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lamur

Jan 17, 2010, 2:48 PM

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It just ocurred to me that I haven't seen a moderator be rude, abrupt, unfair or heavy handed in quite some time. So.. I started noticing who the moderators were. Woo hoo! Christina and Tony. Yay!!! Keep up the good work!

L



Rolly


Jan 17, 2010, 3:52 PM

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Thanks for the kind words. Chistina and Tony are ot the only mods, there are several others, including the fat guy.

Rolly Pirate


ken_in_dfw

Jan 17, 2010, 4:07 PM

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Yes, I've been meaning to say for sometime that I have noticed a BIG change in Mexconnect - and not just it's spiffy new appearance. Content, contributors and interaction are all improved. Most especially, the moderators are doing an outstanding job at a very HARD, often thankless task.

So I'd like to doff my hat and say, "Gracias a todos!"

Ken


chinagringo


Jan 17, 2010, 5:15 PM

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It goes without saying that there has been a definite positive change in the actions of the MOD's here on MexConnect as of late. Up until recently, I was simply a forum member on this and other forum related to Mexico. Not long ago, a new forum was started: (http://lakechapalainfo.bigforumpro.com/forum.htm) and I was asked to be a MOD. While I have been an active participant on various forums, I had to take a close look at this offer since I have noticed far too many criticisms being leveled at MODS for voicing their opinions as a forum member and not acting as a MOD. The only way that I could personally resolve this conflict was to place the following at the bottom of my posts:
POSTED AS A FORUM MEMBER AND THE CONTENTS ARE NOT IN ANY WAY REFLECTIVE OF MY ASSIGNED DUTIES AS A MODERATOR!

Furthermore, I posted the following commitment:
As far as any of my activities as a MOD goes, I will make the following commitment:
1) I will NEVER change a poster's original wording
2) Should I see a post, which in my opinion, needs some revision in wording or content, I will insert a comment below the original posting where I identify the possible problem and suggest that the OP might want to revise their original writings. This comment will be made in a different color and I will identify myself.
3) If the OP makes the suggested revision - I will remove the comment and thank the poster for the change.
4) Should I see a post requiring moving - I will again post a statement to that effect.

After all, the rules are very basic and simple on this forum. The last thing this forum needs is any heavy handed moderating or the development of the US against the MODS pissing match!

If any forum members have comments or suggestions regarding the above, please feel free to comment either publicly or in a PM to me. The contents of any PM's are exactly that - Private Message - and the contents will not be revealed in the public forum.

Being a MOD is in no way a "power trip" but in reality, a commitment to perform the duties assigned by the ADMIN to try and assure the ongoing success of the FORUM.

As of this date, I only participate in MexConnect and the above named forum, which satisfy our needs for info to plan our travels through Mexico.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



tonyburton


Jan 17, 2010, 5:24 PM

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Thanks for the kind words.
As Rolly has pointed out, there are several other moderators, including the outstanding Rolly himself and Pete, who does a splendid job on the technical forum, Jim in Cancun, etc etc - and we musn't forget our webjefe (David McL) who keeps his weather-eye open on the forums.
Tony


lamur

Jan 17, 2010, 8:27 PM

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Obviously I didn't go through all of the forums...Hi Rolly Hi Pete! Didn't mean to leave you out. I didn't realize that there had been a HUGE change...when did that happen? I guess I can go back to being me.

Kip


esperanza

Jan 17, 2010, 9:56 PM

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Thanks, everyone, for your very kind words. It's all of you who make MexConnect what it is--TERRIFIC!

http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com









prmjcm


Jan 18, 2010, 9:48 AM

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I would also like to thank all the people that make mex connect the wonderful site that it is.

Pat


Gringal

Jan 18, 2010, 12:04 PM

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First class job, all you mods. Sometimes a thankless job.....but thanks from me.


see saw sallie

Jan 18, 2010, 7:36 PM

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Pete is that quiet guy who is always "back there" and ready when you need him. Had no idea he was a mod too. I wasn't paying attention very well.


tonyburton


Jan 19, 2010, 3:24 PM

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Re: [tonyburton] Moderators - and also....

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Having to reply to my own post - how could I possibly have forgotten the incomparable:
  • Roy in Xalapa
  • Marlene in Mazatlan, and
  • Olivia (sergiogomez) on the Spanish forum??
Must have been the exceptionally chilly weather in Ajijic last week - my heartfelt apologies,
mea culpa,
Tony


Hound Dog

Jan 19, 2010, 7:46 PM

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Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet. It is akin to giving a bottle of fine calvados to a substitute third grade homeroom teacher, A more despicable act of self-flaggelation cannot be imagined.

That having been said; the moderators hereabouts have shown remarkable restraint when compared to the pious, uncompensated (except throgh ffatuous intellectual recompense) and and self-centered moderators on another Mexican oriented forum with which the Dawg is familiar.


(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Jan 19, 2010, 7:48 PM)


Rolly


Jan 19, 2010, 8:56 PM

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Brigitte, please put a breathalyser switch on his keyboard.

Rolly Pirate


jerezano

Jan 20, 2010, 7:19 AM

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Hello Dawg.

As a successful banker and financial advisor you certainly learned "to give praise where praise is due.

So admit that our moderators here on www.mexconnectl.com are doing a very good job.

You more or less say so in your last paragraph:

>>>>That having been said; the moderators hereabouts have shown remarkable restraint when compared
to the pious, uncompensated (except throgh ffatuous intellectual recompense) and and self-centered
moderators on another Mexican oriented forum with which the Dawg is familiar.<<<

This paragraph, I think, expresses your true feelings although said in the fine print language of bankers and financiers.
Why don't you put something like this in 'bama red-neck language that even a Californian can understand?

Hasta luego. jerezano.


(This post was edited by jerezano on Jan 20, 2010, 7:29 AM)


Gringal

Jan 20, 2010, 7:20 AM

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Since when is a compliment for a job well done out of order? Besides that, you've managed to evade banning on here so far, which says something for the level of tolerance for non-obscene general snottiness. Get a hanky.


Hound Dog

Jan 20, 2010, 8:15 AM

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Why don't you put something like this in 'bama red-neck language that even a Californian can understand?


Yáll mods is doin´ a mighy fahn job. y´heah?

How´s that jerezano? Makes me feel like Tennessee Williams writing the script for Baby Doll. Remember that, with Karl Malden, Carol Baker and Eli Wallach? They don´t make movies like they used to, thank God.


jerezano

Jan 20, 2010, 4:16 PM

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Hello Dawg,

Hurray! I can understand "Yáll mods is doin´ a mighy fahn job. y´heah?". Now that I can understand, and since it is right on, I would guess that is what your really feel about our moderators.

Thanks a lot.

jerezano.


lamur

Feb 4, 2010, 12:42 PM

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I tried to delete the original comment, but I guess there's a time limit


Hound Dog

Feb 4, 2010, 2:11 PM

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tried to delete the original comment, but I guess there's a time limit

Don´t worry about it Lamur. The cantankerous part of the thread was all in fun thanks to your justly praising the moderators for a job well done and giving some old timers a chance to have some fun with one another.





lamur

Feb 4, 2010, 3:12 PM

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Nah Bama Boy.that's not it. My opinion changed is all.


BajaGringo


Feb 4, 2010, 5:58 PM

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I always say that if you haven't been banned from a forum or two in your lifetime you probably don't have anything too interesting to say...

(JUST KIDDING!!!)


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Lomas de San Martin
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sergiogomez

Feb 6, 2010, 6:33 PM

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Brigitte, please put a breathalyser switch on his keyboard.

Hey, I like that idea! :)
 
 
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