do all the steps involved with a website. Thank you for sharing your story. My friend lives in the islands to the east of you (NZ). Debbie
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Debbie - thanks for the follow. In the 3 months I've been here, much has been learned. Blogging - I used to be terrified by the thought. Websites - never thought I'd have one! A few steps forward and a few steps back, mind you... All this has been as a result of the interaction with and encouragement from people I've met here. It's a new way forward.
Oh - those little islands to the east? Beautiful, from what I've seen in pictures and in movies (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and they're on my list to visit, one day...
:) george
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Dan R. Crouch Premium
Hey, George, thank you for visiting the Newbie Page. I appreciate your comments. I added another article today but need to get more active in adding new material. I see from your conversation below the picture on your profile that you have a fox terrier. I grew up with a foxie as a pet. My wife and I now have a 7 pound toy poodle because of my wife's allergies. We would not be without the companionship she provides. We are talking about getting a second poodle so that when Buffey goes we will not be without a pet. Buffey is still in good health but the years are catching up with her. Just checking in to say thanks for the visit. Have a great day down under.

Dan
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Dan - sorry for a late response. Over the years, I've had a Sheltie and a Kelpie, both faithful companions - and both shedding hair all over the place! Poodles, I believe, have "wool" rather than hair, good for those with allergies. Getting a second poodle now is a good idea, as it will give both you and Buffy a companion and maybe brighten her up a bit as well. All the best to all of you!
:) george
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garthjen Premium
Thanks for following me George. I live in South Africa so I have plenty of "mates". So I can relate to you because we almost talk the same language. Good luck here at WA and please let me know how you are getting on. I am going to follow you.
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OldCodger Premium
Who knows what two old blokes will get up to here! I'm not good on the techie stuff, but will be happy to help in any other way I can. :) george
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acoolmil Premium
Thanks George.
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pcook410 Premium
Hi, George! Thanks for following me. As another retired individual looking for a supplement to my retirement check, I think we have a lot in common! Maybe you can check out my website and suggest some good topics to include.
http://retirement-thosegoldenyears.com

Best wishes to your success.

Pat
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Pat! You've certainly put a lot of work into your site. You can't miss that header!

Overall, very well planned and written, with your personal beliefs and experiences adding credibility to an easy reading style with a touch of humour. Altogether, a positive experience to visit. My own Seniors oriented site has taken a different tack and is in dire need of even more revision! Perhaps, with a bit of bias, I could suggest covering some relatively inexpensive hobbies such as woodworking, painting - or even photography! I'm delighted that you've given all your pictures due credit, which is exactly as it should be - but often neglected.

Your background and experience has given you top grades!

:) george
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pcook410 Premium
Thanks, George. I'm glad you enjoyed my site. That header came with the theme I chose. It's a bit bright, but I can't find a way to tone it down. I think, though, it goes well with the idea of our "golden" years...so I kept it. I like your idea of covering some inexpensive hobbies. I've mentioned handcrafts for ladies...but only as a choice in a senior citizen center. I think to go into hobbies for men and women both would be good. And focusing on some that won't break the bank would be even better.

I really appreciate your taking the time to look at my site and offering some ideas. It means a lot.

Pat
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ViFinlay59 Premium
With all due respect....my dear George. This was not to do with a 'win'situation. it had everything to do with kindness,compassion and respect.But then again you knew this. :~) And i get to be your friend. Cuddles to you!!!!

Sincerely, Virginia
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OldCodger Premium
Oooohhh! I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy!!!
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ViFinlay59 Premium
George is awesome. That's it that's all! lol

:~)
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OldCodger Premium
:)
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Dan R. Crouch Premium
Thanks for the follow George. Not to well acquainted with the down under except on theHam Radio. A few blokes occasionally join us in the early morning here in Arizona by way of CQ 100 over the internet. Always enjoy the conversation with them. I will look forward to getting to know you better. I will be following you as well.
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OldCodger Premium
Well done Dan - you've got the terminology right - we're all blokes down here! With a bit of luck and some good management, I'm hoping to set up a photo site and let everyone see a lot more of our country. Thanks for your encouraging comment on my latest blog.
:) george
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Joshua0853 Premium
Thanks OldCodger for the follow. I'm also an old photo buff and love your photo gallery. We will see each other around the WA community in the coming weeks and months (and years). Of that, I am certain.

