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Old 15 May 2019, 22:45   #41
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Old 16 May 2019, 22:47   #42
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Sad news DamienD

I've always found you very friendly and helpful, but I understand it can't be an easy job.

Thank you for you hard work and dedication to EAB

Welcome back to the horde
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Old 17 May 2019, 14:02   #43
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Already posted this in the "private : Global Moderators Forum" and "private : Moderators Forum" sections...

...but thought I should also announce it here to make it official.
RCK[/URL] to make this happen.
Thanks for all of your hard work over the years
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Old 18 May 2019, 00:50   #44
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It's a thankless task at the best of times, I don't think people quite realise the effort that goes into this sort of role (speaking as someone who is Admin/Mod in a few places).

Thanks for your efforts sir, and glad you're sticking around
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Old 20 May 2019, 17:09   #45
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Aw I'll miss the one stern voice of reason when everyone else is crying bloody murder over wrong assumptions and misinformation.
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Old 20 May 2019, 19:03   #46
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Old 20 May 2019, 19:12   #47
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Belgo!!!

Where the hell you been my friend?
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Old 20 May 2019, 19:59   #48
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He's not fired. RCK has forgotten how to unmod him lol. It's that anti banning script Damien added for himself a couple of years ago lol
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Old 20 May 2019, 20:13   #49
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Old 31 May 2019, 10:32   #50
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Those of you who have been around a while will know I am not exactly best mates with most of the moderators on here (or any other forum for that matter, lol).

Having said that, I have always had respect for you, DamienD. You have done a fantastic job and we all appreciate your hard work. I'll miss having you as a moderator as I often agreed with your point of view. Thanks for everything you've done for EAB!
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Old 21 June 2019, 00:35   #51
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See ya. But you're still a mod?
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Old 21 June 2019, 01:56   #52
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See ya.
Thanks for your kind words, appreciate your comments... that was worth posting wasn't it?

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But you're still a mod?
I don't really need to bother explaining the situation but... these things take time to finalise, and I have some concerns that I'm addressing with EAB's admin i.e. RCK...

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Thanks D. You decided to keep your Mod role ?
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No, just discussing a few things with RCK...
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Old 21 June 2019, 02:48   #53
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I don't really need to bother explaining the situation but...
As basically the only moderator that is active here and as any other moderator the "face" of the board, I think it is only fair to explain everything to the board users.
And if things take time, which I am sure they do, why jump the gun and announce this then remain being a moderator? Just mention it when it's done.

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Old 21 June 2019, 03:01   #54
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As basically the only moderator that is active here and as any other moderator the "face" of the board, I think it is only fair to explain everything to the board users.
Oh right, I already give up 10 - 16 hours a day, and have done over many years moderating EAB voluntarily but now I also need to keep updating everyone on a personal decision and discussions with RCK?

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And if things take time, which I am sure they do, why jump the gun and announce this then remain being a moderator? Just mention it when it's done.
I didn't jump the gun, I put my resignation into RCK on the same day prior to the thread being created.

I wanted a quick resolution i.e. back to a normal member as soon as possible, but as already mentioned, these things take time and I have some unforeseen concerns that I'm working with RCK on.

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I don't like limbo
Seriously now, what does it matter to you if I stop being a moderator, remain in some form or leave completely?

Currently I'm still doing most of my daily / self opposed duties to keep EAB afloat, but most people wouldn't notice as it's behind the scenes... i.e:
  • Reading all threads / posts.
  • Checking / verifying new user accounts.
  • Deleting spam threads / posts and banning spam accounts.
  • Moving, renaming and editing threads / posts.
  • Dealing with disputes / queries.
  • Answering numerous posts and PMs that I receive daily, just look at the numbers below:

Anyway, if it takes a few more weeks to finalise, so what?

I guess in your eyes I should have stopped visiting EAB completely since making the announcement, but where does that leave the forum?

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Old 21 June 2019, 18:26   #55
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If you are not a moderator anymore, you should not perform any moderator duties.

