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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:43
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So long, and thanks for all the fish...

As a number of you have already noticed, I have decided to step down from being a staff member.

I have been reassessing my personal life recently and the truth is that I need to spend more energy on both that and my own site which I cannot do with the amount of time that I find myself on here.

Stefan was the main reason that I became a mod here, and has been a source of encouragement throughout my time as staff, especially as it has been tough with issues in my personal life which have greatly affected me. Without him here as my rock, I cannot continue to keep the faith and use my time and energy on something that has no pleasure any longer for myself.

Like Stefan, this is a decision that did not happen overnight. But I have to admit, the final straw came when Stefan stepped down. As he was the only reason I ever accepted the Mod-ship (is that even a word?) and the only reason I stayed as long as I did, with his departure, I really don't feel I can contribute anything more to the org as the present time. Without him, all the fun and desire is gone out of it now for me.

While it has been fun and I have enjoyed my time as staff here, it has been gradually building to this decision for a number of weeks now. It is not a decision that I have come to lightly as I know that it will have an impact not just on the coding team, or the staff, but on the site as a whole. I've been staff for so long that I feel like part of the furniture now.

I leave with no regrets or anger, just relief and a much needed vacation.

Bob
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:45
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Thanks old man for hanging in there with us youngsters all this time and showing us what it means to walk up hill, both ways, in the snow, with no shoes, and only a glass milk bottle for company.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:46
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Originally Posted by Boofo
As a number of you have already noticed, I have decided to step down from being a staff member.

I have been reassessing my personal life recently and the truth is that I need to spend more energy on both that and my own site which I cannot do with the amount of time that I find myself on here.

Stefan was the main reason that I became a mod here, and has been a source of encouragement throughout my time as staff, especially as it has been tough with issues in my personal life which have greatly affected me. Without him here as my rock, I cannot continue to keep the faith and use my time and energy on something that has no pleasure any longer for myself.

Like Stefan, this is a decision that did not happen overnight. But I have to admit, the final straw came when Stefan stepped down. As he was the only reason I ever accepted the Mod-ship (is that even a word?) and the only reason I stayed as long as I did, with his departure, I really don't feel I can contribute anything more to the org as the present time. Without him, all the fun and desire is gone out of it now for me.

While it has been fun and I have enjoyed my time as staff here, it has been gradually building to this decision for a number of weeks now. It is not a decision that I have come to lightly as I know that it will have an impact not just on the coding team, or the staff, but on the site as a whole. I've been staff for so long that I feel like part of the furniture now.

I leave with no regrets or anger, just relief and a much needed vacation.

Bob
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:47
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Eek, I hope more people don't step down

You were a great help and admin
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:47
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You will be missed, I hope you will continue to be active so we can still have a good laugh and enjoy whats left of the "old community"

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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:48
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Im really sorry, that you have stept down. But i am happy that you are staying as a member.
Enjoy your life and i wish you the best.
You are a really good man, sir. And i am happy to het to know you.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:49
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Originally Posted by Reeve of shinra
Thanks old man for hanging in there with us youngsters all this time and showing us what it means to walk up hill, both ways, in the snow, with no shoes, and only a glass milk bottle for company.
And we were THANKFUL for that glass milk bottle. :cross-eyed:
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:50
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Who will I direct all my old jokes to now? :/

It will not be the same without you Boofo, and it's been great working with you.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:51
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Originally Posted by gio~logist
I know for a fact you will be missed a great deal and the atomosphere here will never be the same without you.....

this
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:51
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Please, say you will stay here as a member?
You lighten things really up here.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:53
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Good luck in your endeavors Boofo.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 18:53
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Boofo, you will be missed here as you know. You were a big part of the site for me. I got out of coding a long time ago, but enjoyed the company of many here. I consider you as good of a friend as anyone can be on the internet. ( it's a long trip to go hunting with you ) I hope you stay in touch. You have my contact info and of course if there is anything I can ever do to help, you know it is here.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 19:02
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So you retired?

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Old 09 Jun 2006, 19:03
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Good luck with your future endeavors.

And 10+ points for the reference to Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 19:09
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Sorry to see you go Booby, but I'm sure that we will talk lots on IM and stuff so you can't escape

Seriously though, it's not going to be the same without you on staff. You're like the comfy sofa, always there and apart from getting a bit older and frayed round the edges, the type you never want to get rid of.
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