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#1 Sep 30 2009 at 8:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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As all of you probably know by now, today is my last day here. I don't want to go into my reasons for leaving. All I can say is that I felt I was left with little choice but to go. Ten years of my life has been poured into this site. In many ways it is an extension of me. Leaving it behind is extremely hard to do.

I want to thank the Allakhazam community for everything you have done for me and for this site over the years. When my mother died, you helped me through my grief. When we adopted our daughter, you shared my happiness. I've spent nearly a quarter of my life here and it has shaped me as much as any other experience I have had.

I wish the new management nothing but success. You guys deserve nothing less.

Thank you again.
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#2 Sep 30 2009 at 8:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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What? No list of people to ctrl+f?

I mean, good luck! Let us know when you start your next site.
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#3 Sep 30 2009 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
Bye Boss, we'll miss ya.

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#5 Sep 30 2009 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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Good luck on subsequent endeavors.
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I am eternally indebted to you for your website, Alla. Thank you, and good luck with your endeavors. I'm sorry it had to end this way, The Man is a brutal overlord.
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#8 Sep 30 2009 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you Alla for creating and maintaining this site. You have given a lot of us a home on the Internet as cheesy as that sounds.


See you around!

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#9 Sep 30 2009 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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Best of luck to you. Thank you for envisioning and developing the best gaming site around.

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#10 Sep 30 2009 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
You don't know me and but this site is great and you should be very proud of it. Good luck with whatever you decide to do and think of the positives of leaving. Go spend more time with your daughter and wife and come back to visit us as a civilian.
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#11 Sep 30 2009 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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While I've never actually come across you very often on this site before, I feel I still have to thank you for creating this home for the community that has developed here. I've met some friends and had many a laugh at the tales I hear and the memories people share.

And I saw ari's hot sisters.

All in all, thank you again, and good luck with what ever your future holds
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#12 Sep 30 2009 at 8:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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I remember when I applied for the volunteer news position. I had just had my baby and wasn't allowed to work yet and between breast feeding and playing EQ all day, I learned some html and was modding a few boards and designing a few websites. (GAWD did they suck looking back on them!) Smiley: oyvey

I opened up my IE browser to look something up on Alla's. Right there, in front of me, was my dream! "We need help for news, you won't get paid, but you'll have fun" well not really that, but something along those lines. Then I got sick, and I just new he was going to fire me! He didn't. And I eventually was hired with pay and have been here ever since! Smiley: grin

Goodbye Jeff, thank you for everything you have done for me! You've been there for me when times were hard, and when times weren't! It's really going to be hard for me to see you go, you've been my boss for so long, it's hard to imagine anything different. I understand things change and I realize we must accept change, but no one ever said, I had to like it. Smiley: cry

You've almost always supported me Smiley: lol and I have learned a lot. You have been my boss, sometimes fatherly, but most of all, my friend, and I thank you.

Please keep in touch and don't forget about us!
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#13 Sep 30 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for all the work over the years, I wish you only the best and good good times.
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#14 Sep 30 2009 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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You and I already said our goodbyes, but your OP really choked me up.

Thankyou again, and hopefully this site, like a wayward, headstrong but wonderful child will run free and thrive without you to hold its hand.
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#15 Sep 30 2009 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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I rarely post but I've been hanging out here since I started playing EQ back in 2002. Thanks so much for not only creating a great site that is above and beyond helpful in the game world but fun to linger in, as well.

Thank you for the adventure, Sir Allakhazam. I wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life. /HUGS!!!
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#16 Sep 30 2009 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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I arrived for the WoW forums and stayed for the OOT. Thank you for building a useful and entertaining site. Best wishes!
#17 Sep 30 2009 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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As an Allakhazam member since November 19th, 2004, I wish you the best of luck in the path you have taken, and am grateful for the forums you have given us.
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#18 Sep 30 2009 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
I wish what ever happened to make you feel you had to leave had never happened. If I knew where to point my ire I would. ****, I'm pretty sure there would be one big hellacious following of posters jumping on what ever drove you away. Know that we appreciate all that you have done.
#19 Sep 30 2009 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you for the work you put into the site, Allakhazam. Good luck in all your future endeavors, and please keep us updated somehow, if not yourself then through people you keep in touch with here.

#20 Sep 30 2009 at 9:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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Time to put away your hats? Smiley: frown

I didn't want to say anything before but you spelled allahkazam wrong.

#21 Sep 30 2009 at 9:04 AM Rating: Default
I would like to point out that the current management who decided to let you go and that stabbed Illia in the back should DIAF, I'll start it even.
#22 Sep 30 2009 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for giving us a "place". Even though I'm sure the events that have unfolded through the use of your OOT forums was not in the original game plan, you have inadvertently provided a medium for a large group of people from differing backgrounds and far-off places to find one another. The resulting friendships, and occasionally romantic relationships, are partly your doing and as such you have had a much more profound impact on the lives of others than I'm sure you ever imagined.

Thank you so much for providing a way for me to work through some of the worst times in my life and to connect with others in a way that was safe and supportive. Thank you for "introducing" me to people that I care deeply about. I'm so happy to hear that we were able to give a little of the same back to you.

