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NEWS Petra Begins Fourth Year as UOSS Managing Editor

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Taylor, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor President & CEO Board of Directors Administrator Stratics Supporter

    Today is a very special day for the Ultima Online Stratics Section (UOSS) community. Specifically, 4 April 2012 marks Petra’s 3-year anniversary as the UOSS Managing Editor.

    To call Petra a “big deal” would be an understatement. When I rejoined Stratics post-2008 crash, UOSS was widely viewed by players as a nice resource, but woefully outdated. In fact, the most recent static content update had been made in 2006. When Petra assumed the ME role in April 2009, this reputation slowly began to shift.

    Petra, with the help of her fabulous team of volunteers, has successfully restored UOSS’s reputation as an up-to-date catalogue of UO-related information. She also led the migration of over 2,000 pages and posts from our previous content management system to WordPress. Lastly, she and Magdalene have collectively assumed responsibility for managing Stratics Forums.

    Petra works UO Stratics as if it were a full-time job, even though she’s never been given a penny for doing so. She logs into our Skype staff chat before I leave for work every day and logs off after I return home. Her hard work, professionalism, grace, and flexibility make her one of the greatest things that have ever happened to our network.

    Please join me in congratulating Petra as she enters her fourth year as the UOSS ME. Thank you, Petra, and congratulations!
    Shelleybean, mspossi, Gem and 14 others like this.
  2. LordDrago

    LordDrago Certifiable

    There are not thanks enough for Petra.

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    but here is one from me.
  3. Larisa

    Larisa UO Origin News Reporter Staff

    OMG 3 years?? That's amazing! We are SOOOOOOOOOOOO lucky to have you Petra, congrats Granny, you deserve it! :heart:
  4. Cirno

    Cirno Ops Lead Board of Directors Administrator

  5. Frarc

    Frarc UO Mod, UO Drachenfels News Mngr, (CLT) Staff Moderator

    Gratz! :)
  6. Mirt

    Mirt Certifiable

    Congratz Petra its great to have you at the helm.
  7. Old Man of UO

    Old Man of UO Grand Inquisitor

    Petra - Congratulations and Thank You!!

    Where's the party? Who's bringing cake?

    I can't wait for the 30th Anniversary!
  8. Mapper

    Mapper UO Moderator Staff Moderator

    Congrats!! :grouphug:
  9. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde UOSS M.E. | UO Community Liaison Board of Directors Administrator Senior Moderator

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    Nah, you'll go and make me big headed, and that will never do
    As the designated driver of this 'bus' I'm glad I've managed to keep it safely on the 'road' for the past 3 years. We had a few 'flat tyres' and the odd 'lube change' but she's still chugging merrily along as we head into year 4 together.

    Opinions will differ over the exact length of this 'bus', but we'll not go into that too deeply.

    I couldn't do it without the support and help of the best darn team I could ever hope for. The Stratics team are awesome.
    Bella, Dayton, Sevin0oo0 and 6 others like this.
  10. TheGrimmOmen

    TheGrimmOmen UO Legend VIP

    Thanks for everything you do! It's greatly appreciated!!!

    Happy Anniversary! Here's to 10 more!

    -Grimm
    Sevin0oo0, AirmidCecht and Syrus like this.
  11. Storm

    Storm UO Moderator Staff Moderator

    Happy Anniversary To a great Lady ! And one heck of a bus driver~

    I know sometimes it has to seem like its "The short bus"
  12. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot

    :danceb:You did good driving of this bus kiddo... keep up the good work!:p
  13. Tabby Kapak

    Tabby Kapak Journeyman

    Congrats Petra!! We haven't been too active on Stratics in the past few years, drowning completely in non-UO related correspondence; but we do appreciate all you do and have done for Stratics all the same!!
  14. Baruk_S

    Baruk_S Adventurer

    Congrats!
  15. SunWolf

    SunWolf Seasoned Veteran

    Blink to long and it will be 3 more years.
  16. sablestorm

    sablestorm Certifiable

  17. AirmidCecht

    AirmidCecht Director of Business Development & COO Board of Directors Administrator Stratics Supporter

    Petra,

    Thank you. Sincerely and with a ton of gratitude.

    *hugs you*
  18. Basara

    Basara UO Moderator Staff Moderator

    And, she's actually been helping improve it for much longer than the 3 years as ME. She was put in charge of finding people to update content pages 4 years ago, just in time for the crash.

    When the 2008 crash happened, she was having me update some of the crafting pages, and I'd completed at least the blacksmith page and put it up. I was LITERALLY uploading either the new Tailor or Mining page, when the feces hit the impeller, and had to sit on it 2-3 months until the restored Stratics was ready for it.
  19. BeaIank

    BeaIank Lore Keeper Stratics Pro

    Congratulations. :)
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  20. Syrinx

    Syrinx Visitor

    Yay! Go Petra!
    AirmidCecht likes this.
  21. Old Man of UO

    Old Man of UO Grand Inquisitor

    Perta is Beyond Belief...

    AirmidCecht likes this.
  22. Ginsu's

    Ginsu's Seasoned Veteran

    Congrats!
    and tks for all your help
    AirmidCecht likes this.
  23. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Editor & Senior Writer Staff

    I agree with all the above in regards to Petra and the UO forums here. After returning to Britannia following a 5 year absence, I saw her name everywhere I looked on these forums. I could tell that she was putting in an enormous amount of time. And as with all the volunteers that have anything to do with Ultima Online, it's obviously a labor of love.

