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Alex Mann

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Hello there,

I've only been a member for a few days, and had posted the grand total of about 6 messages before I noticed the introductions page and thought I'd better make use of it.
This has got to be just about the biggest (and best!) Titanic site around! Originally came on to do a bit of genealogy research for my Mum and was lost in the depths for three hours or so before I even considered making a start on what she wanted to know.
I guess, like many other newbies, I thought myself a bit of a top-dog on Titanic trivia until I dropped by the message boards. I take it all back! The depth of knowledge here is amazing and I was doubly impressed to find that the legendary Ken Marschall occasionally drops by the message board to share some of his discoveries and thoughts with us. (Also noticed around 3100+ posts for Michael Standart - maximum respect there Mr S! - thanks for taking the time to contribute to my offerings)
I've already learnt a lot (and had quite a few laughs) in my travels around the board so keep up the good work, folks, and I'll try to keep up with you!

All the best,
Alex
 
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Hello Alex!

I know what you mean about being "lost in the depths"! I long ago lost count of the number of times I've stopped to "have a quick look" at something on this board only to find myself many hours later engrossed in the latest of a chain of threads or checking something out in the main area. It's a fantastic place to indulge a love of history, culture, and indeed good debate between respected experts.

I wish you many happy hours of research and entertainment!

cheers,

bob
 
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Hi Alex, if anything I offered helped you out in any way, then I'm happy to hear it. As much as I learn here every day, I figure it's a reasonable exchange. It's pretty easy to get lost in the site. The index alone has links to all kinds of references, and Phil Hind does a helluva job putting it all toghether and keeping it together.

There are all kinds of researchers who hang out on the board and who regularly contribute to the impressive base of articles and information that's collected here. If you're interested in all things Titanic, you've come to the right place. Welcome aboard!

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

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Alex is the Mann [sic] we have to thank for revamping that slightly tatty sinking animation I did several years ago. Thanks Alex!

I'm now trying to persuade him to use his skils to do an animation of the "New York incident".

If anyone has specialist knowledge of the exact sequence of events perhaps you could communicate them to Alex or myself. We are particularly interested in working out overhead views of the individual vessels involved and an accurate layout of the docks at that time.
 
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For anyone new to the board Phil is referring to the ship called New York where there was an incident where the Titanic and the ship New York nearly collided back in 1912. Not the 2001 incident.

Just thought I'd clarify. People looking for Jack and Rose here may not understand all that technical talk.

Maureen.
 
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And hello Alex! Welcome to the board. Sounds like you are a great person to have around here.

Look forward to reading your posts.
Maureen.
 

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There goes Eric again. Trying to get in good with the higher-ups!
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(just kidding of course, Sir!)
 
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Alex Mann

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Hello again,

Thanks, Phil, for the billing. I thought that I would just squeeze myself quietly in without mentioning that I muscled my way into your good books by providing a new 'sinking animation'. Like I said, it was a real pleasure and a bloody large privelage for me that you were so pleased with it and I am (when I have a spare moment) straining the brain to come up with a half decent 'New York Incident' animation (I'm stuck on portraying a decent sea from top-down at the moment!) Unfortunately, due to work constraints etc, I can't be browsing the boards half as much as I want to (I spend my life staring at a computer screen too much than is good for me(Radiation - apparently!)) but I'm sure, with the help of you guys in the know, Philip and myself will cook up a good media clip for the NY incident shortly.
All the best,
Alex

PS:- Thanks for the offer Erik, I'll be sending you a list (a very, very long list!!) for help on this one. No kidding!
Cheers All......
 
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