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SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« on: January 17, 2021, 03:21:38 PM »
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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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 03:24:33 PM »
Thanks Illori and congrats Lex you both are dedicated souls to the effort.

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 03:28:21 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.
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 03:42:20 PM »
Thanks Illori for being a great Project Manager!

Congrats Lex!

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 04:30:17 PM »
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!


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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 05:20:21 PM »
Congrats on the new badge Lex  ;)

And many thanks to Illori for all the hard work.

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 05:25:38 PM »
Congrats to both of yous.  :)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 06:15:06 PM »
Awesome - Thank you both!  You're much appreciated  :)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 06:48:25 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!
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #10 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?)

Good luck and thanks for stepping up! :)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2021, 01:07:58 AM »
Thanks everyone :)

Terrible... But great! (Wait what?)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 04:23:50 AM »
Congratulations and good luck! :)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 05:13:25 AM »
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.

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2021, 06:29:19 AM »
Hey... Being a support bot is fun :)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2021, 07:11:05 AM »
Illori was a great PM... we'll see how my ex boss does :P ;D.

JK ;). Congrats Lex ;).
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2021, 07:14:09 AM »
We should start calling him the Dark Lord now. :D
Dank Lord? Sounds good to me.
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2021, 07:22:58 AM »
Congratulations to both of them. And good luck for the new positions  :)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2021, 08:57:11 AM »
Thanks Illori for your superb work during the past years, and thanks Lex for stepping up! :)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2021, 10:36:52 AM »
Thank you both for your great dedication to the community.
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2021, 02:57:14 PM »
Thanks Illori, and congratulations Lex. :D

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2021, 03:43:36 PM »
Congrats, Lex! 

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

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2021, 07:17:15 PM »
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2021, 10:58:48 PM »
Congratulations, thank you Illori for your hard work and other team members over the years.

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2021, 05:09:45 PM »
Congrat`s to both of you for helping to create the best forum software to date,

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2021, 07:09:03 PM »
A big thanks to you both !!!!!!!!!
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2021, 12:39:27 AM »
Thank you everyone :)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2021, 04:58:21 PM »
All is great. Two good managers. Excellent continuity.
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2021, 05:27:28 PM »
Congratulations to both of you.
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2021, 03:24:19 PM »
Many thanks to Illori for the hard work and congrats to Lex for the new position!

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2021, 03:21:50 AM »
Congratulations to you both! All the best in your new role :)

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I feel lost in time :P congratulations lex :D ... I hope I don't have another jump in time haha
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2021, 11:58:16 PM »
Heh, thanks :)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2021, 03:04:33 AM »
Awesome - Thank you both!  You're much appreciated

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #34 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?

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2021, 04:01:50 AM »
 Congrats 'n all that!
What projects are planned for SMF?  🙂
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2021, 04:12:42 AM »
Great stuff, thanks both of you and to all the team  8)

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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2021, 04:20:25 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.

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 :)
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Re: SMF Welcomes Lex as The New Project Manager
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2021, 09:12:12 AM »
With 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.
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