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Resigned as Mod
but still looking over your shoulder

 1:07 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ha, hey folks thanks for the last nearly three years of so much fun around here. I've enjoyed the posts, I've enjoyed the learning and those of you I met in Boston will warm my heart forever.

I've decided to try something new. Yes, I am going to make money now just for myself and not for others. Interesting concept. I will probably be lurking in new forums and trying to learn new skills.

Good wishes and good luck to my friends.



 1:11 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

I will miss your excellent link strategy posts, Paynt. I never spent alot of time in your section but you are/were probably the most considerate mod on the board.

Go get that $$$$$ ;) You deserve it!



 1:19 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Best of Luck in your new endeavors

Will surely miss your great posts with deep insight.


 1:19 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck, hopefully see you around still


 2:02 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck paynt. You will be missed.


 2:09 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry to hear you are bailing out on us, paynt, but thanks for all the great posts and gentle moderation. If there was a ranking algorithm here for density of useful info, your posts would be at the top! :)


 2:11 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck Paynt, sorry to see you go.


 2:22 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Best of luck and thank you for everything you've shared with the community.

brotherhood of LAN

 2:36 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck for the future paynt, and many thanks for all you've contributed around here!


 3:15 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

All the best for the future, and remember if your goal is $1 million, then add another "Zero" at the end for good measure :)



 4:08 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Best wishes for the future, paynt, and thanks for all the time and thought you put in your posts. I always found it valuable to see where you were coming from, whether I agreed or disagreed with your conclusions.


 4:34 pm on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

paynt, With your skills I'm sure you will soon be making money for yourself, whatever reason you have for resigning I truly hope everything works out.

You are one of the good guys (gal)



 1:01 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck paynt, and if you need any help what-so-ever... call

All the best!



 2:48 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)


May you have the best of success in all you choose to do.

It has been a real pleasure reading your informative posts.

Thanks for all the knowledge you have so generously shared.


 3:13 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Best wishes for the future, sorry to see you go.


 3:16 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'll always remember our limo ride together in Boston, Paynt.

I really wish you would tell us more about what you are doing. In the same arena, I hope? Can we expect that you will continue to post?

Albeit short, it was clear that you have a big heart. Be selfish. That is great....


 6:09 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I always enjoyed your old posts about hubs and authorities . My best wishes with your future projects whatever it is :)


 6:14 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck to you, Paynt.

I have a binder in my office dedicated to linking strategies, print outs of WebmasterWorld threads. There are dozens of your posts in the binder, which I still refer to. Thanks for your awesome contribution.


- Chad


 7:27 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Going self employed, he?

That's the way to go, it may be a bit rough the first few months, but if somebody can do it you're the one.

Good luck on your new venture and thanks for the numerous and valuable posts on the forums.



 7:34 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good luck and thanks for the great information you have provided.

Is it possible to really leave WW? My experience is that whatever you do, someone here can help :)


 7:42 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

You are so right MHes... I do get to that in this post ;)

I am so thankful for all the kind wishes, wonderful stickies, emails and one very special call from a friend, well Iím sure he knows. I hope you all know how sincere I am with my regards.

Last Friday I thought I had reached this apex. I could only see wonderful things ahead professionally, a reward for an enormous amount of hard work, sacrifice and service. That really is who I am in my core - hard work, sacrifice and service. On Monday everything I had seen as right professionally was wrong and everything I saw as good professionally was bad. To my core of my being I felt betrayed. Now, I donít like to but I do own my stuff. I stick to things until they resolve, I am obnoxious about that as those who know me can tell. I will persist like a cancer; itís awful Iím sure. My kids will tell you I am the queen of the lecture. I guess through the trial of my life red is now red and white is now white and I see no pink. I may be in red and see I should be in white so I analyze my way through to the white in the end, one way or another. I admit I can be mentally challenging. It may surprise some of you but I am very much a women and can be quite emotional when pressed to it.

