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[SIZE=6][B]I Am Leaving But This Is Not Goodbye[/B][/SIZE] After more than 11 years of being the admin and owner of this here community I have decided that it is time to fly the virtual nest [I](wait, do ducks have nests?)[/I] and hand control over to someone else who can really make the :duck: fly! [I](harhar, me do pun)[/I] It’s been an amazing amount of time and a hell of an experience being the main muppet of this place and I will miss some of the behind the scenes work. And it still amazes me that I have watched a number of members here grow up and mature, going from being punk kids who hate school to becoming adults and moving on with their lives. Some of you have even confided in me how finding this place benefited you in ways I could never imagine which was extremely humbling. I have also met some of you incredible in real life. Getting to travel with that crazy lot down to Namco Bandai Partners in London was superb. Every one of them was a real character and a barrel of laughs. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet up some time again guys!! :bigsmile: Meeting people for real is generally a rare thing with online communities, and even though the vast majority of those I have interacted with on here have been only through text or chat in a game, I do consider a number of them friends who I would very much like to meet. It may sound weird, but those times where we all jumped on to play a few hours of whatever game gave the same feeling and sense of enjoyment as meeting up with my mates for a drink at the pub. In the sense that the banter was flowing and so were plenty of jokes. And of course a good amount of these times had alcohol present! :D From humble beginnings to becoming a known name in certain gaming circles, and in such, getting noticed by the people behind them. Resulting in being able to get to know and meet Mr Nadal and all of Eden Games, Lee ‘Pizza & Games’ Kirton formerly of Atari and now Namco Bandai Partners, and having back and forth conversations with sterling community managers such as Soufyane and Natchai at Ubisoft. There are probably more but my stupid memory cannot remember who they are. :confused: Last but not least I come to all of you guys, the members. Whether you are someone who shares their excellent in-game or real life images and video, a modder putting out good stuff for the community to use with their game, or just simply a chatty sod. Know that I have enjoyed seeing all sorts here. :tup: I wish I could say more and be more epic with this but you all know how terrible I am at this sort of thing. So, I will say my goodbyes but rest assured I am not leaving, I will still be around, but not in an official capacity, and in a funny way this will actually not only help me, but also help this place as the new boss can surely give it what I wasn’t able to. I got a bit of time as one of the better members to show the new boss around and give them the wealth of my experience (oh boy) before I become one of you scum. And so with that, all I have left to say is... smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast! :crazy: [SIZE=5]Cheers![/SIZE] [SIZE=6]Diablo[/SIZE] (former community Admin & Owner) So.. uh what? [B]Q: Who is the new owner of turboduck on tduck?[/B] [I]A: The new owner is now in control and uses the @Diablo account.[/I] [B]Q: Who is Diablo now then?[/B] [I]A: Diablo, as they used to be, is now under the @insaneone username.[/I] [B]Q: Will Diablo still be around?[/B] [I]A: Of course they will, but as @insaneone as this is who they are now (and has always been! :cheeky:).[/I] [B]Q: Why did Diablo leave?[/B] [I]A: They haven't left, they are now known as @insaneone and so is still here. As much as the original Diablo loved this place, they knew it was time to pass it on so that the :duck:'s future could be preserved. :cool:[/I]
[headline]Happy New Year - 2016 begins![/headline] Hi all, just want to say a massive Happy New Year for this new one of 2016 and to wish you and yours all the very best in happiness, good fortune and just the sense of general good moods being the order of the day. 2016 sees us turn 9, yes 9 years old next month (February if you're still stuck in 2015) and it is amazing to consider that for a number of us, you have either grown with this place or watched people grow up with it. Seriously 9 bloody years. I mean 8 was a big one in 2015 sure but 9 is so close to 10 that it makes it more kind of absurd if you think about it. For that long this place has been a place for many of you to visit and drop by to discuss about games and general crap and stuff. And in that time we have done so many brilliant things, bonded in text and voice only and for a select number of us actually met the real faces and the rest behind the names. Lately however this has faltered and I am partly to blame for that due to my inability to join people in the ways I used to, but that doesn't stop the rest of you. If you have got the means then set up a cruise in Horizon 2 or The Crew, go racing in Assetto Corsa, Project CARS and Forza (yep it's all of them or nothing! :p) or have some freeroam madness in GTA V. I should not have to be the glue that binds you together, you can do this and more without me. And if you can't, seek help! :oook: turboduck 2016 2016 will bring in a few changes, I said I would do some of these when SEVEN hit but I put it off again, this is a flaw of mine but no more; activity will become a core component of how you experience this place from now on and I will be doing that big clean and potential cull of members in the next couple of months at the latest. I want to get this place back to the community focused, spend time with one another, sharing our pics and vids and fun times on the games we play and the lives we are living. You may moan about some of the stuff to come but it's probably because we let it go for too long that you have become accustomed to that being the way, well not any more. It is time to bring back the fun, it is time to increase my insanity the way it used to be and it is beyond the time for old friends to come back with a vengeance! Let's go back to basics from 2016 onwards and bring this place back to what it was and what I always wanted and intended it to be!! And finally, we love your feedback, tell us stuff as we know you guys our members are the core to this place and so if you want to see something, think an area can be improved or something else then by all means shout at us. We are actually able and willing to hear you. (not lying, it's true) :bparty: Much thanks, Diablo (Andy) -- turboduck Admin, General Insane Scotsman and... -- turboduck team