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Patrick
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: ninjanurse Leaves the Staff After 14 Years Reply with quote

Hello,

Thank you for visiting KarateForums.com.

We are about a month shy of Heidi (ninjanurse) being a member of staff for 14 years. It was on this day, 12 years ago, that she was promoted to moderator (Sensei), from the staff guide role (Sempai). That tenure comes to an end today.

The type of long term commitment that Heidi has made to this community is extraordinarily unique. I have managed online communities for 17 years, and to have someone as a member of your team for this long is rare. Not just for our community, but for any. I am tremendously grateful for her contributions as a staff member, many of which most people will never get to see, but are so important in helping this community to be the best that it can be.

On Sunday, this community will turn 16 years old. Heidi became a member pretty early. She joined within the first 9 months, and has been a fixture ever since, collecting 6,153 posts (6th all-time) and 12 KarateForums.com Awards nominations (5th), receiving 3 awards (T8th).

This community is richer for Heidi's presence, and I feel fortunate to have had her as a member of our team, and as a member at all. Thankfully, though her time on staff is coming to a close, she intends to stick around as a member, and I look forward to continuing to have her as a thoughtful, exemplary contributor.

Everything must come to an end, and having talked to Heidi a lot about this, I support her decision and believe that the time is right. She will be missed on our staff. I have been fortunate to have many amazing staff members over the years, including our team now, which is incredible. Heidi stands out within that group. I hope that you will join me in honoring her contribution to our community.

Heidi, what a pleasure it has been to have you on our team and to get to know you through the community, over the last 14+ years. Obviously, this is not good bye. I look forward to continuing to know you, both through the community and outside of it.

Thank you for the incredible contributions that you have made (and will, no doubt, continue to make) to the community. The quality of the contributions you have made, the lives you have changed or made better through those contributions - it's not a small number. Thank you for your friendship, kindness and loyalty, as a member of the team, over the years.

Thank you, Heidi.

Sincerely,

Patrick
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 12359
Location: Houston, TX and/or Van Nuys, CA
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel both sad and glad all at the same time, by just knowing that Heidi will no longer be a part of the KF Staff, yet, she'll, when time permits, still be that vital part as a KF member, and in that, I'll be tickled pink just knowing that she'll still offering up her advice across the board.

I will miss her tremendously from the ranks of KF Staff as a KF Sensei!!

Her contributions here at KF, both on the public forums, as well as the KF Staff forums. I've valued her being one of my mentors, who has guided me along the way on my KF journey.

I consider her a friend, on and off the floor!!

I bow to you, Heidi; now and forever!!



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tallgeese
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Joined: 04 May 2008
Posts: 6622
Location: McHenry County, IL
Styles: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bujin Bugei Jutsu, Gokei Ryu Kempo Jutsu, MMA, Shootfighting, boxing, kickboxing, JKD, Pekiti Tersia Kali

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for everything you've brought to the staff and the forums, Heidi. You've been a fantastic moderator and I'm glad to hear that you'll still be here as a member. It wouldn't be the same with out you.
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Wastelander
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KF Sensei

Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2144
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all that you have done for the forum, Heidi! I look forward to seeing you around the forum as a VIP member, and wish you the best of luck with everything you have going on!
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KF Sempai

Joined: 15 Dec 2009
Posts: 1449
Location: NH USA
Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Heidi! You will be missed on the staff and I certainly hope we'll still be seeing you around the forums when time permits.
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Nidan Melbourne
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013
Posts: 1983
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all the hard work that you have put into the forum over the years Heidi!
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JR 137
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Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 1370
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all that you've done for the forum over the years. I hope to see you here soon.
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Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 5658
Location: UK
Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all you've done over the last 14 years at KF Heidi. Best of luck for the future
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 26655
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heidi, your contributions at KF are beyond measure! You are such a great mentor to so many people here. You helped guide me when I was fresh as a moderator, and I looked to your example throughout. Thank you for all the time and years you have given to KF as a staff member, and we look forward to seeing you around still!
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Zaine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 1556
Location: Arlington, TX
Styles: Shorin Ryu, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Mantis, Schola Saint George (Fiorian sword fighting)

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be missed on the staff Heidi! Thank you for all that you have done.
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