Trailspace's New Moderators
In physics, a "moderator" is a substance that keeps a nuclear reaction strong and productive, toeing the line between fizzling out and an explosive release of energy. Though we're not worried about our community physically exploding, Trailspace's community moderators serve a similar, vital function. Our moderators are volunteers with enormous outdoor knowledge and tact who serve our community forums to ensure that conversations are civil, informative, and welcoming.
The Trailspace community depends on the service of our dedicated team of moderators, who monitor forums constantly, deleting spam, welcoming new members, maintaining a friendly atmosphere, and sharing their experiences.
Today, we're proud to announce that Gonzan, Rick - Pittsburgh, and Trouthunter have stepped up to serve the Trailspace community as our newest volunteer moderators. Between them, they have logged more than 6,000 well-written posts, including several Trailspace Gear Tests.
Gonzan, aka Caleb, rambles extensively in the southern Appalachians. When he's not hiking, he is an enthusiastic canyoneer. Caleb has "inside" pursuits too — he's an accomplished painter.
|As his screen name suggests, Rick-Pittsburgh hails from the great state of Pennsylvania, where he regularly regularly racks up big miles on the Laurel Highlands Trail. When he's not hiking, Rick fishes and snowboards.||Trouthunter, aka Mike, began backpacking in TN in the 1980's, ranging far and wide over the southern Appalachians. In addition to outdoor pursuits like canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, Mike is also a ham radio enthusiast and woodworker.|
These three are joining Bill S, Tom D, and f_klock on our team of experienced moderators. Together they work hard every day to make Trailspace more informative, welcoming, and interesting. Please feel free to reach out to them to discuss any concerns you may have about Trailspace, to tap their enormous experience in all things outdoors, or just to say hello!