Joshua
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Joshua - thanks for your encouraging words. Yes, I'll be around for a while - it's a slow learning process for me. but hopefully an ultimately profitable one. With such a supportive community here, we can't go wrong! :) george
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mikesdesk Premium
Hi Oldcodger, love your photo's, you have a terrific gift, you would love my country for taking photo's, I call it Godzone others may call it New Zealand . Be glad to help in any way I can, don't hesitate to call, I mean that. All the very best of success.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much, Mike - a visit to NZ is on my bucket list! Friends of mine who have been there have come back with beautiful pictures. "Lord of the Rings" series was filmed there - absolutely spectacular!!! When I've made my fortune here, I'll book a flight for sure!! :) george
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goodie63 Premium
Mr OldCoder you have a wonderful story and very rich in favor ,i must say you do have alot of heart to keep on trucking i do love you spirit and do know we all love you here so stay healthy and strong and enjoy the moment ,and may you task your dream Seleh the designer Goodie63
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Seleh - thank you very much for your kind words and for following an old codger!
:) george
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Marvin63 Premium
Hey George, I've been looking at your sites. They look great. Your hard work shows through. I'm curious how you inserted your pictures to look like old photos taped in a book. I love that and want to try something similar with the photo gallery on my website. Thanks for any guidance. Keep doing what your doing!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Marvin - I'm glad you like what you've seen!

The photo editing program I'm currently using is Corel PaintShop Pro X5. It was recently upgraded to include "Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3 Complete" - which gave me a greater range of frames for the Images section. I'm not sure if the "Nik" is a stand-alone program that you can get.
:) george
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Marvin63 Premium
George, thanks for your reply. I'll check it out.
Marvin
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ViFinlay59 Premium
Techno Twit? That is funny, I love it and would love to share that reference with you. :~) At least you know how to get around google and circles.......I'm still trying to figure it all out. lol I love photography and saving to buy a Nikon 3100 and eventually Adobe Photo Shop. While do understand how difficult it must be being on a pension I will never understand how our Governments (and others) can treat our seniors the way they do. Especially after all the years you (they) have put in, nevermind the taxes.......well I best stop here before I am in full fledged rant. have a good night.......it is 9.43PM here in Alberta, Canada.

Sincerely, Virginia
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OldCodger Premium
G'day Virginia - I'm happy to be in touch with another friend from Canada! Plus a fellow Nikonian! On that subject, can I recommend a visit to: www.dpreview.com. They are an excellent site for in-depth reviews of every camera in the known Universe! The D3100 would be a good entry level DSLR choice - a good friend of mine has one and it produces excellent pictures. Try and get the best lens you can for it - that's most important for good images. Something like an 18-135mm is very versatile. Try for a lens wit Vibration Reduction - that's a real help for nice, clear pictures. My old dinosaur D80 is only 10 megapixels, but it can still produce a good quality A3 (12 inch x 17 inch) print. Letter size - top results too! Postcards? Marvellous!

With Adobe Photo Shop, if you have a look at my first website link, you'll see that most of my photos were processed in Elements 3. I'm planning an upgrade to Elements 10. Unless you plan to do some very serious studio type photography and design work, the Elements will give you more than enough to do some very creative editing. The CS programs do have a few more features for the true professional - but they are also much more expensive, and to be honest, Elements are much better value for money - esp. if it's a bit scarce!

Any photo questions I'd be happy to answer as best I can - but internet marketing stuff - that's where I'm still in the wading pool, almost up to my knees!

Seniors seem to be expendable - which is why I'm aiming to try and help them become a little more financially secure. This is a good place to start!

Keep warm!

:) george
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Bill Carver Premium
I've seen your writing in different places on WA. I think you have a unique and personable style of writing that comes across very well.

I would encourage you to not disparage yourself. We all have faults and weaknesses, but we also have our own strengths and talents. Use your strengths and talents to help others. You'll be glad you did. I hope that's an encouragement for you!

I agree 100% with your statement "Nobody will employ an old codger". (But I have seen a few at Wal-Mart and 1 at a McDonald's once.) If Australia is like the U.S., it's not spoken but you sure can sense they are not interested in any old fogies like us.

I wish you much success here at WA!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Bill - thanks very much for following from the other side of the world and for your words of encouragement. It's been about a year and a half since I reached pension age, having driven taxis & limos & small buses for the previous 5. Doing the sums, however, showed that a teenager at McD's was on a higher hourly rate than I was! Hence the venture here, after a lot of diversions and distractions.

What encourages me most about the community that we've joined here, is the wealth and variety of life experiences that the members have. Going "back to school" and learning from bright, young, intelligent and dedicated teachers is a new experience for me - even though at times I feel like I'm the one sitting in the dunce's corner!

Still, I feel that there is something that I may be able to contribute from my own life's experience. Nothing technical to do with IM, that's something I'm grappling with myself, but encouragement - where I can - to those who may need it with their ventures. No idea why my ranking is what it is - there are many more worthy. If it's through my interactions with others, which I find enjoyable and rewarding, (rather than through any expertise in site building!) then so be it.

We old fogies still have something positive to contribute!

:) george
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2yorkiemom Premium
I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS. I DREAM OF BEING AS GOOD AS YOU ONE DAY!
I borrowed your quote about photos.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks for the compliment, Darleen - very much appreciated. I'm glad you like the quote about photos - it's very real for me and charts my life's progress. Dream of being better than me! Easy to achieve. :) george
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2yorkiemom Premium
Thanks for following. Hang in there and be willing to re-read and go through the lessons as many times as needed.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Darleen - that's exactly what I've been doing! A slow learner.... :) george
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jespinola Premium
Hey George. How's you?. My name is Jorge and welcome to WA. Any question let me know. :)
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Jorge - thanks for the offer - I'll have to make a list of questions! :) george
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jespinola Premium
No probs. Just ask :)
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Mikegg Premium
Hi George , I have been through highs and lows in my life and even close to lose all in the past.
The most important thing is the spirit to move forward and the willingness to help others. That will beat fancy software anytime ;)
And it's never too late to improve the social media awareness to get more followers if needed.
I wish you good luck and a lot of success in the future :)

Mike
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Mike - thanks very much for the follow. You are still a top class athlete, only now you are competing in a different event, in a different field. With your positive attitude, I'm sure that you'll be a winner! :) george
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mrbill74 Premium
G'Day, Mate! I checked our your Redbubble site...very impressive! Love the photographs. I also like your sense of humor. Australia is on my bucket list, so if I make it down there, you'll show me around? Great! :-)
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Bill - thanks very much for the follow and your comments! My RB site has been going for about 8 years, rather than 8 weeks on WA, which is a totally different ball game. When you become rich and famous here, by all means make the trip to the land of Oz and I'll be happy to show you around the Sydney area at least! :) george
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breadtalk Premium
i adore your story, george; am so glad you're here.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much, Maria - it's comments like yours that keep me here! :) george
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dmrutgos Premium
Hi George! Thanks for following me! I'm new but will definitely help out if I can. I'm a programmer by day so if you have any technical issues that I may help with just let me know. Good luck to you!
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much, Dave - yes, techy stuff has been an issue for me, as it's not part of my way of thinking. Fuzzy logic? Well, the fuzzy part is right! :) george
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Hey George! if you need feedback don't be shy to ask.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks very much for the offer, missy - I'm going to take you up on it! The site I've built has been with Seniors in mind - but I have no idea of the age group that may come across it. http://seniorswealthopportunitiestoday.siterubix.com/ Is there any incentive for a young lady, such as yourself, to read on past the introduction? Be as ruthless as you like with any comments! :) george
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Jenna7 Premium
Hi George, long time, no talk, lol. Thanks for following me.
I have liked reading your posts a lot.
Have a great night!
PS What kind of dog is that in one of your photos?
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Jenna! Now that we are following each other, towards a common goal, I can tell you about Jessie. She's a 9 year old Jack Russell, whose mother had a liaison with a Fox Terrier... You can read a bit more about her in my blog of 26th August. Without her unconditional love and companionship, I would not have survived these past 9 years.
:) george
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Jenna7 Premium
Jessie sounds so sweet :) She is very, very cute. I will check out your blog.

Thanks.

