back to article Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

In news sure to send the massed ranks of Reg commentards running for the tissue box for the other reason, the Moderatrix is packing up her paddles and departing for dungeons new. Yes, I shall be leaving you all to fight amongst yourselves after the best part of four years at the well of IT shoutpouring. It's been an education …

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  1. Shades

    So long,

    and thanks for all the fish!

    Good luck with wherever you whippin^H^H^H^H^Hworking next.

  2. Scarborough Dave
    Thumb Up

    Love the Piccy!

    Very to the point!

  3. SuperTim

    Goodbye.

    I get the feeling a lot of the folks here will be sad to see you go. I am.

    1. alwarming
      Pint

      Re: Goodbye...

      ... I can't imagine why someone would down vote SuperTim, but to each his/her own.

      Love & Tissues.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Devil

        That would be because

        The upvotes were at 69, and to add to that would be a crime.

      2. Jonathan Richards 1
        Pint

        re I can't imagine why someone would down vote SuperTim

        Blinded by tears, and racked with uncontrollable sobs, the unfortunate commentards could not control the mouse cursor with any precision, resulting in an horrific downvote of a splendid sentiment.

        Good luck Sarah, in whatever venture you undertake.

      3. Mediocrates Silver badge

        The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits

        "I can't imagine why someone would down vote SuperTim"

        It is obvious that both of Sarah Palin's supporters read the Reg comments.

    2. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

      Sir

      No points on her fingers though - must be a lesbian :P

      Just thought I'd throw in a parting shot. Very sad to see you go Ms. Bee, very sad.

    3. Stuart Moore
      Thumb Up

      Favourite memories?

      Favourite memories of Miss Bee?

      Mine was http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/419089

      Can we have an "ODFO" icon in her honour please?

  4. gaz 7
    Coat

    gone...

    that's almost as exciting as back in victorian times when you got a saucy flash of a ladies ankle!

    you'll be missed though....

    Coat, cos well you've now got yours

    1. farizzle
      Thumb Up

      or even rarer...

      side-boob!!!

  5. Circadian
    Happy

    Hugs!

    Best wishes for whatever comes next! I know you'll miss us (especially since the sights got filed off your hunting-rifle*)

    *with thanks to Emo Philips

  6. Monkey Bob
    Unhappy

    Noooooooooo...

    *gasp* ...oooooooooooooooooo.

    That is all.

  7. Alan W. Rateliff, II
    Paris Hilton

    So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Seriously. You've been a blast will be missed.

    Paris, all hail our next moderatrix.

  8. dboy

    The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

    Love the tags... indecent images indeed. Best of luck in your new dominion.

    1. Peter Gathercole Silver badge
      Unhappy

      I was going to say

      exactly the same.

    2. Ted Treen
      Pint

      dominion?

      ..or domination?

      Silly me, getting Moderatrix & Dominatrix mixed up...

      Seriously, SB, good luck in your new venture and our very best wishes always wherever you go & whatever you do**

      **Unless it's joining the LibDems, of course.

  9. Captain Underpants
    Unhappy

    Aw :(

    This is a bit of a "Nooooo! They be stealin my bucket!" moment, really.

  10. bob, mon!
    Facepalm

    What, is it April 1 already???

    (required letters)

    Dear Folks,

    Having lovely time, wish you would post bail.

    your loving coward,

    Anonymous

    cc: parole officer,therapist,kidnappers

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Trollface

      "therapist"

      A clear sign that I have spent too long reading TheReg and other messageboard of similar ilk featuring anonymites, I artifically and automatically separated that word into two halves after the third character...

  11. h4rm0ny
    Pint

    So sorry to see you go.

    Will you censor this last cunting-tit-cock post of mine, just for old time's sake. :)

    Beer to take with you, in case your new place is more sober.

    1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: So sorry to see you go.

      Certainly not. x

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Devil

      Why should she - it is more material for her "proper job"

      Well, those of us who have looked up Sarah Bee on LinkedIn the past have always been wondering wtf is she doing moderating these:

      http://www.dilbert.com/2011-06-26/

      My guess is - she has been collecting material.

      Guys and gals - I am betting a case of beer that we should expect a book any time soon.

  12. Thomas 4
    Pint

    Nooo!

    The comments section won't be the same without you around. We'll be able to say what we think, for a start.

    Best of luck with the future though.

  13. Andyf
    Go

    Long live the Moderatrix, the Moderatrix is gone!

    I can't say that a moderators posts have made me laugh out loud the way yours sometimes have, http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/06/22/stolen_guitar/ @16:03 being a prime example.

    Good luck, you'll be missed.

    Go icon, because you are

  14. amanfromearth

    So that's the end of the lefty feminist nonsence :)

    Good luck..

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Good enough for me Sarah!!!

    ...*fap*fap*fap*fap*...

    Take care, hope you are moving somewhere excellent and geekless :)

  16. Ben Tasker Silver badge

    So long and thanks for the laughs!

    Gonna miss watching other people getting bollocked and humiliated in your unique way!

  17. Steve Evans

    Oh no!

    Who let you play with the crayons?!

  18. Camilla Smythe

    No shoe on your head!

    [Guilty]

    Not the real Bee without a shoe on your head.

    I call fake or kidnap via LulzSec/Anonymous.

    Worry not...

    http://www.playmobil.co.uk/

    Forces are being selected and plans made for mobilisation of the rescue squad at this very moment.

