Wouter Willemse, photo.net Hero

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by shuncheung, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    As one of the moderators for this forum, I would like to announce that Wouter Willemse is now a photo.net hero, in recognition of his many helpful answers on the Beginner Forum and the Nikon Forum, among other areas.
    Others who frequent this forum and we have recognized in the past include:
    • Jose Angel, who started the Nikon Wednesday image thread tradition
    • Matt Laur, who has been helpful all along and now starts those Wednesday threads every week
    • Michael Freeman
    • Peter Hamm
    A little more info on the icons: http://www.photo.net/member-status-icons/
    Congratulations, Wouter.
  2. Congratulations, indeed.
    A hero well-chosen.
  3. Congratulations Wouter!
  4. Cheers.
  5. Cheers.
  6. Cheers.
  7. Cheers.
  8. Congratulations Wouter!
    I appreciate the advice you have given me when I have asked questions.
  9. Congratulations!

    And Owen, the tradition is three cheers, lol
  10. Wouter,
    Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise; this is a well-deserved honor.
  11. Congratulations, Wouter.
  12. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    And Owen, the tradition is three cheers, lol​
    Yeah, there seems to be some sort of delay/glitch when you post to photo.net recently. A few days ago I posted something, and it appeared that it wasn't posted so I tried again, and again. But in fact those posts were queued up and all of a sudden, my post was repeated some 6 times. Matt had that same issue with this week's Wednesday image thread and it created four different threads. Fortunately I happened to be on line and deleted the three we didn't need.
    If I have time, I'll clean those up, but in this case I'll leave Owen's posts around or the context would be lost.
  13. Definitely an appropriate recognition for Wouter's many helpful and cheerful contributions - he's thoughtful, constructive, congenial, and has wisely chosen not to use Canon equipment :)

    And for a Dutch guy living in Sicily, his English is better than mine and many others. So that's gotta be worth special recognition all by itself, as he is heroically conjugating verbs in a foreign language. Glad to see this! Whenever I see his name in a thread, I know it's going to be a pleasant conversation.
  14. That's awesome! Congratulations!
  15. A well deserved recognition. Congratulations Wouter. Welcome to the "anybody can get in if they chatter on enough" club. ;-) :)
  16. Thanks.... It's been a total surprise for me, really. It's great to receive this appreciation, I just hope to continue enjoy the crowd and discussions here!
  17. Well done and well deserved Wouter, always well balanced and insightful posts.
  18. Thumbs Up! Congrats!
  19. Wouter - Congrats. I hope Santa (in whatever language, form, or guise) has many more wonderful surprises in store for you this year. Well deserved.
  20. Congrats Wouter. Very nice and giving of you. Alan.
  21. Congratulations - unlike the song says ... We need our heroes
  22. congrats wouter!
  23. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Congratualtions Wouter - I am positive you have been more helpful to all us, then you are aware of - thank you.
  24. Excellent, Wouter!
  25. You all make me blush now!
  26. Well chosen, moderators!
    Wouter, congratulations!
  27. Congratulations Wouter!
  28. Gefeliciteerd! (Congratulations!).
    I don't visit the photo.net forums as often as I used to (in fact, photography as a whole has been on the backburner for a while now), but when I do, I always visit the Nikon forums, and usually there is some helpful post by Wouter there. Thumbs up!
  29. Great for Wouter to get this recognition. Well done, Wouter. I'm sure it's well merited.
  30. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    I am glad that Wouter's new status is well received. The two main moderators for the Beginner Forum, James Dainis and Lex, strongly support his nomination. I have to admit that I don't visit the Beginner Forum often; it requires a lot of patience to answer some of those beginner questions, and sometimes it seems the same set of questions have been asked 100's of times.
    Unfortunately, photo.net cannot afford to provide any prizes. As Matt finds out, after becoming a photo.net hero, it is more like additional work for him to start the Wednesday threads after mid-night week after week. :)
    Happy holidays.
  31. Well done Wouter!
  32. Shun (and Matt for that matter<g>), why does Matt have to use midnight EST? Why can't he pick the time zone of his choice and use their midnight? After all, photo.net is known and viewed around the world. Let Matt post 8:00 am (or 5 pm if he likes) his time and someone, somewhere will be waiting for midnight to tick around so they can post their picture
  33. Ah, Mark, as the old English empire joke that it's 5 'o clock somewhere, so time for a drink... ;-) But I assume the whole idea is that wednesday means wednesday on the server?
    Thanks all, your replies here are really appreciated and heart-warming (and I *do* blush!) - to all, very good x-mas days and enjoy your holidays!
  34. Wouter- I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. But, change the time zone on the server.
    Merry Christmas to all.
  35. Don't be sorry at all, I think you're making a valid point in wishing Matt a decent nightrest too!
  36. Wouter - thanks for understanding. Before work got in the way several months ago I used to stay up 'til midnight EST so I could be one of the first to post my Wednesday pic. I've now gotten over that silliness.
  37. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Shun (and Matt for that matter), why does Matt have to use midnight EST?​
    He doesn't. Apparently Matt is a "night owl" type (his day [and night] job is computer administration, I think) and he chooses to start those threads at that time, but that is completely his free choice.
    Personally, I think photo.net should set up some timer feature and automatically initiate those per-forum weekly image threads as those threads have now spread into several forums. But we don't have that capability yet. However, that is another topic.
  38. Shun - I'm a computer admin also. I know what you are saying about night owl job. It's really difficult to do server maintenance during 'normal' working hours. One of my major clients sometimes runs 3 work shifts for weeks at a time. I've finally decided my 'normal' working hours are Mon-Fri 8 to 5. I had a client call me at 4:30 am one day with a relatively trivial computer issue. I told him to call me back at 7 am, I didn't want to mess with his issue while half asleep....and possibly turn a trivial issue into a major issue.
    As long as Matt is happy with starting the Wednesday thread at midnight...that's all that counts.
    Merry Christmas,
  39. Congratulations, Wouter. Your award marks a triumphal reaffirmation of service, rationality and civility.
  40. Congrats Wouter, good work!
  41. Way to go, Wouter!
  42. Oops - so much for my observation skills. Belatedly, congratulations Wouter (and thanks for all your help)!
  43. Congratulations, Wouter!

    By the way, how do you pronounce your name?
  44. Thanks all :)
    Dan, my phonetic writing is no good at all, I guess the -ou-comes closest to the -ow- as in down. Usually for English speakers, I'll settle for the use of Walter, it's close and after one morning coffee, I even respond to it.

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