I am glad she helped carry you through the last nine years....animals are special.
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okydoky Premium
Thanks for the follow George. It's good to have an Aussie following me. I'm a Novocastrian (meaning I'm from Newcastle).
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Ian - I'm on the fringes of the Southern Highlands, about 100km south of Sydney. The last time I actually went through Newcastle was before the Freeway was built! Not an area I've got to know. Other Aussies at WA? A young lady who is down my way, but no others who have made their locations known. We are an exclusive group! :) george
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Kate007 Premium
Hey there OldCodger, haha, for whatever reason that makes me laugh! I'm betting somewhere in there theres a lot of seasoned, interesting "mate" and very little "old codger" ;-))

I'm happy to join you in this new journey! Wishing you success and lots of fun!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Kate! Thanks very much for taking the time to follow someone who is "elderly, old-fashioned and somewhat eccentric..." Every word is true!
I'm delighted to have such a fresh, young, lovely and vibrant lady as a travel companion on my WA journey! I'll have to lift my game!
:) george
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Kate007 Premium
Hey george, I'll add "great sense of humor" to your list of attributes, and talented too! :-) Your photography is beautiful! Many years ago, before the word "digital" was invented I had a tiny darkroom and dabbled in black and white. So much fun! There's much to be said about those good "old fashioned" days. ;)
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Shields Premium
Thanks for the follow, George. Nothing wrong with doing your writing with pen and ink and edit as you re-write online. I'm sure you have learned much that can contribute to others along the way. Just knowing about your beautiful island put you head and shoulders above most of us. I'll follow you and see where you lead. Have another great adventure now-all this learning and meeting of friends online. Take care and have fun!
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Shields, for following an Old Codger. Separated by the Pacific Ocean, we are still part of a community here, which I'm very much enjoying getting to know. I'll be doing my best not to lead you astray! :) george
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pjsd6365 Premium
Thanks for the follow back George!!
Phillip
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jerrymc Premium
Glad to meet you George, and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow back.
I looked at your site and you are spell ahead of me. The learning curve for this Computer and Internet stuff is a stretch for me. I'll just keep plugging along until I get it figured out. Here's to you getting to the top of the hill soon.:-) Jerry Mc
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Jerry - all these young whipper-snappers who have cut their teeth on computers are a bit hard to keep up with - but I'm sure that "slow and steady" can get us there too! :) george
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caylynn Premium
Nice to be in your network, you Old Codger. LOL. Those of us who experienced the 'yesteryear' need to preserve it in time. Your photography makes time stop and we can experience and re-experience your vision. Thank you, hope to help when you want (now that you have had time for that 'rethink'). From your senior friend. ^_~
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OldCodger Premium
A heart warming message from a lovely young Lady! Thanks very much, caylynn - I'm working on Plan "B" - which is to go back to Square One! :) george
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charos1978 Premium
George,
I bought my first DSLR camera when the Nikon D3200 just came out. In fact I got it before best buy even put it on their shelf. I love it, but I'm afraid I don't know much about it. Does your photo community offer some basics to digital photo shooting. I would love to be able to take shots like yours some day. LOL prolly not gonna happen over night... But that could really help my content on my site. I love using great photos for content, and your shots are definitely ART!
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Charles!
With the D3200, you have an excellent camera - what lens did you get for it? The quality of my pictures improved with a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8 vibration controlled lens on my ancient 10mpx D80. There is a bewildering array of lenses available - but get the best you can afford. I'll give you some more suggestions in a PM, as this is a complex topic.
:) george
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charos1978 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I checked out your GeorgeP site. It's AWESOME!. You have a wonderful talent. Each photo looks so crisp and real. It makes me feel like I have some HD eyeglasses on. Stunning!
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks for looking in on the photo site, Charles - I've very pleased at your reaction!! This an art community site and as such I use it for interaction with my friends from around the world. I've sold a few prints over the years, but that's not my main reason for being a member. It's the belonging to a supportive community that matters, much like I'm finding here at WA. I trust you will find this here as well. :) george
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georama Premium
Tks love to reciprocate
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coolcity Premium
Hi George,

I thought I would post this with a thought about your current predicament. The website is great, very "you" but my main concern is that in aiming it at seniors, you are potentially counting out half of the population of the world. There are also going to be a lot of the age group that you are aiming at that don't have computers and probably never will. I'm thinking of 5 people I know over 60 and 4 of them don't have a computer.

