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Code Red => AutoLISP (Vanilla / Visual) => Topic started by: Mark on October 18, 2018, 03:37:17 PM

Title: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 18, 2018, 03:37:17 PM
TheSwamp and all its belongings is now, or soon will be, in the hands of John Kaul (Se7en). A few weeks ago I asked John if he would like to have this place and he accepted. I could not be happier. Hopefully John can add some excitement to this place again.

I am still an admin here, Johns choice not mine, for a little while longer. John has been basically running this place for the past 6-8 months.

Please direct all hate mail to John from here on. :-)
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: lamarn on October 18, 2018, 04:02:50 PM
Thanks for your efforts!!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: tombu on October 18, 2018, 04:39:47 PM
Thanks for all you've done to keep this valuable resource going.  Glad you found a suitable (and willing) replacement.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MickD on October 18, 2018, 05:11:48 PM
Thank you Mark for all you have done for this community, you definitely deserve a break!

I'd say that The Swamp is the best community of its type and that is due to the man behind the wheel all these years. It has been your vision, willingness to help, persistence, patience, integrity, time, investment and I'm sure many other personal sacrifices you've had to make to keep this place alive. Then there's the cyclones, shovels and other challenges you have had to deal with :)

In short, you're a legend Mark and I wish you well in your future endeavors.




Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: mjfarrell on October 18, 2018, 05:33:43 PM
Thank you Mark for all you have done for this community, you definitely deserve a break!

I'd say that The Swamp is the best community of its type and that is due to the man behind the wheel all these years. It has been your vision, willingness to help, persistence, patience, integrity, time, investment and I'm sure many other personal sacrifices you've had to make to keep this place alive. Then there's the cyclones, shovels and other challenges you have had to deal with :)

In short, you're a legend Mark and I wish you well in your future endeavors.

I don't know that I can add anything of value or higher praise than the above quoted message.

Those of us that know, hold you in the highest esteem.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Jeff H on October 18, 2018, 05:38:28 PM
Thank you very much, sir! You are the one who set the tone for the place and the reason it is the best of its kind. I do hope you still hang around and chime in more frequently than not.
 
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Dlanor on October 18, 2018, 05:58:04 PM
I could only echo any of the above replies. Thanks for all you've done :-)
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: ronjonp on October 18, 2018, 06:02:46 PM
I could only echo any of the above replies. Thanks for all you've done :-)
Same here .. Thanks Mark! Thank you too John for taking on this task. Cheers!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: kdub on October 18, 2018, 06:03:43 PM
I sincerely thank you for your endevours Mark.
Stay well

Best regards,
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: gile on October 19, 2018, 01:44:41 AM
++
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: jonesy on October 19, 2018, 06:34:28 AM
Thank you Mark for creating this fantastic community for us to all hang our hats for the past years, Im guessing its not always been easy. The help, friendship and fun I have had here has been immeasurable. You have truly created a unique place.  I wish you all the very best with whatever you do going forward. As Mick said, you are a legend :)

Thank you John for taking the place over and keeping the place running!  I wish you all the very best in continuing to keep this place the friendly, helpful community it has grown into.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: John Kaul (Se7en) on October 19, 2018, 07:23:34 AM
Thank you, Mark for your wonderful efforts; you have created something truly amazing.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 19, 2018, 08:02:18 AM
In short, you're a legend Mark and I wish you well in your future endeavors.
Thank you very much Mick. I think 'legend' is a bit much. :)

I don't know that I can add anything of value or higher praise than the above quoted message.
Those of us that know, hold you in the highest esteem.
Thank you Michael. That means a lot.

I do hope you still hang around and chime in more frequently than not.
I'm not going any where. I still do CAD 40 hours a week. :) I don't program anymore, to speak of.

