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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:01 am
Posts: 1167
Location: North East Ohio
Like Greebe,
Been away awhile ,so just found out Flatgate passed.


My flatgate history......

I was here when this site started.
The cool thing, it was about Rugers/yes...but more than that.
FRIENDSHIPS made, Skills shared and questions answered .
For years this site rocked.....then new management showed up.

People got banned, for dissagreeing.
I got banned for almost 2 years for asking an admin one question.

I asked why they banned another member that used no foul language, just dissagreed with
what a moderator posted......Bang I was banned.

THIS IS WHERE CARL COMES IN.............

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I see Flatgate took over the site............A man who I respected both his knowedge his views,
Hell, his personallity came across on his posts on countless sites.
So , i message him, detailing how I got banned....and my anger because how much I think
RUGERFORUM was one of the best gun sites ever.

Whithin a day, I was able to rejoin, no longer banned.
I did still lose my old thousands of posts/post count started fresh....no biggie....

Flatgate answered on many of threads I started, or posts I posted, on many sites.
Damn if he didn't change my opinon occasionaly.

And as I just found out tonight that he passed 2 years ago....
Countless posts and PM's from him running through my head.


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I will not end this this post saying how sad I am .....gone 2 years....

Instead....I wiii say this.

I envy you that knew him...face to face...friends.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:14 am 
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Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2002 1:01 am
Posts: 37136
Location: Lake Lure NC USA
GhosT,,,,, The best way a person can be honored is by how they are remembered. Obviously,, you (along with so many others) truly honor Carl with the good memories,, and knew he was a guy to "ride the river with."
I was fortunate to have hung out with him a few times,, and I too cherish these memories & think of how good a person he was.
Many of us still miss him, and remember how he helped so many.
As such,, he's not truly "gone."

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:50 pm 
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Location: West Virginia
So very very sad to hear this. I always think of him in the mountains anyway. Now he is in the company of the great and good who have strengthened the good here on earth-- and surely RF is one of those! He had such kindness with newcomers and helped to make this place family. I hope it still is!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:52 pm 
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Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2002 1:01 am
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Location: Lake Lure NC USA
Welcome back old friend! Yes,, Carl is missed!
So are you!

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SASS shooter (Outlaw Joe Wales)
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NC Hunter Safety Instructor
Nuisance Wildlife Control
Scuba Instructor
Eagle Scout, BSA "When it mattered!"


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