|Welcome New RBR Forum Moderator: Doug Sloan!||gregg|
Apr 2, 2003 10:24 AM
Please help me welcome Doug into his new position as Forum Moderator for the General Board and the Non-Cycling Discussion Board!
Doug has been a long standing member of the Boards, and has always helped me out when things need attention. It has become clear that this board deserves to have it's own dedicated moderator, and who better than Doug?
Doug has a full profile online now here»
Doug's main responsibility is to "keep the peace", and I'm sure all of you will help him out, right?
Thanks Doug for all you've given to this site.
-gregg (Site Manager)
|I promise to behave, congrats nm||african|
Apr 2, 2003 10:33 AM
|it's just another plan perpetrated by the man...||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 2, 2003 10:39 AM
|to hold a rider down.
help! i'm being repressed!
Apr 2, 2003 10:41 AM
|...I've always made a point to read your threads and responses.You seem to have a very non biased approach to cycling and a great deal of knowledge and experience.Good luck with the new challenge.|
|Will he be capable of deleting messages/threads?...||Bruno S|
Apr 2, 2003 10:57 AM
|If not, how is he going to moderate the board?|
|Hey! Where did my expletitive-filled response go??? ;-) nm||Spunout|
Apr 2, 2003 10:59 AM
|yes he can (nm)||gregg|
Apr 2, 2003 11:58 AM
Apr 2, 2003 11:01 AM
|Doug has always been sort of the unofficial forum moderator, nice to see that it is now official. I must say also that Doug has always been very helpful to me in the past and most of his stuff is dead on. Good idea.....|
|Could be a challenge||53T|
Apr 2, 2003 11:05 AM
|Doug will make a great General Board moderator. However, he is waaaay left of center politically, and will have a real challenge being objective on the non-cycling board. Best of luck, Doug.|
Apr 2, 2003 12:04 PM
|...and one that was discussed and considered by myself and my boss.
The result is: in choosing a moderator, the last thing we want to do is to have the moderator have to change or alter their opinions or their "voice" on the boards. Which is where I would step in, if need be. We don't expect Doug to hide his true opinions, and he should be allowed to express himself, just like everyone else. Should the need arise, Doug has been instructed to contact me and let me make the call.
|Left of Center Politically?||Fez|
Apr 3, 2003 7:28 AM
|You are kidding, right?
Seriously though, he should make a fine moderator.
|Wasn't April Fools day yesterday? nm.||jaybird|
Apr 2, 2003 11:08 AM
|Can we still say sh!t and d@mn? Congrats, Doug! nm||Mike P|
Apr 2, 2003 11:11 AM
|Rock on, Doug! nm||russw19|
Apr 2, 2003 11:14 AM
|I don't think much is going to change||DougSloan|
Apr 2, 2003 11:16 AM
|Over the years, I've communicated with Gregg, and Linda before Gregg, about some forum content. It's actually pretty rare that anything gets pulled or moved. I'm not planning on handling anything differently than I think Gregg would. It's more a matter of having two sets of eyes instead of one. Sometimes Gregg is unavailable for a while, and this will just help to speed up some attention when needed, in my view.
|all i know for sure is this:||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 2, 2003 11:37 AM
|"This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence."|
|Excuse me sir...is this the Delta House? nm||DougSloan|
Apr 2, 2003 11:45 AM
|wrong, try again||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 2, 2003 11:54 AM
|"I wish there were no machines, and everyone led a pastoral existence, trees and flowers don't deliberately cool you out and go beep in your ear. "|
|re:I don't think much is going to change||cyclopathic|
Apr 2, 2003 12:18 PM
|your french jokes perhaps? keep it to non-cycling forum plz|
|Interesting how Do(u)g went from watchdog to ....||Brooks|
Apr 2, 2003 3:30 PM
|burn-out (left the forum for awhile, new kid and all), comes back and in a few short months is the moderator. Just couldn't stay away! Congrats and good luck with this group!
|Good Move Gregg and Congrats Doug!||Maartin|
Apr 2, 2003 11:20 AM
|This will help the site all around|
|oh no! coming soon, forum pact III...nm :)||mohair_chair|
Apr 2, 2003 11:22 AM
|Is that a bike bra on your handlebars, Doug?||rollo tommassi|
Apr 2, 2003 11:40 AM
|oh, the humanity!!!!
|Kind of like a lawyer's becoming a judge . . .||ms|
Apr 2, 2003 12:35 PM
|Congratulations. I think that you are eminently qualified and will do a great job. Just beware of "black robe fever." And, remember that the role of a moderator is different than that of an advocate. Should we address you as "The Honorable?"|
|worse. TP :-) nm||DougSloan|
Apr 2, 2003 4:36 PM
|TP is more appropriate for a C40. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 3, 2003 7:32 AM
|Furnace 308, err, I mean 508, finish line photo? (nm)||Dale Brigham|
Apr 3, 2003 8:25 AM
Apr 3, 2003 8:54 AM
|With great power comes great responsibilites ... (nm)||laffeaux|
Apr 2, 2003 11:53 AM
|Do we have to call him "Mr. Sloan" now? nm||Iamhoosier|
Apr 2, 2003 12:10 PM
|Sir Douglas or Mr. Sloan oughta do. Good move. nm||dzrider|
Apr 2, 2003 12:37 PM
|Board Diplomacy First,, then the UN:)- nm||Jon Billheimer|
Apr 2, 2003 1:01 PM
|re: Great idea. Great choice. Good luck Doug. (nm)||JL|
Apr 2, 2003 1:01 PM
|Two words: Fox, Henhouse ;-)||js5280|
Apr 2, 2003 1:18 PM
|Congrats Doug! We look forward to your benevolent dicatatorship :-)|
|you can't say "dictator" on a moderated forum. duh! nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 2, 2003 1:24 PM
|Didn't. Said "dicatator" :-0 nm||Brooks|
Apr 2, 2003 3:27 PM
|omg that's twice as bad! nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 3, 2003 6:05 AM
Apr 2, 2003 1:26 PM
|Ya' celeste junkie!! ;-) I even noticed the celeste pedals and bottle cages - cool! Actually, that's quite a nice stable of bikes you have.
