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Title: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 24, 2010, 12:58:38 PM
Most of you here most likely know me. I was a big support spammer back in the day when I first started (March '09), and somehow made it onto the Team here. I must say, I was completely shocked and surprised to get an invite to the team. It was a great honor and pleasure to have helped so many people whether it be in support or customization or wherever I could help.

I have evolved personally with this project. Many people here have helped be get through some tough times in my life, and it absolutely kills me to have to leave. I have made some great friends here, including JimM (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=92243), Fustrate (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=108127), Nas (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=143954), Arantor (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=53626), SlammedDime (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=64383), LexArma (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=136049) and many others. I actually blame them for letting me stick around :P

Well, to get to the point, in short I am leaving SMF for good. There are just some things here that I don't completely agree with, and can't in good conscience stick around. It has been a great pleasure getting to know you all and help you out, and you are one of the best communities I've had the pleasure of being a part of.

Adieu,
JBlaze
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: BryanD on January 24, 2010, 12:59:49 PM
i know you and i have rarley seen eye to eye but shame to see you go...
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: hadesflames on January 24, 2010, 01:01:33 PM
A shame to see you go. =/
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Fustrate on January 24, 2010, 01:03:28 PM
Hopefully we'll keep in touch :) I've still got 5 days to wait for my badge change, so I can still pester you for a few more days.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Dzonny on January 24, 2010, 01:07:09 PM
A shame to see you go. =/
+1
:(
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: adbrad on January 24, 2010, 01:08:25 PM
shame another good support member is leaving what is going to happen to smf support
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: shadow82x on January 24, 2010, 01:09:30 PM
Sorry to see you go. See you around.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Owdy on January 24, 2010, 02:12:28 PM
Good luck JB, and thank you for all what you have done for this community :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: vbgamer45 on January 24, 2010, 02:13:36 PM
We will miss you JBlaze I hope that you still check back every now and then. Thank for you for your contributions.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 24, 2010, 02:15:14 PM
Sorry to see you go, you were one of the main reasons I joined the team in the first place :(
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Costa on January 24, 2010, 02:15:42 PM
Good luck JB, and thank you for all what you have done for this community :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 24, 2010, 03:00:11 PM
Thanks folks :D
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: busterone on January 24, 2010, 03:02:59 PM
Man, I really do hate to see you go. Thanks for all you have done for SMF. Best wishes on whatever you find yourself doing.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 24, 2010, 03:05:36 PM
/me resists the urge to say something naughty.

As long as you do what you do, enjoy doing it and it works for you, it's all good.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Alpay on January 24, 2010, 03:23:06 PM
Good luck JB, and thank you for all what you have done for this community :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: ~DS~ on January 24, 2010, 03:26:47 PM
Another Team member fading in the shadow.  :(
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 24, 2010, 03:52:22 PM
If the pleasure's gone, I guess it's only right that you do, JB.


Bummer, though. (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.augk18.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fc021.gif&hash=d14dbba5bd05e3758a295f9bdb807d67)



Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: ethankcvds on January 24, 2010, 04:10:53 PM
Good Luck JBlaze. Will miss seeing you as part of the team yet again.  :(  :-[  :-X
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Gidget Claire on January 24, 2010, 04:52:12 PM
Good luck in your future endeavours. Will see you around,  ;)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: wildebeast on January 24, 2010, 04:56:18 PM
best wishes mate!
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: DoctorMalboro on January 24, 2010, 07:13:26 PM
Thanks for all, man, hope to see you soon :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Yahmez on January 24, 2010, 07:57:23 PM
Good luck JBlaze, we'll miss ya around here!
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Cassiel on January 24, 2010, 10:44:31 PM
You were one of the many staff members that I looked up to. I think you might have even helped me out with support back in the day. ;)

I wish you the best of luck wherever life takes you, and I hope that you take care. :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: LC on January 24, 2010, 11:07:27 PM
And I had just welcomed you back...fine.. traitor.  ;)

Seriously though, sorry to see you leave. :(

Good luck on anything you do in life.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 12:30:36 AM
And I had just welcomed you back...fine.. traitor.  ;)
I was writing this very post when I got banned lol :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Marcus Forsberg on January 25, 2010, 12:47:06 AM
Sorry to see you go, JB. I take it you're leaving the oven intact and unlocked for me? ;)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 12:48:27 AM
Sorry to see you go, JB. I take it you're leaving the oven intact and unlocked for me? ;)
Crap. Forgot about that. I think LC stole it so you'll have to ask her :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Marcus Forsberg on January 25, 2010, 12:52:34 AM
Oh bummer, how could you?

