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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:09 pm
by DNS
:cry:

Yes, it is a sad time indeed that retro has stepped down as admin to take care of some things in his life. For the record it was his decision alone and he will be greatly missed.

He did excellent work here from inception with the set-up, moderating, and administrative duties.

And of course, I welcome Ben to fill that role and know he will continue to do well.

Dhamma Wheel would not be what it is today (the most popular, most visited Buddhist forum on the internet) were it not for Paul. He is not only a co-founder, but kept it together when times got tough and had a level-headed, compassionate, liberal moderating style. I cannot say enough good things about him and whatever I say is an understatement.

He is the one who encouraged me to assist him with the starting of a Buddhist forum, primarily geared to Theravada. And then when this forum went well, it was his encouragement again to start a Mahayana forum (Dharma Wheel), appropriately with the same type of name and design, but with the different spelling for the language of the tradition.

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:04 pm
by manas
I also wish to thank retro for all of his contribution here as site admin, his personal assistance from time to time, and also just his generally easygoing personality (not a bad thing also 8-) ), and retro: I wish you continued increase in virtue, concentration and insight!

:namaste:

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:46 pm
by Aloka
Lots of good wishes for your health and happiness in the future Retro, I will miss your friendship and kindness here .


:hug:

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:10 pm
by appicchato
...cannot say enough good things about him and whatever I say is an understatement.
All the very best to you Paul...

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:02 am
by Dmytro
Good luck to you, Retro! :anjali:

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:15 am
by Monkey Mind
I skim through a lot of material on Buddhist forums, but I always stop to read a post from Retro. Thank you for some great information and role modelling.

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 am
by Euclid
Thanks for all of your hard work Retro!

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:02 pm
by Viscid
Retro was pretty awesome. I hope whatever he's doing goes well.

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:52 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings everyone,

Thanks for the kind words... I expect I'll still be around, it just won't be in a formal leadership capacity.

I'm actually quite looking forward to enjoying the forum as a member, without any obligations other than to adhere to the terms of service.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 am
by mindfullmom
I don't post often but I do read here often. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to learn from everyone here and Retro has been been one of my favorites. Thank you for your thoughts and your style of expressing them! :bow:

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:19 pm
by daverupa
I think the blue suits you. You're like a differently-colored lightsabre now. (The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...)

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:23 pm
by Ben
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:24 pm
by daverupa
Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??
...and gained a new one...

:jedi:

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm
by tiltbillings
daverupa wrote:
Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??
...and gained a new one...

:jedi:
I think there is a bit of humor here, but damdifino what it is.

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:32 pm
by daverupa
Sorry to clutter the thread, in any case.

:heart: