View Full Version : So I'm an Admin. Wow.
6th January 2006, 01:28 AM
I know that this forum is typically reserved for the introduction of new members, but this seems like the best place to make this speech. Although Iíve spent countless years on these forums as an active part of this wonderful community, my advancement in position is similar to a rebirth. To me, it feels as though I am a brand new member again.
These forums have really grown on me ever since I stumbled upon them. Iíve been here for the majority of the highlights, the lowlights, the terrific members, the terrible spammers, the insightful discussions, and the hapless flame wars. These moments, coupled with the experiences Iíve shared with the members themselves, molded who I am today and helped me grow in to what I believe to be a better person.
What this community has done for me is more than many of you will ever truly know or come to understand. Having the ability to give this back to the current members is more than just a privilege, it is an unbelievable honor.
Some members seem to be just as ecstatic as I am about the whole ordeal (Thanks guys), while others seem upset or outraged at the idea (Sorry Gold and others). With luck, everything will move forward in a positive direction. Hopefully it will be enough for everyone to recognize the benefits of this situation and approve of the decision made.
Iíd love to tirade for pages and pages about this, but I wonít. I know how stale reading such prolific, sincere documents can be. Besides, Iím thinking so many things right now that Iím finding it impossible to get it all down in text format. It may seem ridiculous considering the internet isnít suppose to be ďsrs bznessĒ, but I feel choked up. However, there is one more thing Iíd like to say before I end this post.
This new position comes with a new toy. Itís called the ďBan HammerĒ, and I plan to sing one last lament while dragging it down admin alley.
Your New *Euphoric* Admin,
- Grey Jinjo
6th January 2006, 01:31 AM
*CLAPS* Congrats Grey!!! :D *ONE MORE CLAP FOR THE BAN HAMMER*
6th January 2006, 01:38 AM
Go "Ban Hammer"! Oh, and you always get that feeling when you become an admin. It's just normal. But to be an admin on a massive sitew like this is amazing! Congrats!
6th January 2006, 02:00 AM
I would like to thank me, myself, and of course, Irene. She was good to me back in the day... always putting up with my odd psychoses, such as my fetish for playing fetch with the ball. The ball, guys... it's singular. It had spikes all over it, and wasn't really the kind of thing you'd want to hold in your mouth, especially since it was volleyball-sized and wouldn't fit. If you could unhinge your jaw like a snake, you could get it to fit. And then you wouldn't need to eat for a month, because the spikey volleyball would nourish you for a long time.
I'd like to thank my dentist, because he gives me that sweet sweet laughing gas to calm me down while he's drilling through my teeth. That drill is pretty loud, especially when he demonstrated for me that it could drill through concrete. He pulled it out of my mouth, pointed it at the floor, and dove downward with it like a diver from the high-dive board of a pool. We used to go swimming at the local pool, my dentist and I, although I couldn't stay in the water for more than a half hour because then my fillings would start to rust. I didn't have the best dental plan, y'see, but he did the best he could at the time.
I'd also like to thank my cat. She's very fat, and always willing to sit on me. Secretly I think she likes to cut off circulation to my feet. I'd be willing to bet that she's in league with a warped league of chiropractors who specialize in feet massages -- she's keeping them in business. I wouldn't be surprised if she sits around on other peoples' laps in other houses when I'm asleep. Just because she's an animal doesn't mean she doesn't work a 40-hour week, too, and laps aren't in short supply around here.
And finally, I'd like to thank my car. It's always there when I need it, always willing to blow a spark plug at the drop of a hat, always misfiring a piston because the wind hit it wrong, always struggling to go uphill and sputtering going downhill. It singlehandedly creates the greenhouse effect, and Bond would be envy of the smokescreen it produces. Yes sir, I lost my mind in that car... I once spent an evening with a lobotomist, and I haven't been the same ever since. It's probably between the cushions; I should check sometime.
...Oh wait, Grey's the admin winner. Congrats.
6th January 2006, 02:00 AM
Congratulations Grey! :D I think that making you an admin was a great idea. I've always thought that this place needed an Admin who was more active and involved in the forums, since all of the other ones seem to rarely visit at all. Now we have one! ^___^
6th January 2006, 02:13 AM
while others seem upset or outraged at the idea (Sorry Gold and others).
