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Old 01-09-2010, 17:01   #1
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Please Welcome Our Newest Moderators

We're pleased to announce the expansion of the Cruisers Forum site staff with the addition of three new moderators to the team. The following members have graciously agreed to serve in this voluntary position in the interest of keeping CF the finest Forum of its kind on the internet.

Your newest moderators are:


CaptForce is a full-time cruiser aboard his Morgan Out Island 41, Aythya, currently cruising the east coast of the US from Maine to the Bahamas; Cotemar is an engineer from Connecticut who owns both a Catalina 380 and a Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36, Catatude; newt is an MD from Utah who sails his ComPac 23 on the Great Salt Lake, as well as a gorgeous Valiant 40, Beth of Bellingham, on Puget Sound. CF member Charlie Cobra did a beautiful job refitting and restoring Beth for newt.

Cruisers Forum is growing by leaps and bounds, and with over 38,000 members now, extra help in the back room is greatly appreciated. Please make welcome our newest mods, and let them know that you appreciate their efforts, as well.


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Old 01-09-2010, 17:25   #2
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Commiserations to the three of you for failing to resist the call over to the "other" side...

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Seriously though, thanks for putting your hands up, and I hope to avoid being responsible for anything you need to clean up around here.

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Old 01-09-2010, 17:45   #3
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Good show! glad to hear you'll be covering my as... Back side in the threads. You guys really do make this place work so thanks to all our mods!
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Old 03-09-2010, 19:24   #4
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So, you folks got suckered into it, eh? Too much time on your hands? Suffering from the delusion that you can somehow bring order to chaos?

Just don't let yourself become like the antagonists in this statement:

Sorry, couldn't resist putting in a link to one my favorite recent covers of a timeless classic. Besides, it might give you a chance to do your first "moderation" chore!

Seriously, welcome. The heavy lifting is appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2010, 19:43   #5
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Congrats or condolences which ever the case may be. I Mod on a couple other sites and at times it can be NO FUN! Especially when you have to bite your tongue as a "staff" member, when normal people will let it rip! On the flip side, you guys (and gals) DO make a site run well!
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Old 03-09-2010, 19:51   #6
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Thanks guys for taking part in the “behind the scene housekeeping”, that most of us rarely notice, simply because it is done with quiet finesse, instead of drama.

Great choices Tao and the rest of the CF team!
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Old 03-09-2010, 20:33   #7
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Thanks to you three for signing up. It's terrific to have you all looking after the anchoring and 'guns aboard' threads
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:59   #8
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Appreciatve salutations to the new mods! Here's hoping that you find your new duties as rewarding as they will be challenging. Cheers!!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:38   #9
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Thank you, you guys deserve a whole load more thanks than you'll probably get. One consolation, you can be at the front of the line when the burgee starts shipping

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:30   #10
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burgee? <perk> what burgee?!
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:16   #12
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Good news! Great choices for sure, with a ton of experience to back them up. The Mods are so important to the quality and "feel" of Cruisers Forum. From what I have read from these three recruits, I think they are more then capable of carrying on the grand tradition. Of course, to make a better judgement, we will need the following:

1. What type of main anchor do you each use?
2. Please list the make and caliber of each gun aboard...

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My laptop is set to detect the word "burgee". Atleast now Newt can give away fish to people who dingy up to Beth in response to the rare and elusive "Burgee". I look forward to having my knuckles rapped by all three new Mods (hopefully not at the same time).

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Old 04-09-2010, 09:21   #14
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Congrats to the three of you. From what I can remember of your posts, it seems like good choices to me. And now you can participate in the back room fun, which I've always imagined to be something like so.

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I can't say much that hasn't already been said. A good forum requires a good balance between intervention and freedom. This is the best site for valuable cruising information because the mods have the right balance. Thanks for volunteering!!!

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