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Timeout for this moderator :)

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by bonnie, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Hey guys -

    Things get way too serious on this forum at times. It's a car forum, nothing more. Please try to remember that. I love hanging out with all of you. It's a great community with smart, opinionated people from a wide cross-section of life. I love that. I love that everyone cares so passionately.

    But I've had stuff happen in the last month that tells me it's time to step away. Some of you know the details or enough of the details to understand why. Suffice it to say I had to involve law enforcement for my own safety. (And most of you know I am not overly dramatic.)

    I'll be back, probably before the end of the year. Many of you I'll stay in contact with privately. Try to remember as passionate as we all are, this IS just a car forum. Don't sweat the small stuff. Please. Don't take having a post moved so seriously. Thread title changed? It's okay. The world will keep turning. We all have good intent. All of us.

    Do your part to help tone down the drama. Each of you can provide context. Don't take things personally. Don't make it personal. Stop personal attacks if you see it happening. We're going to be hit with a lot of newbies as Model X reservation holders and then Gen3 hit in the coming months.

    And because I know it will make doug laugh, I have to say it one more time ... ffs. :)

    b.
     
  2. bhuwan

    bhuwan Active Member

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    holy s*** ! I hope you are safe! Sorry to see you go.
     
  3. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

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    Come back soon.

    We will miss you.
     
  4. dave

    dave Member

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    Good advice. Thanks for all your work on our behalf Bonnie!
     
  5. strider

    strider Active Member

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    Godspeed and hope everything works out. Let me know if you need a temp or backup mod. Goodness knows I spend enough time on this forum, might as well help out :)
     
  6. SwedishAdvocate

    SwedishAdvocate Active Member

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    Wow.

    I’m a bit speechless really.

    I do of course also hope that you are safe, and that whatever this is gets resolved, so you can return to living your life the way you want to.

    And I will definitely try and help out from now on.

    Sincerely,
    Claes
     
  7. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    The same. Come back soon Bonnie. I like to think to TMC like a family. And you are very important in the TMC family.
     
  8. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    This is sad on so many levels.
     
  9. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    When the number-one voice of reason (seriously folks. just look at her rep points) steps away it a huge blow to the community. Even it's just a bit, I hope we all lighten up here.

    Bonnie I wish you well and look forward to your return with continued sage advice wrapped in your trademark wink and a smile.
     
  10. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes to you Bonnie! I spent several years moderating a vintage car forum and can relate to everything you say. You have a good perspective on things.
     
  11. The Fury

    The Fury Member

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    Thank You for just taking a few moments to message with me... You are a gem. I thank you as many would not have taken the time to respond. Best Wishes.. Continued Blessings.
     
  12. epley

    epley P85 VIN 693

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    Sorry to see you go and wish you the best!
     
  13. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    Stay safe--hope to see you at Teslive 2014.
     
  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Bonnie is the best and look forward to her return.
     
  15. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    That's a freaking shame, what the heck is wrong with people. Confrontations and disagreements happen, but to take things to a level requiring law enforcement for a car forum, that's just insane. Come back soon, or haunt us with a alias or something....I think you'll find it tough to stay away.
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    "Seriously?"

    Bummer. Take care. Hope to see you back soon.
     
  17. lorih

    lorih Member

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    Good luck Bonnie!

    I for one am really appreciative of all the work you do here in the forum, as well as your contribution for Teslive 2013. You are a strong and positive force. We will miss you. I hope things settle down and you get the joy you deserve.
     
  18. wstuff

    wstuff Junior Member

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    We miss you already and it's only been 17 posts, will count the time to your return.
     
  19. Joel

    Joel Active Member

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    What a shame. Hope to see you back soon.
     
  20. SFOTurtle

    SFOTurtle Active Member

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    Nuts. Shame on whoever has taken the inappropriate actions that would require law enforcement to step in. Please come back to TMC soon.
     

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