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Andrew Cockburn
Dear all,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the following new GMC initiative.

We have a few members that have been around GMC for a while that have been making above average contributions. These people have encouraged, led by example and used their knowledge to help others progress in many different ways.

Kris has decided that we need to recognise these people and mark them out as Senior Members for two reasons - Firstly we want to show people that their contributions are valued. Secondly, we want to show others the kind of behavior that we want to foster on GMC. This site is an incredible place to hang out, and the members being recognised have played a huge part in that. We want to encourage that same attitude in others.

Senior members will get the following benefits:Senior Members are being picked out by Kris - when we discussed this we came up with a list of the type of qualities required so that others will know what they need to do to get Senior Member status. Since the GMC site is all about you the users, if anyone feels strongly that a particular member deserves this honour feel free to PM me, and I'll try and convince Kris that they are worthy, if I agree smile.gif

In order to be considered as a senior member, you will need at least the following:

1. Good Attitude


GMC is a great place to hang out, and we want to keep it that way. People who start arguments or are deliberatly objectionable need not apply. However, please note that reasoned disagreement is very much encouraged, and is a very positive thing when coupled with politeness. We will not consider anyone that has been in trouble with the moderation staff.

2. Has something important to add, or has shown leadership

Everyone has their own sweet spot or area of expertise. Using this knowledge to help others, or provide information to the community at large is a defining attribute of a senior member.

3. Be around for more than 3 months.

Some people seem to pop up, post for a while then disappear - I am guessing when their first subscription runs out. We want people that have staying power as Senior Members.

4. Posted a reasonable number of times.


Senior Members are people on the board that are familiar to all of us, and have posted sufficiently that we have a feel for their character, personality and interests. Five posts definately won't do it - maybe 50 will, depending on the content of those posts, maybe it will take more.

5. Good Communication skills.

We like to encourage clear, well written language, and good expression of ideas. This is not about how good your English is - a large number of members use English as a second language, and we absolutely will not take that into account. This is about not using slang, or abbreviations, it is about using paragraphs and punctuation.

Anyone who conducts themselves on GMC in this way stands a good chance of being made a Senior member eventually smile.gif

On the flip side, we are also looking for GMC Senior Members to exercise a little bit of additional responsibility in keeping GMC a great place to hang out. You will be the people that the other members look up to (in fact you already are, we are just formalising it!). We'll be asking GMC Senior members to be on the lookout for flame wars, bad language, copyright violations, and anything that doesn't fit with GMCs philosophy, and report it to the appropriate board moderator. Thankfully at GMC this sort of thing is extremely rare!

The first few Senior Members will be contacted in the coming days, and I'll announce their arrival on this thread.

Regards,

Andrew
Smikey2006
This sounds like a great idea smile.gif i think there are a number of great members here whos contributions have helped many people ( me included smile.gif) it will be great to see them getting recognition and identifyability, even though alot of us know who they are from seeing there great posts and there constant presence on the site smile.gif
Layzer
sounds greaT!
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 27 2007, 09:12 PM) *
This sounds like a great idea smile.gif i think there are a number of great members here whos contributions have helped many people ( me included smile.gif) it will be great to see them getting recognition and identifyability, even though alot of us know who they are from seeing there great posts and there constant presence on the site smile.gif


Agreed! smile.gif
Pavel
Really really cool idea! Good job Andrew and Kris! smile.gif
Andrew Cockburn
I'm pleased to announce that our very first Senior Member is ....





MickeM





MickeM's helpful attitude and great knowledge of Amps and effects, and more importantly the way he is always happy to advise other members earned him this deep GMC honour!

Henceforth, MickeM will bear the Costume Name "Born of NWOBHM" - I'll let him explain that!

Congratulations MickeM!


Others will follow ...
JVM
laugh.gif I think there is but one appropriate thing to say:

Rock on, dudes! laugh.gif
Robin
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 27 2007, 07:57 PM) *
I'm pleased to announce that our very first Senior Member is ....
MickeM

MickeM's helpful attitude and great knowledge of Amps and effects, and more importantly the way he is always happy to advise other members earned him this deep GMC honour!

