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What understanding nonconformist has joined the 10K club?

Asked by augustlan (47737points) September 6th, 2009

It’s The_Compassionate_Heretic, of course! Won’t you join me in congratulating him on his admission to the 10K clubhouse?

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Jude's avatar

The quickest rise to 10 K that I ever did see! Always fair, always informative and always helpful! Congratulations!!

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Congratulations! :)

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Way to go! Congratulations.

Blondesjon's avatar

Well done, my friend. I don’t often agree with you but I always respect what you have to say. Looks like a lot of other people respect your opinions as well. Congratulations and see you at 20K.

gailcalled's avatar

And an exceptionally clever user name, to boot.

augustlan's avatar

I can’t believe I caught him at exactly 10,000! I usually miss these parties by several days!

TCH, you are a warm and thoughtful human being. Congratulations on your quick ascent to the club! I’m saving you a stack of pancakes and a cold beer.

DrBill's avatar

Congrats, even if sometimes we agree to disagree.

doggywuv's avatar

As big of a feat as this is, this question is inappropreate for Fluther.

Darwin's avatar

Congratulations from me, too.

Buttonstc's avatar

I always look toward to reading your posts even if they are “heretical”. :D

Congratulations. !

You definitely do ask some of the most interesting questions. How do you come up with them? Is there an enigma machine hidden in your closet somewhere?

Darwin's avatar

I like heretics.

Is that heretical?

chelseababyy's avatar

Congrats! Your input is always appreciated in my book :D

perplexism's avatar

Cool stuff. Congrats!

Aethelwine's avatar

Congrats to a really nice guy! Now put your feet up and enjoy the rest of the day. :D

sdeutsch's avatar

Congratulations!!! =)

klaas4's avatar

Congrats!! :D

augustlan's avatar

@doggywuv As inappropriate as it is, it is our tradition. We’ll throw you a party someday, too!

tinyfaery's avatar

Yeah, baby!

bhec10's avatar

Congrats !!

I’ll reach it one day…

Judi's avatar

Woot woot!!!!

MissAusten's avatar

Congrats on this notable milestone!

doggywuv's avatar

@augustlan Well if it’s a tradition that the owners of Fluther are okay with, then I guess there’s nothing wrong with it.
So, congratulations!

Darwin's avatar

And look who just hit 400!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

wooo0oooOoo! heretic’s always seemed like a 10k kinda jelly to me.

rebbel's avatar

Is it The_Compassionate_Heretic?

rooeytoo's avatar

Another one I slept through, didn’t even see it coming.

But no worries, better late than never.

Congrats to one of the most thought provoking question askers in the crowd!!!

Good on ya!

Dog's avatar


My favorite Heretic has joined the castle in the sky!
A flutherite with wit, wisdom and a calm head. A voice of reason in chaos!

Champagne jello shooters for all!

andrew's avatar

CONGO RATS. You’re a great, great moderator. I’m so happy you’re on our team.

SuperMouse's avatar

Ahh the heights that can be reached when a heretic remembers to be compassionate! Congratulations!

Facade's avatar

Congrats :)

Bri_L's avatar

There is no coincidence that the words Compassion and Here are in the name The_Compassionate_Heretic.

You make Fluther a better place. I thank you for that.

Ansible1's avatar

Jolly good show indeed!

casheroo's avatar

Aw, yay!! I love your insight and humor :)

jamielynn2328's avatar

Congratulations!! Can always count on a level headed response!!

KatawaGrey's avatar

Yay! Good to see you in the 10k club!

SeventhSense's avatar

Well congratulations to a most prolific poster.

robmandu's avatar


autumn43's avatar

The_Compassionte_Heretic – I’m hopping excited about this – 10,000 good hops in your honor!!

aprilsimnel's avatar

:D That’s great, @The_Compassionate_Heretic! Congratulations and well done!

Jeruba's avatar

Applause for your achievement and thanks for your many thoughtful and substantial contributions.

Les's avatar

Excellent! Indulge tonight!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Aww and I remember when you reached a million elsewhere
now the 10K here

ubersiren's avatar

Happy 10k to you.
Happy 10k to you.
Happy 10k, dear, @The_Compassionate_Heretic.
Happy 10k to you!

Tink's avatar

Sorry I’m late!
Congratulations to my favorite moderator! (That is a male)
Your questions are always clever, and your answers are somewhat witty, congrats!

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Congrats to you! 7 freaking months?! My gosh…..

AstroChuck's avatar

Wow! That was quick! I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re the first to make it to 30K. Congratulations to a very valuable and deserving jelly.

YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! GOOD WORK ! ! ! * * * Y * A * Y * * *

filmfann's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Welcome to Fluther. Lurve.
Damn, late again!

dalepetrie's avatar

We are happy to have you in the 10k club now about those dues

markyy's avatar

I just thought I would congratulate you before I join the 500 club myself. In 6 months you got 10k and made moderator, I always knew your answers were highly valued but now we have proof :)

whatthefluther's avatar

Sorry I’m late, but I’m glad I made it. It is an honor to be able to share kudos for @The_Compassionate_Heretic.

It has recently become a tradtion for me (with the encouragement of many of you), to share my feelings of fellow jellies when they hit these lurve milestones. I like to describe how I perceive them based on their fluther responses and what I pick up from the personal stories they share of good times and bad times, successes and failures, their relationships, their occupations and their passions.