    Oooooo Pub-O-Clock

  19. CleatsAndCode
    Unhappy

    Have fun

    Your input will be missed

  20. glennog 1
    Coffee/keyboard

    So sad, so long

    Your quips, side-swipes and reckless mirth will be sorely missed. You were a credit to El Reg. Good luck in dungeons new. x

    Esc for the obvious reason

  21. Matt D (Sub-Ed)

    See you!

    Aw!

    Take care, chook.

    Matt D

    x

  22. Ally J
    Gimp

    Bye bye

    It's a terrible thing for someone who's been reading El Reg for at least 10 years to say, but you're one of the few that I could name off the top of my head. I shall miss your distinctive style.

    Best of luck in whatever you do next.

    1. Suburban Inmate
      Pint

      ^ What Ally said!!

      And thanks for not letting through too much of what the beer typed!

      <-- That one's for you!

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Get Stuffed

    Oh thank you, I'm just about to go to lunch, and I certainly will eat alot.

  24. seanj
    Stop

    Don't go! They'll double your pay!

    Title says it all - if "they" say they won't, there's an army of commentards who'll storm Vulture Central and open filing cabinet drawers and leave them in a dangerous, open position for unsuspecting hacks to bash shins, elbows and foreheads on, fling stacks of papers recklessly and without care to the floor, stuff plasticine down the vending machine coin slot and add itching powder to the coffee granules...

    But, just slightly more seriously (about as serious as you are about missing the place), all the best, your distinctive style of loving^H^H^H^H^H^H abusive moderation will leave a constant pang of emptiness for all who post shit in future.....

  25. Andrew Moore

    hmmmmm....

    Jude doesn't sound like a girls name.

    Anyway, good luck in wherever you end up Sarah.,

    1. frank ly Silver badge

      Perhaps it's 'Judith'

      Or Judicious... we will find out soon (if we are permitted).

      Good luck Miss Bee, my best wishes for your future.

    2. This post has been deleted by a moderator

    3. Marvin the Martian
      Boffin

      Jude unfeminine?

      As unfeminine as Asley is unmanly I suppose.

      Possibly the Beatles were wrong, of course. And on the subject of wrongness: she says the comments were "ulcer-inducing"... It's a complete myth that ulcers are caused by stress or other mental factors; it's Heliobacter pylori that does it.

  26. Disco-Legend-Zeke
    Pint

    Surely, Shirley, Sweet Sassy Sarah, I...

    ...will continue to post comments here, but i will no longer sport wood while doing so.

    Best of luck and every success in your new top secret gig.

    I miss Sarah already.

  27. jai

    a sad sad day

    all the best for the future. El Reg comments pages have certainly been a lively and exciting place under your rule, i'm not sure any other news site is as fun

    and welcome to our new keeper!!

  28. Anonymous John
    Unhappy

    How can El Reg expect me to complete a survey at a time like this?

    Totally insensitive..Sob.

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good luck!

    And cheers for the lulz.

  30. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Pic to be shopped and posted on certain other sites within 24 hours.

    Not by me of course, but some commentards have a curious sense of "fun".

    Seriously, what is the career path for a retired moderatrix, other than *upward*?

    1. Kevin Reader
      Facepalm

      Indeed...

      Indeed, though I fear the _laminators_ may be running through the night on that one.

  31. Gareth Gouldstone
    Happy

    I trust the Cake and wine shop does well!

    From an earlier comment:

    Sarah Bee

    Re: Happy are the days #

    Posted Monday 25th January 2010 12:38 GMT

    I can't wait for the day when comments are silenced. Then I'll be free to pursue my dream of opening a cake shop in Penrith (one that serves fine wine, obviously).

    You'll be much missed!

    1. Blofeld's Cat
      Pint

      Uh ho

      I suspect that the cake may be a lie.

      Mind you Aperture Science would seem to be an obvious career move...

      Good Luck Sarah.

      1. Bill B

        but was it

        I thought that the whole point was that the cake *wasn't* a lie?

  32. moiety

    Good luck at your new post, Sarah

    ...also good luck to whoever's tied to it.

  33. Sam Liddicott

    wot?

    Only TWO kisses? Or were those x symbolizing black eyes?

  34. thecakeis(not)alie
    Flame

    Moderatrices

    Bye Sarah!

    All the best in the future. You will unquestionably be missed. And whn life gives you lemons, remember Cave Johnson's advice:

    "I don't want your damn lemons! What the hell are these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! WITH THE LEMONS! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!"

    It's been a hoot.

    Hello, Jude!

    You have big shoes to fill. I hope Sarah gave you a "here is how you maintain sanity with these wretches" boot camp. You're going to need it...

    1. Openminded Cynic
      Coat

      RE: Moderatrices

      "You have big shoes to fill" Thigh high boots infact - at least in my dreams.

  35. Peter Galbavy
    Devil

    sobs

    good luck! x

  36. Robert Heffernan
    Gimp

    Nooo.. Say it aint so!

    Solong Sara!

    No one else could ever come close to cracking the whip the way you can.

  37. Rob

    Well done...

    ... for finally making a break for it, hope your new establishment treats you well.

    I'm going to miss your censoring (good pic by the way).

    Icon: Bunch of flowers, leaving card and a boots voucher ;-)

    1. Rob

      Bizarre

      Why did this post warrant a downvote? Not bothered, just curious.

  38. Stephen 5
    Thumb Up

    Take care Sarah

    and may the whip be with you always!