Henceforth, MickeM will bear the Costume Name "Born of NWOBHM" - I'll let him explain that!

Congratulations MickeM!
Others will follow ...

Congratulations. Really deserved it!
Marcus Lavendell
Congrats MickeM! Now, I'm really curious about the "Born of NWOBHM" smile.gif
blindwillie
OVATIONS!!! Yey!
SDMF75
I'm really curious about the "Born of NWOBHM"

It's the New Wave of British Heavy Metal - pronounced "NEWobbom" Very cool!
mattacuk
Andrew, surley you are describing yourself in these qualitys! biggrin.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (mattacuk @ Jun 27 2007, 04:47 PM) *
Andrew, surley you are describing yourself in these qualitys! biggrin.gif


Of course biggrin.gif Where do you think I got the ideas from ? I just described myself laugh.gif

Just kidding, but nice of you to say so!
MickeM
Whew! Thank you everyone, I must say I'm very happy about this sudden turn of events. biggrin.gif

"Born of NWOBHM" - NWOBHM is the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, after I had finished with my dads Creedence and "Trio med Bumba" (Swedish folk) records as a kid the music I chose for my own way was right there when the brits started off with the NWOBHM. Birth to my taste in music and raised with it laugh.gif

And I'm still stuck with 80's heavy metal, which is of great joy among my friends who have no understanding about how one can get that snowed in... little do they know.

Celebrates with some newer tunes, attached below. Sorry for the short clip, just recorded it and only a short part.

I'll keep trying to throw amps, opinions and tips to left and right all over the place. You don't have to listen to it if you think it's a pain in the... ooops don't want to get moderated in this post rolleyes.gif but I hope I've been able to help someone with something.

Cheers, rock on! cool.gif
Click to view attachment
mattacuk
QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 27 2007, 09:50 PM) *
Whew! Thank you everyone, I must say I'm very happy about this sudden turn of events. biggrin.gif

"Born of NWOBHM" - NWOBHM is the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, after I had finished with my dads Creedence and "Trio med Bumba" (Swedish folk) records as a kid the music I chose for my own way was right there when the brits started off with the NWOBHM. Birth to my taste in music and raised with it laugh.gif

And I'm still stuck with 80's heavy metal, which is of great joy among my friends who have no understanding about how one can get that snowed in... little do they know.

Celebrates with some newer tunes, attached below. Sorry for the short clip, just recorded it and only a short part.

I'll keep trying to throw amps, opinions and tips to left and right all over the place. You don't have to listen to it if you think it's a pain in the... ooops don't want to get moderated in this post rolleyes.gif but I hope I've been able to help someone with something.

Cheers, rock on! cool.gif
Click to view attachment


Oh I nearly for MickeM, congrats man! laugh.gif
Resurrection
Congrats MickeM. Well deserved.
Robin
QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 27 2007, 08:50 PM) *
Celebrates with some newer tunes, attached below. Sorry for the short clip, just recorded it and only a short part.

Thats really good!! A bit too much distortion for my taste though tongue.gif
Ryan
Hey this is really cool!!
rokchik
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 27 2007, 04:57 PM) *
I'm pleased to announce that our very first Senior Member is ....
MickeM

MickeM's helpful attitude and great knowledge of Amps and effects, and more importantly the way he is always happy to advise other members earned him this deep GMC honour!

Henceforth, MickeM will bear the Costume Name "Born of NWOBHM" - I'll let him explain that!

Congratulations MickeM!
Others will follow ...


Congrats MickeM cool.gif

A well deserved honor!
JVM
Cool, I like it.
Aaron
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 27 2007, 12:57 PM) *
I'm pleased to announce that our very first Senior Member is ....
MickeM

MickeM's helpful attitude and great knowledge of Amps and effects, and more importantly the way he is always happy to advise other members earned him this deep GMC honour!

Henceforth, MickeM will bear the Costume Name "Born of NWOBHM" - I'll let him explain that!

Congratulations MickeM!
Others will follow ...


i think he deserved it ... he really helped me pick out pedals and amps
Ryan
So question about this. Is there only going to be a selected few, and thats it. Or is it like an honor that everybody can get eventually?

Edit: And also, is there going to be a new one selected everyday, whenever it is nesscary, or is just going to be once a week?
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (Ryan @ Jun 27 2007, 08:49 PM) *
So question about this. Is there only going to be a selected few, and thats it. Or is it like an honor that everybody can get eventually?

Edit: And also, is there going to be a new one selected everyday, whenever it is nesscary, or is just going to be once a week?


There isn't a limit - anyone that qualifies can be a Senior member. Its based on merit not any kind of notion of how many there should be.

Exact timing and descicions are up to Kris - but I will say, that we won't make one a day just because. If there is noone to promote, we won't do it!
Anastasio123
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 27 2007, 03:12 PM) *
This sounds like a great idea smile.gif i think there are a number of great members here whos contributions have helped many people ( me included smile.gif) it will be great to see them getting recognition and identifyability, even though alot of us know who they are from seeing there great posts and there constant presence on the site smile.gif


Yea, I definitely agree smile.gif ...
Ryan
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 27 2007, 07:54 PM) *
There isn't a limit - anyone that qualifies can be a Senior member. Its based on merit not any kind of notion of how many there should be.

Exact timing and descicions are up to Kris - but I will say, that we won't make one a day just because. If there is noone to promote, we won't do it!

Alright, thats cool!!
Gabriel Leopardi
Hey! That's a great idea Andrew! Congratulations MickeyM!!
FretDancer69
hey this Senior Member thing is a great idea Andrew! And Congratulations MickeM! i know he deserves it, lol i recognized him alot even before i joined GMC. You know..i used to browse GMC alot before i joined. biggrin.gif
Smikey2006
Congrats MickeM perhaps he should get the badge Amp and Effects Pro as well smile.gif
Kristofer Dahl
Congratulations MickeM - I think you have done an awesome job here at the forum! Not only have you contributed with lots of knowledge, but you have also contributed with mature arguments the few times there has been an conflict/argument!

A badge for senior members is on it's way!

Thanks alot for your presence MickeM! biggrin.gif

Kristofer
JOhn
Dang ill never get it im only 13..
MickeM
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 28 2007, 07:25 AM) *
Congrats MickeM perhaps he should get the badge Amp and Effects Pro as well smile.gif

Thanks, but I don't concider myself a pro but a novice so that rules it out :-)

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jun 28 2007, 10:25 AM) *
Congratulations MickeM - I think you have done an awesome job here at the forum! Not only have you contributed with lots of knowledge, but you have also contributed with mature arguments the few times there has been an conflict/argument!

A badge for senior members is on it's way!

Thanks alot for your presence MickeM! biggrin.gif

Kristofer

Thanks Kris, I appreciate it. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (JOhn @ Jun 28 2007, 11:02 AM) *
Dang ill never get it im only 13..

Don't worry, age is not the main criteria... ...if it is I take offence from being called a senior member laugh.gif
JOhn
QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 28 2007, 07:09 PM) *
Thanks, but I don't concider myself a pro but a novice so that rules it out :-)
Thanks Kris, I appreciate it. biggrin.gif
Don't worry, age is not the main criteria... ...if it is I take offence from being called a senior member laugh.gif


Thats not the only reason i can't win because im 13, I am also very Immature, cant spell, have no control over how long im a member (my dad pays for me) and i don't like making long posts laugh.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (JOhn @ Jun 28 2007, 06:31 AM) *
Thats not the only reason i can't win because im 13, I am also very Immature, cant spell, have no control over how long im a member (my dad pays for me) and i don't like making long posts laugh.gif


LOL - there's plenty of time, but as MickeM says, age isn't a criteria, attitude is!
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (JOhn @ Jun 28 2007, 12:31 PM) *
Thats not the only reason i can't win because im 13, I am also very Immature, cant spell, have no control over how long im a member (my dad pays for me) and i don't like making long posts laugh.gif


Well at least realising that one isn't mature is proof of maturity! biggrin.gif wink.gif

I don't know if it qualifes for a badge though...

