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    Default Do you want to elect a new advisory board?

    The time has come for Geocaching Maine members to decide whether they would like to retain the current board members for another term or if there should be a new election held to refresh some or all of the board members as specified in the Advisory Board Eligibility and Terms.

    Members should use the next few weeks to discuss this and ask any questions not answered in the Advisory Board Eligibility and Terms. There will be a poll running in the near future which will be used to decide if we will hold elections or not.

    This upcoming poll is only to decide if elections will be held. In the event it is decided to hold elections, a new vote will be taken at that time. Now is not the time to nominate anyone for the board.

    Please keep this thread on topic.

    The current board members are:
    attroll
    brdad
    Ekidokai
    Kaching Karen
    Sudonim

    Board members are not necessarily moderators and moderators are not necessarily board members. Board members are elected; Rick chooses who, if any, members are moderators.

    Some of the things the board has accomplished or discussed since the last elections. Bear in mind that Rick, our webmaster has been away much of this year, so there are some possible site related discussions that have not been fully followed though yet.

    Additional site moderation.
    Possibility of an area of the forums for geocaching-related commercial entities to promote their products.
    Possibility of allowing commercial entities to pay to advertise on the site.
    Using the site's geocaching.com account to host events.
    Changes to the registration system to help prevent spammers from accessing the site (All new members are hand-verified now.)
    Geocaching Maine Pathtags (with the help of Hide From The Kids.)
    Improvements to the Articles menu on the front page.
    Discussions of the financial status of the web site.
    Several small site modifications.

    We have also seen the turnover of one board member in the last two years. Medawisla stepped down for personal reasons and Ekidokai was chosen to fill her position.
    Last edited by Advisory Board; 12-23-2010 at 12:21 PM.

    All comments are a collaborative effort of the board members.

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    Why do we need any board at all?
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    The site would most likely function quite well without one. However, I do not think it's existence has done any harm.

    I think the board does work well as a sounding board for Rick regarding modifications to the site. I have also consulted with other board members regarding the moderation rules a few times.

    We have a few members who have had some great ideas to help the site out but are apprehensive about bringing up their idea to the whole world. Bring able to post those ideas to the board gives them a venue to make their proposal to a smaller group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advisory Board View Post
    The current board members are:
    attroll
    brdad
    Ekidokai
    Kaching Karen
    Sudonim
    If I'm not mistaken, as the webmaster, Rick is automatically a member of the Advisory Board. So there are actually 4 elected members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, as the webmaster, Rick is automatically a member of the Advisory Board. So there are actually 4 elected members.
    You are correctomundo!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    You are correctomundo!!!!!
    Sheesh! That's right! We threw you off the board when you emigrated! LOL!


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    Fled or emigrated?
    I have no enemies, but I'm intensely disliked by my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    Fled or emigrated?
    Emigrated - he left voluntarily. couldn;t stand these Maine winters, I guess.


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    Couldn't complain about this one so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Emigrated - he left voluntarily. couldn;t stand these Maine winters, I guess.

    It was a call to duty....ie, a job....LOL Not quite as old as you yet where I can retire...LOL
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