Posted: Oct 22, 2011 5:45 am
by hackenslash
Seriously, though, this forum is what it is, in large part, because of Starr's dedication. The amount of flak she's taken as senior mod, and all for love of the forum, is nigh on incalculable.

I know she has mentored several of the staff, both former and extant, and has guided them through one of the most difficult moderating jobs on the web,a moderating job, it should be noted, that yours truly was and remains unwilling to take on.

It is a poorer forum today for her decision. I'm absolutely without doubt that Kiore and Stijndeloose will slip into the job nicely and ensure that her loss is mitigated as much as is possible, but I'm equally certain that they'd both join me, not just in recognition that the forum has suffered a great loss, but in thanking her for her contribution to the forum, which was inestimable.

I feel privileged and honoured to be able to call her my friend.

Right, Starr, I've done as you asked and said something nice. Now will you sing us a song?