Welcome to MY White Zone (volunteers needed)

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gone_fishin

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yaknow, i'm member #32, joined in october of last year.

when i got here, there were less than 800 posts, i think...i'm too damned tired to figure it out exactly.

since then, i've put every skill and minute i could muster & spare into building this forum because i love it.

i've welcomed about 80 new members and chased half that many spammers away.

i've read every word of about 3700 posts. that's three THOUSAND seven HUNDRED posts i've read & moderated.

i've helped who knows how many people out with logon problems, posting problems, upload problems...and about 75% of those coulda been avoided if the faq's, rules, tips, & suggestions had been read.

i've guided and advised tom on everything i know of on how to build & nurture a forum. i went looking for new things when i ran out of things. what i couldn't find, i invented, with tom's marvelous support. i'm a week away from going out of pocket to provide this community with its "own" internet radio show and weekly chat room, through sponsorship of matty grant's "extreme velocity" show at irock109.

all of the above has taken place in only three short (but eternal) months. i really can't imagine going it alone for a few more months and all the numbers have doubled or tripled.

the growth speaks for itself: i know what the heck i'm doing.

but yaknow what? i don't get to have any fun anymore. yaknow why? because i always have to be the bad guy. i don't have time to ask more than once for cooperation, i don't have time to explain again & again that we're trying to build a society that could be THE next big wave in alternative transportation and social awareness.

i don't get to play anymore. and that s*cks. noone responds to my posts anymore because i'm the jerk who's always pushing people around.

i've asked a few times for volunteers, no response. i've repeatedly posted how you can help me by moderating your own content, very few responses. hehe, NOW i get no responses to my regular personal posts because it seems i don't get to be the moderator and a member of the community i helped build.

a forum like this one requires hard*ss moderation because we need to be open to all walks, ages, cultures, areas, modes, you name it. well, actually it wouldn't need to be so tightly controlled if some of you would control yourselves & if others would use decent subject tags and pay more attention to proper placement of new topics. don't expect content & organizational guidelines to lighten up, we intend to grow and maintain an acceptable reputation.

i NEED volunteers to take over specific forums so i can take a break & once again enjoy myself around here.

volunteer candidates please PM me with how & where you'd like to help. ideally, i'd like to have a moddy who's quailified in each specific forum area so i'd only have to check in periodically. just because you don't think you know how to help doesn't mean you can't learn.

after this, i'll either have the help i need or i'll just have to keep rushing around patching things up and bumming out when threads (and friends) go right around my input or ignore my personal questions & comments.

so, do i get to belly up to the bar with my buds or do i have to stay here by the door playing the *sshole 'cuz noone else wants to pitch in?

 


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gone_fishin

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i woke up this morning and sed "oh, man, augie, what have you done?"

well, all i did was say how i feel right now...sometimes i just want to come in here and joke around with my buddies or maybe learn something new.

it's been a bit discouarging to feel as if because i'm the local sherrif noone wants to party with me. my personal life has gotten extremely busy, and ironically it's the result of this board's growth & popularity.

right now i'm jumping thru govt hoops, locally, and on the state & federal levels too. we are going to be opening a bike shop, it's reality. but more reality is there is a lot of butt to kiss.

folks, i'm pretty worn out & am just a volunteer here...i was hoping by now more peeps would have come forward wanting to help me out.

my OP is the culmination of me trying to keep a lot of pans going on only a limited number of burners.

here's hoping for a positive response to my desperate plea for relief.
 
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gone_fishin

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hehe, you noticed that eh? still gotta trim the bottom of the sissy bar, but thanks :)
 
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gone_fishin

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Now yas dun it! :devilish:

right here (this thread) right now, MBc is accepting nominations for moderators...who do you think could or would or
should be a moderator on your messageboard?

tell us where you think they'd be a great moddy & why, nothing fancy... 8)

this doesn't obligate anyone to do anything, but i bet we could build a pretty good initial-staff this way...try it?
 
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gone_fishin

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well, this is a totally on-topic post.

i nominate srdavo as a good guy to have on the team.

why? he's got friendly words for everyone, check around. he's my friend, i've met him in chat a coupla times now. he's got good taste in music. and his spelling's ok, too :p

oh yeah, and...he's already volunteered. it looks like he may get started on tagging some important threads. then we're gonna cut him loose on moving a few topics into more suitable forums. this should start in a week, maybe a lil llonger. i bet he'd really be appreciative if you'd post some ideas in Forum Help & Suggestion Box.
 

srdavo

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Thanks Augie, for the kind words. I really enjoy this forum. Seems I learn something everytime I log on. As I told Augie, I would be proud to help with our forum. And thet's exactly what it is, folks.... our forum. Tom & Augi have created this space for us and have been doing a great job.
So, come on guys, let's give them a hand here. I'm sure if anyone can find an hour (or two) a week to help, it would be appreciated. The man/hours really would add up if several members volunteer.
I do have one request from the whole group: Keep your knowledge and experience coming.
Any thoughts on how to make this forum better, easier etc. Let's hear em. Forum Help & Suggestion Box
thanks
Dave
 
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Wheels

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Thanks srdavo for helping with moderation, this is a great site, good to see members pitching in to support Tom and Augie. Building a community for all enthusiasts. Keep rolling out the innovations and evolution of alternative transportation.

wheels
 
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