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Thank you Admins

Post by vested1 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 am

Just a quick note to say thank you to the diligent admins on this site who keep things on track. At times it must seem like herding cats.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by RYD » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:41 am

I will second that the Admins do a great job.

Thanks for all you do!

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by More Please » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:45 am

Ditto... you all are amazing! Thanks so much.

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Post by Lynette » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 am

Thanks and apologies for ranting because my IRMAA was unexpectedly increased.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by nedsaid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 am

This forum is well administered and moderated. Pretty much the punch bowl gets taken away before the partiers get too rowdy. :wink:
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by cu_ » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 am

It will be funny if some of the comments on this thread get moderated because they are not really contributing anything (like the ditto comments on other threads). Ditto, BTW. :D

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by IowaFarmBoy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:16 am

+1 or maybe that should be + infinity....

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by jdb » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 am

I used to follow a number of internet sites, political and economic and tech, but dropped them all except this one. Amazing how many “flamers” there are in internet chat land, many of them seem to be blithering idiots, but the administrators on this site do great job keeping them at bay. So far haven’t closed the door on me.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:49 am

Having helped moderate a high-volume forum for a number of years, I can say without doubt that it’s not trivial. I am constantly impressed at how well this board is run and maintained. Please add my thanks to others’.
It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by InMyDreams » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 pm

+1. The moderators are amazing - thank you all for your diligence!

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by LadyGeek » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:39 pm

You're welcome, it's much appreciated.
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by cfs » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:45 pm

This conversation will be locked in three, two, one . . .

Wishing all forum members and visitors a Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading.
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm

cfs wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:45 pm
This conversation will be locked in three, two, one . . .
cfs:

"Thank you" is never locked. It is always appreciated!

Best wishes
Taylor
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by Pinotage » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:12 pm

Agreed! Many, many thanks to the mods and admins.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by cfs » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm
cfs wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:45 pm
This conversation will be locked in three, two, one . . .
cfs:

"Thank you" is never locked. It is always appreciated!

Best wishes
Taylor
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by Chip » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 am

oldcomputerguy wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:49 am
Having helped moderate a high-volume forum for a number of years, I can say without doubt that it’s not trivial. I am constantly impressed at how well this board is run and maintained. Please add my thanks to others’.
I also helped moderate a high volume investing board for years. After years of success with strict moderation policies the new owners of the board decided that "eyeballs" were the most important metric (over time it had become ad-supported). So they relaxed the moderation policies and began allowing controversial, non-investing topics, thinking they'd get more views. Flame wars became commonplace and most of the thoughtful contributors either left or quit posting. Which eliminated most of the meaty content which made the forum popular in the first place. Or to put it another way, the signal to noise ratio deteriorated markedly. That forum still technically exists but probably only gets 50 posts a year. Bad does indeed drive out good.

So I too am impressed with the way this board is run. Thank you, moderators, Alex & mingstar!

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by StevieG72 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:02 am

+1

This site would not be what it is without the diligent, oftentimes thankless work of the moderators.
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by William4u » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:13 am

Yup and yup.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by oldcomputerguy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:42 am

Chip wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 am

I also helped moderate a high volume investing board for years. After years of success with strict moderation policies the new owners of the board decided that "eyeballs" were the most important metric (over time it had become ad-supported).
The board I helped with was ad-free and volunteer-driven, like this one, and was pure content. So I applaud the moderators and powers-that-be here for keeping Bogleheads on such a high plane.
It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by LukeHeinz57 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:49 pm

Best Forum on the web for personal finance and investing! Mostly because of the moderators and admins that make it a place welcoming quality content and keeping the junk away. :sharebeer
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Post by DavidC » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Thank you admins and moderators for the work you do. I usually just lurk (unauthenticated) because I have nothing to contribute, but I continue to learn a ton from this forum year after year. That would not be possible without your tireless efforts to keep this a sane, welcoming place.
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by retiredjg » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:17 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:39 pm
You're welcome, it's much appreciated.
And here's something just for you, LadyGeek. :D

To some the glass is half empty. To some the glass is half full. To an engineer, it's twice as big as it needs to be. To an entrepreneur, it's always refillable.

But back to the subject....the moderation here is just outstanding! All of you deserve much praise. The tone of this site is far above the rest of the internet and for that I'm always grateful.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by quantAndHold » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:27 pm

Yes, thank you. And sorry about the profanity you had to edit out of my post that one time.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by camillus » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:44 pm

Thank you admins! Sometimes I have the urge to speculate or talk about politics, but rarely do these things have any real outcome other than getting me worried or increasing my blood pressure. I really appreciate the mods on this forum and the policies they enforce.

As all the maleffects of social media are coming to the fore (life dissatisfaction, spreading of falsehood, tribalism), this kind of online community seems especially valuable! Thank you.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by The529guy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:52 pm

:thumbsup

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by Veiled » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:32 pm

I've been impressed with how the etiquette on this forum has made me want to read more and post less and to really think about what I'm posting. It's edifying to see the hard work of the mods to maintain this culture. Thanks!
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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by 2015 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:45 pm

I have contemplated many, many times the valuable contribution the purity and strict non-commercial aspects of this forum make to its usefulness. I know of no other site where I can go and receive such unbiased, unfiltered, and non-commercial information. I view the BH forum as an excellent example of the benefit of crowd sourcing through harnessing the inherent wisdom of crowds. It's a perfect example of virtually limitless individual member interests benefiting the whole. This would in no way be possible without the sacrifices of the moderators (in time alone). I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a recipient of their extreme generosity.

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by Will do good » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:38 pm

Thank you!!

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Re: Thank you Admins

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:29 pm

FYI - The moderators are listed in the bottom right footer of every forum page. See: The team

To get a moderator's attention quickly, please report the post instead (the "!" in the top right corner of the post). See: REPORTING VIOLATIONS AND UNWELCOME PMs
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