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#90716 - Wed, 22 Jun 2005 03:13:00 Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Hi there!

I'm Mrs. X, and I will be your hostess and guide on this part of the forum. New members, please feel free to come in here and make yourselves known! I will see to it that you feel right at home on this wonderful little forum for a band that we all know and love - ULTRAVOX.

If you have any questions or concerns, direct them to me, and I will do my best to help!

WELCOME EVERYBODY!!!! excited

Mrs. X

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#90717 - Wed, 13 Jul 2005 14:47:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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HI!

I love this message board. excited
Just love it!

I have met very nice people here and many talented musicians.

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#90718 - Wed, 13 Jul 2005 16:26:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Hi MC, welcome to the board! smile

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#90719 - Wed, 13 Jul 2005 21:14:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
Mrs. X Offline
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Hello, and welcome to the Ultravox forum, Major Crisis! laugh

Enjoy yourself!

Mrs. X

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#90720 - Thu, 14 Jul 2005 01:04:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
Mr. Weirdo Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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Loc: land of the lost souls ...
hey ana ! smile

it's really good to know that u enjoy it here so much & that u've already found some nice fellows to chat with ... & it's actually a great pleasure to have such a kind soul like u around here !!! wink

all the best from your friend olaf <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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#90721 - Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:46:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
major crisis Offline
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shock
oh oh
you guys are making me blush

You take my hand
and give me your friendship
I'll take my time
and send you my slow reply


<img border="0" alt="[Suave]" title="" src="graemlins/suave.gif" />

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#90722 - Fri, 15 Jul 2005 05:00:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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I want some of what MC's on !! smile

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#90723 - Fri, 15 Jul 2005 05:30:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
Mr. Weirdo Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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Loc: land of the lost souls ...
@ thomas : it's called "good faith" , but u can't buy or get it anywhere , as either u have it - & also keep it - or not !!! wink

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#90724 - Sat, 16 Jul 2005 22:30:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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lmao

hello thomas!
hope you're doing fine,

(it's olaf and the artists who share their stuff here, it's all their fault :p
they have the magic power to make me happy excited )

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#90725 - Sat, 16 Jul 2005 23:23:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
Mr. Weirdo Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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hey ana , my dear friend ! smile

@ least i have the "power" to make one or two people happy now !!! laugh

btw : it seems as if u haven't got the mail that i've sent to u yesterday , because u've sent me your mail again today ... to both of my addies !!! confused2

well ... i also resend my mail again today from both addies & in diff'rent ways , so i hope that @ least the one without attachments ( pictures ) will arrive @ your inbox then !? *indeed_very_hopeful_look*

however ... please don't forget to smile again today , okay !? wink

your friend olaf , "the dreamer & fool" laugh

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#90726 - Sat, 16 Jul 2005 23:55:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
major crisis Offline
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Hi there,

thank you for resending your email because I didn't get it yesterday. I'll reply soon.

I was reading the "covers competion" forum and listening to some of the tracks there. Really nice! This is what makes me happy here, I believe. It's the fact that the members/fans participate sharing their music and art; not like it happens in some message boards I know of, where people absolutely do nothing creative and say a lot of rubbish.

I hardly know anyone here but it's a fantastic board. I saw some of your photos in other topics and they were very nice smile

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#90727 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:47:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Hello!
I´m a new member in forum. Joined two days ago, after telling you the tragic news about Ari.
Little info of me: I´m 36 (male) and live 30km from Helsinki, in a little town called Kerava. I´ve been a keen fan of Ultravox since the early ´80´s and my heart still booms for the band. Don´t own too many rarities or have a large collection since we had this deal with Ari: if I get new Ultravox, I´ll give it to him and if he gets new U2, he returns the compliment. Our deal was perfect, almost 350 items swapped since 1983! Something about Ari before I end this message: we went to the same school back in 1982. He was born in 1967 and I one year later. Music was our big inspirator and we spent hours after hours playing the latest albums from Ultravox, OMD, Landscape etc. We kept friends ´till the day Ari lost the control of his new (& too powerful) motorcycle in Leppävaara, Espoo. I joined this forum to keep up the memory of Ari and perhaps meet new and wonderful people through this. Ari loved you all and he had a good sense of character. Back soon, Esa

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#90728 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:26:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Esa - I'm sure I speak for everyone here - welcome.

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#90729 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:00:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome and condolences Esa.

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#90730 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:05:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Thanks a lot Phil! Visiting the forum gives me some comfort in this situation...

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#90731 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:43:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome, Esa. We hope you'll stay with us. smile

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#90732 - Thu, 21 Jul 2005 22:18:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
Mr. Weirdo Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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Loc: land of the lost souls ...
dear esa ,

u came here because of a very tragic event & i think that it's now on us - the members & especially the friends of your friend ari - to make u feel as welcomed here as ari once felt , because i think that u , ari's other friends & family need all the support that one can give & so i like to welcome u here too !!!

please don't hesitate to ask or talk about whatever u like , because this is a very open place for like-minded fellows !!!

yours in all honesty ,

olaf from bremen in germany

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#90733 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 03:47:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome! Sad events might have led you here, but I hope that being here brings you some happier moments amongst friends.

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#90734 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 05:07:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome, Esa!

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#90735 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 06:58:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome in our UV family Esa!

Sly

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#90736 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:51:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Thanks a lot for everyone! I sense this is a good crowd and begin to understand Ari´s love for the forum. Hope to see many of you at the funeral! I noticed Asta used my password yesterday and wrote an informative and peaceful message.

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#90737 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 18:11:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Esa,

A very warm welcome to you my friend, Ari Leppa was a good friend of ours... a tragic loss for everyone on here & everyone that knew & loved him.

Regards...
zzzzz

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#90738 - Fri, 22 Jul 2005 18:58:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Any friend of Ari's is a friend of ours i would say. Think i can speak for others as well as myself on this one occasion. Welcome.

Grant

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#90739 - Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:28:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Welcome Esa! Sorry that you joined under such unfortunate circumstances, but I do hope you enjoy yourself here. I think you will find that we are all very friendly, kind, and wonderful people! laugh

Mrs. X

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#90740 - Sat, 23 Jul 2005 21:45:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Loc: London, UK
Farewell Ari.

We met just a few times, and I fully expected to see him again.

Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Roy

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#90741 - Sun, 24 Jul 2005 04:22:00 Re: Welcome new members and everyone else!
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Hi Esa! I am so glad you are on here.

Ari really isn't "gone" completely. If you miss him like I do already, you can look up some past posts, and I am sure you will run into his name with Icon, and you can read what he wrote, or...even see a photo!

Most people don't see a Forum as anything more than a like-dislike session of stuff. What happens is, especially on here, you get to know the people more, and it begins unlike most Forums to become more than what it was intended to be.

In this case, this Forum is a Memorial to remember Ari by.
No one thinks a Forum can do that, because really, do we expect anything tragic to happen? You see posts, the names, the icons, photos, etc. but you don't think anything beyond that.

In this case, it became more. It now is a place to visit Ari whenever we want. We know he is gone from this world, but not here. He will always be here, which is really fantastic.

Newspapers get thrown away, and people usually who die, their belongings go this way and that, but Ari will always be on here. His words and photos, can always be seen and shared by family and friends.

I will pray for your family, and if you need anything, you know the Forum will be here to help. smile

- Kathleen

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