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Shek
23 Jul 08,, 12:50
I'm pleased to announce that Astralis has joined the dark side, um, I mean the staff of the World Affairs Board as a global moderator. I'd like to offer my congratulations and thanks to him, both for his past contributions to the board and also for the time and effort that will come with his new found powers :)).

Shipwreck
23 Jul 08,, 12:56
I'm pleased to announce that Astralis has joined the dark side, um, I mean the staff of the World Affairs Board as a global moderator. I'd like to offer my congratulations and thanks to him, both for his past contributions to the board and also for the time and effort that will come with his new found powers :)).

Well done !!! :)

glyn
23 Jul 08,, 13:06
Surely not Astralis! :eek:
Why?:confused: He seems much too balanced and moderate compared with the ones already foisted upon us. :frown: Now I have to regard him as 'one of them' and not 'one of us'. :mad: Does he even want to sip from the poisoned chalice, we ask ourselves?:confused:

Officer of Engineers
23 Jul 08,, 13:07
You people have no idea how much we welcome another hand at cleaning this place. Astralis, mop and broom is in the closet and don't forget to clean the toilet. Tophatter's cheetos is just fouled.

Parihaka
23 Jul 08,, 13:34
Surely not Astralis! :eek:
Why?:confused: He seems much too balanced and moderate compared with the ones already foisted upon us. :frown: Now I have to regard him as 'one of them' and not 'one of us'. :mad: Does he even want to sip from the poisoned chalice, we ask ourselves?:confused:

Alas for Astralis, the innocent seeming trail of cheetos lead farther and farther into the woods. Dark half-seen shapes muttered and chuckled in the bilious light of a near-dead moon; gnarled and twisted fingers drumming a beat on the decayed logs.
The fetid miasma of half rotted troll corpses laid a near palpable fog that swirled at waist-height in the damp hollow through which he tremulously inched.
Suddenly, a dark forbidding green-skinned figure roaring insanely with rage approached through the gloom, accompanied by a small bird.
"ello Astralis, found the Lubyanka room I see" chirped Parihaka, "don't mind TopHatter, he's just discovered his cheetos packet has a hole in it".
"'ere's the keys to the Lenin room in the Trotsky wing, the cheeto pool and the bdsm wing. Never been in there meself seeing as how I'm the shy retiring type and Julie is somewhat ferocious, but as long as you stay away from the Colonels drink cabinet I'm sure he'll tell you a few stories. Executive washrooms is through the secret door third tree on your right, mind you don't trip over the houris."
"oh, and before I forget, have a quick drink from this chalice like, help ward of the chill....."

Knaur Amarsh
23 Jul 08,, 13:54
Well done , that man there :))

glyn
23 Jul 08,, 14:06
Alas for Astralis, the innocent seeming trail of cheetos lead farther and farther into the woods. Dark half-seen shapes muttered and chuckled in the bilious light of a near-dead moon; gnarled and twisted fingers drumming a beat on the decayed logs.
The fetid miasma of half rotted troll corpses laid a near palpable fog that swirled at waist-height in the damp hollow through which he tremulously inched.
Suddenly, a dark forbidding green-skinned figure roaring insanely with rage approached through the gloom, accompanied by a small bird.
"ello Astralis, found the Lubyanka room I see" chirped Parihaka, "don't mind TopHatter, he's just discovered his cheetos packet has a hole in it".
"'ere's the keys to the Lenin room in the Trotsky wing, the cheeto pool and the bdsm wing. Never been in there meself seeing as how I'm the shy retiring type and Julie is somewhat ferocious, but as long as you stay away from the Colonels drink cabinet I'm sure he'll tell you a few stories. Executive washrooms is through the secret door third tree on your right, mind you don't trip over the houris."
"oh, and before I forget, have a quick drink from this chalice like, help ward of the chill....."

Now that has the ring of truth! :eek:

BD1
23 Jul 08,, 16:47
Congratulations ! And could you describe the initiation ceremony - is it true that you had to wear only one sock and had to recite the real forum rules backwards while your head was spinning while the old ones were chanting ?

ArmchairGeneral
23 Jul 08,, 17:26
Alas for Astralis, the innocent seeming trail of cheetos lead farther and farther into the woods...

ROFLOL! :)):)):)) Bloody brilliant.

Enterpriser
23 Jul 08,, 18:03
Looks like they let just anyone become a moderator these days.........(Bad enough that ironically a Kiwi is a moderator on a Defence oriented forum! :P)









Only joking! Congrats.

Brett.

astralis
23 Jul 08,, 18:41
oh lord, what have i got myself into...

a cheetos trail running into a swamp, green-skinned kiwis, bdsm wings, lenin rooms and toilet cleaning....

sounds like a nasty porn film to me, House of Ho-rrors XXIV ? and all this time i thought i was going into a respek'able job :biggrin:

TopHatter
23 Jul 08,, 19:13
oh lord, what have i got myself into...

