2 NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Suzanne Revy & Jason Brunner

Discussion in 'APUG System Announcements' started by Sean, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Sean

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    Hi All,

    With the site growth it's time to spread the load a bit. I am pleased to welcome Suzanne Revy (SuzanneR) and Jason Brunner (JBrunner) to the moderation team. It has been years since we've brought in new moderators so it's not a decision that is taken lightly. They will be joining myself, David A. Goldfarb, Jd Callow, and Ole. The site has been running smooth these days and I'm sure Suzanne and Jason can help us keep an eye on things. It is fortunate for myself and APUG that we have such good people willing to volunteer their time to the community. Suzanne and Jason welcome to the team! :smile:
     
  2. Mick Fagan

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    To Suzanne & Jason, congratulations.

    To Sean, wise choice.

    Mick.
     
  3. BWGirl

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    Great choices! Congrats, you two! :D
     
  4. MurrayMinchin

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    Good cop, bad cop? :D

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  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    Welcome to the team, Suzanne and Jason, and thanks for taking on the responsibility! As far as forum issues go, it's been pretty calm lately except for spam, but it's great to have a couple more hands on the tiller, particularly when a few of us are traveling at the same time.
     
  6. Curt

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    Excellent choice, both are well respected.

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  7. Bruce Osgood

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    Congratulations both. Two excellent choices.
     
  8. Rick Floyd

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    Hey! Great! Uh, are they a couple? Really, they are great choices!

    RF
     
  9. jnanian

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    congratulations!
    you couldn't have picked two better people.

    john
     
  10. Alex Hawley

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    Good choices Sean.
     
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    I think the temperament of those who visit the soapbox (as does Jason) and mark their visits there with restraint and wisdom bodes enormously well for the role of moderator. Jason is really, really bright, creative and perceptive...a terrific choice.

    Suzanne is a very nice person (I'm privileged to have met her), and one damn fine photographer. She will bring a mature, reflective, and keenly intelligent perspective to the role of moderator. Another excellent choice!

    Sean....ya done good!
     
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    Congratulations....
     
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    Wow, wonderful choices! :smile:
     
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    Both sound like great choices to me. Way to go Sean.
     
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    Jason IS a nice guy, aren't you concerned with a conflict of interest having a sponsor as a moderator?
     
  17. David A. Goldfarb

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    We did think about that. Jason was an active member on the forum long before he became an advertiser, and there doesn't seem to be any inherent conflict of interest that he has with any other advertiser (i.e., he's not in competition with other advertisers), and we think that he's a reasonable enough person to recuse himself from any decision where there may be a conflict of interest. Obviously, we'll see how it goes, but we don't anticipate any problems. Jason has always been a trustworthy character on the forum, and we don't expect that to change in his new role as moderator.
     
  18. JBrunner

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    This was the first thing I brought up in discussion with Sean. The vast majority of moderation won't involve any issues along those lines, but if one ever did happen to even approach that area, I would recuse myself, and another moderator or Sean would handle it.
     
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  19. André E.C.

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    Lovely choice, Sean!:D:D

    Congratulations to both, have a nice and relaxed job from now on.



    André
     
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    I think that Apug have had a very good moderation team, but even so – this might be a good move. It certainly is a good choice of people. .
     
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    Thank you, everyone! :smile:
     
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    One of the better benefits of APUG is sound and balanced moderation; and these two will only enhance the team. Great selection, Sean. Congrats JB and Suzanne.

    Regards, Art.
     
  23. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    All hail our new overlords! :smile: Congrats Suzanne and Jason, and good luck with the new job.
     
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    Good call Sean. Congratulations Suzanne & Jason.
     
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    2 New Forum Moderators

    Yeah yeah. Congrats and all that. Now where's the scandalous photos?
    With all of these photographers, don't tell me there's no incriminating photos!

    Best of luck.
    Chris
     
  26. JBrunner

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    Thanks everybody! I've been up all night getting back on the site, since I accidentally banned myself. :wink: