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#1 Jim@GhostStudy

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

Our Manager, Vlawde... approached me about a concern
last week involving me. And I would like to formally address it.


Sometimes I'm a mean Grinch when it comes to ghost photos and maybe even topics involving a haunting, at times. I guess I'm over protective and over passionate when it comes to my clients photos... and I do consider them my clients. Especially the photos that I post here from my mailbag. And I do like to invite the submitter to follow along. Anyway, there is really no excuse for my Grinch-rudeness... and I apologize.

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Just so you know where I'm coming from...
In my mind, there are one of three things that a member
probably hopes for when they post a ghost/paranormal photo.


1. Validation that their photo could possibly be supernatural
2. If the photo is not considered paranormal by a member, it would be nice to be let down easy, right?
3. If it's definitely just a log in the fire, then it's hoped that the member will back that up with firm reasoning.
So there you have it... and most of you are already doing that anyway, so thank you.

But I do understand that whether those three points are applied or not, it's ultimately up to the members to decide how that plays out and not for the Grinch to enforce. And I will be fine with that, well, just as long as things stay cordial.  ;)

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An interesting fact about me. :)

I'm all for a skeptical analysis (believe it or not). ........I have probably deleted tens of thousands of ghost photos over the last 18 years because of my on the spot analysis. Very few photos make it past my delete button, and that's the truth! I currently have around 400 photos in my outlook folder right now that are flagged to publish on GS. And most of those will likely be deleted as well.

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I guess I'll say this in closing...  

I know I'm not the right man for this position, that's why I have never been active on the forums for the most part until now. I certainly don't make friends by doing this, and that's a big 10-4!  :yes:   It actually seems to create bad karma for myself by being here at all. But it terrifies me to think of our little community possibly going the way of other especially rude forums that I have followed.

Lastly, I have been considering letting the community go. If that card is played, I will either sell ParanormalSoup if possible or find the right person or organization to take over. And that would most likely happen within a year.

Again... my apologizes for those that I have offended.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:29 AM

Jim as a baby... wasn't he cute! :D

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#3 Jim@GhostStudy

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:14 AM

Thanks for finding my baby picture, Klainey. That was good times back then.  :)
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:21 AM

It takes courage to stay than to leave Jim. What do you want to be remembered by?
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:27 AM

I just want what's best for the forums, EVP. .....and thanks for chiming in my friend.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:48 AM

Jim, there was more to my words that what can seen on the surface. I really don't see how the community will benefit when the captain abandons the ship.We all have our faults, maybe the key is to work on them and  seek a new level of tolerance. Vlawde and yourself have two different paths. He's more skeptic and you are more believer. You aren't always wrong nor are we always right. Finding the balance is always key. Unfortunately passion/emotions can interfere. I'm guilty of that just like the rest of us.

Both you and I have rubbed shoulders along the way. Personally with this apology, you have gained additional respect in my eyes. Many and I mean many are incapable of admitting they are wrong sometimes. Just let this all go and get back on track. Who else am I going to joust with if you leave anyways :)

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Jim! Now I know you are the Grinch, Christmas is forever ruined for me. Thanks!   :anim_63:


I wouldn't say you are not the right man for the job at all. To refer to EVP's post, I am a believer in the paranormal. But when it comes to photos, there are so many things that can cause unusual effects that my first instinct is to figure out what causes the particular effect.  

As EVP said, balance is needed, IMO we can learn more when different viewpoints are applied to something. It makes people think about all the possibilities. Last thing I'll say is when we have differing opinions, whether with a poster or each other, is to always treat everyone with respect.


~"Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. Then judge all you want, you are a mile away and have his shoes"
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

I know you mean well, Jim.  Different people want different things and not everyone is going to be satisfied.  Everybody is just going to have to accept that people have different opinions :)

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:44 AM

Mikaru.... I deeply appreciate your words... but I hid your post temporarily until I can talk to you about it.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:44 AM

Jim, I think we've known each other for long enough to understand your true passion for the paranormal. I see you as a protector of your clients captures, and you are certainly the right man for that job!

A paranormal soup without you? Couldn't exist in my opinion :)

I don't see that there's anything to apologise for, you have always been true to you and thats' what I come here for, real, honest opinions. Love to you all!
It's in the trees, it's coming!

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:02 AM

Thank you, Earthly... so glad you chimed in. ...much appreciated.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Jim, I would add my own to the wishes others have expressed for you to stay.  You've done a great job with this place and it would not be the same place without your presence.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

Wow Belar.... thank you so much, I really appreciate that.
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