First off: All you all whining about spam mail?? Give it a rest! Every single one of these people are here working for FREE. They donate hundreds of hours and hours on end so that you can HAVE a site to explore to allow you to build and develop on the most powerful online bulletin board system yet devised by mankind.. and all you can do is whine about some spam mail?? Turn on your fricken spam filter and quit whining like a 3 year old! Do you see THEIR husbands, wives, mates and children getting on here because for over two weeks they stayed up late burning the midnight oil just to get this community back up on it's feet?
Each and every person here has put in YEARS of service, and has proven themselves to carry the virtues of truth, honor, integrity, trust, devotion and sympathy. How do you think a person with that kind of heart feels knowing that the world in general holds them responsible for the spammers of the world getting over 300,000 email addresses, user names and passwords??
Yeah that's right. Most of you can't even conceive of it. Imagine your high school lover ditched you for your mortal enemy. Once you got through being angry and acting like a baby, you'd feel a cold empty pit in the bottom of your heart. Well that's what each and every one of these charity driven, selfless, model examples of what a human being should be.. is feeling right now. ..and will continue feeling until they can bring themselves to heal the pain over time and try to find something to fill the void.
Did they freak out and run around whining and crying? No! Once they realized that they had been knocked on their arse straight into a 2 foot deep puddle full of sewage, they stood up, brushed themselves off and walked out of it with all of the grace, style and accord of a saint.
Let me simplify it. Each and every one of them, deserves for each and every one of us, to buy them a beer. Clear enough?
Second, and more importantly: A deep and heartfelt tip of the hat to you boys.. hell, you deserve a full fledged bow.
Well done! I hope and pray that with the good kharma you folks have racked up, each of you lives a charmed life for as long as you're with us.
As far as I'm concerned, each and every one of you should take a 3 or 4 day weekend and spend time with your friends and loved ones and not spare a second thought to phpbb until the time is up. Lest you forget in your zeal to your devotion.. 'what it's all for in the first place?'