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Offline Festool USA

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ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« on: April 19, 2011, 11:00 PM »
Some of you may have noticed that our other moderator, Forrest Anderson, has been absent from the forum for a while. Forrest had informed Peter and I last summer that he had taken some time offline for himself for personal reasons. He went to work on his house in the country where there was limited, if any, internet access. Peter and I both feel that the time has come to add another moderator in lieu of Forrest's absence.

After careful consideration and collaboration with Peter, we have selected Forrest's replacement. Were excited to have Seth, aka SRSemenza, take on that role. Seth has had prior experience in moderating a forum and has been a long standing, very active and contributing member. Please join us in congratulating Seth, we're confident that he will help us continue to grow and improve the forum.

The need for two moderators isn't necessarily because the forum requires a lot of moderation (because we have such a great group of people here [wink]) but to ensure that we continue to have the members represented in the direction and decisions for the forum.

Peter and I wish Forrest the very best in his endeavors. He was certainly a valuable asset for the forum and his contributions have been appreciated by us all.


-- Shane

Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 11:06 PM »
Congratulation's Seth on your new venture with FOG

 [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Good Luck Forrest in your new venture also
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 11:08 PM by Sal @ Theshipstore »
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Offline batmanrobin

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 11:25 PM »
Best wishes to Forrest And congrats to Seth.  Go FOG

Offline Tim Morris

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 11:29 PM »
Congratulations Seth.  [thumbs up]

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 11:38 PM »
Congrats Seth!  Lookin forward to meeting you this year!

I wish you luck in your endeavors Forrest!

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Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 11:42 PM »
Best wishes Forrest!  Thanks Seth - we will be gentle - for a while maybe [cool].  Seriously, thanks for stepping up - what a great team we have now with Shane, Peter, and Seth! [big grin]

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 11:48 PM »
Good luck, Forrest; hope all is well!

Congratulations, Seth!

oooh, I smell a greatly expanded Systainer subform  [thumbs up]
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 11:51 PM »
Best wishes Forrest!  Thanks Seth - we will be gentle - for a while maybe [cool].  Seriously, thanks for stepping up - what a great team we have now with Shane, Peter, and Seth! [big grin]

Careful now, I have done this before...........  

Hmmmm, JesseCloud.  Let me see , where is that delete user button?   [big grin]

Seth

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 11:53 PM »
Good luck, Forrest; hope all is well!

Congratulations, Seth!

oooh, I smell a greatly expanded Systainer subform  [thumbs up]

Ohh,  lets not get ahead of ourselves. 

Seth

Offline RJNeal

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 12:25 AM »
Congratulation Seth,
Shane and Peter, You guys pick a winner
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 01:52 AM »
Seth,

Welcome aboard!  It will be fun!

Forrest, my friend, thanks for everything1

Peter

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 02:06 AM »
Congratulations Seth!  I'm sure we'd love to see a picture of you with your new scepter, fancy hat and green throne.  Now I'll have to be more serious when I PM you!  No more systainer jokes.  [big grin]  [not worthy] [tongue]

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 02:34 AM »
Best wishes Forrest!  Thanks Seth - we will be gentle - for a while maybe [cool].  Seriously, thanks for stepping up - what a great team we have now with Shane, Peter, and Seth! [big grin]

Careful now, I have done this before...........  

Hmmmm, JesseCloud.  Let me see , where is that delete user button?   [big grin]

Seth

Haha, what a brilliant first post as moderator! No offense Jesse, my friend!  [big grin]

Best wishes to Forrest though, and great news about Seth.  Good call by Shane and Peter  [thumbs up]

Offline joraft

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 08:42 AM »

... We're excited to have Seth, aka SRSemenza, take on that role. Seth has had prior experience in moderating a forum and has been a long standing, very active and contributing member. Please join us in congratulating Seth, we're confident that he will help us continue to grow and improve the forum.


What a great choice! I have worked with Seth and he's a top notch moderator.

Congratulations, Seth!
John

Offline CJ'60

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011, 09:43 AM »
Congratulations and [welcome] in your new role, Seth.

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Offline Julian Tracy

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 10:39 AM »
Of course, as moderator, you get an entire outfit of Festool's so that you can speak with authority on their use and quality.

 Great gig!

JT

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 11:40 AM »
Yep, my Festool staff is unloading the truck right now.  The NAINA stuff will all be arriving in a couple days.    [cool] And whenever I have a tool problem Festool flys a special team to my house within 12hrs !   [eek]

Got to get to work on the thrown..... I think a stack of Systainers, Installers Level for a scepter, and a Shinex buffing pad for a crown  [unsure]

And everyone thinks the moderator position is volunteer work.  ::)


Seth

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 01:46 PM »
Congrads, you are joining a great group of Forum supporters.  And good luck Forrest on what every you choose to do.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2011, 03:34 PM »
Excellent choice!  Congratulations Seth, you will no doubt be very helpful (in addition to forum duties) getting us all organized with Systainers.  [smile]

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 02:13 AM »
Congratulations, Seth.  Here's an idea to improve the forum - more contests! ;)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2011, 02:30 AM »
Yep, my Festool staff is unloading the truck right now.  The NAINA stuff will all be arriving in a couple days.    [cool] And whenever I have a tool problem Festool flys a special team to my house within 12hrs !   [eek]

Got to get to work on the thrown..... I think a stack of Systainers, Installers Level for a scepter, and a Shinex buffing pad for a crown  [unsure]

And everyone thinks the moderator position is volunteer work.  ::)


Seth

Seth, I'd advise you to use the buffing pad as a seat cushion on your throne.  Those systainers get uncomfortable after a while.  [wink]

Best of luck to you!

P.S.  I guess you can't compete in contests anymore?

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 02:33 AM »
OH MAN!

I just realised I can't enter the contests anymore  [mad]   [crying]

OK , I quit . Shane take away my moderator status.   [big grin]

Seth
« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 02:35 AM by SRSemenza »

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2011, 02:36 AM »
Seth, you can name me your DW (designated winner)!  Enter as many contests as you like.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2011, 02:40 AM »
OH MAN!

I just realised I can't enter the contests anymore  [mad]   [crying]

OK , I quit . Shane take away my moderator status.   [big grin]

Seth

Well, you just need to create a separate account for yourself.  Just don't let any of the moderators find out.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2011, 03:10 AM »
all the best forrest!
i hope you remain a frequent flyer on the fog!

congrats seth!

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2011, 10:47 AM »
Shane,

Seth has been an asset to this forum for a long time.  Well deserved and we all wish him good luck.

Forrest was also a wonderful poster.  Hopefully he will continue to participate as his schedule permits.  We wish him well.

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: A change to our FOG staff...
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2011, 10:44 PM »
 As other mentioned, a big thanks to Forrest and a warm welcome to Seth.

 I'm hoping this doesn't embarrass Mr. Semenza, so I will let you all in on post that is a testament to his character - he was the customer I was referring to in this post a while back.


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