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    Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

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    I didnt notice when, but sometime in the last couple of weeks, Mal decided that it was time to (quietly) hand back his moderator badge to Andy and call it a day.

    Id like to publicly acknowledge the huge contribution over thousands of hours that Mal has made to CS during the last few years.

    Thank you Mal for your calm manner and excellent moderation in a role which is frequently very challenging. Put your feet up and take it easy mate- with one less hat to wear. We will see you around the boards.

    Rest and relax!

    ...and then there were three...

    Chris

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Ill ditto that - I havent been on the boards as much as Id like to lately, life has been way too hectic!

    Mal, youve been a sound advisor, a tempering hand and overall a great online mate and moderator. Ill miss your doing your Modly Duties!

    Cheers
    Di

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Mal will always have my full respect
    I am sure that he will still be contributing as one of the many CS members

    So this not good bye or farewell
    Its hello again ::)

    KK

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Ive already expressed my thanks to Mal privately but let me also publicly say what a huge contribution Mal has made to Coffeesnobs...I joined the forum a little over a year ago and Mals encouraging responses to my early posts spurred on my coffee journey. His love of coffee is truly infectious!


    James/Sniff

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    Many thanks to Mal for helping, guiding and advising many coffeesnobs, including myself on their journey. :)

    We do hope you will still be around in good health and enjoying your coffee.

    Youll be missed. :(

    Gary at G

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    Thanks for such a great job Mal.

    I am glad to hear your invaluable knowledge will still be shared on this forum too.

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    I havent posted here for quite a while, but I have always admired Mals gentle ways of keeping threads on topic and disagreements in check. His knowledge of coffee, roasting, brewing and tasting, is unparallelled and a lot of people will miss his wise words and tips.

    Mal, giving up your mod status shouldnt be done quietly when youve had such an influence on CoffeeSnobs, and were clearly not going to let you get away with with it....

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Thankyou for your guiding hand and passion that has steered so many of us CSers on our quest for the perfect cup or roast--onya Mal :) :) :) :) :)
    cheers Trevor


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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    By contrast to a lot of you I havent been here a very long time.

    However, in my time here I have noticed the way Mal has gone about his business here on the CS forums.

    Whatever the site, internet moderation is never easy and you need cool calm heads to make forums run smoothly. Thanks Mal for bringing that to this community and Im sure well continue to see you around.


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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Mal, thanks heaps for putting the emphasis on "moderate" in your role as "Moderator"

    Your even-handedness will be sorely missed

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    Mal has set the bar very high both as a mod and a contributor. He always encourages newbies and provides sound advice to all.

    Enjoy the lighter work load Mal but keep up the contributions to the boards mate. 8-)

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    thanks Mal* :)
    I joined CS just over seven months ago and have really noticed youre always encouraging to all and especially newbies to "just give it a go" and that makes you a [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif] mod

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Thanks Mal, your input as a mod will be missed.

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    All the best Mal, thanks for your efforts and sage advice over the years.

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    Mal, your contribution to CoffeeSnobs has been phenomenal. I have not been a particularly prolific contributor to the conversations in this forum, but I have been following those conversations on an almost daily basis for five years or so now. You have been much more than a* moderator. You have been a community builder, shaping the character of a community with which I am proud to be associated. Since you are only 300 kms or so up the New England Highway from me I have always thought of yiou as one of my near CoffeeSnobs neighbours. Thank you for your wisdom and generosity.

    Best wishes, Russell.

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Thank you very much all, for the very kind and encouraging words. I dont know what to say (for once)....

    Im a die-hard CSer though and will still be popping in to help out fellow members where ever I can, so its definitely not goodbye. Ive had heaps of encouragement from the rest of the Mod and Admin Team too (including Chris when he was in there) and I would sincerely like to thank all of you for putting up with me...

    Onward and upward, as they say.... Catch you all around the boards.

    Cheers All,
    Mal.

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    Enjoy your retirement Mal ;D

    Not only were you a great mod but you were always there with sound advice, i hope that part continues because you are an invaluable member to CS

    Darren

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Quote Originally Posted by 634E4A464B270 link=1314951741/15#15 date=1314977215
    so its definitely not goodbye
    Very pleased to read that also. :) :)

    Steve.

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    When I first joined coffeesnobs a few years ago now, Mal was one of the first to welcome me to the site and has always been encouraging and helpful and willing to answer a lot of dumb questions.

    He is a true gentleman, and there are very few of those around. Even though he will always be around as one of us strange normal members, it wont be the same without his modly eyes looking over us.

    Thanks mate, you made a difficult job look easy.

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    As a mod and admin of another forum, I know the work involved in moderating a forum. My hat goes off to all who undertake this task.
    I congratulate Mal on his new found freedom.

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    Cant add much to what has been said, I agree with all of it 8-)

    Thanks for your contribution with the Mod hat 8-)

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    Re: Thanks Mal- your mod hand will be missed

    :) :)



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