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I am no longer with Mongoose

Postby Old Bear » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:41 am

Hi guys,

I just wanted to let you know that I have been made redundant from Mongoose today so my time as editor and creator of S&P is over. I have been involved in some way with every issue since conception, having taughtmyself magazine publishing in six weeks back in 2003.

Every issue has been a pleasure for me to be involved with, and as there wil be no final editorial from me I would just like to say a few words of thanks to a few people. Firstly my two assistant editors, Matt Sharpe and then Matt Thomason, who contributed hugely, particular once the magazine went into PDF format.

I'd also like to thank all my regular writers, particularly Alan Oliver, who kept me in articles without me ever having to chase for them.

I'll still be reading S&P but as one of you lot from now on.
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Postby Greg Smith » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:04 pm

Oh, good lord. I'm deeply sorry to hear that. You were like part of the furniture at Mongoose. :)

Best of luck in finding new employment.
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Postby Burger » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:17 pm

Best wishes for the future :)
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Postby Old Bear » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:21 pm

Greg Smith wrote:Oh, good lord. I'm deeply sorry to hear that. You were like part of the furniture at Mongoose. :)

Best of luck in finding new employment.
Thanks Smithy. Some of my happiest times at the company have been knocking around with you lot at tournys and open days. I shall miss it, for sure.

Oddly enough just the other day somebody emailed me in the studio and ended by saying how lucky I was to have one of the best jobs in the world, and for close on 5 years I reckon it was. Not often in life you get to work in your hobby, so I consider myself to have been fortunate.
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Postby TenaciousB » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:31 pm

sorry to hear that, Ian. :cry:

You were a great supporter for Q-Con last year when you sent me prizes, and I am grateful for that. Good luck with your future endeavours, dude!
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Postby DM » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:53 pm

Sorry to hear that Ian. As some one who also enjoys a job that osme would consider a hobby (and thus one that I also find very enjoyable) I can appreciate the sadness you must be feeling right now.

Thanks for your support in getting the various VAS articles into S&P. Does your departure also signal a downturn in MGP's interest in historical gaming?
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Postby Old Bear » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:59 pm

DM wrote:Sorry to hear that Ian. As some one who also enjoys a job that osme would consider a hobby (and thus one that I also find very enjoyable) I can appreciate the sadness you must be feeling right now.

Thanks for your support in getting the various VAS articles into S&P. Does your departure also signal a downturn in MGP's interest in historical gaming?
There's certainly no downturn that I know of. Matthew is as keen as me about historical gaming and I'm looking forward to seeing World at War in print in particular.
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Postby rvrratt » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:59 pm

Ian, you will be truly missed. In every facet of MGP, you had a hand in it. You really took great care of the MI too and you always took the time to make sure everything was tip top. I was hoping one day we could meet at one of the cons but alas that will probably not happend now. So take care my friend and God bless you in your future endeavors.
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Postby TGT » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:06 pm

very sorry to hear that
all the best for the future
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Postby H » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:19 pm

Best wishes Ian, grave news indeed. You were an excelent ambassador for the company at the recent event, open, friendly and happy to mix with people. I think I can forgive you not replying to my last e-mail ;-)
Hope to see you again elsewhere.

otherwise, more bad news from mongoose :-(
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Postby Prophet » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:25 pm

This sucks, we will all miss you Ian. I guess Bubba said it all.
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Postby Clanger » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:38 pm

It is sad news. It is not nice being made redundant from a job :( (been there 6 times). Especially one which you love.

In my short time with Mongoose Events you have been the face of Mongoose and made all us newbies feel like part of the family. It would be nice to see you around at other events (some Call to Arms events maybe???). May even go as far as buying you a pint or three.


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Postby Old Bear » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:52 pm

rvrratt wrote:Ian, you will be truly missed. In every facet of MGP, you had a hand in it. You really took great care of the MI too and you always took the time to make sure everything was tip top. I was hoping one day we could meet at one of the cons but alas that will probably not happend now. So take care my friend and God bless you in your future endeavors.
I appreciate the kind words. :)
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Postby Triggy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:14 pm

Ian, it's been a real pleasure having you with us and great fun working with you at the E-C War event. You'll be missed and I hope we can see you in the odd event, only as a competitor this time :)

I wish you well for the future and hope you can find something that you love doing again!

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Postby Old Bear » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:23 pm

Cheers Triggy. I have to say that watching Steve wander around in that Centauri wig was one of the funniest things I've seen in ages.
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Postby Da Boss » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:31 pm

Just adding to the general very sorry to hear that and hope all goes well for you in the future.

Echoing the sentiments of your great presence at ECW, S+P and everything else.

sad days indeed................ :(
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Postby Shadow Queen » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:40 pm

It was an honour and a plesure dealing with you Ian, the only person who made me feal welcome @ the ECW.

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Postby katadder » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:46 pm

Just Old Bear wrote:Cheers Triggy. I have to say that watching Steve wander around in that Centauri wig was one of the funniest things I've seen in ages.
good to see i brought good cheer :D you will be missed thats for sure, make sure you get yourself along to tourneys and open days though.
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Postby Nightmares about Minbari » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:22 pm

May I just add my thanks to all the rest and wish you all the very best.

You were always a pleasure to deal with, hence always happy to send you those articles.

Guess I'm just speechless...
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Postby lastbesthope » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:28 pm

Man, worst news ever. :cry:

Mongoose won't be the same without you OB.

But I'm sure you'll land on your feet, why am I sure????#

Because Allah wills it!!!!!!

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