MOD Be excellent to each other...

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Apr 22, 2000
    star 7
    Dear Jedi Council,

    As some of you may have noticed, I have been away from the boards for a little while. The truth is, I recently lost my job and I decided to take a much-needed mental break from everything. Since then, I've come to realize that life is leading me in some other directions, and while I still love this place, it is probably best for me to step away from my position as Head Admin. I realized recently that I have been Head Admin for over 4 years now, and a mod for 5, which totally blew me away. But I believe it is time for someone else to take the reigns.

    It's been a fun ride, to say the least. From getting thrown into the fire as a JCC Mod, to stepping up as Comms Admin a few months later, and ultimately carrying the torch as Head Admin, I've enjoyed serving as a leader on these boards and I like to think I've made a difference. I'd be lying if I said I've enjoyed every minute of it, because this job certainly isn't always puppies and rainbows. It's far more difficult than you think unless you've experienced it. But overall, I will look back on this as a very positive experience.

    So where do we go from here? Luckily, there are already 4 JC admins, and after discussing things amongst ourselves, we have decided with 100% agreement that @Ramza will step up to be the next Head Admin. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job. @JoinTheSchwarz will continue as the Comms Admin, and @LAJ_FETT will continue to be the Tech Admin.

    All that said, fear not my friends. You have not gotten rid of me just yet. It is obvious this place still needs a lot of work to update Xenforo and add all those board features we've been talking about since the new boards opened. It has been decided that I will stay on in a tech support role, along the lines of Zerosleep back in the day. I will not have any involvement in any day-to-day board operations, but rather deal solely with the board software and major technical issues.

    Lastly, I want to thank every single mod, admin, RSA, and GSA I've worked with over the years. Modding the JC is definitely a team effort, and I never would have had any success if it weren't for all of you. You have my greatest respect and admiration.

    So, my friends, in the words of Bill and Ted: Be excellent to each other, and...

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    Last edited by Grimby, Apr 4, 2014
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Aug 19, 2003
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    This is somehow even more upsetting than the simultaneous lovefest we are having in Mod Squad. Which is why I will not sing those heartfelt Richard Marx lyrics to you out here in public. You know how I feel about you. I have expressed it through the love we share at IHOP. The other feeling is the Itis from eating at IHOP.
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  3. Grimby Technical Consultant

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  4. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2002
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    Thank you for all your hard work, Grimby!

    I hope you manage to get another job soon. You have been one of the three most senior Boards people for as long as I have known of you.

    And Ramza, blimey, well done.
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  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Apr 27, 2005
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    Best of luck @Grimby, it's good to know you're not going away completely.

    @Ramza - Congrats. May your administration be fair and shine a bright light on these boards as we continue on into the sequel trilogy era.
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  6. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 1999
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    @Grimby best of luck on the next leg of your RL journey.

    Hope to see you around the boards frequently- it's MUCH more fun after you step down. I'd go as far as saying it's puppies and rainbows.
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  7. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Dec 11, 2000
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    Well deserved promotion for Ramza. Good luck with everything, Grimby.
  8. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    @Grimby I'm sure there'll be better times for you ahead... don't get too down.


    @Ramza #MathMania has reached the highest levels of power here on the JC! :p
  9. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    Excellent choice... congrats, Ramza.

    Later, Grimby.
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  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Jun 29, 2003
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    You were good folk, Grimbles. Don't be a stranger.

    RamzaStanza... yeah that'll do. IIRC he was actually one of the semi-conscious bots in MS.
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  11. halibut Chosen One

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    Aug 27, 2000
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    It was a pleasure working with you :)
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  12. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    Great promotion for Ramza indeed. Grimby, don't be a stranger.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
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    Sorry to see you go, Grimby. It was a pleasure working with you.

    Congrats, Ramza.
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  14. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    I know me stepping down broke your heart Grimby, but this is too much! Your heart will go on I promise! :p=((

    Ok, enough silliness. I have truly enjoyed working with you and for you over the years, I know you have been more than appreciated by those of us who know the work you have put in. Thank you, it's not enough, but it's all I got right now. THANK YOU! [face_love]
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  15. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Thanks, everyone. It's been fun. :)
  16. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

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    Apr 18, 2005
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    @Ramza Congratulations on the promotion. You deserve it. I know You'll do an excellent job.

    @Grimby Sorry to see you step down, but I understand. All good things must end. Just don't be a stranger, and visit the JCF as often as you can, Glorious Grimby. I hope that you get a new job, and that it's better than the one you lost.

    [:D]
    (to you, Grimby), And as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans use to say,

    "Happy trails to you."

    :)
    Last edited by Rainbow Knight Star, Apr 11, 2014
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  17. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    Sad to see you step-down, Grimbo, but best of luck with all your new adventures. :)
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  18. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Aug 10, 2001
    star 7
    Just catching up with the news.

    I think you did a great job as Head Admin Grimby - Especially guiding the JC through it's biggest ever upheval when we moved to Xenforo. It could all have gone horribly, horribly wrong without a head admin that really knew what they was doing.

    Congrats and enjoy your retirement. :)

    Oh and congrats to Ramza of course. :D
    Last edited by G-FETT, Apr 24, 2014
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  19. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    Aug 18, 2002
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    @Ramza i look forward to your reign of terror

    if you need advice/logistical help organizing the pogroms, i am always here for you. but im sure you'll do just fine
    Last edited by Rogue_Ten, Apr 29, 2014
  20. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    No one has been in here to welcome you to the Old Admin's Home? Pah.

    Here's a margarita and a chaise.

    You did a great job! I'm sure you'll be missed. Ramza, I don't know you that well, but your name is familiar - good luck to you! I'm sure you'll be awesome!
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  21. Darkslayer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2013
    star 4
    Just saw this, I can't say that I know Grimby very well, but I appreciate him and all the other mods and admins keeping the boards in fantastic shape. Good luck with wherever life takes you Grimby!
  22. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Oct 28, 2004
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    Thank you for your work here, Grimby! I hope that you find absolute happiness in life
  23. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    See, that's what happens when Comms has no drama, you don't know what's going on.

    Bye Ben and thanks for all you've done.
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  24. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Dec 11, 2000
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    This is probably one of those things that should've been announced board-wide instead of just Comms. :p
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