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posted by martyb on Tuesday September 19, @10:31PM   Printer-friendly

I *just* realized that an editor on SoylentNews, janrinok (AKA JR), has very recently attained a huge milestone on our site:

8,000 stories!

I can speak from personal experience that this represents a HUGE sacrifice of time and energy. He showed me the ropes in how to post a story. (There is FAR MORE than meets the eye to be an editor!) There was also the fact that in the early years of SoylentNews, he was simultaneously taking care of his severely ill wife. (She, sadly, passes away a few short years ago.) He endured some exceedingly heart-wrenching periods doing this. I have witnessed him posting stories even though he was beyond the point of exhaustion. So much so that his doctors *demanded* that he stop *everything* and take a break for many months.

So it may not appear to be a huge milestone, please take my word for it. It is!

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by captain normal on Tuesday September 19, @10:54PM (1 child)

    by captain normal (2205) on Tuesday September 19, @10:54PM (#1325324)

    Thank you JR!! You are a real hero in my estimation. I, for one really appreciate your time and sacrifice.

    --
    When life isn't going right, go left.
    • (Score: 4, Funny) by DannyB on Wednesday September 20, @02:20PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday September 20, @02:20PM (#1325394) Journal

      Yes! Thank you janrinok!

      Of course, it might help if stories are submitted in a form that is ready for publication with little or no editing nesecelery. That way you don't spend significant time and effort trying to ketchup on the backlog of submissions requiring significant editing, which can put you in quite a pickle.

      --
      Reminder: March is National Procrastination Week.
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Gaaark on Tuesday September 19, @11:10PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Tuesday September 19, @11:10PM (#1325325) Journal

    Wow.

    Just..... WOW!
    Congrats and thank you for your service.

    --
    --- Please remind me if I haven't been civil to you: I'm channeling MDC. ---Gaaark 2.0 ---
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Cowherd on Tuesday September 19, @11:16PM

    by Anonymous Cowherd (3699) on Tuesday September 19, @11:16PM (#1325327)

    This is simply amazing. You've been a pillar to this community.
    Thank you for all you've done.

  • (Score: 4, Touché) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday September 19, @11:47PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 19, @11:47PM (#1325329) Homepage Journal

    this represents a HUGE sacrifice of time and energy.

    I've always been willing to sacrifice janrinok!

    Hey, dragons have to eat too!

    --
    Through a Glass, Darkly -George Patton
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by kolie on Wednesday September 20, @12:28AM

    by kolie (2622) on Wednesday September 20, @12:28AM (#1325331) Journal

    Congratulations "JR" on reaching the remarkable milestone of 8,000 stories on SoylentNews!

    Your dedication and hard work over the years have not gone unnoticed, and this achievement is a testament to your unwavering commitment to the website and its community. It's evident that being an editor is no small feat, and your willingness to mentor others, even during challenging times, is truly admirable.

    I also want to extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife a few years ago. Your ability to persevere through such difficult times speaks volumes about your strength of character.

    So, while it might not seem like a monumental milestone to some, we wholeheartedly recognize and appreciate the immense effort and sacrifice you've put into SoylentNews. Thank you for your dedication, and here's to many more stories to come

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Barenflimski on Wednesday September 20, @12:52AM (1 child)

    by Barenflimski (6836) on Wednesday September 20, @12:52AM (#1325332)

    Killin' it man. Thanks so much. I love commenting and getting my ass chewed out by know it alls. Couldn't happen without you!

    Keep up the incredible work man. I truly appreciate all your work.

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by khallow on Wednesday September 20, @06:25AM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 20, @06:25AM (#1325354) Journal
      Moar flames and trolls for our Lord janrinok!
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by mrpg on Wednesday September 20, @02:16AM

    by mrpg (5708) Subscriber Badge <mrpgNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Wednesday September 20, @02:16AM (#1325339) Homepage

    And thanks for your daily work.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Fnord666 on Wednesday September 20, @02:40AM

    by Fnord666 (652) on Wednesday September 20, @02:40AM (#1325340) Homepage
    Thank you for everything that you do for this site and the sacrifices you have made. Thank you also for the mentoring and wonderful conversations over the years. It’s truly a pleasure to know you.
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by NotSanguine on Wednesday September 20, @02:51AM

    I'm grateful for all your hard work that's made it possible for me to enjoy SN for so many years.

    Get on wit' yo' bad self janrinok!

    Thank you again.

    --
    No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. --Niels Bohr
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Wednesday September 20, @03:34AM (2 children)

    by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Wednesday September 20, @03:34AM (#1325344)

    Thanks to the milestone you reached, I discovered that the SN editors can actually change the font size in stories.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Kell on Wednesday September 20, @03:47AM (1 child)

      by Kell (292) on Wednesday September 20, @03:47AM (#1325345)

      It is a powerful gift, one which the editors have vowed only to use for the forces of good.

      --
      Scientists ask questions. Engineers solve problems.
  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by shrewdsheep on Wednesday September 20, @07:24AM (2 children)

    by shrewdsheep (5215) on Wednesday September 20, @07:24AM (#1325358)

    Thank you for not only being a prolific editor but also for having stood firm against the toxic ACs which saved the site. All the (scathing) critics have failed to come up with alternative, workable solutions. I am certain that SN would no longer exist were it not for your firm intervention.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by PiMuNu on Wednesday September 20, @08:39AM

      by PiMuNu (3823) on Wednesday September 20, @08:39AM (#1325365)

      Agreed

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday September 20, @12:08PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 20, @12:08PM (#1325379) Homepage Journal

      I am certain that SN would no longer exist were it not for your firm intervention.

      Exactly. There is a small cadre who has preserved this site, despite all that the Forces of Evil™ have done to destroy it. Despite my attempted humor above, I recognize that janrinok is the glue that holds everything together here.

      --
      Through a Glass, Darkly -George Patton
  • (Score: -1, Troll) by namefags_are_jerks on Wednesday September 20, @07:41AM

    by namefags_are_jerks (17638) on Wednesday September 20, @07:41AM (#1325362)

    But about 1,500 of those submissions were articles that had a fixation on Elon Musk.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by AnonTechie on Wednesday September 20, @10:06AM

    by AnonTechie (2275) on Wednesday September 20, @10:06AM (#1325369) Journal

    Your contribution to this website is truly appreciated. I know how much time and effort it takes me to submit a story, so, I can imagine the time and effort that you have put in to edit 8000 stories. Kudos and I hope you continue to contribute to this website for many more years to come. Hearty Cheers !!

    --
    Albert Einstein - "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by VLM on Wednesday September 20, @11:54AM

    by VLM (445) on Wednesday September 20, @11:54AM (#1325376)

    That's an impressive effort that's much appreciated by very many people.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by fleg on Wednesday September 20, @02:51PM

    by fleg (128) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 20, @02:51PM (#1325399)

    thankyou janrinok, your efforts are very much appreciated.

  • (Score: 1) by Deep Blue on Wednesday September 20, @07:54PM

    by Deep Blue (24802) on Wednesday September 20, @07:54PM (#1325426)

    Here, Janirok, have an internet cookie. Those brown things on it are either rat droppings or chocolate. /bad_joke

    And sorry for your loss.

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