On the contrary, I am quite happy with this :)
If I seem cynical, it's because I've been doubting my own usefulness as a moderator and have been toying with the idea of asking for a downgrade to regular member.... but I dunno. I'm probably just being stupid.
Anyway, enough of that. I give you my sincere congratulations... make us proud ;)
(I know you will)
6th January 2006, 02:14 AM
Truly wonderful speech, Grey. I think I speak for all (if not most) of us here at the Rare With Project Forums when I say that we are honored to have you as our new admin.
Congrats, you deserve it.
6th January 2006, 02:29 AM
Phenominal! I am truly proud of you, Grey! Like was said before, you have the right to feel this excited and proud; this is a huge site. I can't think of anyone who would have deserved this more. You have the experience; you have the attitude; you have the "Ban Hammer". I'm proud to say that you're a new Administrator. Congratulations! Enjoy it...you've earned it. No doubt. *Salute; tear, tear*
6th January 2006, 02:32 AM
Ban Hammer, huh? About time too. :D
Anyway, congratulations on Admin. It'll be nice to have a much more active Admin to wisk away some of the more annoying members.... I think you mentioned one already. :p
6th January 2006, 02:48 AM
Thank you thank you, as the new admin I promise new toiletes for everyone!
I would like to thank....
What do you mean grey that i'm not the new admin?
And that i should stop repeating everything you say to me caus i'm making a big fool out of myself?
What i'm not the new admin :eek: who would deserve it more than me :eek:
Gongrats grey! I'm happy for you!! And i'm sure you will make a great admin.
*Takes out shotgun and fires 20 happy shots*
6th January 2006, 04:22 AM
It's quite a cool feeling as I could probably expect. And I'd also expect that Ban Hammer to be heavier than a whale but i'm sure you'll put it to good use. :) And Gold stop that. You and Icy, GM2k and Andre all do fantastic jobs as mods. This place wouldn't be the same without any of you.
6th January 2006, 05:31 AM
Congratulations, Grey! :D Now get out there and BAN LAMENT!!
6th January 2006, 08:14 AM
6th January 2006, 03:19 PM
Fantastic speech, Grey - and I'm fairly damn sure we all know, at least in some way of our own what this forum his done for you, and for all of us as well - for me, it was when I returned to the forums last year, and the warm welcome back I got - also, I wouldn't have met all of the people I talk to on AIM, or even possibly some of my online friends I've met up with, hadn't it been for some of the chapters in the RWP's past. And because this forum and its many great members mean so much to me, it's a privilege to have you as an admin. :)
Anyway, enough of my ranting... STOP!
6th January 2006, 09:54 PM
*Pulls out the RWPChampaign,*
Whoo! It's good to have an Admin such as Grey. I'm sure the RWPF is going to see better days now. The Banhammer, Made by the same creator of the SPAM Reaver, has an ulitmate potential and will crush any opponent in its path.
But, two questions remain...
1. Does this mean we're gonna get a Grey Jinjo Smilie now? :mazza
2. Whatever will happen to that empty Moderator position that Grey used to be in? ;)
6th January 2006, 10:08 PM
*gives Grey the key to the RWP punch storage*
It's all yours.
But yeah, that was quite the speech and you becoming an admin will only make this forum a better and friendlier place to visit.
7th January 2006, 04:13 AM
Congratulations! I stole this key from Ice, here.....it is the key to the Admin CP, and most importantly......the IP Ban hammer! I hope you smack the living CRAP out of lament. *salutes* It is a great honor, and I believe you'll bring justice to the forums. And Icegod.....for your rocket launcher, use this lament seeker! Lament.....you are getting your JUST DESSERTS!!!!!!!!!! Now.....time for the Happy RWPunch!!! And some music!
Joy to the world......that lament is banned!
:D :D :D
Congratulations! Here's one last gift......a bigass trophy, with a jinjo at the top, stating your adminisness!!
11th January 2006, 10:54 PM
It seems I'm a little late, but congratulations nonetheless Grey! :D Now with you as an admin, I'm sure things around here couldn't get any better. :)
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