Thanks to everyone else for the positive remarks. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: It's Alive! on October 19, 2018, 08:20:43 AM
Thanks for all the hard work Mark, Thanks for taking the reins Se7en :-)
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Matt__W on October 19, 2018, 08:51:40 AM
Enjoy your "retirement", Mark!!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Greg B on October 19, 2018, 09:09:51 AM
We are all going to BURN!  Let the Reign of Terror begin!

Mark - Thank you for all you've done for this place.  The accommodations of other CAD programs, the lily pond, going above and beyond with your services to me any many of the members here.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

John - umm....yeah...let me know if you need anything.  :angel:
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Krushert on October 19, 2018, 09:40:06 AM
Mark,
Thank you for providing a place for me to grow as a programmer, a cad manager, and now as a construction administrator, while at the same time, a place for me just hang out and make friends from all over the world that has helped me expand my views and opinions of the world.    Thank you.

We are all going to BURN!  Let the Reign of Terror begin!

John - umm....yeah...let me know if you need anything.  :angel:

Greg,
What John wants is for you and I to pack our bags.  Because he going to push us off this merry-go-round.   :-P

Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: dgorsman on October 19, 2018, 09:58:34 AM
Thanks Mark!

I, for one, welcome our new benevolent VIM overlord.   ^-^
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MP on October 19, 2018, 10:28:22 AM
Words can't adequately convey the gratitude appropriate to express. Mark & Co. have achieved the seemingly impossible: create a community to bring together the brightest and the best -- without advertising -- without want for profit. CEO for life. Kudos, kudos, kudos. Hope you are blessed with many opportunities to explore and indulge in the activities that you most enjoy Mark. Shoulder punch & beer.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: rkmcswain on October 19, 2018, 11:52:40 AM
Thanks Mark!!  I echo the gratitude expressed in the comments above.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: CAB on October 19, 2018, 12:33:30 PM
Mark,
Thanks for all you have accomplished here. Can't express how much enjoyment this place, your creation, has given me over many years.
Stay safe & be happy.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: PKENEWELL on October 19, 2018, 02:59:59 PM
Mark - Thanks! The Swamp has been a valuable resource to me over the years! I also still remember all the help and support you, Stephan and others gave to me back in the day on the Autodesk forums (cir. early 90's). And Also Thanks John for taking over to keep this going!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: cmwade77 on October 19, 2018, 03:01:23 PM
It is sad to see you go, but it is also good to know that this will be in safe hands. Really, these boards are very helpful and I would hate to loose such a resource.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Marc'Antonio Alessi on October 19, 2018, 03:28:52 PM
Grazie di tutto e per la tua disponibilitÓ.  :)
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: kdub on October 19, 2018, 07:53:59 PM
Mark,
Thank you for providing a place for me to grow as a programmer, a cad manager, and now as a construction administrator, while at the same time, a place for me just hang out and make friends from all over the world that has helped me expand my views and opinions of the world.    Thank you.

We are all going to BURN!  Let the Reign of Terror begin!

John - umm....yeah...let me know if you need anything.  :angel:


Greg,
What John wants is for you and I to pack our bags.  Because he going to push us off this merry-go-round.   :-P


No worries guys. The first time John mentions VIM or Conditional statements I'll take his whip away and hide it.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: John Kaul (Se7en) on October 19, 2018, 09:44:15 PM
Just for the record: back when TheSwamp was "big" (some people may remember "BigSwamp" before it was "TheSwamp"), Mark introduced me to Vi...umm, err..."an awesome editor that shall remain nameless". So you guys can feel free to 'thank' him for that too.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: ur_naz on October 20, 2018, 06:12:49 AM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: It's Alive! on October 20, 2018, 07:11:40 AM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics

And so  (Se7en)'s work begins
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: kdub on October 20, 2018, 07:49:17 AM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics

naz,
Mark has been a member here for over 15 yeaqrs ... in fact he was the first registered member.
Sometimes he did far worse things than post in the wrong threads ... we let him do it because he is a really nice guy.