Seriously, I must say that if you help people with the things you know - while learning yourself, so that your knowledge range keeps growing - you will be able to qualify too in the future smile.gif
mattacuk
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jun 28 2007, 02:32 PM) *
Seriously, I must say that if you help people with the things you know - while learning yourself, so that your knowledge range keeps growing - you will be able to qualify too in the future smile.gif


Helping others definatly helps you grow as a guitarist thats for sure. Do you think ive metioned metronomes enough on GMC?! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Eat-Sleep-andJam
Congrats to MikeM and for it was well deserved . biggrin.gif
I wish you the best of luck in your playing and I hope more from you is yet to come!


On another note.


These are I think some suggestions for Senior Members.

I think any Gmc Instructor by Default should be a senior member. That in itself reflects all the qualitys shown in the first post.

Tank should easily be another senior member. Hes been here since the start of Gmc and he helped the site thrive into what it is today. ( Member # 5 ! ) And I believe even the " Theory god Andrew " learned quite alot from him at one point.



Thats just what I think ! cool.gif



Great Idea !- John
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Jun 28 2007, 01:27 PM) *
And I believe even the " Theory god Andrew " learned quite alot from him at one point.


That I did - Tank is an all around great guy smile.gif
The Uncreator
Congrats Mickey Boy!! smile.gif

Would of thanked oyu sooner, i ddint see this thread though!
Andrew Cockburn
Speaking of congratulations ....

I am pleased to announce that our very latest Senior Member is .....




The Uncreator





The Uncreator has been with us for a little over 3 months, in which time he has racked up over 900 posts on a variety of topics. He has a deep knowledge of Metal and has spent a lot of time introducing new bands. He also kicked off the review section initiative for Bands and Gear, and has contributed some great initial reviews that set the bar for others to follow. His ever changing Avatars and sig pics have kept us all entertained, and in addition, through all of this The Uncreator has displayed a great sense of humour.

















or has he ?????























Yes he has smile.gif Hence forth, The Uncreators Costume Name will be "Fire Up The Blades"

Congratulations The Uncreator!
The Uncreator
Awww, Dont make me Blush!! rolleyes.gif

Thanks many andrew, it really is an honor!! smile.gif
Gen
Well done mickey and uncreator smile.gif
Robin
Congratulations! Not really a surprise, I more or less knew it already smile.gif Very well deserved!
MickeM
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jun 29 2007, 04:07 PM) *
Awww, Dont make me Blush!! rolleyes.gif

Thanks many andrew, it really is an honor!! smile.gif

Contratulations bud, now there's enough if us seniors to form a club biggrin.gif
AIB234
Congrats Uncreator and MickeM!

Both very well deserved. Keep up the great work guys.
The Uncreator
Thanks for the comments, glad to know i could help!
AIB234
I just noticed that you not only signed up on the same day as me, but you are 1 member number after me!

*giggles*

It's like I'm somehow living vicariously through your senior membership success! I feel so special to almost have your member number.

Haha.
blindwillie
Congratulations Uncreator, well deserved \o/
Eat-Sleep-andJam
Congrats Uncreator, Very Well deserved and thanks for your great reviews, Your like the "Critic of Gmc wink.gif "


Very Well Deserved.





-John
FretDancer69
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jun 29 2007, 08:07 AM) *
Awww, Dont make me Blush!! rolleyes.gif

Thanks many andrew, it really is an honor!! smile.gif


lol laugh.gif , congratulations Uncreator! smile.gif wink.gif
The Uncreator
QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Jun 29 2007, 02:39 PM) *
Congrats Uncreator, Very Well deserved and thanks for your great reviews, Your like the "Critic of Gmc wink.gif "
Very Well Deserved.
-John



QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Jun 29 2007, 02:42 PM) *
lol laugh.gif , congratulations Uncreator! smile.gif wink.gif


Thanks once again!

Ill try to continue to be as helpful as i can! smile.gif
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