Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote

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Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 8:42 AM
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This thread is the official voting booth for TWO future forums moderators at Roadfood.com. We have had a number of requests over the past few weeks regarding the position and some very excited candidates. If you are a candidate please post the following. 1. Describe why you want the position. 2. What qualifications do you have that will add value to the site?

If you are a voter - Simply input your top TWO candidates you are voting for. The voting booths will close on July 23rd at 9AM EDT.

Any non-voting or non-candidate posts will be deleted.

Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 8:42 AM
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BTW. It was stated in another thread that AL was given temporary moderator permissions on the site to control the recent SPAM issues while I am MIA. He is not an automatic winner in the moderator selection.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:31 AM
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Al-The-Mayor

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:37 AM
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Al The Mayor

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:37 AM
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To quote that famous of all roadfooders, Abe Lincoln, or was it FDR, or Elvis, who said" Don't change horses in the middle of the war/stream/etc.
I have an interest in keeping this forum a fun place to share thoughts and ideas.

I cast one vote for MYSELF and 1 vote for the lady from the great state of Maryland--- MEOWZART

NOTE- I have changed my previous vote from Bushie to Meowzart as a result of Bushie's courageous concession speech listed below.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:43 AM
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Sundancer7 from the Great State of Tennessee cast all votes to:

1:Da Maya
2: Bushie

Can we vote more than once and if so:

1: Da Maya
2: Bushie

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Michael Stern
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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:51 AM
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I vote for Al and Bushie.

Ok, make that Al and Meowzart.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 10:08 AM
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Another vote for Al and Bushie

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 10:27 AM
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"Al and Bushie" !!??!!

Oh, for a minute there I thought I was in an alternative universe for the next Presidential election. Whew.

You two get my vote too.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 11:16 AM
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Al-The-Mayor and Bushie. It's a landslide!

Due to Bushie dropping out of the race, I respectfully change my vote to Al-The-Mayor and Meowzart

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 11:17 AM
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Mister Mayor's our candidate.
In our minds he's really great.
Knows all 'bout that great Roadfood.
Man, he'll be a moderate dude.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 11:20 AM
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Is Bushie running? I think he said in a post in the "Last Meal" section that he was going away for awhile. He'll get back and discover he's been made Forums Moderator!!

As I can see from the posts above, my jumping in the election is probably futile, but here goes anyway: maybe I can be the chief undersecretary...

1) I want the position because I would love the opportunity to put my love of food to work in concrete way. I love the forums, and gosh darn it...I love you guys too!

2) As a trained fair exhibit judge of food arts, I think that would transfer over to being able to judge food posts. As a judge we are trained to be supportive of entries, yet demanding of quality. I think this would be put to use here on the boards. I want to be supportive of the posts that are relevant to the site and to the forums topics, yet be demanding enough to keep things in order.

Thank you for your support!

Meowzart

BTW...I vote for Mr. Mayor and Me. (Sounds like a new fall sitcom, doesn't it?)

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 11:37 AM
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Ok. I vote for Meowzart too!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 11:51 AM
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Al and Bushie and Meowzart

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 12:12 PM
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Might as well vote for someone who wants the job....Al and Meowzart it is! BTW, I see The Mayor had to give up his coveted double cheeseburger status for the term "moderator". Thats ok Mayor, we all know what you have achieved!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 12:43 PM
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Mr. Mayor and Meowzart get my vote! I have not only enjoyed their posts but find them informative and well thought-out. I think they will be great additions to the moderator team.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 1:21 PM
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Wow. This comes as a complete, and very pleasant, surprise. Meozart is correct; due to the amount of projects I need to complete before leaving on my trip, I had intended to curtail ALL my "net surfin' ", including posts to Roadfood, for a brief period of time. Mr. Mayor informed me this morning that a vote was taking place, and after seeing my name as a "write-in", I had to give this some thought.

While I am more than willing to help out in any way I can, I think it would be best to elect someone who has expressed a real desire in the position. I could handle it, and it would be fun, but maybe it's something we could consider for the future.

Therefore, let this serve as a formal "bowing out". However, please realize that I TRULY appreciate the thoughts and confidence expressed above.

CheeseWit had previously expressed a desire to be moderator, and I believe he would be excellent. If he were to throw his hat in again, it would make my choice tougher.

For now, my vote goes to The Mayor and Meowzart. Has kind of a nice ring to it, anyway.

