Introducing your BMW MOA Forum Team.
The BMW MOA Board of Directors has given the responsibility of the day to day running, as well as the long term operations, of the MOA Forum to a group of member volunteers. These volunteers have been selected because of their enthusiam and experience on the Forum as well as their level headed approach to Forum participation. The Forum Teams primary mission is to provide a comfortable, informative, and entertaining cyber community for the members of the BMW MOA.
We just wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves.
Your Forum Team consists of a Forum Liaison who has overall responsibility for the operation of the BMW MOA forum, oversees the rest of the Forum Team, and is the person responsible to the MOA Board of Directors for the BMW MOA Forum. From a Forum perspective the buck stops with the Liaison.
Next in the chain of Command and working closely with the Liaison is the Forum Administrator. The Administrator's job is to act as the leader of the Moderator Team and to be sure that all Moderators are qualified and trained in the operation of the Forum. The Administrator also works directly with the Liaison to recruit and train new Moderators. Think of the Administrator as the head Moderator.
Working with these Forum Leaders are the Moderators. The Moderator's responsibilities include being sure everything is in it's place, helping members with Forum questions or concerns, and being sure that the Forum Guidelines are followed throughout the BMW MOA Forum. The majority of a Moderator's activity is the simple housekeeping required in a Forum used by several thousand people. While there is a certain amount of guidelines enforcement involved, Moderators do not want to be thought of as Forum Police and spend a considerable amount of time behind the scenes discussing and implementing ways to make this place great.
That is a very basic description of the Forum Team and their responsibilities. In the next several posts, the various members of the Moderation Team will take just a few moments to let you know who they are and why they volunteered for their position.
If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding the Forum, feel free to send a PM to any of the Moderators, the Forum Administrator, or the Forum Liaison.
DarrylRi, Current Forum Liason
My forum alias is just the login name I've been using for decades, and is a shortened form of my full name, Darryl Richman.
I've been an MOA member since 1982 or so, when I owned an R65, which was my first new bike and my first BMW. I use my BMW bikes for nearly all of my transportation needs and have accumulated more than half a million miles on them. I enjoy touring and keep an R1100RS in Europe to fascilitate touring over there. I have a number of BMW boxers that range from pretty new -- right now, a 2007 R1200ST -- to very old, and they all get ridden. None is a garage queen, not even my 1928 R52.
Professionally, I'm a computer programmer. I've been writing code since the time of wooden ICs. These days I mostly do websites, such as the one I created for the [URL="http://vintagebmw.org"]Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners club[/URL], of which I am a trustee. I am a native Angelino and have lived my life on the west coast; I was up in Seattle for 9 years and now live in Santa Cruz.
The MOA forum is a great way to meet people and exchange information. I'm always watching, and sometimes commenting in, posts about new gear and great places to ride. I'm also active -- naturally -- in the Vintage forum area, but I get around to all of the R bike areas. Who knows, someday I might own one of the other letters. :)
[SIZE="1"][I]Photo courtesy of Visian at the 2010 Redmond Rally[/I][/SIZE]
Hi, My name is Gary and I'll be your moderator today
Hi everybody, Motorcycling for me started about 40 years ago with a Rupp minibike. This started a progression of many bikes through the years, mostly Japanese imports. I spent time riding Enduro, Street, Cruiser and owning and enjoying more bikes than I can remember.
My move to BMW motorcycles was mainly a desire to have something more in a motorcycle. Being mechanically inclined I can appreciate the effort BMW has gone through to make them what they are. My move to be a moderator here on the forum is mainly a natural progression in something that I enjoy-helping others. I have been involved with many clubs through the years and have enjoyed helping members get all the enjoyment they can from their club experience.If I can help I will.