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A Note to Stashiu3

Filed under: Blogging Matters — DRJ @ 11:33 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Thanks to Stashiu3 for helping to keep Patterico’s website alive each day. It’s his one year anniversary today, and please congratulate him for a job well done.


UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I second the motion; motion carries. Stashiu puts in countless hours to monitor for trollish or inappropriate comments, reboot when the site (all too often lately) slows or goes down, etc. Please give him your thanks.

By the way, we are still working on a
solution for the slow server and down times. Please be patient; it’s taking longer than we had hoped, but we are still optimistic. In the meantime, the help of someone like Stashiu is more valuable than ever.

Let him know you appreciate it.

46 Responses to “A Note to Stashiu3”

  1. He does a job I could not do, dealing with the mendouches everyday.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  2. Here’s to all the all the times you have saved my comments from the spam filter. As a bonus, I enjoy reading your comments.

    JVW (08e86a)

  3. thanks for nothing, you racist Nazi rethuglican pig!

    im wd-40 (fb8750)

  4. :)

    Icy Texan (d7204c)

  5. Well done, sir!

    GeneralMalaise (ffa3b9)

  6. Stashiu3! Glad to see you getting the well deserved props.

    Complaint dept: you don’t comment enough.

    Happy anniv!

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    no one you know (105ce8)

  7. Aww, shucks.

    Helping out here is a completely voluntary (if anyone was wondering) labor of love and a privilege. It’s been a great year that has flown by. Hopefully this will be a busy news day so this post gets pushed to the next page quickly! 😉

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  8. Time to ask for a raise! BZ!

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  9. Here, here!! I’ll give a toast with my morning cup of tea.

    If editors of the dog trainer gave 1/100th of the attention to their readers as Stashiu3 does, it wouldn’t be the dog trainer, and they get paid even (at least for the time being).

    Thanks! :-)

    MD in Philly (0f793a)

  10. Many, many thanks, you badge licking authoritarian!

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  11. Stashiu,
    If I could give you an official peformance review it would be an “excellent”. If I could give you a raise, it would be a substantial one. Since I can do neither of the above you will have to settle for my sincere nod of appreciation for all you do at the Patterico site! (And if you happen to have a drink later today you can pretend I’m buying it for you.)

    elissa (dd0e5c)

  12. Stashiu’
    Thanks for a job well done.

    tyree (9b7836)

  13. Stashiu3,
    If you venture to San Diego, I’d be happy to demonstrate my gratitude by buying you beers at one of our many great microbreweries.

    What’s amazing about this site is how advanced it is on comments, while newspaper types are still utterly clueless. Newspapers should hire you as an Internet coach.

    Many thanks!

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (9eb641)

  14. I do not thank racists.

    JD (c1a2b8)

  15. Thank you, Stashiu, for all of your efforts to keep this place running smoothly. It’s nice to know you’re steadfastly manning the comment filter. Ironic that even in this congratulatory post to you, you’re still hard at work (NOYK @ #6)!

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  16. Stashiu3 is just plain good people. I admire his restraint and reasoned consistency.


    Eric Blair (787a1f)

  17. thanks for a job done well

    quasimodo (4af144)

  18. Great behind-the-scenes work. You’re much appreciated by Patterico readers.

    m (b1f712)

  19. Thanks, Stash, for a job well done.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  20. Thanks Stash! Keep kicking them (the trolls) in the dupa.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  21. Thanks, Stash!
    I gotta second no one you know, you don’t comment nearly enough.
    Share the wisdom, man!

    X_LA_Native (ce194d)

  22. Kudos! Keep up your efforts which are greatly appreciated.

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  23. Stashiu3,
    Still “Standing Watch”. Thanks! I can’t believe it’s been a year though….

    pitchforksntorches (888cb1)

  24. Thanks, Stashiu3.

    Myron (6a93dd)

  25. 14.I do not thank racists.

    Comment by JD — 4/29/2010

    I would like to thank you as well Stashiu3 but JD won’t let me cause he has called me a racist too.

    Thanks anyway!!!

    BT (74cbec)

  26. Thank you, Sir. As NOYK and others have pointed out, we miss your own input. (Even if you are a Buffy fan)

    Machinist (9780ec)

  27. gotta second no one you know, you don’t comment nearly enough.
    Share the wisdom, man!

    – Comment by X_LA_Native

    Shhhh, gather close and I’ll tell you a secret.

    I have found that at times Stash will put his two cents in if you ask directly in the midst of a thread, esp if it has to do with troll control or other things he’s particluarly knowledgable about (which you will need to figure out yourself by looking at what he does post on, if you don’t already know).

    But if you over do it and make him ignore me I will be very, very, very perturbed. Consider it an honor and privilege to get a reply and limit use accordingly (I’ve done it maybe 3 or 4 times in the last year).

    MD in Philly (0f793a)

  28. Thanks a lot, Stashiu3!

    What does Stashiu3 mean, anyway?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  29. Thanks a bundle, Stash.

    Leviticus (9b7446)

  30. Your work here does not go unnoticed – thank you very much. But please – comment more often, particularly since you have to wade through the Trollish swamps here ad infinitum.

