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Time to hang my bike on the willow....

27 Jan 2012 22:17

... and step down as an admin.

For a long time I felt that this place was the perfect place for a cycling community to hang out and meet. I have stopped feeling that way. That change has nothing to do with the mods or forum users, but is purely down to the way CN and FP "value us", and the frustration that comes with becoming personified with CN and its policies. The ad-fiasco is just the last straw.

I thanks the mods for asking me, a couple of years back, to join them. I have never regretted coming back on my initial "no, thanks" and accepting the role (months later).

I feel bad for leaving mods even shorter of hands, but the way I want to show respect and appreciation for what people contribute, and what I find acceptable or not, are increasingly drifting further and further away from what FP/CN finds appropriate, or timely.

So I will be hanging my bike on a willow (Dutch for calling it quits).

From this moment on, I won't be dealing with any reports or oustanding issues. Please contact another mod if you want something addressed.

Francois.
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27 Jan 2012 22:26

Thank for all your hard work.
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27 Jan 2012 22:29

Francois the Postman wrote:... and step down as an admin.

For a long time I felt that this place was the perfect place for a cycling community to hang out and meet. I have stopped feeling that way. That change has nothing to do with the mods or forum users, but is purely down to the way CN and FP "value us", and the frustration that comes with becoming personified with CN and its policies. The ad-fiasco is just the last straw.

I thanks the mods for asking me, a couple of years back, to join them. I have never regretted coming back on my initial "no, thanks" and accepting the role (months later).

I feel bad for leaving mods even shorter of hands, but the way I want to show respect and appreciation for what people contribute, and what I find acceptable or not, are increasingly drifting further and further away from what FP/CN finds appropriate, or timely.

So I will be hanging my bike on a willow (Dutch for calling it quits).

From this moment on, I won't be dealing with any reports or oustanding issues. Please contact another mod if you want something addressed.

Francois.


You've been reasonable at all times.
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27 Jan 2012 22:42

Thanks for all your work in making this a great forum:)
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27 Jan 2012 22:42

Cal_Joe wrote:Thank for all your hard work.

+1

Times or a changin.....
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27 Jan 2012 22:53

CN/FP's loss. Your comments always struck me as being equitable.
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27 Jan 2012 22:55

Probably the most reasonable and best mod on here, and that is meant as no discredit at all to any of the other mods.

Francois has probably spent (too much) time entering into incredibly lengthy and fair discussions with members.

Great respect for the man.
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27 Jan 2012 23:40

FP thanks for all the work you done, know it wasn't easy :)

Hopefully you are not leaving the community however!!
RIP Craig, you'll be missed friend.
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Thank you

27 Jan 2012 23:57

Thank you for your efforts. Being an admin can't be easy, but at least the hours and the pay suck!

The ads in the posts thing is such a tacky thing. Not to mention how tacky some of the ads really are. I've had the Mrs. wonder what site I'm on as she's looked over my shoulder while I've been perusing the CN forums. :(

Maybe, just maybe your stepping down will get the attention of managment.

FS
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27 Jan 2012 23:58

a sign that the place needs to sort out few existential issues.
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28 Jan 2012 00:00

Sorry to see you step down Francois. But I will miss the massive posts you would write when dealing with issues on here :p
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28 Jan 2012 00:12

well, at least the mail will be on time again. good on ya.:D
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28 Jan 2012 00:28

i didn't always agree with you but always thought you were by far the most consistent and least arbitrary in your decisions.
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28 Jan 2012 00:30

Thank you for all your hard work and attention to the forum, Francois. This is CN's loss. It's past time Future Pub start paying the moderators for the hours they put in here. I hope you will still be around posting as a "regular person" and not leaving the forum completely.
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28 Jan 2012 00:41

Francois, your posts and threads BEFORE you were an admin were always great to read too. Hopefully, you will be able to get back into your posting groove here as a civilian.

And Team Fanboy would LOVE to have you.
It has become much easier here with so many "cool kids' leaving. Reduced workload for SURE.
Please consider. Please.
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28 Jan 2012 00:59

Fully understand your decision, Francois.

And deep thanks for what you gave the forum in your time as a moderator.
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28 Jan 2012 01:10

TeamSkyFans wrote:Probably the most reasonable and best mod on here, and that is meant as no discredit at all to any of the other mods.

Francois has probably spent (too much) time entering into incredibly lengthy and fair discussions with members.

Great respect for the man.


Echo this and well said by dim.
It was obvious that you put yourself into the role.

Thanks Francois.
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28 Jan 2012 01:21

Thank you Francois for all of your efforts.

:)
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28 Jan 2012 02:46

Farewell, but as an admin only?

Looks like the backroom discussion didn't go as planed, not that I thought it would.

FP and CN are not budging and well won't, its the way it goes in the corporate world.
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28 Jan 2012 03:08

Sorry to see you leave, Francois. Even sorrier about what prompted you to leave. What fools these mortals be. Some things never change, but most good things change too soon. Perhaps we will see that handsome avatar of yours on another forum? Cheers, mate.
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