Don't worry, you'll find out soon enough ;)

Debbie
23 Jul 08,, 19:19
Congrats!

sappersgt
23 Jul 08,, 19:26
Congratulations Astralis!:biggrin:

Kansas Bear
23 Jul 08,, 19:49
Congrats, Astralis!

Oscar
23 Jul 08,, 20:10
Félicitation Astralis!! :)

Officer of Engineers
23 Jul 08,, 20:15
I can't help but laugh at all these congrats. You people are the ones who are going to give him grief.

HistoricalDavid
23 Jul 08,, 20:50
Emboldened name! I bow before thee!

glyn
23 Jul 08,, 21:04
I can't help but laugh at all these congrats. You people are the ones who are going to give him grief.

You might have noticed that I didn't congratulate the hapless sod. That would be akin to kicking a man when he's down. :frown: The others are merely engaged in lulling Astralis into a false sense of security. In fact all the moderators should regard kind words directed to them by the membership with the deepest suspicion.

dave lukins
23 Jul 08,, 21:30
You might have noticed that I didn't congratulate the hapless sod. That would be akin to kicking a man when he's down. :frown: The others are merely engaged in lulling Astralis into a false sense of security. In fact all the moderators should regard kind words directed to them by the membership with the deepest suspicion.

In one...by the by who in tarnation is this Asto.. Astrlis...Whatever! Guy:))

astralis
23 Jul 08,, 21:32
glyn,

yes, i noticed that too- thank you for thy honesty. :biggrin:

but you know, now that i think about it....

i don't know whether to be more suspicious of the ones giving me the false sense of security, or the ones that won't even bother to kiss butt before giving me hell. ;)

Parihaka
23 Jul 08,, 22:14
I can't help but laugh at all these congrats. You people are the ones who are going to give him grief.

:biggrin:

glyn
23 Jul 08,, 22:22
[QUOTE=astralis;520311]glyn,



i don't know whether to be more suspicious of the ones giving me the false sense of security, or the ones that won't even bother to kiss butt before giving me hell. ;)

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. :frown::eek:
Oh, decisions, decisions...............:confused:

Debbie
23 Jul 08,, 22:29
i don't know whether to be more suspicious of the ones giving me the false sense of security, or the ones that won't even bother to kiss butt before giving me hell. ;)

Oh good, we have him a bit confused already. :biggrin::biggrin:

JAD_333
23 Jul 08,, 22:33
As Jim Hightower said about moderation: There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes . . . and dead armadillos.

A moderate congratulations would include condolences. But it's an honor and I know you'll do well at it. Just swallow hard when blues uncorks one.:))

Tarek Morgen
24 Jul 08,, 00:00
I hope Astralis enjoys his free cookie.

dave lukins
24 Jul 08,, 00:21
Astralis all in fun:)...do enjoy the "job" I'm sure you will do your level best. Congrats

S2
24 Jul 08,, 00:46
A simple congrats. Well deserved and an entirely appropriate selection given your foreign service c.v.

Reaffirms my faith in the echelons above reality lurking about.:biggrin:

gunnut
24 Jul 08,, 01:37
I pity the foo!!! :biggrin:


What? I'm being honest.:tongue:

TopHatter
24 Jul 08,, 02:26
I can't help but laugh at all these congrats. You people are the ones who are going to give him grief.

Spoken like who knows well. :))

dalem
24 Jul 08,, 03:59
Like Porthos in The Four Musketeers, one has to ask oneself: "is a promotion something really well-suited for a gentleman?"

-dale

Shamus
24 Jul 08,, 04:08
Not sure which one would be more appropriate at this point....."Veritas vos liberabit" or "Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread....." I never really thought of you as having masochistic tendencies.....;):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

kams
24 Jul 08,, 04:22
Congrats Astralis!

(Muhahhhahaa....aur ek bakra..)

well Astralis should easily figure that out..

Officer of Engineers
24 Jul 08,, 05:25
Not sure which one would be more appropriate at this point....."Veritas vos liberabit" or "Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread....." I never really thought of you as having masochistic tendencies.....;):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:Good to hear from you and just the tone to knock me off my chair.

Ray
24 Jul 08,, 06:11
Congratulations.

A very good choice.

Lathyrus
24 Jul 08,, 13:05
Oh, Astralis, you don't know what you have let yourself in for!!

Congrats anyway!!

Silent Hunter
24 Jul 08,, 13:13
Congratulations!

biplabsengupta
24 Jul 08,, 13:16
Congratulation! Are you going to sport two horts now? All the best.:)

clitifad
24 Jul 08,, 13:28
Well done Dude, we look forward to much merriment !!

clitifad
24 Jul 08,, 13:35
Emboldened name! I bow before thee!

