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Resigning from forum staff

Postby saulgoode » 2014-11-19 13:31

I do not wish to follow Debian in the direction the project has chosen. I am therefore resigning from my position on the forum staff and will not be visiting the forum as much in the future.
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby mor » 2014-11-19 13:36

Sorry to hear that.

I suppose there's no point in trying to convince you to stay, so the only thing I'll say is maybe some day you'll feel like coming back, hopefully.

Bye and good luck with your future endeavors.
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby fruitofloom » 2014-11-19 13:38

We had our problems, in the past, but it has been a pleasure to get to know you.

You know really much (you probably realize it yourself), but, first of all, i never heard a bad word from you
(I am pretty sure that it isn't that hard to get angry when having to deal with my "moods" ... ).

Nothing but respect from me.

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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby edbarx » 2014-11-19 14:05

I remember the time when Lavene was administrator of this forum. In one of her posts, a few months before she resigned, she complained of the bloat, if I remember, the post was about KDE4 being unnecessarily bloated. Times have been changing ever since, and now, we have a completely transformed Debian with different values, sadly, which clash with the original values Debian was famous for.

Needless to state, it is constraints over which I have no control, that are still keeping me from opting to use an alternative.
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby fleabus » 2014-11-19 14:17

Thank you saulgoode, for your calm sanity, and for some of the most edifying posts I've read on this forum.
I hope you'll be wherever you’re happy and stress-free, doing what you want to do. You certainly deserve it.
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby oswaldkelso » 2014-11-19 17:06


Without doubt you have been a fantastic servant to this board. You will be greatly missed.
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby golinux » 2014-11-19 17:14

saulgoode wrote:I do not wish to follow Debian in the direction the project has chosen.

I hear you on that. Many of us will vote with our feet when the time comes (not quite yet for me). It's not gonna be easy to start from scratch in a new OS environment. Sigh.

You will be missed. But perhaps a good move for you. Before long this board will likely be flooded with droolers who have no business running Linux but will now be able to because it's so shiny and cool.

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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2014-11-19 19:07

So long and thanks for all the .... flying penguins ... :D
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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby confuseling » 2014-11-20 19:48

Thanks for the advice, and the trademark relaxed delivery - goodness knows we've needed it around here.

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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby bodiless » 2015-10-29 06:21

Farewell saulgoode,

wish you good luck with whatever you are up too.

Not that it is of any relevance, but may I ask if you have made up your mind yet which direction you are heading?

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Re: Resigning from forum staff

Postby acewiza » 2015-10-29 14:22

Nobody would ever ask questions If everyone possessed encyclopedic knowledge of the man pages.
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