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New moderators
« on: July 22, 2012, 05:24:53 AM »
I'm since here on this forum since 2004 and active since 2005. I have been here with much joy. Reading the most interresting topics and learning from them. These topics were moderated by good moderators, who had a honest and great opinion and did their job well. Who were often were needed to end a discussion in the heat of the fire. Since 2004 many member have left the forum. Sometimes they are only only online but never active with new postings. Even some moderators have left this forum. Nobody have any clew were they are or why they have left.

I know moderating a website can cost much energy. And a moderator must be much online and active to do his/her job well. I want to thank all the "active" moderators who do their job with pleasure and such passion. I appreciate that so much.

Still our forum is growing with new members, some have great knowledge about "Royal", history, who probally also can do a great job as a moderator, such like Sarushka, LisaDavidson, Lucien and Svetabel. But because we also must think about the future of this Forum and learn from things happened in the past (there were discussions which ended in such disagreement, that some some member of great knowledge have left, like BlueToria, Elise_1972 and others) I hope to be of advice to the ForumAdministration.

There are a few moderators, who have been offline for years, like PrinceLieven (last active in 2010), cimbrio (last active in 2009) and VladM and ChristineM (both last active in 2008) and moderators who appear online, but never moderate.

On the moment on this forum, everything seems perfect. Everything goes as it goes. But there can be a time, that this forum need good and well informed, educated moderators, who can jump into a discussion to end it. There are too many "moderators" who are "sleeping moderators". So I want to say, is it maybe not an idea to replace at least the above mentioned "moderators", who did not appear online overhere for years by members who have the quality of a moderator or have such a great knowledge of Royalty, that they can act like a moderator?

I think of, Helen Rappaport, Suzanne and Marlene Eilers (who both have a great website about Royalty) Inok Nikolai (who is busy writing a book about the correspondence of the Imperial Family), Helen (who wrote the book about the correspondence between the Empress Alexandra and her brother), Coryne Hall, Greg King, Penny_Wilson. Just a few names which I think, who are able to do a good job as a moderator. Who can give us a lively discussion on different subjects and topics. And who can give us more knowledge about the subjects who are most dear to us all, "Royal", history. But ofcourse, most important, they have to be here online and active on this forum, so that they can act as a moderator.






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Re: New moderators
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 04:50:16 PM »
Today, I joined the staff of Moderators at this great board, I'm the new Moderator of Having Fun, replacing the now departed Alixz (who will be missed).
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 05:19:34 PM »
Today, I joined the staff of Moderators at this great board, I'm the new Moderator of Having Fun, replacing the now departed Alixz (who will be missed).

Glad to hear it Tim! You'll do a great job with an assortment of topics that are right up your alley.
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 09:06:59 PM »
It is not as easy as "that" about Moderators.  Yes, many users have the knowledge and ability. HOWEVER they must also have the time, and willingness to VOLUNTEER to be a Mod.  Being a Mod is a near daily commitment of some time, and not everyone who has the knowledge is able to make the volunteer commitment.  All of our Mods are unpaid people who volunteer their TIME, and their expertise.  Users must decide for themselves to commit their time and volunteer to uphold their commitment.

Please remember this when you criticize some Mods for no longer being here.

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 09:09:19 PM »
FA, who are you directing that comment towards?
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 02:43:26 AM »
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Glad to hear it Tim! You'll do a great job with an assortment of topics that are right up your alley.


Thanks.
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 08:48:06 AM »
FA, who are you directing that comment towards?

Teddy, the original post.

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 12:17:26 PM »
Roger that FA and my apologies.
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 03:03:41 AM »

Please remember this when you criticize some Mods for no longer being here.


I want to thank you for your first reaction about a post written by me, 6 months ago.

« Last Edit: February 01, 2013, 03:09:08 AM by Teddy »

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 07:07:27 AM »
I think many of us who frequent this board do, unfortunately, take the MODS for granted which is testament to the great job they do - everything always seems to run so smoothly here.   So, let me take it upon myself to declare Feb. 1 "Moderator Appreciation Day"  and extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all you for the time and effort you put into moderating this fanatastic forum.   Hope others will join me.

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 07:15:46 AM »
Yup, thank to all the mods who keeps the topics free of repeated images and "on topic", in special the "Most seen" over here, Gdss Ella and Svetabel.

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 10:24:34 AM »

Please remember this when you criticize some Mods for no longer being here.


I want to thank you for your first reaction about a post written by me, 6 months ago.


@Teddy. That's what go me confused too.

I agree with Carol and Maria as well. Good work Mods!
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Re: New moderators
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »

Please remember this when you criticize some Mods for no longer being here.


I want to thank you for your first reaction about a post written by me, 6 months ago.



Gee, I'm sorry.  With the 300 plus spam registrations per day, the dozens of new posts per day, having a life and being in New York for a business trip the week you wrote it, I just don't know HOW I could have been so thoughtless Teddy as to not have given total attention to you and your rather testy snotty post.

Mea culpa.

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 03:50:21 PM »
Hic finis fandi

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Re: New moderators
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 06:29:20 PM »
Yup, thank to all the mods who keeps the topics free of repeated images and "on topic", in special the "Most seen" over here, Gdss Ella and Svetabel.

Thank you so much, Carolath, edubs and Maria. :)  We try to do our best and, as always, encourage posters to come to us with any issues they feel we've overlooked. I try to drop in on threads that have been posted in that day on a regular basis and I know that many of the mods undertake regular 'cleaning' projects of redundant threads, broken links, etc...We are only human, though, and perfectly capable of missing things so I appreciate hearing from people and having things brought to my attention. :)
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