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Offline Louie

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A goodbye and a welcome
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:24:17 AM »
Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Webster's doesn't define me coming on board as a mod here eight or nine years ago, because that's not how a dictionary works. At some point, many of my beloved old colleagues left, after which I had the pleasure to work with a new team of fantastic people: AQB24712, DG, Rai and The Irreverend. [EDIT:] And of course the often unsung (by me, dickhead that I am) heroes of the tech team: Belgarath, The Latinist and Wastrel. Together with them, I had the privilege to keep an eye on a place where interesting discussion and spirited debate can be found, and to ensure that it is, in spite of the occasional hiccup, a decent spot to hang out in for many.

The biggest part of what makes this forum are you, its members. I would like to thank you all for your support, your patience and your thought-provoking posts.

I should probably have led with this, but I'm leaving you. No, let me get this out: it's not you, it's me. Things have changed. I'm really busy at work. There's no other forum, there really isn't. No other forum could ever touch me like you touched me, but you know things haven't been the same between us, baby.

Because the endless cycle of death and rebirth lies at the very core of what makes this pagan hive of ours tick, another will profit from my passing. That other is Harry Black, whom you know and love, and who has, graciously and avariciously, taken up the Banhammer of State, swearing to wield it justly against those who trespass on The Rules a bunch of times and don't wise up after a suspension. And to bask in the attentions of our hordes of groupies. For he is mod - mod, mod mod. I'm confident that he'll do great.

My star shines way too brightly to fade into obscurity completely (I've had it bleached), so I'll probably pop in every once in a while as a civilian. I'll sit in the shade with the other old men, drink coffee and bitch about how things just aren't the same.

See you around,
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 12:34:59 PM by Louie »
"It can't end like this. Tell them I said something." - Pancho Villa's last words (1923).

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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 11:39:08 AM »
Congratulations, Harry!
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 12:03:44 PM »
Thanks and farewell.

« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 12:16:31 PM by Friendly Angel »
Amend and resubmit.

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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 12:13:01 PM »
Congratulations to both of you!
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 12:21:10 PM »
Thanks, Louie, and all the other mods, for making this a great place to hang out and chat. And I'm sure Harry will be an excellent mod.

And while I'm at it, thanks also to the technical team for keeping the forum running so smoothly.
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 12:22:29 PM »
Thanks for everything Louie!

Thanks for the well wishes guys!

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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 06:45:39 PM »
Sorry to see you (sort of) go Louie. Congratulations Harry.

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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 07:22:28 PM »
Congrats on life being more interesting and consuming than this dump, Louie!  :laugh: ;) :P
Congrats then to Harry for not having enough of an interesting life?  :-*

All that to say, I think we're in good hands.
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
Thanks Louie for all that you have done. 

Congrats Harry for joining the Banhammers.
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 10:47:22 AM »
All the best Louie in whatever you do. Congratulations Harry! A fine choice. 
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 10:54:09 AM »
So long and thanks for all you do Louie.
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 09:42:12 AM »
Congrats Harry and best of luck Louie.

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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 12:15:20 PM »
You have made me proud that I picked you as my successor, Louie. Thank you for all your work.

Congratulations, sucker! Harry!  ;D
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Re: A goodbye and a welcome
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
Congratulations Harry!

Good Luck Louie!