Once upon a time, I was a sysop of a successful local BBS in the 614 area code. I also shared co-sysop responsibilities with some other local boards. When I discovered the Internet, the potential was immediately clear, and I began to participate on USENET. Later, I ran successful Web sites with active forums, which has helped further my understanding of effective communication utilizing technology.
Since discovering the Server Fault, the value was immediately clear to me. I was ecstatic to find a community of professionals with an impressive depth of knowledge. I began to actively participate immediately by answering your questions. Fortunately, it seems you liked my answers, as you voted me to 10k in 143-days.
As the community tools grew with meta.sf and chat.sf, I have been actively participating as the tools became available. It was a pleasure to begin to get to know many of you better.
I want to help more professionals locate and participate on SF, which I took responsibility of by working to promote SF at the 2010 Ohio LinuxFest with Evan Anderson. I hope to continue working with staff and the community with further promotional activities.
As many of you have seen me espouse before, I want to see your Server Fault continue to be a community of top-notch professionals. With this, I have encouraged policies and moderator actions that enable professionals, while discouraging participation of those who do not work in the Information Technology field. As a moderator, I will continue to encourage professionals, while guiding the end-user to the appropriate site.
As a moderator, you will be giving me a direct view of how you would like to see the site mature. I want to help you by taking direct action as a result of your flagging. I want to help you grow SF to the next level. Vote for me and I will help fulfill this vision!