View Full Version : Thanks to MR moderators and implementors
08-23-2008, 06:14 PM
MR is only the second or third forum that I ever tried to follow. It is the only one I continue to follow. After recently looking at the Tor forum, I now understand why. The Tor forum is not bad. None of the others were either. But the MR forum is fantastic. It is easy to get around in - i.e. user friendly. The moderators are very helpful as are the general users. So I just wanted to say :thanks: to all of you.
08-23-2008, 06:29 PM
you know, that is exactly the same reaction i had. reading that thread made me feel all warm and fuzzy about the mr team. it's nice to say thank you to them so i'd like to say it too, and i'm speaking without my green cape on right now.
08-23-2008, 07:58 PM
Hear, hear! Without the moderators this would be just another SPAM clogged, unhelpful site. But, thanks to them, it is efficient and easy to use.
Oh, Why Not?
08-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Oh, Why Not?
08-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Oh well, I just messed up a simple: !!!!!
08-24-2008, 12:07 AM
MR is a great forum. One of the best on the net. Really. The people are smart and nice and I find answers to questions/problems that I have not been able to find elsewhere.
08-24-2008, 12:44 AM
Thank you slayda, a lot of what you feel started with Alex and Bob years ago as MobileRead was just starting. They have set the tone for careful discussion, spam fighting, respect for other members, and provided the framework for the forum we know today.
You said that you found the site easy to get around. This is no accident or good luck on our part. Remember back a short while ago when Alex did a series or realignments -- moving certain groups of posts, splitting some, combining some. Once upon a time (a few months ago) calibre posts were mixed in with the Sony forum and other development tool posts were spread across multiple areas. Today they are all in one place with calibre having its own forum section. Alex is great at looking at how people are using the site and adjusting it to make their visit easier so they can find what they want as quickly as they can.
The mods you speak of are a unique bunch of people. Each has their own view; but, we all share a common set of core beliefs based on the traditions started by Alex when he opened MobileRead. Each moderator has their own unique skills and areas of interest. It is not an assignment, rather it is what each of us feels comfortable doing and has a passion for doing. For example, Dale has reorganized the Wiki so that it is a viable and valuable resource for the Mobilearead community, Harry initiated the download section plus created a complete set of Dickens ebooks, Nate is a whiz at finding new information about ebook devices, Neko started the custom imprented MobileRead logo area (we selected the lower the price and don't send any money to MobileRead option), Zelda has been a leading force in developing the social side of MobileRead, NatCh and Bob have been the voice of reason when discussions wandered too far off-track, Jon has been investigated most books posted at MobileRead for copyright problems, and Patricia has corrected, formatted, and uploaded over 1,800 books. There are other moderators that you may not see too often that also contribute to the care and feeding of MobileRead.
We are pleased that you are here and glad that you enjoy the forums.
08-24-2008, 12:48 AM
I have said it before. This is the only forum I read regularly and it is because it is fast and it never forgets what I have read or mark something as read that I have not read. I cannot stand forum where the unread marking disappear without you having read things.
08-24-2008, 09:16 AM
... And RWood is extremely good at noticing trends and patterns in the flow of the board, and pointing them out to the rest of us, which has been absolutely priceless on several occasions.
However, as I never tire of pointing out, as much as we mods work to keep MobileRead pleasant and positive, it's really the members that make that work. If you lot were bent on making MR a flame-ridden snake pit, there's really very little we mods could do to stop you.
So: right a round of applause for you, MobileReaders!
08-24-2008, 10:25 AM
I would like to add my thanks as well. Not only can you make friends here, you can learn so much about whatever particular device(s) you have. You can laugh at the "ministry of unutterable silliness' forum, you can argue the relative merits of different e-book readers, you can even knock heads with different perspectives on downloading books from the "darkside". No one is made to feel stupid, for asking questions that must seem stupid to those who have been in this field since the beginning. Your infinite patience is appreciated. Thank you. :iloveyou: