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Lulybelle
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Hi guys, and as far as I can tell it is only guys. I’ve been lurking here for nearly 2 years and have been prompted to step out of the shadows.

Reasons- you guys are awesome - friendly, informative, good natured, generous to a fault, great banter, love the videos and seeing what everyone has picked and what you’ve been passing round to each other. I enjoy all of it.

The reasons for lurking for so long, well it becomes a habit after a while. I lurked to begin with because I felt I had nothing to contribute, I still feel largely that way, I’m way below the standard of most of you and not nearly as enthusiastic. I also don’t find the forum easy to navigate around and sometimes find a thread ages after any comment from me would be irrelevant. I’m sure it gets more intuitive the more you use it, but I just dip in and out from time to time.

I’ve been picking for about 3 years, but it’s not a passion, it’s a hobby I enjoy from time to time, consequently I’m not very good! I’ve attempted gutting and making a few progressive sets, and it wasn’t a disaster, delighted with that.

I’ve met some of you guys, I’ve helped to run the lock pick villages at the last 2 Geocaching Mega events where Tsiolkovsky was the boss. We needed loads of beginner locks for that so I’ve acquired a few lockie contacts who have been very generous and given me plenty of locks to play with, I’m always slightly surprised when a new one pops open and even more surprised when I manage to gut it without springs and pins flying all over the place.

So I’ve introduced myself, reread the rules and Solomon’s brilliant guide. Not really a newby or a total beginner but I’m now out of the closet and made my first post. And just in case you’re wondering it doesn’t put me off one little bit posting to an all male locker room
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:29 pm

I too lurked a while before i posted for the first time. The good thing is that you did, no matter what sex you are :)
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:58 pm

Hi Luly, wow that is some serious lurking, glad you have opened the closet door and seen the light! Looking forward to seeing some pics of your handy work soon :08:
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:59 pm

You're more than welcome, Lulybelle :13:

I'd say you know your way around the community since you've been with us for a couple of years.

Looking forward to seeing your around.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm

Wotcha and great to see you stepping out of the shadows :)

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm

^-^ and a very belated welc Lulybelle,

Glad you’ve stepped out of the shadows and i’d like to start by giving you a couple of +1’s, both for stepping out of the shadows and for helping Rik, Baldi and Rolo out at the Mega.

I know I seems like it’s all men here but I know of at least 3 other ladies on here, and one of my pet peeves is how ‘locker room-esque’ the forum can get sometimes!!

Anyway thanks for stepping out of the shadows, nice to meet you.

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi Lulybelle :welc:

Not really much else I can say, seeming as you've been here for 2 years. :hee20hee20hee:

Hope to see you round the forum more. :) :88: :) Oh and Im sure we have another lady picker. :72:
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 pm

How do @Lulybelle.

It was great meeting you at the mega event.

Don't underestimate the contribution you can have here.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:30 pm

^-^ and welc.

Great to see someone else join after a time of lurking :08: :72:

If you need help with the forum, navigating,posting or just questions in general....

Just ask :sign0085: :sign0085:.

+1's to you and Rik :PDT_Armataz_01_37:.
:welc: and Enjoy :13: :icon_cheers:
May the pick be with you
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi nice to see you finally introduced yourself. I'm sure you will know most of the rules as you have lurked for so long. And I enjoyed meeting you in person too. Have a +1 for taking the plunge ytb
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm

The longest lurker? We'll never know...

Welcome to the forums. :)
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:47 pm

Welcome :) oh wait you have been here longer than most of us :) Great to have you out of the shadows.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:35 pm

Morning lurkerette, +1 for de-lurking.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:52 pm

Hello :)
Picking for 9 months and really enjoying it.
Keeps me occupied and out of trouble
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Lulybelle
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Well what a lovely welcome! Very glad I’ve delurked as MHM put it. :88: :c017:
Once I’ve got my head around posting pics I’ll attempt to post some of what I’ve picked and gutted and managed to ‘aquire’ from my friendly lockies, the first haul was particularly fruitful, one of them gave me free reign in his box of stuff to go to the dump :72:
BTW I love the choice of emojis sing1
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:56 am

Hey, ice to see you on the forum, thank you for de-lurking - I have no doubt you have a lot to contibute :)

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:00 am

Great Intro Lulybelle :72: This community is the best on the Net I have to say, I wish more shielas would take this up as a hobby, we need more to balance it out and keep everyone civil :85: It doesn't matter how bad, mediocre, novice or good at this game, this is why this Forum was created, to help those who wish to make this as a hobby, and who doesn't have to have all the Locksmiths gear. I needed a place whereby it doesn't matter how I stuff things up or whatever, it's more the community for me, no flaming etc etc, everyone started somewhere didn't they.

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