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#1 Admin

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 19:19

Dearest Members and Visitors of the Fountain Pen Nut House,

It is with great pleasure, that we would like to announce our latest vict.., uhhh, addition to our great line-up of moderating volunteers, namely, saskia_madding, to some of us known as "Simone" :D.

As you may know, she has a great interest in inks, and more specifically, ink reviews, so it will come as no surprise, that she has joined forces to help with updating the Ink Review Index.

Saskia/Simone, welcome to the backroom offices of this place, and may you have a great stay here!

Three cheers for saskia_madding!

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#2 htom

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 19:57

"Fountain Pen Nuthouse" :snort: Too true. Now I begin to understand why I'm here!

Welcome, may you never seriously regret taking up such a task.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 20:55

Yay Simone! I look forward to seeing your inky fingerprints on the forum! ;)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 22:00

Aloha, Simone:

I am thrilled you agreed to serve FPN as moderator in the ink forum. Your love of having fun with inks is infectious.
: ) Thank you!

Edited by Lalique, 21 February 2012 - 22:01.


#5 bitterwonder

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 23:37

Welcome.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 23:45

Welcome, any help to keep us inmates in check...
please hand out our daily dose of liquid medicine....

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#7 Trillium

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 00:21

Thank You Simone!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:40

Thank you. We appreciate everyone who helps keep our little group of enablers going strong.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:04

Welcome Simone, and thank you for taking on what, I'm sure, can be a difficult job at times.
Sincerely, beak. God does not work in mysterious ways – he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence.

#10 watch_art

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:20

YAAAAYAAAYAYA!!!!!


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#11 esterbex

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:52

Posted Image Thank you Simone! No doubt better and braver than we deserve!

Did they tell you Wim is really the earthly manifestation of ST CHRISTINA THE ASTONISHING: patron saint of insanity; lunatics; mental health caregivers; mental illness; psychiatrists; etc ?

So if you see weird stuff happening in the back room remember you were warned.....Posted Image
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#12 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:32

Welcome, Simone. Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant.
"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

#13 saskia_madding

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 16:26

Thanks for the welcome, guys! I'm super excited to be helping in the Ink Reviews section of this forum, as it is where I admittedly spend most of my time. I'm no SamCapote, but I'm definitely obsessed with inks! :blush: The only reason I'm finding the job a little tough is because I'm opening and looking at WAY MORE ink reviews than I have in the past, and now I want to buy them all. :headsmack:

I've been working my way backwards to update the index, from more recent reviews to later ones. But if anyone has any they know aren't in the index and they'd like me to update right away, feel free to PM me! I'm always happy for the head's up. :)

Edited by saskia_madding, 22 February 2012 - 16:26.

where to get the ink & info about my reviews!

 

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now on Tomoe River paper!


#14 Korybas

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:43

To our new ink moderator, Simone, a hearty welcome and may you leave your inky fingerprints all over the Ink Forum - and other forums as well! :thumbup:
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#15 wimg

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 00:01

Posted Image Thank you Simone! No doubt better and braver than we deserve!

Did they tell you Wim is really the earthly manifestation of ST CHRISTINA THE ASTONISHING: patron saint of insanity; lunatics; mental health caregivers; mental illness; psychiatrists; etc ?

So if you see weird stuff happening in the back room remember you were warned.....Posted Image

Interesting read. Especially the bit about the river Meuse :D.

I was actually born close to the river Meuse, or Maas as it is called here, and so far have lived 28 years in Maastricht too, which essentially is the bastardisation of the Roman name of Mosae Trajectae for the town, meaning Bridge over the Maas / Meuse. That's a total of 32 years close to the river Maas. I never swam in the river, though, like St. CHristina did. I only fished in it - and never caught anything :D.

I guess your warning may have some bearing after all :D.

Warm regards, Wim

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 00:08

Welcome Simone.
When you have pen and ink, every problem needs a piece of paper.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:13

Don't forget to fill up the tank on the Moderator's Ferrari when you bring it back. I'm getting better performance with Iroshizuku, YMMV :bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:30

Posted Image Thank you Simone! No doubt better and braver than we deserve!

Did they tell you Wim is really the earthly manifestation of ST CHRISTINA THE ASTONISHING: patron saint of insanity; lunatics; mental health caregivers; mental illness; psychiatrists; etc ?

So if you see weird stuff happening in the back room remember you were warned.....Posted Image


Agree x 1000 :embarrassed_smile: :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 21:33

Welcome, welcome!!!

#20 The Royal Pen

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:47

Welcome welcome welcome! Hurray!
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#21 saskia_madding

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 17:07

All these warn welcomes have reminded me that I didn't update the list yesterday. Oops! :embarrassed_smile: Thank you very much, one and all, both for the welcomes AND the reminder!

where to get the ink & info about my reviews!

 

KWS-flyingwhale-small_zps5c2158cd.jpg

now on Tomoe River paper!


#22 FLeddie

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 18:09

Terrific ! I really like reading the ink reviews.

#23 SamCapote

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 22:56

Thanks for the welcome, guys! I'm super excited to be helping in the Ink Reviews section of this forum, as it is where I admittedly spend most of my time. I'm no SamCapote, but I'm definitely obsessed with inks! :blush: The only reason I'm finding the job a little tough is because I'm opening and looking at WAY MORE ink reviews than I have in the past, and now I want to buy them all. :headsmack:

I've been working my way backwards to update the index, from more recent reviews to later ones. But if anyone has any they know aren't in the index and they'd like me to update right away, feel free to PM me! I'm always happy for the head's up. :)


There are so many really wonderful people selected as moderators, with Simone being right up there at the top of the list. There is a reason this forum keeps growing and working out so well for so long. So much goes on behind the scenes including selecting great people as mods. Some have been doing this a long time, and I think they need a new round of thanks and appreciation, in addition to a heartfelt welcome to Saskia's new role. FPN makes the world a better place.

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#24 esterbex

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 23:20

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There are so many really wonderful people selected as moderators, with Simone being right up there at the top of the list. There is a reason this forum keeps growing and working out so well for so long. So much goes on behind the scenes including selecting great people as mods. Some have been doing this a long time, and I think they need a new round of thanks and appreciation, in addition to a heartfelt welcome to Saskia's new role. FPN makes the world a better place.

:bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01:


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#25 watch_art

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:21

It has made my world better in ways you all cannot imagine. I have made art for people all over the world b/c of the kind people on this forum who have taken an interest in it - I've even become a pen maker because of the guidance and help from others.

It truly has made my life a whole lot better.

:)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:22

Warm welcome. Ink reviews is one of my favourite fora in this website.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 14:51

Welcome, of course, but also heartfelt thanks for taking on the job.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:05

I knew about it a few weeks ago, but wanted to say "Thanks, Simone!" one more time :D
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#29 saskia_madding

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 20:15

Thanks, guys! I've been putting in A LOT of work on the various indices and "request for a review" page. I'm super happy with my progress, and I'm super grateful for the help for members who PMed me or posted with links that needed adding!

I'm looking forward to completely updating the review index so I can spend more time cleaning up the comparison index. :)

where to get the ink & info about my reviews!

 

KWS-flyingwhale-small_zps5c2158cd.jpg

now on Tomoe River paper!


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:53

Thanks, guys! I've been putting in A LOT of work on the various indices and "request for a review" page. I'm super happy with my progress, and I'm super grateful for the help for members who PMed me or posted with links that needed adding!

I'm looking forward to completely updating the review index so I can spend more time cleaning up the comparison index. :)


Go Canada GO! Congrats Simone