/me hunts down JBlaze with a sledgehammer
/me looks around
/me runs after LC

:P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 01:05:27 AM
/me pokes Nas in the back
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Spoogs on January 25, 2010, 01:34:47 AM
:o no more drunk coding :(
sheeesh its getting a little depressing around here.... anyway good luck with all ur endeavors man, i know what its like to walk away due to circumstances.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: LC on January 25, 2010, 04:10:23 AM
I is scared.

/me hides from Nas


/me watches Jblaze

Give me cookies  and I will be a happy camper.  ;)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 04:37:11 AM
/me gives LC some lolcookies
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Marcus Forsberg on January 25, 2010, 08:34:51 AM
Give me the oven back and you can have Nas-cookies :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Nick Whetstone on January 25, 2010, 10:11:21 AM
You, your work, and your sarcastic remarks will be sorely missed. :(
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 25, 2010, 01:15:13 PM
/me can only wonder what mods MMMMMMMPHPHRG-shut-yer-mouth will receive... :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 02:13:24 PM
IPB? :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 25, 2010, 02:16:35 PM
I wasn't going to spoil the surprise, but yeah...
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 02:22:14 PM
I wasn't going to spoil the surprise, but yeah...
It's no surprise. I think I've told everyone and their mother already lol :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Fustrate on January 25, 2010, 02:33:22 PM
You keep raving about it in IRC, I think even the gremlins gnawing on the underground cables know :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: rd on January 25, 2010, 03:39:33 PM
This is very sad. JBlaze was one of the few that gave me support along with Arantor. When ever I ask for support, I never receive it from anyone with the support badge(Either they ignore me or they don't help).

JBlaze is gone and if Arantor decides to leave, then I swear I will convert to another forum script.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: live627 on January 25, 2010, 04:37:50 PM
All those good byes... can I EVER say Hello? :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 25, 2010, 04:39:35 PM
/me says "Hello!" to live627.  :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: live627 on January 25, 2010, 04:42:52 PM
Helo kitty kitty  kitty.... :D
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 25, 2010, 04:43:26 PM
Hey live627 :)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 25, 2010, 04:44:49 PM
/me sticks his tail in the air and goes to sleep in his basket.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 04:45:05 PM
/me slaps live627 around a bit with a large HELLO!!!!
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 25, 2010, 04:49:44 PM
/me hopes JB will rejoin as a sockpuppet...
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Matthew K. on January 25, 2010, 04:51:24 PM
Hey Jblaze, I'm sorry I didn't get to know you better, but I am very sorry to see you leave.

THANK YOU for all of your contributions to SMF.

I hope things go well for you outside of SMF,
Labradoodle-360
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 25, 2010, 04:54:48 PM
I don't. I hope everything goes really ******ty, so you come back. (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.augk18.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fc018.gif&hash=edd6f380fa0021e5ea63ea46e6452358)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 25, 2010, 05:21:42 PM
Well right now, I am studying up on the innards of IPB in the hopes of expanding my OOP knowledge. Who knows, maybe I'll come back someday. Can't say I will now.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: kat on January 25, 2010, 05:28:45 PM
Never say never again, eh?


Good lad. ;)
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Arantor on January 25, 2010, 05:29:56 PM
Never say never again, eh?

Don't remind of that evil film.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Akyhne on January 26, 2010, 08:40:18 AM
Sad to se you go, JB.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: SoLoGHoST on January 26, 2010, 09:29:46 AM
Hey JBlaze, Good Luck!  Was nice chatting with you on SMF irc chat.  And reading your posts.  You're a genuine person and always courteous.  Will miss this the most.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: rd on January 29, 2010, 02:17:40 PM
Have fun with IPB, the worst looking forum script.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Nick Whetstone on January 29, 2010, 05:43:59 PM
Have fun with IPB, the worst looking forum script.
Worse looking than this? (http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main) http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main looks like a terrible IPB imitator to me.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: ~DS~ on January 29, 2010, 05:53:42 PM
Ewww...
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: live627 on January 29, 2010, 06:07:06 PM
Ewww...

