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#1 Jay@Paradox

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

After the incredible effort of nine years at the helm as Administrator of the REH Forum, Bruce "Crom" Durham has decided it's time to step down.

Apart from overseeing the Forum in general and being top-level support for the Moderators, Bruce has also done more invisible technical tasks such as validating new members, keeping out spammers and bots, handling IP blocks, and more. All these tasks are absolutely necessary to keep the Forum running smoothly and Bruce has handled them with the greatest dedication to the benefit of the whole REH community.

Bruce, thank you for all you've done for the Forum, keeping it such a well-run place all of these years. Now enjoy your well-deserved "retirement" and being able to partake in discussions as a regular member of the community. I am certain all Forum members join me as I raise a flagon of mead in your honor, by Crom!

#2 Amra_the_Lion

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

Thank you Bruce

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

Cheers mate, I'm new here, but nevertheless I almost feel at home...all the best
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:59 AM

Bruce, thanks for all the invisible work keeping this place working smoothly, and making the place work for the rest of us. Especially, thanks for keeping out the gorramned spambots (mine olde enemies over on Al's blog.)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:17 AM

Crom,
I'm very sorry to hear this. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

After the incredible effort of nine years at the helm as Administrator of the REH Forum, Bruce "Crom" Durham has decided it's time to step down.

Apart from overseeing the Forum in general and being top-level support for the Moderators, Bruce has also done more invisible technical tasks such as validating new members, keeping out spammers and bots, handling IP blocks, and more. All these tasks are absolutely necessary to keep the Forum running smoothly and Bruce has handled them with the greatest dedication to the benefit of the whole REH community.

Bruce, thank you for all you've done for the Forum, keeping it such a well-run place all of these years. Now enjoy your well-deserved "retirement" and being able to partake in discussions as a regular member of the community. I am certain all Forum members join me as I raise a flagon of mead in your honor, by Crom!

Bruce 'Crom' Durham :
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He and his well chosen Team have worked hard for years to make this the most civilised and fair forum for every kind of 'barbarian' typist on our planet.

And he helped me to become a more patient, restrained, and calmer forum Member.
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Dear Bruce,
Thank you so much.

Sincere love and best wishes from me. :)
Good luck with all your projects.
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Dear Jay,
Please keep up the good work.

If you can maintain the high standards set by Bruce, then you will be a great and wise man, indeed.
Thanks again for this great site, and best wishes. :)
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

thank you, for all your hard work, it was appreciated very much.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

Crom ...
Craig Halloran
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

Three cheers to Bruce. Pleasure working with him, to be sure.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Bruce, sorry to read that you are stepping down. I hope that we'll still see you posting here and that you will keep us posted on your writing.
You've done an excellent job as The Moderator for this site.
Take care and I, and the rest of us, want to see you get all the happiness you deserve.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Bravo, Bruce. Happy trails.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

Thank you for your time and effort. The board wouldn't exist without that kind of dedication. B)
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Turlogh shook his head. "Not so long as the race lasts."


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:58 PM

I hope you stay around in some capacity Bruce.
But I don't know how we will replace Crom himself.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for all your hard work and friendship here Bruce , has it really been 9 years - where does the time go ?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

Hard to imagine the Forum without Bruce's steady (and often unappreciated) hand at the helm. NOBODY put more time and effort into this forum than Mr. Durham. The end of an era.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:58 AM

Thanks be to you, mighty Crom. But if you're gone, who'll give us the strength and courage to strive and to slay?
"Did you deem yourself strong, because you were able to twist the heads off civilized folk, poor weaklings with muscles like rotten string? Hell! Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. I did that, before I was a full-grown man...!" - Conan, in "Shadows in Zamboula", by Robert E. Howard
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for all you've done, Bruce! Hope you'll still be hanging around and posting with us mortals. :D
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:47 AM

I don't post so much anymore but this is truly an end of an era. Few members know just how much Bruce gave to this site in time, effort, creativity and passion, but I can attest that Bruce's drive for excellence molded this site and the moderating team to think bigger than it was - to make this forum different than the normal fan favorite forums. I've travelled a bit on the web and this forum is unique - and I think it's the atmosphere and environment you built and fostered as Administrator, not just the unique layout but also the tone and level of the discussions. Kudos to you Bruce - respect. Enjoy the hockey playoffs and your time off.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for everything!!!!

Take care

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

Several years after I registered and started posting, I still think this is one of best online communities I've ever been a part of, and I think we have Bruce to thank for a great deal of it. Those malicious banes of other forums - trolls, spammers, robots, sock puppets, what have you - were met with swift and merciless destruction, allowing like-minded people to converse without the din of the braying hordes to distract them.

Enjoy your well-earned rest, Crom: you've been the best administrator I think this forum could ever hope for.

Edited by Taranaich, 04 May 2012 - 09:42 PM.

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