By RazzaTazz 32 Comments
With all of this in mind, my friend and fellow moderator came to me a few months ago and asked me if I could write him up a little something for him cracking the 7 digit plateau for wiki points in Comic Vine's database. He did so just shortly before I am writing this. So how is the preamble related to the text? Well first of all, Aztek the Lost as well as many wiki editors believes that we form our own niche on this site, and one which unfortunately many people do not get into (despite this essentially forming the backbone of this site.) For a veteran like Aztek_the_Lost this can sometimes leave him feeling a little ignored and disliked despite all he contributes to the community both in what people can see and behind the the scenes.) As evidence of this I could write in what he had actually asked me to write in here in relation to what people might think of his accomplishment. I think conversely to what he thinks though, people around here are quite fond of him and what he does for us. In this way, his milestone event of this morning is comparable to what people might think of with the monumental numbering of a character or series that we have grown accustomed to, in that it can serve to remind us that he is here and still going strong. Conversely and still with the same analogy, the milestone number also allows him to grow and move off in a different direction. I personally can admit to struggling at times with my online interactions, I tend to get too emotional or too moody and expect too much out of people that I meet online (which 99% of the time happens here) but through my experience at CV, Az is a person that I would consider a friend. I have the benefit here of therefore knowing some things personally about him which others don't (and can't in good confidence reveal) but I can say that Az is a person that likes to reinvent himself in various ways, and one of the ways he is thinking of doing that now is to step away from his main account and work on some of his other accounts which he feels don't get the attention he thinks they deserve. So on the opposite end of the spectrum, we now have Az, with his milestone seeking to redefine himself, much as series and character have in the past around such a clean and crisp number.
So in the end, I am personally happy that Az is going to be around CV for the time to come, whatever form that is in. He is one of the people that make this site into what it is, and has formed the backbone of the moderators for some time now. When we all think of CV and the things that we like about, we often don't think of the people that make that possible. In my mind Az is one such person and deserving of a congratulations and a thanks. (by the way, when you post on this blog @reply Az so he knows who is writing to him, do this by preceding any comments with @aztek_the_lost , otherwise I get all the notifications and not him)