  39. stuartrc
    Unhappy

    Oh that sucks

    For us of course. Will really miss your pithy put downs, El reg is a poorer publication without you.

    Best of luck with whatever is next.

  40. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Best of...

    I'd reckon a "Best of the Moderatrix" would be a fitting tribute.

    Being only a part-time commentard, I can't recall many suitable exchanges, but would at least like to thank you for the this link earlier:

    http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1107617

    Anyone else have something to contribute?

    1. peyton?
      Happy

      Elliott Smith

      Did not know of this musician until random comment:

      http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/466153

      A happy discovery.

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    *looks at picture*

    You have cute handwriting, baby. Ooh.

    ...In all seriousness, best of luck in your future endeavors. Here's hoping you don't have to deal with a bunch of foul, witless cretins like the ones (yours truly excepted, natch) who post here.

    1. Captain TickTock
      Gimp

      Cute Handwriting..

      And that geeky glasses thing going on... oh yeah, baby.

      All the best wherever you go. This cake shop, it's not part of a chain,

      or got chains,

      in the basement?

      If Jude is only half as much fun, we'll be just fine.

      Thank you, and goodnight!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Sarah's a Meganekko?

        One wonders just how many fetishes our Ms Bee embodies....

        (Actually, probably the same number as everyone else give or take a lie or two, we're all fetishes to somebody)

      2. alwarming
        Facepalm

        Re: "We'll be just fine"

        Dude! Jude's a dude!

  42. Greg J Preece

    4 years

    Don't know how you put up with us for that long. :-)

  43. Z 1
    Pint

    Sorry to see you go

    But enjoy your new job. Have a drink on me

  44. Clint Sharp

    Nooo.......

    Oh well, all good things must end but you'll be missed, I hope you've been training a new Moderatrix?

    1. Mike Richards

      'I hope you've been training a new Moderatrix?'

      Sarah's told us the forums will now be firmly spanked by Jude.

      He does not sound like a moderatrix - at least not in my fantasies.

      By the way Sarah, if you haven't left yet is there still time to tell you about my fantasies? Sarah? Sarah?

  45. Admiral Grace Hopper
    Go

    I enjoyed your work

    Good luck in the future.

  46. Ivor
    Paris Hilton

    Fuck noooooooo

    Where are the tissues.

  47. Dale Richards
    Meh

    Sarah

    Best of luck with your new calling. I'll be missing you terribly.

    I can't find the "El Reg is dead to me, cancelling my subscription" icon so you'll have to make do with this nonplussed face.

    1. Goat Jam

      Indeed

      They should have brought the old RIP Register headstone icon out of retirement specially for this occasion.

  48. Rodus
    Unhappy

    and we'll miss you too

    No, really!

  49. adnim Silver badge

    Sarah,

    may you find only your favorite flavours in this dog eat dog world.

    Have a hug and my best wishes.

  50. xperroni
    Joke

    Oh Sarah, I hardly knew ye...

    ...though I might be better of that way?

  51. Chris Leeson

    An El Reg first?

    Is the comments section really going to become the biggest leaving card in history?

    All the best in the new job.

    I usually sign leaving cards with a squiggle upside-down on the back. Can't do that here, of course...

  52. AndyG_IOM

    Re Pic...

    mmmmmmmmmmm Hubba Huba !!!!!

    That is all ;-)

  53. raving angry loony

    frankly...

    Frankly my dear, I think you did a great job. Good luck in the next layer of hell.

  54. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    The title is too long.

    NO0O0O0OOoOO0OOO0o0oOO0o0OOOo0o0o0o0O0o0o0o0oOOOo0o0OOOOO0o0o0OOOOo0o0OOo0o0OO00!!!!1!1!1!!11!¡!!!one!¡!one!!oneone!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!eleventy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesh, a big no, just for you. Commentard BCP demands it. Don't know what we'll do without you. (Actually... but I digress.)

    Ah well. Fortune and good luck wherever it is you're going then.

    No cake & wine icon so a beer will have to do.

  55. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Best wishes

    We'll miss you.

  56. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Pint

    Disaster!

    I come home from woo... wrrrr (still can't say that word) for a nice relaxing read and laugh, only to be smacked with this right between the eyes. It's not fair. I protest. I'm revolting - doncha no.

    I shall just have to have an extra one (or two) of these to recover.

    {mutter}{mutter}.

    But then again, what else can we expect - I just hope you treat your new victim^H^H^H^H friends just as bad^H^H^H well.

    P.S.

    Like the piccy :)

  57. Gaz 2
    Unhappy

    But but but...

    without you to keep the ever growing army of commentards at bay the world is surely doomed!

    I can picture it now. The last surviving sub-editor stumbling into your dungeon one day, mutteringly incoherently, eyes wild with fear. Badly mauled and delirious with exhuastion, they manage one last desparate whisper before expiring in your arms: "They. Are. Coming *hrrrk*"

    Suddenly the lights go and there's a skittering sound in the darkness. Then another. And another one still. The noises grow in frequency and volume as if drawing closer. They are soon accompanied by low keening moans that build and build until they become an unbearable cacophany of screeching.

    Suddenly, there is silence. Yet something tells you this is not over. Then you feel it. A presence by your side that makes your skin crawl and hair stand on end. The air becomes heavier and harder to breath, as if some invisible gloom is closing in around you, slowly suffocating. Your body goes numb and feel yourself falling to the floor.

