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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by DEAverification, Oct 8, 2001.

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  1. Jammer

    Jammer Captain Captain

    Sep 4, 2000
    All Your Base
    Sorry to hear this news DEA. I hope you enjoy the de-stressing that comes with more frequently stepping away from the craziness of an ongoing online bar fight. [​IMG]

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What a pity [​IMG] This is a sad day for the board. DEA, I hope you do stick around.

    Admiral Dave

    "Logic dictates you're a dumbass." - What happens when you combine Spock and Red.
  3. aussie_voy_fan

    aussie_voy_fan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 20, 1999
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yay DEA !!

    Welcome to the "Fed-Up Ex-BBS Mod/Admins Club".

    Our membership is getting longer every day [​IMG]
  4. maxi

    maxi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 13, 1999
    Sydney, Australia
    DEA this is going to be strange... you have always been a Mod or Admin the whole time I have been at this BBS.

    I hope now that the shackles are off that you can enjoy the place again.

    Oh and welcome to our select club. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. RevdKathy

    RevdKathy How scared are you? Moderator

    Oct 9, 2000
    being Rev'dKathy
    Sorry to see it has come to this, DEA. You will be missed. [​IMG] Hope you enjoy the newfound freedom, anyway.
  6. Trekaholic

    Trekaholic Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 12, 2001
    I'm sorry you're leaving the administration DEA, if only for selfish reasons. I thought you did as much good as the constraints of your position permitted. I'll especially miss your great ban thread titles.

    I hope that you will continue to post here frequently.

  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sorry to see you go DEA! Without you the bbs now has no admins who post on the bbs. Lisa and Christian are so out of touch with what is going on that without you, the board will surely suffer a huge blow.

    Take care my friend.

    OH, and when the heck did Maxi resign... Good for YOU!

    Reno, nice to see you again, but why not come by for reasons other then trolling TLE?

    [This message has been edited by Indi (edited October 09, 2001).]
  8. benny

    benny Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 17, 2000
    Well, this is a hell of a way to end a two day vacation, not to mention to end a day in which my favorite movie trilogy of all time reached my hot little hands.

    DEA, for what it's worth, I know being "the boss man" is a pain in the ass, thankless and frustrating job. While resigning may seem like the right thing to do now, will you feel the same way in the next month, 6 months or year? I don't know; that's something only you can honestly answer. I think you do need a vacation, though. More power to you for sticking with your guns and doing what you think is right.

    I too agree that the BBS has gone downhill lately. I've chalked it up to the massive influx of Enterprise posters, the dimwits over in TNZ and people just hell bent on causing massive migraines. There was a time not too long ago that everything was pretty civil around here; it's become a free for all.

    Now, I hate assigning blame, but someone has to step up and accept it. Frankly, I have no clue who to point to first, even though pointing fingers is plain wrong. There needs to be massive changes around here, starting with IP banning and extending to parts of the BBS closing down. Take away TNZ and people will find other places to troll. Perhaps they'll find hideouts in other forums, but they will eventually be banned for years.

    In any case, I'm not in any type of leadership position here and I really don't want it. Good luck, my friend. Don't be a stranger.
  9. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 1, 1999
    I think he's just missing his glory days when there was someone to spat with, Indi. Although I could care less if he only can come back to sling some mud in my direction, proves how desperate for attention he's getting. [​IMG]
  10. DEAverification

    DEAverification Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 1999
    western North Carolina, US
    I just wanted to thank everyone for the good hearted replies and feedback.

    Most notably though where'sSaavik?. I too have been impacted by out odd development together into a friendship. Jesus, me and you absolutely hated each other a year ago, and I do in fact think of you as a good friend now. Just goes to show everyone how things can change once people get to know each other.

