I have to agree with Jordan on this one. I don't even know who Catalyst is, and i've been here just as long.
Glad I'm not the only one.
Originally Posted by Artashes
Following your rationale, I shouldn't be the admin of this site since I only started actively posting few months ago, thus do not have the experience to be an able manager.
I pick my team members not based on number of posts they have (or made) but based on what they offer with their expertise in reaching my long-term objectives and what they do behind the scenes.
I'd say touche but you actually purchased this from a sale so I'd say that it's slightly different.
How do you even pick them when they're not even active then? That's what you're not explaining to people here. That's great you think they've got the expertise but.. are you wading through posts from 3 years ago to find these people? You always seem to mention how LONG they've been here when you've announced mods too.
Originally Posted by Catalyst
From what a couple of you have noticed already, my activity within the past year or so haven't been noteworthy, but I dedicated the time in my own professional life to become a full-time User Experience Designer for a top software design and development company. Doing this enabled me to open up to a tremendous amount of new information in relation to pure visual design, user interface interaction, and grasp concepts from the most up-to-date techniques on design/development in the industry. My knowledge combined with the professionalism that I have developed over the last couple years will enable me to walk into this thread and safely say that my activity is not of concern and that skill prevails.
I see your point that being active could potentially create a "better staff member," but I assure you that Artashes is doing the right thing in selecting the people with the clear area of expertise and knowledge in their field that will carry over into helping this community prosper, more than just what's displayed in my post activity.
You actually haven't been active here since 2007. Salathe's graph shows that you've had bare minimal activity in 2008. Three posts in 2009... I'd say your "within the past year" is far understated. Which again brings me to the point of how random it is selecting you to be a mod.
That's fantastic that you've grown so much over the years.. but so has almost everyone else. If we're going to do prove our worth as you've doneat then I started my own small business in 2005 and each year I've doubled my profits.. I also have several other successful projects that bring in income.. So what now?
have been members of this community for years.
have a long history with TalkFreelance.com
It might just be me that believes this but a moderator shouldn't be someone who's been here x amount of years. It should be someone who's been reporting threads/posts all the time, someone who's been helpful in threads as much as they can possibly be.. Essentially someone who's continually been here at TFL over the years. Not someone who WAS.
I quoted the 2nd one from the other mod thread which I'm fine with both picks (although still was uneasy with Gatt.) The only issue I have here is just Catalyst.