    The last thing you are aware of is a deathly rasping voice whispering in your ear: "Where is the the IT angle?!"

    Ahem. On a more serious note, you'll be missed! Best of luck wherever you're going though :)

  58. Heineken Please
    Pint

    HEY! Jude....

    I'll get that in first...

    Seriously, enjoy your time out of the asylum. It has been great waiting for the scathing comment that masochistic commentards are asking for.......

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I wish you hadn't

      I know I certainly resisted the urge . . .

  59. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Farewell, Sarah

    Thanks for your forebearance, your levelheadedness, your wit and your good humour amongst we motley reprobates.

    Best wishes for your future endeavours.

  60. Cunningly Linguistic
    Facepalm

    Being replaced by a bloke?

    Where's the fun in that?

    Good luck with your new taskettes, I hope you get some....satisfaction at your new port of call.

  61. Efros
    Unhappy

    Nice one

    We'll miss the 'trix! Bon Voyage etc.

  62. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You and your humour will be missed

    Many people said it before, but I'll say it again: these forums won't be the same without Miss Bee...

    Can I point fellow readers to the site sarahbee.co.uk, without incurring the wrath of the Moderatrix? There is a lovely pic there

    Anon because... I don't really know, she can see my account details anyway!

    1. Wize

      The site is down

      Looks like everyone broke it trying to get a better glimpse of the lovely Ms Bee.

      Yep, you will be sorely missed with your witty comebacks and the way you grind the idiots into the ground.

  63. Aaron Em

    Good luck and God bless

    Here's hoping your next job doesn't involve running this kind of nursery.

  64. Kristian Walsh
    Pint

    Ta, and good Luck!

    ... thanks for the patience reading though the bilge I post on here :)

    Good luck with the new thing...

  65. Ian Stephenson Silver badge

    Please.. just one last...

    .. "odfo" before you hit the road.

    Please, it would mean so much to your undying* fanbase.

    Goodbye and goodluck, please come back and visit us (visiting hours 6 till 8, no sharp objects allowed).

    I am sure many of us will watch your future career with great interest.

    Can we have an odfo icon in tribute please?

    *Not a lot of difference between some of us and zombies.

  66. irrelevant

    best wishes

    I never had the (mis)fortune to exchange banter with you, but always enjoyed your comments. You brought a very human touch to the place. I'll miss you.

  67. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Your wish is my command

    *gets stuffed*

  68. copsewood
    Pint

    I rated this article utterly terrible

    Because I've enjoyed your witty comments and ... sensible approach to moderation, and El Reg will not be the same without you. You even censored me once, but on that occasion I guess I must have deserved it; I'm crazy enough to have once attempted to moderate an ancient and very long and vitriolic flamewar myself so I understand fully. Best wishes in your future endeavours and all that nonsense.

  69. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge
    Unhappy

    OH nooooooo!

    The moderatrix has found a proper job

    Good luck with it

  70. Arthur the cat Silver badge
    Alert

    Ballache?

    Is there something you haven't told us about yourself "Sarah"?

  71. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Will not be the same place.

    I, for one, welcome our new non-lefty non-feminist moderator....with the frikkin' laser mounted shark head. But where is the IT angle and where's our damn Playmobile reconstruction?

    Paris? Because she's not a patch on our Moderatrix...

    1. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
      Paris Hilton

      Yea..

      Paris will just let anything in....

  72. Mike Moyle Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Thank you, Sarah...

    ...It's been enjoyable (for us, at least).

  73. Adair
    Angel

    And I always thought...

    we were quite a polite and seemly bunch, but then maybe that just shows how well you've done your job; with some style and grace too!

    All the very best.

  74. Tim

    Good luck!

    You must have really been losing your mind with all the 'tard-wrangling if Silicon Roundabout counts as an escape.

    May your options vest fully and your VCs visit rarely.

  75. Anonymous Coward
    Meh

    I have tears in my eyes

    Tears of joy for you.

    Tears of pain for me.

    ODFO; now i feel better. :-)

  76. Mr Young
    Pint

    Good luck and best wishes

    This news makes me a little bit less scared of El Reg now - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing? Have a pint

  77. Brian Morrison
    Mushroom

    Does the new job.....

    ....come with a pump action shotgun and studded leather gloves?

    I do hope so......

    I shall be watching out for the mushroom cloud on the horizon :)

  78. soaklord
    Joke

    TiTle

    Does that mean that there will suddenly be an influx of banned, blaspheming terminology? M$ comes to mind...

    You made me laugh. Thanks and best of luck at your new gig. Give them hell for us.

  79. Chad H.
    Unhappy

    But

    Now we'll never know if she's any relation to Sam Bee from the Daily show...

  80. DAN*tastik
    Gimp

    Dearly remembered

    Sarah, I will miss you.

    <== Could we have the icon here assigned to the new moderatrix ( or moderator? ) in your memory? ( maybe thumbs up and down as a readers' referendum on the idea? )

    Or any other icon dedicated to you, just because... The one with the tombstone seems to be free now...

    I will have a pint tonight and toast to your years at El Reg. The bitter tears that will flow into the glass will make it last forever.

    Dx

  81. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Let's make babies

    You're obviously as short-sighted as I am long, er, sighted.

    Together we could make children whose vision falls within the one arc-minute visual acuity norm.

    *fumbles with bridge of poorly sellotaped together bottle-bottoms*

  82. Artimus Sedgwicke
    Coat

    Swansong?

