Stepping aside

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by Gamegetter, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    A lot of changes going on and there has been discussion of a changing of the guard. I've been a moderator on this site for a long time and now seems like a good time to step aside. I still care about what goes on here, but am tired of the us vs. them mentality and admit that I have likely been guilty of that thought process at times. I will say that most bannings that have taken place have been because of personal attacks. Not everyone thinks the same, and that is actually a good thing. But when others don't think the same, it should not turn to hostile and hateful comments. Play nice has been a rule here (thanks Ernie) since as long as I can remember and I hope it stays, even though I know it is open for interpretation.

    When hateful or hostile posts have been made, moderators attempt to quickly remove the offensive post(s). Warnings or bannings are considered and I've always attempted to consider if this was a one time exception of someone stepping over the line or a member who appears to thrive on pushing the envelope. Banning a member is typically voted on so moderators aren't taking things "personal", but the Site Administrator (Austin) obviously has the power and authority to ban or unban as he/she sees fit.

    Regardless of who is moderating this site, I truly believe it has been and always will be the members that make or break this site. As I relinquish my current active moderator status on MWT, I hope others care as much about the site as I do, and hope everyone agrees that we have all benefited from the MWT that was created many, many years ago. And leave a quote from a TV sensei: "Be like the sun and what is within you will warm the earth."

  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    You will be missed. You and Gary seemed about like the most level headed of the group. And, you guys are actually good Missouri outdoorsmen. Best of luck, cant say I blame ya. :wave1:
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  3. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    You have been a tireless servant to MWT and MDS Joe. Rest easy friend, take a break and enjoy!
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  4. lma

    lma Active Member

    Welcome to the ranks, GG! One can still care, it's just much more relaxing on this side than the other.
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  5. Dingus

    Dingus Active Member

    Sep 1, 2016
  6. BustinBucks

    BustinBucks Shotgun Instructor

    Jul 31, 2006
    Eagleville, MO
    Now you will have more time to spend with your daughters
  7. archer66

    archer66 5 shots 1 kill

    Jun 21, 2008
    Joe, I know that this was a tough decision for it was for me. I enjoyed my time collaborating with you both as a moderator/admin of this site and in service to Missouri Disabled Sportsmen. I look forward to continued friendship and more work for MDS.
  8. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Good to see you post again Lori.
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    It's one of those bitter sweet decisions that come in your life. You hate to leave but will love the freedom that opens up to do things with your family and the friends you have made here on MWT.

    Now you are just "A Regular Joe". :tup::woot:
  10. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Hate to see you leave Joe. You are so often the voice of reason.
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  11. mx1alex

    mx1alex #HFBO

    Mar 26, 2008
    At least you got to go out on your own terms and didn't get fired like @rat and @Mailman did!!! :)

    Enjoy retirement. I always respected you... for the most part.;)
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  12. techteacher

    techteacher Land buying addiction Lifetime Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Thanks for your commitment. It's tough being a mod but rewarding at times also. Thanks for many years of service.
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Fixed that for you Alex. :wave1:
  14. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    Last of the old guard. Thanks for all your years of service to MWT Joseph.
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  15. Judah

    Judah Crossbow supporter

    Oct 19, 2007
    Warren County
    You are a good egg man.
    You have my respect and forever will.
    Your selflessness has not gone unnoticed!
    This world needs more like you.
    Thank you for everything you've done for MWT and MDS!
  16. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Joe you have been the good guy here for many years. The lord has looked down and smiled upon you.

    God Bless
  17. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    Enjoy your retirement , you did your time:D
  18. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Good for you Joe, at your age who needs the stress!
  19. mx1alex

    mx1alex #HFBO

    Mar 26, 2008
    Many thanks for the clarity! I had no idea that what I typed was incorrect! I figgered since I read it on the internets it must be true! Glad you are here to catch it and let me know about it!
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  20. jsr

    jsr Active Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    :cheers:Thanks for the time you put in.......I still have plenty of bottles of Blanton's to drink if I'm ever over your way! Sure you won't mind helping on one of them!