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Moderator/s Stepping Down

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Post by Kurieuo » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:49 pm

Several moderators will be stepping down. Not sure when, as some will be leaving sooner than others, so...

Let me be the first to announce that I am stepping down. My powers will soon be stripped. The running of the board is now in Hana's safe hands.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this board over the years and helped me to develop the views and positions I currently have. No doubt, lurkers from the distant past who no longer post, may re-visit and get to read this. It really is just time for me to move on, but I'll check in here and there.

Wish everyone the best and hope to see the board grow further without the quality becoming diluted. My focus was always on helping to grow a quality board rather than quantity. The diversity of opinion has increased, but despite this the quality of posters who are now here and who have contributed in the past look second to none.

All the best!

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Re: Moderator/s Stepping Down

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Post by neo-x » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:36 pm

Wishing you the best K, thank you for keeping this place tidy and up and running, you did a great job. :clap:
It would be a blessing if they missed the cairns and got lost on the way back. Or if
the Thing on the ice got them tonight.

I could only turn and stare in horror at the chief surgeon.
Death by starvation is a terrible thing, Goodsir, continued Stanley.
And with that we went below to the flame-flickering Darkness of the lower deck
and to a cold almost the equal of the Dante-esque Ninth Circle Arctic Night
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Re: Moderator/s Stepping Down

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Post by Silvertusk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 am

Thank you K.

Will miss your insight and calm reasoning. You new rank suits you.

Silvertusk.

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Post by Byblos » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:01 am

Let me be the second then to announce that I too am stepping down. Like K, I feel it's just time to make room for fresh blood. My time as a mod here has allowed me to grow spiritually beyond my wildest expectations. I hope and pray that I was able to contribute a tiny fraction in return.

Those who I've agreed with over the years, know that you have helped me sharpen my beliefs. Those who've disagreed with me (and there were many), know that I am forever grateful for your honesty and look forward to continue disagreeing without the perceived threat of authority hanging over my head.

Thank you all,

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Post by PaulSacramento » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:41 am

You guys will still be posting though, right?

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Post by Byblos » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:54 am

PaulSacramento wrote:You guys will still be posting though, right?
This place is my Hotel California. :mrgreen:
Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

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Post by RickD » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:29 am

Kurieuo wrote:Several moderators will be stepping down. Not sure when, as some will be leaving sooner than others, so...

Let me be the first to announce that I am stepping down. My powers will soon be stripped. The running of the board is now in Hana's safe hands.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this board over the years and helped me to develop the views and positions I currently have. No doubt, lurkers from the distant past who no longer post, may re-visit and get to read this. It really is just time for me to move on, but I'll check in here and there.

Wish everyone the best and hope to see the board grow further without the quality becoming diluted. My focus was always on helping to grow a quality board rather than quantity. The diversity of opinion has increased, but despite this the quality of posters who are now here and who have contributed in the past look second to none.

All the best!
Kurieuo,

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Even though you are stepping down as a moderator, I hope you will still be sticking around to post. You have been a very important part of making this board what it is today. y>:D<
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Re: Moderator/s Stepping Down

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Post by RickD » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:41 am

Byblos wrote:Let me be the second then to announce that I too am stepping down. Like K, I feel it's just time to make room for fresh blood. My time as a mod here has allowed me to grow spiritually beyond my wildest expectations. I hope and pray that I was able to contribute a tiny fraction in return.

Those who I've agreed with over the years, know that you have helped me sharpen my beliefs. Those who've disagreed with me (and there were many), know that I am forever grateful for your honesty and look forward to continue disagreeing without the perceived threat of authority hanging over my head.

Thank you all,

John.
Byblos,

I want to thank you for your patience with me, and the humility you have demonstrated towards me in all of our discussions. Especially the ones where we have vehemently disagreed. Thank you for taking the time to address all of my concerns, and thanks for hitting me over the head and waking me up when I needed it.

I look forward to many more open and honest discussions with you in the future.

I'm glad to call you a Brother in Christ, and a friend. y>:D<
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Re: Moderator/s Stepping Down

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Post by Canuckster1127 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 am

I too will be stepping down as moderator, although I've promised to stick around a little later than the other just to help the newer mods transition. I will not be leaving the board. I've been a mod for 6 years and my participation has waned the last while below what I think someone on the moderating team should maintain and I think it's important for "new blood" to become involved and there are a lot of committed people who deserve that opportunity to serve.

Just to assure everyone here, while it's unusual to have several step down at one time, there's nothing unusual taking place behind the scenes. It's just time for several of us and it's a good time to transition with several who are willing to take on that role and there being no major issues taking place.

I am grateful as well for this board and those who participate, both current and past. This has been and will remain as I revert to simple community member, a place where I have been challenged as well as free to share and it contributes to my life and spiritual growth and for that I am very grateful.

You're not rid of me yet, but I will stepping down over the next month. ;)
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Post by August » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:47 am

I will also be stepping down as moderator. This was my second stint as a moderator in my time here, and I am thankful for the opportunities I had to contribute.

To echo what the other ex-moderators said, the board was a blessing to me for many years and helped me grow in my faith and apologetic. It offers a great environment for Christians to interact without the distraction of the Dawkinsian kindergarten atheists.

I will also add that it has one of the strongest prayer communities I've ever seen, and that we witnessed many a miracle here, not necessarily just because of the prayers offered here, of course, but I do believe it contributed. As Christians we are told to share our burdens, so I want to encourage you to do so, also here.

May God bless all of you.

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Post by RickD » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:59 am

You guys are killing me! I haven't been this sad since Seinfeld went off the air. :crying:
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Post by B. W. » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:06 am

August wrote:I will also be stepping down as moderator. This was my second stint as a moderator in my time here, and I am thankful for the opportunities I had to contribute.

To echo what the other ex-moderators said, the board was a blessing to me for many years and helped me grow in my faith and apologetic. It offers a great environment for Christians to interact without the distraction of the Dawkinsian kindergarten atheists.

I will also add that it has one of the strongest prayer communities I've ever seen, and that we witnessed many a miracle here, not necessarily just because of the prayers offered here, of course, but I do believe it contributed. As Christians we are told to share our burdens, so I want to encourage you to do so, also here.

May God bless all of you.

August
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Post by neo-x » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:30 am

Bart, Byb, August,

You have all done a great great job here. I haven't seen such a nice board, yet, which I know you all took great care to maintain and keep it that way. My sincere thanks to you and best wishes. I learnt a lot from all of you for which I am gratefull.

Though you guys are stepping down, I sure do hope that you will stick around and be here, time to time.
It would be a blessing if they missed the cairns and got lost on the way back. Or if
the Thing on the ice got them tonight.

I could only turn and stare in horror at the chief surgeon.
Death by starvation is a terrible thing, Goodsir, continued Stanley.
And with that we went below to the flame-flickering Darkness of the lower deck
and to a cold almost the equal of the Dante-esque Ninth Circle Arctic Night
without.


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Post by 1over137 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:23 pm

This is indeed a nice board. Thank you for all your work here.

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Post by 1over137 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:34 pm

RickD wrote:You guys are killing me! I haven't been this sad since Seinfeld went off the air. :crying:
People use to say: "Something ends but something new begins."

Don't be sad Rick, you have me now. :mrgreen:
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