Welcome to one new and one returning moderator!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by annk, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. annk Administrator

    annk

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #1
    Please join us in welcoming two moderators to our ranks! The new volunteers, who are experienced members of our community, will assist users, enforce forum rules, and help us set site policies.

    Our new moderators:

    Many of you will remember that @Weaselboy was a moderator from December 2014 to June 2015. He's been a forum member since December 2005, is retired, and lives in California.

    @Phil A. is originally from Yorkshire and now lives in Shropshire. He's been a member since April 2006, is a keen runner, a big soccer fan, and a dog lover.

    He loves new technology and is a long time Apple user, all the way back to Apple ][. His first Mac purchase was a Ruby iMac G3. He owns a (small) company that develops custom enterprise level software.

    Welcome! :)

    The goal 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 very happy that these outstanding forum members, whose helpfulness over the years you may already have noticed, agreed to (re)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 for accepting so much responsibility on your behalf.

    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.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

    r6girl

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2003
    Location:
    Massachusetts
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

    Ulenspiegel

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Location:
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    #5
    Weasel, good to see you (again) in your new/old role.
    Good luck! :)
    Good luck to you too, @Phil A.!
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #6
    Welcome to the new pair of moderators, @Phil A., and @Weaselboy - although I thought that @Weaselboy had always been a moderator.

    Best of luck to you both.
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    #7
    Thanks @annk and to everyone for the good wishes: I'm looking forward to being able to give something back to this wonderful community :)
     
  8. m4v3r1ck, Feb 17, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017

    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #8
    Welcome To The Machine, hurray to the new and returning moderator!
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    #9
    Welcome guys. I notice there is quite the territory covered between California and the UK. How many time zones of coverage is it.:D
     
  10. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #10
    Very well remarked! Cheers to all European members on MR!
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    #12
    Big belated congrats to @Weaselboy; to those who have seen his posts around, he's a really courteous, helpful member for tech issues/troubleshooting and knows pretty much everything there is to know. If you're having problems with your Mac and should trust anybody's judgement here, it's definitely his.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #13
    Congrats!

    What is the over/under on the number of days before they regret taking on the job as moderator?
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #14
    2 days :eek:

    :p
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Location:
    .. London ..
    #15
    Now that you're no longer working for Trump, I expect you'll have more time to moderate MacRumors ...
     
  16. Meister Suspended

    Meister

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    #16
    I agree.

    Don't know anything about Phil but Weasel is awesome.
     
  17. annk thread starter Administrator

    annk

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #17
    They're both awesome. :cool:

    To the question of how many days it takes to regret the commitment, I can answer that we've had at least three return to the fold after taking breaks. So either it's a great gig or they have very short memories. :p
     
  18. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #18
     

Share This Page