GO! Smell Gareth in China!

Posted on March 22nd, 2008 by Jim

GO! Smell the flowers is now very difficult to access in China due to a censorship clampdown. ;(


Fellow founder Gareth in China has emailed us explaining his frustration of not be able to post comments or articles here. We suspect it maybe due to the censorship with recent GO!ngs on over Tibet. He sends his best regards and wishes he was involved for BLOG idol and we’ll be sending him periodic highlights of the GO!ngs on here and have decided to preserve his Founders status and hope he gets back with us soon.

Gareth’s wisdom and input here will be missed and we hope he finds a way to sneak under the radar or relocates to another part of the world for the sake of flowers! He has been a (*) to date and really helped shape the garden. We’ve agreed to cut n paste any comments relating to the internet in China right here as we keep him posted!

So, if you have any message for Gareth leave it in comments and tell us where do you think Gareth in China should jump on a plane and relocate to? For the benefit of GO! Smell the flowers, you understand!


Do tell, Gareth in ? We decide as a community – then he relocates! Problem over ;)

19 Responses to “GO! Smell Gareth in China!”

  1. I am missing GIC and wondering what had happened! Not good news for our flowers garden.

    I think Gareth should locate to the land of OZ!! I’m not being biased here, I believe he would fit right in with the culture and it may be somewhere he hasn’t had the opportunity to visit as yet! There are many Chinese here too so he wouldn’t miss china altogether… although the banned smoking pubs etc my be a problem :S

    Come back soon GIC……..

    Buzzing with Ange’s last blog post..Joe Vitale and His 15 Minute Miracle

    • aussiecynic says:

      just so long as he doesnt move to Sydney…. although there is china Town so he would havent miss anything and his new bride would feel right at home… you can get anything to do with China there…..

      Two votes for OZ

      aussiecynic’s last blog post..dynamite!

    • I have been to Australia, Melbourne and Cairns. I did some great diving on the barrier reef, absolutely awesome sights.
      Funnily enough last month I was talking to some guys in our company about a job in Melbourne however they decided on a different job spec to the one I had in mind and I have to stay here a while yet so I passed on it.

      GarethinChina’s last blog post..Xiang gang ying shi gan lan qiu qi ge ren- Hong Kong Rugby 7′s

  2. aussiecynic says:

    I was getting worried and dthought perhaps the earthquake the other night and the Tibet issues had caused the problem…..

    Jem can you please let Gareth know we are thinking of him and pleased he is OK!..
    I reckon if you moved to Oz he could utilise his environmental expertese with the CSIRO or one of the new companies open up with the new government living up to most of their environmental election promises…. lots of openings… and we are nice people….

    aussiecynic’s last blog post..dynamite!

  3. Taylor Blue says:

    Wow…I didn’t know that could happen…I guess I just take for granted that I’m able to go anywhere on the net.

    Taylor Blue’s last blog post..An Open Letter To Page Six.com

  4. Purple13 says:

    Heard our local chinky was looking for more staff – water’s safe and polution is definately lower.

    Sorry to hear GIC – Contact the BBC – Alan Whicker never had these problems… come to think of it – neither did Michael Palin but then he wasn’t expecting the spanish inquisition was he?

    Jonathan (aka Purple 13)

    Purple13′s last blog post..Pucker Up!

  5. Gareth on Mars says:

    It’s ok,they’ve got internet caf’s up here! Only got 1 blozot left to surf with,back soon!

  6. Dubai Guy says:

    It seems our proxy here in the UAE is quite liberal when compared to China :-)

    GIC, I am sure there are always ways to bypass the restrictions, hope you find a way around the ban :-)
    Dubai Guy’s last blog post..Domestic Help Needs Help

  7. Relocate
    Relocate…..just think of all the stuff you will have to write about.
    Well I do hope all things get cleared up…and that you’ll be back smelling the flowers with us all again real soon!

    Mighty Morgan’s last blog post..What if?

  8. Mike says:

    I’ve got a spare room mate! Going free to founders :-)
    Mike’s last blog post..Behind the Scenes: YouWriteOn.com Part 1 of 3

  9. Bridget Jones says:

    Nemo must be a sad little fish to lose his parrying partner! (I don’t dare use emoticons anymore, I cringe in advance at what may appear on the screen ha!)

    I don’t have to say it do I? With Gareth’s departure, Flowers has lost part of itself. There’s no other way to say it.

    Kid yourselves not, all of the potential new founders’ posts put together do not replace a Gareth-at-his-best in comments.

    This is a big loss. Truly. I think I will go lie down a little now.

    • Fertile Fish says:

      He’ll be back. A man of his caliber will doubtless be promoted to greater things in the 1st world soon, then you’ll wish he was still in China.

    • aussiecynic says:

      We are feeling his loss….

      flowers is almost greiving…..

      He will be back jsut as sson as Tibet is free and china has given up…. oh crap that could be a while…. come To OZ Gareth… no hassles here… mate…

      aussiecynic’s last blog post..Go speed Go!

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