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JanitorBlade
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Well not exactly, but I needed to get people's attention. A few weeks ago Mrs. Card informed me that Papa Janitor no longer wished to moderate hatrack and had suggested that I might be a viable replacement. I took some time to think about it, and decided that I was willing to take her up on the offer.

If my name didn't give it away, you all would know me as BlackBlade. I'm just as surprised as you all most likely are that I will be moderating what has been the most important forum in my life. I'm trying to work closely with Papa Moose regarding his experiences moderating as well as establishing how I will do things, so as to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

Firstly, I'd like to think that nothing major will change. You will still talk about things, and I will continue to chat with all of you. So relax, nothing unpleasant is about to happen.

Secondly, I didn't accept this responsibility because I enjoy having power, I accepted this responsibility because I love this place. I want to see it continue to exist. I want new people to come and be drawn into it. I want the regular posters to continue to enjoy each others company, as well as an environment where topics can be discussed, friendships formed, and community can be extended. At it's most basic level I think that is one of the most important things about being human, finding other humans to communicate with.

I was sad to hear that PapaJanitor didn't feel up to moderating anymore, I've always associated him in that capacity with this place. I certainly hope that he will continue on as a poster if he feels up to it. It's not my place to get into particulars, I think that when he is ready he will explain his own reasons for leaving.

Having said all that I welcome your comments and suggestions as to what would help this forum become an even better place for you. Thanks so much for being a great community, and a special thanks to the Cards for entrusting the care of such a wonderful place with me. I look forward to many many more happy years in this place.

[Hat]

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rivka
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I'm sorry Pop isn't up to it any more, but I'm glad we're getting such a great replacement. [Smile]
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Chris Bridges
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I for one welcome our new bladish overlord.
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While I'll miss having Papa at the helm, I think you'll do a good job. I wish you the best at juggling all your responsibilities.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
I'm sorry Pop isn't up to it any more, but I'm glad we're getting such a great replacement. [Smile]

Second.
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Use the powers of your FORUM NOTE FOR JUSTICE!
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
I'm sorry Pop isn't up to it any more, but I'm glad we're getting such a great replacement. [Smile]

Second.
Third.
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*plays death note theme song and imagines BlackBlade "banning" people left and right by dramatically pressing the ban button on people*
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Wow. I always appreciated Pop's gentle touch. Thanks for all your hard work at Hatrack!

BB - I feel like I relate to your values when it comes to the way people should converse on this forum, so I'm really excited. Best of luck!

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I think this was an excellent choice. Good luck! [Smile]

Edit: Which is not to say I don't appreciate PapaMoose's efforts over the years. I just think, based on what I've seen of you, you are an excellent choice to fill his shoes.

[ June 16, 2010, 02:36 AM: Message edited by: Dan_Frank ]

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I'd like to thank Papa for being such a good mod, and I hope all is well with him and his family.

Welcome to the new job, BB! I am sure things will go well, even if they never go according to plan. [Wink]

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I have mixed feelings about this since you've been a very excellent counter for Blayne [Wink] I have no idea how this will affect that. But I do wish you the best in your new position.
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Good luck, BB. I hope we don't cause you too much grief.

Also, thanks to Papa Moose for all his hard work over the years.

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Congrats and good luck!
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I understand the stress that being a mod can put on a person. I am actually surprised that he lasted as long as he did. He is a better mod than I was.

My best wished to him and my thanks for his years of service.

msquared

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Papa, thanks for everything! JanitorBlade, thanks for accepting, you'll be great.
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King of Men
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"BlackJanitor" would have been a much better regnal name. [Big Grin]
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Xavier
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Good luck, BB.
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Lisa
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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
"BlackJanitor" would have been a much better regnal name. [Big Grin]

Dude...
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Blayne Bradley
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Or maybe Blade Janitor.

But otherwise Lulz, I see what you did there KoM. [Smile]

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Whoa. A new baby and a new job! Good luck, BB. [Smile]
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Sala
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Congratulations JanitorBlade! I wish you the best in all the new responsibility and time this will require of you. I look forward to getting to know you better. Papa Moose . . . thanks for helping to make this a forum I wanted to finally join after years of lurking. I appreciate all that you did and do. Best wishes.
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All hail the J-Blade!

Good luck!

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How much does this gig pay?
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Thank you Papa Janitor for your exemplary work, and for not banning the lot of us in our various fits of nerd rage.

BB... JB? hmmm. I dare say Mrs. Card may have selected you if only to reduce the number of BB's we have posting regularly. Congratulations, I shall christen your appointment with an erroneous topic that will be blatantly anti-semetic yet praising in regards of one Mel Brooks.

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I'm guessing that BB will continue posting as BB when BB wants to express an opinion outside of his role as JB and will post as JB when BB wants to put on BB's JB hat.

But it is totally up to him. As in BB.

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Blayne Bradley
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There can only be One BB and only BB can bend it to his will and he doesn't share POWER!
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lol@KoM

JanitorBlade sounds both creepy and badass.

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Good luck JanitorBlade! (I'm picturing Wesley Snipes with sunglasses, vampire teeth, and a mop)

Much love to PapaJanitor - hope you still stick around and contribute as PapaMoose!

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Two things:

Yes, of course we all thank Pop for his service, I'll jump on that bandwagon any day. But maybe now he can participate more as a member. Tell us about your family!

Second, I'm sure KoM didn't mean that the way it sounds.

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Who the hell is JanitorBlade?
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JanitorBlade
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I think that's something only time can tell.
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What can I say but thank you for taking the job, best of luck, and I'll try not to make your job any harder.
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Best of luck with the new gig.
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I know that Blackblade will be fair and just.


[This message edited June 17, 2010 11:19 AM by JanitorBlade]

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Some people call it a Slling Blade, I call it a Janitor Blade.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:

[This message edited June 17, 2010 11:19 AM by JanitorBlade]

Heh. [Smile]
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I have no doubt that you'll do an excellent job, Blade. Thank you for your willingness.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I know that Blackblade will be fair and just.


[This message edited June 17, 2010 11:19 AM by JanitorBlade]

Dude! I didn't know you got a time turner with this gig!
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Good luck with the new gig. [Smile]
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King of Men
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On the subject of moderation policies, you might find this of some interest.
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Samprimary
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that article is really wanky and I could trim the concepts down to much better-worded points but he's essentially right.
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