Happy 4th Anniversary AE!

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    We have made it to our 4th year and what a year 2020 has been thus far, but Alien Expanse has endured and flourished with lasting harmony, a real gem that I am happy to be a part of, thanks to all of you and your contributions and your friendships...

    nivek...

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  2. Thomas R. Morrison

    Thomas R. Morrison Administrator

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    You're not only the best forum moderator I've ever encountered in 20 years of avid online discussion forum participation - you're also an amazingly capable engineer, and a damn good man. That's what makes this website so exceptional; we just get to enjoy having vibrant debates on all of our favorite subjects here because of the culture of tolerance and inquisitiveness that you foster.

    Few leaders in this world actually lead by example; you do it every day. Thank you.
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet Truthiness

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    I like that he's Just. after getting to know him, he tries to be fair in every decision he makes concerning Ae. Moderating a form eventually boils down to dealing with people and their ideas on morality. The problem with that is everyone lives in their own story, a bias where they can't see their own flaws. A good leader has to look past the other man's ideas of what justice is and deliver what is truly just and moral broadly.

    He does a good job. I've been on the inside on many forums over the last twenty years. I've known and acquainted so many admins., All were so proud they couldn't see past their own ideology.

    But Nivek does something not just a few admins do. Few people do this. He looks at the person and their intent., and he delivers actual justice based on morality. Do you realize how different that is? To look beyond one's own ego and deliver what is just to someone? I've honestly never seen that before.

    offhand, I know I haven't been around a lot lately, But damn, Nivek has this. He could do this blindfolded in the dark submerged in water. I stick around in case he needs that third-person pov. But he has this. I can fade away entirely and he's still ten times the admin Q was.

    I know to some extent he's annoyed that I haven't been around, But, He's got this. I'm absolutely not needed atm. Not just A good guy, He's a guy that's put in the devotion to the people, no other place has that. a person who cares about the community, Who cares about the bare raw intellect of discussing the content.

    That's why AE succeeded Because the guy behind it honestly cares about what a fucking discussion forum is supposed to be about.
     
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  4. Thomas R. Morrison

    Thomas R. Morrison Administrator

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    I agree with everything except "I'm absolutely not needed atm." You always bring a unique heart and soul to this community Shadowprophet, and it's never the same without you. It's good to hear from you old friend - I think we'd all like to see more of you around here =)
     
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  5. Shadowprophet

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    Don't worry brother., I know I've been away, but it's been for a good reason. I've been changing, focusing, Sometimes, a person can't grow unless they step back and reflect. The old insecure, searching for happiness and security guy,? well, he found those things, I honestly don't even think I'm bipolar anymore. I've grown, I've not grown away or apart. I've just finally managed to become who I was trying for so long to be. When I do fully return. I have some interesting topics to discuss.
     
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  6. Standingstones

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    Here is a quote that more people should follow. We would be a much better society:

    When the ruler views his ministers as his hands and feet, they regard him as their heart and soul. When he views them as dirt and weeds, they regard him as an enemy and a thief.

    You have made this site the best that I have been involve with in all my years of chat. Well done!
     
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  7. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    I have been on several fourms.
    ATS the paracast, and AH.
    I have never been on one so well run so welcoming. It is a small fact I am a moderator on staff. It is a tribute to Nivek that only ONCE did I have to act in that capacity.
    I want to thank all who are here all whose friendship and association has made my journey through life a good one. here is to many more.
     
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    The shadow The shadow knows!

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  10. michael59

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    Happy Anniversary Everyone. :D

    :clapping4::yahoo:
     
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  11. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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  12. Rikki

    Rikki High Priestess

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    I left the Paracast forums a year before my husband. I became sickened by the climate there. I wanted acceptance. I found it here. I wanted freedom to share the teaching I learned. To pass on any wisdom that I have.
    Thanks to the enlightened master Nivek I have a place to do so.
    Blessed Be
    Rikki
     
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