Time for more admins?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeH1, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. MikeH1

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    When I joined HTF just over 2 years ago I believe they were about 13 000 members. Soon, the forum will have tripled that number. Thats wonderful but after reading various threads I'm starting to notice a different tone than in the past. Without going into details I personally think more admins could be used to keep an eye on things. The number of admins has not changed much since when I first joined but the member population has. A lot. Wan't it just a few months ago when HTF reached 1 000 000 posts? Look at that number now. Incredible. I remember coming online 2 years ago and reading that a few hundred enthusiasts were checking out the threads like me, now it has to be late at night to see it below 4 digits.

    Just a thought to keep HTF #1.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    We actually have had far more than a million posts; we deleted several posts/threads when converting to the new software. As for filling our ranks out, we're generally doing okay as is. Sometimes it's frenetic while at others it's reasonably manageable. Remember also that home theater, propelled by DVD, is now a mass-market phenomenon, and our membership rolls are being represented by this demographic change.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Furthermore, we've added more Moderators then you realized over the last couple of years.





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  4. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Michael:

    If you ever run into a post or situation on the forum that you think needs the attention of a moderator just a moderator of that area know about it by using the "Report this post to a moderator" link and we will address it.

    Parker
     
  5. MikeH1

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    Sounds good guys [​IMG]
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Actually, we are losing two Moderators in January
    (Dan Brecher & Vince Maskeeper), who have other
    activities going on in their lives and we are
    bringing back Jay Mitchosky as well as bringing
    aboard a yet-to-be-announced new Moderator.
     
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  9. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Hopefully just leaving the moderator post though? I'd hate to see you go completely.
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    They're leaving their admin posts, is all. Vince and Dan are remaining as valued members.
     
  11. Brian Perry

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    Is the new one Michael TLV?
    If so, I think Michael's full name should be used. Just my opinion, nothing personal.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    It's fine to have an opinion and nothing personal is taken, but Michael TLV stays as is.



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  13. Rain

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  14. Leif Wall

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    Has to be Michael TLV. As the "moderators online now" listed Michael on it. [​IMG]
     
  15. Jack Briggs

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    Yes, he's the newest member of HTF's moderator team. He and Jay will be in full force next month.
     
  16. Rain

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    Well, since it's official...congratulations, Michael.
    Though I don't know you very well, your input into my queries over in the Display Devices area has been friendly and helpful.
    Hope to meet you someday for that calibration of my set (assuming I ever get a new job, so I can pay you for it [​IMG] ).
    Cheers! [​IMG]
     
  17. Martin Fontaine

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    Just curious, how does one become an admin? Not that I'd have the time to be one, but just wondering how the selection works.
     
  18. Ronald Epstein

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    Martin,

    First off, we rarely consider anyone that asks for
    the position.

    When the time comes to add more staff members, we
    bring the topic up with our current Moderating staff.
    The staff brings up names of individuals who have
    stood out in this forum as being responsible and
    professional. We then put the list of names up for
    a private vote. The person selected is then contacted
    privately and offered the position.
     
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  20. Ronald Epstein

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    We learned our lesson.
     

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