That has nothing to do with visiting the board. Just be a normal user. You obviously took my message the wrong way. You are clearly burned out. So stop doing it. We want you back to normal. Let the other moderators deal with anything. If they don't, it's their problem, not yours.

As it is you are still a mod, as you explained. So this thread is nonsense.
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Old 21 June 2019, 22:29   #56
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Keep a cool head DD ;-)
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Old 12 June 2020, 19:05   #57
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Thanks guys for the dozens of PMs I've received over the past few weeks; really appreciate your support.

I feel I need to post this / clarify a few things so...

RCK has made a decision; rightly or wrongly, and I accept that.

From my perspective though, it really is a sad state of affairs when the Admin only reads certain snippets of reports he's received, but can't be bothered to read through the offending, heated thread to see how and why my reactions came about i.e. "members" bad mouthing / threatening his forum...

At least he wrote some nice things, so despite what some of you may think of me:

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For me, you have done one awesome job as moderator for EAB during all those years.
So thanks a lot for your time and dedication, really
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Do not think you have failed, you have done a lot of good work for EAB all those years.

Let me thank you for all you have done, and enjoy EAB as member once again
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And do not misundertood me: I'm very gratefull about all the moderation tasks you have performed here during all those years, really
Anyway, I'm warn out... I've spent the last 5 years, at least 12 hours a day looking after EAB virtually by myself i.e:
  • Reading all threads / posts.
  • Approving "News" threads.
  • Moving, renaming and editing threads / posts.
  • Supporting / assisting members, answering numerous posts, and PMs that I receive daily.
  • Checking / verifying new user accounts.
  • Deleting spam threads / posts, and banning spam accounts.
  • Dealing with disputes / difficult threads.
  • Administering all aspects of the "EAB File Server".
  • Checking / administering "The Zone!".
  • Contributing to "HOL" / "TOSEC" etc.
  • Running the "EAB Games Competition".
  • Monumental in getting the .IPF rule on EAB reversed.
  • Donating various sums of money to EAB / RCK, the EAB File Server, the EAB Games Competition, numerous game developers, Toni Wilen etc.
  • Donating £200 per game to meynaf as motivation so that he would undertake porting the Atari ST games "Karateka", "Arctic Moves" and "Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon".
  • Contributing various stuff to the Amiga community.
  • Releasing 15 years of hard work re: my collection to the public.
  • etc.
I'm now looking after number one, me...

To all you so called "members" here who slung mud at myself, EAB and the EAB File Server... ask yourself this; what exactly do you do for this forum?

Will EAB be a better place without me; who's to say... going forward though, I will no longer do anything for anyone, the Amiga community, EAB or the Abime network.

I'm still debating whether or not to have RCK completely delete my account... the only thing holding me back is that I still want to know about / participate in WinUAE threads.

Once thing's for certain, I'll definitely have a lot more free time on my hands

...and I'm sure one of the remaining GMods will close this thread soon.
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Old 12 June 2020, 19:19   #58
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I personally think you did a very good job over the years, Damien. Sad to hear that you didn't leave the mod duties on your own this time, but in the end it's RCKs "playground and rules". Or did i got this wrong?

Also have to say that those few complaining/bad mouthing individuals put a shame to the best Amiga forum available in the past 2-3 years. I would have reacted much much harsher than you. Believe it!

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Old 12 June 2020, 19:24   #59
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Thank you for all your work DamianD. This is really sad and I am not happy about your decision, you made only one mistake, mixing up your private opinions with your job as a moderator. It would be sad to lose you as eab member, keep the Amiga faith.
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Old 12 June 2020, 19:25   #60
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I'm genuinely sorry to see this - and have to say thank you for your efforts over the years.

Moderating a forum is never an easy task. I've done it once before - never again! So while I haven't always agreed 100% with your decisions I've certainly had tremendous respect for the fact that you were prepared to make them, and for everything else you've done for the forum / community over the years.

Enjoy your extra "me" time - but please do stick around. Without the "GM" badge you can be a miscreant now, like the rest of us!
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