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Kallisti
post Jan 21 2005, 10:54 PM
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Dear Friends,

After nearly eight years of managing this site, through its many changes and incarnations, I’ve decided to retire. I would never consider closing the site or the forums (alright, I have, but only in a fit of pique, which never lasted more than an hour or two). And so it is with some sadness and some relief that I hand the reigns of FeeVerte.net and The Absinthe Forum over to our much-loved friend Oxygenee.

The number of people I would willingly hand the site off to I could count on one hand with two fingers cut off, so I was very excited when Oxy took up the challenge. As a person with integrity, who has never flinched in sharing wisdom and support, and who has a grand passion for absinthe, its history, and the people who make up this community, I couldn’t have found a better successor. My involvement with absinthe was a series of happy accidents and a penchant for pretty pictures. His is a driving passion for absinthe, truth and beauty, and I truly believe the site will flourish under his care. Although Oxy may add a commercial component to the site at some stage in the future, he assures me that the 3 key components: Forum, FAQs and Buyer Guide will continue pretty much as they are, and in fact be expanded and improved. Indeed, his assurances on this matter in particular, has put my restless mind at ease.

I will continue to be involved with the site and the forum. In terms of my sales agreement with Oxy, I've agreed to support changes, updates, and integration for the next six months, and both Head & I will remain as moderators on the forum at least for a time.

Please ask your questions and voice your opinions, we are here to answer. We will post a similar message in the public news and announcements section shortly. There are some kinks to work out, some more files to move, updates to be made, I will be working on the site for the next six months or so as part of my agreement with Oxy. Please be patient, but do report any inconsistencies or errors you may come across. As we speak the server and domain has all been moved and is under Oxy’s care.

This has been an incredible experience for me. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for this forum and the site. The friends and experiences, the true love and heartbreak have changed my life forever and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.

Don’t think for a second that this is easy for me. However painful it is, I know in my heart it is necessary to move on. Much love to all of you.

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Kallisti & Head
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Hiram
post Jan 21 2005, 11:00 PM
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I'm both sad and excited at the same time.

Kallisti, thank you so much for all the hard work, dedication, love, sweat and grit that you and Head have put into this forum.

So many of us have you personally to thank for introducing us to the marvelous, mystical elixir that enthralls us so. I couldn't think of a single person I'd rather see take over the reigns, or who I thought anywhere near as well-qualified as Oxy.

And I'm still flattered that you chose to quote me in your sig line. You always have a drinking buddy in Seattle.


All the best, all the time! heart.gif

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post Jan 21 2005, 11:30 PM
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I hope you both visit often and actually have fun after you pass the torch.
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post Jan 21 2005, 11:40 PM
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Thank you for having the only site that turned me on the proper course 2 years ago when this new muse struck me.
You both will be missed.


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post Jan 21 2005, 11:45 PM
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Not sure what to say - I have enjoyed the hospitality of this fine board...Kallisti you did a wonderful job! - I wish you and Head P. a wonderful life.

Please don't be a stranger!


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post Jan 21 2005, 11:48 PM
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Oh yeah - Congrats Oxy...


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post Jan 22 2005, 12:09 AM
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This is indeed important news. I wish you and Head all the best in whatever endeavours you choose to seek. I also wish Oxy the best as he steps into the challenge of his new position. As Hiram said, you two will always have a friend in Seattle for drinks, burgers, or whatever.


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Kallisti
post Jan 22 2005, 12:16 AM
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nd I'm still flattered that you chose to quote me in your sig line. You always have a drinking buddy in Seattle.


The least I could do for a line that made me spit up when I read it. The timing was probably half of it.

Thanks all for the sentiments!

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post Jan 22 2005, 12:59 AM
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QUOTE (Zman @ Jan 21 2005, 05:09 PM)
...you two will always have a friend in Seattle for drinks, burgers, or whatever.

...and Heady P's escort to The Cuff.


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post Jan 22 2005, 01:07 AM
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I'm honoured by Kallisti's trust, and daunted by the thought of following in her footsteps. Kallisti and Head have created something unique and remarkable here, and it's a privilege to be its new custodian.

Continuity is the goal - there will be no drastic changes, and the basic nature and character of the site will remain entirely unchanged. I'm thrilled that Kallisti and Head have agreed to stay on as moderators.

Initial plans? Work will be done on the FAQ and Buyers Guide sections, to bring them fully up to date.

Beyond that? What changes would you like to see? Your feedback and ideas will be critical in determining the directions the site eventually takes.

Will post more in the days ahead, as the path forward becomes clearer.


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post Jan 22 2005, 01:24 AM
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THank you all. abs-cheers.gif
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post Jan 22 2005, 02:21 AM
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Like GB, I got steered in the right direction about 4? 5? years ago, thanks to you, K!

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I said other stuff elsewhere, and if I get all mushy again I'm just gonna cry, and I promised myself I wouldn't cry . . . so get yer ass to LCLF05. abs-cheers.gif


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post Jan 22 2005, 02:37 AM
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anything much i have to say would simply be repeating what's been said above. but i just want to add my unending thanks and best wishes, Kallisti, Head, and Oxy! these past several years have been quite the trip for us all. indeed, life changing. without you, without feeverte, i cannot imagine the paths i would have otherwise trod.

you have my utmost love and respect.

always.

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post Jan 22 2005, 02:41 AM
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I certainly wish to echo the sentiments already put forward (except for that part about The Cuff blink.gif ) and to give Kallisti and Head a heartfelt thanks, as well as a hearty congratulations to Oxygenee. Thanks. abs-cheers.gif
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post Jan 22 2005, 02:50 AM
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Although I'm still a newcomer to these parts, I am indebted to this site. If it weren't for this community, I probably would've wasted my money on Logan Fils- I was thinking about it, but decided to do more research when it started sounding fishy.

Anyways, I'm sure things won't change for the worse. My sincerest thanks to everyone who put effort into making this place what it is today.

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