Post by Sherry Ann on Sept 24, 2020 10:50:07 GMT -5
Friends, today marks the end of an era as Songbird has confirmed that she will be leaving her position as moderator. She retires after nearly fifteen years of service, which I believe makes her the second longest-serving moderator in 667 history.
Long time members will fondly remember Songbird's stellar organization of Summer Book Clubs, Member of the Month Awards, and Ghastly Games rules strictly enforced. Newer members will recall the enthusiasm, kindness, and care expressed in all her recent posts.
Although this is not the end of Songbird's time with 667 (we hope), it is far past time to express our sincere appreciation for years of contributions. Especially since, as became clear in Mister Benn 's analysis this year, Songbird is to the 667 Awards what Leonardo DiCaprio was to the Oscars.
Let's give her the grand exit of staffship that she deserves.
Banners by Zortegus & Uncle Algernon
"The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely." - The Afflicted Author
Many thanks must be paid to Songbird for her years of contributions to 667. I know I've enjoyed my time in the Summer Book Club before now, and Member of the Month has been a most venerable institution over the years it ran; and her careful stewardship of Ghastly Games let it flourish and even prepared the groundwork for a modern renaissance. Bravo.
Hello! And "see you later" ... We of the new generation are on the shoulders of giants! Thank you for all your volunteer service over the years, and I hope you have a good retirement. We will try to do a good service with your legacy. See you!!
Post by gothicarchiesfan on Sept 25, 2020 14:05:57 GMT -5
Farewell Songbird. Your decade and a half tenure has set a standard by which all future 667 members will be measured, your work in the Ghastly Games section was what initially drew me to this website in the first place. So many years and accounts ago.
I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavours and hope you can still find the time to hang out here.
Thanks everyone. This is a very bittersweet moment, and no I won't be leaving forever. As with plants, animals, or a fine block of cheese, as we age we only get better or more tasty. Also as with plants, animals, or fine blocks of cheese, sometimes life just takes you in many directions. Most of those directions, sadly, leaves me without enough time to devote to being a moderator.
667 was where I spent the best and worst years of my life, as anyone that was ever in high school can attest to. Being a moderator was one of the few things that gave me purpose, when so much of my time was spent trying to figure out who I was a human. I hope this site continues to be a place that fosters the friendships that helped me get through those tough times, and serves as an outlet or safe haven from the endless scrolling of the rest of the Internet.
Post by baudelaiire on Sept 25, 2020 20:30:39 GMT -5
Thank you so much for all the work you have put in! I hope to see you around the forum. Ghastly Games is definitely my most used board, so thank you for your dedication and caring so much about fellow volunteers.
until all the codes and hearts have been broken and until every anagram and egg has been unscrambled... baudalaire.tumblr.com/
baudelaiire: We could still do something ASOUE for Halloween - I feel like something to do with Esmé embodies the Halloween essence quite well
Sept 30, 2020 23:19:31 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: Papricot I've seen a general distancing from the books even from fans who separate the work from the author. I think some of that comes from a fear that others will interpret enthusiasm about the books as an endorsement of Rowling's position and / or
Oct 1, 2020 12:30:40 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: a lack of awareness of who was offended.
Oct 1, 2020 12:30:53 GMT -5
Papricot: interesting, if that's really true for a majority of its fans, though definitely disconcerting (not so much regarding HP, for me, but dealing with controversial authors in general)
Oct 1, 2020 13:24:36 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: I agree, though idk if it applies to a majority - that's just been my impression so far.
Oct 1, 2020 13:30:53 GMT -5
baudelaiire: does anyone here play the game among us???
Oct 4, 2020 6:16:54 GMT -5
klausfan1: Just noticed quisby deleted all his posts, wtf....
Oct 7, 2020 8:41:18 GMT -5
baudelaiire: someone pls help me out in the guys vs girls thread
Oct 14, 2020 22:44:16 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: I got you
Oct 16, 2020 12:02:38 GMT -5
Mr. Remora: You got me
Oct 18, 2020 18:31:35 GMT -5
Jean: I need at least one more person in the game Cards Against Humanity (family-friendly version)
Oct 20, 2020 5:40:12 GMT -5
baudelaiire: im supposed to be on temporary departure but im legit a 667 addict... gawd help me
Oct 26, 2020 3:15:13 GMT -5
roxy222: baudelaiire, your Halloween idea sounds awesome. We could have the day in celebration of the firestarters, the inhumane society, the bombinating beast and the great unknown!
Oct 28, 2020 12:48:57 GMT -5
baudelaiire: I think the scariest thing this year is Handler postponing Poison for Breakfast at this point !!!!!!!
Oct 30, 2020 6:59:26 GMT -5
Papricot: I wish I was in a world where that was the scariest thing rather than the last thing on my mind
Oct 30, 2020 9:45:00 GMT -5