During the close season some work is going on behind the scenes here at OA to make sure we remain the single best place to talk about all things Arsenal. As many of you know, we do our absolute utmost to promote a site that is easy going, welcoming and accepting to all. The site is run by volunteers, with busy jobs and lives and finding the people with the time and skill to keep this place running in the way we all love can be very difficult at times.
Which is why we are absolutely delighted to announce the addition of @SRCJJ and @Midfield_Maestro to the moderating team. Both are long standing members, with a long track record of positive and thoughtful contribution to discussions across the OA community. We are sure you will agree with us that there could be no better choices to take the OA we all know and love forward.
At the same time, we wish to express our appreciation to @tone and @I_W who are leaving the leadership team, both are incredible contributors and we hope to continue to see them around the place in future. @I_W particularly has been integral to the site’s success over the years and is a personal friend who gave me the job as a moderator in the first place (you might have to forgive him for that one!)
Once again, our thanks and appreciation to both our new additions and departing friends, we hope you will join us in extending best wishes to them all.
I’ll be around still and hope to cause you some problems
Was long overdue for me really. Real life, well a baby really, has taken over and as good and as easy (sometimes) that this site is to moderate it was unfair on the other mods as I wasn’t pulling my weight in that department at all
Like I said keep up the good work lads and long live OA
I want to echo Lepers words regarding @I_W over the years he has been integral to Online Arsenal, ever since I took over the ownership of the site from Sosh many years ago now, Dan has put in countless hours to help out with not just moderation but the overall way the site is run. He has been a fantastic asset to OA and he will be missed by all the admins and mods. Thank you for all your hard work over the years mate.