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Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tangfish » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:18 pm

I would like to ask everyone here at NWDC to join me in thanking Mr. Tom Nicodemus for his generous service as a Moderator, and overall level-headed individual, over the years (I don't know exactly how many, but I think at least four!).

As the 33rd member of what started out as a very little dive club ("POD" in Sparky's words), Tom Nic is in many ways the embodiment of Northwest Dive Club. He started out as quite a n00b diver, signing up for Janna's Invertebrate ID class with me, so that we could figure out what the heck we were looking at. Then, Tom started taking photos, while logging dive after dive with other oldtimers like Bassman, down in the South End. Today, Tom Nic's photos are some of my favorites, and I think many of you here will agree too, it's simply awesome to watch someone go from a casual picture snapper to someone whose photos you're proud to show to other people saying "my friend took this!"

Whether it's trying unsuccessfully to get him to throw down The Shocker™ with me and Rawlings in a photo, or hearing his bellowing singing in the morning (when I'm just creeping out of my vampire pit), I have found it an honor to know Tom Nic and to have his steady hand here as a NWDC Mod. He will be missed as a Mod, but is certainly not lost to us as a dive buddy.

Let's all give Mr. Nicodemus a round of applause and a proper sendoff into civilian life.
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Norris » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:35 pm

Right on Tom!!! 4 years?!?
Quite the service term, and you certainly deserve the break.
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Jan K » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:07 pm

Yes, Tom's wisdom and skill as moderator will be missed .
Thank you Tom for all your encouraging words ...

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by spatman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:26 pm

Thank you for all the years of service, Tom! Hopefully you're not reentering civilian life with too many scars and enemies from your time in the trenches!
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Bric Martin » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:38 pm

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Bric Martin » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:38 pm

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by cardiver » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Whew! I thought that this was a eulogy at first....
Tom has been a very even tempered mod these past four years and, try as the Thursday crew might, he has always remained tight lipped about the behind the scenes pm's during the flame wars.He would just shake his head and say that he isn't paid enough...... :notworthy:
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by LCF » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:48 pm

It will be hard to find anyone as level-headed and empathetic as Tom to moderate. Thank you from me for the years of doing this --as a moderator on ScubaBoard, I know how it goes!
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Dusty2 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Kind of like the presidency four years of being under paid and blamed for everything even if you didn't do it! :rofl:

Thanks Tom for your selfless service to the board.

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Post by kdupreez » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:36 pm

Hey Tom! We've never met before, but I feel that we know each other arleady :)

Thank you for keeping things civil and level headed and always keeping your sense of humor!!

good luck in your endeavors and I do hope we meet in real life one day!!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:59 pm

Many thanks for helping us herd cats, Tom!
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by deep diver » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks Tom, glad your still alive... made me nervous when I started reading this post
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by nwbobber » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:48 am

Tom, we've never met, and I hope we do. You have been a valuable asset to this community, and I believe your wisdom, and encouragement to the members here, whether new divers, or members who needed some help to remember to be kind to our sisters and brothers, has been a great part of why this forum is the most civilized place to communicate on the net I have ever found. Thank you again for your service. It is appreciated.
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:28 am

deep diver wrote:Thanks Tom, glad your still alive... made me nervous when I started reading this post


Me too!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by defied » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:32 pm

Thanks for putting up with my bullshit, Tom!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by olalladiver » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks for your service to the dive community! I've got a great appreciation for all the moderators and work that goes into keeping this board online and working so well... and keeping all the personalities playing together well in the same sandbox.

Hip hip Hooray!

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Post by Gdog » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Thank you Tom for helping keep this board the great resource that it is. See you at the dive site someday!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by coulterboy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:27 pm

You will be missed as a mod Tom. You've done a great job.
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by sitkadiver » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:47 am

Thank You Tom.

I enjoyed spending time with you in the water last January and look forward to your next trip to Sitka.
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:28 pm

Appropriate, somehow....
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by BASSMAN » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:22 pm

To my best'est dive buddy ever. So many dives, thanks for letting me be the subject of many pics you took/take.
Thanks for being a great moderator of NWDC!
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by BASSMAN » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:23 pm

And Yes, looked like an eulogy, at first! Lol!
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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tangfish » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:04 am

I would like to thank Sir Nic too, he who hails from BOULDER ALLEY!

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Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:59 am

Holey ancient thread resurrection Batman!

And Calvin, your post makes me sad when I realize I may never get to dive Boulder Alley and environs again... 😥😥😥
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Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Post by Tangfish » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:47 am

Tom Nic wrote:Holey ancient thread resurrection Batman!

And Calvin, your post makes me sad when I realize I may never get to dive Boulder Alley and environs again... ImageImageImage
Never say never, Tom. I may hear your cheerful singing on that Sound again yet. You still owe me a shocker group pic!

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