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Im Going through Changes ....

Posted by Deaks on June 17, 2013, 12:32:08 PM

Hello Humble Readers,

It's that time of year for SMF, election season, March and June for SMF are months that team members either dread or look forward to.

In March I was honoured and elected to the position of Project Manager, this is obviously old news now, BUT what about June, well June is the time we hold Lead elections, it's when the new team leads are voted in by their team.

Support this was the easiest election, as K@ was the only nomination and by a landslide as expected he kept his position for another year.  K@ is one of the unsung hero's of SMF he does an amazing job as a lead, he is the agony uncle for many of the team, and he's a great friend of everyone's, so seeing him keep his seat was amazing.

Localization, had 2 candidates fielded, but with the sudden, un-seen departure of Relyana, Dzonny got re-elected.  It was an interesting time for this team as everyone in Localization including the candidates wanted both to get the Lead badge.  So firstly a big congrats to Dzonny, but also send our thoughts to Relyana and remind her that she is missed and of coursed welcomed back when she is ready.
 
Docs team had one candidate nominated, Illori, and got voted in by all 3 members, it's one of the teams that saw a new lead come forward, so I want to take this time to thank AngelinaBelle for her hard work and we look forward to seeing her without the pink badge when she has time to help again.

Customization, this vote saw a well fought battle from both candidates, with 1 vote in it, one of the closest Customization Lead votes I have ever seen, but unfortunately the challenger Yoshi lost out, and Gary retained his seat.  A big well done to Yoshi for putting on a good election, and I look forward to next years.

Development, this was a difficult one that caused me much headaches, the final result ended up in a draw, It took me hours upon hours looking and analysing everything that is in public and team domain, and took me another 5 hours to type up my decision.  Labradoodle fought all the way and has been a good sport in accepting the result, but for the crucial role, his experience and fact I have never seen this guy stressed or angry, my decision was to make Oldiesmann the new Lead Dev.  Each candidate had flaws and strengths, and I wish to congratulate them both for being willing to take on one of the hardest roles.

So my rambling is finished so lets all welcome the new and returning leads, and to make it easier I have listed them below:

Customization – Gary
Development – Oldiesmann
Documentation – Illori
Localization – Dzonny
Support – K@

I am confident that with our new leads we can start shaping SMF into what we all dream it should be.
 
For those worried, Oldiesmann will continue to do work on the site when needed.
 
Hope you enjoyed my rambles, remember we are always looking for staff so keep helping and you may get noticed.

Bryan

P.S 10 points for those that correctly guess the song and artists from the lyrical title.

Comments

Colin on June 17, 2013, 12:34:54 PM said
Congratulations to those nominated and those elected. I can't wait to see what new level you bring SMF to!
kat on June 17, 2013, 12:35:28 PM said
Eminem?

Good luck to the new leads, too. (You'll need it) ;)
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 12:36:10 PM said
k@ incorrect with the guess keep trying though!
kat on June 17, 2013, 12:37:25 PM said
The only other one, that I can think of, is dear ol' Ozzy.
Shambles on June 17, 2013, 12:38:41 PM said
Congrats to all. Well done.


Quote from: Runic
P.S 10 points for those that correctly guess the song and artists from the lyrical title.

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Im Going through Changes ....

Would that be I've not much money by Johnny Cash ?
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 12:39:11 PM said
close he did the song but this one was someone else b ut he did feature in it
kat on June 17, 2013, 12:40:12 PM said
Not Sabbath, then?
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 12:40:47 PM said
nope not sabbath
kat on June 17, 2013, 12:41:31 PM said
Not a Scooby, then, I'm afraid.
NanoSector on June 17, 2013, 12:51:59 PM said
Congrats to everyone nominated, and in the end chosen :)
4Kstore on June 17, 2013, 01:07:37 PM said
glad to read that.... smf keep going forward
Congratulation for all...
Chalky on June 17, 2013, 01:35:39 PM said
Congratulations to the new and continuing leads and appreciative applause for our heroes who weren't chosen this time and who mustn't underestimate how much we value them just because of it  :)
Matthew K. on June 17, 2013, 01:44:12 PM said
Congratulations to y'all! :)
Irisado on June 17, 2013, 01:58:42 PM said
Runic, you need to write up the local council elections where I live, as you'd make them sound more interesting :D.