Thank you all again. (And, I'm REALLY leaving this time! )

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 1:34 PM
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Bushie, I know you're getting ready for your trip. I'm disappointed that you don't want the position at this time. But I understand. In fact, that's exactly how I feel about the position. Thanks for thinking of me, but I'll give my votes to M&M (The Mayor and Meowzart). Enjoy your trip, I'll talk to ya' soon. Be good. Peace.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 2:55 PM
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A vote for Mr. Mayor and for Meowzart. I will have to add, however, that I'm really sorry that your current schedule/situations is such, Bushie, that you are not available to now fill one of the positions.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 2:59 PM
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Bushie, how very gracious of you!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 3:02 PM
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I would like to nominate Sundancer 7 (aka Paul E. Smith) who on the basis of a double cheeseburger's worth of postings has clearly established himself (along with the Mayor) as the most highly qualified and worthy of potential candidates.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 4:16 PM
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I'm not usually one to follow the pack, but the mayor and Meowzart it is!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 4:21 PM
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The Mayor and Sundancer7 get my vote.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 4:45 PM
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Meowzart & the Mayor for me

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 5:47 PM
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Sounds like a great duo.
I vote for Al The Mayor and Meowzart.

Backroad Jack

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 6:58 PM
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I need to amend my vote:
Al-the Mayor
Meowzart

You're both assets to this board...

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 8:41 PM
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another vote for The Mayor and Meowzart!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/16/03 9:12 PM
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Though not much of a Yankees fan, I will cast my stones for the "M&M Boys" (Mayor and Meow). Also, Mr Paul Smith would make an excellent moderator and if he were elected, I would be equally pleased.

Best regards,
Steve

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Thu, 07/17/03 1:08 PM
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One vote for Miz Meowzart and Mr. Mayor

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Thu, 07/17/03 1:37 PM
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M & M are the ones for me!

(How could "Cat-o-saurus" not be an automatic ally of "Meow-zart"? And, The Mayor has already proven his commitment to RoadFood too many times to count.)

Moderate away, oh great leaders!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Fri, 07/18/03 1:32 AM
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One Hanging Chad for the Mayor.......One Dimple for Sundancer7! Oh wait, Who I really ment to vote for was................And I'm not even from Florida......LOL Good Luck Ya'll...Once you are elected to Office can you do something about the price of Gasoline!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Fri, 07/18/03 6:01 AM
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Al The Mayor and Meowzart

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Fri, 07/18/03 6:30 AM
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The Mayor and Meowzart-----looks like a ticket to me!!!!

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Fri, 07/18/03 9:21 PM
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Al & MeAL

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Fri, 07/18/03 9:42 PM
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I like M&M's, Sorry, I just gotta say it, I like 'em plain & with nuts

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sat, 07/19/03 1:33 AM
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The Mayor and Sundancer7 get my vote, too.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sat, 07/19/03 7:56 PM
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Al The Mayor and Meowzart

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sat, 07/19/03 9:19 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Hey OC ---
Who you callin' PLAIN??


Mr Mayor I was kinda thinking that term applied to Meowzart but maybe I was wrong??

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sat, 07/19/03 10:43 PM
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Nope I'm as nuts as the Mayor. So I hope you like your M&M's with nuts.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sun, 07/20/03 1:49 AM
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Meowzart from the East Coast, The Mayor from the west, both ultra-qualified (and both actually interested in the position!) How can we go wrong? You have my votes!

(If, at some point, we need to add another moderator, how about tossing your hat into the ring, Sundancer7? It will add representation for the rest of us slobs in the middle of the country!)

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Sun, 07/20/03 4:13 AM
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I'm interested in being a moderator due to my experience, having traveled extensively all over the world. Being professionaly involved in all aspects of the food industry, wearing many hat's. Being objective to every post while moderating, As I haven't posted much on this board, have lurked and enjoyed evolvement of site. I can only suggest if anyone is interested in my approach towards Board involvement the easiest way to learn about me is thru searching my posting on the "Chowhound" board sites, primarily the Northwest Board, General Topics Board and Non Foods Boards. I haven't previously been interested in becoming involved with any food site as I have been a "Trouble Shooting Consultant", confidentialy involved in the Hotel, Restaurant, Bakery business. However as i've just retired i'm able to spare the time and enjoy the opportunity to act as a objective, experienced, capable moderator. Since this board has posting from all over the USA, there is a good chance that i've been there, ate that since I spent over one year on the road, Lost in America driving almost 20,000 miles, eating every where with the Sterns Road Food books in our glove compartment. I also am considered a authority on most ethinic cusine. Thank you. Wesza [Irwin}

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Tue, 07/22/03 9:06 AM
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As requested,

The Mayor (but of course) and meowzart too.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Tue, 07/22/03 9:39 AM
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The Mayor and Meowzart.

Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/23/03 10:08 AM
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The Mayor and Meowzart are the winners!!! Congrats. I will set you up with permissions and details etc in a about a week (when I think I might have high-speed access). Looking forward to your contributions.

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RE: Roadfood.com Forums Moderator Vote - Wed, 07/23/03 10:33 AM
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Thank You one and all!!!
The Inaugural BBQ begins at 4pm EST (slow-time) at the Moonlite BBQ and Inn in Owensboro KY. So far I have received only one RSVP...from Mr and Mrs BUSHIE ( that's good cuz he's buying!!)
We will be back from our sojourn around Northern Missouri on Sunday. So if you have any questions please ask Meowzark or Stephen.