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I was deeply saddened to hear you Robert are gone.

I still remember when our site was small you'd come around on our meta and help out.

The joy all of us got when you posted "this site has been cleared for graduation".

"Community Development" a title that described what you did perfectly. I doubt there was a new site, or attempted new site in the last decade that you did not help.

That is what you did, you curated the curators of the network.

From me personally and the BSE community at large, Thank you. Without your supervision at the start we would not be the site we are today.

I'd like to take a moment to contrast your work Robert, and shog9's (the other CM let go at the same time) in hopes of bring some clarity to this post. I had much more interaction with Shog, he was also more visible. That in no way detracts from everything you did. It is simply that in the last nearly five years since our site graduated we have been self sustaining enough that you did not have to come by.

So why was I "deeply saddened" by yet another employee gone? Because the work you did mattered to the rest of the network, (those other 174 sites). Many of those site would not be here without you. At least as I see it, this is a huge nail in the coffin for the rest of the network. Even before Stack Exchange changed their name to "Stack Overflow" the rest of the network has sounded like an after thought (if mentioned at all). Without you I worry what will become of SE our sites - the other 174.

I was deeply saddened to hear you Robert are gone.

I still remember when our site was small you'd come around on our meta and help out.

The joy all of us got when you posted "this site has been cleared for graduation".

"Community Development" a title that described what you did perfectly. I doubt there was a new site, or attempted new site in the last decade that you did not help.

That is what you did, you curated the curators of the network.

From me personally and the BSE community at large, Thank you. Without your supervision at the start we would not be the site we are today.

I was deeply saddened to hear you Robert are gone.

I still remember when our site was small you'd come around on our meta and help out.

The joy all of us got when you posted "this site has been cleared for graduation".

"Community Development" a title that described what you did perfectly. I doubt there was a new site, or attempted new site in the last decade that you did not help.

That is what you did, you curated the curators of the network.

From me personally and the BSE community at large, Thank you. Without your supervision at the start we would not be the site we are today.

I'd like to take a moment to contrast your work Robert, and shog9's (the other CM let go at the same time) in hopes of bring some clarity to this post. I had much more interaction with Shog, he was also more visible. That in no way detracts from everything you did. It is simply that in the last nearly five years since our site graduated we have been self sustaining enough that you did not have to come by.

So why was I "deeply saddened" by yet another employee gone? Because the work you did mattered to the rest of the network, (those other 174 sites). Many of those site would not be here without you. At least as I see it, this is a huge nail in the coffin for the rest of the network. Even before Stack Exchange changed their name to "Stack Overflow" the rest of the network has sounded like an after thought (if mentioned at all). Without you I worry what will become of SE our sites - the other 174.

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I was deeply saddened to hear you Robert are gone.

I still remember when our site was small you'd come around on our meta and help out.

The joy all of us got when you posted "this site has been cleared for graduation".

"Community Development" a title that described what you did perfectly. I doubt there was a new site, or attempted new site in the last decade that you did not help.

That is what you did, you curated the curators of the network.

From me personally and the BSE community at large, Thank you. Without your supervision at the start we would not be the site we are today.