Really appreciate all the comments guys (and the poem Mike!) it was nice to read through these today. Five years moderating..yikes, I didn't realise it had been quite that long!! I still remember Ryan's amazing art depicting me as 8D8 trying to ban everyone & lock all the threads
SWF has always been my virtual home and even though I'm not as active as I once was, I can't foresee that changing (I think I'll always pop back in from time to time). For those that have asked if all is "OK" - yes all fine here and nothing to worry about, thanks guys. Hobby wise, it's another story sadly. After so many years the unimaginable has happened to me, my relationship with Star Wars has finally lost it's spark.
If I am honest, I'm not quite sure how I feel about collecting these days. I almost feel kind of indifferent to it all and I have for a while now..which for me, is probably a sign that enough is enough.
As far as moderating SWF goes, I've given stepping down a lot of thought over the last few months but a couple of days ago I finally decided that it wasn't fair on the forum if I wasn't giving 100%, 80% or even 50%..especially if that was because of how I felt about things rather than me just being occupied with other commitments.
So, I guess it's a goodbye of sorts even though it may not be forever. Thanks to everyone for being such awesome members of what I consider the last..and best (!) SW forum in the galaxy! It was an absolute pleasure banning people, moving & locking threads and generally telling people to stop being dicks to each other for the last half a decade
(I'm only joking!)