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Moderators and Forum Assistants : 2004 - 2014

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History of Moderators and Forum Assistants

Just for fun each one is described with animal characteristics. :D


Current Moderator Team


DinkyBird - October 2005
Kudu (leader, powerful, strong backbone, unconditional, resilient, tenacious, most consistent, loyal, protective, hard-working, most long-standing Mod)

Jazil - August 2007
Eland (the best administrator the forum has ever seen, steadfast, solid, reliable, consistent, honest, accurate)

MATTHYS - June 2008
Springbok (sociable, caring, warm, approachable, consistent, diplomatic, peace-keeper, excellent PR)

Saraf - Forum Assistant - June 2011 : Moderator - June 2012
Nyala (smart, intelligent, sharp, hard-working, matter-of-factly, no-nonsense type)

Elsa - Forum Assistant - March 2012 : Moderator - February 2013
Gemsbok (gentle, supportive, loyal, dedicated, extremely hard-working)

barryels - November 2013
*** (fearless, methodical, practical, diligent, regulating, phenomenal events and PR coordinator)


Current Forum Assistant Team


RosemaryH - April 2012
Giraffe (gracious, unconditional, diligent, excellent PR)

Hilda - February 2013
Tsessebe (strong-willed, hard-working, passionate, phenomenal events and PR coordinator)

lion queen - February 2013
Caracal (feisty, passionate and willing in spirit)

Crested Val - February 2014
Dolphin (selfless, diligent, solid, reliable, hard-working)


Past Moderators and Forum Assistants


Guinea Pig - Moderator January 2005 - (?)
Narina Trogon (smart, loyal, committed, vastly knowledgeable, active 24/7, birding ambassador)

Wildtuinman - Moderator January 2005 - (?)
Pel’s Fishing (Frogging) Owl (strong backbone, proud, loyal, fearless, tells it like it is, witty, birding expert and ambassador)

Wild@Heart - Moderator January 2005 - June 2008 (took short sabbatical)
Leopard (passionate, witty, joyful, loyal, committed, creative, consistent, never-ending source of inspiration)

bwana - Moderator January 2005 - October 2005
Elephant (greatest supporter of elephants and someone whose deliberate posts exuded confidence and calm)

gwendolen - Moderator April 2005 - January 2008
Hawk (sociable, inventive, smart, sharp, shrewd, active 24/7)

DuQues - Moderator April 2005 - October 2012
Lion (proud, loyal, committed, the technical guru, knowledgeable, reliable, supportive, won’t back off, does not take nonsense)

bert - Moderator May 2007 - January 2013
Sable Antelope (wise, mature and highly respected diplomat and peacemaker, calls a spade a spade, loyal, committed, the Broad-Shouldered-One (BSO))

francoisd - Moderator January 2006 - June 2007
Blue Crane (matter-of-factly, peace-maker, birding ambassador)

Jay - Moderator (?) - August 2008
Sunbird (diligent, with great attention to detail, birding expert)

Jaco V - Moderator January 2008 - June 2008
Buffalo (strong, not to be messed with, standing up for his herd)

Restio - Moderator January 2008 : Forum Assistant February 2009 - April 2009
Bushbaby (skilled administrator, knowledgeable, helpful, solid, reliable)

Imberbe - Moderator June 2008 : Forum Assistant June 2010 - February 2011
Fish Eagle (conservationist, vastly knowledgeable, ambitious, driven, strong opinions)

JenB - Forum Assistant December 2008 : Moderator April 2009 - January 2014
Honey Badger (powerful, perceptive, hard-working, great strength of character, birding ambassador)

Boorgatspook - Forum Assistant January 2009 : Moderator February 2010 - September 2011
Serval (witty, uplifting, supportive, generous)

Dotty - Forum Assistant January 2009 : Moderator June 2012 - July 2013
Glossy Starling (approachable, diligent, sociable, fun)

CuriousCanadian - Forum Assistant January 2009 - March 2012
Meerkat (sociable, pleasant, loyal, committed)

Duke Ellieton - Moderator August 2011 - November 2012
Weaver Bird (passionate, driven, tenacious)

Roaneric - Forum Assistant March 2012 - April 2013
Roan Antelope (creative, inventive, intelligent)
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:congrats: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: You guys are all awesome thank you!
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Thank you all for this absolute perfekt Forum and our Work and Help!!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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You Mods are just awesome, love you all lots and Thankyou for all your hard work keeping us all on the strait and narrow :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
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Thanks to all of you for your hard work and guidance. All too often unappreciated too! May only bouquets come your way today!
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Good luck to the present mods team and thanks to the previous members.
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It's not an easy task and each one of the individuals on this list have done a sterling job.
Well done!
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:clap: :clap: Nedret, all those animals and birds would never survive without you, The Rain and your team, The Sunshine. :clap: :clap: Well done and thanks to all :k :gflower:
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Image Nedret , Mods and Assistants team :clap: :clap:

:gflower: Accolades to each and everyone of you on the list - present and past, on a job well done !! :thumbs_up:
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Well done to all the mods and assistants, past and present, who do a great job voluntarily - hats off to all of you! :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
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Carol g wrote:You Mods are just awesome, love you all lots and Thankyou for all your hard work keeping us all on the strait and narrow :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:


When I congratulated the Mods I did mean the Forum assistants too, great job and thank you all :k
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RosemaryH wrote::clap: :clap: Nedret, all those animals and birds would never survive without you, The Rain and your team, The Sunshine. :clap: :clap: Well done and thanks to all :k :gflower:



Well said RosemaryH. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Neds,
You really know the people who you are working with
Past and present
Very nice warm words :thumbs_up:
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I have been employed in different positions from my 19th
Worked in supermarkets, defended our Dutch border and almost 35 years with my present company
And seen many managers come and go. Some great, some not so and some just not cut out for the job
But i was very fortunate when being asked by the mod team in 2007 to join as a moderator
Met a very dedicated team of great people making long hours if needed and always prepared to help SANparks.

This team has the best manager ever. The best, most sincere and kindest "boss" i have ever "worked" for.
By the way, she can be strict and does crack a whip if needed.
Neds, you will always be very special and SANparks and this forum owes you more then can ever be paid.
This forum is your baby and we all grew up with you guarding it.
Believe one of the few forums in the world still very active and helping with conservation after so many years.
I salute you lovely
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Lovely words Bert and I couldn't agree more! 8)
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