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.