Hey Luv the KGB emblem, Ha ! regards Clitifad.

amband
24 Jul 08,, 13:40
congratulations Australis. Easy on the trigger finger (grin)

Yusuf
24 Jul 08,, 14:54
Congratulations.

sohamsri
24 Jul 08,, 14:54
Congrats sir !

JOgershok
24 Jul 08,, 15:10
Astralis who?

Albany Rifles
24 Jul 08,, 15:38
It is Obvious that if the WAB didn't have low standards it wouldn't have any standards at all.:biggrin:

Looking forward to you doing whatever the moderators do.

BTW, you have Cheez Its dust on your shirt.

furkensturker
24 Jul 08,, 15:38
If only you had a Uin your name, you could have been one of us, I'm disappointed it wasn't an Aussie, Every time one of us gets promoted, they shout the bar.

Means a bloke has to buy his own drink.:mad:

Good on ya mate, you may have bitten of more than you can chew, so chew like mad.:)

By the way, it's your shout mate.:tongue:

Freddie

Southie
24 Jul 08,, 15:52
Congratulations Astralis! Remember...you used to be one of us lowly folks! :biggrin:

Desdemona
24 Jul 08,, 16:01
Congrats!

Elbmek
24 Jul 08,, 16:09
Congratulations Australis. :biggrin:

astralis
24 Jul 08,, 16:36
much thanks to everyone here. :)

now anyone who didn't give me a congratulations or warning, it's time to face a permanent ban. :biggrin:

in the wise words of dogbert, "it's not really power unless you abuse it!" :biggrin:

ArmchairGeneral
24 Jul 08,, 17:07
much thanks to everyone here. :)

now anyone who didn't give me a congratulations or warning, it's time to face a permanent ban. :biggrin:

Ha, my plan to rid myself of this massive productivity destroyer may work after all. Ban, baby, ban!


Ah, crud, I can't help it. Maybe I can get banned some other way. :( Congrwarnings!

jeffpayne56
24 Jul 08,, 17:50
nice one well done

luffaman
24 Jul 08,, 18:02
first, congrats!
then, since you are a mod now, can you uppercase the first letters of your sentences from now on? :))

uzitgc
24 Jul 08,, 18:32
:cool:

Lunatock
24 Jul 08,, 18:46
Ah-ha. Fresh meat...welcome to the big kids table Astralis.

Elbmek
24 Jul 08,, 18:48
Ah-ha. Fresh meat... finger lickin' good.

Who said that in what film?

Jagan
24 Jul 08,, 18:59
Congratulations ! Astralis, Aug 1st is a total solar eclipse day,you entered the dark side a few days earlier of the eclipse, hope it will bring profound enthusiasm. Although its a difficult task to be moderator, your uncanny ability to bring world views of important events is a welcome sign. Take care.

bengalraider
24 Jul 08,, 19:04
CONGRATULATIONS!:biggrin::biggrin:

Lunatock
24 Jul 08,, 19:08
Who said that in what film?

You got me. But I'm also a bit distracted by this video.

YouTube - The Fat Boys - Are You Ready For Freddy? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDUl5Ke5jbM)

Jagan
24 Jul 08,, 19:10
Busy with completion of two manuscripts, could not post, as soon as I send these out will be in touch with astralis and all of you. Take care.

BadKharma
25 Jul 08,, 00:28
Congrats, I cannot believe how fast this reached multiple pages.

dave lukins
25 Jul 08,, 00:40
Congrats, I cannot believe how fast this reached multiple pages.

NOW ..THAT'S POWER!!!:))

Kiwi1988
25 Jul 08,, 03:08
Congrats

Zeng
25 Jul 08,, 03:29
Excellent and well done !

But please remember besides barbarian eggplant, the tomato has a civilized Chinese name as xi hong shi.

JAD_333
25 Jul 08,, 03:30
Congrats, I cannot believe how fast this reached multiple pages.

Nothing in moderation on the WAB.:)

Garry
25 Jul 08,, 06:40
I'm pleased to announce that Astralis has joined the dark side, um, I mean the staff of the World Affairs Board as a global moderator. I'd like to offer my congratulations and thanks to him, both for his past contributions to the board and also for the time and effort that will come with his new found powers :)).

Good luck Astralis

chankya
25 Jul 08,, 07:38
Tough luck, Astralis! :)

Into each life some rain must fall... :tongue:

Yusuf
25 Jul 08,, 07:43
Congrats, I cannot believe how fast this reached multiple pages.

Everyone is looking to be in his good books :biggrin:

Mohan
25 Jul 08,, 09:01
:biggrin:Great power comes with great Responsibility.

I would say pLAY WITH IT AND sPARE ME;);)

nochanda
29 Jul 08,, 20:38
Congradulations from across the Atlantic and the Sahel, Astralis!

Endangered
31 Jul 08,, 07:49
Congrats Astralis :)

:rolleyes: Another Mod to keep an eye on us; *Sharpening the claws and teeth :P

lestat
31 Jul 08,, 18:01
Congratulations!