TheCoalMan goes International

TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:13 pm

I've been selected for inclusion in the Moderator Team at phpbb.com :shock:

It's quite an honor and also quite unexpected considering my relatively low post count at phpbb.com. phpbb is of course the software that runs this forum. Installations worldwide are estimated in the millions, it's the most popular open source forum software on the planet. It runs 3 or 4 of the largest forums worldwide. phpbb itself not included in that list has the following statistics you would be familiar with from here:

Total posts 2830363 • Total topics 485584 • Total members 326105


The phpbb team is made up of about 40 people one of which is now me from across the globe most of whom reside in the U.S., Canada and Europe. My duties there will not include anything technical and rightfully so as my php programming skills can be defined as "knows enough to be dangerous", the people in charge of that are among the top programmers in the world. I'll simply be moderating.

I'm in shock and to tell you the truth I need a beer...or two...or three. :|

I'm on a 90 day probation, at the end of it they will make an evaluation at which time it will become official.... unless I screw it up. :P
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:18 pm

Congrats!!
You are no longer the mayor. You are now the governor.

Governor Richard
Has a nice ring to it. :)
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: coalmeister On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:29 pm

You da Man!
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold


Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:00 am

Sounds like a good reason to open a new bottle of Jack Daniels. Way to go Governor. :clap: :cheers:
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: spc On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:11 am

Congratulations Richard. :cheers:
spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: billw On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:44 am

That's cool Richard. I used their website as a resource when I was helping put together a site for a veteran's group. I never did get very good at HTML but I learned enough to make up four skins for them. You must be pretty smart for a coal cracker. :D
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:56 am

How cool is that? Congrats on the position! Obviously they seek out the best....and found it!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:11 am

It's very cool. :lol: Not sure why they singled me out.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:13 am

:notworthy: We are not worthy. That's very cool. Congratulations!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:35 am

Congratulations, Mayor.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:14 am

Congrats the cream allways rises to the top! :clap: :cheers:
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:43 am

selected for inclusion in the Moderator Team at phpbb.com :shock:


Do you get a paycheck to babysit another family? Sounds like a lot of work and possibly opportunity for a new career. Cool.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:06 am

I had to agree to a NDA before they gave me the mod position, I can't discuss private information anywhere. Probably not legally enforceable but nonetheless... I can't answer that question. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: billw On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:52 pm

I can't answer that question. ;)

Umm... are you working for PHBB or the CIA. :D
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: TheCoalMan goes International

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:40 pm

Well obviously they have reasons for that. BTW I took the liberty of fixing your links. :D Thanks for the contributions.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite