Hello all, Wow... What has it been? Nine, ten years? I've come to a time in my life where I've decided that it's finally time to let go. I look back to the beginning when I approached RITLabs for permission to create these lists to where we are today. It's funny, how times have changed. Back then, people just didn't create support lists out of the blue, but tried to get buy in from the developers first.
I remember telling Stefan and Max that with just a few more macros I could create a reasonable facsimile of a ListServ all running under TB. I remember the first stumbling block being that they didn't want me to use a usa.net address for the list because they wanted it to be a multi-national list. I remember running excitedly out of the computer room to tell my, then, wife that I had a new subscriber each time someone new joined. I remember the day that I asked Marck and Allie to join me in moderating hell, and then later bringing on Roelof when Allie gave up moderating. I also remember when RITLabs announced that our lists were to become the official TB support lists. I feel a great sense of accomplishment in having participated in building such a strong community. Of building friendships that will last a lifetime. Of sticking to our guns that we were building and managing one of the friendliest and useful lists out there. Ones not rife with flamewars or spam, but built on the foundations of good netiquette and people wanting to help other people. In every parent's life there comes a time when they have to let go and let their child find their own way. It is also time for me to finally let go so I can move on with other things that interest me. The last year or so I've been growing more and more distant from the lists as I had less and less time to spend on them. Marck and Roelof are awesome moderators and I know the lists are in good hands. I'm officially hanging up my moderator hat and my list member subscriptions to TBUDL, TBBETA, TBDEV and TBTECH. I do however, plan on staying with TBOT because it's a fun list that I still get a chance to pay attention to every once in a while. Marck and I are working out the details of transferring all the TB related stuff off my website to his server. There might be a few hiccups, but finally, someone will be forced to look over some horrendously bad code I wrote for Roguemoticons! <grin> While I'll be around on TBOT and via PM, I'm still going to miss you all. I couldn't have done this without each and everyone one of you. And to RITLabs..... Thank you for giving me the opportunity so many years ago. TheBat is a fantastic MUA. You all have done a wonderful job. If you ever port it to Linux, look me up, I'll be glad to test her out. -- FORMER TBUDL/BETA/DEV/TECH Lists Moderator __ ____ ____ ____ Geocaching: http://gps.PCWize.com ( ) ( ___)(_ _)( ___) TBUDP Wiki Site: http://www.PCWize.com/thebat/tbudp )(__ )__) _)(_ )__) Roguemoticons & Smileys: http://PCWize.com/thebat (____)(____)(____)(__) PHP Tutorials and snippets: http://www.DevTek.org Will work for E-Mail. ________________________________________________ http://www.silverstones.com/thebat/TBUDLInfo.html