With a Little Help From Our Friends

From time to time I feel the need to thank the people who help make this blog possible.

Over the last year or so Gates of Vienna has gradually become a group effort. After Fjordman came on board our European readership picked up, and people started writing to us from Europe — particularly Scandinavia — with tips, suggestions, and translations of articles from various European media.

This process has snowballed, so that we now have a number of important collaborators. I’ve gathered up as many names as I could find so that I could list them here and acknowledge them.

Even though Dymphna and I are the only listed contributors, several other people submit articles from time to time for us to post.

We also have a lot of translators; through them we receive translations from Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, German, and French sources. Their services are invaluable, since some of these pieces would not be published in English if it weren’t for their efforts.

Then there are the researchers, particularly members of the 910 Group. The amount of time they save us with their exertions makes it possible to post on topics that would otherwise go unexamined.

Last, but not least, are the tipsters, most of whom don’t have their own blogs. They are the behind-the-scenes people, the liveried servants carrying urgent messages up and down the backstairs of the blogosphere.

So here’s a roster of some of the people who make Gates of Vienna possible:

Apollon Zamp   Borussia   Wally Ballou   Wally Ballou
Bryan Lowe   Eva F-R   Ben   Exile
Fjordman   Exile   Christine   Anders Gravers
Kepiblanc   Fjordman   Kepiblanc   Harry Palmer
LN   Kepiblanc   LN   Kepiblanc
Paula   LN   The Future Baron   Larwyn
Paul Weston   Mr. C       LL
    Phanarath       LN
    Rune       Pierre Ménard
    Sugiero       Tom Pechinski
    XY       Steen
    Zonka       The Future Baron
    JDM       Uncle Pavian

Some people who help us out specifically request that we not name them, even using a pseudonym. But you all know who you are.

Others may have inadvertently been left out. If you belong on one of these lists and your name isn’t there, drop me a line and I’ll insert it in its proper place.

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Without our ever intending it, Gates of Vienna has become something of a clearinghouse for information about the counterjihad in Europe. Sometimes, for example, a blog in Finland will learn about a particular news story in Norway by reading Gates of Vienna, instead by reading the Finnish media. It’s a peculiar and roundabout way of getting the information out, but we feel privileged to serve that function.

And, except for the modest amount we take in through our tip jar, all of this happens without anybody getting paid for it. All our contributors, translators, researchers, and tipsters are volunteers. We deeply appreciate their dedication.

Please continue to send tips, suggestions, and other material. I can’t promise that we’ll use all of it, or that we’ll even respond to all the messages — that simply isn’t possible anymore — but Dymphna or I will take a look at every email, and we appreciate what you all send.

Thanks for helping us keep watch at the Gates.

I knew I would forget someone… So far, I have added Uncle Pavian (tipster) and JDM (translator). Sorry, guys!

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7 thoughts on “With a Little Help From Our Friends

  1. Kafir —

    If you see an article in Russian that’s of interest, and is on-topic — i.e. jihad-related — then by all means send me a translation, with a link to the original. I’ll almost certainly be able to use it.

  2. Dear Baron and Dymphna,
    what a nice gesture for saying thank you to us Europeans, when we should be saying thanks you to you. We should ask ourselves what is it that gets us Europeans clustering around this blogg. I am certain that not many of us that lurk here ascribe to your Christian views. What we do ascribe to, is your set of values that most of us agree with., values that you have refined over the years because of your faith. As an Englishman who is unashamedly proud to be Yorkshire English as I am assured you are unashamedly proud to be an American of Virginian extraction, I will say simple thank you, more is not necessary.

    Deep regards

    Yorkshire Miner.

  3. A small suggestion — lower the resolution of your masthead picture so there is less to download when reading your blog — each page takes a bit longer to display than seems necessary. cheers.

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