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Leaving as Sous Chef, but still hanging around the forums!

butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
edited 8:00AM in Non-GS Game News
I wanted to announce to everyone that I'll no longer have the title of "Sous Chef" in the forums.

It was a decision I had been pondering for some time, as I haven't been able to devote the amount of time I want to the forums, and moderating, in conjunction with some personal life stuff that has come up (nothing to worry about).

I'll still be a member of the community and visiting often, I just couldn't justify keeping the title given how little time I've been able to spend here helping out the Community and moderating the forums.

So this is not goodbye...it's just a change in status, but I'll be around, as I really enjoy everyone in the community here, and it's always fun coming in and seeing what's new! There are so many wonderful members here, old and new, that all make the Community as fun and engaging as it is, and I have yet to find another forum site that comes as close to home as the Gamesalad forums.

So this is not farewell, I'll still be here, just on a more casual basis :)

(I've notified Yodapollo about the change in status, and it will be reflected by early next week)

Comments

  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    Sorry to hear that... couldn't you be a part time Sous ?
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    ya why not?

    also thanks butter for the help in these time

    Calvin
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    butterbean said:
    I just couldn't justify keeping the title given how little time I've been able to spend here helping out the Community and moderating the forums.

    I don't think it's so hard to justify.

    1 - You don't get paid
    2 - It's still an extra pair of eyeballs to watch out for spam
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    Photics said:
    I don't think it's so hard to justify.

    1 - You don't get paid
    2 - It's still an extra pair of eyeballs to watch out for spam

    ya like the one the day b4 yesterday, that was a HUGE MESS

    @butter can you give the title to me? lol
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    Reason #3
    Butterbean doesn't cause trouble. She's a highly respectful and respected member of this community.
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    @Photics:

    There was never any minimum or max requirement as a forum moderator, so I didn't see the need to be paid. I spent time here in the forums because I enjoyed the interaction with the community, and never saw it as "work" it was more fun, and a nice break from working on games.

    Thanks for the compliments :)

    @Rob: yeah, I haven't been in the forums much lately, even part-time :(
  • AsymptoteellAsymptoteell Posts: 1,362Member
    I've got to respect your integrity in making this decision. While what Photics said was true, (you are a wonderful member of the community) your decision shows how much you respect the title of Sous Chef.

    Kudos to you.

    Asymptoteell
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    Sorry to see you go! Thanks for all of the help and support that you gave me during the creation of my games.

    I'm gonna miss ya butterbean :(
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    ok guys she is not going to go, just leaving the title here

    Calvin
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    Glad that you will still be around is some capacity, butterbean. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

    Much respect.

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    Looking again at this with fresh eyes I think I may have to put my foot down..\>

    You MUST stay a Sous regardless of how often you are here. It is vital that we can call on you at times of crisis when we need the calm considered moderation that you have always performed.

    Even if you only popped in once a year I don't see it as undermining the title of 'Sous Chef'.
    You are what you are - and you earned that title through your good deeds, commitment and general all round wonderfulness. :)
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    It's a thankless post.

    A friend of mine is a mod at a different forum, and put this up on his site:

    http://mrtomftw.tumblr.com/post/9887174856/another-day-in-the-life-of-a-eurogamer-moderator

    So true!

    I've often thought of packing in the role, especially when I've been called 'unprofessional'. Then I realised that I'm not actually paid to do any of this and I should not have my opinion censored because of the position.

    It's like on Twitter, where paid employees state 'These opinions are my own, and do not reflect those of my company.'

    So. My opinions are my own, and do not reflect those of GameSalad. If I think you're a ****, I will say so! :D

    I hope you reconsider BB!

    QS :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    QS, I think that you were called unprofessional because you spoke your mind, and laid down some truth that some just don't like to hear. And the only response some people have when they are wrong, and know it, is to play victim and call you unprofessional. Which I assure you, is not the case. :)

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Hey guys :)

    I almost didn't make the announcement because I didn't think it was a big deal, and didn't want all the fuss, but I figured people would notice the title changed into "member" and question what happened, so I thought I'd nip it in the bud beforehand.

    It's honestly no biggee, I'm still here to help, will still be spending time in the forums, and enjoy this community very much! I just didn't want the responsibility behind the title, given some personal stuff that's come up in my life, and knowing that my time spent here will be sporadic, and inconsistent.

    But basically I'm still here, and not going anywhere!

    @QS: I don't agree with censorship either. I think everyone is entitled to their opinion here, and the quote from twitter says it all! :)
  • StormyStudioStormyStudio United KingdomPosts: 3,987Member
    Fair well sous chef butter bean and hello butter bean.

    Very cool of you to step down in such a nice way, whether it's necessary or not I think you should do a last minute post as a sous rocking the game salad world with truths unheard. Though I have had a few beers do should probably be ignored :-)
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