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Old 28th November 2010
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I've resigned as Administrator.

It's been a fun couple of years, but working 50+ hours a week behind a computer screen makes it less fun.
It's the downside of turning your hobby into you job: You lose a hobby
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Old 28th November 2010
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It's the downside of turning your hobby into you job: You lose a hobby
I'm sorry to read that. I hope you'll at least be able to remain active as a regular member. *Gives a pat on the back*
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I've resigned as Administrator.

It's been a fun couple of years, but working 50+ hours a week behind a computer screen makes it less fun.
It's the downside of turning your hobby into you job: You lose a hobby
It's unfortunate to hear, will you still contribute on the forum? answer questions?

Who will be doing things like upgrading vBulletin, maintainer the server, etc? or was that already managed by someone else?
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Cheers Martin, I know how it feels.
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Old 29th November 2010
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It's unfortunate to hear, will you still contribute on the forum? answer questions?
Maybe, when I feel like it ... At least it doesn't feel like an obligation anymore.

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Who will be doing things like upgrading vBulletin, maintainer the server, etc? or was that already managed by someone else?
The forum is hosted on my server, and will continue to be hosted on my server. There is no danger to the immediate continuity if that's what you're worrying about.
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Let the vocation begin for Carpetsmoker

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Maybe, when I feel like it ... At least it doesn't feel like an obligation anymore.
I guess that happens when you take an authoritative role on the forum, becomes a job instead and gets tedious.

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The forum is hosted on my server, and will continue to be hosted on my server. There is no danger to the immediate continuity if that's what you're worrying about.
I'm glad that you'll still be around in that capacity, you've kept the site running quite well over the years.

Thanks for all that you've done for the community!
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Thank you for your hard work here Carpetsmoker, I assure you that it has not gone unappreciated.


The smoker is retired, Long live the Carpet!
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I've resigned as Administrator.

It's been a fun couple of years, but working 50+ hours a week behind a computer screen makes it less fun.
It's the downside of turning your hobby into you job: You lose a hobby
Thanks for your work.

When I started my programming career, the veterans all said that you'll get to the point when you wont want to look at a computer outside of work. I thought they were all crazy...now I'm crazy!

Now, you'll have more time to smoke carpets though!
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Thanks for all your hard work and for hosting the forum. It's been very valuable to me since I've joined. I'm glad to hear you'll still be around and hosting it. All the best with the job and hopefully you'll have more time to refresh outside of it now.
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If I'm not mistaken you're the one that has started this forums (plus others off course) after leaving sinking ship at former BSD community place. Since then, this forum has become a new "shelter" for us, "BSD guys".
This forum has been, and still is, a place that I enjoy reading (not regularly posting though) every day.

So thanx from my side also, wish you all the best in your life in case you decide to leave forum for good. :beer:
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I was going to say something yesterday when I noticed this just a few minutes after it was posted. I've been gone for quite a while and just happened to pop in then. What timing! Will you be around on the other forum?

Thanks for all your time and help here.
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Carpetsmoker, let me join the chorus of appreciation for your efforts over the last several years, including at the old site. Thank you for your time, and for sharing your skills and knowledge.
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Thanks for sharing your skills you us here
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CS,

Thanks so much for all your work over the years. You created a site where a wonderful community developed, after the disaster that bsdforums became.

I certainly understand about work demands -- I too have been swamped by the real world, where I choose to deal with electropherograms, proteins, and many coupled nonlinear ODEs and PDEs.

Be well my friend!
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Sorry to hear that, but thanks for all your help Martin
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Add my belated thanks and appreciations to the chorus. A site like this is part of the fragile BSD ecosystem. The rest of us were and are the better for it and your personal underpinning of it.

Safe & swift way home to the hobby.

Cheers,
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Martin, I too would like to thank you for all the hard work and dedication you provided to the forum. You will be missed.

If you ever in Miami let me know, I'll show you around and buy you lunch!

Regards,

Ramon
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Good to see so many familiar names and faces still here. I was one of you guys who signed up over here when that "other" forum became so spam-infested it was unusable but I have been away from BSD for awhile because of a few reasons like lack of time, lack of boxes etc. I hope to relearn and learn. We almost don't need moderators with the great members we have. Of course Ocicat will kick all our butts whether we need it or not.
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Without moderators there would be a lot more members, of the type you don't want
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