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Jul 24 2012
By: julie_love Fender Bender 2040 posts
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Thanks to the Retiring HCVs!

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Several HCVs have retired from the program recently and I've created this thread to thank them for their service. In some cases they've been assisting Home users for many years.

 

Norsegamer was kind enough to create a thank you thread for his friend Jersquall here.

 

There are other HCVs that have recently retired and I think that some of them deserve our thanks as a community. While I don't know all of the recently retired HCVs I especially wanted to thank KarateChampChad for all of the assistance he has provided the community over the years. He has been active both here in the PS Forums and on ypshome.net providing tips and advice mainly related to gaming since I joined Home.

 

Thanks for all your great work Chad, and I hope we'll continue to see your friendly and helpful advice here in the forums for a long time to come.

 

If there are other of the retiring HCVs you'd like to thank for their service please add a note below.

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Jul 24, 2012

Yes, there should have been a thread like this, not just about one person. They all worked together and no one was better than any other person. Y'all did a good job.

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Jul 24, 2012

Wait who's that guy you mention in your post? :smileytongue:

 

Thanks Julie, I believe we all deserve a round of applause. Thanks again :smileywink:

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Jul 24, 2012

I don't know you, but anyone who gives up their personal time to help others, is a winner. So, Thanks, Chad :smileyhappy:

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Jul 24, 2012

Thank you, HCVs, past, present, and future!

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KarateChampChad wrote:

Wait who's that guy you mention in your post? :smileytongue:

 

Thanks Julie, I believe we all deserve a round of applause. Thanks again :smileywink:


LOL Chad, just don't disappear on us, you've helped me beat a lot of games on here and I really wanted to thank you for that.

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julie_love wrote:

KarateChampChad wrote:

Wait who's that guy you mention in your post? :smileytongue:

 

Thanks Julie, I believe we all deserve a round of applause. Thanks again :smileywink:


LOL Chad, just don't disappear on us, you've helped me beat a lot of games on here and I really wanted to thank you for that.


I'll still be around, its hard to leave when you've been here a while. :smileywink:

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Jul 24, 2012

What a lovely thread. :smileyhappy:

 

A recently-retired HCV whom I'd like to tip my hat to is Conrad Max. Two primary reasons come to mind:

 

1. Man, he took that commitment seriously. I've interacted with him a few times -- during open-house tours, in public spaces, etc. -- and he was absolutely focused on making sure every single person he interacted with was assisted. No ego, no look-at-me speciousness, no posturing. Just a laser focus on volunteer service. If Sony asked me to conduct an open-house tour and answer the same inane questions all day, I would snap and start saying things that would take a Navajo translator fluent in Yiddish to decipher. But Conrad just did his job. Over and over and over again. 

 

2. The guy takes a hell of a lot of heat on this forum, including from people whom I'm surprised are still allowed to post here, and he doesn't let it get to him. Granted, it's not like there's much overt empathy in his posts, but in pragmatic terms, he tends to be right a heck of a lot more often than not. And when things teeter on descending into a flamewar, he takes the high road and walks away -- thus proving himself the bigger man. It's a level of zen patience which is extremely admirable.

 

Are there other retired HCVs who have provided admirable service? Absolutely. And they should be acknowledged for it. I'll be exceptionally curious to see who is spotlit by whom. There are many, many stories in Home, and the HCVs past and present have intersected with a lot of those stories, helping to make Home a better place under the auspices of SCEA.

 

Cheers, Conrad. You earned it.

 

 

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NorseGamer wrote:

What a lovely thread. :smileyhappy:

 

A recently-retired HCV whom I'd like to tip my hat to is Conrad Max. Two primary reasons come to mind:

 

1. Man, he took that commitment seriously. I've interacted with him a few times -- during open-house tours, in public spaces, etc. -- and he was absolutely focused on making sure every single person he interacted with was assisted. No ego, no look-at-me speciousness, no posturing. Just a laser focus on volunteer service. If Sony asked me to conduct an open-house tour and answer the same inane questions all day, I would snap and start saying things that would take a Navajo translator fluent in Yiddish to decipher. But Conrad just did his job. Over and over and over again. 

 

2. The guy takes a hell of a lot of heat on this forum, including from people whom I'm surprised are still allowed to post here, and he doesn't let it get to him. Granted, it's not like there's much overt empathy in his posts, but in pragmatic terms, he tends to be right a heck of a lot more often than not. And when things teeter on descending into a flamewar, he takes the high road and walks away -- thus proving himself the bigger man. It's a level of zen patience which is extremely admirable.

 

Are there other retired HCVs who have provided admirable service? Absolutely. And they should be acknowledged for it. I'll be exceptionally curious to see who is spotlit by whom. There are many, many stories in Home, and the HCVs past and present have intersected with a lot of those stories, helping to make Home a better place under the auspices of SCEA.

 

Cheers, Conrad. You earned it.

 

 

NorseGamer

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When a flame war starts, that is the best thing you can do. Just shows who is the most mature on the forum. Good job Conrad and other retired HCVs!

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I've known Conrad for awhile, and I like him as a person. I don't believe I have ever seen Conrad take sides; he simply tries to help.

So, 3 Cheers for Conrad.

 

Perhaps today, I have learned something from reading about Jersquall and Conrad.

We all owe all the HCV's, past and present, our Thanks ... For a lot of us, these people make our time on Home more pleasant.

So ... " Thank You "

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