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Discussion in 'UHall' started by kelmo, Oct 14, 2014.

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  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    *smiles* What a long strange trip it has been. Thank you all! *bows*

    Exit stage left...
     
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  2. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
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    Now who am I going to pester in the Siege forum?...la
     
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  3. Poo

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    you too old bean?
    as crusty as you are you have been my favorite.
     
  4. Captn Norrington

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    Your leaving Stratics to? I honestly can't tell if your just being sarcastic or if your serious.
     
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  5. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    Aren't you too old to retire?
     
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  6. TheDrAJ

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    sorry to see you exit!
     
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  7. kelmo

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    Bleh... I am just the roady. I am not the talent.
     
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  8. Larisa

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    Will miss you old man, now you'll have more time to cook! :heart:
     
  9. Viquire

    Viquire Crazed Zealot
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    *blinks* *glares* *smirks*


    where is Kenny? Has anyone seen him?
     
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  10. Picus at the office

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    Well who's going to lock the threads when they start to get interesting?

    JK, good luck Kelmo.
     
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  11. Riply

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    What is this ethnic cleansing and there bringing in WOW moderators. At least now you will have more time to play UO if you so desire, thank you for your time on these forums.
     
  12. Queen Mum

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    wish there was a DISlike button .... *COOKIE THUMBS DOWN*!!! double sad day ... :( :(
     
  13. Faeryl

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    Que sera, sera. I'll miss all of you guys.
     
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  14. Cetric

    Cetric Grand Inquisitor
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    Is everyone on a mass exodus because of Petra?
     
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  15. Hoffs

    Hoffs Gilfane Keeper of the Hall
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    o7
     
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  16. Bobar

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    From what I have seen over the years all of you had the necessary talent. Seeing these posts is indeed a sad day. I hope you all go on to good things and I wish you well.
     
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    doubt it people leaving ..more..not required in the new stratics set up.. shame.. and yes numbers dont add up anymore...time for a rethink?? no.. we cant go there....
     
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  18. Victim of Siege

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    *Throws Kelmo a bottle of Rum* here, the first drinks on me . . . you will be missed.
     
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  19. Klapauc

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    Kelmo, you did a good job here over the years. And sometimes not an easy one i guess.Thank you for that and good luck to you finding another long strange trip.
    See you on siege.
     
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  20. Ludes

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    I'll miss ya...

    *throws meat*
     
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  21. Riply

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    This looks like a scene from the Titanic when it hits the iceburg and sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
     
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  22. Lady Michelle

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  23. Nexus

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    Honestly I don't know their personal reasons but I will say it probably had an effect on some members. It's more likely that going through another sale of the site and the issues we've had with the migration creating bugs in the forums frayed some nerves while giving time to reflect on the possibility of exiting gracefully. I can say this though, I've not heard a whimper of any individual being asked to resign as far as I know it has been entirely voluntary. It's been as much of a shock for most of us as it has been for you guys, and we'll probably miss those who are leaving us every bit as much if not more.
     
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  24. Giggles

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  25. Winter

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    Gonna miss seeing Kelmo's sense of humor - sometimes a lack of it - and his non-sense attitude.

    Who is Stratics going to find now with a giant thread lock and key?
     
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  26. Winter

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    @kelmo

    Who the hell is going to keep Rico in line now?
     
  27. kelmo

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    Stratics is always looking for quality folks... Some of you might consider it.
     
  28. Nexus

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    I'm working on it...

    **Orders**
    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Zuckuss

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    Kelmo, you have been a great teacher and one whom anyone would be wise to emulate themselves after. I am very grateful for the time I have gotten to know you and if not anything else, this experience has given me a new friend, which makes it all worth it... no matter what may happen next.
     
  30. Uriah Heep

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    Wow. This day super sucks. Take care Kelmo, you were the best!
     
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  31. Capt. Lucky

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    Seriously, this looks bad. If the new owners expect not to alienate their loyal fan base they better be making some announcements explaining this. UO is really like family, we bicker and *****, but when you start messing with one of out own, you better watch out. They better get the PR wagon rolling pretty quick. This ain't the only site around. It's a nice portal to bring all the news together in one place, but I can get all the same info I get here between about 3 other sites. I need UO.com, I need the role playing site for Great Lakes, and I need "that other site" for info on items, quests, history, and such. And that's really it. Since Stratics got bought the forums have been down for a week and now some of the most loved and respected members of the community are leaving for whatever reason. This is not a good way to start. I can always go to UO facebook if I feel like pancakes about something. If I had bought Stratics I'd be all over these boards posting and letting folks know everything is going to be fine and what I hope to do for the community. I've barely heard a peep from them.
     