    "Bye Bye Bee Bee

    Bee Bee Bye Bye"

    (Appologies to Bay City Roller fans...Heck no! )

  83. Paul_Murphy

    Still ever the lady..

    Well done for all the moderaterizing over the years, I hope your therapy sessions don't last too long.

    All the best, it's been a pleasure.

    Stay civilised :-)

    ttfn

  84. John Gamble
    Go

    Re(ally): Get Stuffed

    Aw. So Cute.

    Best wishes to you from this side of the Atlantic. And to your new employers: watch out. She Is Not To Be Messed With.

  85. Ian Emery Silver badge
    Mushroom

    YOU HAVE FAILED !!!

    If you were a real Moderatrix you should have whipped us all into shape by now.

    Still......

    We are going to miss you; who is going to massage our nads with deep heat now???

    Nuked, cos thats how deep-heated nads feel ¦:-o

  86. Anonymous IV
    Joke

    Am I alone in thinking?

    that the reference to the new moderatrice Jude was pretty obscure...

    Let's hope that she is as hardy as you have been over the past few years (excluding the April Fool resignation scare, of course).

  87. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Bye Sarah and good luck.

    Not that you should need it.

  88. Neil Greatorex
    Holmes

    TTFN

    I've been reading (what became) El Reg since Mike & John's second CIX newsletter. Post new-fangled-interweb El Reg has been a permanently open tab in my browser (Opera - natch) since the late C20th & a daily/hourly good read. Having said all that; it was the advent of comments (moderated by the delightful dearly departed) that took El Reg to a new level.

    Some of your responses^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H cutdowns were sublime:-)

    Good luck in future endeavours.

    Got stuffed! x x ©

  89. Natalie Gritpants

    Left handed eh?

    That explains a lot.

  90. skeptical i
    Pint

    Jude, you have some mighty sturdy over-the-knee patent leather stiletto boots to fill ...

    ... welcome and good luck.

    Sarah, your pets must be better trained than I'd imagined: you managed to wrest some legible handwriting out of them/him/her with no blood spatters -- VERY impressive.

    ... ^^^ ... welcome one for the arriving, one for the road for the departing

  91. BlueGreen

    a classy showing

    thank you and good luck

  92. Emo
    IT Angle

    Good luck

    and all the best in your new venture :) x

  93. Oninoshiko
    Pint

    Awww....

    You'll be missed.

    Good luck.

  94. Stuart Elliott
    Facepalm

    Have fun

    Hope the new jobs is half as fun as this one, and twice the salary.

    Cheers for the fun.

  95. Gannon (J.) Dick
    Pint

    The future is bright

    In time you'll be able to edit your CV from "Moderatrix" to "Piano Player" ...

    Good Luck

  96. Snark
    IT Angle

    Awww

    Damn, that means I'll have to read El Reg for the IT articles rather than pretending to read it for the IT and really looking for the moderation comments. *sigh* ahh well I guess I might get some work done in the day now.

    The best of luck Sarah, you've made a lot of us laugh through our grimaces.

    (Had to have the where's the IT angle icon just for old times sake).

  97. M Gale
    Gimp

    Awww.

    As title.

    May you have fun cracking your whip in pastures new!

  98. lotus49
    Unhappy

    Goodbye Sarah

    You may not be sorry to see the back of us, but we shall be sorry to see the back of you.

    Good luck with the cakes.

  99. jake Silver badge

    Fare thee well, lady :-)

    If you're ever in San Francisco's North Bay, drop me a line. The wife & I will buy you lunch as a small measure of compensation ;-)

  100. Anonymous IV
    Unhappy

    Truly sad to see you go...

    But love the picture of you in Sue Perkins emulation mode!

  101. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    Sherlock, Miss Marple and Columbo will all miss you.

    Sniff.

  102. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    awww

    I remember getting my emails on the weekly round ups before the comment boxes existed - good times. Have a blast. It's been emotional.

  103. ObSolutions, Inc
    Happy

    Best of luck, Sarah!

    It's been a wonderful time together.

  104. Paratrooping Parrot
    Unhappy

    Sad day...

    This is a sad day. How you managed to remain sane after reading all the comments, I don't know. You will be missed :(

  105. OrsonX
    Pint

    Who hasn't signed the card?

    I've put 20p and a few coppers in the envelope towards your leaving present.

    Best Wishes!

  106. F111F
    Megaphone

    Shirley...

    There must be a playmobile reconstruction of Sarah's last day at the Reg in the works eh?

  107. Mage Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Bon Voyage!

    Is it really 4 years?

    Which of us has been spending too much time here?

  108. zen1
    Unhappy

    I for one...

    Am going to miss our evil overlord-ette!

  109. Pseu Donyme

    Blimey :I

    Farewell :)

  110. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who...

    ...cares.

    1. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
      Thumb Down

      Er...

      Apparently *quite* a lot of us.

      So please fuck off, yea?

  111. strangefish

    mmm

    nice fingernails

  112. Andrew Taylor 1
    Mushroom

    Please tell me..............

    you're not the new Editor of Heat or Closer, that would be too much.

    Good look where ever you are going.

    Andrew

    Nuclear mushroom because that's what one of your put down's felt like ;-)

  113. Cliff

    TOGTFO

    Oh, you did. Respect!

  114. Robert E A Harvey

    Goodbye Ms Bee

    and Glod help them where you are going...

  115. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Damn.

    All the best!

