Since there hasn't been much said about it yet, I figured I'd thank all the recent candidates in the recent Moderator Election, welcome the newly-elected forum Moderators and offer a big "thanks for your service" to the outgoing Mods.
First, thanks to all the people who volunteered to run for the election. The list included a broad range of members, both new and old, and their willingness to step up and offer to help run the forum is greatly appreciated. To the volunteers who didn't get elected, don't let that stop you from running again in the future. We'd be glad to have you.
Next, congrats to these folks for being elected to the Mod Squad:
Frank is back for another tour of duty, so he already knows the ropes. The other four are new to the Moderatin' business, but they've got five experienced Mods to help show them the ropes.
Lastly, a very big Thank You to these guys for their help as Mods over the past few years. These gents have been instrumental in guiding the forum during their tenure, and they will all be missed behind the scenes. (We'll still be seeing them around the forum, though.)
These five guys will keep their Mod access for a few more days as the new crew gets a better feel for how things are done, but I think they've already started adjusting to "civilian" life again.
Again, many thanks to all of you for helping to steer this forum and keep it running.