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« on: November 30, 2005, 07:11:51 AM »

It is with a small amount of regret that I must announce my retirement as Global Moderator on OC.net.
Our family recently made the decision to return to Australia after twelve years of living in Greece, a move we have been considering for a number of years now. We will be leaving Greece on Dec. 28 and as such I will have precious little time to spend on the forums. We will be quite limited in what we can take with us so I am unlikely to have a computer at least until I have found a job and have been working for a few months, though I suspect a car will have slightly higher priority Wink

It's been a fun ride and I have made some good friends, some of whom I've actually been able to meet despite living in different continents. Compared to a lot of other forums we are a pretty tolerant and well behaved bunch and I am happy to say that my services as Moderator have not been unduly taxed, though it may have something to do with me being here on the midnight shift Grin

You've been a blessing to me in more ways than one and I look forward to seeing you all again in a few months.
God bless and take care,

PS. We of course would appreciate your prayers as our future is anything but certain. We are literally starting from scratch like we did when we came to Greece, only this time we have three children to look after as well.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 08:07:59 AM »

You will be sorely missed here John along with your insightful and succinct posts and gentle way of keeping us in line!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 08:20:45 AM »

May your journey be a safe one!  And may God pour His blessings on you and your family always.  Your presece will be missed.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 10:10:56 AM »

I'll remember you and your family in my prayers, John.  It was such a blessing to be able to meet you and your family during my stay in Thessaloniki. You'll be missed around here!

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 10:22:41 AM »

Prayers for you and your family for a safe journey to Australia.  Thank you for your work at OC.net !
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2005, 04:40:21 PM »

John, your services will be missed, at least until we meet again on line.

Take care, and you will have many prayers on your behalf.

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 12:27:00 PM »

I'm sorry to see you go, John.  You were calm and sensible in the exercise of your duties.

Best on your return to Australia. Some dear neighbors of ours went back there about 3 weeks ago.  There's a hole in the nieghborhood.


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