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    We are a friendly, online community of people interested in planted aquariums. We support and help each other learn and grow. It is our sincere hope that you will join us and find our tight-knit community valuable and fun!

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    • They lend themselves better at long-form discussions.
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    Where Facebook is more like a large city-wide party, ScapeCrunch is more like your neighborhood bar "where everybody knows your name. And they're always glad you came." It's always fun to go to large parties but it's at the local bar that you feel people really know you. The great part is that you can and should go to both!

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Hello Welcome, MichaelJ

This starts to feel like a family reunion, welcome @MichaelJ :)
Thanks @Yugang and @Mr.Shenanagins . Glad to finally have made the move to sign up and glad to see so many familiar fellow hobbyist around here. I have to familiarize myself with the forum and what’s going on around here. 😊 @Hufsa made some pretty specific promises in a recent email and still looking around for that :LOL:

Cheers,
Michael
 
Thanks @Yugang and @Mr.Shenanagins . Glad to finally have made the move to sign up and glad to see so many familiar fellow hobbyist around here. I have to familiarize myself with the forum and what’s going on around here. 😊 @Hufsa made some pretty specific promises in a recent email and still looking around for that :LOL:

Cheers,
Michael
I just recently signed up over here too! 👋
 
The debacle and power struggle at UKAPS continues.
It has been 3 weeks since the whistle was blown by Tim on financial transparency. Since then, no update on the financials whatsoever, and one may speculate what is going on. The "rogue" admin is out/ousted. Several threads have been removed. Tim got an IP block, and as bad as I feel for him, I feel a little better for myself knowing that I am not alone having experienced this.

Financials could be clarified within a few hours, so why not bring the transparency that many were asking for?

My personal speculation, for which I have no evidence, would be that UKAPS will be sold, to VerticalScope Inc or similar, and perhaps be integrated with TPT which is also owned by VerticalScope. The worst case scenario would be that no disclosure will ever be made on past UKAPS financials, i.e. where the money went to, nor on transaction details with a commercial forum owner. I hope I am wrong, but with all experience with UKAPS I would not count on it.
 
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Hi @Yugang. Not to dismiss what you said but I don’t think these welcome threads should be used to pile on UKAPS situation. I was simply making a somewhat not so serious comment to justify Micheal coming to ScapeCrunch. :)
 
Welcome, Michael. Happy to have you here.
@MichaelJ is one of the best to have as a friend on the forum. Always helpful, inspiring, creative, constructive, and I believe @MichaelJ leads by example and actively builds a forum and friendships. When I got the ultimate "UKAPS experience", I mean ban, IP block, false narrative and deletion of hundreds of hours of work and dedication, @MichaelJ was one of the dearest friends actively supporting and helping in those challenging times. The best friends are with you when you need them. The most valuable forum members are more than just contributors, they support and help building . Thanks @MichaelJ for that, that's why I am so happy that you joined here. May others follow.
 
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