    Dmac (21311c)

  31. Comment by MD in Philly — 4/29/2010 @ 9:12 am

    I would never ignore you. 😉

    I’ve cut way back on my own comments since I started moderating because I don’t want my personal views mistaken for blog policies or positions. Even so, I’ve been told I “have my cake and eat it too”. I type many comments throughout the day, but delete almost all of them before hitting submit. This probably makes my comments that do get submitted seem more insightful than they actually are. :)

    What does Stashiu3 mean, anyway?
    Comment by Dustin — 4/29/2010 @ 9:33 am

    It’s the name I’ve used since I started using a computer. If the question was meant a little broader, it can be difficult to tell what I mean at the best of times. 😉

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  32. Flag on the play!!

    Overuse of smileys. 15 yards and loss of down. (harsh, but them’s the rules).

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  33. Thanks, Stash, you made my day.

    I just didn’t want to open a floodgate of traffic that was more than you wanted.

    I type many comments throughout the day, but delete almost all of them before hitting submit.

    An example that most of us could emulate a little better- of course we could also begin a list of those who we would like to see practice that all of the time…

    MD in Philly (0f793a)

  34. Well done, Stash. Thanks.

    Stu707 (0981d5)

  35. “I don’t want my personal views mistaken for blog policies or positions.”

    That was my mistake. I think you’re always an insightful commenter, and you made it crystal clear that you weren’t making blog policy once it came up. Just repeat that your view on something on that sort of topic (such as when to ignore a troll) is not a blog norm, or even just don’t worry if people make a misinterpretation. Just my opinion. Thanks again for keeping the ship afloat.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  36. Thanks….

    Steve G (7d4c78)

  37. Thank you Stashiu3 — you are like the guardian angel of this site.

    You have the perfect balance of humility and sternness, humor and discipline, and fairness and objectivity. You always have common sense and great insight. Thank you for the work you put in, as this just would not be the same place without it. I greatly appreciate you comments and always look forward to them.

    As has been said many times before:

    Stash rocks!

    Pons asinorum (770c6d)

  38. Thank you, indeed, Stashiu3; your hard work helps make this a great site. A Buffy fan? Buffy the B-52 or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

    htom (412a17)

  39. Gratias tibi ago, Stashiu3 !

    Alasdair (205079)

  40. Stash, you want a list of sites BTVS was filmed? My daughter gave such tours in LA. Were you also a participant on the Bronze? The famed “MeiMei” was my cat.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  41. Machinist just likes to bust my chops about Buffy, among many other things. I love him anyway. 😉

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  42. If I still had MeiMei, my daughter would sic him on the Machinist for his blasphemy.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  43. Mac is a cat person and I suspect he and MeiMei would get along fine. I’m sure MeiMei (like all cats) appreciates a good human slave at his beck and call. Kittens should just be renamed “Machinist-Kryptonite”.

    Plus, Mac likes opera (and isn’t British) so we have to make allowances for cultural impairment already.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  44. Day 983 of my captivity…
    My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
    The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.
    Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a \’good little hunter\’ I am. Imbeciles!
    There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of \’allergies.\’ I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.
    Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.
    I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.
    The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now………

    Plagiarism Detected

    [note: released from moderation. –Stashiu]

    MeiMei (b54cdc)

  45. I know you aren’t MeiMei. He hated computers. If I was on longer than he (Yes, MeiMei is Chinese for “Little Sister”) allowed, MeiMei would jump on my lap and use his weight multiplication powers until I got up and looked for something to do, like protect MeiMei from Lily.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  46. He is obviously retarded.

    Hey you dumb cat, who’s the one getting special privileges at your place?

    You may dream about “being free”, but that usually means you dig through garbage, hide from raccons bigger than you, run up a tree when one of the canines you complain about comes by and then are dependent on some human to get you out of the tree. And all for what? To take turns begging at doorsteps to get what you would have gotten anyway if you stayed at home. And fleas, yes, you get fleas, and you can keep them. I had them fierce once until my human got rid of them.

    If you keep vomiting on the rug you might get taken to the you-know-where, as most people won’t just kick your sorry kitty butt out the front door. There you do have a 1 in 1,000 chance of being adopted by one of those people who feed their feline cohabitants things inspired by some gourmet cook, like lobster bisque or broiled salmon, but I’m not sure that is a good thing. And 99 out of 1,000 you end up at a place like where you started, and the other 900 out of 1,000, well, no need to go there!

    Now, since it may take 8 and 1/2 of your 9 lives to figure this out, I’ll go ahead and tell you. There are 3 reasons why Fido gets better treatment than you:
    1. Fido looks like he likes being there. Not sure if it’s true, not sure if Fido knows if it’s true, but it makes a difference.
    2. Be friendly! Now, I agree that slobbering all over the place is more than a little bit undignified, but humans know that we cats are socially inept and will settle for just a wee little bit of affection, on occasion…
    3. Obedience- dogs actually do things that they’re told, often most of the time. We all know we cats aren’t about to do that, so be happy you only need to do 2 out of 3 to compete, you whiner.

    So stop with the poor victim, I’m oppressed stuff. I put up with being a tackling dummy for years with this kid who would come out of nowhere and yell, “Penn State Nittany Lion Football!!” and assault me. It took a few years, but I’ve got him trained now.

    So, unless you’re bigger and tougher than the average bobcat, give it up, already!! Besides, the little girl in the house thought your ranting was pretty comical, laughing at you, not with you!!

    Alexander Wolfgang von Scamper, III; Sir Scampalot of the Round Paunch (0f793a)

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