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A roar of approval

Well done Lion

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https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/profile/lionofludesch

First contributor to hit 10,000 thanks?

Probably the last too, the way things are going, as more head for (or get shown) the door, CS777 currently today's member waiting in the departure lounge.

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By Paul Crowley
04th Sep 2020 18:53

Perhaps a couple of get out of posting ban free cards need to be issued.

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By New To Accountancy
04th Sep 2020 18:55

Well done Lion. I've certainly added a few 'thanks' to that total. Your contributions are invaluable.

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By Paul Crowley
04th Sep 2020 19:20

Let's get at least 30 likes.
Nice to see a posative in the top ten.
Would also be nice to see some congrats from Sift team

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By Tax Dragon
04th Sep 2020 21:30

You want rid of me that badly?! (The two most liked threads currently are both from members now on the other side of the door - one asked to leave, the other may well have been pushed.)

I don't blame you though. I say too much and most of it is drivel. (But drivel is what holds a community together... hey! I've found my definition!)

.oO(Time for a sabbatical.)Oo.

I applaud you Lion. Even if half the thanks were for the joke remarks, it's way above and beyond in my view.

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By frankfx
04th Sep 2020 20:29

Last time I saw a Lion, it seemed most contented, licking its lips.
Apparently , it too had 10,000 likes.
A roar of approval. Well done.
Task for the week-end .
How many minutes keyboard time to achieve one THANKS?
Times 10,000 ?
A google ? !!

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By gainsborough
04th Sep 2020 21:02

Brilliant. Well done Lion!

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
04th Sep 2020 22:34

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand thanks, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening

People writing posts that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of Lion

Well done, I very much doubt it will ever be bettered, have a virtual pint on me.

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By frankfx
04th Sep 2020 22:51

DJKL wrote:

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand thanks, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening

People writing posts that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of Lion

Well done, I very much doubt it will ever be bettered, have a virtual pint on me.

Continuing the theme:

It's the same old story,
Everywhere I go,
I get slandered, libeled,
I hear words I never heard in the Bible
And I'm so tired, so tired
But I'm trying to keep my customers satisfied,
Satisfied

10,000 satisfied customers.

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By Hugh Simpson
04th Sep 2020 22:41

Happy Lion Day !

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By lionofludesch
04th Sep 2020 23:25

Ach well, amidst all the adulation, I do feel that I ought to have contributed more to the accountancy side of the forum.

Or perhaps I should've had a career in stand-up.

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By frankfx
04th Sep 2020 23:32

Lenny "the Lion " Bruce.

Without the expletives!

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By tom123
05th Sep 2020 09:38

Had to check mine, out of interest. 19 years service and just over 1k..

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By Tax Dragon
05th Sep 2020 10:11

The forum - any community - relies on the unsung heroes, Tom.

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By Tax Dragon
05th Sep 2020 10:19

(But Lion is the first person that I've noticed cause Frank to break into song.... and we can all sing along to that.)

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By lionofludesch
05th Sep 2020 10:28

tom123 wrote:

Had to check mine, out of interest. 19 years service and just over 1k..

Yes - but I must've made a million posts.

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By Tax Dragon
05th Sep 2020 11:28

:-)

It would be an interesting stat. Most posty poster.

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By alialdabawi
05th Sep 2020 13:59

Milestone! Thanks to Lion and to all contributors for the advice and drivel across the years...

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By brian-scholar
05th Sep 2020 17:35

I'll add my thanks, better late than never:). An inspiration to everyone.

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By Tax Dragon
05th Sep 2020 18:39

Maybe Lion's real achievement is posting a million comments (and growing) without being evicted. Especially as he's no pussycat.

But for having to divide the recognition received across multiple personae, Portia may have made the landmark.

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By stepurhan
06th Sep 2020 13:52

A mere 4433 for me (though the doubled numbers are a bit satisfying)

Congrats lion.

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
07th Sep 2020 12:08

Your next target has to be 4444, so accept the one added above on your quest.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
06th Sep 2020 14:10

@TaxDragon - did you just happen to be eyeing-up profiles of other wild beasts and come across this?

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By Tax Dragon
07th Sep 2020 07:35

:-) I realise/d that the OP makes/made me look like Lion's personal stalker (or biggest fan, depending on your point of view). Sorry if the truth is a little more mundane. But, you asked, so prepare to be bored... though I'll try to be brief.

I hadn't actually thought much about this until an exchange between a couple of the most regular regulars... so probably DJKL and maybe even the Lion himself. I use the thanks button myself, for the posts that teach me something or that provoke interesting discussions. The aforementioned exchange revealed that most thanks are for humorous comments (the ones that build a community... or possibly offend visitors who aren't 'in' on the joke... again, maybe which of those is the appropriate description depends on your point of view). Maybe my use for thanking serious comments is not what the button is for? (The AA Guide doesn't cover that...)

