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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 08-22-2015 12:30 PM 2472 views 1 time favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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08-22-2015 12:30 PM

I’ve noticed here lately that I’ve not seen any activity from Greg, (Greg The Cajun Guy) he has been removed from my friends list and when I tried to view one of his projects it appears that his profile is gone along with his projects? I’d like to know what happened if anyone can shed any light on this?

Thanks

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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#1 posted 08-22-2015 01:06 PM

I have no idea. If he’s gone, we have lost a great member of our community. Hopefully, he’s OK.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 08-22-2015 01:21 PM

And, not to hijack your thread, when you told us this I checked my friends and Greg was gone. Then I wondered about Steve Kreins down in Texas. Hadn’t seen any posts from him for a long time.

I Googled him and unfortunately found out that he passed away months ago. Here is the obit.http://m.wacotrib.com/obituaries/kreins-stephen/article_83747d03-370f-50fd-85c7-72653a408b70.html?mode=jqm

Hope Greg is OK.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 08-22-2015 01:22 PM

If I understand correctly only the moderators can remove a profile completely, so something happened.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#4 posted 08-22-2015 04:15 PM

Wow! Sorry to hear about Steve.. I too hope that Greg is ok. He’s gone from my list as well. ???

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 08-22-2015 04:21 PM

Add my pal horizontal mike to the list.

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#6 posted 08-22-2015 05:25 PM

Well, this is a perplexing issue. I hope Greg is alright. I assume that the Moderators removed him for some unknown reason as there are several members listed in the “In Memorium” section, so even if the worst had happened – he would not have been removed. Can’t imagine what could have happened to have him removed, Greg certainly was not controversial.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 08-22-2015 05:30 PM

Hadn’t heard from Greg in awhile. Thought he was out on the road. So he is deleted from the Web Site?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 08-22-2015 05:32 PM

Greg’s work always inspired me to better, and he would always answer my questions about his techniques and inspiration.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 08-22-2015 05:45 PM

DKV, I know Horizantal Mike personally, he lives in a neighboring town from me, we both ride Harley’s, I’ve not heard from him either but I do know he’s been busy.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 08-22-2015 08:32 PM

I just got off the phone with Greg a couple hours ago, first I want to let everyone know he’s doing well, nothing wrong with him or his health, he’s just fine.

I believe in two sides to every story but in this case I don’t need to hear both sides, I heard Greg’s side and I believe Greg and what he had to tell me, he has no reason to lie nor is it in his character to deceive.

Greg told me that somewhere around a month ago he had posted something of humor it may have been a bit rough but surely in his and my book nothing to delete his profile over, as Cahunpen stated he’s never been controversial or a trouble maker, what he posted was a picture of a large woman standing outside of McDonald’s in which apparently the LJ’s team felt was of bad taste, bad enough that they removed the post along Greg’s complete membership deleting his entire profile, there was no communication, no three strike rule, no slap on the hand, no get out of jail free card, no communication what so ever, Greg made two attempts to contact LJ’s both attempts were ignored, Greg is now gone and he doesn’t care to come back, he has no time for games, pettiness nor drama, I feel it was very immature act on LJ’s behalf.

I also feel as though we’ve lost a great icon, an inspiration and great knowledge, I took some time to think about this once I got off the phone with Greg and I’ve decided to remove all of my reviews and blogs leaving some of my projects, just the ones that are beneficial to me and just keep a skeleton here on LJ’s for the time being, I don’t feel that what Greg posted was harsh enough to be blackballed for so in that same token non of the stuff that I post is worthy either and if LJ’s wants to remove my profile completely then they can be my guest, that’s how I feel about this.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#11 posted 08-22-2015 08:55 PM

I do not or have not heard of him mainly because I rarely come on here (4 or 5 times per year). Seems to me that many liked this fella but for my personal perspective he was removed unjustly. I have been a member for sometime now but I never post what I have built because to me doing that is only bragging about my projects. That is MY way of seeing things & not at all directed to anyone else & I am pleased that most people share just to be sharing and I am happy they do because it gives me a lot of idea’s!

It seems that this domain like most these days are to politically correct! People are afraid of being sued because of comments. I do understand LJ’s is a free sight and expensive to have the domain with a lot of traffic, BUT LJ’s could post a disclaimer in their TOS which would in any state free them from prosecution. Sad sad sad that someone is deleted because of a joke and or comment.

-- EdwardNorton

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#12 posted 08-22-2015 08:58 PM

Glad Greg is okay – I also don’t think removing him for a post that was not “politically correct” is wrong. I for one am tired of not being able to say what I really think when asked a question about something because I don’t want to offend anyone’s sensitivity to whatever I may say. That’s the world we live in nowadays – bunch of people who can’t really communicate for fear of offending. Heck your past comments or writings can be enough to get you in trouble today. What you said/wrote 30 years ago was perfectly acceptable then, but it’s not now so when someone digs it up they apply today’s standards and you get blasted for saying something that was perfectly okay at the time.

Maybe I’m naive – but PC has got to go away.

I am happy to hear that Greg is okay and I too will miss his posts and projects.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 08-22-2015 09:05 PM

I agree Edward, we are only human and we are prone to make mistakes, it could have happened to anyone of us being it was handled in the way it was not OK, removing the post and letting Greg know to not do it again would have been sufficient he is an adult and would not have done it again.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#14 posted 08-22-2015 09:20 PM

Interesting!

-- Bob

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#15 posted 08-22-2015 09:23 PM

Sorry to here this. Worse, we’re losing several good members and the inspiration they bring because of an over reaction to a bad post.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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