Well, this one is a keeper (click for readability):
I must say, I find this terribly moving. There have indeed been some amazing folks through these hallowed halls; I’m sure most of us recognize many of the names cited.
Wasname, I can only thank you for taking the time to write such a nice remark, and also express my gratitude and humility that you’ve been here so many years. I hope you continue to be a part of Slope – – even a taciturn one – – and that I continue to be worthy of your high praise.