  116. MarkieMark1
    Childcatcher

    Beautiful too

    You're the Best, Sarah, good luck in your future röle

    1. Captain TickTock
      Headmaster

      rôle

      there, fixed that for you.

      Ditto otherwise

      1. MarkieMark1
        Happy

        thanks :-)

        Muscle memory makes me press shift for some reason; then the 'edit' font makes the ö/ô look very similar

        I'll try one more time then :-D

        good luck in your new rôle, Sarah

  117. nyelvmark
    Thumb Up

    Oh, the temptation...

    ...to go for the downvote record by saying "good riddance". But I'm too far down the thread for enough people to read it.

    Sarah - thanks for your tolerance and wit. Will you miss us as much as we miss you? I suspect that your answer today might be "No fricking WAY", but in the future?

    Never look back. Remember Orpheus.

  118. A 20
    Go

    So long and thanks for all the fish!

    You'll be missed; and with the eyesight of this lot that's not surprising ;)

    Congratulations on your successful escape!

  119. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    I always wondered...

    ...what happened to Jarvis Cocker. Never dreamed he worked for the Reg. Must be the mis-shapes.

  120. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We who are unworthy

    ... salute you.

    Break a leg!

  121. Heff
    Flame

    do not go quietly, into that good night

    Tits or GTFO wins again.

    Much <3 and good luck out there.

  122. Lghost
    Unhappy

    You'll bee missed miss Bee

    : c

  123. Rattus Rattus

    We'll miss you, Sarah

    All the best in your new role, wherever that may be. And the pic was just perfect.

  124. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    What? Wait, who left the key in reach...

    Ms. Bee, best of luck in your new endeavour. Hopefully the chafe marks from the ankle chains will fade soon.

    netgeek

  125. Stephen 10
    Happy

    To quote you...

    ODFO

    but in the nicest possible way!

    Good luck!

  126. Winkypop Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Oh noes

    Shock Horror!

    : (

  127. Haku

    Fine!

    Go ahead and leave us why don't you!

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    *sob*

  128. Bernard M. Orwell Silver badge

    Dammit!

    The Bees ARE vanishing after all!

    Ahem. That aside, farewell and know that the place won't be the same without you Sarah.

    *wave*

  129. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Pint

    That hair, those glasses look somehow strangely familar....

    From a site I have hear others describe.

    Do you have an aunt you sometimes visit?

    In the mean time I will retain my cheery grin and aim to keep my comments friendly. Although the grin might become a bit more Joker than Willy Wonker in future.

    This being Friday I will of course raise a glass to the one that got away.

  130. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ** applause **

    That is all ... very best wishes.

  131. Jim 59
    Gimp

    Wow

    Give us all one last whipping before you go ! Please.

  132. DragonLord
    Pint

    Good luck

    And I'm sure the place will be less bright without you :)

  133. MJI Silver badge

    Best wishes

    For the future

  134. Ian Halstead
    Unhappy

    Mwah?

    For a minute there I thought you were going to be posing with a fretless bass. Good luck all the same. Your successor has a tough act to follow.

  135. Jim jimminy jim jim jim jim
    Gimp

    Ave! duci novo, similis duci seneci

    I for one welcome our new Dominatrix overlord (or lady)

  136. David Hicks
    Devil

    Oh you can never leave...

    ...that''s just not how it works.

    You have been entertaining, which is most of what counts in this world, so good luck with future ventures :)

  137. Andre Carneiro
    Unhappy

    God damn it!

    Why do the good ones always have to leave???

    Best of lucks in your endeavours, Sarah. Missing you already...

  138. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Yeah, yeah, sure, whatever

    Very best of luck and thanks for all the spankings.

  139. Wortel

    Thank you

    And good luck, Ms. Bee. :)

  140. Apocalypse Later

    Psychology students on the net

    They never tell you what they are really up to.

  141. Heironymous Coward
    Coffee/keyboard

    Can I..

    have your icon, if you're not going to be using it? :-)

    Although your comments were always a pleasure for us to read, I somehow doubt you would be able say the same about ours..

    Take care, good luck, don't drink anything I wouldn't drink, keep the wit flowing..

  142. Juillen 1
    Pint

    Into the wild blue yonder..

    Good luck out there! May the times be fun, the mischief leave you (largely) in one piece and the gutters be comfy when you wake after the "investigative evenings out"..

  143. Jedit
    Thumb Up

    Farewell Sarah ...

    ... and all say "Hi!" to Jude the Obscurer.

    (PS: Where do I forward marriage proposals to Sarah Bee?)

  144. Richard North
    Coffee/keyboard

    This place will be poorer without you...

    Good luck in whatever you're doing next Sarah - I hope you enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed tormenting you. :-)

    Jude - you've got an impossible act to follow so you might as well give up right now and just let us get on with it. >:-)

  145. David 66

    Jude

    Is not a boys' name. Doncha remember the chick from the Bibble? She even has her own book.

  146. Giddy Kipper
    IT Angle

    Adieu Sarah

    Bon voyage.

  147. Steven 1
    Pint

    Boo! :(

    Sorry to hear your leaving Ms. Bee, I wish you the best of luck where ever you are off to!

  148. Matt Bradley
    Pint

    So long and good luck

    Thanks for the laughs and the put downs. ;)

  149. Neil Hoskins
    Angel

    Sub Headings

    I think it's the sub-headings I'll miss more than anything. The English language at its finest.

  150. DZ-Jay

    "Get Stuffed"?

