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#1 winter soldier

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hi guys! :) I don't think this is too big a surprise to anyone, considering my rather abysmal activity these last few months, but I am retiring as an Admin from TDA.


I want to thank everyone, old and new, who has made these past (almost) seven years as an Admin a great experience for me. Though it hasn't always been an easy road, I've learned a great deal about how to run a community and I've met a lot of great people, and have seen and even helped happen quite a few changes, which made this decision quite a difficult one. Nevertheless, real life keeps pushing its way in and I find I hardly have energy to make graphics let along give this site and all its members the attention it and you deserve, especially when it comes to getting in new members. 


I'm hoping with this decision I might actually get some time again to focus on graphics once more instead of feeling guilty that I'm not doing enough as an Admin. 


The current Admins will most definitely keep on doing a great job and, of course, I'll still be around!! :) My inbox and wall are always open for questions and comments and I'll never say no to getting to know new members.


All my love, 


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#2 nyx


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:40 AM

we'll miss you, enya! thanks for being such a great admin and wow, i had no idea it had been almost seven years! that's incredible :) thank you for your contributions to the site and i hope that i'll still see you around :')

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#3 amoretti


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:44 AM

awww I'm sad to see you step down, Enya. I still remember when you became admin  :sean:


but I know how hard real life can be, especially as you get older and have to "adult". I'm glad

you're gonna be sticking round and can't wait to see the graphics you do make ♥


All the best and lots of love xxx

Edited by winter soldier, 17 February 2017 - 11:47 AM.
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#4 apsara.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

enyaaa :'(


i'll miss you a lot (even though my activity's been spotty too, and I've been horrible at keeping in touch with you :/)! you were a wonderful admin, and a even more wonderful person to get to know! I hope to see your graphics again, which are so amazing and which I miss sorely!


lots and lots of love,

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#5 azimuth


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

Thank you for being an amazing admin, Enya ♥ And don't feel guilty about not being that active at all. I'm always impressed with the mods and the admins that make time for this forum- your dedication is inspiring :hug: I hope to see you making graphics again, though :hug:

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#6 page thirteen.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

Ohhhh Enya, you're the last admin I remember from my MA days :O But you've been such a wonderful admin in the time I've been here, and even though I'm sad that you're not gonna be red anymore (omg @ being green for the first time :P ), I'm glad you're still gonna try to make time for TDA because it'll be great seeing you around still \o/ c:

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#7 wildest dreams.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

i'm really sorry to see you go enya, you've always been a wonderful admin, easy to approach and fair and fun and I really loved how enthusiastic you were about improving tda when you could be here <3 i hope we definitely see you around anyway because we'd be sad to see you go and hopefully this will give you more time to enjoy tda a bit more! good luck with everything!  :loves: 

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#8 klutzy_kara


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:44 PM

Awww, Enya. I remember when you first became admin. You have done so many amazing things over these years, thank you doesn't even begin to cover it! Your presence as an admin will certainly be missed. Thank you for all the time you have dedicated to this site, especially when you had so much else going on! TDA wouldn't be the same without you <3 buuuuuut I am rly excited to hear that this might mean you have more time to dedicate to graphics, as that's the fun part! Hope to keep seeing u around and catching up, you are such an important presence on this site xo

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

Enya! I'm definitely sorry to see you go! :( You were an amazing admin, but I really hope we'll still get to see you around here and there. Hopefully you'll get some time to relax and churn out a few graphics. :) Thanks so much for everything you've done for TDA! <3



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#10 abhorsen.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

Thank you so much, Enya!

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#11 Fox


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

You know this totally means you've now joined the ranks of the retired badass grandma admins, right? More seriously, though, thanks for all you've done for us and enjoy that newfound graphic making freedom! 


Love you!  :glomp:

#12 Lady Plantagenet

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

Enya, you've been so wonderful and so supportive, and I'm so glad that you took the time to be TDA Admin. It's such a thankless job, and you did it beautifully. Thank you so much for all your service to us at TDA!


And I'll never forget the time I tried to convince the Members that you were a fictional character on April Fools Day! :P Thanks for being a good sport! :D

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#13 lazy bones

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:12 AM

Enya you were and always will be such a positive force on this website, best of luck to all your future ventures!

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#14 TreacleTart


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:09 PM

I don't know you that well, but I appreciate all you've done for this community! Thank you and I hope that stepping down will give you a nice break and some free time to make pretty things again! 

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#15 callisto


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

sad to see you stepping down, but so excited if that increases the possibility of more gorgeous pretties from you <3 you were an amazing admin and thanks so much for all you've done! good luck to any and all endeavors that the future brings you  :happy:

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#16 floralprint


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:20 PM

thank you for taking the time to work as an admin for us, you did a great job. we didn't really talk, but i wish you well and hope you can find the time you want for low stress graphic-making  :hug: 

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