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SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager

Started by Irisado, January 17, 2021, 03:21:38 PM

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Irisado

The SMF Team has recently held its annual election for the position of Project Manager.

After a number of years in the position Illori has chosen to step down to focus on providing support and Lex, who had been the Support Team lead up until this point, has won the election to become the new Project Manager for SMF.

The Team thanks Illori for all her hard work as Project Manager and welcomes Lex into the position.  Please join us in thanking Illori for all her hard work and congratulating Lex on his successful election.
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Looking

Thanks Illori and congrats Lex you both are dedicated souls to the effort.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Quote from: Looking on January 17, 2021, 03:24:33 PM
Thanks Illori and congrats Lex you both are dedicated souls to the effort.
Thank you :)
And my thanks to Illori as well, for all the effort she has put in to the project over the past years as PM.
A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

d3vcho

Thanks Illori for being a great Project Manager!

Congrats Lex!
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GoinNutz

Definitely huge thanks to Illori and Lex, and congrats! I'm very grateful for the SMF team, thank you so much for everything you do!

shadav


lurkalot

Congrats on the new badge Lex  ;)

And many thanks to Illori for all the hard work.

Mick.


charlottezweb

Awesome - Thank you both!  You're much appreciated  :)

Steve

Quote from: d3vcho on January 17, 2021, 03:42:20 PM
Thanks Illori for being a great Project Manager!

Congrats Lex!

Dang! Took the words right out of my mouth! ;D

Thank you Illori and congrats Lex!
Please do not PM me for support.

LiroyvH

A huge thank you to Illori for her great work in this role the past years! She's done so much :)
And a warm welcome to Lex in this position, I'm sure you'll do great things! Terrible... But great! (Wait what?)

Good luck and thanks for stepping up! :)
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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

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Quote from: CoreISP on January 17, 2021, 10:53:35 PM
A huge thank you to Illori for her great work in this role the past years! She's done so much :)
And a warm welcome to Lex in this position, I'm sure you'll do great things! Terrible... But great! (Wait what?)

We should start calling him the Dark Lord now. :D

You could argue that being Project Manager is less wearing that being a Support Bot. After 59,822 "ZOMG why doesn't my forum work" threads Illori may long for the old days.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

GigaWatt

Illori was a great PM... we'll see how my ex boss does :P ;D.

JK ;). Congrats Lex ;).
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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

wintstar

Congratulations to both of them. And good luck for the new positions  :)
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Dzonny

Thanks Illori for your superb work during the past years, and thanks Lex for stepping up! :)

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Thank you both for your great dedication to the community.
Bests,

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shawnb61

Congrats, Lex! 

And a heartfelt thank you, Illori, for many years of service & guidance as PM.

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AllanD

Thank you Illori for all the work you have done and congrats to Lex, you'll be great.
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SilverKnight

Congratulations, thank you Illori for your hard work and other team members over the years.

Kustomuk

Congrat`s to both of you for helping to create the best forum software to date,

Thumbs up from me!

:D

landyvlad

Please do not PM, IM or Email me with questions on astrophysics or theology.  You will get better and faster responses by asking homeless people in the street. Thank you.

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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

GravuTrad

All is great. Two good managers. Excellent continuity.
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showngo

Congratulations to both of you.
Without this entire operation, people like me would be in the dark and running a bulletin board.

Beelzeboss

Many thanks to Illori for the hard work and congrats to Lex for the new position!

WiredStorm

Congratulations to you both! All the best in your new role :)

-Rock Lee-

I feel lost in time :P congratulations lex :D ... I hope I don't have another jump in time haha
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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

JudeEngbretson

Awesome - Thank you both!  You're much appreciated

Pyrhel

Where can we find more what's the role of the PM here?
With this position rook, will the regular users, like me, see any change, like speedup development?

ModelBoatMayhem

 Congrats 'n all that!
What projects are planned for SMF?  🙂
That's my firm opinion.... but what do I know?!

Mike66

Great stuff, thanks both of you and to all the team  8)

In this world of crazy social media and all that it brings with it ..... SMF really is something special and we don't say thank you often enough!

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Quote from: Pyrhel on May 12, 2021, 02:59:27 AM
Where can we find more what's the role of the PM here?
With this position rook, will the regular users, like me, see any change, like speedup development?
The PM role is greatly an overseer and arbitrator role - Not so much a director role.

Quote from: ModelBoatMayhem on May 12, 2021, 04:01:50 AM
Congrats 'n all that!
What projects are planned for SMF?  🙂
SMF has plans for a 2.1 release in the future, also some smaller projects are ongoing that are dependent on that 2.1.
SMF in itself is a project though, so the greatest plan is to continue I guess :)
A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

Steve

Quote from: Pyrhel on May 12, 2021, 02:59:27 AMWith this position rook, will the regular users, like me, see any change, like speedup development?

Uh, no. Being a member here for ten years you should already know SMF is developed and supported by volunteers working in their free time, which most team members don't have a lot of.
Please do not PM me for support.

simple person

Wow, Aleksi, congrats!!

I think I have been following this forum and using SMF longer during Illori's "reign", so have to thank you :)

I can't even image how much time you have to use for SMF, since only running a couple of forums for me is already a huge volunteer work.
Really appreciate what you do.


Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

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