    I also leave you with the responsibility of keeping those Admins in line down in the basement, urm Briefing room. [​IMG]
  11. DEAverification

    DEAverification Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 1999
    western North Carolina, US

    Oh trust me, resigning wasn't a decision I came to easily. Leaving the staff disturbs me as much as it seems to disturb the board. As I said though, me and Christian have fundamental differences in the way we think this board should be ran. I simply don't agree in dealing with trolls the way he has set in stone. No matter how much I've contributed to this place and helped forge some of what actually is today's Trek BBS... He's the owner, I'm not. It all comes down to that.

    A vacation though? Why HELL YEA I'm taking a vacation. I'm leaving Thursday afternoon to Cumberland Island Georgia. A nice laid back vacation where I'll spend a long romantic time with my wife, and enjoy the beautiful national parkland of coastal Georgia. I was planning on Daytona Florida, but being around partying teenagers and seriously overbooked hotels filled with people crowding for the last taste of summer isn't what I want right now.

    What I'll want to do in six months or a year, who's to say. I'm still a Star Trek fan, and I still like discussion boards. So you can rest assured my online life isn't over. I have intentions of Administrating again one day, because I like being an integral part of a site with a good community of people. Unfortunately if and when that opportunity presents itself, it probably won't become the phenomenon this place has. Number One, it would have to be a UBB board. Number two I lack the technical expertise. Number three, I don't have the benefit of a very popular news site to draw people in, now do I wish to be an editor.

    So who knows. Everything's pretty much up in the air right now. >:)

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      DEAverification :P
  12. where'sSaavik?

    where'sSaavik? Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 3, 2000
    Springfield, Just Another State, USA
    It's sappy, but there's something very 'Star Trek' about that isn't there. [​IMG]

    **for the first time in bbs history saavik stands up and salutes**

    Aye, sir.

    It's going to be nice having a Vice Admiral around here.

    ". . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." -Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg 1863

    Where is Saavik?
  13. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 1, 1999
    What, no stop over in Louisiana DEA? [​IMG]
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sorry to see you go DEA. Perhaps a 'stand' like this might open Christian's eyes. Lets hope so before things get much worse.

    GXALPHA Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 18, 2000
    Middle of nowhere

    Jeez..nearly everything has been said allready..

    Hmm, Dea[/b your really a great admin, and it pains me to see you give up that position. But im looking forward to seeing you post as a regular member again..

    Oh! Have fun with the wife!
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes that it's time to change the old guard and bring fresh material into his staff.

    "There were brave men a plenty all well known to fame who served in the ranks of the Czar, bababa bababab bababa ba baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......"
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Dea I think this has kind of been a bit of a shock, although everyone can understand why you would choose to leave. You are one of the most respect members here and the TrekBBS wont be quite the same again. [​IMG]

    Come and join us at Trek Talk!
  18. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2001

    10248 posts, whew

    You did a good job, if that means anything in this destraught world that some members seem to believe exist.

    I'm a new member, and it isn't too bad around here... There's a lot of us fine young officers coming through the ranks...

    There are always those that are going to make trouble on any forum... just ingnore them and they'll realise that it takes too much time and resources to keep going...

    Much of the 'abuse' against the mods and admins is light-hearted anyhow, and I think they recognise this...

    Anyhow, good luck...

    who moderates the moderators?
  19. susannah

    susannah Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 26, 1999
    You should really enjoy Cumberland Island, DEA. My Mom goes there every year and says it's fantastic.
  20. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    Land of drought and flooding rain
    Well, there you go. This is...interesting.

    DEAverification and I haven't always seen eye to eye, and he's revealed a few things in the past that have caused me to question his sanity...

    But he's also had a go, and tried to run this place in a way that gives everyone every opportunity to express their views without undue interference or harassment from others. I'm pretty disgusted that his efforts have met with resistance. If idiots (trolls, spammers, whatever you want to call them) are left to do as they like on this board, no one in their right mind will want to come here. What's the point of that?

    See ya, DEAverification. Thanks for trying.


    An eye for an eye, and the world would be blind.
    - Ghandi

    ...Grant that I may not seek to be...understood, but to understand.
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