Now stay with me, I promise to get to a good point or at least give you a moment of pause. Either way I hope after all the posts Iíve made these past few years youíll give me this and stick with me a moment. I also hope this will help those other of you in business from a slightly different perspective. That shouldnít surprise anyone that I might want to offer a slightly different vision.

With every eruption comes chaos, I think we can agree to that. I heard a wise man once speak about a volcanic eruption and the land covered with ash, destruction and loss everywhere. Everyone is shocked and trying to hold up the pieces. From that comes new life, very different. Well, for me the spark of life came quickly in a call from a person I know in cyber space and not really that well except to say that he has always responded honorably and quite with peace. He reminded me to go back to the core. I donít know really if thatís the message he intended but itís what I got. Also a lot of really good talk about cookies ;)

I actually found peace again. I have to say without breaking confidence that this person is a very cool member of this board and strengthens my already loyal and faithful belief in this community. Now, it may not seem like long enough or that I didnít think about it enough when I made this decision to resign as a mod, after all how can one eruption have anything to do with the other? I have been through too many battles over the last few years to fight another one. Iím not beat down but Iíve learned the hard way to pick my battles, conserve my strength.

I really love Webmasterworld. That might sound silly to some and Iím trying to get my blog going again so I talk more about the experience. Itís really been great for me and I donít mind sharing that. I love to learn. I love to research, gather statistics, talk theory and grow. Itís dull I know but it turns me on so be it. Well Joseph Campbell once said, ďfollow your bliss.Ē I like that. Unfortunately my bliss is learning and that is not always an easy path.

Ready for the confession? I have been living in complacency. While I thought my professional life was progressing, and in all reality it was, my mental life was stagnant. I havenít been learning because I have been so busy trying to say the same thing over the last six months that needed to be said, trying to make it interesting but well you know. Secondly my ego is stuck on a superficial level. I was trying to tell myself these last six months that this was good enough. Itís not! Thank the chaos because through this not only did I find myself again, abet a bit battered and bruised I have exciting new options.

My friend first suggestion once I spilled the whole awful mess in his ear and he reminded me I had a core and a cookie ;) (sweet) and after I had made my decisions his first directions was to go learn. Wow! How cool is that and how perfect? So, what is my message? I donít have one this time except to myself. I do want to thank you all for the last few years and then I have a favor. I want to start learning some new things, hanging out in different forums then the ones I have. I donít want to give I want to ask. Iíll probably start with my blog, css, some cgi (oh I hate that one but I need help with programming.) Who knows what else but Iíll be lurking about. You can always sticky me if you want me to check out an interesting linking question, I may have an opinion but maybe not. Let the young take over. I hope that doesnít seem so strange to you all. It can be a tough transition from this pseudo teacher roll Iíve acquired back to that of a student, especially in the same school so to speak.

I hope I didnít step on any toes. Iím not playing games this is who I am. Thanks!

Peace from my heart, I mean that ~ Debra


 8:56 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I will miss your deep insights in the Canonical discussions. :(

Wish you luck in your quest for knowledge and work :)


 11:42 am on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

All the best Paynt.

I have not been here that long butlike slyguy I too have a folder of the excellent threads here.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.




 12:51 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

As Robert Frost said: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both...". The very best of fortune to you as you travel down your new road.


 1:05 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Like i said in another thread: you've been the voice of canonical usage - i'll miss this the most!

Take care!


 1:25 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sob Sob Sob :(
Now who will pick up the baton?


 1:45 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

i too haven't been here long, but have gained so much knowledge, so freely given, from your posts.

you are bound to do well in the future - quality always shines through!

many thanks and good luck!



 2:30 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Will be looking forward to meeting you in the CSS forum :) That's my hangout most of the time. Probably run into you in PHP/PERL/CGI too! Cool!


 2:43 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

That's great Birdman, I'm heading over there now. So where do I go to learn about getting my blog going again, hehe?


 2:46 pm on Jun 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

In Content surely? ;-)

Paynt this is a sad, sad thing. Hope you'll be lurking and posting a bit, my sticky mail is always there if you need anything ;)


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