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Offline casper

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Recent Times
« on: August 11, 2015, 10:05:34 AM »
I had intended to write a few paragraphs but thought what the hell I'll keep it brief.
Basically I've received a number of messages about the mood of the forum over the last few weeks and all the messages said basically the same thing - the mood on the forum had taken a turn for the worst.

To be honest I blame myself for this as I tend to allow the forum to police itself, we're all adult and should know how to conduct ourselves. However sometimes we can say things and do things that make it not such a pleasant place - I'll hold my hands up and say that I've been guilty of it over the years.

Please note that this post is in no way directed at any one in particular.

From the messages I received I received two offers of help to moderate the site - it was pointed out that maybe it was getting too big for one person to police. I thought about this over the weekend and have decided to accept the offers so as of today I'm happy to announce that Angry Turnip and Breney will be moderators on the site.

So what does this mean? Over the years the majority of the moderating I have had to do is simply housekeeping - moving topics to their relevant places, splitting topics, approving posts from new members, linking events to the calendar etc. Only occasionally have I had to step in and say anything and I've only ever had to remove one user in the forum's lifetime. So the new appointments will mean nothing to the vast majority of members.

Did I say I'd keep this brief lol

Anyway many thanks for your understanding and many thanks to everyone for making the site what it is - it wouldn't exist without you.

Michael
 
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 10:06:15 AM by casper »

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 01:37:20 PM »
Onward and Upward.
Thanks for all your efforts as I think that generally this is a good, positive Forum where we can hopefully help everyone enjoy our hobby to the full.

Andy

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 06:22:05 PM »
* smudge tries to be the first poster to be moderated.

Buddy Cop Time!

« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 09:38:00 PM by smudge »

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 09:31:59 PM »
Very good Smudge,that made me chuckle.

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 10:34:38 PM »
Right Smudge, one week ban?? lol

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 10:59:42 PM »
I've had another offer of help and am happy to accept it. So many thanks to Merlin for the offer :)

I think that's enough for now :)

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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 11:02:09 PM »
A sensible move, Casper. I wish the three Mods/Admins all the best.
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Re: Recent Times
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 11:10:48 PM »
Right Smudge, one week ban?? lol

Even worse, banished to the Derry movements board!  Nothing to report but Ryanairs...