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Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby matthew1 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:12 am

Please give a big round of applause to Volvo troubleshooter par excellence abscate.

Bio

"I'm a Baby boomer trained in optical physics (lasers and others) now (in my company, called CYC) developing startups in technology.

Passions

  • Family first
  • Sailing - both small dinghies and cruising Cape Cod
  • Photography
  • Home repair/construction (my wife and I just did our last roof job together, though)
  • Cars - I grew up rebuilding air cooled VWs and like fixing Volvos a lot more!!

I am also certifiably insane, but the paperwork has not cleared yet."

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His candidacy for MVS Moderator was unmistakable when he gracefully guided discussion a week ago. Just about knocked me flat, actually.

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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby abscate » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 am

Matt...my pleasure and I hope I can meet the high bar set by the Mods here.

I moderate a couple of sailing Boards, and for those of you who know anything about sailing, that's a pretty nasty crowd compared to the level of knowledge here. On the sailing Boards, we have threads like "100 ways to tell a poster you don't have a clue, politely."

The expertise here on MVS was instrumental in me deciding to bring back my T5 to life for my three new teen drivers....now I have to figure out how to get rid of all that boost I just found...

I'm known to enjoy a good play on words joke since laughter is one of the unbeatable defenses against meetings, consultants, and Oracle salespeople.
1999 V70 T5 HPT with stick... :-)
2003 Turbo Beetle Convertible with stick :-)
2002 Eurovan camper slusher
2005 V70 with stick :-)
2006 BMW X3 E83 slusher
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3 great teenagers
Shepard Husky, Lab
Grey, ginger,black cats
My soul mate of 31 years

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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby jblackburn » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:58 am

Welcome to the team!

You've been very helpful around here - keep up the good work.

One of the things i love about MVS is that theres not much of that snark around here - just helpful people. We need one of those "100 ways to say you have no idea" threads though...
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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby jpr0204 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:02 pm

Congratulations!!

Best of luck with your new role here at MVS!

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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby JDS60R » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:26 pm

Welcome Steve !!!
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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby precopster » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:38 pm

Keep us grinning Steve :D
Current cars: 2000 V70 non turbo, 1998 V70R AWD, 2001 V70 XC project, 2001 V70 T5, 2002 XC70

What we used to own:1995 850 sedan, 1987 740 sedan, 2002 S60AWD, 1989 740 turbo wagon, 1985 760 V6, 1995 850 wagon, 1999 V70 project car.

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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby JimBee » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:08 am

Hi Steve,
As one who has just come in from a phenomenal late afternoon/evening of sailing on Lake Calhoun, (not exactly Boston Harbor, where i have enjoyed the sport as well), preceded by getting the top side of a '96 855 almost back together, I feel a sort of kinship and glad to have you aboard (on board?)!
Jim

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Re: Welcome Abscate to the MVS Moderator Team

Postby abscate » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:53 am

Jim ...that's MSP isn't it? I think I have sailed there...one of my boats Forums is based out of Minneapolis

Snark in the auto forum world seems contained to a few things...oil grades/types, outrageous mileage claims, 1999 was the best year for the V70.....

Sailing boards seem to create entire fleets of self proclaimed experts on non-linear hydrodynamic flow coefficients..I'm sure there is a Froudian explanation for some of it.....

Photography Boards are probably the only ones that are worse...jeeesh...

100 ways to educate the , errrr, less-than-enlightened??

Number 72 "Check that fact, I think thinking has evolved on that recently ....
1999 V70 T5 HPT with stick... :-)
2003 Turbo Beetle Convertible with stick :-)
2002 Eurovan camper slusher
2005 V70 with stick :-)
2006 BMW X3 E83 slusher
A fleet of 17 boats and kayaks
3 great teenagers
Shepard Husky, Lab
Grey, ginger,black cats
My soul mate of 31 years


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