/me echos that
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Owdy on January 30, 2010, 05:13:36 AM
Why Jb doesnt have gray badge?
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 30, 2010, 05:15:16 AM
Why Jb doesnt have gray badge?
I asked for it that way. Wouldn't be fair to those who have had theirs removed for doing something "bad" here now would it?
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Owdy on January 30, 2010, 05:16:22 AM
You havent done anything bad.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Owdy on January 30, 2010, 05:16:51 AM
******, this ship is truly sinking....
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on January 30, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
You havent done anything bad.
I was banned, wasn't I?
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: ~DS~ on January 30, 2010, 08:34:26 AM
Even worse...the badge's not showing.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Yahmez on January 30, 2010, 11:47:07 AM
You havent done anything bad.
I was banned, wasn't I?
So?
Being banned does not equate into having done something 'bad'.

Like Kindred said, "but on the banning... they were banned because people reacted emotionally and illogically.  Once people got back into a logical mindset, in the cold light of day (so to speak), the ban was reconsidered and removed."
"the banners reacted instead of thinking and asking."

http://www.smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=342.msg11030#msg11030
http://www.smf-friends.org/index.php?topic=342.msg11046#msg11046

Any way you slice it though, you will surely be missed JBlaze.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Kill Em All on January 30, 2010, 09:49:28 PM
Good luck JBlaze, wish we could have talked some more.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: StarChildxox on January 30, 2010, 11:17:32 PM
 I'm not quite sure what has happened, but I am totally surprised and quite shocked
to be honest.  JBlaze is leaving?  It seems impossible, he is one of SMF's arms, a part of the
body of SMF, when you come to this community and post, he is always there, always a
great part of the structure.   As I said I don't know the details of this, and am in total
confusion...   Could you explain JBlaze (forgive my ignorance of the situation) what would
be so incomprehensible, that your choice would be to leave.  When obviously there is
such a big community that not only needs your help daily, but also admire and respect
your work here? 

                       Thanx
                         O:)
                   hotchildxox
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: KensonPlays on February 01, 2010, 10:59:07 PM
/me starts bawling his head off.

Don't go! Then support for questions will be slower to get answered!!!
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: KensonPlays on February 01, 2010, 11:06:06 PM
Have fun with IPB, the worst looking forum script.
Worse looking than this? (http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main) http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main looks like a terrible IPB imitator to me.

This is the worst forum script, in my opinion:
http://www.arborwood.com/awforums/show-forum-1.php?fid=8112
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: adbrad on February 02, 2010, 05:03:00 AM
Have fun with IPB, the worst looking forum script.
Worse looking than this? (http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main) http://www.nextbbs.com/do_main looks like a terrible IPB imitator to me.

This is the worst forum script, in my opinion:
http://www.arborwood.com/awforums/show-forum-1.php?fid=8112

they are both pretty awful to be honest
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Matthew K. on February 02, 2010, 09:27:03 AM
They are awful, but they're very old...I'm sure.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: lucas-ruroken on May 13, 2010, 01:48:28 PM
Good Luck!  ;D
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Joker™ on May 14, 2010, 01:40:36 AM
Good Luck!  ;D

why bumping this topic now  ???
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Adish - (F.L.A.M.E.R) on May 14, 2010, 01:41:46 PM
He really wants to sent JB to go away from SMF :P
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: Yahmez on May 14, 2010, 10:49:19 PM
Missing the irony completely? Priceless.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: live627 on May 14, 2010, 11:30:25 PM
Since JBlaze is NOT gone yet, can someone lock this thread?
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: ѕησω on May 15, 2010, 03:08:07 AM
Since JBlaze is NOT gone yet, can someone lock this thread?

JB left, but rejoined the team a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: live627 on May 15, 2010, 01:02:44 PM
Hence my question :D
Title: Re: A Final Goodbye
Post by: JBlaze on May 15, 2010, 06:41:17 PM
Locked ;)