    Or should it say, "Oh, GTFO!"

    -dZ.

  151. Andy Landy

    there. now it does.

    I was half expecting to see a playmobil pic on page 2 :-)

    all the best for the future!

  152. Test Man
    Stop

    Good luck!

    If you want my number, send me a message. I know you want to!

  153. Tony S

    Bye bye

    Busy working (yes really!), so I've only just seen the item about you leaving Sarah. So sad as you have definitely made me smile more than once or twice.

    Hugs, kisses, best wishes for the future.

  154. Sam Therapy
    Thumb Up

    Good luck!

    Best of luck in your new venture.

  155. Andus McCoatover
    Unhappy

    Seriously best wishes, Sarah

    (I remembered the "H" this time ;-)

    I guess you'll check out the commentards occasionaly. Or not, if You don't want to upgrade Your meds..

    Seriously, thanks. Something has just been lost in El Reg, I think.

    -Andy

  156. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I pondered...

    ... but couldn't find anything of any meaning to say beyond ... farewell and may the wind be always at your back.

  157. Andus McCoatover

    Oh, one last thing...

    If you need a reference, You might notice You have 170....

  158. chr0m4t1c

    A sad day indeed

    Good luck in your new venture.

    Our hopes and dreams go with you, especially the ones that stuck to the soles of your shoes when you crushed them underfoot.

    x

  159. Rob Beard
    Pint

    Good luck!

    Loved the article, didn't expect the picture to be anything risque, probably just as well reading this at work.

    Good luck in your new venture, hope you'll be dropping in on occasion as a comentard.

    Rob

  160. DZ-Jay

    By the way...

    Ms. Bee, I forgot to say, thanks for the good times, and good luck in your next enterprise.

    It's a bit sad that you're leaving El Reg; you made the commentards' pontificating, whinging, and snarking a bit more palatable. You shall be sorely missed.

    And again, good bye and GTFO!

    -dZ.

  161. N_Wanzer
    Go

    So long, Farewell, ByeBye

    I hope someday I will find the new place of employment for Ms. Bee so I know where to send the bad jokes, puns, innuendos, and the occasional funny one liners.

    Good Luck, Ms. Bee! I wish you wealth, health, and prosperity now and forever.

  162. John 62

    all the best!

    sad to see you go, but it was great while it lasted. all the best in your new role.

    No where's the Reg Tombstone icon? Jude has a lot to live up to.

  163. Phil Standen
    IT Angle

    I, for one, ....

    ...bid farewell to our previous Overlord.

  164. Adrian Esdaile
    Pint

    Have fun... wherever!

    Cheerio!

    We'll miss the S.B. smackdowns.

    Beer!

  165. Fred Mbogo
    Gimp

    b...b...but...

    I'm never getting that seeing to with the steel ruler!

    That farewell pic reminds me of Jennicam somehow.

    Mine's the one with Korean marital aids catalog in the pocket.

  166. Dr Christian
    Happy

    Thank jove!

    Good riddance

  167. Southern
    Pint

    Aw....

    ...I was enjoying those weird sub headings.

    Good luck with the new role Sarah!

  168. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    Never gonna give you up

    Never gonna let you go....

    Aw crap; we tightened our grip and she slipped away from us anyway.

    Very best to you dearie.

  169. Scott Broukell
    Happy

    USB (Universal Sarah Bee) Stick

    Ouch !

    Good Luck and Best Wishes.

    Hope that hang over will gone by first thing Monday morning ;-)

  170. John70
    Pint

    Bye bye Sarah...

    ...and good luck in your new venture. You will be missed amonst these pages.

  171. Mike Cresswell
    Pint

    All the Best

    All the best in whatever you do. We're all going to miss both your great articles and your marvellous put downs.

    I'm sure that if you ever become a mother you will find that your four years as moderatrix have been excellent preparation.

  172. alyn
    Unhappy

    We've crossed swords

    We have crossed swords in the past, so if you want to have one last stab, feel free. I can take it.

    But seriously, enjoy it, whatever you new position is (reverse cowgirl. doggie, etc)

  173. Openminded Cynic
    Unhappy

    It is a sad sad day indeed

    As a sign of respect I shall be wearing my trousers at half mast.

    Good luck in your new endevours. May your banstick eternally glisten with the brain matter of those who vex you slightly.

    x

  174. david 63

    Damn...

    ...I've missed the chance to receive one of your excellent bitch-slaps.

    Live long and prosper.

    x

  175. Danny 4
    Pint

    Best Wishes

    As they say in the IT Crowd: Do you mind closing the door? No, from the other side.

  176. Youngdog

    Damm girl...

    ...what the he'll are we going to do without you?

    May the roads rise up to meet you and all your mistakes be happy ones!

  177. cdilla
    Thumb Up

    A definite loss

    A definite loss to the El Reg wonderwall.

    Good luck in your new venture(s) and don't look back.

  178. BorkedAgain
    Pint

    As someone who remembers you from the Friday Project days...

    ...I'd like to say I'm sorry to see you go, and I look forward to hearing more of your future career.

    Take care, Sarah. You'll be missed.

    <-- I owe you a couple of these, I feel...

  179. txGreg
    Stop

    you will be missed

    great pic, great job you've done. You will indeed be missed. (stop for obvious reasons, duh!)

  180. Chris Seiter
    Angel

    Who has learned more?

