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Offline Andy Velez

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Forum Moderator Changes
« on: March 07, 2015, 05:27:24 PM »
Dear All,

Just want to let you know that after giving years of great yeoman service as moderator and account approval wiz, Jeff has decided to go back to regular member status. He will still give an occasional hand in AM I INFECTED.

Joe K will now be co-moderating with me.

Big cheers for both Jeff and Joe for their unstinting quality service here.

Cheers,

Andy
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Offline Joe K

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 05:50:48 PM »
I want to thank Jeff for his dedicated efforts in moderating the forums.  He's done his time and deserves a great deal of respect for his service in helping all of us.

Joe

Offline BT65

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 06:07:58 PM »
Um, don't forget about me!  I know I'm not around a whole lot and will work on that.  I have the flu right now so am sleeping a lot. 

I was shocked when Jeff texted me and was trying to think of a good way to shame him.  No, he knows I love him.  He will definitely be missed.

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 06:25:45 PM »
Three cheers to Jeff and many thanks for all his efforts!  He seems to have been tireless, so good for him to take a well-deserved break.  Thanks, also, to all the continuing moderators.  This forum would not exist without you and the generous contribution of your time.  You are all fantastic!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 07:14:04 PM »
Couldn't forget you and your good hearted and capable work, Betty. xo

Andy
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 08:42:27 PM »
i don't think we can ever say thanks enough to all the moderators (past, present or future - once a Mod always a Mod). Many people have been educated about their sexual health, more conflicts than we can count have had some sort of resolution (even if it was by having a thread locked), and numerous spammers and snake-oil salesmen have been deterred  - all these efforts have given us a great place to meet, greet, and discuss all things HIV for well over a decade and a half (or is it closer to two decades?!?)

Thank You to ALL the Moderators  :-*
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 09:01:01 PM »
i don't think we can ever say thanks enough to all the moderators (past, present or future - once a Mod always a Mod). Many people have been educated about their sexual health, more conflicts than we can count have had some sort of resolution (even if it was by having a thread locked), and numerous spammers and snake-oil salesmen have been deterred  - all these efforts have given us a great place to meet, greet, and discuss all things HIV for well over a decade and a half (or is it closer to two decades?!?)

Thank You to ALL the Moderators  :-*

I just reported you to the moderators for not keeping this all about me .  ;)

Offline Joe K

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 09:29:00 PM »
I just reported you to the moderators for not keeping this all about me .  ;)

Don't make me give you a warning about using moderator reports to complain about your knickers being in a bunch because you are not being sufficiently fawned over.   ;)

Joe

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 09:32:20 PM »
Swan songs are a very important part of forum life you know .

Offline BT65

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 09:40:28 PM »
Swan songs are a very important part of forum life you know .

Yes, they have been very relevant to some people's departures.  So, where's yours??
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Joe K

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2015, 09:42:59 PM »
Yes, they have been very relevant to some people's departures.  So, where's yours??

I always thought that "swan songs" were only for the vain glorious... Oh wait!

Joe

Offline BT65

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2015, 09:56:05 PM »
I always thought that "swan songs" were only for the vain glorious... Oh wait!

Joe

I thought they were for people with borderline personality disorder lol.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bocker3

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2015, 11:47:20 PM »
Jeff --

Thank you!!  It can be a tough role, but you did it with your own brand of style, grace and that Alabama "je ne sais quoi"!!   :-*


(and a great big thanks to all our moderators -- I'm using a small font so Jeff's old eyes can't see me making this about others)

Hugs,
Mike
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2015, 12:09:58 AM »
Jeff,

What are you going to do with your retirement?  Golf?  Moving to a condo in Del Boca Vista?  Seinfeld fans will get that.

I know it takes up a lot of time for the moderators.  I certainly appreciate the time they all give, when there's dinner to be made, work to be done, grocery store trips to be made, calls to dispute some bogus charge on a bill, etc.  Speaking of that, it does seem like y'all should at least get your internet bill paid by the forums.  I realize there probably aren't funds for that.  Perhaps the money made from "Am I" should go to help pay the Internet bills.  There's probably not enough revenue from that either. 

Thanks for your service. 

Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2015, 01:17:20 AM »
Jeff,

How much I am thankful to you.
You are the first person to answer my first posting in NOV.
I was down and out and you gave me a lot of encouragement.
I wish I had gotten to know you in a different way.

Arigato .
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Offline bubba53

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2015, 07:28:13 AM »
Jeff,
After reading the others posts , it came to me what a demanding
Job this was for you , especially with having to help take
Care of your mom . You did a great job and deserveve a
big pat on the back .

