Welcome, Ashleigh and G00SE, Our Newest Moderators

I'd like to extend a very warm welcome and thank-you to Ashleigh and G00SE, our newest community moderators!

Moderators are invaluable members of Trailspace. Volunteer moderators help keep the community running smoothly for all of us, every day. A moderator is chosen for his or her positive contributions to and leadership in the community, as well as a friendly, welcoming personality. 

As many of you know, Ashleigh is an avid hiker and backpacker from South Carolina, who also enjoys traveling out West with her husband. The couple even got married and honeymooned in Yosemite National Park.

G00SE (aka Jeffery) is a hammock camper, backpacker, and caver from Illinois. In his work hours he manages an adventure challenge ropes course, while saving up for a 2023 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

Both Ashleigh and G00SE are top reviewers, members of our Review Corps testing program, and have been named Reviewer of the Month for their helpful contributions (Ashleigh in January 2013 and G00SE in February 2014).

Ashleigh and G00SE join fellow moderators GonzanMike, and Tom D in welcoming, guiding, and assisting all of our community members, seasoned regulars and first-time posters alike. They help the community in their free time, all in exchange for our enduring thanks and esteem (plus the occasional free hat). 

Thanks to all of Trailspace's moderators for their invaluable help, good judgment, and friendly guidance.

If you have questions or an issue about the site, please reach out to a moderator directly, or flag a forum post or review for our moderators to look into. Or, you can simply send them your thanks for helping keep Trailspace running as a positive, welcoming, outdoor gear community. Thank you!


Horn Rimmed Hiker
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May 19, 2014 at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)

Well deserved, and two of the finest folks on Trailspace! 

Thank ya both!

4,241 reviewer rep
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May 20, 2014 at 10:01 a.m. (EDT)

Thank you for the nice write-up, Alicia!

Thanks for the compliments, Eric!


Daniel Oates
2,900 reviewer rep
256 forum posts
May 20, 2014 at 11:35 a.m. (EDT)

Well deserved. You both always provide great feedback that has definitely helped me as a reviewer tone and tighten up my reviews and your feedback adds to the helpfulness of the review. 

7,463 reviewer rep
1,708 forum posts
May 20, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. (EDT)

Very cool, this a good move by TS

Joseph Renow @jrenow
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743 forum posts
May 20, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats (and thanks) for volunteering you two!

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May 20, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. (EDT)

Great job Ashleigh and Goose!  I always enjoy reading your reviews. Well deserved.

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1,458 forum posts
May 20, 2014 at 8:18 p.m. (EDT)


So I should stop waiting on that paycheck?

Seriously, it is a privilege to be a part of TS. I lurked for years. Posted my first review in December 2012 (to enter a contest). About 6 months ago, I decided to spend more time reading reviews and encouraging reviewers. It takes a lot of time and effort to write a good review, and I want others to know their efforts are appreciated.

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May 21, 2014 at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)

As a newbie here to TS (about a month and a half now as an actual member) and having snooped around for a while before that, I'd have to say that I always enjoy and mentally take notes on both Ashleigh and Goose's reviews. Thanks for making us all better reviews, or at least this newbie. Well chosen TS staff.

Paul W.
170 reviewer rep
12 forum posts
May 22, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. (EDT)

It's good to hear that good people are being selected to moderate this site. It is a lot of fun and is informative.

Alicia MacLeay @Alicia
2,487 reviewer rep
4,635 forum posts
May 22, 2014 at 8:53 a.m. (EDT)

Thanks for all the kind words.

We're very glad to have Ashleigh and Goose join our other moderators.

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May 24, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. (EDT)

Perfect choices, well deserved!

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May 26, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. (EDT)

Cheers to both of you!

Rob R
940 reviewer rep
783 forum posts
May 28, 2014 at 9:52 p.m. (EDT)

Congratulations you two!

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