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    The Red Titled Forum Administrator Beskar's Avatar
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    After a discussion with Lemur and his decision to resign , we have looked for an replacement in the current Mod team for a new Administrator. Whilst during this search involving a number of good candidates, Hooahguy has stood out with his previous and current passion in the Org and wanting to make a difference.

    I be honest, when I became an Administrator myself, the reality was not as rosey as it seemed. The amount of power perceived to be at your finger tips is virtually the same as when I was a Moderator, and even then, it is similar to how it was when I was a patron. it is a position where you have only gained the responsibility to say "let's do this", rather than simply talk about "let's do this", but the actual ability to actually "do this" relies on us all as a community, those with the expertise to contribute with Forum skins, the Community-Content, and so on. There are moments I have felt the weight of this task, I come to the Org and I feel "is it like this because of me? If only I was better at coding, or at graphics, or if i had more time.." but the harsh reality is, the position is not meant to be owned by a 'God', or an 'Omnipresent Super-Human', but simply a patron of the forum who can work with others as a team, is able to dedicate the time, able to take responsibility, and inspire people into achieving these goals together.

    Another reality is, the role at the moment being done by me is helping in ensuring that the lights are switched on, and making small changes within my power to do. During my tenure, there have been a few situations such as us losing our free hosting and asking for donations so we can pay the costs of having the website here. There have been decisions I made which some have disagreed with, such as laxing some enforcement of rules so we don't further drive people away through punishing them for every minor mistake, but instead attempted to talk and communicate with them, to allow them to change from being a disruption to being a contributor.

    With the other threads in the Watchtower, people are wanting more than this, the reality is, in order to achieve this, I need help. I need help from you all, yes you, with the black coloured name, it only by working as a community we can actually achieve this.

    I say these things so Hooahguy doesn't come into the role, thinking the same things I did, and end up losing that interest and passion he has for the Org. I hope he doesn't adorn the robes feeling as he is taking up the mantel of feeling responsible for everything bad, but takes those robes in the spirit of helping us all work together for the Org we all want.

    With the preamble out of the way, I formally welcome Hooahguy as a new administrator for the Org.
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    Here, here
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    Stranger in a strange land Forum Administrator Hooahguy's Avatar
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    I feel honored to have been picked and I look forward to doing what I can to help!
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    Outstanding!! Congratulations Hooah!
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    Ja mata, TosaInu Moderator edyzmedieval's Avatar
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    Congratulations Hooah!
    Ja mata, TosaInu. You will forever be remembered.

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    Welp, there goes the neighborhood






    grats

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    Urwendur Ūrībźl Senior Member Mouzafphaerre's Avatar
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    Here's to Hooahguy

    Ja mata Tosa Inu-sama, RIP Hore Tore & Adrian II

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    Dragonslayer Emeritus Senior Member Sigurd's Avatar
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    Good choice.
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    Congratulations, old bean!

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    Liar and Trickster Senior Member Andres's Avatar
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    Congratulations and best of luck Hooah
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    Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: Psalm 144:1

    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
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    Formerly Wigferth Ironwall Senior Member Philippus Flavius Homovallumus's Avatar
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    Can I just say, when Beskar and Hooah are running the place - it makes me feel REALLY old.

    Congrats - we'll start measuring you for a Straight Jacket for when it gets too much.
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    Congratulations!

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