This probably bothers me more than xot, but I HATE when people call xot 'Xot', with a capital X. It's xot. Lowercase.
Ah, yes, creative license in naming conventions being totally ignored. It's almost made me regret spelling my name with an uppercase, uppercase, lowercase, repeat. I usually try to mimic a user's specified casing, but I almost always drop the numbers and x's, and replace underscores with spaces (except in rare times like that of score_under).
Anyway, I don't think I've congratulated Fred and xot yet. As others have pointed out, this seems like kind of a silly thing to do. After all, they've not got more work and still no pay, which is mainly a loss. So, I do not congratulate them for having a larger workload, but for having gained the trust and respect of YoYo. You two certainly have earned that