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Offline Tim Horn

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Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:29:20 PM »
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Jan (anniebc) will no longer be a Forums moderator.

On one hand, Ann, Andy, David and I have come to depend on Jan in a big way -- she has helped to keep a number of spammers and other internet stinkers at bay and has done more than her fair share in terms of keeping order in the Forums over the years.  On the other hand, we're all pretty psyched that she has decided to spend her daily moderating time focusing on her final National Diploma in Ambulance (paramedic) exams in March, along with attending her various fury creatures, spending time with her grandkids, and doing her advocacy work.

Jan has assured us that she's not going anywhere -- but she's definitely looking forward to participating in the Forums at a more leisurely pace.

We have no immediate plans to replace Jan; we'll see how we get on without a fourth moderator. If it proves too much for us to handle, don't be surprised if you see recruitment posters in the Forums.

Thanks for everything, Jan!


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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 08:43:51 PM »
Jan, thanks for all of your help the past couple of years.  It's very appreciated!  We now welcome you back to the lower castes.
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Offline joemutt

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 09:12:53 PM »
Thank You, Jan. You were a good moderator.  :-*

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 09:37:29 PM »
Get em' Jan, you won't have any trouble with the Paramedic exams.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 10:10:13 PM by RapidRod »

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 09:55:11 PM »

  Thanks Jan for putting up with us.  Good luck on those exams.
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 09:55:21 PM »

Welcome back to "coach class".  I guess I won't be needing to hail any more taxis for you now!

In all seriousness -- thank you for all you've done (and all you will do, because, come on, you are you and will still try and maintain order).

I have full faith that you are going to ace your exams in March.

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Offline Jody

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 10:06:48 PM »
Jan...Thanks for all the difficult and much needed work you have done here as a moderator.  You need time for your exam studies and your important work down under.  And please don't go far young lady!!!

Hugs to you.

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 10:35:13 PM »
A great big thanks Jan & an even bigger HUG!

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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 10:48:50 PM »
Thank you Jan and best of luck to you in the world of EMT medicine. (It's a given you'll pass)

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 11:16:14 PM »
I Love you Jan!!!  ;D

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 12:01:23 AM »
Dear Dame Jan,

I echo the sentiments of those who have already posted.

Best of luck with your studies!


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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 12:51:20 AM »

You better not be going anywhere!!! 

Thanks for all your time and energy in these forums.


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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2009, 05:57:15 AM »
Jan, thanks for your caring in these forums.  And because of that deep level of caring, I know you're going to be a fantastic EMT.  Big hugs and kisses! :-*
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2009, 10:00:30 AM »
Wow Jan, I know you will do a wonderful job on your exam. Thank you for your "mod time." You have been such a fair and peaceful presence on the forums.


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 10:12:57 AM »
Thanks for making the forums a nice place to be.


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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2009, 10:16:45 AM »
Jan, it's been great working with you and I'm looking forward to your continued presence in the forums. Good luck with your exams; I'm sure you're going to make THE BEST EMT EVER!

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2009, 10:26:22 AM »
I sure hope she comes around often ... She is such a sweet person , you can feel the warmth  of her presence from  the other side of the world .
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2009, 11:19:37 AM »
Good luck with the exams.  Thanks for all that you have done on this here page.

Offline Basquo

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2009, 12:30:25 PM »
I'm thrilled she lasted this long, what with such a busy life in NZ.

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2009, 02:27:02 PM »

What can I say except thank you?  Your commitment and efforts to these forums have been such a generous gift.

You'll do great on your exams, of that there is no doubt.

Love ya kiddo

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Offline anniebc

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2009, 05:39:42 PM »
Hi Everyone

Thank you all so much for your kind words, and a special thank you to the Mod team who do an amazing job not only in the forums but behind the scenes...a big thank you to Ann who spent a good bit of her time training this old chook who didn't know very much at all about computers, she had the patience of a saint when it came to our "training" sessions.. ;D.

I have enjoyed my time as a Moderator, it was an honour to have been asked and it certainly felt good to know that people put their trust in me to do the right thing and to help out in some difficult times, but lately I have been helping less and less in the forums because of others commitments.

Not only do I have my home life, family and animals, but as a board member of Positive Women Organisation in NZ I keep fairly busy with talks to Nurses and Med students on safety in the work force and visiting other hospitals around NZ...but now because of my volunteer work as an Ambulance Officer, that I absolutely love doing and enjoy immensley, I really need to concentrate on my studies over the next 3 months if I want to pass...and I want to pass.. ;D.

I'm not going anywhere and now look forward to coming into the forums because I want and not because I have to, and that's how I was starting to feel, I wasn't enjoying it as much and that's wasn't  a good feeling....so in the words of Miss P and Bocker...I'm back with the lower Castes and flying in Coach again.. 8)

Thank you again Tim for putting up a thread for me I would have found it hard to make the first move.

Hugs to you all.
Jan :-*
« Last Edit: December 16, 2009, 05:42:57 PM by anniebc »
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2009, 02:40:15 PM »
Thanks Jan for everything.  You mean a lot to so many people (on and off line).   Good luck with the exams!


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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2009, 07:34:05 PM »
Thank you and good luck with your other projects!  :)

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2009, 07:41:35 PM »
Thanks for everything, Jan.

And, welcome back to cattle class, where there is no leg room, and those stewards/stewardesses (ie moderators) can make your journey hell if your not nice to them.  ;D but you already know that.
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2009, 07:59:42 PM »
I hope to see you from time to time here. I am sure you are going to pass and with a good grade!
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 12:35:28 AM »
Thanks Jan for all the work you have put in as a mod (and  to those who continue to do that often thankless job).
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 12:47:44 AM »

I've been so busy doing nothing I didn't see Tim's post until tonight.  Thanks for your hard work and best of luck with your future efforts!  I'm glad you'll still be here and, no matter what, you will never be a member of a lower caste.  Miss P. deserves an 1825 day TO for even hinting as much.

Best of all you're not going to have to moderate my posts so Ignore IS an option!!

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2009, 05:54:49 AM »
Jan, the best of luck to you in your new ventures.  Everything you touch turns to gold and this will be no exception.  Even here among us minions, you are still high rate and first class.

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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2009, 04:19:20 PM »
Just saw this.  Thank you Jan for all that you've done for this community (and, from an individual perspective, for your kindness these past six months).  Wish you the best in this new endeavour.
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2009, 04:33:18 PM »
Thanks for all your good work Jan.  You are the best.
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2009, 07:04:37 AM »
I want to see more pictures of you in your uniform....
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Re: Thank You, Jan (anniebc)!
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2009, 04:56:09 PM »
LOL@ Ron..when (if) I pass my final exams in March I will post one for you.. ;D

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Jan :-*
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