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  1. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Well, here it is. My 4000th post is here and I decided to post a little info about me. I've been a moderator here on oforum since basically the begining of the forum. Some people tend to think I am too secretive in the industry, but I have never really felt that way. However, I felt I'd give a little info about myself:

    1-I really am flattered over the years to see how many people I have inspired to start collecting or get into the Oakley brand through my early youtube video days when collecting wasn't so widespread.

    2-I am frequently asked on my youtube videos and on here to see certain models/lenses worn (showing my face) and I have almost always refused to do so because of my job.

    3-As alot of you know now, I am a police officer and have been for about 14 years. Because of this, I rarely ever show my face on the internet where it is open to public view due to a high profile incident I was involved in many years ago. I do accept some friends on FB and show it there, but not on public videos or public open forums.

    4-Over the years, I've probably had about 2000 pairs, but divorces both times have forced me to selloff twice in 16 years....damn women haha!! I currently have about 110 pair.

    5-I am always available to answer any questions and try to help as much as possible. My specialty, at least according to me is O matter and specifically square O frames. I actually do not like xmetals at all. I could probably say I hate them.

    6-I'd really like to thank @OakleyBoss for the opportunity to assist in serving this community among so many others that help this forum run. Specific mention should also be given to the countless other members that have helped me in my endeavor as a collector also. These people include, but are not limited to @qtrain23 @jonoyong @GRFMotorsports @dr.chop and as always Dann who has been an inspiration to me over the years. I'm sure I missed several, but those few came to mind.

    7-I am a HUGE car nut!! Probably moreso than an Oakley nut. I have a 2013 white 2SS/RS Camaro 1LE track edition and a new 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 track edition. Cars are my passion, Oakley is my hobby, law enforcement is my job!

    8-Oil Rigs are by far my favorite frame of Oakleys. I also like the Batwolf, Fuel Cell and Antix. The Hijinx and Gascan come in also. I have a few Pit Boss and a C Six with factory cut black iridium polarized lenses that I'm very partial to!

    9-My Whoisthiskid? Hijinx is still one of my favorite all time pairs!

    10-My go to pairs are usually either one of several custom Oil Rigs I have or my Thin Blue Line Antix. \

    11-The new Oakley Turbine is the pair I am most anticipating.

    12-Thanks again to everyone on this forum that keeps it going. Here's to another 40000 posts!

    13-If you have any questions or wanna know anything else....lemme know. I may or MAY NOT answer!
     
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  2. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Congratulations on reaching 4,000 posts, thanks for all you do!
     
  3. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Congratulations on the milestone! Forgot that you're a mod. Thanks for what you do, even though I didn't have a clue until now.
     
  4. ptownphil

    ptownphil Oakley Hoarder Premium Member

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    Congrats on 4k! Its guys like you that paves the way for guys like me and Im very grsteful for that. My wallet begs to differ thou.:D
     
  5. STavros

    STavros Land of the Gods and ....Molon Lave

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    Congratulations Stephen for touching 4000 posts especially when all of them is either useful thinking or piece of advise to someone and not just postings for posting.I would like to thank you for your service in this forum and i will have to admit that i admire u for doing such a useful service as a job.Helping and protecting ur fellow man is one of the most meaningful things to do.I also have been inspired by your videos and many of my questions had been answered from them as well.Be safe and happy man.Oh and yes u know that i love ur wheels ;)
     
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  6. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Congrats that is a milestone
     
  7. BAPD77

    BAPD77 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I'm one of the few "global" moderators that can moderate anything on the forum. Most moderators are specific to a certain section. However, I don't do it with a "heavy hand" anymoe. People tend to frown on that :D!
     
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  8. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    What's your youtube channel, @BAPD77?
     
  9. OakleyBoss

    OakleyBoss Moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Great post, loved reading about all your interests on and off the board! No reason to thank me!

    First off I want to thank @BAPD77 for not only helping this forum run by being a moderator, but also for joining this site when it was nothing. As evidenced by his user ID, he was the 24th member on OakleyForum.com and no doubt one of the major reasons we are here today. Even when we had ~30 members and only a few posts, a large collector like himself saw the potential and continued to engage in discussions!

    Thank you for your contribution to this community!
     
  10. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    Still believe in marriage? o_O