Anyway, congratulations to all the winners (new and old), and keep up the great work :).
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 02:07:59 PM said
Irisado, believe it or not im actually heavily into politics and will prob be standing in 2017 if my friend gets his way (hes a cllr and wants me to stand with him in 2017 for our party).  Offer me enough money I may come down and do it :)
Irisado on June 17, 2013, 02:40:26 PM said
Irisado, believe it or not im actually heavily into politics and will prob be standing in 2017 if my friend gets his way (hes a cllr and wants me to stand with him in 2017 for our party).  Offer me enough money I may come down and do it :)

That's you and me both then, since my soon to be finished PhD is (allegedly) in politics, and I also teach European politics.
Illori on June 17, 2013, 02:46:01 PM said
P.S 10 points for those that correctly guess the song and artists from the lyrical title.

all i could think of is you got a sex change and are going through menopause :P
kat on June 17, 2013, 02:47:56 PM said
Again?
Road Rash Jr. on June 17, 2013, 04:17:17 PM said
P.S 10 points for those that correctly guess the song and artists from the lyrical title.

all i could think of is you got a sex change and are going through menopause :P

Have you noticed that all female issues start with "men"? No sex change needed LOL
CoreISP on June 17, 2013, 05:33:09 PM said
3 Doors Down.
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 05:48:37 PM said
incorrect
Road Rash Jr. on June 17, 2013, 06:59:07 PM said
Brown Sugar
mashby on June 17, 2013, 07:03:18 PM said
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHXmBP-_ztA
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 07:23:06 PM said
all incorrect
mashby on June 17, 2013, 07:25:13 PM said
Screw the points then. All of the obvious answers have been provided. This little exercise is detracting from your overall message.

Congrats to all of the newly erected team leads! :)
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 07:28:43 PM said
no K@ was closest, Ozzy did a song called changes, but so did his daughter and he featured on it :P
CoreISP on June 17, 2013, 07:35:13 PM said
Eh, you said Cash featured in it, your fault derailing people :P



Anyway, congrats all! :D
TheListener on June 17, 2013, 07:39:21 PM said
Eh, you said Cash featured in it, your fault derailing people :P



Anyway, congrats all! :D

Monopoly cash probably.
The Craw on June 17, 2013, 07:48:42 PM said
Awesome, thanks for the update. For those of us not on the team, it's great to have these public announcements. :D
Colin on June 17, 2013, 08:34:52 PM said
Awesome, thanks for the update. For those of us not on the team, it's great to have these public announcements. :D

I can't agree more. Runic is doing a fantastic job being proactive and informative.
The Craw on June 17, 2013, 08:40:18 PM said
That he has. You're doing a great job, Runic.
Deaks on June 17, 2013, 09:10:47 PM said
Thanks guys :)
Ricky. on June 17, 2013, 11:21:49 PM said
That was nice writeup, reading it was interesting.

Nice work Runic..

And once again congratulations to all new Leads.
tumbleweed on June 18, 2013, 11:45:16 AM said
Congrats to K@..  :)

And of course all others.
sangham.net on June 18, 2013, 12:02:58 PM said
Best wishes, congratulation top all and may some join the gospels but let politic be not part of it... that is simply time wasting BS
kat on June 18, 2013, 01:24:38 PM said
Ta, Frankie! :)
IchBin™ on June 19, 2013, 12:35:14 AM said
Good to see things still churning here. Good luck Team leads!!
sangham.net on June 19, 2013, 01:08:02 AM said
Let's just Walk!
GravuTrad on June 29, 2013, 03:58:58 AM said
Good to know. Thanks to all.
IVIIVI4ck3y27 on July 09, 2013, 03:19:49 AM said
I would've guessed Black Sabbath - "Changes" too.  They recorded it in 1972, featured on Black Sabbath, Vol 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNFHo6EffGA

Look forward to more from Simple Machines!  :)
Deaks on July 09, 2013, 05:35:42 AM said
well Ozzy wrote the song for Black Sabbath, but kelly re-released it few years ago with her father :)
Shambles on September 09, 2013, 01:51:25 PM said
What's happened to your "Project Manager" role - did you sell it to the Kindred spirit?
Deaks on September 09, 2013, 02:03:56 PM said
lol no I resigned to focus more time on University and other offline commitments that have sprung up.  Kindred is only intern PM for 2 weeks while a new PM is elected.