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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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Feb 27, 2009

Hi everyone,
This is to let you know that I am no longer the moderator of Translator Resources and a GlossPost administrator. Actually I'm no longer a moderator, period. This includes Greek-English KudoZ, Spanish-Greek kudoz, and the Spanish forum.

My work in this forum has been for the most part behind the scenes, trying to keep this area well organized and advertisement-free, and guiding new users who have been posting all kinds of issues here because this forum is the first one they come across (it happens to be the first on the list of proz forums).
Translator Resources has really given me a lot: being its moderator meant that I had to read every single posting, and so I learned a lot about CAT tools, machine translation, dictionaries, translation books, etc. I am grateful to all its participants. Thank you.

And remember people: Trados questions go in the Trados forum. Jobs should be posted in the jobs area. Offers for cheap Nike shoes and sexy garments should be posted on other websites.
I just found out that the shoe guy has been posting in Off-Topic too.
http://www.proz.com/forum/off_topic/128723-off_topic_forum_moderator_resigns.html#1065416
And I thought I was the only one that was lucky enough to read all those great offers... Oh well...

See you around! It's been a great 9 years.
Maria


[Edited at 2009-02-28 09:42 GMT]


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Stéphanie Soudais  Identity Verified
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what's going on? Feb 27, 2009

Hi Maria,

Well, you're the third moderator this week to announce resignation, plus a fourth one in my pair who is now no longer available. What's going on?...

[Edited at 2009-02-27 22:50 GMT]


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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Exactly what I was wondering. Feb 27, 2009

Stéphanie Soudais wrote:

Hi Maria,

Well, you're the third moderator this week to announce resignation, plus a fourth one in my pair who is now no longer available. What's going on?...

[Edited at 2009-02-27 22:50 GMT]


But I suspect we're not going to find out. The two I have in mind are classy and discreet ladies. (Too bad!;-))


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much Feb 27, 2009

As one who has benefited from your efforts for a while now, I would like to thank you for all you have done for those of us who use proz. Good luck in your future ventures!

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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
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Et, Tu, Maria! Feb 28, 2009

Maria, you too!

Hello from an ex-moderator....hope its sheer physical fatigue and nothing else. Do keep in touch off-site.

Roomy Naqvy
http://issuesinacademics.blogspot.com/


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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Hi Roomy Feb 28, 2009

Roomy Naqvy wrote:
Maria, you too!

Hello from an ex-moderator....hope its sheer physical fatigue and nothing else. Do keep in touch off-site.


Physical fatigue? What? At my age? No way!


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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Hi Stéphanie Feb 28, 2009

Stéphanie Soudais wrote:

Hi Maria,

Well, you're the third moderator this week to announce resignation, plus a fourth one in my pair who is now no longer available. What's going on?...


I can't speak for others, but in my case the reason was disagreements with ProZ management. That's all I can say about it. But I'm still here as a member, this site -and especially my old forums- will always be dear to my heart, and I'm always available for questions/info/guidance. Bug me anytime!
Cheers!
Maria


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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No moderators. Feb 28, 2009

Thanks. What if like in old times (1999-2001) moderators were abolished?
Nice flame-wars again by forum stars : Look how good "I" am and look how "bad" all the others are?


[Edited at 2009-02-28 11:41 GMT]


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Ines Garcia Botana  Identity Verified
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Missing you Feb 28, 2009

We will miss you terribly, María. You know it.

Much love and good luck.


Inés


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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Me too. Mar 1, 2009

My previous posting in this forum probably appeared flippant. María, you're the best. I'll miss you and Özden very much. (I don't know who the other moderator mentioned by Stéphanie is.) I'm sure you had good reason; whether it was due to disagreements or just to no longer having time for the extra work is none of my business. I wish you well and hope you will still be hanging out around here!

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Gabriela Mejías  Identity Verified
Argentina
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A pity, indeed... Mar 1, 2009

... to know the best mods like you are leaving. However, it does not surprise me, and I'm sure you've made the right decision.

Thank you for all your effort, María.

See you around!

Gaby


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Jared Tabor
Local time: 16:53
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Announcement of redefinition of moderator role Mar 2, 2009

Hello all,

For those who may not have seen it already, Henry has announced the redefinition of the moderator role here: http://www.proz.com/topic/128900 .

Best regards,

Jared


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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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Thank you, María Mar 2, 2009

Unfortunately, more and more excellent professionals are leaving Proz. It is a pity, but, at the same time, it is sign that Proz is no longer what it used to be.
Good luck, María!
Best regards,
Fernando


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Angela Arnone  Identity Verified
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Moderators have never been abolished! Mar 3, 2009

Moderators were recruited some time after the site was created, precisely because they were required to make the venue a civilized place to be. That may not have been clear to everyone, but this site would never have become the massive success it is today without the unstinting and unpaid contribution of dozens of volunteers.

As the site has grown and evolved, also and especially thanks to moderators old and new, its needs have changed and like any institution or organization, development is inevitable to assure survival.

Today is a watershed and I, for one, look forward to seeing the next stage in the ProZ story.

Thanks to Henry and all my fellow mods for the input that has helped me to grow as a person and a professional.

Angela

Williamson wrote:

Thanks. What if like in old times (1999-2001) moderators were abolished?
Nice flame-wars again by forum stars : Look how good "I" am and look how "bad" all the others are?


[Edited at 2009-02-28 11:41 GMT]


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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Many, many thank youZ, Maria :) Mar 7, 2009

Dear Maria
Maria Karra wrote:
Hi everyone,
I'm no longer a moderator, period.
(...)
My work in this forum has been for the most part behind the scenes, trying to keep this area well organized and advertisement-free, and guiding new users who have been posting all kinds of issues here because this forum is the first one they come across (it happens to be the first on the list of proz forums).

Alas, you really did a wonderful work "inside"! And a very professional, accurate, detailed work. My admiration for you cannot be bigger.

And you undertook yet another hard task, moderating the Spanish forum, one of the most visited and active in this community.

I was very glad to have you as a fellow Mod, you were one of my best examples to follow.

See ya around!

Fabio


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