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Two years...

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:26 pm
by Saturn
I can't believe it - today I've been on this board for two years :D

It's been a rollercoaster two years in my life and half of it has ended up on here in one way or another so this site has been a very important constant to me [apologies to those who have put up with my Janus-like moods - you know who you are!].

I may not post as much, write as much as I did in those days but since having the honour to be chosen by Thilo to be the administrator of this board I have taken a real pride in this 'job' and am delighted that there is a new, vibrant community on this forum which has raised the level of debate and creativity to a very high level indeed.

So thanks to all who welcomed me two years ago, and those who have supported and encouraged me since and those who today appreciate my humble contributions.

I couldn't do it without you people - thanks for giving an intellectual and spiritual home to a lost soul. :P

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:50 pm
by Malia
Saturn, thank *you* for keeping this board going through active times and slow times. I want to especially thank you for the things you've done for me, personally: Posting my pics of Keats House and getting all of them organized! Making my idea of posting audio files of Keats's poems/letters a reality with your putfile site--and growing that idea to include any Keats-inspired audiofile (I'm thinking of the lovely musical tributes to Keats we can enjoy!); and posting audiofiles I e-mail to you. That goes well above and beyond the call of duty :) Your message-thread ideas are wonderful and go a long way to help keeping this site alive. Mahalo a nui loa!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:01 am
by dks
Here, here. Ditto around the village...

I haven't been on here long, but I'm happy to be scalloped by the likes of you--we are lucky to have you administering, to be sure.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:12 am
by Despondence
And the village idiot sends his thanks and congrats also :)

"...fooor he's a jolly good feeelloow..."

(I'm just posting all this junk to get to my 400th post today, and then I can celebrate too)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:15 am
by Saturn
Despondence wrote:And the village idiot sends his thanks and congrats also :)

"...fooor he's a jolly good feeelloow..."

(I'm just posting all this junk to get to my 400th post today, and then I can celebrate too)


Woohoo - a double celebration :lol:

Most of my post count is spam you realise - our idea of the ranking system didn't quite come off, did it Despondence? :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:09 am
by dks
Even more of a reason to fill the glass and revel with "purple stained mouth!"

:P :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:11 am
by dks
"Village idiot?" Despondence! *saying in girly whiny tone* :lol: :roll:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:30 am
by Credo Buffa
Happy two years, Saturn! Here's to another two :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:30 am
by Saturn
Thanks guys :D

Congratulations, Saturn, for your two years of dedication.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:50 pm
by jamiano
Dear Saturn,

Thank you for the past 2 years of effective leadership as
The John Keats.com administrator. I've enjoyed your posts; always humble,informative, and lyrical. Any visit to this site is one of joy and wonder, a dear welcome into the realm of the imagination.
The aim of the creative endeavor is to comfort humanity.
Cheers, to you ,for all the voyages; and for steering me towards tranquility.

peace,
jamiano


:D


'Bright star'

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,


John Keats

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:45 pm
by Saturn
Thank you jamiano for your kind words - every post of yours is like a rare but delicate flower, which, when opened has a poetic truth and compact beauty to it.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:41 am
by Credo Buffa
Saturn wrote:Thank you jamiano for your kind words - every post of yours is like a rare but delicate flower, which, when opened has a poetic truth and compact beauty to it.

I'm sorry, but I just about spit all over my monitor just now. . .

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:51 am
by Saturn
:shock:

Sorry I wasn't being facetious - I meant it - you haven't read jamiano's pms to me.

He/she is totally sincere.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:40 pm
by Fortuna
Congrats Stephen. :) You've been one of the most friendly admins I've had the pleasure to meet. Your presence has certainly made these forums a wonderfully warm and vibrant place to be for me every evening.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:57 pm
by Saturn
Aw shucks - thanks Fortuna.

All this is new to me - I'm making this up as I go along.

What you read is what you get with me.
I try my best to be earnest sincere, helpful and well-meaning.

I'm just glad you guys feel I am approchable and helpful to you.

I've been on some forums where the mods/admins are really remote and scary almost. I swore thyat if ever I became an admin or a mod I would not be like those people.

Remember I am just a facilitator, not really an initiator.
I'm here to cater for your needs, not my own [welll maybe sometimes :wink:].

The Feedback section is there if there's any changes you wish to see or any criticsms [good or bad] you would like to make.