    Thanks, Petra for all that you have and will do to keep all of us as informed as possible about this world we all love so much for so many reasons!
    AirmidCecht likes this.
  24. jskalski

    jskalski Franchise Producer VIP

    Congrats Petra and thanks for all your efforts.

    /bow
    Sevin0oo0, AirmidCecht and Syrus like this.
  25. Mesanna

    Mesanna UO Producer | Dark OverLady VIP

    Thanks for all your hard work Petra, its been great working with you and look foward to many more years.
    AirmidCecht and Syrus like this.
  26. Banner

    Banner Journeyman

    Petra, thank you so so much for the time that you have put into driving this bus load of wild and crazy folks. And we all hope that you'll be driving (the bus) us crazy for the next one hundred gazillion years
    AirmidCecht likes this.
  27. Bleak

    Bleak UO Software Engineer VIP

    Congrats Petra! Thanks again for all your time, hard work, and effort.
    AirmidCecht and Syrus like this.
  28. MedeaDF

    MedeaDF Seasoned Veteran

    3 years? Then onto another 3... or 30 even? ;)

    Congrats, Petra, and WTG! *hugs*
  29. AirmidCecht

    AirmidCecht Director of Business Development & COO Board of Directors Administrator Stratics Supporter

    I had no idea Petra had a song :D
  30. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro

    Gilfane

    Exactly! Congratulations and thank you, Petra !

    :)
  31. Shadefox

    Shadefox Certifiable

    Congrats Petra! Thanks for all your commitment and hard work!
  32. Daga Taga

    Daga Taga Lore Master

    Congrats and Thank You!!!!
  33. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria Stratics Pro Stratics Supporter

    Thank you for all your, Time, Effort, and tireless support to this community and the Mods!
  34. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer UO Atlantic News Reporter Staff

    Congrats and thank you for all you do... especially for the behind the scenes stuff that nobody really realizes you do. Here's to many more years of you at the helm :beer:
  35. Dayton

    Dayton Journeyman Staff Alumnus

    Congratz!!
    I look forward to your next 20 anniversaries
  36. Lady_Rachel

    Lady_Rachel UO Moderator Staff Moderator

    Congratulations Petra.
    Thannk you for everything you do M'lady.
  37. Flutter

    Flutter Community Manager: Social Media Staff Moderator Stratics Supporter

    XSharders United

    Congrats to Petra.

    But THIS is the thread the dev team decides to comment on? Really?
  38. Taylor

    Taylor President & CEO Board of Directors Administrator Stratics Supporter

    My thread is special. I posted first. :cool2:
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  39. Snakeman

    Snakeman UO Moderator Staff Moderator

    Congrats kiddo, on keeping us all on board & in the bus... Some of us fall out of the window sometimes looking at things :eek:
    Bella likes this.
  40. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend

    Okay, but again, how was Petra used to change UO for the better? JK lol play on my question in the UOGuide thread =) I know Petra's efforts well and she is great ;)
  41. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde UOSS M.E. | UO Community Liaison Board of Directors Administrator Senior Moderator

    :) Thank you for all the good wishes. I'll do my best to not let you down.

    If anyone has an interest in joining my motley crew please don't hesitate to drop me a note, especially reporters.

    If you're not quite sure but would like to try it out there's a sort of halfway house position of 'contributor' which allows you to create news posts on our wordpress site, subject to approval, without taking the step of actually joining staff. You also get access to our fancy blue 'news' prefix on the boards :D

    There are a couple of spots for moderators too, if you feel you have the right temperment for the task. You need to be even tempered, unbiased, know your topic and be willing to take the time to answer questions when someone needs help. There's a lot of 'turn the other cheek' required in being a moderator, you will get a ton and a half of abuse thrown at you. Some people are firmly convinced that the rules simply don't apply to them.
    Lady Tia likes this.
  42. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia UO Community Coordinator, | (CLT) Senior Staff Senior Moderator

    Congrats Granny! We love you and thank you for everything you do!
  43. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde UOSS M.E. | UO Community Liaison Board of Directors Administrator Senior Moderator

    heheh, while I'm not exactly in the first flush of youth, I don't think I'm quite in the same age-bracket as the Petra that song is about. :D
  44. Miri of Sonoma

    Miri of Sonoma Lore Keeper

    WOOT! Congratulations Petra!! You are doing a great job. *bows*
  45. Old Man of UO

    Old Man of UO Grand Inquisitor

    Kinda makes you nostalgic for a mullet, doesn't it?
  46. Airhaun

    Airhaun Seasoned Veteran

  47. gunneroforgin

    gunneroforgin Slightly Crazed

    Congrats Petra! A job well done! still in progress but a job well done!
  48. Rosalinda

    Rosalinda Journeyman

    Congrats, Petra! Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience, and for making UO a better place :)
  49. QueenZen

    QueenZen Stratics Legend

    Aye congrats and thank you for all your hard work and patience !
    :)
    But ... I miss seeing ye on Siege, missy, cuz ye soo busy here.

    :(
  50. I says ahoy mate, ans I sends a harty, "Job Well Done!" ta ads ta what's been said already. We pirate brethern at Red Skull Bay and the Jolly Roger Inn, Catskills, say Petra we think fer a wench, ya done good! har, har. Thank ye mate. yer friends ~ Blind Tom; Captain Trinsic; Hook; Scarst, and the whole crew.
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