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Kerry

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About Kerry

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    Ferry's Protegé
  • Birthday 09/11/1911

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    Melbourne
  • Ride/s
    1975 2.7 Carrera, 964RS

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  1. Looks like a big PFA weekend! 🔥 (Just had a quick chat with @Philbee and as I related to him, if I'd seen the revised date before posting here and on INSTA I would have suggested another weekend, but this DAKDAK meet now has a reasonable momentum of other members outside the SMT looking to attend, so... a weekend where too much PFA is barely enough?!?! 😬)
  2. D'oh! I saw the 26th and didn't read down to see the revised date either... 😖
  3. [WRANGLING ALL CATS...!] Come and celebrate/bemoan the 1st day of winter with us at... DAKDAK Cafe, Unit 2/1-3 Bignell Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189 Saturday 1st June from 8.00am onwards... Who's in?!?!
  4. Kerry

    PFA 996

    Looks awesome - silver on silver. 🤘
  5. yeah yeah... Sunday the 12th, I had my glasses on backwards! 🙄🦇
  6. "Will try to remember. Thanks Kerry " Come on Lee, you're not as old as me... it was the weekend you came over the border to catch up with your mates, and we had that event at an old cheese factory, and there were heaps of awesome Porsches, and... oh, hold on.......... 😳😆🤪
  7. Hey All, Just had confirmation today from Kate Peck who apologises for the delay but assures me that the article they filmed on the day will be aired this Sunday (12.05.19) on RPM between 4-5pm on Channel 10! Orrrr.... if you miss it, you can catch it on Ten Play. Woop woop! 🤘
  8. Thanks Symsy. As far as I can tell, many of the reports do come through from the general membership and are then followed up by the moderator reporting structure, as well as people using the Contact Us email at the bottom of most pages. There have been certain hawkeye mods and members that have over the years had, shall we say, a keener sense of injustice than the rest of us 😂 and although it does mean that the rules are adhered to, I don’t think it does any favors to those pointing it out to the individual (other than sating their keen sense of injustice! 🤨😆) but the reality is that it has to be done. I have no problem in the membership contacting us and then us following up. On the whole I can’t believe what a well mannered bunch we all are, and compared with other forums of discussion I see, we seriously have very little to police.
  9. OK, some facts here. Fraz, your post was never uploaded, and was never deleted. I can confirm that your post never registered on the backend of the forum, and therefore never showed on the front end where everyone would have seen it. I understand this has been related to you by various moderators since the above comments. I can tell you that I have had several frustrating times when I have written a post, hit the SUBMIT REPLY button, walked away, only to find later that my session had timed out and that the post I thought I'd sent, hadn't, and never made it to the thread. I would suggest this happened to you. For your reference, the way that questionable posts are dealt with by the moderatorship is in accordance with how we originally set up the forum, and as a commonly agreed community imperative: the responsibility for these transgressions is dealt with by the moderation team, not by the administration. It is almost impossible for a post to be instantly deleted as it would require me or another admin to sit by the terminal and as soon as we see an errant post come through, smash it out! We just don't do this - who could possibly have the time?! The process is: the post is hidden; the attending mod or mods review and discuss; then a PM is sent to the member advising of the transgression. 99% of the time the member didn't realise the requirement of financial membership in order to make an advertising type post, or, their membership had lapsed without them knowing, but almost without exception the member is happy to rectify the fee, and the post is unhidden. This means that respect and the presumption of innocent behaviour is our default position. I can without question tell you that this is how your post would have been dealt with if it had been uploaded. Which PFA moderator doesn't know you, and wouldn't have deferred to hiding the post and then a PM?! BTW as soon as a post is hidden, it is still viewable by all the admins and moderators... As to your, and it would seem other's, righteous question: is this a social forum or a business? It is a business, and it has to be so for legal reasons. It is not, as some believe, a club. Indeed, it was as a reaction against the hierarchy and power structures of the club environment that the PFA was conceived. It is also not a FB page. But let’s be clear, because it is a business doesn’t mean that it is run as a profit making enterprise, if it was I would have dumped it about a week in and moved onto something far more financially viable. Instead, what I found was that the hobby project I started took on a life of it’s own, with members around Australia frequenting and contributing, leaving me in the role of guardian rather than entrepreneur. And just to bang that last nail into this question: the fees from the membership and the advertisers don’t even come close to paying for the expenses that the PFA encounters, but the deficit is something that we are, and have always been, happy to cover. And to be clear, these expenses do not include the time that AnneMaree, Orlando and I put into this venture on a daily basis, for the last 10 years. So why do we do it then you might ask?! I can only offer you the original rationale: to provide an independant platform for discussion and social connection for the local Australian Porsche community. Which leads me to the question of volunteering... The forum would not exist without the time and effort that many people have generously offered over the years as moderators, as event organisers and assistants, as SMT leaders, as conveners of all sorts of social encounters, as media content contributors etc etc etc. I will take this opportunity to publicly, genuinely, and honestly thank you Fraz for your volunteering over the last couple of years. This is not something I expect people to continue with ad infinitum (some present mods excluded!) and I know this also as I have found myself waning in enthusiasm and application to certain charity commitments I have made over the years. I will say the same to you as I say to all the moderators, which applies to any PFA volunteer: it is not a life sentence! Contribute as and when you can, and if it doesn’t suit, it doesn’t suit. A great example of this spirit was HB2 where all concerned were told that it was a passion project, and all services, products, locations, and time contributed was done so at one's own expense. This was a 9 month long pre-production project by the PFA organisers, and the venue supplier, all in the name of creating something fresh, new and exciting for our membership, as well as the broader Porsche community. The result was a unique event where there were no entry fees, no over-riding commercial agendas, the opportunity to independently celebrate our passion, along with the option of making a charity donation, and to support of the local Lions group. All brought about by volunteerism and generosity of spirit. In conclusion, I note that you have re-upped your financial membership, and placed your beast back in the Marketplace for sale, to which I wish you the best of luck! (I wish I’d known about the sale of your last car a little earlier! 😳😊) Next time maybe you might have some faith that those people on the forum that consider you a friend, myself included, would afford you a little more consideration and respect than to “instantly delete” a post because it didn’t meet our rules - we’re a pretty chilled bunch, and that's just not the way this forum works. Some might consider this post as hijacking the thread, and for that I apologise. However, I feel that as these comments above were made in the public forum, it is only fair that I have the chance to respond to the same audience. Kerry Postscript: offered as a possible laugh, and poignant addendum - I wrote this post yesterday. It took me several hours to get it right. I left it for another hour or so and then came back to it to make some small corrections. I then hit SUBMIT REPLY, and the next window told me my session had ended. I said ffffffFFFFFFF*********#######KKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! such that multiple people came running into the room. I hit the BACK button only to find your original posts quoted above, and none of what I had spent hours writing and finessing. 🤬🤯🤢🤮😵 The good news is that this version today is actually much shorter! 🙄😉Anyhoo, it's Good Friday after all, time to enjoy this ridiculous sunny weather!
  10. Kerry

