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Admin comings and goings

Post by Queequeg » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 pm

You may have noticed that Admin_PC aka PorkChop stepped down as site administrator.

We are all grateful for his service to the community for the last few years. Change is constant, and he felt it was time to move on. Big round of applause.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
:cheers: :group:

We are pleased to announce, before he changes his mind, that Grigoris has volunteered for the thankless job.

Thank you, Greg, for taking on the responsibilities! You'll make a wonderful pinata!

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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Miroku » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:31 pm

Congrats Grigoris. Hope you have fun. :D
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by DNS » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:23 pm

:cheers:

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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Grigoris » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Thanks to PC for his great work all these years.

It will take a little time to familiarise myself with the tools, so if the board crashes completely and all the posts vanish into the darkest recesses of the web, you will at least know why it happened... :?
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Dan74 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:58 am

The First Commandment of Forum Admins: Back up thy database daily.

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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Mantrik » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 am

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Thanks to PC for his great work all these years.

It will take a little time to familiarise myself with the tools, so if the board crashes completely and all the posts vanish into the darkest recesses of the web, you will at least know why it happened... :?
Trained in frying databases by Esangha and McDonald's - what could possibly go wrong? :twothumbsup:
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Ayu » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:14 pm

The name "Admin Greg" reminds me of Starship Enterprise :thinking: ... maybe because it has the same sound-rhythm as "Captain Kirk".

Anyhow, CONGRATS for taking responsibility and BEST WISHES.

*bunch of flowers & a cake*
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by joy&peace » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 pm

How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you.
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Grigoris » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 pm

joy&peace wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 pm
How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you.
How did I get to be admin? Let me see...

Involvement in online Sanghas since 2007?

Three stints as moderator during my nine year membership here?

Close to 20,000 posts (some of which are actually useful and generally on-topic)?

A keen interest in Dharma theory and practice?

My stunning good looks? :tongue:

My aggression and disrespectfulness are possibly my two best qualities. :rolling:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Ayu » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:55 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 pm
joy&peace wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 pm
How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you.
How did I get to be admin? Let me see...

Involvement in online Sanghas since 2007?

Three stints as moderator during my nine year membership here?

Close to 20,000 posts (some of which are actually useful and generally on-topic)?

A keen interest in Dharma theory and practice?

My stunning good looks? :tongue:
Plus longterm survivor as a mod. :thumbsup:

Joy&Peace, these real men with beards are differently than us flower children... Though they have a rough shell there's a heart of gold inside. :sage:
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Mantrik » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:48 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 pm
joy&peace wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 pm
How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you.
How did I get to be admin? Let me see...

Involvement in online Sanghas since 2007?

Three stints as moderator during my nine year membership here?

Close to 20,000 posts (some of which are actually useful and generally on-topic)?

A keen interest in Dharma theory and practice?

My stunning good looks? :tongue:

My aggression and disrespectfulness are possibly my two best qualities. :rolling:
This being a Buddhist forum and all, ya gotta mention Karma Vipaka - its' all her fault! ;)
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Re: Admin comings and goings

Post by Punya » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:41 am

joy&peace wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:24 pm
How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you.
If you look back at Greg's posts over time I think you can see he has mellowed. Proving that things don't stay the same. In addition, he has as a no-nonsense approach when needed. A very good quality in moderating internet fora I would have thought. I also suspect Ayu is right about the seemingingly rough exterior and the heart of gold.
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