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Awitha
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Founded: Oct 13, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Awitha » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:32 am

Byyeee, may Maximus Barryius guide you.
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The United Artherian Federation
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The United Artherian Federation » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:35 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:Sheep have a varied diet, fish is on the menu too :) USS Monitor catches them for the rest of us sometimes :D

That said, I'm leaving moderation. It's been a nice, exact four years. But lately I had some RL hickups, and the motivation is not there anymore (and neither is the time). So from what was essentially a break (from especially Game Moderating), I now quit. Maybe I'll find something else to do on NS, maybe not. We'll see. I don't even know myself. But those feeder regions look very interesting :P

I always liked to be able to make my own conscious choices. And this seems like a good moment for me (though such things are probably never a good moment for others). But that should not distract in the end. Rather this way than completely burned out. Maybe in a few years, things change in my life, I have not burned my bridges :)
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USS Monitor
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19th Century Iron Steamship

Postby USS Monitor » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:01 pm

Awww... :(

I understand not wanting to do the mod thing forever, but I liked having you on the team.
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Khasinkonia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Khasinkonia » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:05 pm

Well, four years is a pretty good run for any position of importance in my book.

I wish you the best of luck and enjoyment in your retirement Blaat. :)
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The Huskar Social Union
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm

I thought you did well as a mod, but nothing wrong with being one of us grubby commoners again.

Hope things smooth out for you irl
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Postby Luziyca » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:38 pm

Wow. I am kind of impressed at how you have managed to last four years. Like, compared to Reppy, [violet], DLN, four years seems ridiculously short.

As much as I'd like to say four more years, I recognize that if you are no longer motivated to do the work, there is no real reason why we ought to force you.

At least we'll still enjoy your blaat puns that you tell us while pulling the wool over our eyes.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:54 pm

Sheepie, we'll miss ya wooly self as mod but, life is life and it takes precedence. <3 Thanks for the time you took to help NS.
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WA Kitty Kops
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Father Knows Best State

Postby WA Kitty Kops » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Byebye mod-Blaat, but hope you don't fully (woolly?) leave NS. :hug:
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Souseiseki » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:23 pm

"four years"

holy shit
ask moderation about reading serious moderation candidates TGs without telling them about it until afterwards and/or apparently refusing to confirm/deny the exact timeline of TG reading ~~~ i hope you never sent any of the recent mods or the ones that got really close anything personal!

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby States of Glory » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:31 pm

How do we know that this is the real Blaat? He seems too sheepish to me. I'm convinced that "Blaat" here is a wolf in sheep's clothing who's trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Wake up, sheeple!

In all seriousness, it's sad to see you go. :(
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Zaolat
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Zaolat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:49 pm

States of Glory wrote:How do we know that this is the real Blaat? He seems too sheepish to me. I'm convinced that "Blaat" here is a wolf in sheep's clothing who's trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Wake up, sheeple!

In all seriousness, it's sad to see you go. :(

It could be a DYP in Blaat's clothing.
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Tim-Opolis
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Tim-Opolis » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:53 pm

A GPer (albeit a former one) retiring? See you in a few weeks ;)

I hear TGW is taking openings for Sheep to join DYP in battle.
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Maltropia » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:28 pm

I'll definitely miss seeing you 'round the Lounge. Thanks for all your input into the Mentor team over the last four years. :)
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Postby Shazbotdom » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!l!!!



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Postby The Corparation » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:46 pm

And so another mod grown old and weary, retires and is sent to a farm upstate never to be seen again.
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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:52 pm

The Corparation wrote:And so another mod grown old and weary, retires and is sent to a farm upstate never to be seen again.

Take up knitting, you'll see him again ... eventually.
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Zanera
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Ex-Nation

Postby Zanera » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Time to un-learn some dem habits.

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Leetmerica
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Leetmerica » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:09 pm

See you, sheep cowboy.

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Dylar
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Dylar » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:02 pm

Aww...I'll miss having a sheep pass judgement on rule-breakers...Before you go, I'll give you some fish-shaped cookies. Or maybe some cookie-shaped fish? Eh, I'll probably end up giving you a swordfish anyways, since everything about me on here is about swords and Crusades...and I can't really make Crusade-shaped foods...
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The One True Benxboro Empire
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Ex-Nation

Postby The One True Benxboro Empire » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:47 pm

:(
You've been a great mod!
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Tekeristan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:49 pm

Goood baaaaaaaaaa'ye

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Destructive Government Economic System
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Tekeristan wrote:Goood baaaaaaaaaa'ye

That's some blaatant use of puns right there.
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:01 pm

Best of luck to you, and I hope to keep seeing you around the forums!

Oh, wait. I meant to say Four more years! Four more years!
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Cerillium » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Blaat, you heart-breaker!

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New York Times Democracy

Postby Socio Polor » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks Blaat for the contributions you've made to the site, and good luck to all your future endeavors! :)
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