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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Hi everybody,

I'd like to announce that we have promoted four of our respected members to forum moderator. I present to you:

James Molloy, Legend of the Tutorials
01000101, Archmage of Information Streams
Jack Scott, Grandmaster of Sharing Knowledge
Quok, Honoured Wizard of Good Advice

A round of applause please, and expect some nice speeches :D

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:51 pm 
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Congratulations, but.. where's the cake?

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:10 pm 
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I ate half of it yesterday. As for the other half, no idea. I'd have a look in the fridge. Or maybe one of the cupboards.

In all seriousness, I'd just like to say to everybody that I hope I do a good job and don't let you down. I know there's been a bit of discussion lately as to where OSDev.org is headed, and I want to make sure that direction is up.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Huzzah!!

So what're titles for some other mods? I'd say:

Brendan, Emperor of General Knowledge
Candy and mystran, "Masters" of Bending Time That Miss Epic Threads and Questions

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It keeps stunning me how friendly we - as a community - are towards people who start programming "their first OS" who don't even have a solid understanding of pointers, their compiler, or how a OS is structured.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:19 pm 
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hi,
where's dex . The reason you mentioned is a poor reason for not making him a moderator :D .I am sort of fine with the rest of them

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:28 pm 
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JackScott wrote:
I ate half of it yesterday. As for the other half, no idea. I'd have a look in the fridge. Or maybe one of the cupboards.

In all seriousness, I'd just like to say to everybody that I hope I do a good job and don't let you down. I know there's been a bit of discussion lately as to where OSDev.org is headed, and I want to make sure that direction is up.


yeah, the other half is my fault. :)

There are some good ideas that are being tossed around, and I hope I can help in making some of them happen. I'm quite honored to have been offered this placement and will try to live up to its expectations.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Combuster forgot to announce my new promotion, I'm officially the first universal moderator.. global moderator just sounded a little too.. planetary.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Shrek wrote:
where's dex . The reason you mentioned is a poor reason for not making him a moderator
You too, young padawan, must learn that technical skills are the least important property of a good moderator.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Honesty and loyalty are the most important, no? The technical skillz are just a boost to the smartitude factor.

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Shrek wrote:
hi,
where's dex . The reason you mentioned is a poor reason for not making him a moderator :D .I am sort of fine with the rest of them

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honestly, you dont really expect good moderators to talk about the reasons someone was not selected as a mod do you?
one of the most important qualities of any leadership position must always be discretion

without going into detail:
i have seen much improvement in dex over the 6-8 years he has been posting here on osdev, and i can honestly say he is not the person he once was (which is a good thing), (note that there is much more than one single thread to his detriment) but i am not at this time ready to recommend him (not to say i never could, just that im not ready now)

even if he didnt have such a past, not every good person makes a good moderator (and unfortunately the one i think would be the best, wont... but you know who you are, and that is another topic altogether)

remember, out of hundreds of people who visit this forum regularly, we can only select a few as moderators

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
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Hi,
What I posted was based on my own impression . My judjements may not be right all the time and I am not good with these things . I shall be more careful later on .

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 Post subject: Re: Promotions
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:49 am 
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thats all right
sorry if i sounded a little harsh

my primary point was intended to be that the moderators shouldnt be talking about people... and wont be giving good reasons for such decisions as that is something that should be discussed privately where non-mods cant see it (and in hind-sight, i probably said too much myself... dex, if you would like me to, i would be happy to edit it)

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