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Torch passing at Hyperwar.

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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I have asked Otto to be my replacement at Hyperwar, he's agreeable. Further news will be from him.

    Thanks, Otto!
     
  2. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Shame you're standing aside, you've done an amazing job on that site.
     
  3. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    I want to be one of the first to give a huge Thank You and say Job Well Done to OpanaPointer for the dedication and endless hours (years) providing us with HyperWar. In my estimation the Webs premier WW2 information and research site. I've logged literally thousands of hours over the past several years reading just a smidgen of what is available.

    If I were 40 years younger I'd consider naming my firstborn after him. Which would be rather odd having a daughter called Larry.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas my friend
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    To answer a question that hasn't been asked yet, this is a total turnover. I'll be 67 in a few days and after a month with antibiotic-resistant pneumonia I'm feeling it. Happily, Dr. Feelgood has Rx'd plenty of scotch.
     
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Blimey.
    You're sending it to the right man, mate.
    The Canuckagoanexan Grofaz keeps his internet promises.

    Massive respect to you and the other chaps that built Hyperwar.
    My old man swung his laptop screen towards me only last week with a "Have you seen this Hyperwar thing? It's f---ing astonishing."
    Sort of work that ought to get you nominated for an honour here. Genuinely significant. Unique.

    Anyway.
    Enough smoke blown.
    Well done, mate.
    Enjoy the Scotch from your throne of melted and burnt-out scanners.
     
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  6. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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  7. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    A heartfelt "thank you" to you and the late Patrick Clancey for putting together one of the top (if not THE top) WWII website on the inter-webs. And I couldn't agree more with your decision to turn over the reins to Otto. Well done. Now, go take your medicine. :hungover:
     
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  8. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Thanks Larry. Hyperwar is a tremendous resource for the study of WW2. The work that you and the late Patrick Clancey have done is nothing short of amazing. Now that it will be in the very capable hands of Otto, it's safe to say that the quality of the site will be maintained. Good show all around.
     
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    I'd suggest a bit larger venue if I knew of an appropriate one. If I were an academic it seems the sort of thing a honorary degree or some such would fit. The site is an incredible resource.

    I do hope Otto doesn't get overwhelmed.
     
  10. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Larry -- you've done a fantastic job over the years. Its an incredible resource which has served me well. Well done and enjoy your "retirement".

    Now that Otto has annexed HyperWar, what will his next target be?

    [​IMG]
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    My own vision of the site was that it be done completely anonymously. As I told the head of a certain historical center "I'm not Gutenberg, I'm not the guy who ran his press, I'm the guy who made the paper."
    Otto's problem :relaxing: :D
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Larry,
    Thanks for you dedicated hard work on that grand site.

    Good show all around.
     
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  14. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hyper war is a hell of a great resource. Larry's work there cannot be lauded enough.

    My obsession with preserving historical data has come full circle, hyperwar being what it is. Very pleased to be part of his effort.
     
  15. Biak

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    Larry's done outstanding work and high praise needs to be directed to Otto for your gargantuan efforts of expanding on your original idea. Most notably resurrecting defunct sites that would be lost forever. I'm currently pecking along one letter at a time on a tablet with a stylus, so you can imagine my admiration.
     
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    Larry?
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    I hope he doesn't have a brother(s) named Darryl. ;)
     
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  18. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm currently in the process of relocating across the country, so my ability to respond and update is limited. I'll have more to say about hyperwar and other WW2F updates come February. 2018 will be a good year for WWII history online.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Where to, if I may ask? I hope you'll set up another PO box to receive post cards from Rogues.
     
  20. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Use the current Illinois address. I'm having anything that comes in forwarded to me. Once the new box is set up, I'll leave both up for a period after I announce the switch to catch any stragglers.i
     

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