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nwhitfield
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 am Reply with quote
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Please can I say a massive thank you to John, aka HydeTheDarkerSide, who for the last few years has done the principle work of site admin in approving new members to the forum, and is now stepping down.

Without his help, I doubt the site would have been going for as long as it has been, so massive thanks are due to him.

Nigel

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andyfras
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks to John and Nigel for keeping the forum going for us die-hard Toppy users.

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:46 pm Reply with quote
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Many thanks to both of you for providing/managing such a great site

Geoff

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andrec
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:58 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 15 Jul 2005 Posts: 1349 Location: Bristol, U.K.
Wot Andy and Geoff said Very Happy

I abandoned the Toppy for a Miraclebox years ago, but I still look in here almost every day Shocked

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juwlz
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:53 am Reply with quote
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I too have moved on, but here's another thank you.

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jimi
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:27 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 29 Mar 2006 Posts: 192
Many thanks, myToppy is still doing sterling duty as my main (and only) pvr, hope the site keeps going as long as the Toppy does Cool


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albertd
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:04 pm Reply with quote
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Another vote of thanks to all those, who not only keep the forum going, but also those experts who have spent so much time explaining in great detail, often many times to different people, what to do to keep their Toppys going and also providing physical assistance.

Certainly mine would not have lasted from 2010 to 2018 without them.

Hopefully the site will continue to support the now dwindling number of users.

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Laser
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:52 pm Reply with quote
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Yep, another massive thank-you from me for the many years of service from this site. A truly pleasant and constructive environment.

I hope HydeTheDarkerSide standing down doesn't mean the end of the place. If I had more time I'd volunteer myself, but sadly even then I'd have no idea what to do!

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nwhitfield
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 am Reply with quote
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No, I have no immediate plans to do anything other than leave the site ticking along - the number of new people joining is pretty small now, so verifying people who sign up or change email address won't be too much of a chore, though it may perhaps not be as quick as when HTDS did it.

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gavink
Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:23 pm Reply with quote
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Even though I have a Zgemma box a Toppy is still my preferred recording device, and this site has been invaluable over the years and I'm still a regular visitor. Many thanks to Nigel and HydeTheDarkSide for keeping the site going

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simonc
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:11 am Reply with quote
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I'll chip in with another "thank you Nigel". It's been a pleasure being part of a civilised and amenable community, I also still check in to see how things are ticking over every week or so.
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YorkshireJumbo
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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And another thanks to everyone involved in this site from me too. As an enabler to turn a useful box into a stunning PVR, this site has been a godsend. Even though it's in its twilight years, there are still loads of helpful members around Very Happy

The Toppy is still my main way of recording and watching TV, though I do use a (currently troublesome!) YouView box for watching HD recordings, which I mainly discover via the Toppy.

Long may it continue.

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widget
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:57 pm Reply with quote
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I too would like to add my thanks to ALL who have contributed to my "Toppy life" and obvisouly special thanks to Nigel for initiating the site in the first place.

My aged Toppy is still my primary recording tool. It has outlived a TalkTak Huawei box (donated BNIB by a friend) and a slightly used but newer Humax.

Occasionally I 'find' items from the BBC using get_iplayer or use the web to find episodes that I've not managed to record properly. I sometimes even resort to a USB TV stick on my pc.

In due course I will migrate to something else but for the time being long-live-my/the-Toppy Laughing

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