Regatrds

PS,
also, this is the most visited branch and the best for him to post this especially significant news.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MP on October 20, 2018, 08:44:29 PM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics

(http://mortenkamp.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/is-hr-evidence-based-are-you-kidding-me.jpg)
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: ronjonp on October 20, 2018, 09:18:39 PM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics

(http://mortenkamp.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/is-hr-evidence-based-are-you-kidding-me.jpg)
:-D
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 22, 2018, 08:06:06 AM
Words can't adequately convey the gratitude appropriate to express. Mark & Co. have achieved the seemingly impossible: create a community to bring together the brightest and the best -- without advertising -- without want for profit. CEO for life. Kudos, kudos, kudos. Hope you are blessed with many opportunities to explore and indulge in the activities that you most enjoy Mark. Shoulder punch & beer.
I never get tired of reading your posts. :)  Thank you sir. It doesn't always have to be about money.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 22, 2018, 08:20:35 AM
Many, many thanks to everyone else who took the time to post here. It has been a lot of fun, most of the time. LOL
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 22, 2018, 08:30:11 AM
Can anyone tell me why non-Autolisp content threads appears in Autolisp branch? Please clean this branch from non-autolisp topics and hereafter use relevant section for for general topics
LOL
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: VovKa on October 22, 2018, 09:26:20 AM
gonna be changed?  :-P
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: tedg on October 22, 2018, 10:21:03 AM
(Being still kind of one of the new kids...)
I want to thank Mark for creating this gem and keeping it going, and thanks to John for continuing on.


I'm not here a lot, but when I am it's a good time.
And sometimes for programming help


 ;D
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: John Kaul (Se7en) on October 22, 2018, 11:05:21 AM
@VovKa: HA!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MP on October 23, 2018, 11:08:43 AM
I never get tired of reading your posts. :)

Nice, although not a universal POV. :D

It doesn't always have to be about money.

^^
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: John Kaul (Se7en) on October 30, 2018, 10:47:18 AM
Thank you, Mark.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Mark on October 30, 2018, 10:55:26 AM
Thank you, Mark.
You're welcome John, thank you!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Randall Culp on October 30, 2018, 05:04:18 PM
Thank you Mark
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MickD on October 30, 2018, 06:03:23 PM
Thank you, Mark.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Krushert on October 30, 2018, 07:18:46 PM
Thank you, Mark.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: jonesy on October 31, 2018, 05:16:00 AM
Thanks Mark, and thanks in advance John!

Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: MSTG007 on October 31, 2018, 07:15:24 AM
Thank you guys for the transition! Mark you have done a great job! Even those few days the server would go out at your place. I'm sure we can keep this place cranking with questions! (I think I do a good job at that) lol!
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: wizman on October 31, 2018, 08:33:06 AM
Thank you Mark and John
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: Skint Subby on November 01, 2018, 12:55:58 PM
Mark

As per everyone else's comments... thank you very much for all your effort and time. Very much appreciated.

Mark
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: DanB on November 01, 2018, 04:59:01 PM
Thank you, Mark.
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: ScottMC on November 07, 2018, 09:14:11 PM
Thanks Mark
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: T.Willey on November 07, 2018, 11:22:19 PM
I'm not around that much anymore, but I really appreciate what theSwamp has meant to me.  A place to learn and to share what I have learned with the new and up-and-comming.  I forget who led me here from the Adesk forums, but I will be forever thankful to them.  Without theSwamp I would not be the programmer I am today, even though my title is still 'Cad Monkey' (I even went to school to get away from CAD, but it didn't work).

Thanks Mark for the coolest place to hang my hat and sit back and learn.  Thanks John for keeping this warehouse of wisdom and levity going (all to all the mods thought time also).  Like the others, words do not seem enough...
Title: Re: My reign of terror is over
Post by: GDF on November 08, 2018, 09:32:38 AM
The koolest site around...Thanks Mark