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Thread: End of an Era: December 31, 2012

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    Montage, s'il vous plait? Raiders's Avatar
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    End of an Era: December 31, 2012

    December 31, 2012 will be my last day as the admin here. On New Year's Day 2013, I will no longer host the site. I may no longer post here, though I will probably be around time-to-time. I just no longer want to have such an involvement with this forum. My life is very crazy and I find that the moments each day I am able to post, it is no longer enjoyable. I do not discuss films much anymore and only watch them a little more than that. My time and dedication to this forum are coming to an end. I love this place, for the most part, and the community we have formed. I am sad to this day I have not met any of you in real life. Maybe I still will one day (though you all seem reluctant to come to the Baltimore/Washington area).

    The relevant points:

    1) Someone needs to step up and manage the hosting of the site and upkeep of the database.
    2) Someone (likely the same person as above) needs to be the admin for the site. The main responsibility is new members, the banner, new features, forum layout changes and so forth.
    3) This needs to happen before December 31st so I can coordinate the back-up of the database and copy the files to be transferred.

    I will leave it to the current moderators (Spinal, KF and chrisnu) whether they wish to keep going in their roles.

    I will say that it is NOT time-consuming, but it is important to be available should the site go down or suffer any problems/glitches. More-or-less, the site runs itself. We are small enough and familiar enough that nothing major ever really happens, but it is always a possibility.

    In any case, this is indeed the end of my reign. Please be aware this is not related to any one specific person or incident. Sure, recent activity has made this all the more clear on my part that I wish to end my time as admin, but this is something I have been considering for a while now. I am not so sensitive as to make this decision because of one incident or individual. I merely do not wish to have the label of "admin" or the responsibility any more.

    I will not repeat the mistake I feel Rebort made in abandoning the forum, but please be certain that on January 1st 2013, the site will either be under new leadership or will cease to be running.
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    I'm in the milk... Mara's Avatar
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    I think this is a good way to handle it. Of course I hope that someone is willing to step up and take the reins, and I hope you continue to post recreationally.
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    I'd consider doing this.

    I'll PM you some questions.

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    Damn it, Irish. DAMN IT.

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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Damn it, Irish. DAMN IT.
    Dude, you wanna blame me, I guess that's your perogative. But this thread really isn't the space for it.

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    Montage, s'il vous plait? Raiders's Avatar
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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Damn it, Irish. DAMN IT.
    Don't do that. I was specific and honest that this is not related to one person. I am not that sensitive. His (valid) recent points have merely made me realize I need to do this sooner rather than later. I have been winding down my posting for a while now and this is something I have wanted to do. I simply don't want the responsibility, for both myself and everyone here. I'm not a very good admin anymore because I don't have the time or care to be one.
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    Eh, it was a joke. A thought that I'm sure is going to come across many posters' mind upon reading this news, even if it has no merit. Didn't mean to make it all dramatic.

    Phil, sorry you feel this. Hope you might reconsider, but I understand if you don't.

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    I am also interested in either taking over the admin responsibilities or helping in some other fashion. Eric if you'd like help let me know.

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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Eh, it was a joke.
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    Raiders, just wanted to say thanks for hosting the site.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Raiders, just wanted to say thanks for hosting the site.
    Truth.

    Raiders, you've been stand-up and very patient.

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    thanks for all you've done raiders. and i would gladly welcome E as our new overlord.

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    What the hell Phil?

    You were my only "all hail Brad Bird" companion. Who is going to back me up now?!?!?!
    Sure why not?

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    I am sad to this day I have not met any of you in real life. Maybe I still will one day (though you all seem reluctant to come to the Baltimore/Washington area).
    Well, it is Baltimore.

    I kid. Thanks for all the time and effort you've put into this site. I know we all greatly appreciate it.

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    I hope someone will step in your shoes - and I hope that you'll be a part of it as a poster. I really appreciate what you've done with this place.
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    I wish I was web savvy enough to help contribute. Thanks for everything Raiders, I hope you continue posting (should the site survive). I like reading your posts.

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    Raiders, you've gone above and beyond, considering this is a free site. Many thanks for all of your hard work and your dedication. I hope you decide to keep posting, even if it takes a hiatus and a deep breath to bring you back.

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    Thanks for running the site for so long! I definitely appreciate it.

    As for me, that seems like a good time for me to transition out of being a moderator. But I'll probably still post and stuff.
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    Pfft. You people and your "real lives".
    Sure why not?

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    I'm certainly considering it, but if there's anyone passionate about taking the role, feel free to step up.

    I'm possibly relocating in the near future, and will probably know in early November.

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    I hope somebody jumps in and keeps this site alive, I love it. I too just don't have the ability (or the know how!) to step in at this time in my life.

    Also, I never realized you were in the DC/Baltimore area, I"m right smack dab in between, myself, at least for the next year and a half. Maybe we could make a happening happen sometime.
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    I'd be willing to be moderator over TV and/or Music if needs be.

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