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I say good-bye as a Moderator
Thread poster: Fabio Descalzi

Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:52
Member (2004)
German to Spanish
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Mar 6, 2009

Hi community,

I am writing this post in order to let you know that I have resigned to my tasks as Moderator. The main reason here is my disagreement with the results of the new policy regarding moderation, and especially with the fact that too many valuable, experienced professionals are gone from the Moderators team.

It is already known that the site has changed policy aspects. Now the “sounding board” role has been left to the community itself. So from now on, I am one more like you, and gladly invite you to show to the world, more than ever, the excellent professionals we can be. Because that is what we are here for, after all: in search of work in the language industry, and be able to do it every day better, with satisfaction, dignity, profit, and why not, joy. As joyful as I have felt so many times, thanks to this magnific ensemble constituted by the website, its community and the people working behind the scenes in order to make it possible.

My best wish is, that this website as a whole goes on growing in all its aspects. As it always was able to.

Thanks to staff for inviting me to participate as Moderador and guided me, and to all the moderators and former moderators for the support they have always given.

Thanks Henry for your wonderful vision a decade ago.

And a very special thank you to the community; every time you resorted to me looking for advice, you made me feel very useful.

GreetingZ from Montevideo, see ya around as always.
Fabio Descalzi


Henry Dotterer
Local time: 17:52
Thanks, Fabio Mar 6, 2009

Thanks, Fabio, you have been a great moderator!

As I told you when we spoke by phone, I used you as an example at the moderator meeting, making the point (citing your leadership in trainings and organizing the Montevideo conference) that one can contribute in various ways around here, with or without the moderator title.

I am grateful for the energy and creativity you bring to this place. See you around.


Berni Armstrong  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
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Sad to see you go Mar 6, 2009

nothing more can be said, really. icon_frown.gif


Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:52
French to Spanish
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Bye, luck, thanks. Mar 6, 2009

Moderator down!
One more.
What's going on?


liz askew  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:52
Member (2007)
French to English
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We all move on... Mar 6, 2009

Dear Fabio

Although I have not had to use your valuable resources, please be aware that I am thankful to people who take on responsibility. It is easy for people to criticise those who are in a responsible role, especially when they have not experienced it themselves!

Thank you for giving your time and energies to Proz and I hope you have an excellent future outside your role as moderator.

I sincerely hope that standards are maintained on Proz without moderators' input and the respect of rules and regulations.

Kind regards
Liz Askew

[Edited at 2009-03-06 21:06 GMT]


Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:52
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Bye! Mar 6, 2009

Bye, Fabio as a moderator, but I hope to still see you around the site.
Thanks for everything!!icon_smile.gif


Niraja Nanjundan (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:22
German to English
All the best, Fabio! Mar 7, 2009

I look forward to seeing you around for many more years to come!



Rosina Peixoto  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:52
English to Spanish
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Always remember... Mar 7, 2009

Always remember to forget
the things that made you sad.

But never forget to REMEMBER
the things that made you glad...

Always remember to forget
the friends that proved untrue.

But don't forget to REMEMBER
those that have stuck by you...

Always remember to forget
the troubles that have passed away.

But never forget to REMEMBER
the blessings that come each day...



Our perception will change with our choice of attitude.

We can decide to see the cups as "overflowing" by
shifting our focus to what's GOOD in our lives.

You'll make the world a better place
by making YOURSELF a happier person,

then, if you should see someone without a smile ...

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Fabio, I´m sending you mine. icon_wink.gif


Monika Jakacka Márquez  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
Member (2006)
Polish to Spanish
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Dear Fabio Mar 7, 2009

Dear Fabio,

It was a really great pleasure to cooperate with you as a fellow Mod. I will surely miss you're enthusiasm and good advices you put as a moderator. Nonetheless I'm really happy that gave me the opportunity of co-moderating with you, my friend.

We'll stay in touch,



Mira Stepanovic  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
English to Serbian
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Thank you Fabio Mar 7, 2009

for everything that you have done to build bridges between people from all parts of the world.

See you around my friend.


[Edited at 2009-03-07 12:59 GMT]


Alan R King
Local time: 23:52
Basque to English
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Thanks for the good work Mar 7, 2009

Fabio, I'd like to add my thanks to those of all the others, for all the good work you've done. You helped make ProZ a place more worth being around. My advice: remember all the good sides of the experience, leave behind any of the bad. See you aroundicon_smile.gif


Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
Spanish to English
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Thank you Mar 7, 2009

...for your invaluable contributions. Hope that we will still stay in touch however over linguistic consultations!



Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:52
Member (2000)
French to English
+ ...

You've been a good colleague Mar 7, 2009

I'll miss having you as a fellow moderator.



Natalia Pedrosa (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
English to Spanish
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Dear Fabio Mar 7, 2009

I have not had the pleasure to know you, but I have seen your name for months now on the Kudoz questions & answers and I am gonna miss you as if I'd known you in person.

I wish you the best of lucks,



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