# Praise Chroot: A Legend Retires

#### Greg Bernhardt

Chroot, PF Admin for 7 years, is retiring. Few people can say they've been an integral part in PF's evolution like Chroot has.

Chroot was responsible for boosting PF's exposure in the early years by developing a connection between PF and some Usenet groups. That brilliant work allowed us to communicate with Usenet via PF. Chroot also developed our famous past LaTeX system. With it, I believe we were the first of the major communities to enable advanced equation representation. This was a major major step forward in PF's evolution. The system, so useful, was later copied by other communities.

Chroot has meant a lot to PF over the years and I personally owe him a great deal of gratitude. Many times he has dug deep and troubleshooted server problems. Over the years we talked about decisions with PF and so far everything has been a success. It is my sincere hope that Chroot maintains a presence here at PF. His value is no mystery!

So, now he joins the very exclusive Retired PF Staff club. Life is good

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#### Borek

Mentor
Thank you Chroot!

#### berkeman

Mentor
Thanks chroot. You were my hero when I first found the PF. Cheers!

#### Evo

Mentor
Wow, chroot has been a part of PF forever.

For those that didn't know him, he could be incredibly funny.

I know that he's had a lot of good things going on in his life. So best wishes to him. Hopefully he'll still pop up on PF Facebook from time to time.

Thanks for all you did to help Greg make PF happen!!

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#### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
I guess we need to cp chroot.

Many thanks chroot for all the hardwork and contributions to PF!

#### dlgoff

Gold Member
I'll miss you chroot. Like berkeman, you were my hero also when I first joined.

Have a nice retirement.

#### Doc Al

Mentor
I bow to you, Sir! I wish you all the best, chroot. (And I do hope you find the time to hang around PF when you can.)

(chroot was one of the main inspirations for me sticking around PF when I first joined; he's awesome!)

#### arildno

Homework Helper
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
Thank you, chroot!

#### vela

Staff Emeritus
Homework Helper
Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site, chroot!

#### micromass

A sincere thanks to you, chroot. It is people like you who make the internet a better place!!

Gold Member

#### G01

Homework Helper
Gold Member
Thanks for everything chroot!

#### jhae2.718

Gold Member
Code:
jhae2.718@linux-site: ~> vi thanks_chroot.txt
i
1 Thanks, chroot!
:wq

#### Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Thanks for everything, chroot. Especially all the help with C++ all those years ago.

#### OmCheeto

Gold Member
Wow.

Chroot posted the second response to my very first thread.

I will always remember that. And I will name my company after you, if that is ok?

Bicycles do count.

Godspeed young man. Godspeed.

#### hypatia

Plus Chroot is pretty cool.. Thanks for all you have done.

#### Integral

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Thanks for all your efforts chroot!

I am one of the few left that can remember your early days.

Good luck it what ever you do.

Integral

#### Norman

Sad to see you go! One of the few 'originals' left around here.

#### drizzle

Gold Member
I know you're a good guy Chroot

Wish you all the best... Shouldn't you show up already?

#### Edgardo

Thanks Chroot for everything you've done for the PF community! We appreciate you!

#### chroot

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'll still be around. I haven't made time for PF in a while, but I want that to change. Good luck, Astronuc and Borek, in your new roles.

- Warren

Gold Member
Thanks for all you've done to make PF what it is, chroot. You're an exemplary leader, and I've learned a lot from your posts. Your professionalism and cool-headedness always impressed me.

#### Lisa!

Gold Member
Hope he'd come back very soon...miss him alot!

#### Pyrrhus

Homework Helper
Wow, I missed this!.

Thanks Chroot!!, You were one of the reason why I decided to register for this forum. A math question you answered here few years ago!.

Also, congrats to Borek and Astronuc, can't think of better users to be promoted to admins!. Such dedication to PF!