SMF is now Open to the public

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melbo, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome to the Forums of the Survival Monkey!!!

    As stated elsewhere, I had a great number of requests for a discussion forum here. It started with 4 small forums and after inviting some beta testers over, grew into what you see now.

    We added some other areas so SMF could be a little more diverse than just Survival. We hope that you find a spot to call home and talk about anything and everything!

    We have some pretty progressive ideas on how to run the place. Notice I say "we" alot... Everything that happens here is first discussed in a 'round table' among the staff. Without them, I'd just be another sleepy little site with a forum attached. Everyone here so far has contributed in some way to the site. From the design, forums and categories, information and , most importantly, my sanity.

    We want this place to be a no-nonsense spot for people to hang out. Read the Code of Conduct at the top for our guidelines and rules. There aren't many! SMF will grow as needed and I welcome all of you to help in that growth.

    A special thanks to the 30+ members who stuck around through melbo's code learning, server meltdowns, and the other misteps I made over the last 2 weeks. It wouldn't be here if not for you.

    I have an open door policy regarding any concerns or questions you may have. Feel free to PM or email me with them. Let's keep it cool, informative and fun.

    Quick note, There have been a few near 'board wars' in my circle lately, I won't delete them if you bring them up but would rather they stay off of this site. We are new and I'd hate to come into this arena under a black cloud of negativity.

    Thanks again!


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