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Kevin Caldwell commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"Thanks for the updates, John. Hopefully things will be back up this weekend, but I also look forward to seeing what you come up with for the new forums."
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Dana Mongoven commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"Sorry for breaking the forum: Kranz warned me that the combo of a DTP, Perry Moore, and a modern Africa battle AAR is too much for the system."
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Christian A. Strasser commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"Thanks for the update, John!  I'm suffering a little bit of withdrawal..."
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Jason Young commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"Thanks for your efforts!!"
Monday
John Kranz commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"Yes, perhaps the only silver lining here is that most folks are at WBC so they aren't looking to visit the forum over the next few days. We are still waiting for the database rebuild process to complete and keeping our fingers crossed this will…"
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Jim Werbaneth commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"I blame North Korea."
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Kevin Nikolai Payne commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"I swear it wasn't me, shocking as my return from the dead may be. :)"
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Kevin Caldwell commented on John Kranz's blog post CSW Forum is Down
"At least a lot of folks are at WBC this week and won't miss the forums as they'll be gaming. I, however, am going through CSW withdrawal here!But seriously, take your time to get it fixed. We'll live."
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I was introduced to wargaming by my older brother, when I was in junior high school. While we didn't play many games with each other at the time, I was able to build a small network of gaming buddies during high school. I got "re-introduced" to the hobby after a college hiatus when visiting a hobby store during a business trip in the '90s.
Your favorite game(s):
I'm a traditional hex-based type of gamer; Grognard is what you would refer to me as. My favorite wargame is SPI's Operation Typhoon. The reason this is my favorite game is because it is a "friendly" monster game, large and sexy, in being easy to play over a long weekend.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
I'm currently involved in several Consim Press products. Main focus is on SILENT VICTORY, HELLFIRE PASS, and FLEET ADMIRAL, 2nd Edition.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Nothing in particular to note. I will most likely break out some SPI games on the table top soon, however.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Few hours a month only
How big is your game collection?
1,000+ games but half still remain in storage out of state.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Hope to join a club soon...I reside in Plano, TX which is a suburb of Dallas
About Me
I was born and raised in Ventura, CA. I have two daughters from a previous marriage and now reside in Plano, TX with my wife and 3 yr. old son (and heir to my game collection), Cooper. Attended college at University of Redlands, CA and graduate school at Thunderbird, American Graduate School of Int'l Management, Glendale, AZ. My professional background is largely software product management. My current gig (which I really enjoy) is with Aquire. If you are involved with a company in possible need of enterprise org charting/reporting and related solutions, please let me know!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Favorite Activiites: tennis, military history, wargames, ice hockey, football, eating sushi.
Favorite Movies: Gettysburg, Pride and Prejudice, Notting Hill, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite books: The Shadow of the Wind
Website:
http://www.consimworld.com

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At 9:45pm on June 21, 2014, Wayne Rotella said…

Hey John, sorry this has been such a hassle lately. There are many of us who appreciate all you are doing for this site. Thank you for providing a community where others can share in a hobby we enjoy. There are many positives about this endeavor you are shepherding. Thank you!

At 12:45am on February 20, 2014, Henry Bradley said…

Thanks for the welcome John. Bern is a little less cosmopolitan than Zurich  but great fun for an old campaigner like me.

Und Herzlichen Glückwünsch zum Geburtstag,

At 6:17pm on February 28, 2013, Thomas G. Chapman said…

A very Happy Birthday, John! I sincerely hope they gave you the day off. Thanks again for all your hard work and for providing such a great site!

At 11:14am on February 28, 2013, Kim Kanger said…

Happy birthday John!

At 6:25am on October 23, 2012, Christian Diedler said…

Hi John,


thanks for your warm welcome. One question, may I also write comments on the Consimworld Forum?

Sincerely

Christian

At 1:51pm on August 19, 2012, Kim Kanger said…

Hi John,

I submitted on Consimworld some material regarding Dien Bien Phu (Legion Wargames) a few weeks ago. Is it still in queue or should I submit it again?

At 12:28am on June 15, 2012, Tom Pezzuti said…

John, thank you very much for your kind words, my approval as a member, and my first tip about my soon-to-be-gone collection.  I'll immediately review the CSW marketplace and do appreciate your open invitation to follow up with any pertinent QA's.

Tom Pezzuti

At 8:50am on February 28, 2012, Val Ruza said…

Happy birthday and thank you for CSW!

At 8:46am on February 28, 2012, Tony Clifton said…

Happy Birthday you old bastard!

At 5:11am on February 28, 2012, Kim Kanger said…

Happy Birthday!

 
 
 

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