A big Thank You to the DP's JoηSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 03:30
Joη is the DP's resident magician. Without him, there would be no Daily Paul. He has solved so many problems for me here at the DP that I doubt the site would even be here without him. I would have long ago given it up in frustration.
He came up with the voting system, and along with it, different ways of looking at the data on the site with the Most pages. He implemented the Posts by State, and the DP Originals. He came up with the idea for, and primarily staffs the Mod Box.
Thanks to Joη, we can now embed pictures and videos into our posts and comments, which has made interaction here more fun (especially on the nightly jam session thread).
He came up with a way to look at the most recent videos posted on the site. At my vague suggestion, did something similar for book links posted on the site with the new DP Bookshelf. I mentioned this the other night to him, and by the next morning it was done.
He fixed a bug in Drupal so you can actually find comments that are buried deep in threads. Look at the whole blue bar at the top of the site. That's all him. And there is so much more that I can't even begin to explain. He is tireless, kind, smart, sensitive, an original thinker, and he has a huge heart. But above all he is a friend - like many friends I have here at the DP, one I've never met in person.
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Currently, as I go away on vacation, Joη is working on a solution for the front page. When I get back from this trip, I have a new job waiting for me, so I won't have the luxury of time to choose the best stories for the front page, or tinker as much with the site.
The front pages will be individualized based on your preferences. And for non-members / non-logged in users, the front page will be determined by your votes.
There are some kinks and misunderstandings with the new system as we roll it out. Please be patient, and give credit where it is due.
Thank you Joη, from me, and all of us here who appreciate everything you've done for this community.