A Very Very Happy Birthday, Simmy! :-)
Have A Great Day! Enjoy! :-)
Before I express any further compliments, I must confess that I donot stand anywhere in comparison to the stalwarts who have started this thread & already wished you on your birthday! I am just a 'Groupbie' (only 4 months old on IF) & had the opportunity to interact with you on the Anamika forum. However, despite the short interaction, I can say this with the utmost sincerity that your sense of fairness, justice and judgement are truly amazing! When interacting with you in your official capacity (as DT Member) was such a pleasant experience, I can imagine the delight of those who know you personally as a great human being!!
When I joined IF, I didnt know what a 'DT' meant or what exactly were members of a show's DT supposed to do. But now, after having witnessed your graceful handling of the Anamika forum, your sincere regularity in responding to members' concerns, your fair & just strictures to erring members, and your inspiring dedication to the forum - I know what a DT means! :-) In fewer words, you are a great defintion of what a DT Member/Moderator should be like!
I can still recall (will always be indebted to you for that) how you made my initial days in the Anamika forum more comforting, how you made my stay in the forum more pleasing & how you made sure that a 'Newbie's' voice, opinion and critiques were not drowned in the ferocious attacks by some senior members. I am extremely glad I could have you as a DT Member when I made my debut on IF. You really strive hard to make each and every member feel that he/she is a member of a civilsed, dignified and graceful public discussion forum. IF owes a lot to your sincerity & dedication!
Lastly, I know (having read the previous posts in this thread) that you are a delightful person to know even outside IF. But, given my limited interaction with you (that too only in your official capacity) I apologise if I have left out any of your myriad positive traits! :-) Even after I have left IF, I would always recall you as an upright and unbiased judge, a gentle and graceful moderator, a simple yet strict observer, a sincere & dedicated member, a supportive and helpful DT Member, an approachable & ehical mediator & above all a friend with a comforting & soothing demeanour! :-)
I know this may sound like a 'vote of thanks', but I guess there is no better time to acknowledge one's gratitude towards someone than that 'someone's' birthday!!!
Thank You, Simmy! Without you, IF would never be what it is! Thank you for making this place a lovely one! :-)
Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, once again! :-)