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Offline Festool USA

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Forum Moderator Elections
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:22 PM »
We would like to invite you, as a member of the forum, to participate in electing our forum moderators.  Using the poll at the top of the thread, please cast up to two ballots for the nominees of your choice to act as forum moderators.  Voting will remain open until 5:22pm EST on Friday, November 13th, 2009.  Your selections may not be changed once you have cast your vote so please vote with care.  In the event of a tie, we will have a run off vote.  The two nominees who receive the most votes will be instated as forum moderators. 

I would like to encourage everyone to keep the voting and conversation in the thread friendly.

Here are links to the nominees profiles for your convenience.

Dave Ronyak
Forrest Anderson
ForumMFG
Frank-Jan
Peter Halle

If you have questions, feel free to contact me privately.

Edit: One nominee was removed per their request.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009, 06:15 PM by Shane Holland »

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 05:55 PM »
Although I really enjoy all of the posts I've read from all of these guys, I've been proud to vote for Forrest and Peter; I've really respected their consistently open and considerate manner and the great experience and knowledge they share with us.  I think they'd be terrific at fostering the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the FOG.

Rick

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 07:22 PM »
Although I really enjoy all of the posts I've read from all of these guys, I've been proud to vote for Forrest and Peter; I've really respected their consistently open and considerate manner and the great experience and knowledge they share with us.  I think they'd be terrific at fostering the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the FOG.

Rick
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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 08:08 AM »
Well, what will be the duties of the moderators? Duh, to moderate.  :)

Specifically, what is the moderator tasked with? For example,

  >>move posts from one section to another to keep things on topic;

  >>referee heated debates of the polarizing topics (Fest vs. Eurek; Windows vs. Mac; IE vs. Firefox, table saw vs MFT/TS etc)

  >>correct technical issues, like posting errors, etc

  >>deciding what posts should be stickies

If it ain't broke...

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Offline Forrest Anderson

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 08:24 AM »
Well, what will be the duties of the moderators? Duh, to moderate.  :)

Specifically, what is the moderator tasked with? For example,

  >>move posts from one section to another to keep things on topic;

  >>referee heated debates of the polarizing topics (Fest vs. Eurek; Windows vs. Mac; IE vs. Firefox, table saw vs MFT/TS etc)

  >>correct technical issues, like posting errors, etc

  >>deciding what posts should be stickies


I'm not sure if you are asking a rhetorical question or not, but  in case you missed it at the time, Shane posted a suggested set of Guidelines for FOG Moderators on 2nd September.

Since there weren't many comments by deadline of 14 Sep, it looks as though these Guidelines seem to meet with general approval.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 08:25 AM »
Rey,

Here is a link where you can see what the suggested Moderator Guidelines are as well as the Member Guidelines.
Moderator Guidelines and Member Guidelines

By the way, in the middle of the night I read the thread on your workbench system.

Peter
 

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 06:10 PM »
Hmmm, I missed the post on the guidelines a while back...thanks Peter and Forrest. Good luck to the candidates.


Peter, thanks for the read in the middle of the night  :).


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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 03:13 PM »
One final reminder for anyone who wants to cast a vote on moderators for the forum before the deadline tomorrow.  Thanks.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 03:48 PM »
Although I really enjoy all of the posts I've read from all of these guys, I've been proud to vote for Forrest and Peter; I've really respected their consistently open and considerate manner and the great experience and knowledge they share with us.  I think they'd be terrific at fostering the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the FOG.

Rick
ditto

I'll second that ditto.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 03:55 PM »
I find it difficult to cast a vote. All of these gentlemen are more than capable to moderate.
Greg Mann
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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 11:22 AM »
Today is the last day of voting, cast your vote now.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 06:20 PM »
Thanks to everyone who voted.  It looks like Forrest Anderson and Peter Halle have been elected by the members to be the first two moderators for the forum.  Thank you to everyone who voted and to those who offered to be considered as moderators.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2009, 06:24 PM »
Peter and Forrest  congratulations!!!

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009, 06:35 PM »
Thank you to all of you who voted.  Forrest is a natural.  He has devoted so much time to this forum.  Me... I just ran my mouth fingers.

I had something all typed out to post, but the Golden Retriever ate it.  I should be able to post in about 10 hours.  I'll wear latex gloves.  Seriously, thank you all.

Peter

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009, 06:45 PM »
Congratulations Peter and Forrest.

Offline Forrest Anderson

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2009, 07:03 PM »
Thank you all very much, and congratulation to Peter!

I am honoured to have been chosen to be one of the new Moderators, and look forward to helping Shane and Peter run the Festool Owners Group.

Forrest (who is not used to giving acceptance speeches!)

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2009, 07:09 PM »
Thank you all very much, and congratulation to Peter!

I am honoured to have been chosen to be one of the new Moderators, and look forward to helping Shane and Peter run the Festool Owners Group.

Forrest (who is not used to giving acceptance speeches!)



We'll let you slide on the speech since you've given soooo much great info already.  No resting on your laurels.   [smile]

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 09:30 AM »
Peter & Forrest,

Wish you both the best of fortune in this endeavor.  First time ever that I voted for someone that actually won.  This was a no brainer though.  You guys are very deserving and have now been recognized for unselfishly sharing your knowledge and experiences with others.

