Is Phil Askey really gone from DPreview?

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Jim Lowell
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Is Phil Askey really gone from DPreview?
Nov 11, 2010

I ask this after reading some posts here and there. If he has nothing to do
with DPR now, its kinda like the absent landlord in charge of the building and
being fired. Is DPR not based in England anymore?

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I'd say that Phil is living the dream
In reply to Jim Lowell, Nov 11, 2010

Start a business, grow the business, sell the business, reap the benefits.

The similar happened to my cousin. He and a friend partnershipped to start a business. Hard work and many 7 day weeks grew the business for 10 years. The business became very profitable and they were approached by an interested buyer. Even though he was the minority owner, he made several million. He was asked by the new owners to stay involved with the company since he knew how to run it and was paid handsomely to do so. After 1.5 years of this, he retired for good.

He now owns 4 properties, fancy cars and travels. Live the dream!

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Good for him. Although I am sure many people are jealous.

Simon97 wrote:

Start a business, grow the business, sell the business, reap the benefits.

The similar happened to my cousin. He and a friend partnershipped to start a business. Hard work and many 7 day weeks grew the business for 10 years. The business became very profitable and they were approached by an interested buyer. Even though he was the minority owner, he made several million. He was asked by the new owners to stay involved with the company since he knew how to run it and was paid handsomely to do so. After 1.5 years of this, he retired for good.

He now owns 4 properties, fancy cars and travels. Live the dream!

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yes his stay on period has prby ended and the golden chute opened (nt)
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Thanks,

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Boo.

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Hoo, to you, too /nt
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nada

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In reply to Phil Askey, Nov 11, 2010

:-)...our IT lot regularly do too.

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In reply to Phil Askey, Nov 11, 2010

I few weeks ago, one of my vendors, an old acquaintance of yours, came into town for a visit. During our time together, your name came up in conversation, and my guest had nothing but nice things to say about you. Neither one of us was aware of your current situation.

Thank you, and good luck with all your new endeavors!

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I laughed with my head leaned back when I read that reply.
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Funniest yet.

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That's funny, Phil. Thanks for dropping in and letting us know you're still around, even if it's just you're ghost!
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All the Phil Askey asskissing is enough to make me ill. Is it just jealousy and envy of his fame, money and toys or some redeeming characteristics that you admire?

I tend to use other measures of persons character and integrity. My only experience with Phil was as a participant in his challenge #4. ( http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=1790 )

He disqualified my entry based on some assumption that it was contrary to the rules and failed to give any explanation. He also failed to respond to inquiries requesting an explanation. He also failed to disqualify entries that were reported as clearly not conforming to the rules. A fine high standard he set for future challenges and hosts.

Sorry, no donations to the fund to erect a monument in remembrance of the great Phil Askey will be coming from me.

Cheers~!

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Sturby wrote:

All the Phil Askey asskissing is enough to make me ill. Is it just jealousy and envy of his fame, money and toys or some redeeming characteristics that you admire?

I tend to use other measures of persons character and integrity. My only experience with Phil was as a participant in his challenge #4. ( http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=1790 )

He disqualified my entry based on some assumption that it was contrary to the rules and failed to give any explanation. He also failed to respond to inquiries requesting an explanation. He also failed to disqualify entries that were reported as clearly not conforming to the rules. A fine high standard he set for future challenges and hosts.

Sorry, no donations to the fund to erect a monument in remembrance of the great Phil Askey will be coming from me.

Bit down on some gall lately, eh?

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Vandyu wrote:

That's funny, Phil. Thanks for dropping in and letting us know you're still around, even if it's just you're ghost!

could just be a cron job.

unless we see a photo of him holding a current newspaper, I'm thinking its just a cron job that wakes up every so often.

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Was I supposed to candy-coat that for you?

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In reply to Sturby, Nov 29, 2010

Let's see the shot you entered that was DQ'd. Otherwise it didn't happen.

Sturby wrote:

All the Phil Askey asskissing is enough to make me ill. Is it just jealousy and envy of his fame, money and toys or some redeeming characteristics that you admire?

I tend to use other measures of persons character and integrity. My only experience with Phil was as a participant in his challenge #4. ( http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=1790 )

He disqualified my entry based on some assumption that it was contrary to the rules and failed to give any explanation. He also failed to respond to inquiries requesting an explanation. He also failed to disqualify entries that were reported as clearly not conforming to the rules. A fine high standard he set for future challenges and hosts.

Sorry, no donations to the fund to erect a monument in remembrance of the great Phil Askey will be coming from me.

Cheers~!

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bikinchris wrote:

Let's see the shot you entered that was DQ'd. Otherwise it didn't happen.

Have a look at it right here:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=217627

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I hope it happened now.

Sturby wrote:

bikinchris wrote:

Let's see the shot you entered that was DQ'd. Otherwise it didn't happen.

Have a look at it right here:
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=217627

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In reply to Jim Lowell, Nov 29, 2010

I thought he was like Betty Crocker, or something.
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