Stepping down

Posted by Aaron on April 02, 2010, 12:18:07 PM

Hi all,

I was hoping my next blog post would be on a very positive note, but unfortunately, this is not the case. For health reasons, I have decided to resign from my position as developer here.

Over the past four years, my health hasn't really been excellent, and now the time has arrived that I can no longer afford to just keep things as they are. Realising this, I am taking action now, by taking some very drastic measures, one of which being resigning from my position here. :(

Initially, I wanted to hold out at least until 2.0 had gone gold, but like I said, I can no longer keep this up and really need to choose for myself for a change.

While I realise this probably comes as a surprise to most of you, I have good faith in the rest of the team and think 2.0 will go gold before you know it. :)

All the best,


Adish - (F.L.A.M.E.R) on April 02, 2010, 12:20:47 PM said
Wait! 2nd April Fool's Joke.. :(

Get well soon! One more down. Swine flu is passing on really quickly!
Arantor on April 02, 2010, 12:27:34 PM said
I'm sorry to hear this, Aaron, but as ever real life - especially when it affects your health - has to come first.

If you don't return around here, take care, all the best and thank you for all your efforts with SMF :)
SlammedDime on April 02, 2010, 12:28:30 PM said
Best of luck to you. :)
SleePy on April 02, 2010, 12:46:40 PM said
Thanks for all you have done :)  You will be missed.
Cassiel on April 02, 2010, 12:56:25 PM said
I wish you all of the best Aaron, and hope that everything turns out well. I always enjoyed reading your posts, and you seem like such an amazing person, and a wonderful team member. As SleePy said, you will truly be missed. Thank you for all of the time and effort you've put into this project, and may life bid you well. :)
trebul on April 02, 2010, 02:40:06 PM said
Thank you for all of your hard work Aaron. I agree with your decision, health must come first. :)
Marcus Forsberg on April 02, 2010, 03:14:07 PM said
Thanks for all your hard work, Aaron. :) You'll be missed, but health comes first. Get better soon!
ThorstenE on April 02, 2010, 03:24:29 PM said
Best of luck, Aäron :) We'll miss you..
poolhall on April 02, 2010, 03:38:30 PM said
Sorry to hear that, Aaron. Hope you'll get well soon.
DoctorMalboro on April 02, 2010, 05:55:59 PM said
Horrible news, i hope you get better soon!! :)
Owdy on April 02, 2010, 05:56:49 PM said
Good luck Aäron and thank you. :)
~DS~ on April 02, 2010, 06:11:19 PM said
You will truly be missed, thanks for all your hard work and bring the project what it is today, Aaron.
Eliana Tamerin on April 02, 2010, 06:12:35 PM said
I want to see you coding again someday. Get yourself better, Aaron!
Robert. on April 02, 2010, 06:27:52 PM said
I just thought why you aren't a mod of the dutch board, but now i see it.
Thanks for all you good help for SMF.  ;)
Amacythe on April 02, 2010, 07:26:29 PM said
Aaron, while I knew this was coming, I'm really sorry to see it happen.  You have been a big part of our team for a long time (even when you had left for a while) and we'll miss you tremendously.  Take care of your health, and hopefully when things are better, you'll find the time and desire to return.

* Amacythe looks around at the audience and shrugs (So what if this is unprofessional...)
* Amacythe hugs Aaron
hadesflames on April 02, 2010, 08:24:05 PM said
You will surely be missed. I hope you get well soon, and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

* Amacythe looks around at the audience and shrugs (So what if this is unprofessional...)

Doesn't seem unprofessional at all, to me. I'm sure everyone on the team is like family, and giving hugs to each other is what families do ;)
SoLoGHoST on April 02, 2010, 08:24:41 PM said
Definitely, your health and family should always come first!  Good Luck and best of health to you!
live627 on April 02, 2010, 08:38:25 PM said
Thank you for what you've done to make SMF what it is and good luck with your future endeavors
gisfreak on April 03, 2010, 04:32:32 AM said
sad news, but health come to first

get well soon mate  :)
Nibogo on April 03, 2010, 10:14:37 AM said
SMF has missed his best developer, I hope you can get better soon and return to this project, really thank you for all the job that you have done on SMF.

Thanks Aaron
shadow82x on April 03, 2010, 12:28:14 PM said
Sad news for SMF. :(

Goodluck Aaron, hope you get better soon. :)
N3RVE on April 04, 2010, 06:04:16 PM said
Good luck Aaron :)

Deaks on April 04, 2010, 06:04:43 PM said
all the best aaron
Alpay on April 05, 2010, 03:00:36 AM said
Good luck Aaron :)

SMF has missed his best developer..
Aaron on April 05, 2010, 09:22:00 AM said
Thanks for the replies, everyone. :)
Nick Whetstone on April 05, 2010, 12:44:58 PM said
Sad to see you go, Aaron. As I said elsewhere though, you're making the right decision. :)
c23_Mike on April 05, 2010, 04:24:05 PM said
Hi there !

Also i wish you best for your future, go getting better health, and look back with a smile!
Antes on April 06, 2010, 04:50:41 AM said
I'm sorry to hear this, Aaron, but as ever real life - especially when it affects your health - has to come first.

If you don't return around here, take care, all the best and thank you for all your efforts with SMF :)

same wishes :)
Rumbaar on April 07, 2010, 11:29:32 PM said
Best of luck with your health and life Aäron, thank you for all you have done for the SMF community.
perplexed on April 09, 2010, 04:40:53 PM said
good luck and feel better
Afro on April 12, 2010, 11:07:06 AM said
This sounded like April fool. If its not, get well soon Aaron
Arantor on April 12, 2010, 11:08:59 AM said
If only it were a joke, but no, his badge has changed too :(

Indeed, get well soon, Aaron.
Eleglin on April 14, 2010, 04:35:57 AM said
Get better soon, Aaron.
We'll miss you. :(
Joker™ on April 14, 2010, 04:52:16 AM said
hope u'll get well soon bro n rejoin the smf again ..
Herman's Mixen on April 19, 2010, 02:30:06 PM said
Ooh Darn Aäron, i will stay helping at the Dutch Boards wishes you all the best wich you need now.
Goodluck noticed this topic a bit late but better late than never :P

rd on May 02, 2010, 10:54:08 PM said
I just saw this...

Good luck Aaron and health does come first. 
MultiformeIngegno on May 09, 2010, 07:06:57 AM said
Aaron, also if I'm (relatively) new here, I'm really sad for this news! :(
I hope all the best for you, really. Get well!! ;)
Wiejeben on May 12, 2010, 03:05:04 PM said
Goodluck Aäron, you're the best :D
Vincent Volmer on May 19, 2010, 04:23:30 PM said
I'm sorry to read.... Aäron, take care and all the best of health to you!

Linda.V on May 28, 2010, 12:51:12 AM said
Hello Aäron,

Thanks for all your hard work. I hope you'll get better soon and whish you the best!

Greetz, Linda
~DS~ on May 31, 2010, 01:01:53 AM said
Aäron is definitely around.  :)
Sabre™ on June 18, 2010, 08:46:01 PM said
All the best mate, and Thank You :)
SimpleJoe on July 13, 2010, 12:37:08 PM said
thank you very much for all you've done, I believe your posts helped me on more than one occasion.

best wishes in all you do
BrBerg on August 23, 2010, 12:23:27 AM said
Aaron, ik hoop het beste voor je!