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Old 03-05-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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For those of us that do not understand, being moderator here on a public forum is a volunteer position. I have no vested interest in the forum nor are there any benefits. I merely do it as a desire to help others. I try to participate in discussions and joke around with others as well as provide assistance with the forum . I also try to help other members with technical issues with the Escape models based upon my ownership. I post pictures of changes as pictures always seem to help.
That said sometimes I may have to throw some water on the campfire when the discussion gets too heated. Although I may have added fuel to the fire but when asked to do so I'm required to take some sort of action when the flames get too high.
I hope everyone can understand that an edit or deletion of a post should mean nothing other than some rule may have been perceived as broken and a gentle nudge is being made to straighten the line. Thank you for reading this and understanding.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:24 PM   #2
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I, for one, appreciate the efforts of the moderators, even though this forum, IMHO, is more civil than FGRV. And the reason I appreciate their efforts is because I myself would not have the patience to do the job. So thank you Jim and all the rest of you.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #3
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I too appreciate the efforts of moderators. I wouldn't want to do it.
I think a lot of confusion in this, and many, forums comes from misunderstood acronyms, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Sometime a proof read is all that's necessary to clarify that one's thoughts or posts are on topic.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:49 PM   #4
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For those of us that do not understand, being moderator here on a public forum is a volunteer position. I have no vested interest in the forum nor are there any benefits. I merely do it as a desire to help others.
And you ARE helping others Jim. Thanks.
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My philosophy is to let the conversation continue if there are no complaints, even if it strays off topic for a while. Much like around the camp fire.
When it clearly switches to another topic ( from tires to water filters for instance ), then I will split it into two.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:15 PM   #6
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My philosophy is to let the conversation continue if there are no complaints, even if it strays off topic for a while. Much like around the camp fire.
When it clearly switches to another topic ( from tires to water filters for instance ), then I will split it into two.
I prefer this "approach" to the "delete" approach. It's not as "heavy handed" and it often brings a good deal of interest and humor to the topic(s).
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:32 PM   #7
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I prefer this "approach" to the "delete" approach. It's not as "heavy handed" and it often brings a good deal of interest and humor to the topic(s).
Umm, that would be humour for you, silly.

But, I do agree, and try to do similar at FGRV myself, though with a MUCH more diversified crowd there.
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I don't think we can say thank you enough to the volunteer moderators who make this Forum so informative and so much fun. Thanks, Jim!

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But, I do agree, and try to do similar at FGRV myself, though with a MUCH more diversified crowd there.
"Diversified" is one way to put it. Had a fellow there try to argue that a Toyota 4-Runner was unstable at towing and not suitable for a Scamp or Casita. Seriously. Oh well...

So much good common sense here, without having to filter through all the posts with bad information. Now, if we could just get rid of 'certain' food discussions...
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I don't think we can say thank you enough to the volunteer moderators who make this Forum so informative and so much fun. Thanks, Jim!

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Could not agree more. When I needed help with a post to sell my old 15b I got a very quick response with just the help I was looking for.
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