Announcement: New MacRumors Moderators

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Doctor Q, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #1
    Please join me in welcoming six new moderators to our ranks. These volunteers, who are experienced members of our community, will assist users, enforce forum rules, and help us set site policies.

    Our new moderators:
    840quadra, who joined MacRumors in 2005 and lives in the Twin Cities Minnesota.

    balamw, who joined MacRumors in 2005 and lives in the Boston area of Massachusetts.

    Hellhammer, who joined MacRumors in 2008 and lives in Helsinki, Finland.

    maflynn, who joined MacRumors in 2009 and lives in the Boston area of Massachusetts.

    OllyW, who joined MacRumors in 2005 and lives in Black Country, UK.

    robbieduncan, who joined MacRumors in 2002 and lives in London, UK.

    The goals of the administrators and moderators is to keep the forums enjoyable and useful for both forum members and site visitors. Enforcement of the rules is based on twin goals of consistency and fairness.

    We're glad that these six outstanding forum members, whose helpfulness over the years you may already have noticed, agreed to join our moderation team and continue their service to other users in an official role. We are grateful to all of our moderators for their assistance to the site and to their fellow members and for accepting so much responsibility on your behalf.

    Welcome, new moderators! :)


    The selection process

    The selection of moderators is a slow, careful process. We start with recommendations from the current moderators, looking for users with the right personality and instincts: helpful, friendly, rational, fair, those whose participation has consistently been a benefit to their fellow forum members. These we choose excel in many ways and are well-suited for the role we ask them to take as moderators.

    You can find the full list of administrators and moderators on the Forum Leaders page.
     
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    annk

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    GGJstudios

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    robbieduncan

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    London
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    r.j.s

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    #5
    Welcome guys, and prepare your ban hamster for those pesky spammers.
     
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    sushi

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    balamw

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    #7
    Ban hamster's at the ready. Spammers beware. ;)

    See you in the forums!

    B
     
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    dejo

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    The Centennial State
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    maflynn

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    Location:
    Boston
    #9
    Thanks for the warm welcome and thanks to Q and the other mods/admins to think of me so highly to consider me for this position
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Bergen, Norway
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    dukebound85

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    #11
    All solid picks and I know off hand a couple of those who have went over and beyond in helping with issues.

    I'm sure you will all do a great job:)
     
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    LapsangSouchong

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    Congrats new mods!

    And to admin/mods: thanks for the information AND for making the selection process and criteria transparent. Cheers!
     
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    stridemat

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    #13
    Congratulations to all the new mods. Stirling choices.
     
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    rdowns

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    #14
    Congrats, guys. Please don't disappear from the site like most mods have in the recent past.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #15
    It gets lonely.
     
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    Pink∆Floyd

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    #16
    Hope you guys use your new powers accordingly :p

    Congrats guys
     
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    MacDawg

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    #17
    I voted to have their title read "n00b Moderator" until they proved their worth
    But apparently I was overruled

    Congrats and welcome to the jungle ;)
     
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    rdowns

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    Don't you think it's time to let the scars of your mod hazing go? :D
     
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    MacDawg

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    #19
    Not till the hair grows back :p
     
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    OllyW

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    #20
    Thanks everyone, it's nice to know we've got your support. :)
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Location:
    Finland
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    -aggie-

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    #22
    -aggie-: Looks over list to see if he's offended anyone. Whew!:)
     
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    GGJstudios

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    #23
    LOL! I've probably offended 'em all, at one point or another! (not intentionally, of course) :D
     
  24. simsaladimbamba

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    Congratulations to the poor bastards, nice to see three more European moderators. That should help getting faster responses I guess, as many spam posts still took some time to get deleted.

    Out of interest, why are moderators becoming Demi-Gods? Do they even have to pay now for being here? ;)
     
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    EricNau

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    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #25
    As others have said, congrats! We're lucky to have you on the team. :)
     

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