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.

CRSouser Jan Murphy PolyGeo

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.


Please join me in welcoming CRSouser as our 3rd moderator to the team!

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 after your site makes it through graduation.

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.

Awesome. Glad to have Cole with me. – American Luke Dec 17 '12 at 19:47
@Luke, likewise glad to have you along. – ColeValleyGirl Dec 17 '12 at 20:14
Fantastic! Luke & ColeValleyGirl - Let's get this party started! – lkessler Dec 18 '12 at 2:28
Congrats you two! :) – jmort253 Dec 18 '12 at 3:01
I am so excited to have mods. – user47 Dec 18 '12 at 16:52
A good choice!! – Andrew Dec 20 '12 at 14:31
Great to have @CanadianGirlScout on board! – ColeValleyGirl Apr 16 '13 at 7:08
Without casting any negative aspersions on the abilities of the three (well-qualified) people, does the recent level of (in)activity justify additional moderators? – Fortiter Apr 17 '13 at 6:22
@Fortiter It's not so much "additional moderators" as it is that before was "not enough moderators". Even for slow sites, we prefer to have at least 3 persons working - this not only allows for a light workload on all persons, but also gives extra perspectives amongst the moderators. – Grace Note Apr 17 '13 at 13:10
For anyone who has not visited the G&FH Chat Rooms (Roots and Genealogy weekly chat) lately, those are great places to "meet" @JanMurphy. – PolyGeo Sep 8 '14 at 23:19
Congratulations, @JanMurphy -- I know you'll do a great job. – ColeValleyGirl Sep 9 '14 at 17:03
Re: @Fortiter's comment on the number of moderators -- as a practical matter, I can see where it is useful to have a moderation team whose members are in different time zones, too. – Jan Murphy Sep 9 '14 at 21:40
Congrats @CRSouser ! – Jan Murphy Apr 10 '15 at 19:05
Many thanks for stepping up @CRSouser and thanks should also go to the others that put their hand up. – PolyGeo Apr 10 '15 at 20:07
Good luck, @CRSouser! – ColeValleyGirl Apr 12 '15 at 7:42

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