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Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:36:01 pm »
As most of you who read the forum and/or come to chat know, I have been having a lot of medical issues for a while now, with both my mental and my physical health.  A personal issue arose this Monday that pushed the medical problems to a point to which I am not sure I can adequately fulfill my responsibilities as primary mod/admin for the forum and chat.  I have already spoken privately with Bynw (since he owns the server on which both the forum and chat are hosted and is He With Whom The Buck Stops as far as both are concerned) and Evie, who will be taking over as She Who Mostly Handles The Forum/Chat Moderation and Administration.

Bynw's work situation has recently changed and thus he may have more free time than previously to attend to forum mod/admin duties.  Evie has been fully briefed on what I normally do as far as forum mod/admin is concerned.  So Evie has agreed to pick up the slack resulting from my illness and personal issues, for an indefinite amount of time, until something resolves and I have the capacity to resume my former responsibilities.

I'm not going to disappear on y'all entirely, but I may be a bit thin on the ground, because my ability to function is pretty day-to-day (particularly as far as knowing what I can or can't do), and that situation is apt to stay that way until further notice.

With love to you all,

~DesertRose

ETA:  I have placed a link to this post in the chat topic, as well.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 06:38:33 pm by DesertRose »
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 09:01:16 pm »
While Bynw and Evie will keep everything running, you will be  missed, DR.  Healing thoughts for better times in the near future.
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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 09:15:02 pm »
I'm sorry things are so hard, DR. We understand of course, but you'll be missed. I hope your health troubles will be resolved soon.
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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 09:25:59 pm »
Thanks, Jerusha and Shiral.

Like I said, I'm not disappearing entirely, just temporarily stepping down from being the primary mod/admin.
 (Bynw of course owns this joint, but because of his previous work situation, in which he was working one full-time job and another job, which might have been part-time but if it was part-time, it seems like he was probably scheduled just under what would qualify as full-time hours, I had mostly been doing the mod/admin stuff because I had time to do it.)

Thanks again for the understanding and sympathy, now (and previously as this has all been brewing for quite a while).
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 03:14:32 am »
DR, I want to thank you for all the volunteer work it has taken to keep this forum a viable friendly place. From the moment I  signed up to be a member-- I remember having to write a quick paragraph on my favorite character (That would be Alaric if anyone could not have guessed that by now)-- Desert Rose was there as the first person to respond and give me a warm welcome.

I appreciated that then, and I still appreciate all your efforts over the last five years that I have been here. (Five years- cool!) So even though you are stepping back from the duties, don't step too far away from the fun part of this forum.  We would all love it if you keep your warm heart with fingers poised (even rented fingers ) on the keyboard ready to say "hi".

And thank you Evie for stepping up to the podium.

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 09:22:29 am »
We are all going to miss DesertRose as she has been invaluable to me these past few years that I've been mostly MIA due to working 2 jobs and getting a kid through high school. All 3 of which are full time. As I transition back to 1 job and into empty nesting and get used to the slower pace I'll be around more like I used to be. But I am grateful the DesertRose was available to help out when I couldn't be as active as I would have liked.

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 01:36:04 pm »
*sigh*  That's right, DR, leave me with this rowdy lot.  What could possibly go wrong? 

I'm glad you don't plan to disappear entirely. I'd hate to have to mobilize the Arilans to hunt you down.  ;D
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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 04:19:30 pm »
Arilans...hmm.  If you can time-warp things a bit and send Sextus (before he met Avisa) after me...

/slaps own hand.  Bad DR!!  Shame on me!   :P ;D
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 04:23:04 pm »
Arilans...hmm.  If you can time-warp things a bit and send Sextus (before he met Avisa) after me...

/slaps own hand.  Bad DR!!  Shame on me!   :P ;D

LOL!  Sure, no problem.  Let me find a black tunic and matching chausses for him first.... ;D

« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 04:35:48 pm by Evie »
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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 06:55:39 pm »
*fans self briskly...."
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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 12:09:48 pm »
WHOA!  Good Morning Sextus!

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 04:13:09 pm »
 Sorry things are so bad at the moment DR. I hope your road to recovery begins soon and many thanks for all your hard work.
I'm not entirely sure that Sextus is conducive to a less difficult life. Maybe Denis wiuld be more helpful...

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Re: Admin Going on Temporary but Indefinite Leave of Absence
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 11:04:55 pm »
Sorry things are so bad at the moment DR. I hope your road to recovery begins soon and many thanks for all your hard work.
I'm not entirely sure that Sextus is conducive to a less difficult life. Maybe Denis wiuld be more helpful...

*ducks and runs*

Well, no, no need to duck and run.  Valid point.

And I'm too sick at the moment to care about...(ahem) relations, so perhaps a man who has sworn a vow of celibacy and is, all things considered, pretty darn good at the pastoral-counseling part of priesthood, and who also happens to be eye-candy (because just because I'm sick doesn't mean I can't see!  At least not yet!) would be a better choice!  :D
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