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Well, it's exciting for me anyway. Not sure about the rest o' you bums.

Remember just a little way back when Daniel announced Namemedia wanted to hire a climber to run the site? Yeah, well… hi!

When I first contacted Daniel about the job opening, my expectations were a little low. I had never heard of Namemedia, and the whole idea of being bought by a company, rather than a person, was easy to scoff at. But during the course of interviewing with Namemedia – a process that went both ways – I became more and more convinced that their involvement with RC.com can be a good thing for everybody here, including those few but vocal users who feel that less direct management over the forums is better. I shared idea after idea with them and found, to my pleasant surprise, that they were looking more for somebody to guide them through the continuing development of RC.com, rather than a yes man to carry out their mandates or an overseer to manage “their” asset. I’ve been on this site for almost four years, and I love it and its users as much as anybody else does. I wouldn’t be a part of this, if I felt it wasn’t going to be fun -- or at least interesting -- for everybody.

So I guess the big question now is, what’s next? First off, as of right now, Daniel still has primary responsibility for everything on RC.com. As I think most of you are aware, he and Willem have agreed to assist for a while to help smooth the transition. As I think some of you are also aware, my professional background is in content and journalism. My web kung fu, however, is weak – like John-McCain weak. It’ll take me quite some time to learn how to perform even simple coding tasks, plus learn the processes in place for interacting with Gossamer, blah, blah, blah… So, where I hope we’re headed is toward a smooth transition that takes as long as it needs to take, while still moving steadily forward. You may see me take over one or two things sooner rather than later, but most things will have to wait while I learn how to do them. The eventual goal, of course, is for me to take over Daniel’s role here completely. The actual timeline for that has yet to be determined, and will probably remain somewhat fluid.

I will also say that one of my earliest tasks is to craft a plan for RC.com’s future. I have more ideas than a pickpocket at a pants convention, but I don’t yet know which of them are viable and which are not. It is at this point in time, that I would like to open this thread up to your ideas. Is there something you’d like to see change? Is there something you think really needs to say the same? Is there a direction you feel RC.com is headed – and should continue on? Or not? Or, do you just have questions?

I make no promises that any feedback will become reality. I only promise that I’m listening. For everything else, I’ll let my actions speak for me.

Let the games begin…

Jay


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Welcome Jay!


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j_ung wrote:
Is there something you’d like to see change?

Yeah, I've been thinking that we ought to get rid of all photo references to cured bee - oh, wait a minute.

Congrats on the gig. If you're ever up Boston way, give a shout.

Greg

PS - Namemedia is in Boston, right? If not, oops.


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This exciting new phase just gave me a boner!


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caughtinside wrote:
This exciting new phase just gave me a boner!

Tee-hee! Blush

Greg, I'll be up there toward the end of this month. I'll PM you before I leave.


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He goes out as a Mod and returns as a King. The only question is in which color should your name appear? I like purple. It has quite a ceasar vibe.

J_ung pm'd


I like it.


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That's already come up, actually. It'll be blue.


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J_ung Congrats man.. good to have a guy who's been around here long enough to know what's going on and won't drink the Kool-Aid :)

I'd be down for sharing a rope or a boulder trip if you're around long enough


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j_ung wrote:
That's already come up, actually. It'll be blue.

J_ung PM'd

That's good too, I guess. No one really gives a shit what I think anyway.


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wjca wrote:
j_ung wrote:
That's already come up, actually. It'll be blue.

J_ung PM'd

That's good too, I guess. No one really gives a shit what I think anyway.

KerwreckedLaugh


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j_ung carez. Smile

Jake, it'll probably be more like an evening at some gym or other. Days I'll be working my butt off. Evenings I might have free. I don't think I can spare any extra travel days for cragging this time. (Thank Gawd I live close to rock.)


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Dude, Congrats.
Now get your scabid republican ass to work.


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Cool... I know we are in good hands. Smile


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caughtinside wrote:
This exciting new phase just gave me a boner!
You can start by banzing Klownjaya!

Congrats Jay, looking forward to my future banzing.


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j_ung wrote:
I will also say that one of my earliest tasks is to craft a plan for RC.com’s future. I have more ideas than a pickpocket at a pants convention, but I don’t yet know which of them are viable and which are not. It is at this point in time, that I would like to open this thread up to your ideas. Is there something you’d like to see change? Is there something you think really needs to say the same? Is there a direction you feel RC.com is headed – and should continue on? Or not? Or, do you just have questions?

It will come in time.

But first, congratulations! I'm very glad that you took this job! We talked on and off the forums, so I know that we are on the same frequency.

Congrats! Wow, I'm happy.


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Oct 6, 2008, 1:34 PM
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j_ung,
congrats and have fun with it at the sametime.

binrat


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Thanks, fellas.


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Sweet, sad to see daniel leave, but good to see it's ending up in responsible hands. Hopefully you wont has to banz me or anything, but if you don't bring back the trow-fees there could be some friction Tongue


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artm wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
This exciting new phase just gave me a boner!
You can start by banzing Klownjaya!

Congrats Jay, looking forward to my future banzing.

Banz them all Jay, Banz them now, NOW.

j_ung PMd Mad

I was really stoked to hear of Jay's appointment and think it is a great fit for rc.knob.


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j_ung wrote:
Well, it's exciting for me anyway. Not sure about the rest o' you bums.

Remember just a little way back when Daniel announced Namemedia wanted to hire a climber to run the site? Yeah, well… hi!
Oh noes!!!!!!


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Congratulations and best of luck J_ung! I can't think of the right word for the way you have conducted yourself when in a position of authority here, so I guess I will just go with "professionalism." Hopefully your lead will guide others and the place will be a better one for it.


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Well all I have to say, is I hope you leave the climbing profile up. I love charting out my climbs. In my opinion its the best feature of the site.


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Congrats, sounds like the right man for the job.

j_ung wrote:
Is there something you’d like to see change?

#1. Supporting partners thingy.
#2. Forum killfile thingy.
#3. PM killfile thingy.
#4. "Delete" option needs to go cause it is giving a bad idea to user. (including myself sometimes)

j_ung wrote:
Is there something you think really needs to say the same?

Don't you mean stay the same?
or
Is it just my English ?


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tradrenn wrote:
Congrats, sounds like the right man for the job.

j_ung wrote:
Is there something you’d like to see change?

#1. Supporting partners thingy.
#2. Forum killfile thingy.
#3. PM killfile thingy.
#4. "Delete" option needs to go cause it is giving a bad idea to user. (including myself sometimes)

j_ung wrote:
Is there something you think really needs to say the same?

Don't you mean stay the same?
or
Is it just my English ?

Finally, some ideas! Thanks Wohiferbfrehbfhek. Stay the same... yes, indeedy. Laugh


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I may be out of the loop a little. Elaborate on the Supporting partners thingy, will you? I'm pretty sure I get the others.

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