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Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:13 pm    Post subject: Thank you, Lupin1! Reply with quote

Hey all,

Devin (Lupin1) is leaving our staff as our longest tenured Sempai (forum guide) after well over 7 years in the role. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible contributions that she has made to our community, as not only on staff for the past 7+ years, but also as a member for more than a decade.

As a member of our team, Devin has brought a consistently thoughtful voice to our behind the scenes inner workings, with great care and empathy for our entire community. I've been grateful to have her for so long and to be able to benefit from her knowledge of both the martial arts and KarateForums.com.

As a member, Devin's 1,628 posts have touched at least tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands (we sometimes forget how much impact a single post can make). I've always appreciated the way Devin goes about posting - thoughtful, kind, deliberate, meaningful. She has set an outstanding example for anyone who joins our community.

From talking to Devin, this isn't good bye to our community, and she'll still be around. But I'm a big believer in giving people their flowers while they're still around to see them, and I hope you'll join me.

Thank you, Devin!

Patrick
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sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15155
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devin,

I echo wholeheartedly what Patrick has already said quite effectively.

As far as what Devin's stepping down from being part of staff, another empty chair sits around the KF Staff table. I've always felt in my heart that she was that quintessential part of staff; being that vitally important cog of the KF Staff wheel. I, too, shall miss her here on staff, in which I believe that staff won't be the same.

As a member, she's far much more than affable across the board; that extremely genuine trait that can be noticed immediately. She never put on airs with anyone no matter the topic and/or the member.

Great knowing that Devin will still be around mean the world to us all. Thank you, Devin for everything you've done for KF and its members all of these many years unselfishly.

See you around and I look forward to many more discussions with you, Devin!!



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Bulltahr
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Joined: 08 Mar 2015
Posts: 707
Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your efforts over the years Lupin!
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2493
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for all of your years of dedication, Devin!
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Lupin1
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Joined: 15 Dec 2009
Posts: 1633
Location: Texas USA
Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Patrick, and to the whole community. This community is one of the most polite and positive places on the internet, due not only to our respectful members, but also to the proactive and professional moderation. I've been so grateful to have been part this amazing community for over a decade. I have learned and grown so much both as a martial artist and as a person. I hope to still be around and will still make posts every so often.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2009
Posts: 375


PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Thank you, Lupin1! Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
Hey all,

Devin (Lupin1) is leaving our staff as our longest tenured Sempai (forum guide) after well over 7 years in the role. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible contributions that she has made to our community, as not only on staff for the past 7+ years, but also as a member for more than a decade.

As a member of our team, Devin has brought a consistently thoughtful voice to our behind the scenes inner workings, with great care and empathy for our entire community. I've been grateful to have her for so long and to be able to benefit from her knowledge of both the martial arts and KarateForums.com.

As a member, Devin's 1,628 posts have touched at least tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands (we sometimes forget how much impact a single post can make). I've always appreciated the way Devin goes about posting - thoughtful, kind, deliberate, meaningful. She has set an outstanding example for anyone who joins our community.

From talking to Devin, this isn't good bye to our community, and she'll still be around. But I'm a big believer in giving people their flowers while they're still around to see them, and I hope you'll join me.

Thank you, Devin!

Patrick


thanks Devin!!!
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JR 137
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 2442
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us here as a community. I’d love to be able to add to what’s been said, but everyone said what I feel better than I can say it.

I look forward to continuing to see you here
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The Pred
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Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 350

Styles: Goju Ryu

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck!
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Joined: 30 Oct 2013
Posts: 675
Location: Scotland.
Styles: Wado Kai

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your contributions Devin!



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all you've done here on staff at KF, Devin! I wish you the best of luck moving forward, and look forward to seeing your posts here and there. You will be missed on staff, but perhaps you'll make your way back!
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