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Offline Miaisland

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2009, 10:49:45 AM »
Thank you Melisande!!!!!

And welcome Glenn!!!!!
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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2009, 10:53:15 AM »
Many thanks to you, Melissande, for all the great work you have done.

Welcome and congratulations, Glenn :)
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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2009, 12:25:51 PM »
Meli....

I had no idea you played such an important and vital role in bringing our forum into the world and keeping it here.

You deserve the biggest THANK YOU ever for doing that!!!

I really have no idea where I would have been today if I hadn't found the forum when I did. I'm quite sure it saved my sanity.
It was such a relief beyond words to find it when I googled, and to learn there were others like me out there.

And since then the forum and all the friends I've made here have become such a huge and important part of my daily life, that I can hardly remember how I used to spend my days before it.
(oh yes, I think I have a faint memory of something called "books" and "tv" LOL)

Seriously, I can't imagine what my life would be like if I didn't have the forum, where I meet friends on a daily basis, chat, discuss, talk seriously, joke, laugh and cry together.

So, thank you once again for making all that possible!!!!  :-*


And congrats Glenn and welcome in your new position!!!!  :-*


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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2009, 01:28:07 PM »
Dear Meli
Thanks for all you did, I can only agree with what Sonja said - you saved my sanity! Chris

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2009, 01:29:41 PM »
Thank you, Meli, for making it possible for us to be here together.

Hope to see you again this summer in SF!

And welcome and good luck Glenn!!!

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2009, 06:16:26 PM »
Thank you for all your help and hard work Meli, and good luck with your new tasks, Glenn.
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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2009, 09:37:55 AM »
Meli - thanks so much for all you've done to make the forum such a strong and vital place.  I couldn't do your job, and therefore appreciate your service all the more, knowing how challenging it can be, yet you did it so well in such an unassuming way. Thank you.

And Glenn, you're perfect for the job, my support and my best to you!

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2009, 11:53:00 AM »
Thank you Melisande and everyone who made and continues to make this Forum possible.
You have helped so many with your generosity.

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2009, 08:55:38 PM »
Oh no (((((((( Meli ))))))))! We're Unnerved, All Shook Up, Stranded and Twisting In The Wind that you're Going Home (so to speak) from the forum.....
You've been our Bellweather, our BBF-Mod, our Salvation, our Light Of The Towering Dark...you've given us so much more than just A Little Something Extra, you've been Heaven Sent.

But, you've absolutely put in Enough Time & work & effort here, and just between You And Me And A Dog Named Flea, we'd be Dreaming and/or disregarding The Big Bang Theory to expect any more from anyone. (We'll)I'll Be Seeing You again Back Where You Belong.... in Le Bar, maybe in person, at the Bus Stop or on The Crookedest Street In The World, or In Plain Sight in The Outland... hopefully before 356 Days goes by...or 48 Days, or even A Month Of Sundays.... or we'll have Zero fun, and our slash writers will get Writer's Block, and we Can't Stand It and will require an Intervention.

So Meli, here's a Tribute to you, and A Prayer Of Thanks, and Kisses, too!


Well.... Somebody New is going to help now, (((( Glenn )))), thank you, too.


(Something similar has been done in the past; I'm sorry I don't remember by whom.)


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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2009, 09:49:14 PM »
Seriously, Meli....thank you for a grand, safe, engaging, friendly place where so many have found help and hope.
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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2009, 10:01:27 PM »
Thanks to everyone who posted here. It really means a lot to me. You have no idea.

And, Melby, lol. It's been a Long, Strange Trip.



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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2009, 10:22:22 PM »
Good evening Meli --

I've been quite absent from the forum and checked in tonight for several notes of profound impact.  I never quite would have believed it, had I not seen it.  ;)  Your unwavering dedication to seeing things through here at the forum, in the face of some incredible odds at times has been inspiring.  I too greatly benefitted from having worked with you.  I enjoyed the few times we got to socialize, and look forward to more.

You have far more than deserved a chance to step back and just enjoy the forum for all that it gives back.  Cheers, m'lady -- see ya round the threads.

Monica


ETA: and Melby!  LMAO - LOVED your tribute!

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2009, 10:30:21 PM »
Very clever, Melby, and right on, too. :)
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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2009, 10:36:46 PM »
Meli,

Just a quick note to say that during the time I was a mod in the Book and Film threads I always looked forward to getting your suggestions, comments and viewpoints.  The fact that we have a Gay History thread here is due in large part to the encouragement that you gave me.  Thanks so much for being a willing ear, a good counsel and an eager co-conspirator.

Thanks for everything - you are the best!

Michael

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Re: And Thanks for All the Fish
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2009, 11:17:47 PM »

You're a class act, Meli.  100%

I've made some mighty fine friends here that I'd never have met otherwise, and had a lot of fun.

Thanks for the boots, and all you made possible.