Anyway, cutting to the chase, I had a look at a few of the regulars, I noticed Lion's total was in the 9900s, way 'ahead' of anyone else I looked at, so... ok, maybe for the last week or so it has been a little stalky, but now the 10,000 figure has been passed and my OP posted, I have of course stopped looking.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
07th Sep 2020 08:15

I wonder what the number split would be like (and I mean for all of us, not just Lion) if there was a separate ‘lol’ button. I know about 80% of the times I press ‘thanks’ I mean ‘lol’ rather than ‘well thank you for your valuable technical response, I have learnt something new’.

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By Tax Dragon
07th Sep 2020 08:42

Maybe we balance out :-) ... I'm probably 80:20 the other way.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
07th Sep 2020 09:06

I tend to say "thanks" and also 'thank' to technical (loose sense of the word. I mean helpful) responses to questions I've posed. If you remove my threads from the split, it's probably about 98% 'lol'.

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By Tax Dragon
07th Sep 2020 10:07

As I thank technical/helpful stuff on others' threads [is that 'troll-thanking'?! Never thought of that], I am aware of the irony that I may well have thanked people for misguiding answers, as well as those that have put me straight.

Such is life in a forum, I guess.

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By Justin Bryant
07th Sep 2020 11:48

I think you'll find all that about as reliable as positive TrustPilot reviews (I've never noticed this Lion bloke say anything of any worth/note, unlike say, RT, who is the best poster here).

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By lionofludesch
07th Sep 2020 11:52

Quite right, Justin.

And I intend to keep it that way.

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By Wilson Philips
07th Sep 2020 11:56

Nothing to do with the fact that in a similar timeframe you've received only 1/10th of the number of thanks? ;¬) ;¬)

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
07th Sep 2020 12:15

Yes Justin, it is very apparent who's good.

Perhaps one day there ought to be a user's poll re who adds the value, in fact there used to be all sorts of such awards.

I am certainly running in the fewer thanks for anything useful posted category and more thanks for posts that try to be amusing (try being the operative word).

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
07th Sep 2020 16:22

Justin Bryant wrote:

It's pretty obvious who's good here or not without such unreliable measures.

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By Tax Dragon
07th Sep 2020 12:26

Justin Bryant wrote:

RT... is the best poster here.

By a country mile.

At least, in the sense that RT contributes the most interesting comments, tax-wise - and by far the best tax analysis to be seen in here. (And I thank him for it both with comments and the 'button'.) But I guess the thanks show that people enjoy Lion's jokes. And in case you hadn't noticed, for reasons I cannot grasp(*), Sift seems to be actively engaged in dumbing down this forum (let's be honest, why else is there a thanks button? It's pretty daft, if truth be told).

(*) I guess there are more people that ask dumb questions, so these provide more click-cash. Less cynically, it's they what use the word "community" (I've merely picked up on it) and there is something community-esque about the lighter side of some threads. But there are dangers with "community"... it's a fine line... a small step from there to clique, and a small onward step to trolling and devaluation of the whole forum. Which is what I think may have happened.

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By DJKL
07th Sep 2020 12:43

Tax Dragon wrote:

. But there are dangers with "community"... it's a fine line... a small step from there to clique, and a small onward step to trolling and devaluation of the whole forum. Which is what I think may have happened.

Well that is easily solved, the people answering Any Answers can just stop bothering, which is something I have been considering doing for some time anyway; or at least posting far less often as cold turkey can be tricky.

So, from now to month end I will restrict myself to one post a day, however this approach never worked when I was giving up cigarettes so cold turkey may be what is required.

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By Tax Dragon
07th Sep 2020 12:56

I'm game. I think we should try that. See what happens. (I've unsuccessfully suggested similar before, but you carry more weight than me in these parts... you are more a "pillar of the community" than am I, so with you suggesting it, it's more likely to be adhered to... so... see you tomorrow!)

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By Cheshire
07th Sep 2020 15:43

DJKL wrote:
<''Well that is easily solved, the people answering Any Answers can just stop bothering''

One does, the rest just carry on.

Its addictive.

But, the standard of newbie posters has sunk to an all time low imo.

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By Cheshire
07th Sep 2020 15:46

Well done Lion.

Ive enjoyed all the majority of your posts.

No nonesense approach to tax and accounting, but one Im sure could easily do battle with HMRC in case of need (I suspect some taking your approach will flounder at that point).

Also, lots of witty comments that have brought a smile or a good old lough out loud moment.

(Justin - will you please stop editing every post after you have posted it and we have all read it. Is that deliberate?)

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By lionofludesch
07th Sep 2020 16:32

Cheshire wrote:

Well done Lion.

Ive enjoyed all the majority of your posts.

No nonesense approach to tax and accounting, but one Im sure could easily do battle with HMRC in case of need (I suspect some taking your approach will flounder at that point).

Well, you're probably right there. I can't see anyone getting an offer of a 1% penalty accepted these days. It's all far too regimented.

Still, I've had more successes than losses over the years. If there's one piece of advice I'd pass on, it's to get the HMRC officer's confidence. Once you have that, negotiating with them is so much easier.

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By Justin Bryant
07th Sep 2020 17:35

I did not edit it. I assume it was sanitised by the powers that be.

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