My Last News Post for WinCustomize....

Monday, December 27, 2021 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

I've been a member of WinCustomize since about 2003. I mostly lurked the forums and downloaded skins for a while, and then started to participate in a community which I viewed as awesome (and still is). I really enjoyed downloading all the various skins and watching how the community worked. It was all just fun and that got me inspired to start creating some things, which just furthered my enjoyment of the site and community. 

After a few years I was asked to be a mod and eventually that led to a job offer from Brad which I have happily been at for over 15 years. I've been a part of so many great projects on both the software and games side, I probably couldn't remember them all. I do know they all involved a bunch of great people of whom I've made long-time friends with. The same can be said for the WinCustomize community. I've made a ton of friendships with so many in the community and have even met some in-person. I can go on and on, but the short version is WinCustomize has a fantastic community made up of great people, and I'm happy that I have been a part of that for so long.

So why am I leaving? Well, a dream that I've had since high school was to be in law enforcement. I won't age myself too much, but I'm at the point where I'm still young enough to pursue something and it was time for a change. So, I took a chance and applied, and after nearly a year of recruiting I have accepted a position with a Sheriff's Office here in Florida. I'm sad to be leaving Stardock, but excited for what the next adventure will bring. I will still be part of the community, and you'll definitely see me around the forums.

Thanks for being an awesome community!


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Island Dog
Reply #1 Monday, December 27, 2021 3:34 PM

If you wish to follow me on social media, I'll mostly be on Instagram.


Reply #2 Monday, December 27, 2021 3:49 PM

WOW , that's a surprise , But Good Luck hope it works out well for you.

So I guess we'll see you when we see you ..  

Reply #3 Monday, December 27, 2021 4:04 PM

Thanks much for your many years at Stardock Spencer, and thank you even more for going into public service! Do well!

Reply #4 Monday, December 27, 2021 4:20 PM

Thanks for being a part of Stardock. Thanks for your hard work. Much, muck luck on your journey. You will be missed, but welcome to Florida!!! Best place in the world!!! 

Reply #5 Monday, December 27, 2021 4:37 PM

Glad you can follow your dream, Spencer!  Best wishes on your next adventure! And stay safe out there!!    

Reply #6 Monday, December 27, 2021 5:01 PM

Congrats on your new position at the sheriffs office, I hope you enjoy it as much as you have enjoyed your time at Stardock and WC.  The place won't be the same without you, but hey, you get the chance to follow your dream of being in law enforcement, and that's what matters.


Reply #7 Monday, December 27, 2021 5:14 PM

Congratulations on the New Job Spence, and Thank you for all your hard work around here ! -Now to hoping the New People taking care of our Uploads knows their shit 😁

Reply #8 Monday, December 27, 2021 5:27 PM

Thank you for all that you have done over the years for the Wincustomize community! You will be greatly missed! Best of luck to you in your new career! You are doing a wonderful service for your fellow citizens by going into law enforcement. Wishing you a smooth and successful transition to your new occupation. Stay safe and best wishes always!

Bob Frank
Reply #9 Monday, December 27, 2021 6:23 PM

Congratulations for achieving your dream.  Lots of respect for taking on one of the world's toughest jobs.

Reply #10 Monday, December 27, 2021 6:42 PM

You'll be missed but that's the way it goes. I think you'll make an honest and level headed LEO. May the (police)force be with you

Reply #11 Monday, December 27, 2021 8:10 PM

Spencer...Wincustomize won't be quite the same without you, but ya gotta live your dream ... so go help keep a lid on the antics of them [Florida] cowboys....

Reply #12 Monday, December 27, 2021 8:19 PM

Spencer, Follow your dream! Thanks for all you have done for the community.        

Reply #13 Monday, December 27, 2021 8:28 PM

Awesome, ID.  Very happy for you but you'll be missed.  All the best and stay safe out there.

Reply #14 Monday, December 27, 2021 11:50 PM

18 years is quite a run,  thanks for all you've done.  Congratulations on your new path, I'm sure it will be a huge change, may the wind be at your back.   

Reply #15 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:08 AM

Follow your dream… is the greatest thing after love. Never is too late. I wish you good luck Spencer, you deserve it!

Reply #16 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:33 AM

All the best for your new adventure

Reply #17 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:11 AM

So, I guess now you'll be Deputy Dawg?

Only some will be aged enough to remember him.

Reply #18 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:23 AM

Best of luck, ID! You will be missed here at WC but I think you made the right choice to live your dream because sometimes we only get one shot. Make the most of it!

Reply #19 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 8:08 PM

Congratulation and Good luck on the new job. Thank you for all your assistance through out the years.

Jan Oscar
Reply #20 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:58 PM

Thanks for all the years and good luck on your new adventures!

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