Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. You can read about the program here: Moderators Pro Tempore.

I am pleased to announce that these members have stepped up and generously volunteered their time to help us assure that each community’s issues are properly addressed.

Jeromy Josh Steven Artem

We want to make this site a huge success, and these members are great examples of exactly the type of people we need to make this site succeed. Please welcome them for the hard work and time they contribute.

Did I overlook anyone?

Almost certainly. There are members who are actively involved and very deserving of recognition. My failure to account for everyone this early on is in no way a slight against them. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community and that's why you'll have your elections once your site has graduated.

Most of all, be respectful and understanding of the Moderators Pro Tem. Members of your community are volunteering their time and learning on the job. It’s a learning experience for everyone.

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Congrats guys!! –  Chuck Sherrington Feb 10 '12 at 8:37
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Please welcome Artem as our latest addition to the team! –  Jon Ericson Feb 25 at 22:53
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Congrats, Artem!! –  Chuck Sherrington Feb 26 at 1:29
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So the hunt for the highest flag count just got more exciting! Best of luck Artem! Let the games begin! –  Steven Jeuris Feb 27 at 15:31
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@Artem it's good to have you on board on the moderator team. –  Jeromy Anglim Feb 28 at 3:07

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Since I have been selected as a Pro Tempore moderator but didn't volunteer initially, I feel I still have to introduce myself to the community.

First off, why didn't I volunteer earlier?

I'm a master student in Game and Media Technology in the Netherlands, currently working on my thesis for which I am creating a user interface (UI) prototype which attempts to alleviate some of the information overload issues known to existing UIs. Meanwhile I work part-time in Belgium as a software developer, and I have a girlfriend who's doing her PhD in England. This makes me a busy person, and I figured other people to be more suitable for the position.

Why did I volunteer?

Aarthi contacted me to reconsider volunteering, based on observations she made which I could describe as "spying" on me, but let's call it "monitoring". ;p

What do I hope to get out of it?

I'm honored to take on this role. Thank you for confiding in me!

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