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#1 drowning000


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

I just wanted to take this oppurtunity to remind us all that ALL of us are survivors. Well DUR is probably what youre thinking right now, so then ill ask you to think about the mods too.

It seems that sometimes, not anyone in particular, forgets that our hard working chat mods, forum mods, and admin are survivors too. We expect our mods to come in and save the day all the time without thinking they might be having a rough day to. This is not to say these arent the people you should go to if you need help, but it is to say....just remember. I am not saying anyone is doing anything wrong, i just thought we could all use a reminder of these kinda things every now and then smile.gif

#2 ann

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:44 PM

Thanx for the reminder smile.gif
((((((((((((((((((((((all admins and mods)))))))))))))))))))))))))) You guys are awesome.


#3 Lene

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:10 PM

hug.gif Rach hug.gif

Just wanted to say thank-you for this post smile.gif It is true...perhaps I'm speaking for myself,but I doubt it....it can be hard as a mod to post our feelings whether on the board or in chat at times.For me I kinda feel like I'm expected to be fine all the time just because my name is a different colour.At times I do feel like others expect me to hold it together and be the pillar for everyone else to lean on.I know people probably don't see it that way but it sure feels like that at times.Probably my own projections on the matter but it was really nice and thoughtful of you to remind the world that we are ALL survivors regardless of what colour our names appear and just like everyone else us chat mods,mods and admin staff have bad days and need support just like the rest of the community.

ok...that was probably badly put unsure.gif but I hope you get what I'm trying to say!!!

hug.gif Lene x

#4 drowning000


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:16 PM

Not at all Lene.. infact i think you got your point across rather well and wanted to say thanks and well done for posting it!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

#5 CJ


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:22 PM

What a lovely post! Thank you hunni hug.gif

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:30 PM

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#7 Kalalau

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:59 PM

((((((((((((((((Miss Racheal))))))))))))))))))))))

This post came just when I needed it and is very much appreciated. Thank you for the lovely post.

Keeponrockinwhichabadself... mmmmhmmmm!


#8 teazle

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for the reminder racheal, its good to always remember that!!

go the mods smile.gif


#9 ToLiveAgain

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:29 PM

Racheal your are sooooo right on! Glad you brought this to our attention!

We need a smiley that says "mods are people too" (hehhe.. ok maybe we don't, but at least you get it, right? ok... )

Anyway... I have recently come to get to know more mods much better and I honestly have to say they are some of the kindest, most sincere people I know. It makes me ache to think of any of them suffering, especially since I do think we often (wrongly) put them on pedastals that do not allow them the priviledge of venting their feelings as freely as the rest of us.

Yay mods! Keep on rockin' on!

YOU ARE LOVED!!!! wub.gif

#10 determined 1

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:04 PM

You guys are all great, and it takes special people to put up w/ the rest ofus!LOL We are here for you guys too! BLESSINGS!!!

#11 cloudsdescending

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:21 PM

given recent events, i figured this post could use a boost.


#12 Kalalau

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:37 AM

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((Y'all are just fabulous!!!!!!)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) lol

#13 lacrymosa


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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:46 AM

To the mods and admin: Thanks for all you do to make this site a safe haven in a world where that's a rare thing. I appreciate all of you and your efforts. I am in awe because I know we are all survivors here. Thanks again!

#14 Haullie


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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

bighug.gif well isn't this so sweet! Thank you everyone, that was very kind of you to say. Hugs!!!

#15 Lindy


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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:28 PM


Thank you so much for this lovely post. What a way to brighten up my day!

And a thank you to everyone here, because it is YOU who makes this place as wonderful as it is.