And most of you are quite revealing in many of these aspects and are “easy marks” (or “easy @Judi‘s” as the case may be) for my piecing together descriptions that have proven to be, by your own accord, pretty “right on.” Perhaps I’m a fairly good judge of character, largely thanks, no doubt, to my longevity (55+ years) on this earth, but frankly, I’m very intrigued when you share personal experiences and thanks to a very photographic memory, I just put those little memory bytes together and assemble in a package I call “you.”

How does one do that for @The_Compassionate_Heretic? You can’t. He shares little to nothing of his personal life. Don’t get me wrong, his posts are nearly always excellent, but they are presented in a “matter-of-fact” manner that do speak volumes in just a few short words, but never, to my recollection, explicitly contain a personal anecdote or story or share a personal experience.

Like his responses, his questions are always interesting and thought provoking. But, he is in fact the guy who asked the question, “Why are people so forthcoming with the most intimate details of their lives on the internet?” Well, he certainly is not one of those people. But, I respect his privacy and like the guy very much. He is very bright, probably successful, very level-headed (which happens to make him an excellent moderator) and an all around good guy. The last point, of course, may be biased by my recollection of him being a fan (as, am I), of the Lakers and/or the Raiders. So, I know the man has good taste!

Congratulations @The_Compassionate_Heretic, on your 10K lurve milestone and your entry into the 10K Lurve Lounge. It is a very well deserved achievement that you rightly earned and, of which, you should be very proud. You have very good company up there…do enjoy yourself.

Sending much lurve….Gary aka wtf

markyy's avatar

Excellent feature @whatthefluther, thank you for that. 10k lurve never was one of my goals, but now I might work for it ;)

whatthefluther's avatar

@markyy….Thank you for the kind words. Your posts have been very good….keep it up and you’ll hit 10K in no time (@The_Compassionate_Heretic did it in less than six months). Should you decide to embark on that world travel, I trust you will take us along via mobile device. See ya…Gary aka wtf

sakura's avatar

hanging head in shame as walks into a party that is in full flow… CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!
I enjoy looking at your avitar, it remainds me of my time in NZ X

cookieman's avatar

Mazel Tov!!

Congratulations sir. Cookies for everyone.

but I always confuse him with The Emotional Anarchist

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sorry I came so late. Did I miss the drinks?
Congrats !
How do you manage to point your finger at me? Even when I move to the side…...Like this.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I’m sorry I missed this—congratulations!

irocktheworld's avatar

Ohh my gosh,Im late! CoNGRATZZZ @The_Compassionate_Heretic !!! Your soo awesome and nice! :) I’m like amazed! Cake for everyone! :D
**** Let’s party!!!!!!!****

Bluefreedom's avatar

Congratulations on a fine achievment! Great work and welcome to the club!

knitfroggy's avatar

Congrats to you!!!

elijah's avatar

I’m fashionably late, of course. Congratulations :)

ShanEnri's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Congrats! I’m coming so watch out all! Slowly but surely!

zephyr826's avatar

Bravo, sir. Well done!

marinelife's avatar

Congratulations! Well-deserved.

Dr_C's avatar

I just saw this today! (always late to the party) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Very well done.

Dog's avatar

It is okay @Dr_C I saved a Jello shooter for you… oh wait… it melted. Sorry.

Dr_C's avatar

MELTED JELLO!!!!!!!! my one weakness… how did you know?

Strauss's avatar

More Pancakes!! Congrats, @The_Compassionate_Heretic

suzyq2463's avatar

What a kick, Heretic! Happy 10K!

cyn's avatar

I hate it when I’m so late.
Happy 10K lurve day @The_Compassionate_Heretic.(:
amazing answers.
Can I get some of those compassionate pancakes, please. (:

cak's avatar

I’m so sorry I missed the party! I know, I’m slow to everything lately. Congrats!

YARNLADY's avatar

@cak I think you need an excuse from your doctor ~ NOT

janbb's avatar

Mazel tov from me too!

You are one of the most level headed Jellies around (is that an oxymoron?) and I always breath a sigh of relief when I see that you are posting on a cantankerous thread. I know that the level of discourse will be returned to the thoughtful again.

Thanks for being here and for being a mod, TCH!

jlm11f's avatar

I missed this somehow. A late but still warm congratulations to you my fellow mod friend =)

fireside's avatar

Congrats! Sorry I missed the party!

EmpressPixie's avatar

@fireside You’re just hitting them all today :D

janbb's avatar

@fireside You must be stumbling around half-drunk by now with all the party hopping. :-)

fireside's avatar

Wheee! 10k party day!! : )

Now I just found out I have to find Andrew’s party.
That’ll have to wait until tomorrow, it’s hard to get a 13 year old to school when you stay up late!

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

I know I’m really late, but if I may still say…

CONGRATS! I love both your questions and answers. I’d usually be bitter about someone who joined so much later than I rising so quickly, but you’re impossible to hate!

cyn's avatar

COMPASSIONATE!!! COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i miss you lots.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

^agreed. Where’d he go?

Dog's avatar

I miss him too!
He is awesome!

rooeytoo's avatar

Why did he just disappear?

janbb's avatar

He didn’t; he left and told a number of people that he was leaving.

rooeytoo's avatar

guess I wasn’t one of the anointed who was informed, poor me! but a kind fellow jelly filled me in so I get the picture.

Aethelwine's avatar

I miss The Compassionate. He was one of the good guys. (we need more like him around here.)

Blondesjon's avatar

He also knew how to spell Jon the right way.

Dr_C's avatar

@Blondesjon I always mix up the order…. Is it OJN? NOJ? it’s a tough word to spell!

tinyfaery's avatar

I like Noj.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Blondesjon- What do you mean, John?

rangerr's avatar

I miss him.

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