Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BBW, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Hi you guys - Bill may we have a round of everyone's drink of choice?:biggrin:

    Although I haven't been as active as usual around the halls of Serious Compacts, I wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here in spirit the same as ever. That said, there's a lot more going on in my day to day life than usual and I need to step back even more... My family may be moving, and as you all know that requires quite a bit of energy.

    After talking it over with Amin, Bill and Mark, I've decided it's best for me to hand in my Administrator badge for now. Who knows what the future holds...if the move happens, and we're settled I may come back on as one of the team. However, no matter what, I shall always remain a devoted SC member. How could I not?! Some of us have known each other for almost what...three years? Or is it more? From my first venture onto Mu43 and being welcomed by the kindness, helpfulness and encouragement of Amin, Don and Brian the rise of Serious Compacts from its slumbers... This virtual world of fellow photographers has become much more than that, because many of us have actually become real friends.

    By stepping down from my administrative duties, I shall now be able to assuage my guilt :daz: and, perhaps, even find the time to post a few pictures more often? I promise that if the move works out, I'll be boring you all with the beauty of where we hope to move to.:wink:

    So...everyone belly up to the bar as the drinks are on the house! Final perk as an Admin, you know.:drinks:
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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Top Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    Good luck on the move, BB!
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Well, we'll's very early stages yet...but we have some readying to do right where we are first. Got to declutter!:biggrin:
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  4. I wondered if stuff might be happening for you, BB. Going to miss you being around :-/ dont stay away too long! and best of luck and good wishes for your move.
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  5. pictor

    pictor All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    BB, many thanks for your great work and all your engagement! And all your best for your future. May you use the free time you are going to get in exchange of your administrative duties for your own and your family's enjoyment and photographic work! But at now I wish you the best for your move.
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  6. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmmm I had a feeling this was coming ... so long as I still see you around, I'll be happy enough .
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  7. Thank you for all the support and good will you showed, BB! Of course you you'll dedicate more time to your family in this situation, but don't forget to participate here when the time allows!
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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Well you know what drink I'll be ordering BB, and I'll raise a glass of it to you later in the week. You'll be missed as a guiding hand on the tiller. Good luck with whatever transpires.

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  9. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    While I haven't been a member here for very long, I have already profited immensely from your always helpful and cheerful posts. I wish you the best in finding your ideal new home.
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    BB, thank you so much for all that you've done to make Serious Compacts a place which people find to be worth spending precious time. As I've told you before more than once, there would be no, and there would be no if it weren't for your contributions. I wish you always all the best and hope that being freed of all responsibility around these parts means that you'll continue to enjoy S.C. for a long while to come.
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  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Best of luck BB! It's been a true pleasure having you as a moderator, and I'm looking forward to your contributions as a regular member, reduced in number as they may be.
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  12. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    BB thank you for all that you do! Hope things settle out soon. Be safe and well.
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  13. BB, I'm pretty new here but in the short time I've been on the forum I've always enjoyed your posts, especially the friendly and encouraging tone with which they were written. Best wishes for your future.
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  14. cherrywood

    cherrywood Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Yes, BB, thanks for all you have done around here. You were a calming and charming voice around here. You will be missed .!!!!

    All the best, Dennis
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I think I'm going to download this thread for perpetuity...or at least until my time comes, "the roll is called up yonder", and our daughter can read this at my memorial service.:wink:

    Seriously, it is I who have to and want to thank you all... I actually feel a little bit sad but really it's not goodbye, it's just a different kind of day to day involvement. I am very grateful to have had the pleasure of being helpful.:grouphug:

    Where is our publican Bill?! Sleeping on the job no doubt, due to the time zone differences. Just help yourselves to the appropriate beverage of choice and enjoy yourselves.

    I'll keep you posted on the moving... We're not quite there yet, but fingers are crossed. So for the time being I'm still not just from but also still in New Yawk.:drinks:
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  16. chromatin64

    chromatin64 Veteran

    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Exciting times Beebs! Hope all goes well for you and you regain your full modding powers in the not-too-distant future!

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  17. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Good luck on the move BB, let us know if you need help moving :biggrin:
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  18. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh my goodness, this is exciting for you! Fingers crossed that it works out :) I'm going to wish you luck but not goodbye, nooooooo !
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  19. akulya

    akulya Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
    BB, you have been an administrator extraordinaire. It has been nearly three years since I stumbled along into this community (first at mu-43) and I have often wondered just how hard you must be working - your influence on these sites has been monumental.

    Best wishes, and good luck with the move - see you around I'm sure :)
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  20. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    I knew I shouldn't have clicked on a thread titled "changes"!!

    I will definitely miss you as an admin. I could always count on you to ban whomever I didn't like! It'll be tough not to have someone in my back pocket anymore. I suppose all the kickbacks were ultimately not enough to keep you around. Hehehe.

    Will miss you ... :sad010:

    ... as an admin.
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