Apr 2, 2003 1:52 PM
|It looks like Doug has found a great way to get some compensation for his board time!|
|Helmets Off To Doug!||El Caballito|
Apr 2, 2003 2:17 PM
|Congrats to you. Though I don't know you, I have read many of your posts and you've given me timely suggestions.
|Doug: Good luck to you and to us, too. (nm)||KenS|
Apr 2, 2003 2:49 PM
|Hello co-dependence! Gregg you enabler! (nm)||eyebob|
Apr 2, 2003 3:12 PM
|New? He's been doing that since day 1 ...||Humma Hah|
Apr 2, 2003 3:25 PM
|... and doing a marvelous job of it. This is a civilized forum, and Doug's a big part of the reason why!
Jolly good you're making it official!
|Congrats Doug! Lead and direct us oh wise one. ;) nm||Ken of Fresno|
Apr 2, 2003 3:44 PM
|>Snowblind's smartypants remark deleted by Doug Slone< -nm||SnowBlind|
Apr 2, 2003 4:21 PM
Apr 2, 2003 4:35 PM
|No idea what you are talking about, but even if something were deleted, you couldn't tell who did it.
|Doug, I put it there. Ne pas? -nm||SnowBlind|
Apr 3, 2003 9:51 AM
|Moderator? We don't need no stikin moderator (nm)||Lone Gunman|
Apr 2, 2003 5:26 PM
|Now I know where all the nick posts disappear to!nm||the bull|
Apr 2, 2003 7:49 PM
|Now that you are in control, Doug, let's hijack this forum...||Dale Brigham|
Apr 2, 2003 8:24 PM
|...and turn it into a strictly Ultramarathon/Randonnee cycling board. Hoist the black flag, matey!
Seriously, I know you will rule your kingdom with wisdom and wit. Congrats!
|I AM WELL AWARE OF MY REPUTATION||Lazywriter|
Apr 2, 2003 8:50 PM
|but Doug is a moron. He will wind up deleting this anyway so I am going to say what I feel. If anyone presents with any "off color" jokes, he will deem them inappropriate although we are adults and should decide what we want to view. He has always been policing this board and "intervening" when he felt necessary. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS ACCUSED HIM OF THIS.
I admit there I have posted "off color" remarks along with others in the past that I felt were funny. There are a lot of wise ass comments that happen here which I find very funny and I know Doug will delete anything he "perceives" as inappropriate. Before he had this power he was intrusive so God help us now that he is given even more authority. Plus he has no life and seems to always be on this site. Mark my words, this post will be deleted but I am saving it and will re-post it. Bad choice.
|There are probably 200...||ACE-|
Apr 2, 2003 11:16 PM
|or more of us who would delete EVERYTHING you post, but Doug will not. And you calling anyone a moron is, well, stupid. ACE|
|don't worry - but check the Guidelines||DougSloan|
Apr 3, 2003 7:28 AM
|Most of what I've posted in the past about out of line messages had more to do with an attempt to persuade, not dictate or control. In other words, while I personally may have felt some things to be out of line, they weren't necessarily so bad to require deletion. I don't think there is anything wrong with everyone, including me, from participating in an attempt to keep the forums (fora?, fori?) civil, especially compared to some of the other boards we all have visited and left because they were so juvenile and caustic. I can think of very few times when your posts were actually bad enough to require intervention.
However, the board does have guidelines ( http://www.roadbikereview.com/guidelinescrx.aspx ), and the responsibility of the owners and me, now, is to see that the guidelines are followed. When you initially signed up to post here, and impliedly every time you post, you agree to the guidelines. The ones many people seem to ignore are the first two:
1. The message insults or degrades another member of the community.
2. The message contains profanity, offensive language, or racial epithets.
There are always judgment calls to be made. Your message to which this message is in response is obviously in violation of Guideline No. 1, isn't it?
Nonetheless, I recall what a judge once told a client, and have taken it to heart in legal matters, and it often applies here: "Son, if you stir sh**, it only gets smellier." So, often some bad messages might get ignored with that in mind.
|Let me guess -- quote from a Missouri county judge? (nm)||Dale Brigham|
Apr 3, 2003 8:16 AM
|you would think, but actually Los Angeles nm||DougSloan|
Apr 3, 2003 8:28 AM
|don't worry - but check the Guidelines||mapei boy|
Apr 3, 2003 11:47 AM
|It's good to hear you have such a mellow mind-set. I know you'll be a fine moderator. I know you'll keep a nice loose rein, just like Gregg did. You'll let the trollers troll, the venters vent, and the counter-attackers counter-attack. Some of the other message boards I frequent (such as a food one that will go nameless) are run by politeness nazis. The slightest twinge of genuine emotion or intensity invariably causes a post to get cut.|
|re: Welcome New RBR Forum Moderator: Doug Sloan!||Natchez|
Apr 2, 2003 10:16 PM
|If Doug is half as good a moderator as he is a cyclist this forum is in great shape!!!
|You have absolutley totally simply GOT||Hoopes of glory|
Apr 3, 2003 5:19 AM
|to be joking?
Tell me this complete absurdity is caused by too many Buds - please?