    D497F3E6-4C28-4277-BD6E-ED185361768D.jpeg

    Nice shot! I believe the collective noun is a spanking of 991gt3s! 😳😆
  11. Your support of the PFA begins on the day your $25 payment is confirmed - immediately with PayPal, otherwise it can take a couple of days with EFT payments for them to land in the account - but one year is one year from FM payment made. 🍻
  12. Hey Niko. Since the infamous Photobucket Money Grab incident a couple of years ago, this has been a difficult issue and a slippery slope for us as far as members uploading images, and PFA suppling data storage to accomodate this expectation. We are all now used to the likes of Facebook/iNSTAGRAM etc, where you can basically upload to your hearts content, and expect all your images to be stored into perpetuity... and to be accessible with relative ease. To state the obvious, these guys are the big fish, and we are plankton! They make billions, we make peanuts. 🙈 We have recently taken the step of buying into mass storage for our data requirements for PFA, almost entirely so members could upload photos directly without having to use the likes of Photobucket etc... Originally we allocated 20Mb for Members, and 50Mb for Financial Members/Moderators/Honorary Members. You Sir, are at 99% of capacity in 2 months! 🙄😂 I note that most of your images uploaded are around 200k in size, and therefore a limit of 50Mb would give you around 250 images, which for you, wouldn't take long at all to fill! 😎 I'm going to reset the HM's capacity at 200Mb, FM's to 100Mb, and M's to 50Mb this morning, which should keep you going until....Christmas?! 🤔 😊 Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that you are our number one photographic contributor Niko, however there might come a point where some deleting might be required... 🤷‍♂️ or, find another image storage solution that isn't Photobucket! 😉 Kez FYI EVERYONE: If you want to see what images you have uploaded, and make up your current storage allowance, you can click on your profile name in the top banner, and then beneath My Profile, the next level is My Attachments. You can manage from there...
  13. Cheers Niko, this seems to be a problem associated with the software update late last week, and the losing of custom settings - one of which was our increased allocation of data to members... I'll get our boffin onto it on Tuesday. Cheers, K

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