First off, I think that inviting steppenwolfer is a terrific idea, and one I actually thought of as I read the 'dust-up' over on WL. I liked his review of the Hawaiian Life Guard watch, and I told him so, even as the jagoff club over there were giving him the typical ration and-a-half of you-know-what… (and that's one of several reasons why I very rarely go to WL anymore, other than to post a review or a moldy oldy article. Beyond that, who's got the time to be treated like a two year-old? I sure as &#$% don't...)
I DO have limited moderator authority in some things here @WF, and have approved a few people for membership, but as so often happens these days, that's the last we ever see of them. Still, I keep trying to stay optimistic, and have taken the liberty of inviting Bigloaf back to our ranks, as well as my very cool budso from the late BDWF, Buster the Bubblehead, a fine and brave British Sea Dogue with lotsa years (25+!) in submarines, and sew fourth. I also took the liberty of inviting James Elsener, owner of the Montres Edouard Lauzières Swiss wartch company, and my friend from the late BDWF, to c'mon down and say howdy to all of us. Of course, I had to leave a message for him on the ƎL website, so God only knows if he'll ever get the word... I'll keep asking others to join as they come and go about the interwebz.
I dunno about you guys, but the loss of BDWF has hit me very hard. I'm told that, at one time, it was like THE biggest wartch site on the webz, with literally hundreds participating on any given day. Heck, they were at one time big enough to have their own commemorative wartches made as custom orders made by companies like Vostok and Seagull, and now they've literally gone out with a whimper instead of a bang. I hate that.
On a related subject, and something that I've talked about before @WF, I used to do a Friday watch theme over @BDWF, where I would "recommend" what type of watch our members should wear on any given Friday. I'd like to start doing that here now, and I'd like to call it the "BDWF Memorial Friday Watch Theme Selection," some such snappy-as-$hit title like that'n...what do y'all think?? Unless no one objects, I'll start doing that again next Friday, the 25th of May.
We ARE on the verge of getting bigger here, so please, let's PM or email our friends from other sites yet again, and ask 'em to Come on DOWN!! The Price is RIGHT!! And sew fourth...