January 19, 2012

Hidden: The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin: SportsFilter has asked Rick Scully, the longtime member formerly known as Terrapin, to help out as one of the moderators of the site. He's been a regular since 2002 and has contributed more than 1,500 comments to the site, and we're happy to have him aboard to, as former NFL umpire Ben Dreith would say, keep people from giving each other the business. Welcome!

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 10:17 PM - 24 comments

Kirk, Gary and I are glad to have Rick's help. With this move, I'm able to step back from moderation and focus on coding the site.

posted by rcade at 10:23 PM on January 19

Well selected. Hear hear!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:00 AM on January 20

Ah, crap. He's a Steelers fan;)

Scully, just remember that we share a love for the Gunners...

Cool beans.

Now get to work, there's cleanup needed in the huddle aisle, something about something spraying substances in the face...

posted by tselson at 12:06 AM on January 20

Sucker!!! Ooops, I mean, Congrats!

posted by apoch at 05:30 AM on January 20

I, for one, welcome our new llama-shearing, beer-swilling hippie overlord.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:04 AM on January 20

Nice going, Rick.

posted by NoMich at 09:07 AM on January 20

*likes the feel of the ban hammer in his hand*

Thanks, all. Now get back to posting and commenting!

posted by scully at 09:40 AM on January 20

Better him than that terrapin guy.

posted by yerfatma at 10:24 AM on January 20


posted by boredom_08 at 11:13 AM on January 20

Am I the last one to figure out the name change? Moj, you big dummy.

I always feared a day when the hippies would be in charge; and now it's a reality. Peace, Jerry, Phish and all that good stuff.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:38 AM on January 20

Thanks Rick!

rcade: I've been doing a lot of JS and CSS (well, Sass) for work lately, let me know if I can help with any coding bits.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:21 PM on January 20

Welcome Rick! You wouldn't believe what being a moderator for a low-traffic sports based website will do for you when it comes to the ladies.

Oh, I forgot... you're married. I've got nothing.

posted by justgary at 04:31 PM on January 20

What would SpoFi be without a Terrapin? Gee, I guess it would be Scully without a Mulder. Sounds like we might have a sane hand with the flag (or the whistle) in it. Now if you will excuse me, I have to go clean up my act.

Stinkin' mascots. They ain't nothin' but trouble. Mumble, grumble...

posted by Howard_T at 05:08 PM on January 20

Now we just need to figure out a way to increase the user base.

posted by insomnyuk at 05:53 PM on January 20

My only immediate suggestion for that, insomnyuk, is for users who use Twitter to follow the SpoFi feed and "retweet" those posts they think will be interesting to their followers.

posted by scully at 06:38 PM on January 20

So, wait, we've added as a moderator some dude who advocated sheep f^&*ing as an Olympic sport? Or am I the only one who uses "shearing" that way? I must confess I did not read the post (or while away 20 minutes watching YouTube videos of Aussie and Kiwi shearmasters strut their stuff).

Kidding aside, I, for one, welcome our heritage breed sheep-raising overlords.

posted by holden at 01:03 AM on January 22

Now you can find your own damn interview. Yeah, I said it.

posted by BoKnows at 02:16 AM on January 26

These keys don't fit the basement lock!

I did laugh at that Bo!

posted by scully at 09:33 PM on January 26

As I fought the urge to press the ban button ;)

posted by scully at 09:33 PM on January 26

I walk a fine line. Don't let me be the example of your power.

posted by BoKnows at 11:56 PM on January 27

Now you can find your own damn interview. Yeah, I said it.
MrFrisby likes this.

MrFrisby thinking it be long time since MrFrisby see a good 'pile on the n00b' thread. MrFrisby wonder if it because they just don't happen anymore or because MrFrisby not log on much anymore.

posted by MrFrisby at 06:56 PM on January 31

JerseyGirl not log on much anymore either. My new overlord, JerseyBaby does not allow for even lurking now. Congrats Terrapin, er Rick!

posted by jerseygirl at 09:24 AM on February 02

Also, find your own damn interview was perfect.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:24 AM on February 02

Good to see you, and thanks!

I figure I'll just have to interview myself soon ;)

posted by scully at 09:15 PM on February 02

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