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NEWS Petra Begins Fourth Year as UOSS Managing Editor

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

  1. Taylor

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    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 When I rejoined Stratics post-2008 crash, UOSS was widely viewed by players as a nice resource, but woefully outdated.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!
     
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    There are not thanks enough for Petra.

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    but here is one from me.
     
  3. Larisa

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    OMG 3 years?? That's amazing! We are SOOOOOOOOOOOO lucky to have you Petra, congrats Granny, you deserve it! :heart:
     
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    Gratz! :)
     
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    Congratz Petra its great to have you at the helm.
     
  7. Old Man of UO

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    Petra - Congratulations and Thank You!!

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

    I can't wait for the 30th Anniversary!
     
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    Congrats!! :grouphug:
     
  9. Petra Fyde

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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.
     
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  10. TheGrimmOmen

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

    Happy Anniversary! Here's to 10 more!

    -Grimm
     
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    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"
     
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    :danceb:You did good driving of this bus kiddo... keep up the good work!:p
     
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    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!!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Blink to long and it will be 3 more years.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Petra,

    Thank you. Sincerely and with a ton of gratitude.

    *hugs you*
     
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    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.
     
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    Congratulations. :)
     
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    Yay! Go Petra!
     
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  21. Old Man of UO

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    Perta is Beyond Belief...

     
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    Congrats!
    and tks for all your help
     
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    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!
     
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    Congrats Petra and thanks for all your efforts.

    /bow
     
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    Thanks for all your hard work Petra, its been great working with you and look foward to many more years.
     
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    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
     
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    Congrats Petra! Thanks again for all your time, hard work, and effort.
     
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    3 years? Then onto another 3... or 30 even? ;)

    Congrats, Petra, and WTG! *hugs*
     
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    I had no idea Petra had a song :D
     
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    Exactly! Congratulations and thank you, Petra !

    :)
     
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    Congrats Petra! Thanks for all your commitment and hard work!
     
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    Congrats and Thank You!!!!
     
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    Thank you for all your, Time, Effort, and tireless support to this community and the Mods!
     
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    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:
     
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    Congratz!!
    I look forward to your next 20 anniversaries
     
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    Congratulations Petra.
    Thannk you for everything you do M'lady.
     
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    Congrats to Petra.

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

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    My thread is special. I posted first. :cool2:
     
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    Congrats kiddo, on keeping us all on board & in the bus... Some of us fall out of the window sometimes looking at things :eek:
     
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    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

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

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

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    Kinda makes you nostalgic for a mullet, doesn't it?
     
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    I :heart: Petra
     
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    Congrats Petra! A job well done! still in progress but a job well done!
     
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    Congrats, Petra! Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience, and for making UO a better place :)
     
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    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.

    :(
     
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    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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