Of course we'd like to thank them for all of the hard work that they have put in over their collective years, both on ONM and here on SONM, and hopefully we'll still see them around the forums, even if not quite as active. Moderating has always been a relatively thankless task, with everyone volunteering their time to help nurture the community while asking for no reward in return, and each of these four mods has done an excellent job in that regard!
From a personal perspective I'd also like to thank all four of them for their help with SONM. Running a forum can be hard work, and it is definitely a team effort to which all four of them have contributed greatly.
ChainedTeapot was the force behind the SONM Network community youtube channel, and it would not exist as it does today if it were not for his efforts. I can only hope we will continue to see the channel grow despite CT moving on from the team, but I have every confidence that it will! Teapot was also a great help during the initial creation of Super ONM during the transition from the ONM forums, so he has definitely left his mark on the boards!
LFF has definitely been one of the more active moderators, as evidenced by his efforts just yesterday in running through the SONM Summer Awards Results. He has been a great asset to the team, and while he may increasingly find less time to break away from real life and visit us here on SONM, I hope that he will at least always find time for me to occasionally beat him on Civ 5!
LightSamus has perhaps not been the most active over here on Super ONM, but back on ONM he was a familiar sight, so it will be sad to see him finally leave the team. Here on SONM LS threw his weight into several discussions behind the scenes and in the modroom, helping us to gain our first affiliate in GRcade, so thank you for that!
Finally, Wrathy is a person who needs no introduction. Serving as a moderator on ONM and SONM for a combined who-even-knows how long, Wrathy has consistently been one of the most active, responsive, and heavily involved mods on the team. Also she is technically the owner of HSDYFRN, so you can't get much more high profile than that! (At least, not on SONM anyway.) It'll certainly be strange seeing her name in a colour other than green, but if anyone deserves honourary retirement from the modteam, it's Wrathy!
And just in case you were wondering, there are not currently any plans to recruit any new moderators. Even with the departure of these four we believe that we still have the capability to run the forum without any additional team members, but of course that may well change in the future! That however is a discussion for another time - for now let's all just thank ChainedTeapot, LFF, LightSamus and Wrathy for all their hard work as (S)ONM moderators!