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[*] posted on 9-3-2014 at 13:23


The weirdest part of humans: We don't know what we have till it's gone. Bfesser's actions were never unjustified, he also would complement people on their hard efforts. Does anyone know why he is going? seems kind abrupt and unnecessary because no one really hated him just a "vocal minority".



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[*] posted on 9-3-2014 at 14:33


Bfessor, I believe your contributions to the site are far too valuable to let you leave without a damn good excuse. So unless your health is in jeopardy, I refuse to accept your resignation.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2014 at 14:50


For it so falls out
That what we have we prize not to the worth,
Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack’d and lost,
Why, then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue, that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.

People seldom appreciate the effort that goes into a difficult job. Enjoy your retirement Bfesser.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2014 at 15:30



A bad day.
He pissed off only those who were inclined to fall into kewl moods and throw preteen tantrums when there silly useless contributions were booted to detritus (like kicking turds off of a sidewalk).

Good Luck Bfessor.
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[*] posted on 10-3-2014 at 01:40


I also think that all in all the forums profited from what some considered as "excessive" moderation. And although it's minority opinion, actually I would have no problem if more vacuous drivel and crack-pottery was detritused.

Anyway, I understand the resignation - what a thankless job.
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[*] posted on 10-3-2014 at 02:56


I'll add my voice to those supporting the positive changes bfesser helped bring about and also the regret I feel should he completely leave the community.

Too many years I had to wade through bloated threads hijacked by blowhards rocking their various hobby horses. I didn't come to Science Madness to be told by the likes of these wankers what to think about politics/religion/philosophy; I came to find out what happens when reagent A is reacted with reagent B in apparatus C under conditions D, E, and F. I also came to read a bit of good-natured humour about the pleasures, peaks, and pitfalls of the amateur science experience.

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[*] posted on 16-3-2014 at 07:30


I barely post, but I've lurked this forum for probably close to two years, and this is a sad announcement. Hope your future endeavors go well, bfesser.
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[*] posted on 16-3-2014 at 08:21


I have not been here long but I have been impressed by many of your post. Bfesser, you will be missed.
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[*] posted on 16-3-2014 at 08:34


Quote: Originally posted by Mailinmypocket  


Also... Things like the topical compendium and whatnot are not what I consider making a mess of the forum, personally.

Speaking of which, shouldn't someone take over that and keep it going?




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[*] posted on 16-3-2014 at 15:02


It has been deleted.
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[*] posted on 16-3-2014 at 15:30


I am sad to see you go bfesser :( Good luck! Don't die.



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[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 16:33


Quote: Originally posted by elementcollector1  
Quote: Originally posted by Mailinmypocket  


Also... Things like the topical compendium and whatnot are not what I consider making a mess of the forum, personally.

Speaking of which, shouldn't someone take over that and keep it going?


If someone's willing to split the work with me, I'd be willing to help restart it. I'm really busy right now, but once the school year is over, I'll have a lot more free time on my hands.

bfesser was probably our top forum contributor behind woelen and the almighty Polverone. I'm relatively new here, but it's obvious that he made a serious difference in the forum.

As stated earlier, I would be willing to fill the gap, but I'm short on time and couldn't do the job as well as bfesser did. And I think I'm a little short on posts for the admins to consider me.

I hope he sees these messages and reconsiders his decision.




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[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 16:59


I'm new too, and not as smart as bfesser, but I have plenty of time, and would love to contribute to the forum.



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[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 17:39


Personally I miss axehandle. I have yet to see another member put up a live streaming feed to experiments in progress, let alone a megalithic sulfur burner while taking questions on chat.



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[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 18:01


Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
Personally I miss axehandle. I have yet to see another member put up a live streaming feed to experiments in progress, let alone a megalithic sulfur burner while taking questions on chat.


Agreed.

There was also the "oops I stepped in a puddle of molten aluminum" and was it him who posted photos of his nuts after a phosgene burn?

He was priceless.
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[*] posted on 19-3-2014 at 17:52


bfesser is very smart and Im sure he has good reasons for leaving. He did a ton of work which we are endebted to him for. He kept this forum up to a certain standard.

A valuable, good-willed human. An asset to this forum. I too refuse your resignation
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[*] posted on 20-3-2014 at 10:35


While I disliked his heavy-handed moderation style, bfesser was apparently the only thing keeping the spammers at bay. I've seen more spam posts in the last two days than in the last several months.
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[*] posted on 20-3-2014 at 16:11


Quote: Originally posted by bismuthate  
I think that he did a good job and would listen to complaints it's a shame he's leaving.
Also we should use this thrad to tell the forum when somebody leaves.


I think we should have a thread for when people leave, but perhaps not this one, as the subject is "Where is not_important?," which doesn't really make sense as a general resignation thread.
Also, while I haven't been posting for long, I've read this forum for almost a year and will also definitely miss bfesser.
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[*] posted on 20-3-2014 at 18:54


Quote: Originally posted by Brain&Force  


If someone's willing to split the work with me, I'd be willing to help restart it. I'm really busy right now, but once the school year is over, I'll have a lot more free time on my hands.

bfesser was probably our top forum contributor behind woelen and the almighty Polverone. I'm relatively new here, but it's obvious that he made a serious difference in the forum.

As stated earlier, I would be willing to fill the gap, but I'm short on time and couldn't do the job as well as bfesser did. And I think I'm a little short on posts for the admins to consider me.

I hope he sees these messages and reconsiders his decision.


I can focus on elements and stuff - I really need to update my own little Topical Compendium anyway. I don't remember much of what was in bfesser's compendium, but I'll see if I can persuade him to send it to me if he has it - he's still lurking on IRC.

Ironically, bfesser would have probably split most of the latest replies of this thread long ago.




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[*] posted on 20-3-2014 at 22:33
I agree with above


And after this comment he would have sent it to Detrius!
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[*] posted on 16-5-2014 at 19:24


Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
Personally I miss axehandle. I have yet to see another member put up a live streaming feed to experiments in progress, let alone a megalithic sulfur burner while taking questions on chat.


I'll try to do this for you if I can. Livestream, not a megalithic sulfur burner (though that sounds AWESOME).

I wish NurdRage, peach, and I am a fish were around. But what happened to chemoleo? He hasn't posted since 2011 (though he logged on this January).

And yes, this thread needs to be renamed "Goodbye" or something like that.




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[*] posted on 16-5-2014 at 19:36


In addition, It just occurred to me... Where is endimion17? I guess this is the nature of a forum. People come and go for various reasons. Too bad though.
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[*] posted on 16-5-2014 at 19:46


A toast to Bfesser and all the people who help make this a profitable place to spend an evening.



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[*] posted on 16-5-2014 at 20:23


anyone here still in contact with peach? if so, tell him roger says hi. miss that guy...
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[*] posted on 16-5-2014 at 20:30


There is a thread somewhere in which I asked about peach. I think it was DFJ who mentioned he is in contact with peach and peach had put chemistry on hold for the time being due to life circumstances. I searched and wasn't able to find the thread where I asked about him but it's something along those lines. I do miss peaches' posts with all the photos and humor and whatnot
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