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Congratulations are in order for our newly-appointed Forum Admins!
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Inferno
The Kraken / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 1:52am

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Congratulations are in order for our newly-appointed Forum Admins! Can't Post

With the inundation of activity surrounding the recent announcements about The Hobbit, and due to the natural attrition over time of Admins (I, for one, am not nearly so active on tOR.N as I used to be), we've selected a few more to don the Admin Hat, with the blessings of TPTB. So hearty congratulations are in order for:

dernwyn
Earl
entmaiden

We (I and the other admins) hope everyone will help them feel welcome in their new role on the site. As one who went through the same process at one point in time, I can say it can feel a bit daunting at times, but, like new shoes, one can break in the role until it's comfortable and familiar. Anyone who actively campaigns for being an admin probably is a little touched in the brain (or to borrow a line from Frodo, they seem fairer, but feel fouler), but we're grateful to those who, when asked, take on the duty of guarding our little corner of the internet from Troll invasions (we poor rangers who seem foul and feel fair). ;)

We don't add new admins very often (this is, in fact, the third round since the founding of tOR.N), but for the curious, the process runs along these lines: existing admins put forth some candidates, and narrow it down to a few choices-- not just for their ability to be level-headed and helpful, but also with consideration for the times of day they usually post. We try to maintain coverage 24 hours a day (and having a pair of Kiwi Admins helps immensely in this regard), so that problems can be addressed with the least amount of waiting. After the 'short list' is finalized, the admins send it to TPTB for approval.

Again, welcome to the new Forum Admins! Three Cheers! Praise them with Great Praise!

Inferno.

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Elcenia


Ataahua
The Kraken / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 2:16am

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Great praise indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome dernwyn, Earl and entmaiden! We'll have the Admin hats waiting for you to don (Earl's is the one without the feathers) and I'll line up a few drinks for you at the Fiesta bar tomorrow. :)


we poor rangers who seem foul and feel fair).

I suppose that's better than seeming fowl and feeling fear...

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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NottaSackville
Sailing Master

Nov 12 2010, 2:41am

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Uh-oh - they all seem fair to me! What does that mean? [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats, or sympathies, whichever is the most appropriate.

I'm off to post some spam.....

Notta


Altaira
The Kraken / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 2:51am

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Three cheers! [In reply to] Can't Post

One each for entmaiden, Earl and dernwyn! LaughHeartSmile

We know you'll each do a fantastic job. Smile


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squire
Quartermaster


Nov 12 2010, 3:10am

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Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats to all three, and thanks to TORn again for running the best-administered boards on the internet.

Hmm. I think I know just how to drive these guys nuts their first week...



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entmaiden
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 3:19am

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Smilies for everyone! [In reply to] Can't Post

You might think you can drive us nuts, but we have smilies, and we're not reluctant to use them Cool

Thanks, squire Smile


dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 3:51am

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Noooo! [In reply to] Can't Post

*imagines constant harassment regarding the next chapter of BotR* Really! I am working on it! Crazy

Well, just be careful, whatever you do...you know we're not quite "experts" at using our new "powers" yet, and we could get things mixed up just a teensy bit...hee hee hee...

Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 3:53am

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

We do have excellent instructors, you know...we'll be learning from the best! Wink


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 3:56am

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*looks for [In reply to] Can't Post

"Spam" button*...I think it's this one labelled "Fried or Baked?"...Wink

Thanks, Notta! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 3:59am

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Feathered hats? [In reply to] Can't Post

Those will really make us feel "fowl"! Laugh

The "seeming fowl and feeling fear" comes later this month, around the fourth Thursday, particularly to large gobbling birds...Wink

Thank you for the welcome! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




Magpie
Captain


Nov 12 2010, 4:01am

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I think these three are just perfect for the position [In reply to] Can't Post

I might say congratulations but I suspect you'll be hopping pretty hard at times in this role. :-)


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dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 4:07am

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Won't be a problem... [In reply to] Can't Post

...we've got terrific backup! Wink

Thanks, Magpie! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




Darkstone
Captain


Nov 12 2010, 5:01am

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Reinforcements? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just when we had you guys on the ropes....

Congrats, and "Forth the Three Hunters!" May they dispatch many trolls.

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Ethel Duath
Quartermaster


Nov 12 2010, 5:04am

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Congrats all! And we will try to make yor job as easy as possible. [In reply to] Can't Post

(Lessee: How much all-caps typing, and how many duplicate threads, crossed threads and gigantic pictures can I post in the next 5 minutes! Ah, and does anyone want to buy all the discount violin strings I just bought in Nigeria?AngelicEvil)

May your task be easy!

Here's some help:



N.E. Brigand
First Mate


Nov 12 2010, 5:23am

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Good luck to them! [In reply to] Can't Post

And congratulations.

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N.E. Brigand
First Mate


Nov 12 2010, 7:30am

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Abusing your authority already? [In reply to] Can't Post

Help, help, I'm being oppressed!

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Elizabeth
Quartermaster


Nov 12 2010, 7:57am

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Congratulations and thanks to all of you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 






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Ataahua
The Kraken / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 8:04am

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*reaches for the 'Ni!' button* / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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sador
First Mate


Nov 12 2010, 9:35am

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Eglerio! [In reply to] Can't Post

Um... was that correct? Crazy

Anyway - thank as usual, and now for choosing just the right people to abuse the authority keep up the good work!

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Earl
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Nov 12 2010, 10:04am

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Thanks for the congratulations everyone... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I'll admit I'm as scared as I'm excited, but there's so many of you here providing support and encouragement, it does serve to push up the excitement a notch and allay the fears a little.

And here's a congratulations to dernwyn and entmaiden too! Cheers! Smile



AlassŽa Eruvande
Quartermaster


Nov 12 2010, 2:14pm

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Woo-hooo!! Congratulations! [In reply to] Can't Post

Y'all must really be into pain...Crazy



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AlassŽa Eruvande
Quartermaster


Nov 12 2010, 2:16pm

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Hey! Notta's touching me! And he's on my side of the interwebs!! [In reply to] Can't Post

deeerrrrnnwyyyynnn!!!

Eaaarrrll!!

eeennnntmaiiiideennnn!

Make him stop!

EvilAngelic



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


NottaSackville
Sailing Master

Nov 12 2010, 2:43pm

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AM NOT!! PTbtpbtpPTBB! [In reply to] Can't Post

 
Isn't it interesting that that the PTB and the rasberry noise use the same letters....? Hmmm.

Oh, and SHE started it! Evil

Notta


NottaSackville
Sailing Master

Nov 12 2010, 2:45pm

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Just as long as it's not the fried and coated in cheetos button - that could get messy. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ainu Laire
Sailing Master


Nov 12 2010, 2:47pm

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Congratulations! [In reply to] Can't Post

I cannot think of names any better-- I know I could not do such a job that would require such finesse and patience. Congratulations!

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