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posted by LaminatorX on Saturday December 06 2014, @12:21PM   Printer-friendly
from the changing-of-the-guard dept.

In the dying hours of 3rd Dec (UTC) into the early hours of 4th Dec something significant occurred in the vicinity of the SoylentNews PBC boardroom. One witness is reported to have said "it was as though a light zephyr appeared unexpectedly, brushed by a pile of watermelons before shooting up into the sky as a vivid light", this has not been confirmed as an accurate portrayal of events and quite honestly we're not sure they weren't just making it up.

Moving to a more formal note. The timeline above is correct. In what seemed like a few brief moments of discussion and accord, NCommander stepped out of the position of CEO and yours truly (juggs) stepped in as interim CEO.

To quickly dispel any doubts or concerns, this was not some hostile power play within the board, more an amicable and pragmatic changing of the guard. It was notably lacking in any form of drama whatsoever.

Firstly, I'd like to thank NCommander for bringing us to where we are today - a thriving, growing community with a stable foundation from which to grow and many tomes of vision for what the road ahead may lead us on to build. I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping he sticks around and makes a reprise - I have a strong feeling he will.

As much as I'd like to mark my entrance with some grand vision - in the very short term I'll have to mostly concentrate on some very mundane but very necessary corporation affairs.

Longer term, I have a few nascent ideas in the back of my mind that need kicking into shape - but given the whole transition was out of the blue, I'm more at the sort the desk out and find the nearest coffee dispensary stage than the grand visionary stage. I do however fully intend to revisit NCommander's SN vision statements and go from there as an immediate starting point at the very least.

Feel free to use the Comments for questions, concerns or suggestions, I'll be sure to reply.


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  • (Score: 2) by zafiro17 on Saturday December 06 2014, @08:11PM

    by zafiro17 (234) on Saturday December 06 2014, @08:11PM (#123284) Homepage

    Hey there Poutine, I happen to disagree. Running these kind of sites isn't easy. I'm pretty active at as well, and the noise level has gone down there too. Slashdot is no different - they seem to have a huge number of articles, but the number of articles (not to mention the quality) are both dramatically poorer than in the "old days."

    These sites depend on the hard work of more people than you'd realize, and submitting, editing, and selecting articles takes a hell of a lot of time and effort. At some point you notice you're ignoring your kids/family/job and you decide to rebalance.

    Too soon to say this site is in trouble: it seems to be experiencing a gradual improvement in the quality of articles submitted, we've had a couple of good discussions, and we're getting into a groove. It's good to have a responsible handover-of-leadership when one leader gets tired - better than burn-out and complacency. If you care about the site, submit good articles, and contribute positively to the conversations. Also get the word out if you can - there's lots to do.

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