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    Re: New Admin

    It is difficult to know what to say at times like this. The celebration of a year of the new lounge is tinged with sadness. But hopefully Mummy will drop by from time to time, and I have every confidence that Daddy (can I call you Gandalf?) and his band of merry elves will come up with the goods. I'd just like to thank Eileen for all the hard work, wish her good luck for the future - and commiserate with Ian for the burden which has fallen on his shoulders, as well as thanking him for taking it on.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please raise your glasses to the lounge: past, present and future.

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    I'd like to endorse that. The thought of the Lounge without Eileen at the broomstick will take a bit of getting used to.
    Much as I admire Ian's commitment, we can't call him Gandalf, unless he change his hat to blue and pointy and his robes to grey ( or white post Saruman.) And anyway, a male witch is a warlock, not a wizard.

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    As Eileen noted, there has been a <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=ann&Number=102549&page=0&vi ew=collapsed&sb=5&o=14&fpart=>Changing of the Guard</A>.

    Nobody can replace Mummy, she was the heart and spirit of the Lounge. We can however try to live up to the standard she has set. Hopefully the turmoil behind the scene has been pretty invisible to the Lounge as a whole.

    We fortunately have a *great* team of Moderators and VIPs who keep things running smoothly. We also have a great community of loungers.

    The best of the season to all.
    <big><big><font color=blue>Ian</font color=blue></big></big>
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    Re: New Admin

    Brooke said it all.
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    Re: New Admin

    Can I suggest that, in the sprit of the Rings, and also in the spirit of the familial relationships like "Mum", that we refer to him as "Grandalph"? (Or even GrandElf, if Grandalph seems too sacreligious).
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    Re: New Admin

    Best wishes, Eileen.
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    Re: New Admin

    I never tried to claim I was a male witch. Only Eileen was truly magical. I am a

    Wizard

    "A wizard is, literally, a wise person (from the 15th century Middle English wysard). The term came to refer to someone who claims to have supernatural knowledge or power, such as a sorcerer or one devoted to black magic. Today, the term is extended to refer to anyone who has a seemingly magical skill."

    So not truly magical, but with luck, it will seem like it.
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    PS:
    The rule for any wizard, or wit (wizard in training), is to be very careful with the "spells". Small mistakes can have evil consequences. New spells will be rolled out only after careful testing.
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    Re: New Admin

    > New spells will be rolled out only after careful testing.

    Not, I hope, using Word97s Spell-checker.

    Congratulations on your latest appointment.

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    Re: New Admin

    How about "the Wiz"? "Gandalf" is too much a mouthful.
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    I've been away from the lounge for some time and returned to find this surprising news. Eileen, if you're listening, take care you will be sorely missed. Ian, from someone who knew you in the 15th. century, best of luck. The lounge couldn't be in better hands.

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    Re: New Admin

    how about this?
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    Or Wex?

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    Re: New Admin

    Oh, I'm really sorry to hear about Eileen's leaving. Does this mean visiting the lounge too much is bad for your health? What are the symptoms I should look out for?

    Eileen take care of yourself, but doctor's don't know it all and they often don't know that quality of life often counts for more than anyting else.

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    <hr>Does this mean visiting the lounge too much is bad for your health? <hr>
    Not if you behave yourself and don't incur any wizardly wrath. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Mummy overworked. She didn't visit the Lounge, she dwelt here. It was like visiting your family home for the rest of us. It's going to be lonely without her, even with the rest of the Mod and MVP family intact. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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