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Introducing the New GottaDeal Forum Moderators


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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:00 am

As some of you may know, the forums here have been around for well over 2 years and up until now RossMAN and myself have pretty much handled all the administration and moderation ourselves. However we are very close to the Black Friday forum opening up again this year, and we are already seeing an increase in new registrations in advance of that. And with the site growing still, we are increasingly being targeted by spammers looking to use our success for their benefit. And the fact is, it's just going to get crazier, so we have to be prepared for that reality. Even after Black Friday this year, we are going to have many more active members. Enjoy this "quiet" time while we still have it, because there are only a few weeks of it remaining.

So after a significant amount of discussion and consideration, we have decided to take a two-tiered approach to this situation. First we have selected our first ever site-wide forum moderators who will have a permanent role in keeping things running smoothly here on the forum, through Black Friday and beyond. Second, we are also very excited to announce our first class of Black Friday forum moderators. These members will assist with keeping the forum organized and running smoothly through the end of November.

The two new site-wide moderators on the forum, effective immediately, are Scott and USC Becca. Both of these long-time members have been extremely helpful in the past with things such as making suggestions about ways to improve the forum, reporting posts when they've noticed things that should be fixed and other behind-the-scenes contributions that have helped us significantly.

Our first class of Black Friday forum moderators consists of the following members: Aaron, i-bystander, Marcster, mrn8 and noehlp. Their moderating duties will begin officially when the Black Friday forum opens. As with Scott and USC Becca, these members have shown that they are dedicated to making the forum a great place and have expressed that they would be more than willing to take on these added responsibilities for the time they are needed. They were around for Black Friday last year and contributed in many ways, both on the forum and behind the scenes, and so we're grateful to have them officially help this year.

To help make it clear to the many new members we'll have very shortly, you will notice that the usernames for the admins (RossMAN and myself) as well as all of the new moderators will have different colors to distinguish the different groups. That will allow our new members to quickly find someone to contact should the need arise.

A few other things to mention: for those of you who are anxiously waiting for it, the Black Friday site will be opening sometime in September, and the forum will also be opening at the same time with some big changes for this year, so be on the lookout for that. Also, as I mentioned in my previous announcement to you all, signatures on the forum will be disabled shortly before the Black Friday forum opens to make the forum load faster and have a cleaner look. And finally, we have recently added a new GottaDeal-Approved Referrals subforum. From now on, the only referrals allowed on the board will be those for programs which we have pre-approved and have a thread for in that forum.

So I hope you all will join RossMAN and myself in congratulating our new moderators and welcoming them to their new roles here on the forum. They are going to be dedicating some of their valuable personal time to making the forum better for everyone, and we are extremely appreciative to them for it. :)

#2 RossMAN  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:03 am

I would like to officially welcome aboard Scott and USC Becca to the GottaDeal Mod squad :)

#3 cthulhu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:28 am

Congrats everyone.
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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:29 am

Whoo hoo! I'll buy the first round: Posted Image

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:31 am

:zim: Let's party!
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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:33 am

Congrats!

#7 MrsHoneybee  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:34 am

Congratulations. :fluffy:

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:35 am

This is awesome!! I am so happy that we have great people like you guys to make a great place here for us guys!! thanks for all you do & will do!!

#9 able  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:36 am

congrats to Aaron, i-bystander, Marcster, mrn8 and noehlp also ..as well as scott and becca...and theres only 100 DAYSLEFT till bf???

#10 conj  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:38 am

Nicce choices! I like the green type, too. Good luck guys!

#11 davidbugs  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:38 am

it's about time letting the other people became a mods. Rossman and Brad be careful I don't like to have too many ego mods going on? One of the forum I join in the last 2 years has created a lot of problem. Keep in a mind.

#12 VonnegutFan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:41 am

Woot. I'm getting excited!
That's my collie in my avatar! :D

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:42 am

Whoo hoo! I'll buy the first round: Posted Image


Your close enough to me I will hold you to that :D

Congrats everyone

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:45 am

Congrats guys and gals!! :yelclap:

#15 RossMAN  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:47 am

it's about time letting the other people became a mods.

Rossman and Brad be careful I don't like to have too many ego mods going on? One of the forum I join in the last 2 years has created a lot of problem.

Keep in a mind.

Thank you for your concern but that won't be a problem as we have the utmost confidence in our Mods.

Scott, USC Becca and the BF Mods were all hand picked by Brad and myself.

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:47 am

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MODS.....have fun with it!
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#17 Scott  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:48 am

A special thanks to all of you for your support. I feel it is a privilege to be in this position. I truly believe in the GottaDeal.com community. The level of participation not only by the users, but also the owners and administrators is what makes GottaDeal unique. Although my title has changed, I will still be the GottaGeek at heart. --Scott

#18 Guest_waggy_*  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:51 am

yeah! someone else to harass! err hi guys!

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:52 am

Congrats to everyone! :]

Go Dallas Stars!!!


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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 9:55 am

yeah! someone else to harass! err hi guys!


You mean more than the normal harrasment?

;)

#21 cthulhu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:01 am

Scott, USC Becca and the BF Mods were all hand picked by Brad and myself.

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:D
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#22 USC Becca  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:02 am

It's truly an honor to just to be a member let alone to be able to contribute even more as a mod. Thanks everyone! :)

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:04 am

Thanks Brad. I am really looking forward to the Black Friday Info!! It is really appreciated!

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:12 am

:D Congrats! and great choices by the way

#25 Marcster  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:15 am

I must say that I am looking forward to this... I'm ready to chip in where needed. Helping other members, problem-solving, answering questions, making people laugh through articulate use of smileys... you know, the basically stuff I do already. Posted Image

Thanks for picking me and congrats to the other new mods!

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:19 am

Congrats guys and gals. :)
Jaime :juggle:

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:32 am

Congrats to all! Here's to no BF reposts that you have to deal with!

#28 Shortness  ONLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:32 am

Congratulations all of ya!
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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:43 am

Congrats to the new moderators. Now, for the rest of us peons, it's time for us to make them earn their keep ;)

#30 Marcster  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 16, 2006 - 10:44 am

Congrats to the new moderators. Now, for the rest of us peons, it's time for us to make them earn their keep ;)

Thanks, I'm sure the Newbies and the Spammers will do that, don't you worry.

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