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#1 gav240z

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

Hi Everyone,
I want to announce that Lurch has decided to step down as a site moderator at Auszcar. Lurch has been doing the role for several years now and being a mod is often a thank-less job. I want to take this opportunity to thank Lurch for all the work he has done over the last few years which includes:

  • Moderating discussions on a daily basis - it's not easy keeping up everything that happens on the site (believe me I know)
  • Flagging spam and removing spam posts - You'll notice we don't get lots on the site and when we do it's gone quickly. This keeps the sites content quality high (which everyone benefits from)
  • Identifying posts that are suitable as sticky and benefit the community as a whole
  • Helping rally up the troops and organise events and technical workshop days
  • and much much more....

Often being a moderator means you have to take a hard line when users start to get into heated debate and flame wars. You'll never please everyone in such situations and it can be a tough role. I believe Lurch hasn't decided to leave the community rather step back from a leadership role for now. So with all that said, thank you once again Lurch.

PS: At the moment I haven't looked at Lurch's successor . This is definitely something I will consider and I've already had a recommendation but will follow up on that shortly.

If there are any questions, hopefully that's something Lurch can address for you?

 

#2 dat240z

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for all the good work Lurch. Deserve a break mate:)

#3 Lurch ™

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Gav :)

The amount of work that is required to keep this place running smoothly behind the scenes is quite extraordinary!

In any case, it's time for someone else to step into the breach & take this awesome forum forwards.
My fuse has been getting shorter & shorter these last few years, so it's better I move aside now.

Carry On!

#4 reverendzed

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for all you have done Lurchos! Personally from myself and Melinda and the rest of the fam, we appreciate your personal friendship, your hours of hands on assistance over the years and the beers we've shared.  Thank you for moderating more than a forum but for accepting so many of us into a community.  We appreciate you bro!
Rev & Mel

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for all your work big fella. Ive been to a few of the events youve organised/co-organised/hosted and learnt heaps (especially on the bodywork day).

Enjoy spending more time in the shed mate  ;)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

Thanks lurchos. Awsome job mate this place has sure benifited from your time in the captins chair.
Now you will have more time to showcase some of your awesome work for  all to see

Mick.

#7 chris240

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

So does this mean when you now reply to a post , youll tell us what you really think ?  !!!!  ;)
I think youve mellowed from when I first got on here a bit over 5 years ago.  ::)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Cheers for the future Lurch. I always had a little chuckle at some of your comments, and for me I could see the humour in them. Thank goodness they weren't directed at me. ;D
All the best.
David.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

Appreciate all the work you've put into this place.
Your absence, at least publicly, has been noticed.
Time for you to come out.

#10 peter mc

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

thanks ,, mate you were a top mod  :P  full off wit and had no shame lol 
and thanks for being a top mate

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

To a good mate, you've done we'll Lurch, see you at the Christmas BBQ. Regards Gordon.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

Lurch, Thanks for all your help online, off and anywhere else. I guess I'm guilty of taking things for granted, so a thanks to everyone else involved too! This site has been invaluable to me in my time as a member

I'll miss the entertainment. 'Insert MJ eating popcorn here'  ;)

#13 dat2kman

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:55 PM

Played hard,
Done good.




Now you can come up north, sit on the porch, drink Bundy, then weld stuff to stuff that was neva meant to be weldeded.
I can hold the bits wit me teeth.
Then we can chew nails, and spit rust!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

it will need to be very big shoes to fill Lurches spot, without lurch as a moderator it just wont be the same, thanks mate for the many years of giving me flack and i will be looking forward to many more  ;D

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

I know that you will be there. So Good luck mate and I will speck soon.
and Thank you for your many years of moderatoring does mean you have more time to do some of those job that you are needing to do. ::)   

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Lurch you have done a bang up job. Wit out yo dis place would b full of gangsta speakin Honda boyz. But seriously, your firm no BS attitude has kept the majority of this forum on track and therefore more useful to everyone involved. Ps if you come up north don't drink the Bundy, stick to Sailor Jerry or at the very least Mount Gay! In any case, there will always be some sort of rum for you at my place!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

Thanks Lurchos.  You done good and deserve a break.

This thread needs to be moderated.  It's like a series of freaking eulogies!  He's not dead people!  :o

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

Probably a tough call Lurchos because your passion for the forum was clearly evident and it wouldn't be what it is today without your input. Well done mate! Also appreciate how much time it must take to keep the boys in line, more time to spend on the Early Girl now. Enjoy your retirement.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Gav, about time you got rid of that dictatorial six foot four streak of bad tempered pelican shit.......... he should have been sacked years ago.

Enjoy the spare time Lurch, there's still a cage up here to be made if you are quick enough in taking up Jason's offer, though strangely I've never seen Jason drink rum, just that horrible stuff from kentucky....

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

Thanks not only for your moderating, but also opening up your home to us for the workshop days.  ;)  Much appreciated.




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