The ways in which you are appreciated.
I admire and totally appreciate the sense of humor both Deejo
bring to many of their posts. Even when I disagree, it's better to disagree while laughing! Really, you both make me crack up all the time! Deejo
brings a philosophical quality to many of his issue driven posts and a directness in his problem solving posts that are easy to understand and more importantly, easy for the OP to take without prompting defensiveness.
I appreciate the straight to the point, cut through the BS, that French Fry brings
. Damn that girl is good! French Fry
doesn't get riled up even in the most contentious threads. I've seen her post in a few "battle of the sexes" type threads and what she contributes is a view point that cannot be construed as for or against either sex, she calls it as she sees it and I like that.
I adore Coffee Amore
because she is also no nonsense and is also on point and also has a sense of humor and also is available for questions and brings a calm and quiet peace to her warnings. I don't know how she does that? Coffee Amore
can make posts in threads and somehow her tone is so calming even if her message might be not be so easy to hear..although I don't think I've ever actually seen a post of her in which she said anything too difficult to hear.
These are the only mods I know about, so if I've missed any I apologize, although Chris H
is a Mod, he is admin and I've never interacted with him so I don't know what kind of person he is. Some things you never leave behind and when I see Chris H
in a thread I am transported back to my school days when the principal entered the class room, pointed at me and said, "Pink! In the hallway now!"
Other than banning and abolishing pests and trolls, keeping the civility at a tolerable level I know you guys do behind the scene stuff but have no idea what that is. I'm sure being a Mod can be thankless. Being in a position of decision making power is a job that few personalities can carry off well. Neither engaging in battle nor shying away, but using diplomacy and an earnest desire to fit as many different personalities and points of view into this community as possible has got to be difficult.
Hats off to you Mods! I'm glad you do what you do but I'm even gladder it's not me!