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The SMF project welcomes Suki as the new PM!

Started by Kindred, February 17, 2016, 07:58:25 AM

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Kindred

The SMF project recently had its annual elections for the PM position.

After many years in the position (albeit with a short break) I have stepped down as Project Manager of the Simple Machines Forum project. I will continue to be involved with the project, providing support and what-have-you, but I don't feel that I have the time to commit to the PM role.

Suki - a long-time team member who has "worked" on the support team, the customization team and has been one of the key developers in the support of the 2.0.x branch and the ongoing development of the upcoming 2.1 branch - was elected as the Project Manager of SMF.

Suki is well respected by the team and the community in general. She has some great ideas and excellent goals - and, actually, will be the first active developer who has taken on the role of PM.

I look forward to seeing her lead the project into the next release and beyond.

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the new Project Manager.

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Thanks for your work Kindred. Congrats Suki, I hope you don't bite as hard as I've seen.

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Thank you Kindred for the many years of doing a great job; and congrats & welcome to Suki! :)
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Seems like the perfect fits for sure, congrats Suki. and Thank You Kindred for all you have done here for everyone.
What we often may forget is SMF is free and remains a top user software because of such dedication that persons like Suki and Kindred bring to the table I am truly grateful. And again thank you.
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Ronald_1938

Thanks Kindred for all the great service you have provide to many of us..

Congratulations to Suki for accepting the position. I wish her the best on this endeavour..

Ron..

Bigguy

You did good as PM Kindred, thanks for all you have done. Congrats Suki on the promotion.

nsno

excellent news!

Suki is a wonderful coder and will be a great PM

Also thanks to Kindred for all his work over the years

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I extend warmest felicitations to Suki as the new Project Manager.
Imo this is a well deserved promotion/title.

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Thank you Kindred for all your contributions!

Congratulations to you Suki!

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All hail our new glorious leader Suki!  May your luck be bountiful and your endeavors be prosperous!
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Wonderful news!

Thank you, Kindred for all of your hard work and congratulations, Suki!

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Diego Andrés

Long time without seeing such a big change.
Congratulations to Suki, wishing all the luck.

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Shambles

It's always good to keep freshening things up.

But what does this mean to the general public, to which this notice is targeted? Will anything change?

.aura.

congra's Suki, wishing you the best in this new role, these types of jobs are thankless in many ways, please know you are all appreciated by many of us.

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Congratulations on your appointment and thank you for your continued commitment to the project, Suki. I genuinely look forward to the energy and direction you will bring to the project in your new role. All the best.
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Quote from: Shambles on February 18, 2016, 03:19:00 AM
It's always good to keep freshening things up.

But what does this mean to the general public, to which this notice is targeted? Will anything change?

We have a dev now being PM, so either a decrease in PM duties or development (granted PM does not have as much control as you would think!)

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Quote from: Shambles on February 18, 2016, 03:19:00 AM
It's always good to keep freshening things up.

But what does this mean to the general public, to which this notice is targeted? Will anything change?

HI shambles.

Answering your concrete question,  the pm role will not change,  just the person behind it,  as you know every person is different and has different styles,  different ideas,  different approaches etc.

Can't punctually say what's gonna change and I don't want people to think that things are going to dramatically change because that's simple not feasible. A new person in the pm role is a refreshment,  a "change of batteries" if you want to put it that way.

I tend to focus on dev matters and this change will allow me to bring together both roles,  pm and dev, making some process easier and less cumbersome for everyone involved.
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To reiterate what others have already said; congrats Suki, and thank you for taking on the challenge. Thanks to kindred also for devoting so much time over the last few years as well.

You both are appreciated. :)

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Congratulations to the new PM and a big thank you to Kindred  :)


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Thank you everyone :)

I voted for the other guy  8)

You know the one... that missallsunday fella  8)

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Missed this until now.

Congratulations Suki, and thank you Kindred for your time in the role. :)
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Hi all

First of all that you Kindred for you work over the last several years at SMF. Although I have not posted many times I still look at what's going on and have been busy with my project which you will all know about shortly.
I  have chosen to use SMF forum for my upcoming project not just because its good  but also  because I got a good vibe about the close knit  community involved in running it.
To Suki, congratulations and I hope you and  the rest of the gang keep up the good work.

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lo mejor de todo es que habla y escribe español :v xDxdxdxd  felicidades :v no se que signifca PM  pero debe ser algo bueno

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Irisado

He wrote that 'the best thing is that she (Suki) speaks and writes Spanish.  Congratulations.  I don't know what PM means, but it must be something good'.
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Quote from: Irisado on May 16, 2016, 08:06:21 AM
He wrote that 'the best thing is that she (Suki) speaks and writes Spanish.  Congratulations.  I don't know what PM means, but it must be something good'.

Project Manager = PM ?

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Thanks & congrats to Kindred & Suki!   What an excellent team here.   

Two years ago, my favorite hobby website was shut down by its host provider due to CPU usage.  Despite having little appropriate background, I volunteered to try to help.  They were under siege by aggressive crawlers, had security issues, had DB issues, had codebase issues caused by mod installation/de-installation issues and were thus stuck on very old versions of mods & SMF. 

With the SMF team's help - and also the help of brave SMF users sharing their lessons - all this has been addressed.  Though traffic is up dramatically, CPU is consistently low & the error logs are squeaky clean. 

Sorry for hijacking this thread, but it felt like the best place to say thanks and congrats to you all for such a fine product! 
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