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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks, guys, I appreciate that.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby verrinne » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:34 am

Ive never met you but I would aswell like to give my thanks, thank you
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby SealScott » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:56 am

Thank you for making this place ROCK!

Outside of your fellow admins and mods, I don't think any of us can truly appreciate what it takes to keep this board running and moderated. As a fellow member who continues to enjoy the NWDC experience, THANK YOU! for everything you've done to keep this place pretty damn cool!
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:27 pm

Jeremy wrote:Bummed I never got a chance to dive with you!

Ditto, buddy, along with quite a few other folks in the NWDC community.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:25 pm

KneeDeep wrote:What about Ricky?


Ricky has been MIA for a few years, I'm sad to say. He disappeared in transit somewhere between Penopolypants and Grateful Diver. But his legend will always live on.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby KneeDeep » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:03 pm

What about Ricky?
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Jeremy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:06 pm

Bummed I never got a chance to dive with you!

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:46 pm

Don't worry, I'll still be checking in for sure. You guys ain't rid of me that easily.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Gdog » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:20 pm

+1 to above. Cyber diving can be fun....

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby RoxnDox » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:11 am

unexpected?

Only met you once or twice, Spatman, but it was fun. I have pretty well given up diving too, physical issues, but I still hang around as a cyberdiver and enjoy everyone's reports and pics. Hope you can continue too.

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:03 pm

Tangfish wrote:Well this thread took an unexpected turn!


Are you new here?
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Tangfish » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:57 pm

Well this thread took an unexpected turn!

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:06 pm

ORDiver wrote:Your moms farts are worse. Especially when she pulls the covers over your head.


I don't know what's worse, my mom's farts or you being in bed with her. :huge:
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby ORDiver » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:57 pm

Your moms farts are worse. Especially when she pulls the covers over your head.

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:37 pm

Penopolypants wrote:
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ORDiver wrote:Damn! I'll still see you in town but no more endless amounts of driving to dive!? What a bummer. When are we going warm water diving you weenie?


Let's talk about warm water diving while we drink beer instead of sitting in the car for hours smelling your farts.


Pthhbb! Dave's farts smell like roses. Yours smell like 3 day old roadkill in South Georgia in August.


Sit in a pickup cab with him for three hours after he's dined at one of his favorite I-5 gas station food counters. I dare you.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Norris » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:16 pm

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Penopolypants » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:15 pm

spatman wrote:
ORDiver wrote:Damn! I'll still see you in town but no more endless amounts of driving to dive!? What a bummer. When are we going warm water diving you weenie?


Let's talk about warm water diving while we drink beer instead of sitting in the car for hours smelling your farts.


Pthhbb! Dave's farts smell like roses. Yours smell like 3 day old roadkill in South Georgia in August.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:11 pm

ORDiver wrote:Damn! I'll still see you in town but no more endless amounts of driving to dive!? What a bummer. When are we going warm water diving you weenie?


Let's talk about warm water diving while we drink beer instead of sitting in the car for hours smelling your farts.
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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby spatman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks, Calvin and all the rest of you, for the many years of fun dives and laughs and the occasional online brawl to spice things up. I'll be checking in once in a while to see how y'all are doing, plus selling off some gear as it gets uncovered among the piles of crap in the basement.

And now that I'm no longer a representative of NWDC, I won't be as polite when I tell some of you that you're idiots. :boxer:

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby ORDiver » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:13 pm

Damn! I'll still see you in town but no more endless amounts of driving to dive!? What a bummer. When are we going warm water diving you weenie?

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Grateful Diver » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:54 pm

Life moves on ... lots of friends who no longer dive, most because there are other priorities in life (like family) that require their time and resource.

Keep in touch, dude ... I'm enjoying watching your little girl raising her daddy ...

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Re: Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:51 am

You'll be missed spaty.. I'm glad we got a chance to reconcile before you left and how gracious you were about it.
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- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Thank You Spatman (aka Matt Spiro)

Postby Tangfish » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:35 am

As some of you may already know a longtime Mod and Admin here at Northwest Dive Club, Spatman, is in the process of moving on from scuba diving. I can't count the number of years he's served in one or both of those roles for us, and I am sad to see him go, but at the same time the reasons why he's moving on are undeniably important and rational.

Matt has always been one of the first to help out a new member find their way around the board, or to keep things around the here civil and organized. Much of the behind the scenes work to keep the site humming along and working for everyone can be attributed to Spatman's good work. Countless updates to the source code that went on under the hood were carried out by him during the wee hours of the night, so that we could all enjoy conversing, planning and sharing our many dives without much interruption. Perhaps most unnoticed were his tireless efforts to keep spammers off of the board, a mostly thankless and always endless job that many of us don't notice, but we all benefit from greatly.

Please join me in thanking and wishing our NWDC brother the best in his new adventures in life and parenting, and may the Force always be with him!

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