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    I ought to wait, I suppose, for him to make the announcement himself, but he's too modest and I have too much to say.

    KukriKhan-sama has stepped down from the Backroom staff.

    Having written that I have a lot to say, I now get tongue-tied. How can I express how much Kukri has done for me without sounding obsequious?

    Kukri was already a giant here when I joined the org, and his example has always been one to cherish. When, unexpectedly, I was ambushed one winter's night, tortured cruelly by having this tea-towel stitched to my head and thrown back like a dying fish into the Backroom with the charge to "moderate", it was Kukri who supplied the limited anaesthetic (whiskey mixed with ether, IIRC) and the sage advice.

    I imagine you all can guess at the wisdom, compassion and stern guidance he has been ever-willing to offer to me, because it shines through everything he writes here. I have had the enormous privilege of working with a team of outstanding colleagues, but I have always relied most on, and felt closest to, KukriKhan. He's picked me up when I was down, calmed me when I was bouncing off walls, and shaken his head at me when I have slipped into pomposity.

    He's just such an exceptional fellow. I have never met him in real life, but you can see the measure of a man over a period of time, even on the internet - gravitas and honour are not things easily faked over years - and Kukri is a man's man. He served his country with that great honour, and has brought the benefit of a lifetime's service to this small backwater of the intertubes. Wouldn't he just be one's first choice to share a beer with?

    I don't have a hat on so I can't salute him. I can wish him the very best as a "civilian" and look forward to his posts now that he isn't constrained by the cowl. (Check out his Political Compass and be afraid, be very afraid). Thank you for more than I can write here - but I hope you know.

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    How could I add to what BG already put so well?

    I can only fully subscribe to it and express my thoughts by the "smily" that best summarizes the spirit of this place


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    And not green anymore either, like several who are green but without a section?

    As BG has already put it eloquently, Kukri's a great guy and the backroom might not be what it is without him around.

    This comes as quite a surprise to me and I hope that Kukri will continue to remain active in the backroom and otherwise and wish him best of luck for whatever endeavrs he's embarking upon.
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    Oh dear. Yesterday, Tony Dungy retired from leading my cherished Colts. And today, Kukri-Sama retires from leading the backroom. What next?


    We will miss your example, Kukri. You exemplified the very meaning of your title with your service to the backroom. You were the epitome of an even-keeled, steady hand to guide this most turbulent of forums. You were the most courteous, consistent member here. May fortune guide your future endeavours.
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    I do not know what I could say that has not already been said.

    Kukrikhan has always demonstrated the best qualities of an honorable man in all the time that I've known him, and his moderation has always been fair, so it is a sad day indeed to see him step down.

    May God Bless you, Kukri, whatever you do, though I hope we will still have the pleasure of your company.

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    An ORG mentor is leaving me.

    Any time I thought I had been wronged, Kurki always brought me back down to earth by reminding me 1. It's just an internet forum and 2. Everyone has a differing opinion.

    Honestly, I credit everything to him. Without him chances are I would've been banned long ago. Instead I am a senior member with legions of followers. All of you and myself can thank Kurki.

    We are truly less without him.
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    As I said to Kukri in private, Baby Please Don't Go!
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    I agree, I hope Kukri will keep posting here, always appreciated.

    But I must also say that I think you are capable of walking in his footsteps Banquo. If the master is good, the apprentice will be better or how they say, so I expect excellent moderation from you, Banquo.
    Not like I had any complaints until now.
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    I'll just say this.

    What a top bloke.
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    I always respected KukriKhan. He was always there to give me advice and to help me out, when I did good things and yes, sometimes bad things to.


    We will miss you, Good luck friend!

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    He's a man of wisdom and a man of respectfulness. He's been a great example and done a lot to keep the backroom civil and the org intelligent.

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    Kukri and I never interacted too much, but whenever we did he always struck me as an example of class and decency. I sincerely hope that he is only stepping down as a moderator and not an Orgah in general.
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    Always such an honourable friendly guy, hope to see you back here sometimes...
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    I can only echo the sentiments already expressed - and can only accept this resignation if Kukri remains a contributing member.

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    Now the rest of us have to fly on our own.

    I am however looking forward to his posts as a patron.
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    It's sad when a great person of the .org site leaves and you know he is a good person, and yet you didn't have the time to chat a little bit more when he rarely played mafia.

    Looks like the Kukri of the tworg site is somehow-dead (in a literal way), and we all are in his funeral. Some day, he will resurect, and I'm sure that more than one will be happy to be posting in teh same thread as him, and everyone will remember him and what he did for the .org

    We will miss you, Kukri, as much as we miss Beirut.
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    You'll be missed Kurki, be sure to stick around as much as you can and good luck in RL.
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    Some things you just never expect to end.

    I know where you are coming from BG. Kukri and I opened up the Entrance Hall doors back in the fall of 2002, both of us fresh out of moderator boot camp. Everything you said about Kukri is spot on and it is futile for me to even attempt to add to your eloquent words. He is the best person I've ever had the privilege to work with and one heck of a person with the moderator robes off as well. Wait, that didn't come out right...

    I do hope he will remain an active member of the Org in his retirement.

    Thank you Kukri for you incredible service to this site and its patrons.

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    Am I the only one who sees the uncanny resemblance between Kukri and The Stranger from Big Lebowski?

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    Thank you, Kukrikhan. You have set a high standard for those of us wearing the cowl. And you made one heck of a Rogue Detective!
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    Congratulations! Welcome back into the thralls of the unwashed masses!
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    And a fair moderator you were, Kukrikhan. I've been around teh Internets for quite a while, but I never encountered another who was as consistent and helpful as you. Or who shook Philip Roth's hand...

    I always thought there is something quintessentially American about you. Maybe I misjudge either you or America, who knows. Probably both. But I'll be thinking of you over that eleven o'clock whisky tonight. You know, the one you pour when you have another hard decision coming up. I guess you made yours and it's no use appealing. Respect, bro.

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    Please don't go

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    Kukri, I hope you will enjoy your very well deserved retirement. May sunny weather, cocktails and lots of time spent with your grandchildren be your part.

    I've said this in private, but I'd like to repeat it in public: you have done so much for the Org that it is not humanly possible to thank you enough. You have been an example to me, a role model. I also cannot thank you enough for the support you gave me at the beginning of my moderator career and I cannot think of anybody else who embodies the spirit of the Org better than you.

    Thank you for being here

    Now,...

    All together now!

    Sorry, wrong song...

    All together now!



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    Well done Kukhri :)

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    You were always one of the most fair moderators on this entire site. No one could possibly accuse you of bias.

    Well done and best of luck.
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