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This is a thank you to all those who've either welcomed me to Puzzling or have assisted me in learning new puzzles and giving me tons of feedback. I appreciate all of it. (Sorry not everyone I've encountered is in here).

Disclaimer: They are in no particular order, I'm not thanking anyone more than someone else.

V.

(49/7) | #/# | I ate | V | 4! - 4 | 2^8 / 32

I.

Gorilla Meme
Sky holder
Very much

Flattened tree
E.g. basil
Wicked

E.

- . -.-. .... .. -.. .. --- -

D.

Twister

appreciated
certain
knowledgeable
uptempo
gregarious
extra
nondescript
amici
talented

O.

biɘT ↄokɘ TYqiꙅT

S.

(Passphrase is from extending their username)
Pei aqyrssxzrutv Fiaz all Uüaohvg

U.

Australian golfer started solving puzzles before 30th century. (6)

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    $\begingroup$ Well I see an anagram of a certain moderator in there straight away $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 30 '17 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil They can't all be super intricate now can they... ;_; $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 30 '17 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, 'i' is missing. $\endgroup$ – Sid Mar 30 '17 at 19:15
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Going down: (Italic text is from OP for reasoning behind clues)

V from Sid:

Gives '7 1 18 5 20 8' which is A1Z26 for GARETH - Gareth is good at math so he got a number based clue.

I (idea from Sconibulus):

Is indeed I: BEASTLY GERBIL - HARAMBE ATLAS MOSTLY (or greatly) PAGE HERB EVIL - Reference to an animal as Gerbil thinks he's an actual rodent.

E:

TECHIDIOT - Morse code - I often misread their name with DOT not DIOT so it made me think of morse code.

D from Silenus:

ANKOGANIT - taking first and last letters alternatively - Their image has twisting words so it made me think of this clue.

O from Sid:

'Diet Coke Typist' = RUBIO - Each letter reversed - Just a reference to the diet coke in his image.

S from Deusovi:

MOEHM - The keyword of 'MARTIN' (his full first name gives 'der hilfsbereite mann aus münchen' or 'The helpful man from Munich' - He's from Germany so I incorporated the language.

U:

Sp3000 - Cryptic clue, he is australian, big on code golf and he 'starts solving puzzles' before 3000 (30th century) - Reference to his high rep on puzzle golf.

Overall:

DEUSOVI - anagramming the letters outside the boxes - His name is an anagram so why not mix it up again.

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  • $\begingroup$ @n_palum hope I'm in here ;) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 30 '17 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ Don't you worry ;) $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 30 '17 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ I was too easy :-) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Mar 31 '17 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot I think the reason I missed the second 'i' initially was because I thought, oh 'dot'! I'll do morse code because that has dots! $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 31 '17 at 12:01
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COMPLETE ANSWER:

The first one:

7 18 5 20 8 (The #/# is probably 1) which gives: Gareth

I is:(Thanks to Sconibulus)

Beastly Gerbil. (HaramBE, atlAS, MosTLY, PaGE, heRB, evIL)

O is:

Diet Coke Typist- Which is Rubio

E is:

Morse code which decoded gives Techidiot

U is:

Sp3000 (Def- Aus Golfer. Starting letters of Solving puzzles

Beastly Gerbil has astutely observed that:

The letters outside the boxes anagram to Deusovi

S is:(Thanks to Deusovi)

A vigenere cipher with key MARTIN which decodes to "der hilfsbereite mann aus münchen" which translates to "The helpful Man from Munich" - M Oehm

D is:

Ankoganit. (Taking the first and last letters in an alternating manner)

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  • $\begingroup$ The #/# is intended to be 1 yes, you're missing the / in your answer $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 30 '17 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ I really wouldn't bother crediting me with 'DEUSOVI' :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 30 '17 at 19:34
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    $\begingroup$ S is Vigenere with keyword MARTIN (Oehm), decoding to "der hilfsbereite mann aus münchen" which means "The helpful man from Munich" according to Google Translate $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Mar 30 '17 at 19:35

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