    A few weeks ago I was looking at all my posts(self-importance moment) and was looking over the ones that were blocked and noticed that my cynicism of the world was showing through. Hopefully the blocked comments have not made you cynical to the world at large like I am. I'm sure you have your favorite commentors, both on the good side and bad.

    May your future path be a good one and hopefully your time here will be remembered for the times you laughed at the general humor of the comments and not for the times you had to cringe at the general sexism/stupidity. DietyOfChoice-speed, Ms. Bee. Your next adventure awaits.

  181. Marty McFly
    Pint

    TEOTWAWKI

    First BOFH goes from weekly to whenever. Now Sarah Bee departs. Methinks there is a connection.

    Hey, there's an idea - Sarah Bee could make the occasional cameo appearance in BOFH!

  182. ElReg!comments!Pierre Silver badge

    Sad

    Way to ruin a perfectly good week-end.

    Good luck all the same.

  183. Someone Else Silver badge
    Megaphone

    Re: you final parting (snap)shot

    A: If you insist...

    Best of luck at your new digs, Ms. B

  184. Mikel

    Best wishes!

    Be sure to write now and then.

  185. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    You will be missed

    Good luck at your next gig!

  186. DrewHew
    Pint

    Mind the gap

    All the best on your journey...

    ...ya meddling ol' bat!! (Now I can troll in peace!!! Yaaaaaay!) :}

  187. Armus Squelprom
    Unhappy

    What did I do?

    Perfect Ten, Collings & Herrin, now Sarah Bee.

    Why do they all leave me?

  188. Puck

    Genuinely sorry you're going

    Good luck Sarah

  189. proto-robbie
    Holmes

    Shurely shome mishtake?!

    I'll shurely mish Mish Bee, but will Mish Bee maybe mish me too?

    Och aye the noo.

  190. John Doe 1
    Happy

    Job well done, ma'am

    Sentiment nicely and very succinctly expressed in that photograph. Truly speaks a thousand words. :-)

    All kidding aside, best of luck for future ventures.

  191. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
    WTF?

    OMGWTFBBQ?

    Aw, no!!!!!

    Please say you still come back and entertain us with your dry sarcastic wit?

    Anyways, good luck. I know people must move on. Pity it's your turn but ah well and all that sort of thing.

  192. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    Bon voyage!

    And thanks for all your patience, and in particular for protecting me from the wrath of Orlowski!

  193. web_bod
    Pint

    Ms Bee you're a treasure

    http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/12/07/new_facebook_revamp_privacy_concerns/

    Mortal : Same deal here. Little wife likes her FB - had to isolate her laptop from the rest of the family network. A nice quiet, safe, FB sandbox to muck up.

    Moderatrix : If you were my husband and you referred to me as 'little wife' I would make you a nice quiet, safe, deep sandbox for you to lie very still in.

  194. alien anthropologist
    Pint

    Cheers...

    ..and good luck lass.

  195. BillyIdol
    Paris Hilton

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

    All the best. After the subversion comment, things won't be the same:

    http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/11/16/fox_news_beatles_manchester_gaffe/

    ...And on and on and on and Ariston.

    Paris, because.... Just for old times' sake!

  196. /dev/me
    Mushroom

    I hate goodbyes!

    But I hope your evil scheme to world moderation works out. Give 'm hell!

  197. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Thanks for the sub heads

    Comment

  198. The Mighty Spang
    Happy

    good luck!

    to somebody who has never rejected my mostly drunk rantings I salute you

    ok so its 4am and i've just woken up from another drink related snooze to, err, have some more drink and empty the fridge of anything edible without cooking,,, again...

    where was I? oh yeah. best wishes for the future, when you open a rival the el reg do let me know :)

    nice pic BTW :)

  199. Cirdan
    Pint

    Whatever will be

    will be; the future's not ours to see -- que sera, sera. Wish you well, Miss Bee.

    Good luck in your new digs, Sarah. And thanks for the fun from across the pond.

    <-- One for the road, since I never got you one before.

  200. Your Retarded
    Angel

    Oh! How my heart bleeds....

    Lovely Ms Bee, you shall be missed x x

  201. Asgard
    Pint

    Sorry to hear you are going!

    Good luck with your new job! ... Also judging by the large number of posts here, you've got a good PR opportunity to spread the word of your new location, when you are ready to reveal your new location. :)

    Plus just think, if you let The Reg say where you've gone (when you are ready), then you could have your very own "not IT?" comments on your new story and you won't have to deal with them! ;)

  202. Midas
    Gimp

    Farewell

    Dearest Ms. Bee, never had the privilege of feeling your sting but genuinely believe your input was essential in taming El Reg droves of marauders. I wish you get stuffed too and all the the luck with upcoming endeavors.

    So long and thanks for all the fish...

  203. Mister Major
    Happy

    And she's cute, too!

    All the best Sarah

  204. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    (untitled)

    All the best lass.

  205. Steve Gill

    Sad now

    ^ see above ^

  206. Spartacus
    Unhappy

    Get Stuffed.

    One is left to assume that Ms Bee is now working for Domino's Pizza.

    Tis sad news to be greated with on the return from my jollies... :(

  207. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Happy

    A possible role model?

    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=street_of_shame&issue=1291

  208. E 2
    Happy

    Fare well, Sarah.

    Best in the future! You'll be missed.

  209. alwarming
    Paris Hilton

    Moderatrix Reappearance ??

    The Lady in Guy Fawkes mask ?

    I wish.. <sigh>

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