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    Swift promoted to Administrator

    Antoniseb and I decided that we needed at least one more person with access to the Administrator control panel, and Swift was clearly the most logical candidate for the position. He has accepted, and we're currently in the process of upgrading him. (For some reason this involves more than just changing a single setting.) Anyhow, please treat him as you would treat us (if not better).
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    Cool. 'Grats, Swift.
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    Good choice. (Um, not that the others would be bad choices...).

    I welcome my new amphibian overlord.
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    Meanwhile, I get a rock.

    ...I get no appreciation around here; hmmmph!!

    (Congrats Swift)

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    I agree... Great choice. He's also around a lot to observe the goings on.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Anyhow, please treat him as you would treat us (if not better).
    Not me. I'm going to be nice instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Antoniseb and I decided that we needed at least one more person with access to the Administrator control panel, and Swift was clearly the most logical candidate for the position. He has accepted, and we're currently in the process of upgrading him. (For some reason this involves more than just changing a single setting.) Anyhow, please treat him as you would treat us (if not better).
    For some reason I'm picturing this Administrator Control Panel as a row of Daleks all screaming, "Administrate!"

    Congratulations, Swift!
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    we're currently in the process of upgrading him.
    Is anyone else having visions of him being strapped down and turned into a Cyberman now?

    No? Just me? Ok then, I'll get my coat....

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    Congratulations on taking on more work, Swift!
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    Congrats on the promotion Swift! We're all behind you.

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    SWIFT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapes View Post
    Congrats on the promotion Swift! We're all behind you.
    That's right...put him out front where he can do the most damage.

    Glad I 've been "good" lately.


    Congratulations, Swift!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Antoniseb and I decided that we needed at least one more person with access to the Administrator control panel, and Swift was clearly the most logical candidate for the position. He has accepted, and we're currently in the process of upgrading him. (For some reason this involves more than just changing a single setting.) Anyhow, please treat him as you would treat us (if not better).
    Swift?

    What

    were

    you

    guys

    thinking?

    You guys know *good and darn well that he's prone to
    stress induced hives and rashes and that he suffers from mild
    Touretts and and that he prefers the company of ferrets and squirrels over human interaction.

    Oh wait, I was thinking of someone else.

    Anyway.

    Congrats Swift!!!

    You deserve it, for real.

    And I mean that in a good way.



    *homage to a friend.

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    Congratulations, Swift!

    It's okay, Buttercup, that rock looks like it has quartz crystals inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABR. View Post
    For some reason I'm picturing this Administrator Control Panel as a row of Daleks all screaming, "Administrate!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Thompson View Post
    Is anyone else having visions of him being strapped down and turned into a Cyberman now?
    Oh, no, its much worse than that. More like your doctoral prelim, with Daleks as your committee.
    Quote Originally Posted by megrfl View Post
    ... and that he suffers from mild Touretts and and that he prefers the company of ferrets and squirrels over human interaction.
    Squirrel!

    I'd just like to thank all the little people, without whom Dorothy would never have gotten back to Kansas.


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    Well I guess everything will go a lot swifter then (ughhhhhhhh!)
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    Congrats, Swift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusenfem View Post
    Well I guess everything will go a lot swifter then (ughhhhhhhh!)
    And in other news, a moderator was fired today...
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    Do we ever find out what swift is being punished for?

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    Okay, dirty little secret time...

    Swift was getting on the nerves of the other Mods. All the time with the "We had a problem so I took care of it." He was leaving nothing for the rest of us to have fun with do.We had really had it with him.

    So, we asked ToSeek and Antoniseb to do something about it... nothing too drastic, just appropriate.

    They chose wisely.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Swift was getting on the nerves of the other Mods. All the time with the "We had a problem so I took care of it." He was leaving nothing for the rest of us to have fun with do.We had really had it with him.
    I see...
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    There goes the neighborhood.
    (congrats Swift.)
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
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    Congratulations, Swift-cutus of BAUT.

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    Congratulations, Swift.

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    Congratulations, Swift. A good person for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grapes View Post
    Congrats on the promotion Swift! We're all behind you.
    Don't look back, they might be gaining.

    Congratulations, Swift.

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    Congratulations Swift! (Can we all step forward again?)
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    By the way, in a moment of seriousness, thank you all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    [...] in a moment of seriousness [...]
    Who are you, and what have you done with Swift?
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    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    By the way, in a moment of seriousness, thank you all.
    You're welcome!

    Oh, and by the way, congrats! Thanks for your continued dedication.

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