Sometimes when things got a little too to serious, or tense
you always managed to work in a zinger to crack every one up , and
offer great advice at the same time. Now you can do that
at your leisure with out having to weed out the wing nuts ,and spammers ,trying
To open new accounts at the same time.

I'm keeping this about you so you don't report me !
Oh and when I first read this I thought you and Ted eloped !  LOL

"Who put the pepper in the....Vaseline  ? " Coffee Butler

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2015, 09:12:39 AM »
You are ALL grounded.

Have a swell Sunday.

Andy
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Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2015, 09:41:09 AM »
For me, it is almost MONDAY since I am in Japan .
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2015, 10:39:08 AM »
OK, Daniel. So you're grounded on Monday too. 
Andy Velez

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2015, 12:03:41 PM »
Oh no Batman!  ;)

And here I posted (in total jest) that the Principal wanted to see Jeff.  ;)

Jeff I really enjoyed your "creative" take on moderating.

Sometimes things should not be done in moderation, just go for!

Thank you!

Best,

OT

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Offline Almost2late

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2015, 12:22:48 PM »
Jeff,

Sometimes I wondered how you did what you did and still managed to keep your cool, having patience and compassion for those of us trying to come to grips with a new diagnoses.. Your help and understanding was so very appreciated.. You guided me through some of the darkest times of my life.. Thank you

Love, hugs and wishing you the very best..

Frank

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2015, 01:01:09 PM »
Jeff;  A sincere thank you for all of your work and support on these boards, you have touched my life and many, many others.  Thank you.


Andy, Betty, Joe, and Ann; A sincere thank you to you as well.  I am continually struck by how well these boards work, with such sensitive and emotional topics (and people at times).


Thank you, Mark
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45% VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37% VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39% VL UD
11/03/14 CD4   711/34% VL UD
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2015, 01:23:44 PM »
Jeff,

First, I will simply say thank you!

I will miss your moderating here but you know that you can continue to try to moderate me offline as you have. It never works but I think you enjoy trying.

After working endless hours of doing much more than meets the eye here you deserve more time to yourself. Trying to figure out what you would like for a retirement gift. Hmmm...

Best wishes to Andy, Joe, and Betty in continuing on with a few more bricks in your backpacks.

Hugs,
Mark
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2015, 04:59:16 PM »


A big "thank you" to Jeff for all your hard work in moderating these forums !! Also a big thank you, to Andy, Joe and Betty, for all your hard work !!


Ray  8)


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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 As of 4/1/15,  t-cells are at 437,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 15%

  
 63 years young.

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2015, 06:36:57 PM »
Thanks for your efforts here Jeff. 

Your moderating style made this website a better place.


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Offline wolfter

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 03:46:43 PM »
Thanks to all whom work tirelessly here.  You all do a great job and I truly appreciate all the sacrifice and dedication.  Jeff, you've always done a great job of managing the difficulties of this job.  Thank you.
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2015, 05:44:43 PM »
Jeff although you did amazing work as a mod, It'll be good to have you back here in the folds with us peons.

-Will
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11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Offline Jody

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 09:23:47 PM »
Thanks for your outstanding effort as moderator Jeff, you have been a real plus for this great website which has meant so much to so many.  Hugs, and see you in Memphis this summer.

Jody :)
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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2015, 01:34:56 AM »
Why does all the drama happen when I'm away, oh wait! there was no drama, well apart from Jeff threatening to report Leatherman, but Leatherman mentioned *past* Mods, and that included me so I'm good with that, Jeff was just being a meanie because that post wasn't ALL about him.  ;D

You did a great job Jeff, but sometimes we just need to take a break from it all.

I will hopefully hear from the horses mouth very soon.

Aroha and hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2015, 08:44:25 AM »
Jeff,

Thanks for all your hard work,words of wisdom and with some great humour thrown in for good measure too!!!
Enjoy your rest.

britchickx

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Re: Forum Moderator Changes
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2015, 08:56:23 PM »



   I always found pleasure in telling Jeff privately, what a great job he did moderating the forum.  But really Jeff, you did an awesome job of keeping the focus on this being a place of support.  It didn't matter if you were some guy who grazed a toilet seat with your penis; afraid, and alone with your fears because you have a runny nose. 

  You might even be a guy who wakes up in the middle of the night-- with a figure standing above you while your pet cat offers no help.  Jeff will treat you both the same. 

  It takes special people to perform like this.  They only come from the South, and small little islands surrounded by sharks, or royalty.
   
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