Neill
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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 09:39 AM »
Forrest and Peter, congratulations on becomming FOG moderators.  I am certain that both of you will do a good job.   [thumbs up]

And thanks for agreeing to take on this task.   [thanks]
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 10:29 AM »
I'll add my congratulations.  Like Neill, no-one I've ever voted for has won before either. In fact, I feel that I'm the winner here.  Thank you, everyone, for this wonderful honour.

Cheers,
Rick

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2009, 10:37 AM »
Peter and Forrest,

Congratulations on your new role.   I'm sure that you'll have the members whipped into shape quickly.   Hmmm...  Actually, they're already in great condition.  ???  OK.  Looks like you guys won't have much to do!  [smile]

Regards,

Dan.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2009, 10:38 AM by Dan Clark »

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2009, 10:49 AM »
Thank all of you for your kind words.  I certainly didn't expect this - I never win either.  But then again, over the last three years my knowledge has been enriched by all the posters and postings here so I guess you could say that I've been on a three year winning streak.   ;D

I had earlier posted that my 15 year old Golden Retriever ate a draft of something I was going to post.  Well, as predicted, both time and my draft have "passed" and he determined that what I wrote was *rap.     :o :o  Leave it to a dog to bring things back into perspective.

Based on his opinion, I will not post what was written, instead I will say that I look forward to the future and thank you for your support and kind words.

Peter

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2009, 11:07 AM »
Congrats to you both.  I hope you enjoy your time as moderators.  Goodluck!!

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2009, 11:29 AM »

Thank you all again. Dan has summed up my thoughts - since there is such a great atmosphere here at FOG, hopefully Peter and I will have hardly any moderation to do! Just delete the occassional spammer and move an errant thread to somewhere more relevant. However having another two people "on watch" should hopefully allow Shane and Martin to devote more of their time to other things.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2009, 03:58 PM »
Congratulations, Peter and Forrest.  I am confident that you'll both do an excellent job.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2009, 04:13 PM »
Hearty congratulations gentlemen on your appointments. [thumbs up]
Peter. As nice a guy you'll meet anywhere.
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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2009, 07:12 PM »
I would like to add a link to Talk Festool forum  which is celebrating the elections as well

http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/woodworkers-cafe/2759-congratulations-order.html

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 07:25 PM »
Yes Peter and Forrest, congrats with the elections. I'm sure you'll both do very fine.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2009, 07:47 PM »

  It's late in the game; but congratulations to Peter and Forrest.

 Bob
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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2009, 08:07 PM »
Congratulations Dudes! Have fun fixing my spelling mistakes  [big grin]

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2009, 08:26 PM »
Congratulations Dudes! Have fun fixing my spelling mistakes  [big grin]

I ma so srry, but corrcting spelling is nt in teh jbo descriptiom.  Aren't you lucky?  Thanks for the advance notice though!   [thanks]

Peter

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2010, 07:21 PM »
On behalf of Forrest and I;  thanks you for the past 12 months.  It has been fun!

Peter

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2010, 08:12 PM »
It looks like I have missed out on voting.

But as luck would have it, I would have voted for these two same blokes anyway.

Congratulations to Peter and Forrest.

Its great to know we are in such capable hands.

Regards, Justin

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2010, 08:13 PM »
On behalf of Forrest and I;  thanks you for the past 12 months.  It has been fun!

Peter

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Offline Alex

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2010, 10:43 PM »
What's up with Forrest by the way? We never see him anymore .....  is he still a moderator?  ???

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2010, 04:58 AM »
Jeez, how did i miss this thread !  My 2 votes would have been Forrest & Peter also  [smile]

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2010, 05:45 AM »
What's up with Forrest by the way? We never see him anymore .....  is he still a moderator?  ???

Forrest is still a moderator here.  He is finishing up a project in a remote location that has limited communications.

Peter

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2010, 06:47 AM »

I am still alive and well, through somewhat thinner! I gave up my day job in an office at the end of May and since the beginning of June I have been rennovating a cottage in a remote part of Scotland. There is no telephone landline, hardly any mobile reception (unless you climb a hill which is usually occupied by cows) and *definitately* no broadband! Communication with the outside world usually takes place when I go shopping to the local village, and I can connect via a mobile GPRS connection.

During the rennovations Shane has kindly granted me leave of absence as Moderator but I hope to be back soon, and sharing some of my Festool experiences with you all! Although much of the work has been to do with plastering and installing cables rather than the woodworking I prefer, my Rotex and other sanders have still been very much to the fore, making good the walls and ceilings.

I look forward to returning to active duty with the FOG, and would like to express my sincere thanks to Shane and Peter for shouldering all the duties in my absence. What I optimistically thought was going to take just one month has so far taken 5 1/2, much to the consternation of friends and family!

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2010, 08:04 AM »
Glad to hear you've been well, Forrest...you've been missed around these parts. Good luck with the project.

Rick

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2010, 09:32 AM »
Great to hear from you, Forrest! We have certainly missed you around here. Look forward to your return when the time comes. Hope all is going well with your project (and otherwise).

We've been barely been getting along with just Peter, but have survived anyway. [big grin] [poke]

Seriously though, I couldn't imagine working with two finer fellows.

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Re: Forum Moderator Elections
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2010, 04:30 PM »
Glad to hear things are ok,  All the best, Woodguy
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