The dpr Appreciation Thread

Okay gang, it’s time to show our support for the SDMB President and everyone’s favourite Ozzie. Dpr’s been having a rough time of it lately, and I think it’s up to us to show him that we all care. I, unfortunately, have to leave for the weekend (the timing is killing me) but I’d like to do this little something for him before I go. I know we can’t get him what he really needs (which is a car, a million dollars, a full night’s sleep and a long visit from his beloved Nym :D), but we can at least tell him he’s loved and appreciated.

So, here goes: dpr, you are always here for us. I can’t even count how many times you’ve listened to me rant, moan and bitch. I see you in so many threads and in chat, dispensing good advice, lending support, listening to others. Cheering us when we’re up, commiserating when we’re down. It would be nothing less than a tragedy if you didn’t know how much I, personally, care about you. I know how tough life is right now, but know that I’m always here for you. Always.

You’re more than a friend, baby, you’re a hero, and you’re a superhero to me.

All the love in the world for you, sweetie, and a big smooch and a hug to boot.


First off, dpr, you rock.

Second…you rock. You’ve listened to me bitch, moan, wail, complain, whine…and always been there with a kind word. (And occassionally something more…;)) I always look forward to seeing you in chat, hon.

muchas hugs and smoochas


First of all, I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell. Was it something you would do for anybody? Was it what you’d only do for me?

I hope things turn around for you dpr. You know I am permanently in chat, so if you need someone to change your mind by hitting it with a rock, you know I am here :wink:

hang in there.

I have one thing to offer:


Hang in there, friend.

I couldn’t say it any better than Nyms did, so ditto what she said.

dpr is one of my best friends, and I bless the day I found him. He is, quite simply, THE BEST! He is always, always there for me, and I have never had cause to regret taking his excellent advice. And he makes me feel better when I am sad, and slaps me alongside the head when I am being a silly Scotti. What more could a friend ask for? The correct answer is nothing…

dpr, I love you, my friend. Thank you for being the wonderful person you are. Thank you for restoring my faith when it lags. Thank you for so many, many other things.


Much love,


dpr - everyone else has said it already…but as well as being funny & nice on the board & in chat (& making tons of pom jokes ;)), you have also always asked me if I am alright & being willing to listen to me bitch, & either offer advice or just be there to listen.

So thanks a million…{{{{{dpr}}}}}

dpr I want you to know that you are one of the people I appreciate running into in chat, and on the boards, I hope that things will get better for you, and if Scotti says you are a special person, then take that to heart, she doesn’t bandy that term about lightly…

Remember you have lots of friends here…


dpr sorry to hear the world has been kicking you in the pants.

Well you still are SDMB president, my coup has not yet succeeded, but don’t think I have quit trying bwahahaha… uhm cough but you were the rightfully elected official, until I of course steal that from you bwahahaha… uhm cough I mean until that time your term ends.

But seriously, I actually have enjoyed your posts. When you get your manure together, come back on a regular basis, we miss you.


Dpr’s good folks.

dpr, baby. You know I’m always just an IRC or an ICQ away if you need virtual licks, nibbles, or hugs. Or just smiley faces. I’m flexible. :wink: I hope things get better soon, and if they don,t just kick things in the ass.

::licks dpr::
::nibbles on dpr::


He’s one damn fine Aussie, if you ask this young American.

Well you get my best wishes dpr (it’s not like I say that to everyone btw ;)).

You’re a good guy, hang in there.


Alright, I’ll give ya a hug too! :wink:


dpr, can I give you virtual gropes instead of virtual hugs? :smiley:

Sorry you’re feeling down. I can relate. :frowning: Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help, even if it’s just to commiserate.

Dpr, the coolest-doper-I-would-never-meet turned doper-I-did-meet-who-rules!

DPR rules!

dpr you are always there with a hug and a smile whenever I need one (whether you knew it or not). Allow me to return the favour {{{{{{{{{ dpr }}}}}}}}}}

I’ve got ICQ, IRC and email … if you ever need/want to talk I’m here :slight_smile:


We miss you :slight_smile:


You know I suck at this, hon, so will just say ‘ditto’ to what everyone else said.

Except for Silo. Replace [handshake] with [long warm hug] :slight_smile:


Oooh, so many complements from so many chicks, how can I top that?

Ehm… you’re cool…

— G. Raven

dpr, I hope everything works out for you.


dpr, I don’t exactly know what your problems are, but I hope they clear soon. Haven’t seen you online that much lately, or on the boards for that matter.

Hang in there mate, you’re one bloke I wouldn’t mind sharing a few pints with should I ever make it to OZ. Oi Oi Oi!