  32. Spiritless

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    Au contraire, mon ami. I'd say Stratics is looking in pretty good shape for the first time in a long while.

    gl; hf.
     
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  33. Victim of Siege

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    *is still at a loss for words*
     
  34. Lord Lew

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    :sword:
    *shakes head and walks out*
     
  35. Lord Taliesin

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    My thoughts exactly. I've tried to keep my posts game related, mostly to avoid the wrath of Kelmo ;) but this doth not bode well.
     
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  36. BeaIank

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    Safe travels for you too Kelmo.
    Best of luck and fortune on your future endeavours.
     
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  37. Winter

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    Ode to Kelmo (to the tune of Froggy Went a Courtin')

    @kelmo was a moderator, posters he did chide, Mhmmm...
    over Stratics Uhall he did preside,
    The big ban hammer by his side. Mhmmm

    Kelmo moderated Stratics Uhall, Mhmmm...
    Kelmo really had some gall,
    liked to lock threads, one and all. Mhmmm

    Took rowdy posters upon his knee,
    and said "Rico, I ban thee,
    a moderator you'll not be." Mhmmm

    Rico came to steal his hammer,
    then Kelmo threw him in the slammer,
    the mighty Kelmo and ban hammer. Mhmmm

    Now Kelmo has long since retired, Mhmmm...
    and his ban hammer has expired,
    but for me, him I'll always admire. Mhmmm
     
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  38. Flutter

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    Welp since I am now (no it's not been announced) the new Stratics PR girl I guess this falls upon me. Please keep in mind some of us are in new roles here, and with the forum migration and the problems that go along with it, there hasn't been much time for anything else. The "new guy" has been getting to know us just as we have been getting to know him. At this time some people have chosen to leave. I haven't been told why most of them quit, nor is it any of my business. I will say firmly it isn't anything that has to do with Ultima Online. We as a family can guess and speculate all we want but I doubt any of us will ever know the whole truth.
    I will tell you this, as long as I am still involved there will always be a UO forum for us to land on. I will stick with Ultima Online, and promoting the game as best as I can till the day it shuts me out.
    We will be here helping each other out even if it is just me and one other person!
    The status quo of the UOStratics forums and knowledge base are the same as they've always been. We plan on being here a long time. Keep in mind no one buys a site just to scrap it. We are here for the long haul. Perhaps a little lighter in the staff department right now, but it's not anything we can't handle. And we will handle it, together I hope.
    Thank you for caring and being so passionate about Stratics. We hope to continue to live up to your expectations!
     
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  39. Storm

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    That was very good winter!
     
  40. Viper09

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    Dag nabbit...not you too.

    But I'm sure your life will be less stressful now that you don't have to deal with everyone here :p
     
  41. Dag Nabbit

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    What? I didn't do anything.
     
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    Another original bites the dust?

    Kelmo, there will never be another you, no matter how long Stratics lives. :(
     
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    You are THE Kelmo. You have always been THE Kelmo! THE Kelmo is gone - long live THE Kelmo!!!

    Sad, that I will probably never see again somebody "waking up THE Kelmo" ;-)
     
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    Kelmo is leaving????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! He is my mainstay. I love hearing from him here and on Seige. Thank you for all of your wisdom. I can hardly say goodbye on this one. I hope you are not leaving the game too. Best wishes in all you do.
     
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    You've always been a great support and role model to the rest of us mods Kelmo, we'll miss you :)

    Wenchy
     
  46. Aran

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  47. Nexus

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    And to keep up the Song theme

     
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    I think you're eloquent and you always came across as a great player to me. If you're leaving the forums completely I will be sad, but man did I disagree with the way you moderated things. I just felt you were too quick on the trigger sometimes. I saw your point, but to moderate you need some moderation.

    Again, your opinions on the game are spot on and I respect them a lot when I see them.
     
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    Thank you kelmo... my teacher! You will live on strong in all the future warnings I impose!
     
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