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posted by LaminatorX on Saturday December 06 2014, @12:21PM   Printer-friendly
from the changing-of-the-guard dept.

In the dying hours of 3rd Dec (UTC) into the early hours of 4th Dec something significant occurred in the vicinity of the SoylentNews PBC boardroom. One witness is reported to have said "it was as though a light zephyr appeared unexpectedly, brushed by a pile of watermelons before shooting up into the sky as a vivid light", this has not been confirmed as an accurate portrayal of events and quite honestly we're not sure they weren't just making it up.

Moving to a more formal note. The timeline above is correct. In what seemed like a few brief moments of discussion and accord, NCommander stepped out of the position of CEO and yours truly (juggs) stepped in as interim CEO.

To quickly dispel any doubts or concerns, this was not some hostile power play within the board, more an amicable and pragmatic changing of the guard. It was notably lacking in any form of drama whatsoever.

Firstly, I'd like to thank NCommander for bringing us to where we are today - a thriving, growing community with a stable foundation from which to grow and many tomes of vision for what the road ahead may lead us on to build. I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping he sticks around and makes a reprise - I have a strong feeling he will.

As much as I'd like to mark my entrance with some grand vision - in the very short term I'll have to mostly concentrate on some very mundane but very necessary corporation affairs.

Longer term, I have a few nascent ideas in the back of my mind that need kicking into shape - but given the whole transition was out of the blue, I'm more at the sort the desk out and find the nearest coffee dispensary stage than the grand visionary stage. I do however fully intend to revisit NCommander's SN vision statements and go from there as an immediate starting point at the very least.

Feel free to use the Comments for questions, concerns or suggestions, I'll be sure to reply.


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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by mtrycz on Saturday December 06 2014, @03:11PM

    by mtrycz (60) on Saturday December 06 2014, @03:11PM (#123214)

    I would like to state my most vivid thankfullness to NCommander for all of his work thus far. The team with Your lead made SN great.

    I would like to greet juggs, even if I know you, I want to wish You good luck, and look forward to the new vision.

    Also, if it isn't too "delicate", I would also like to know why did the change have place. Anyway thank you very much for everything.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Saturday December 06 2014, @03:42PM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <> on Saturday December 06 2014, @03:42PM (#123218) Homepage

    It was time for someone else to carry the torch. NCommander put in many months of hard work both on the coding/developing end *and* on the behind-the-scenes staff wrangling and business handling. It's just time for someone else to carry the crop and whip us rowdy group into shape for now. NCommander has not run away screaming from the project, he simply has some things in life he has to take care of. We are hoping to still see lots of him around here in the future.

    (Score:1^½, Radical)
    • (Score: 2) by Hairyfeet on Saturday December 06 2014, @05:37PM

      by Hairyfeet (75) <> on Saturday December 06 2014, @05:37PM (#123239) Journal

      I hope everything is okay, "has some things in life he has to take care of" could mean anything and with that nasty killer flu going around....well I just hope its just something that is a PITA rather than something serious. With 2 elderly parents and having a wife whose father is developing Alzheimer's I know how life can come up and bite you square in the ass.

      ACs are never seen so don't bother. Always ready to show SJWs for the racists they are.