Temporary Moderator - Berkeman

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Please note that I need to take some time off. In the mean time, Berkeman, one of our Engineering Mentors, being the brave-hearted and daring man that he is, has kindly agreed to moderate the forum in my absence. Please direct all concerns and comments to him.

Thanks Berkeman. :smile:
 

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Please note that I need to take some time off. In the mean time, Berkeman, one of our Engineering Mentors, being the brave-hearted and daring man that he is, has kindly agreed to moderate the forum in my absence. Please direct all concerns and comments to him.

Thanks Berkeman. :smile:
Is Berkeman liberal enough?
 
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Is Berkeman liberal enough?
Berkeman can be anything. I was not aware that Berk was into the supernatural though. :tongue2:
 
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Berkeman can be anything. I was not aware that Berk was into the supernatural though. :tongue2:
I've heard that Berkeman can be like that.
 
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I'm going to lock this stickie. I'd appreciate help moderating S&D in Ivan's absence. Please PM me if there are problems/issues with any posts, but I need a pointer into the S&D rules and tutorials for any complaints, please. Ivan has set up a pretty good framework, from what I can see.

With your help, moderating the S&D forum in Ivan's temporary absence should go okay.
 
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Is Berkeman liberal enough?
Guess I'll unlock for a bit.

I'm not necessarily liberal. I admire what Ivan has created with this forum. The S&D rules are complex to me (I'm mostly an EE, with a little physics education). but there seems to be some significant value to this forum, IMO.

Honestly, I'd appreciate your help in the next couple months while Ivan is heads-down in his work. I'm seriously heads-down as well, but I think I have enough bandwidth to try to help moderate S&D for a couple months, but only with help from the forum regulars.

Thanks.
 
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Please note that I need to take some time off. In the mean time, Berkeman, one of our Engineering Mentors, being the brave-hearted and daring man that he is, has kindly agreed to moderate the forum in my absence. Please direct all concerns and comments to him.

Thanks Berkeman. :smile:
Ivan finally burnt out. Guess a man can only take so much nonsense.

I mean, skepticism.
 
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I was kidding around, Berkeman. While it's highly doubtful that I'm qualified, if I see anything that looks like it needs your attention, I'll gladly help out.
 
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Is Berkeman liberal enough?
Berkeman is aces! And he is doing a great job.

But there is some real irony in your question. I wrote the guidelines with the specific goal of eliminating the need for subjective moderation. In principle, anyone could study the guidelines and moderate this forum exactly as I do.

Berkeman may not be inclined to hold the debunkers toes to the fire as I do, but in those cases I am simply posting as would any other member.

I'm not back; just taking a breather for a moment.
 
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Berkeman is aces! And he is doing a great job.
Seconded.

In principle, anyone could study the guidelines and moderate this forum exactly as I do.
No, you do a very good job.
 
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Seconded.

No, you do a very good job.
Thanks for the compliment, :smile:, but I really believe what I say. The only distinction is that I have thought it all through, forwards and backwards, for almost eight years. :biggrin:

I would probably need to provide a philosophical explantion to help to make sense of the rules, as I did in brief for Berkeman, but every moderating decision I make is based explicitly on the guidelines. I never have to guess at the proper decision anymore. I do have to think about it for a while at times, but in the end, there is always a definitive qualifier for any action taken. I often feel more like a lawyer than a moderator.
 
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Glad you could bring your head up for while. We all miss you.

You'll need to watch berkeman thought. He's starting to like SD a lot IMO.
 
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I often feel more like a lawyer than a moderator.
Looks like a rare opportunity for a Mentor to infract himself for insulting himself.
 
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Looks like a rare opportunity for a Mentor to infract himself for insulting himself.
I tried banning myself but it didn't work. :biggrin:
 
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It looks like the worst is over, so by all rights I should stick around.

Thank you Berkeman for minding the store. Great job!!!
 
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Welcome home Ivan.

Thanks Berkeman.
 
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It looks like the worst is over, so by all rights I should stick around.

Thank you Berkeman for minding the store. Great job!!!
Thanks Ivan. Great to have you back!!
 
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Thanks Ivan. Great to have you back!!
Ahhh... Ivan is back, Berkeman gets to be free of a geas... life is good. :wink:

Still, it should be said, Berkeman you've done an admirable job in my view, and I'm not contrasting with Ivan, just making the point that it's good to know that in a pinch, there is depth to the line-up.
 
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Ahhh... Ivan is back, Berkeman gets to be free of a geas... life is good. :wink:

Still, it should be said, Berkeman you've done an admirable job in my view, and I'm not contrasting with Ivan, just making the point that it's good to know that in a pinch, there is depth to the line-up.
True! And it is no small favor to ask of another staff member. It took me several years to make sense of this forum and to find ways to moderate objectively. I really appreciate Berkeman taking on the challenge and managing the struggle here, where day fights with night. :biggrin:
 
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True! And it is no small favor to ask of another staff member. It took me several years to make sense of this forum and to find ways to moderate objectively. I really appreciate Berkeman taking on the challenge and managing the struggle here, where day fights with night. :biggrin:
Is there ANYONE here who isn't a fantasy/sci-fi nerd? (I am)... yeah... I thought so.

Day with Night... :rofl:
 
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Day with Night... :rofl:
I thought you might like that. :biggrin: - the last words of Victor Hugo.
 
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I thought you might like that. :biggrin: - the last words of Victor Hugo.
You were correct sir! :smile:
 

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