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I've been on this site for about 6 years (and posting for more than 5), and since I'm not quite 24 I can relate somewhat to it being a big part of my life. Not only has this site been indispensable for gaming information, the best part has ALWAYS been the people. Allakhazam was built on community, and even as I moved to different games, the community is what has kept me here for years. Thank you for all of the hard work, and best of luck!
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#24 Sep 30 2009 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Later dude.
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I second this motion.
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#27 Sep 30 2009 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Good luck in your future endeavors.
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Thanks for giving me a place to hang out for the last nine years. Thanks even more so for providing the platform by which I met my wife Smiley: grin You have been both fair and lenient, allowing us great latitude while keeping a lid on the very worst of it. I'm appreciated your light touch.

Since you have shown remarkable judgment over the last decade, it's a shame that this move wasn't a decision you made. Good luck and God bless you, your family and your coming ventures. Whatever you wind up doing, if its online, I hope word will travel through the grapevine to us. Take care.
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Hate to see you go. :(
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#31 Sep 30 2009 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Allakhazam Defender of Justice wrote:
As all of you probably know by now, today is my last day here. I don't want to go into my reasons for leaving. All I can say is that I felt I was left with little choice but to go. Ten years of my life has been poured into this site. In many ways it is an extension of me. Leaving it behind is extremely hard to do.

I want to thank the Allakhazam community for everything you have done for me and for this site over the years. When my mother died, you helped me through my grief. When we adopted our daughter, you shared my happiness. I've spent nearly a quarter of my life here and it has shaped me as much as any other experience I have had.

I wish the new management nothing but success. You guys deserve nothing less.

Thank you again.


take us with you? (I promise I will be less abrasive..please????)
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#32 Sep 30 2009 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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niobia wrote:
Allakhazam Defender of Justice wrote:
As all of you probably know by now, today is my last day here. I don't want to go into my reasons for leaving. All I can say is that I felt I was left with little choice but to go. Ten years of my life has been poured into this site. In many ways it is an extension of me. Leaving it behind is extremely hard to do.

I want to thank the Allakhazam community for everything you have done for me and for this site over the years. When my mother died, you helped me through my grief. When we adopted our daughter, you shared my happiness. I've spent nearly a quarter of my life here and it has shaped me as much as any other experience I have had.

I wish the new management nothing but success. You guys deserve nothing less.

Thank you again.


take us with you? (I promise I will be less abrasive..please????)


Or else you'll sue him with your internet lawyer posse, AMIRITE? Smiley: lol
#33 Sep 30 2009 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Paskil wrote:
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Allakhazam Defender of Justice wrote:
As all of you probably know by now, today is my last day here. I don't want to go into my reasons for leaving. All I can say is that I felt I was left with little choice but to go. Ten years of my life has been poured into this site. In many ways it is an extension of me. Leaving it behind is extremely hard to do.

I want to thank the Allakhazam community for everything you have done for me and for this site over the years. When my mother died, you helped me through my grief. When we adopted our daughter, you shared my happiness. I've spent nearly a quarter of my life here and it has shaped me as much as any other experience I have had.

I wish the new management nothing but success. You guys deserve nothing less.

Thank you again.


take us with you? (I promise I will be less abrasive..please????)


Or else you'll sue him with your internet lawyer posse, AMIRITE? Smiley: lol

My lawyers advised that we cannot discuss anything at this moment in time....

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SILENCE! I SUE YOU!
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#34 Sep 30 2009 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
I know we don't know each other, but this site has been more of a home for me than anything else. Thank you for providing that. Good luck with your future endeavors.
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Good luck, Alla! We'll miss ya.
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#36 Sep 30 2009 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
Although I've never spoken directly with you, I'd like to thank you for giving me and the rest of this silly bunch a platform to spew our nonsense and call katie an *****.
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#37 Sep 30 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
Bye Allakhazam!
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#38 Sep 30 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I would just like to say thank you for the website, as well as the community.

The service you have provided to the community is greatly appreciated.

When I found this site back in '04, I knew I had found a community worth sticking around for.
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Fare thee well, big man.
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Thread should be linked to from the other major forums: =10, =21 etc. Who knows, maybe the OOT will get some more new blood.
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#42 Sep 30 2009 at 10:55 AM Rating: Good
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Good luck, and thanks for providing a place for our epeen's to grow.
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#43 Sep 30 2009 at 10:58 AM Rating: Good
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I've been visiting Allakhazam for the better part of 10 years and I can honestly say that I have not visited another site more. The wealth of information, the fantastic community, the intense discussions, and all of those wonderful people that bring it together is an incredible legacy.

Thank you so much for all that you have done and may all of your endeavors be even more successful. Best wishes.
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#44 Sep 30 2009 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
Adios Allakhazam. You did a great thing here, thanks for that. Good luck with what's next!
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Allakhazam's will go down in history as one of them great nerd-creations that kicked off the 21st Century.

Did you ever imagine, when you picked up that box off the shelf titled EverQuest, that it would lead you to this?
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Thank you so much for providing this wonderful place that has given me a place to chat and happily lurk for the last 4 years :) Good luck in your future endeavors and please keep your twitter updated, it's the only reason I finally signed up :)
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Time to update the Wikipedia entry if it hasn't already been updated.
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I've already messaged you, so I'd like to post here my hands-down favorite post of yours, which was in this thread.

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Mine was when he managed to drive Feba off.

Because face it, Feba was a gigantic douche.
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I know it's stupid, but it sorta tickled me that Alla and I had a lot of books in common on the new book thingy.

I once asked him if this picture:

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is from a Kriss Kross concert, but he never replied. Smiley: frown
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