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A big Thank You to the DP's Joη

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.

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Thanks Jon or whoever...

fixed the twitter and facebook count for front page materials glitch. Was going to mention it then blammo it was gone.

Pandas can't drive.

Thank You

Jon,
Thank you. You are an unsung hero, now known :), and your work for this site is appreciated.

This modern world of relationships started, nurtured and formed into lasting bonds all the while ignoring long distances that separate. The DP has reaped what you and Michael have sown.

Love the site and all the changes have improved my experience. You are a rare talent indeed, change in great amounts usually detracts from sites I have enjoyed in the past. You sir have avoided this pitfall - Kudos!

BTW Mr. Nystrom - best wishes on the new gig!

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Ay, to jon, and all the

Ay, to jon, and all the unsung heroes,
You may not think it, but in this moment in time, you are, and i hope you and others get the recognition you deserve for keeping the flames going for as long as you can, in this little corner of our peoples internet

thankyou micheal for embarising jon :), jon, dont be embarrased, although, i'd respect you slightly more if you were...... :)

I think I've missed a lot that has gone on here--

I'm sorry to see people leaving, even those I disagree with.

I don't understand technical matters at all, and I take my hat off to anyone who does.

*hat coming off*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Could I get a little assistance, please?

I just went to post this, and discovered my posting privleges have been revoked without explanation. Perhaps it was the psot below?
Anyway, there are a couple interesting articles in the news today, if someone would be so kind as to make a thread of these, I think most DP readers would appreciate it.
Will Grigg exposes more Idaho tyranny here:
http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/
TED Talks bans one of their lectures because it did not kiss enough bankster butt here:
http://beforeitsnews.com/watercooler-topics/2013/05/banned-t...
Suspicious0bserver is starting a new forum and producing a "dummies guide to watching the sun" here:

http://youtu.be/YXme-FuA7YY
An Alpaca rancher has a really awesome fodder feeding set up here:

Have a good day, folks. I hope to see some of you at the new forum S0 is starting, cutting edge science!

Anybody know when Nystrom gets back?

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

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I miss you

I have difficulty understanding tyrannical actions. Jon, thank you for the coding work on the site. I have stopped contributing financially because fishy is gone. This does not have to be permanent.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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Is this the "New Daily Paul?"

I have been trying to stick up for the tradition of being able to ask ANY questions on this site, and allowing the public debunking, trolling, bunny hole diving to play out in full view. I've been called some pretty unflattering things for that effort, and I have tried to set my emotions aside, and find my peace and make peace with Jon.
I wound up back at this thread, and this comment jumps out at me today.
"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."

It appears to me that Nystrom wanted posts to be judged on their merits in general, although that left a pretty serious "gray area" regarding that which shall not be questioned. And so it fell to the talented Jon to make the call, the talented Jon who was so critical in making the DP what it was.

Thank you, Jon. The DP has been an amazing journey, and I truly appreciate whatever you have done to make it happen, and to make it easier for Nystrom. I do find myself wondering if you will be taking a more comprehensive role when Nystrom starts his new job?

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

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Nice.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

Many Thanks Jon!

And please convince Michael to keep the DP up and running!

Joη- Embedded video play button

Hey Joη,

Did u give the YouTube embed button the daily Paul logo? or has it always been that way but I just noticed it?

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.

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Thanks again Joη!

The "most viewed" sidebar was a great addition!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

Thanks Jon!

I really appreciate it.

!!!

i really like the changes.
bang up job, thanks!

If you were the one

to ban FreedomsReigning, then THANK YOU.

A signature used to be here!

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Thanks Jon for making the Daily Paul #1 for techno-innovation.

Every time that I get ready to thank Jon for an improvement that I've gotten use to using, he comes up with yet another one. I end up never getting around to doing it. Thanks for all that you do here, Jon.

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Hey, Jon...

UDA MAN!!!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thanks to you, Jon,

I could finally post one of my favorites to the jam session! We really appreciate all you do to keep this site smooth, efficient and fun!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Absolutely!

Here is to all the stuff Jon has and is and will do here on the DP!

Thank you Jon SO very much!

Ron Paul is My President

Jon

Thank you for all that you have done and are still doing. We all appreciate it! Thanks again and take care :)

Silk30

Big Thank you Joη

Joη you rock!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Micheal,

Either ban me or don't ban me. I could care less about your politics. I would like one of the mods to have at least the SPINE to tell me in an email why I've been censored WITHOUT WARNING from posting new stuff on the DP.

Are you going LAME stream around here? If so it isn't a news source that's worth my time anyway. Enjoy your vacation Micheal. Think about if you want to LAME up the DP while you're away.

Peace - I'm out. I'll check back in a few weeks to see if the censors/mods around here have come to their senses.

Think about if you want YOUR information SANITIZED (and the DP is YOUR information - that's why you are here) before you down-vote: all.

I guess they did the former

I guess they did the former huh? =D

Good call.

Many Thanks Jon

Thanks for all the hard work! Maybe you don't know it but you and Michael and everyone else involved in making DP work reach people ALL OVER THE WORLD so you could say you are causing hope and unity INTERNATIONALLY! Just a thought.

skippy

Thanks Jon

You've got mad web skillz!

free mountain tour for Jon

free snowboard lessons ( if needed )
free mountain tour ( all the good places tourists never even knew existed )
free enhanced cålm ;)

thanks Jon

Thanks for everything you do around here, Jon!

Without your enabling of video and image embeds, I wouldn't be able to express my irreverence to it's fullest on a daily basis!

But seriously, Thank you for all your hard work!

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

A song for Jon!


http://youtu.be/xyz-fog6KX4

You big slacker, you! ;)

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

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Gracias!

Gracias Señor Juaη, por todo lo que haces.

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