I am not knocking the idea but would it not be better to at least put together another site aimed at the public in general?

Also, keep adding more to the site, and try promoting the Jaaxy keyword tool as well, you will be increasing the content and the more content you have, the more it is likely to help your search rankings.

However, MOST IMPORTANT is are you sure you are including your proper affiliate link? When I clicked your link to WA on your S W O T site I couldn't see your affiliate code unless you have used the cloaking technique. I would also at least add a WA banner or two.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Gary - I'm supposed to be taking a break, but couldn't resist logging in to read your message! Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I haven't done things quite right and the link to WA hasn't been cloaked - it hasn't been put in! Need to go back through all the training yet again... including how to put in a banner - which I'd purposely avoided doing, but I agree that it may help.

Difficult decision. Yes, I'm aiming at seniors, anyone who may find themselves in the situations I've listed, who most probably would have a computer - the real "oldies" may not. Looking at keywords, however, shows a lot of enquiries on "seniors" - so they must be out there somewhere! From stats I've seen, there are more people getting older and retiring - but is it worldwide or local?

My next site, once I get the first one sorted, was going to be: "How to survive your retirement" - but this is not set in concrete. The aim was to provide health based advice to live better and longer to be able to enjoy the wealth gained from the previous site! Perhaps a re-think on this is need, to do something which includes a broader sector - but the health & dietary & exercise niche is heavily saturated and I've been struggling to think how to make something unique.

Perhaps I'm expecting too much too quickly in terms of returns on efforts, but I keep berating myself for not being able to follow training and instructions as easily as others seem to be able to. It worries me that steering people towards WA may create similar problems for those "oldies" with similar levels of (in)competence.

So, lots of re-thinking and re-planning are needed. It's going to bloody difficult to come up with a unique way of doing things and not say "bugger it" and fall in to the template mentality, churning out the same stuff that everyone else does. To provide something of real value is a challenge - otherwise, the whole aim of internet marketing becomes an exercise in "taking in each other's washing".

More anon. Thanks for taking the time to keep in touch!

:) george
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coolcity Premium
Remember there are always people ready and willing to help if you need it George. I'm "only" 53 (feels old to me but a bad back doesn't help) but I often have to go through things more than once or twice.

Can't you do something with your photography talents? You know how highly I rate your use of photos with your blogs, always unique and original and you have an engaging and interesting style of writing that we ALL look forward to. I KNOW you can do this but a wider audience = more potential customers. Will talk again soon.
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AnnieB Premium
Well George, I love the picture on your seniors webpage - I love all animals though I don't spend much time with gee-gees. Have you read all the Footrot Flats comic books? They are hilarious. Cooch has a dog called Jess. i wasn't brought up on computers either, so they are a beastie to be tamed by many here at WA :)
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Annie! Yes, Footrot Flats is a brilliant and hilarious comic - haven't seen it around for a while though. Horses are beautiful animals, but I've never owned one - a little foxie keeps me busy enough! In a way, computers are a great instrument - but you have to learn to be its Master - not its Slave! I'm sort of OK with picture editing, but all this new fangled internet marketing and site building stuff has me a bit baffled! :) george
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AnnieB Premium
Holler if you need help, or type something in the search bar up the top. There are some wonderful members, who've given their time to create training videos, on all sorts of topics. I don' think Murray Ball writes about Footrot Flats anymore. But I'm pretty sure I've got 75% of his books.
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rebeccas Premium
G' day, George. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks so much for connecting with me . I am honored to be in your network.

Please let me know how I can help you succeed.
-Rebecca
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Rebecca - my apologies for the late reply! You may be interested in my latest blog post here, where I may have found some answers to content theft. :) george
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rebeccas Premium
I'll check it out. Thanks George!
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TGShip Premium
I enjoy photography myself. I am nearing my retirement and doing the same thing. Have you considered a blog on photography with some of your best photos and talking about cameras and equipment. Then monetizing your site with amazon.com and selling cameras.
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wtbee2013 Premium
Well best wishes on you new journey it can be bumpy. but hold on it can be a blast right? Thanks for following me.

