- Apr 21, 2005
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Andrew Portnoy, you have a moral obligation to return to this forum and convince me to spend ridiculous sums on beautiful shoes. Do it for the shoes, man.
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One of the great things about the forum is the community atmosphere here. Both Andrews (Portnoy and Harris) have been invaluable members of the forum.Originally Posted by LA Guy
...Finally, for a bunch of men gathered to talk about fine clothing, tailoring, formal dress and decorum, we certainly can be a prissy, bitchy bunch. Maybe we need to start acting like "men," whatever that means.Originally Posted by Baron
I would be very said if aportnoy did in fact leave for good. Sysdoc, however, I think you should consider some of your comments (which to my reading, contain some subtle and some not-so-subtle jabs). It's not going to help the situation to keep bickering about the Vass shoes thread and particularly, A Harris, who has made plenty of posts out of philanthropy that were not at all related to Vass. I agree that the state of the forum has declined more or less over time (while my little forum just seems to get better and betterOriginally Posted by Brian SD
today:I, also, have benefited from Andrew H's postings long before I joined SF (or AA for that matter) or made my own first posting. Andrew is highly welcome in both fora and I couldn't possibly see why this should change due to his side job as Vass USA represantative for the West Coast.
It is also true that Andrew Harris has made tons of postings that were a huge help for the forum members while not providing any financial benefit to Andrew. He was and still is one of the few really valuable sources of information in both fora and it would be very unfortunate to lose him.
???Now I have got my very own opinion on Vass shoe quality, Vass USA ... and the personal or professional integrity of Andrew Harris and Gabor Halmos. I have not made them public, because I know that my comments can be far too caustic for many of the disagreeing members to digest...
However, may I ask everybody to spend a little thought on the actual value of certain contributions to SF? I see that the threads/postings of Andrew Harris and partly also of Gabor Halmos are considered "hard work" which deserve them compensation, because they introduced (out of pure philanthropy?) the realm of Vass shoes to the forum and thus to “the world”.
What about those members who out of TRUE benevolence take pictures and write reports, explanations, advisors or descriptions? Those members who happen to have a job outside the SF-realm and who yet give advice and inform others of interesting deals or products without the slightest expectation of an actual compensation?