Foxy's Community Post #16 (A fond farewell)
by, 3rd Aug 2012 at 11:49 PM (1517 Views)
It's this time of the week again... and it's a big one. Get ready for things to get emotional.
Grey Knightmare, one of the founders of the site and long time technical administrator has decided to step down from the everypony staff. His reasons are his own, so all I can do is say goodbye. So... goodbye... but that's just not enough. Not for you. Not for such a long standing staff member. Oh no, this is going to be all out. So before I bore you all with my speech, some words from the other staff members.
Originally Posted by ThePoeticPonyOriginally Posted by mike406Originally Posted by YamiookamiI'm sure the other staff will make their comments in the appropriate places. Now, for me...Originally Posted by Lightning Mustang
When I first came here, I met you on the radio. Finding out you ran this place, I was amazed you'd even talk to us guys all casually, making sure things were ok. I've not had much experience with chats and forums, but I rarely ever got the chance to talk to an administrator on a website. When you accepted my application to be DJ, I was overjoyed, I wanted to work and make this place awesome. As time went on, as events happened, I could see what kind of leader you were, and I knew that the site would always be on the right path with you in charge. When you made me an admin, I couldn't believe it. I always thought myself unworthy of the role, yet strived to be all I could be. Time went on, events happened and suddenly I was thrust in charge of the site. I admit that I got overwhelmed. I made mistakes which cost us dearly, both on and off the site. You returned to the staff to make sure the technical aspects were kept in place, but I still turned to you for advice. You always told me what I needed to hear, made sure I thought about everything and didn't jump the gun, nor leave things too late. Thank you. Thank you for everything. For the advice, the friendship, the inspiration and the memories. Thank you for leading this site, and I promise on behalf of the entire staff that we will care for it with all the hope and effort that you put into it, and then some, just for you.
Don't worry though, everypony, he's assured us his stepping down is from the staff only. Still expect him to frequent the site and its various areas!
With the loss of Grey, there is a third admin spot that has been left clear. Talking with Grey and Berry, we have decided the best choice is ZEPHYR. So please, congratulate Zephyr on his new role in the big boy horse shoes. Berry, Zephyr and I are working hard to ensure that the site and the staff becomes the best it can be, so if you have any troubles or suggestions, don't hesitate to send them to one of us.
I'd also like us to congratulate Mike406! He has won the Cheerilee's Gold Star award for the Staff for the month of July! His work for the site in both the technical aspects and his attention to the sites discussions has truly shown he's earned it!
Finally, a quick shoutout for Zephyr and Bounty from Lightning Mustang (SoulEmber) for helping out with his first DJ shift!
Regular community posting continues next week. Until then everypony.