God bless
Kymee
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks, Kymee! If we can all do our little bit to keep people on the "right track" and make it smoother for all concerned, the journey will be more pleasurable! :) george
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hey George, thanks for the follow. I'm up in Canada and would really like to see your country someday. All the best to you here.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Rick! Canada is a great country (part of the Commonwealth!) which I'd also love to visit one day... For a sneak preview of Australia - or parts thereof - you could visit my photo sharing site: http://GeorgeP.redbubble.com It's been another great community I've been involved with for many years. From this site, I've made friends from all over the world, including Canada. :) george
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Rick Jantz Premium
Very nice. Did you take all those pictures?
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Lee Gamelin Premium
Hi George. I'm honored that you have chosen to follow me here at WA. Have great success with what you learn at WAU! Best regards, Lee Gamelin
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Lee. Although I like exploration, it hasn't always led me to where I want to end up. Following someone with experience should be a better plan. :) george
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graycarrot Premium
Hi George, I just read your Gears a bit rusty blog and enjoy your writing style.

First off, you're not old. When I retired a few years back I became active in internet marketing for mental exercise, and maybe a little extra income. I found that WA is the place to be to succeed.

Secondly, thanks for sharing your photo website. Love your photos and captions. Photography has always been my hobby and I can tell that we see life very similarly through the lens.

I look forward to following your successes and wish you the best.

Bill
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Bill - thanks very much for the Follow. I have returned the courtesy.

Being a raw recruit in the world of IM, I'm not sure where it could lead - but the journey promises to be a challenging and very interesting one. As a professional gentleman, your advice and insights would be valuable, so I'll keep an eye on your progress as well. If you have time to spare, go to: http://GeorgeP.redbubble.com This is where I have my web gallery and share my work. As a fellow photographer, you may be interested in also joining and contributing. I've made many friends from all over the world via this site!

:) george
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Phil52 Premium
Hmmmm, that's interesting because the link you sent me didn't have the "post reply" area available. I'm wondering how someone else sent a reply? I've just sent you a Private message so can you please check your inbox. Cheers mate.
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OldCodger Premium
Thanks for the instructions, Phil - it's a great idea and easier for me to follow - it beats watching videos over and over again and trying to make notes! Now, to get on with it...
:) george
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OldCodger Premium
G'day Phil - some more mucking around after I printed out your instructions. Here's a link that might work: SeniorsWealthOpportunitiesToday Don't be too shocked and horrified - I'm still trying to sort things out! :) G!
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OldCodger Premium
Let's try this one: http://seniorswealthopportunitiestoday.siterubix.com/ and see if you can see the site. I was getting caught up between Pages and Posts! Now to do some monetizing on it, starting with some links to WA. :) george
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Phil52 Premium
Hi George. Yep, I can see your website complete with 2 posts. Looks good mate, keep up the good work and welcome to the internet! Cheers, Phil.
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Phil52 Premium
Hmmmm, that's interesting because the link you sent me didn't have the "post reply" area available. I'm wondering how someone else sent a reply?
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Phil52 Premium
Hey George. I hit a brick wall last night and had to walk away from my computer before I went stir crazy. I have a few things on this morning and afternoon, but I'll try and sus out what's going on with your site later today. Cheers, Phil.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Phil - I appreciate your offer of help, but please, don't feel pressured to do so! Brick wall, eh? I feel like I'm doing my Nasho basic training obstacle course all over again! At 67??? We've all got a lot of other stuff on our plates and have to prioritise. I've been pottering along and made blog here and have had one positive comment on my SWOT site, from someone on WA on a similar path in the UK. Something's working!
:)george
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Phil52 Premium
Hi Ya George. That link worked so I'm sure we can sort it out. I'm in the middle of updating my site so I won't be able to get back to you until a bit later today but rest assured, we'll get up and running hopefully by days end. Bare with me and I'll contact you in a few hours. Cheers matey. Phil.
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Phil52 Premium
Hey mate. Sure would love to see what you've done. Just send me the web address, you know the www.yourdomain.com etc and I'll have a look at it for you. Cheers, Phil.
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OldCodger Premium
http://seniorswealthopportunitiestoday.siterubix.com/ That's a copy & paste - it should get you in?? Thanks for your help, Phil - muchly appreciated! :) george
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Phil52 Premium
"G'day, Phil - ready to punch the screen! It took half an hour to connect via wireless & dongle. 3 bars reception - but no connection. The help section kept suggesting I get a remote assist or go to Customer Service online...oh, really??? Who creates these programs???
With WP, I watch the videos, take notes, write pages (for one site only so far) then if I edit them, they disappear somewhere and I have to start again! Lucky I write them out first! So far, it's been a very time consuming and frustrating experience for an old codger. I follow the instructions as I understand them, but being as thick as two short planks... the WP "site" is not coming together! Aaaaargh! Feeling stupid! :( george"
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Hi George. I'm referring here to the message above you left me on my profile. Mate, don't ever feel stupid because you're far from it. You're a very smart man who is learning something new which will take time. I'm not sure if this helps you or not but when you refer to your WP posts disappearing somewhere, do you actually save the draft or publish the posts? If you don't save the posts either by saving the draft or publishing them, they're automatically saved (as a draft) a bit further down the screen under "Revisions". This is where you can find your auto saved draft of what you've written. Simply scroll down your post page and click on the very top link in the "Revisions" panel area and that will launch the very latest autosave of the post you were working on.

