A Group Apology to Jim O'Connell
- In a poorly worded response to a message I posted; concerning the
three major Z scale boards, I have inadvertenly implied that an
Admin/Moderator of ZCentralStation to be Gestapo re: Censor.
This was not my intent at all, I have apologized and my apology was
accepted. For the record and to all other readers my explanation can
be found in the message sent to Jim. I am sincerely regretful to have
caused such a misunderstanding.
I'm feeling pretty bad on how all this turned out. In no way shape,
form or fashion did I ever intend to insult you. That being said, if
you think others may have also mistaken my remarks, I would be more
than obligated to write a formal apology and post to the group at
Seriously, I would have responded to you sooner had I checked the
yahoo mail more frequently. I only looked there today to send a prank
email for April Fools day.
This all started with a post by Jurg and he felt that the Yahoo
forum was down to chit chat and in the reply to him I said I kind of
liked the chit chat mixed in with the discussion and it's why I liked
Going on further I said what I thought about all three boards if you
look back at that post.
I don't want to post this information in the forum since it may give
other C.E.O.'s a bright idea. You can see what I'm talking about by
going to (edit/deleted)dot com and see for yourself. This machine
(edited: a firewall/web filtering device i.e.'the Gestapo' <That I
was referring to>) is really really good at blocking 100% of all the
sites you'd expect it to block and it goes even further and blocks
another 50% of sites that are harmless but not necessarily business
Yahoo slides by because it's yahoo (email) it is only a matter of
time before this machine learns trainboard dot com then that site is
history too. At least during work hours. I have no problem at all at
home getting to any of the boards, then again I spend most of my time
on the computer from 8Am to 9Am.
(edit: comment off/topic) But leaving you feeling insulted as the
Administrator of ZCentralStation (which I did not know before today)
was not my intention at all.
You won't remember me as it was a couple of years ago when I was
getting started in Z that I received some exceptional advice from you
about layouts along with David K. Smith. I think very highly of you
and the help you've extended to others myself included, along with
any chit chat to lighten things up a bit.
Let me know what you think is fair and I will do my best to correct
this misunderstanding. I am user NJTransit at your site and
Trainboard. I am also zscaletrainz at Yahoo.
This is my proper email address and I don't hide it at any of the
sites. For the most part I stand behind my remarks, in this instance
I stand corrected.
With Highest Regards Jim,