Announcement: New MacRumors moderators

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Doctor Q, May 4, 2009.

  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Effective today, we have five new MacRumors moderators:
    annk, who joined MacRumors in 2004 and lives in Oslo, Norway.

    ergdegdeg, who joined MacRumors in 2007 and lives in Austria.

    kainjow, who joined MacRumors in 2000 and lives in Columbus, Ohio.

    r6girl, who joined MacRumors in 2003 and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

    SilentPanda, who joined MacRumors in 2002 and lives near Iowa City, Iowa.​
    All five are dedicated forum members who are helpful and friendly to other members, have a great deal of common sense and dedication to fairness, and have agreed to volunteer their time to moderate the forums, assist forum members who need help, and help us keep MacRumors running smoothly as our membership continues to grow.

    Many forum members already know annk, ergdegdeg, kainjow, r6girl, or SilentPanda from discussions in the forums or have already received help from them. Now we will also benefit from their work behind the scenes with our other volunteers.

    Please join us in welcoming these five new moderators and thanking them for accepting these responsibilities!
  2. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles

    You too can help MacRumors maintain forums that are useful and enjoyable:
    • by observing the forum rules
    • by setting a good example for other members
    • by giving a friendly welcome to new members
    • by helping those who ask questions
    • by keeping discussions civil, even when opinions differ
    • by letting the moderators know when you see forum problems
    If you think a post violates the rules or you see other problems or potential problems in the forums, click the Report Post [​IMG] button next to a post. This notifies whichever moderators are on duty.

    You can also report a post to ask the moderators for help, e.g., to fix a mistake in a thread title, to move your thread if you posted it in the wrong forum, or to delete a post you made if you changed your mind.

    Communication with moderators and administrators:
    • Avoid posting messages for moderators in the forums because we can't and don't read every forum post. Chances are that we won't see your message.
    • You will not receive a reply to a post report.
    • To give us public feedback, ask general questions, or make suggestions, you can post in the public Site and Forum Feedback forum.
    • If you have problems with your account, have a private issue to bring to our attention, or have concerns or questions about any specific case of moderation, please use the Contact Us form.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Congrats to our new overlords moderators. Let's hope the job doesn't chase them away like some of the others. :D
  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Welcome five new moderators! Thank you for accepting these responsibilities! ;)

    Seriously though, thanks.
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I was a bit shocked to see kainjow joined in 2000, when arn joined in 2001 and I thought arn started the site. Also, arn has a user id of 1 whereas kainjow has 190. The numbers don't add up. Anyone from way back then want to clarify when Mac Rumors was formed?

    Oh, and congrats to the new mods!
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Glad to see Silent Panda get the job, always see him posting around, always wondered why he never got made into a mod.

    Good to hear overall, hopefully now the response time on spam bots will be back to the cutting edge it used to be.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    But the others simply didn't understand why we were chasing them, we simply wanted to use the fuzzy pink cuffs on them -- not the pitchforks.

  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    The current vBulletin forums were added to the site in 2001, when arn set things up as User #1. But there was an existing comment system for the articles and arn imported the existing users from there, giving those users earlier join dates.

    Welcome to the new mods...we're certainly glad to have you onboard! :)
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  10. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Congrats, and praise Jeezus I wasn't considered! :D

    So, what did you name your Ban Hamsters? :p
  11. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....looks like good choices to me and I wish them the best of luck with their new duties...oh yeah!
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Guys, fab to have you in the modding setup and your hands on the levers. I'm particularly pleased to see more ladies in the house as well as iPhone-interested people come on board. A panda doesn't hurt either. :)

    I know from personal experience that things have been a bit short of hands behind the scenes, but what might seem a bit daunting at first comes across as second nature after a while.

    Go sic 'em. ;)
  13. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    Congrats! Looking forward to your contributions to this wonderful site! Keep up the great work everyone! :D
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Welcome and well done to our new mods. :)

    I don't know if you guys get a free complimentary ban to go with your new status, but just on the off chance I'm fully prepared to suck up to each and every one of you. If you need any odd jobs doing, brows mopping or bamboo gathering, just let me know.
  15. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
  16. Silencio macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
  17. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Well once I followed the clues throughout the site, I eventually found the application. It only took me 7 years to find it.

    Note: There is no application. That I know of.

    Want to find out? :p

    I'll make sure to write that down somewhere in case I ever get low on bamboo!

    Thanks everybody! Just keep reporting posts using the report functionality. And pleasssse don't report it and scold the user you reported in the offending thread... because then I have to not only fix the post your reported, but also fix your post... and it's more work for me. And I hate work. If somebody does you or the forum wrong, let us know, we'll meet in our private party room in Las Vegas, discuss it over martini's, then take a look at it! We might not do something to the post immediately (or ever!) but we DO look at every post report that comes our way.

    Now where is that ban button....
  18. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Congratulations to the new moderators... I'll report some problem posts to keep you busy!
  19. Eanair macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2009
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
  21. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Watch it, Rat or they'll be hanging that title around your neck. :D
  22. Blakely028 macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2008
  23. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    We're all pleased to have the new help, and excited about the final five Cylons erm... ummm, yes. ;)
  25. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Is that "All Along the Watchtower" I'm hearing in my head?

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