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teapot



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Location: Loire valley

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Going it alone Reply with quote

I watched a program the other week on the US gold rush, the ones who really made the money were people selling shovels and sieves. Many prospectors lost everything including their lives.
Echo that to our lettings business and is it any wonder the agencies spring up to advertise. Owners Direct is hardly that, Isn't it about time LMH's took control and set up their own website advertising members properties, the real Owners Direct! ??
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Vince



Joined: 01 Jul 2014
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Location: Javea, Spain

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a discussion about this a year or so ago, I even contributed a license for Jomres and a domain but the general consensus was "It's too much work for a small community" and the conversation died a death.

I think the problem is that everybody's too busy mining for gold, they don't have time to make the shovels too Very Happy
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casasantoestevo



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or here:
http://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27309
Good luck fighting the corporates.
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russellt



Joined: 09 Dec 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
they don't have time to make the shovels too


I've made a shovel. It's not your traditional design of shovel. I'm building more tools to go along with it. And I have started to dig with it. It's free to use if you want to join the dig.

Nigel G has also made a shovel, and is getting on with it too. Good on him.
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Vince



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

russellt wrote:
Vince wrote:
they don't have time to make the shovels too


And I have started to dig with it. It's free to use if you want to join the dig.


Nah, I got one of my own, thanks Very Happy
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COYS



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently trying out several of these new shovels, for which I am grateful as I haven't the required know how to make my own but am happy to do a bit of digging.
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Vince



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COYS wrote:
I am currently trying out several of these new shovels, for which I am grateful as I haven't the required know how to make my own but am happy to do a bit of digging.


If you're not experienced with different types of shovels, mine might not be for you, it's a tool for experienced shovellers ( more of a JCB really ).

If, on the other hand, you are then crack on.

I mostly hang around these forums because I find them an invaluable tool for understanding the trials and tribulations of...er....gold miners, whether they prefer the pick or panning. What I offer isn't *really* for most of them, as it's more of a device ( struggling for metaphors now ) for people with many claims that want to own this side of their own businesses, or gold diggers or want to make money out of other miners.

Yeah, that didn't come out quite as I'd planned Very Happy
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casasantoestevo



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some shovels are used for the wrong purposes. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/m62-road-rage-truck-driver-12250712
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