Some 5 years back, you accepted me as a part of the CW Family. While I had doubt over my skills, you felt that I had it in me to contribute something useful to the site. I was assigned the games section of the site.
It often happened that months passed with me making no updates on the site. My grammar was poor. I lacked a lot of things. But you kept me on board. Maybe because you had faith in me. Maybe because you believed in me. Maybe because you were extremely kind.
I left the CW Staff in July 2004 because of college. But I kept visiting CW. I was always interested in knowing about the latest happenings and used to give feedback whenever possible. CW was like a home to me(and it still is).
On friday, I had job interview for IBM. I had written in my CV that I had a work experience at CW. The first thing that my interviewer asked after looking at my CV was about CW. I told him about CW and the things that I had done. Product Reviews, Feature Articles, Tips, News, User Queries. He asked me about CW and I told him that its a popular site in NZ and Australia, etc..
The interview continued and other questions were asked.
An hour later, it was declared that I was selected for IBM.
James, thank you very much for giving me a chance at CW. I am 20, have a job in IBM. It means a lot to me. And it is because of you. You gave me the chance. You gave me the support. You gave me the opportunity. You gave me the feeling of confidence.
Thank you for all the things you did for me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for giving me a chance.
And most importantly, thank you for believing in me....
P.S. - For those who are wondering, I didn't tell him about the threads I had started at CW. After all, I had to make sure that I won't be thrown out....