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post #1 of 36 Old 09-12-2019, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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I can't get a straight answer anywhere ...

Where is Steve Neul???
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post #2 of 36 Old 09-13-2019, 07:29 AM
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If you can't get a straight answer, half the time it's because the question shouldn't be asked. Seeing as Steve has been replaced as a mod, the answer is probably "not here"
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If @Steve Neul is gone, then I am sorry to see him go. I appreciated the advice he gave me. He has been active since I joined, and his posts have been helpful to me. If true, then something must have precipitated his sudden departure.

Not everyone will miss him. Some people went back-and-forth with him a few times. Personally, I like and appreciate everyone who is here ... except the spammers.

I hope it is just a personal choice and not some other concern.
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Where is Steve Neul???
I wonder this question too....

He was a very helpful and nice person...

If he went go I will miss him...

He didn't said GOODBYE...



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Steve was on a couple of days ago.

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post #7 of 36 Old 09-13-2019, 06:10 PM
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I just posted a few pictures or cherry doors I just built and it was Steve who had suggested the Epifanes. I truly appreciated his input as I am fairly new to the forum and he was never anything but gracious.
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Sometimes people need to step away and breathe a bit. I’ve done this on other forums I participate in. Hopefully this is what Steve is doing. He always seemed helpful offering suggestions to a lot of people.
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post #9 of 36 Old 09-13-2019, 10:56 PM
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It's true, I'm gone. I got feed up with the personal attacks that were pushing me over the top. I just don't have the patience to deal with these people and couldn't even do anything about it as a moderator. I have been checking in once in a while to finish some of the threads I had been working on with someone. I didn't want to leave someone hanging just because I decided to quit.

I bid you farewell.
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Yes, Steve is a valuable contributor, but .....

When it's no longer a joy or fun or rewarding, it may be time to take a break. What can not be replaced is the years of experience Steve has, especially in finishing. He's also a great wood carver, so I personally will miss him. The 2 main "opponents" Steve had are also gone, so there should be much less conflict now, but that may not matter. Myself, I get some flack now and then, but I'm up for a good, reasonable discussion, but I can admit when I'm wrong and apologize if necessary. It's the internet, and a faceless entity can post anything with anonymity. There have been many great contributors who have either "passed" on or moved on, Texas Timbers, Cabinetman, Chemmy, Marv, Lola Ranch, niki, Al B Thayer, mdntrdr and others.




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Sorry to see Steve is leaving. He knows more about finishing than the rest of us. When someone posted a finishing question I awaited his advice. All the best in everything you do Steve.
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I'd like to say thanks to Steve Neul for the advice about a router sled. I was trying to figure out how flatten a live edge Ash cookie, and you were the one that pointed me in the right direction. Of course I haven't finished that project yet, what's a couple of years any how?

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Thanks, Steve, for being here for us. I sure would not want to be the person who has the job of replacing you. You have had a lot to do with the success of this forum. We all will miss you.

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I will miss you Steve...You were never anything but gracious with me and my sometimes pretty dumb posts. All the best to you.


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Mention of Texas Timber brings back memories. He was a great advocate of Red Cedar and posted many beautiful photos.
God bye Steve and just keep in touch now and then.
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I don't understand... Where are the other old members ?? Where are they ??? Example... @Toolman50 @Cowboy18 etc....

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Not to speak ill of the departed, but a lot of those "personal attacks" were brought about as a response to blatant arrogance. Steves advice at times was invaluable, but other times was flat-out misinformed and both byself and several other members i know of felt that the moderator title was being used to bully anybody who didnt fall in line with that incorrect advice into submission. The idea that several other members chased one member off the site just by being mean to him is willfully ignorant of most of the story.

And yes, i say this as one of the people on the other side of that story. The recent debacle in the epoxy thread springs immediately to mind. As far as where old guard has gone, a fair few of them just got tired of one voice dominating the entire conversation, by force when needed
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Steve has been one of the most valuable members of this forum. It is a shame and a great loss to the forum to see him leave. I for one would ask him to stay and try to ignore personal differences. In any case of differences it takes two to create an argument.


For either side, when you ee a heated argument starting, just quit posting.



His knowledge on refinishing is just too great to lose.


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Steve has been one of the most valuable members of this forum. It is a shame and a great loss to the forum to see him leave. I for one would ask him to stay and try to ignore personal differences. In any case of differences it takes two to create an argument.


For either side, when you ee a heated argument starting, just quit posting.



His knowledge on refinishing is just too great to lose.


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Completely agree. Whatever faults some may have seen in Steve his knowledge and helpful nature far outweighed them. Community is more important.
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Completely agree. Whatever faults some may have seen in Steve his knowledge and helpful nature far outweighed them. Community is more important.
I dont have an iron in this fire, but I have to comment on the "community is more important" quote.

When people (like me) come here for advice, we need the correct advice.
If Steve gave incorrect advice and would not back down from that (this is only from what I have read in this thread, i have no personal experience of it), then he was wrong. End of story.

Community is important, but accuracy on an advice forum is paramount.
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