Posted Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:28 PM
I have had to cut back my time with the site, so [drumroll]... TWoP Pembleton, aka Kim, is the Head Moderator. As of a few weeks ago, in fact. I am (obviously) still working on the site, dealing with the tech issues and the behind-the-scenes maintenance. This should have zero effect on anything y’all do; the only change is that I'm not slowing things down. At least, not as much.
Longer version for the 3 people who care:
I had some family stuff to deal with last spring (everything’s fine now!) and the job that pays the mortgage went bananas on me, and every time I thought it was calming down, I was so terribly wrong. And I’m officially too old to work 10 hour days at the office and form coherent thoughts when I get home. Granted, I’m not breaking rocks at either job, but... it was not functional, and I'm guessing that many of you noticed that. So we formed a new plan. Kim is doing what I think is the hard part of the job (don't tell her I said that!), and I’m extremely grateful for that because I know she's more than capable and that eased my guilt tremendously.
As I said, I will be fussing with tech stuff. There are things I've had on my to-do list for months (a FAQ update, cleaning up the Tech Issues threads, various fixes) that I can actually focus on now. And I'll do my best with any new problems like, say, if a server suddenly chokes. Ahem. But Kim is The Final Word on any posting/moderating questions you have. I'm just here to fuss with the IPB stuff and mutter about getting back my stapler.
I'll leave this open for a few days just in case I've left out anything you have questions about. I want to thank you folks for your patience; I know it was a bumpy summer here and I do apologize for that. I'm very happy that I can still be involved in the site and also do wacky things like sleep occasionally.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:47 AM
Second, Strega, you'll still be around, right? Right??
And glad everything's good with your family.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:05 AM
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:45 AM
Pembleton, congatulations and commiserations, take whichever as needed.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 5:07 PM
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 8:11 PM
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 8:54 PM
In any event, thanks above and beyond to Strega for all that she's done to keep this site from going off the rails since the Big Three left a few years ago, and to Pembleton for taking over the reins on the moderating side. You both deserve high praise for your patience with us posters, especially when we yammer on about stuff that you've probably already heard ad nauseam. I know I'll certainly do my best to make things as easy as I can for both of you during the transition (you know, by being a responsible, low-maintenance poster and stuff like that there).
Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:30 PM
And good luck, Pembelton!
[Geez. Why do I even try to type late nights??]
Edited by Trini Girl, Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:43 PM.
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 3:09 AM
I got the feeling that Strega's been inching towards semi-retirement and was grooming Pembleton for a partial takeover of her duties.
I like this but you are giving me WAY too much credit! I mean, a) if it was planned I'd have done a much better job of it (well, I hope I would have) and b) she really doesn't need grooming; she's been with the site longer than I have!
Although frankly this mutual admiration thing is kinda boring. Can't this be part of someone's evil machinations? That's so much more interesting!
(Please do not actually post conspiracy theories.)
(Unless they're funny.)
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 6:11 AM
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:48 AM
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 12:36 PM
(Don't mind me, just anxious for Fringe to start the new season.)
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:05 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 5:11 PM
I was thinking more like Pinky & the Brain. Nevertheless, I'm glad to see things are working out for both of you and the bonus is the site will run smoother.
Strega and I are actually the same person with a split personality. You heard it here first.
Posted Sep 28, 2012 @ 5:44 PM
Posted Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:37 PM
Pembleton/Kim, I feel like I should offer you a B12 or something. Or maybe a cloning machine. Sadly, I have neither, so I'll just wish you luck :-)
Posted Oct 6, 2012 @ 6:28 AM
Strega, you might find you have a...life! I'm glad your family stuff has settled down and hope you get yourself into a good schedule. Kim, I'll pray for you.