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Thread: Moving On

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    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
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    Moving On

    Hi, everyone--

    For some time, I've desperately been needing to make adjustments to my schedule to give me more room around writing. So after a lot of thought, and with much reluctance, I've decided to step down as a moderator here at AW.

    This hasn't been an easy decision--I really feel that the B&BC forum is my baby. I've been modding it for more than three years now. But I know that things are in excellent hands with CauPaux and Uncle Jim.

    You aren't rid of me completely--I'm still an AW member, and I'll be lurking around B&BC, ready to drop the odd evidence or logic bomb on the latest sockpuppet. I'll just be a bit scarcer. Also, my Writer Beware activities will be continuing unchanged (including blogging), so if anyone has a question, or wants to alert me to something questionable, please email me anytime:

    I've really enjoyed being a mod, and I know I'm going to miss that active involvement. At the same time, I can already feel myself starting to breathe a sigh of relief. So I know the timing's right.


    - Victoria

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    Always writing AW Moderator Calla Lily's Avatar
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    Victoria, you are a goddess and we will miss your amazing presence. But your own life comes first! Thank you for everything. This just means I'll be checking my Writer Beware RSS feed more often.

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    The King and Queen of Cheese BenPanced's Avatar
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    delicate #!&@*#! flower Perks's Avatar
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    You're the best, Ms. Strauss. Take care of you and thank you for everything you've done here.

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    Thank you for all your hard work and good luck in the future with your writing!

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    practical experience, FTW
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    I'm glad to see you'll still be a member. Best wishes to you, and thank you for the years you've spent moderating these boards.

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    And thus we begin the edits melaniehoo's Avatar
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    'Twas but a dream of thee El Jefe MacAllister's Avatar
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    I've never had to write a "Help Wanted: newly open position for Publishing Paladin-Sage" before.

    Thanks so very, very much for all you do, both here and elsewhere, Victoria. You really are an inspiration.

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    Keep it real.
    Se non e vero, e molto ben trovato.
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    I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated. Your contributions have been and are invaluable. Wishes for your success. Its good to know you'll still be around, it wouldn't be the same place without you.


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    Stand in the Place Where You Live KTC's Avatar
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    You've done a tremendous amount of good here. You deserve a break. Thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do. It's invaluable.

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    All your work here is so appreciated! Good luck to you and I hope to see you around.
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    In the immortal words of Douglas Adams: So long, and thanks for all the fish.

    Congratulations on getting yourself some breathing room - glad to know you'll still be around!

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    Girl Detective Stacia Kane's Avatar
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    ...I don't know what to say. I'm going to miss you!

    But you have to do what's best for you. And I'd rather you not be around as much instead of not being here at all.

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    ~writes for Him~ Robin Bayne's Avatar
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    ~the old line state~
    Thanks for all you've done!

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    Capeless, wingless, & yet I fly. SuperModerator Williebee's Avatar
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    "Thanks" and "You will be sorely missed." really aren't enough.

    But, hey we're starving artists, so that's pretty much what we can do for now, you know?

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    Just like yesterday, and tomorrow.
    Face the day, not the darkness.

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    practical experience, FTW
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    Victoria, thanks so much for all the work you've put in here, and all the wonderful advice you've given. Enjoy the breathing room, and good luck!

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    Evil, undead Chihuahua SuperModerator Haggis's Avatar
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    Congrats on losing the shock collar, Victoria.

    And thanks for all you've done for so many people here.
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    Awww, and I just got here! Thanks for your great work and enjoy the breathing room.

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    Cinnamon, sit. Bad fish! C.M. Daniels's Avatar
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    Sometimes you've just got to do what you've got to do.

    I'm glad you'll still be around to offer your wisdom.

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    Super Browser triceretops's Avatar
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    You're the absolute best, Victoria. You've brought the light to MY eyes over the years, as I'm sure you've done with thousands of readers. Thanks for being the straight shooter that you are.


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    You are a wise and very fair human being. I love this forum, it's helped me more than I can say in the last 6 months since I joined.

    Your help and insight has been greatly appreciated, and not just by me. I'm glad you'll still be around, and I wish you nothing but good things.

    Thank you again!

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    Domestic extremist darkprincealain's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for everything you do at Writer Beware and at AW. I hope this change allows plenty of time for you to hit your goals, whatever they may be!
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    Such a nasty woman SuperModerator Old Hack's Avatar
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    Victoria, you've been a wonderful mod here all these years: I've watched you take all sorts of rudeness with a grace and style I know I could never equal; I've gazed in wonder as you've fielded rampant vanity publishers and never even messed your hair up.

    You've helped me more than you could ever know, and I'm very grateful for that.

    You'll be much missed, but you leave this place in safe and competent hands. I'll look forward to seeing you around.

    Now stop reading this and go and write something!

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