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    Default Gfpc is back in the house!

    Well it has been 10 months since my self imposed ban from GPWA (what i considered my true online family ...). My last post was on December 15th 2009. At the time I decided to take a 3 month vacation along with some unhappy members. During the time I had lots of time to reflect and I have come back with a new direction and refreshed outlook on things.

    I left GPWA for a couple of reasons. The most important one was the fact that I felt the GPWA was ineffectual in dealing with members who stole content or in programs who have ripped off affiliates while still maintaining their sponsorship here at GPWA.

    Overtime I have had members contact me asking me to return and saying things have changed and we need your support. I first and foremost want to thank them so much for pushing me to come back. I was certainly hard for me to come back today. It may seem odd for some of you, but I have PRIDE and I think i let it get in the way this time around 10 months was way to long for me to stay way from a place i considered HOME.

    At the same time I see wonderful changes happening here. Affiliates along with the GPWA seem to working together more now then ever in dealing with the daily realities of rogue casinos, content thieves, spammers ect ect.

    I also see some very important issues being discusses here which I just am not able to avoid anymore. I must support my peers, and most of my peers are here.

    So with all that said and done!!! I am back to participate and do my best to contribute in a positive manner - yet at the same time I understand the limitations GPWA has in regards to supporting affiliates based on thier accepting sponsorship monies from programs.. Its something I will need to deal with and just do what i can do to help in my own way.

    I have 2-3 dozen PMs here to answer - I literally have not logged in in almost a year. So i will be attending those PMs. If anyone PMed me please accept my apologies for the 10 month delay

    Whether this post makes any sense or not doesn't really matter. The fact is I am back in action and feel somewhat happy that I bit down on my pride and decided to come back. That in itself is a big accomplishment.

    There are posts here I so badly want to be involved in - but for now I will read as much I can - catch up and before you know it jump in!!!

    I really want to thank everyone who urged me to come back to GPWA - not to mention names since I may forget some!!! But you all know who you are!!

    So with that said - As the thread title says - GFPC is back in the house!!

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    Woot - welcome home buddy!
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    SO glad you're back Steve! I left myself for about 7 months. It may happen again, who knows. But I think we are making some strides and we really do need you.

    Welcome back!!

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    Thanks PokerKeep and Mojo!! - Now stop asking me to come back joking

    I have allot of respect for both of you. I always remember our talk on the phone Mojo!! and Terry well what can I say - I consider you like my Big Brother! - you have always been there!!!

    Thanks guys!

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    Did Hell freeze over????

    Nobody told me!!

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    How the hell are ya Cat man! Its great to see you here, and its about time.

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    Hey Giggles,

    I am great!!! The cats are wonderful. Except they are double the weight. I used to be able to carry them all with both arms, but now its just to heavy. They eat constant - the 6 of them. But of course you know I look after all the alley cats from all over. But my own personal collection of cats are perfect!!

    Good to be back and to see you as shiny as ever! Thanks for the warm welcome....

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    Hey Anthony - Thank you buddy! You know part of the reason for my return also has allot to do with you, and all the hard work your doing in cleaning up.

    So really I need to thank you!!

    Thanks for the nice welcome!

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    Welcome BACK Brother from another Mother!

    It's wonderful to see you here again you little hell raiser! hehe

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    About damn time Steve!

    Really though, great to have you back home. Looking forward to your input, thoughts, rants et al.

    Best post I have read in several days!
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    Hey Chips,

    Nice man - thanks for the thoughtful post. I am glad to be back again. It was like I was muted for 10 months - but no longer. Sort of a relief Best Post? Wow that's cool man - hope i continue with some better ones soon enough.

    @ Gametrak - yup gotta raise some hell sometimes. Someones gotta do it

    Guys thanks again I felt a nice warm welcome. Thanks so much - all of you its very appreciated.

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    About damn time Steve!

    Really though, great to have you back home. Looking forward to your input, thoughts, rants et al.

    Best post I have read in several days!

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    Steve,

    I'm very pleased to have you back.

    Just a couple comments about topics that are near and dear to you from your post above:

    1. The whole issue of helping webmasters to understand and respect copyrights is one that I'm committed to making an even more important part of the GPWA in the future than it has been in the past. It has become clear to me over time that some of the issues are deliberate disrespect of the rights of others, but that equally often it is due to really not understanding what is proper and ethical. As an example of a first step in the direction of helping to cure the understanding issue, I put together a presentation on copyright and trademark law for webmasters that I gave for the first time at the BAC conference a couple days ago. The longer-term goal is to provide that content on the GPWA website for gaming webmasters so that we have clear guidelines and examples for webmasters that explain matters from a webmaster perspective.

    2. At the BAC conference I was involved in several in-depth discussions with programs that have some severe webmaster issues. Bryan Bailey and I met with Star Partner, and Anthony, Vin, Steven, and I met with Bewinners. In both cases specific concrete proposals were discussed. I will be presenting details of those discussions to webmasters in the private forums for feedback in the near future.

    I know your renewed participation here will help us continue forward progress in these and other areas you care about.

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    Michael,

    Thank you for taking the time to make some great comments. I was meaning to speak to you in Niagra Falls a couple of months ago at the CBG but decided against it at the time because I wanted to collect my thoughts some more.

    Your points are well taking and I think moving forward things are looking optimistic with what you have detailed above. I hope were able to have a discussing during the next conference perhaps in London, or even possibly Dublin.

    I look forward to hearing what came from the meetings you had with Star Partners and Bewinners. In particular the outcome of the Bewinners meeting.

    Thanks again for the valuable comments and the welcome.

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    Nice to see you back Steve, always enjoyed your posts and have missed your input on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betpartners View Post
    Nice to see you back Steve, always enjoyed your posts and have missed your input on here.
    Hey thanks man. Appreciate that mate. I always enjoyed being in discussions with you too as far as i can remember. Just got back from eating way to much food. OMG!!

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    I'm very glad to see you here again Welcome Back, Steve.

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    Thanks Aksana - I am glad to be back. So far the best welcome anyone could ask for... its a real nice feeling

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    Welcome back mate!!
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    Good Steve WTG. I am back as well should be a interesting remainder of the year.

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