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Announcement of FlyerTalk Community Director

Announcement of FlyerTalk Community Director

Old Nov 16, 10, 1:26 pm
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Announcement of FlyerTalk Community Director

FlyerTalk Community –

With the news of Randy’s departure from FlyerTalk, we are excited to announce the creation a new position within FT; Community Director. SanDiego1K has accepted this new role and with it, the challenge of guiding the day to day operations of the community in regards to moderation, policy, and values of FlyerTalk. She has been a highly regarded member of FlyerTalk for over 10 years, a moderator then a senior moderator and in many ways; she has been Randy’s right hand.

SanDiego1K will be working closely with Randy through the coming weeks to ensure a seamless transition. Please join me in welcoming SanDiego1K to her new position of Community Director. We look forward to the continued success of FlyerTalk in 2011 and beyond.

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Old Nov 16, 10, 1:26 pm
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SanDiego1K and I have certainly shared a long history of working together and I've enjoyed every moment of it. We share a common thought of paying forward to other travelers our knowledge and interest in the topic of miles, points and travel. She's attended a great number of member DOs and is well known for extending the welcome to our newer members that I am most fond of.

Now granted, we also have a few different thoughts in a few areas and that's good as well. The most important part of looking at some of the differences we've shared over the years is that I respected where she was coming from and could actually see why she had a particular POV about a topic or two.

I have comfort in knowing that FlyerTalk is in good hands with SanDiego1K and hope you all will join me in congratulating her in this new role.

However, I'd like to spill the beans ... she does have a real name and I don't think she'd mind if you refer to her as Carol.

[P.S. And she's just like many of you—she has an entry into the Great Mileage Run to visit the House of Miles.]

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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:14 pm
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Is this newly accepted position voluntary or paid?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Randy Petersen View Post
. . . FlyerTalk is in good hands with SanDiego1K and hope you all will join me in congratulating her in this new role.
Happy to. FlyerTalk is indeed in good hands. Excellent, and impressively quick, choice by IB. Congratulations, Carol!
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:46 pm
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Congratulations Carol! I breathed a sigh of relief when I read this news. With Randy's departure the future of FT seemed so uncertain, but with this announcement I am really excited about the future of FT!
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:48 pm
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Will Carol be filling the role of "FlyerTalk Host" as referenced in the TalkBoard Guidelines?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:55 pm
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Congradulations SanDiego1K. Good luck in your new position.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:57 pm
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Wishing Carol all the best in her new role! ^
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:02 pm
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Excellent idea and excellent choice!

Congratulations Carol! You'll have your hands full, but I'm sure you will handle your new role with your usual grace and charm.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:06 pm
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I guess this means she won't be helping me with any Mega Dos in the future

Congratulations - after the shock of Randy's departure, this was just about best appointment that could be made
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:12 pm
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Congrats, Carol!

What an excellent choice! ^

It's not going to be easy to fill Randy's shoes though.

ps. Would ORP get a new forum name on 1/1/2011?

ETA:
Maybe a systemwide announcement should be made so all FTers can get to see this great news sooner?

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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:20 pm
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Congratulations, SanDiego 1K.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:40 pm
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Good choice Randy. You're leaving the drivers seat in good hands. Best of luck Carol. ^

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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:52 pm
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Heartiest congratulations Carol. An excellent choice and it is comforting to know that FT will continue under the guidance of such a competent and gracious member.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 3:55 pm
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Perfect Choice! ^
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