I hope this helps you but if you're talking about something different let me know and I'll help you try and figure out what's going on. It's always good practice though, to save your posts as a draft until they're ready to publish. Let me know if you need more help and I'll be happy to oblige. Cheers mate. Phil.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day Phil - found the Revisions! Now I've published the 2 pages, one "about me" and the second about the aim of the site, which is called: "Seniors Wealth Opportunities Today." (SWOT for short) When I go to view my site, I get either one page or the other but not as a flow on from one to the other. I'm shown as having no posts. There are still all the linky thingos to put in, as I want to promote WA, but looking at training again, the methods still escape me! Is there any way I can get you to have a look at what I've done and get an opinion of whether it works? You'll be able to see the aim of what I'm trying to achieve. Any comments welcome, any suggestions in words of one syllable or less! Have to log off for a while - other things to be done - back later this arvo. :) george
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cjmn1957 Premium
hey there OldCodger. Welcome to WA. I am also in Aussie land. Take it one step at a time and you will do just fine. More than happy to help anytime. Enjoy your journey
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Phil52 Premium
G'Day OldCodger and welcome to WA. Maaate... Thanks for the follow and I think we're gunna get on just great. I know exactly what you mean about no-one wanting to employ us oldies so we do need to be proactive and I think we're in the right place. Don't ever think any question is silly and especially don't hold back on questions even if you think it may be silly. There's no such thing as a silly question. We're all here to help you and each other and it's a pleasure to have another fellow Aussie aboard the WA ship. I look forward to helping you in any way I can so we can both venture down this internet marketing path to our own personal riches. Have fun George and stay in touch matey. Cheers, Phil.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day Phil - I have replied, but maybe in another section somewhere... I case you don't see it, last year I was down around the Limestone Coast area, near Millicent, and loved the area - esp. around Beachport, Robe and the Coonawarra area. Still struggling with editing my WP site - it seems to do strange things, but that's a total novice for you! I'll be keeping an eye on your progress! :) george
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Labman Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. Thanks for following me back. If I can help with anything please ask.
Great to have you here George.
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cena1975 Premium
HI Sir welcome to WA. Thanks for follow and nice to know you.
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Carson Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

I wanted to stop by and officially welcome you to WA and ask you if you have any questions about getting started?

We have every tool, training resource, and support channel to help you build a thriving online business and I am personally here to help you succeed.

The "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" course is my suggestion on where to get started and you will find this on your dashboard or within the main menu:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/online-entrepreneur-certification-getting-started-level-1

I hope to get a chance to work with you soon :)

Carson
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Carson! can you please explain what's happening with the Private Message system? I've tried sending to two members today - one of whom I'd already sent PMs to and the message keeps coming up to enter a valid recipient name and that they must be Premium members. Both recipients have "Premium" tags next to their names, as do I. Have they "expired" in the last few hours? I was trying to get a review of my first site: http://seniorswealthopportunitiestoday.siterubix.com/ - so if you have a moment to spare, any comments would be most welcome. I don't think it's on the net yet... :) george
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Carson Premium
Hi George, send me a PM with the names of the users you are trying to contact and I'll look into why you cannot send them a message.

Cheers,

Carson
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