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Brother Tyler

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Many of you may have noticed that our esteemed Administrator, Kurgan the Lurker, has not been around much for many many moons. Those of you that have been around the Bolter & Chainsword a long time will recognize that Kurgan the Lurker has been here from the beginning, one of the first few members of the site when it was born back during 3rd edition on ezBoard. Kurgan the Lurker soon became the #2 Admin and has led the site through thick and thin.

Kurgan the Lurker's presence here at the B&C and within the hobby has been felt by many. His earlier forays included the Liber Astartes website, which was a catalog of all the various Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes (and we co-opted that name for our forum dedicated to homegrown Chapters), as well as Duck Blind Miniatures, his old site for presenting his painted miniatures to the internet. He has been a strong leadership presence here for the last 20+ years, his guidance and work having a significant impact on the culture of our site as well as upon countless hobbyists, myself included. He has been integral to the growth and continued success of the B&C, honchoing numerous efforts here that benefited everyone, including custom dice, t-shirts, miniature bags, model painting contests, etc. He was a founding member of the Cult of Orange. His name was uttered in hushed tones by those that feared his mighty power mackerel, but his presence here has always been for the benefit of the site and the hobby. Many of us, myself included, consider him to be a good friend. Without his steady leadership, the B&C would be a very different place.

Unfortunately, real life has kicked in hard, significantly impacting his time to participate at the site and in the hobby. Kurgan the Lurker has made the difficult decision to retire from active Administrator duties. His other real life priorities have precluded his ability to post this announcement himself, but we will, hopefully see him around more when he has time.

Please join me and the rest of the staff in thanking Kurgan for everything that he's done for us as individuals, for the site, and for the hobby.

There's an old saying in the Warhammer 40,000 setting:
 

The universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed

Kurgan will be missed.


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Happy trails, Kurgan! You will be missed

Your opinion is important, and someone posting here probably does care what you think. You should go tell them. Remember that it really hurts to come up with an idea you care about and have no one else care. Go care about something and tell them what you think. Now. Think of what it would have meant to you when you were young.

 

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Thanks for all your hard work!



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I was never on the receiving end of the power mackerel (I have some vague recollections of a graphic about that) or the melta, which I suppose is a good thing. I have the greatest respect for Kurgan, though. Best wishes in all of your future endeavors, Kurgan, and I hope to see you around.


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The name of Kurgan will always be uttered in hushed tones in these halls, but with the awed hush of respect rather than fear.

 

Be well, brother. We'll miss you and look forward to the day you come back to have a poke around the forum. happy.png


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Thank you Kurgan!



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There's an old saying in the Warhammer 40,000 setting:
 

The universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed

Kurgan will be missed.

 

 

Chills, well said Brother.


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It's a somber day, indeed. Kurgan's going to be missed, greatly and deeply -- although Tyler made that point already, I think it bears repeating. I don't know the full extent of what he's going through, but I know enough to say that my thoughts are with him and his family. He has my earnest thanks for everything he's done for this community. Thank you, brother.


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I'm grateful for everything Kurgan has contributed to this forum. Wish him the best in all aspects of life.


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I thank Kurgan for his many years of benevolent moderation. The B&C is still a bastion of sanity compared to many other places, and a lot of the credit for that goes to the Admins and the culture they have fostered here.


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So this is what losing your legion Primarch feels like. sad.png

 

When I first joined the board Kurgan was one of those figures that loomed large, and in many ways exemplified how a member of these forums should conduct themselves. He, alongside a number of Moderati and Frater formed, from what I saw at least, the very heart and soul of the Bolter and Chainsword in so many ways for so many years. Wielding his fearsome Banhammer™ and accompanied by the ever watchful Inquisitor Impetro Respondi, he may have been a feared foe to some, but he was considered a friend and leader to a great many of us.

 

May the Emperor look to you and yours in future crusades brother.

 

You'll be missed mate. 

 

-Ran


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I am not the most active member here, nor to I post much. But I know the admins and the mod team do hard work and it shows, this site is the best forum I have been on and its due to people like Kurgan. So thank you Kurgan, as Brother Tyler said: You will be missed.

 

 

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Respect for anyone whose been around since 3rd edition. I hope real life improves for him. Hoping for the best outcomes for him.



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I remember Kurgan from waaaaay back on B&C. I was moderating one of the early nurgle forums when Chaos first popped up here.. god, over 15 years ago?

 

He was always a cool guy. Truth be told I didn't realize he was still around, fitting the name, but wish him all the best. Amazing how much he worked to keep things going for this forum, total respect. Thanks for keeping it all going.


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Ya I remember Kurgan from the early 2000's when I first joined, he actually helped me sort out getting my account back so I didn't have to make a new one. :) 

 

Good luck, take care!


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A sad day indeed.

 

Take care, Kurgs.


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Thanks for all you’ve done Kurgan, hope that things get better for you brother

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Kurgan.

 

Thank you.

 

Few have been as vital as you have to the functioning of this site.

 

Brothers Tyler and Argos are the only two that come to mind, most of the time; I'm sure you know more than most when the ball was in your hands and when he needed to not be disturbed by needless tasks you could take care of. Few, including me, will know of these times. Cherish them, for these are the times that their faith and trust in you...

 

Is most rewarded.

 

Again, thank you.



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Thanks Kurgan for all you've done to make the B&C what it is today. You will be missed but hopefully not for too long. Hope everything goes well for you and you can get back to Lurking.

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Thank you kindly for everything you've done for this community, Kurgan. May the wind be always at your back.



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o7


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End of an era.

 

You will be missed, brother.


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Love you Kurgan! Really going to miss you good buddy.

Who remembers when members posted that Kurgan was gonna melta you ? :D

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You will be missed, thank you for your service.


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Kurgs, I wish you the very best. You deserve all that’s good in life. You were my first introduction to how well this board was managed. I remember after seeing some of your actions..”damn this board does not mess around!!!!” And I’ve been here since(2004).

Thank you for all the time and things shared in this board, and in the hobby.
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