We have quite a bit of anouncements to go over today - so let's just jump straight into it.
First off some long term staff members have decided to step down as they have found the time they can commit to Neocodex has lessened in light of some recent life changes. Mike / @Strategist, has made the decision to step down due to the expected arrival of he and his wife's new baby, which will be a big change in his schedule. Mike has been a huge part of the team for many years and we can't imagine the last few years without his dedication, hard work, and commitment to improving the site in all aspects, while still maintaining his busy personal life. We wish you luck with the newest addition to your family, Mike! We would also like to note that Strategist will still be active in providing advice and input to the administration team, and helping out when the need arises.
With there being a vacant administrator position we have made the decision to promote Kate / @Tauriel to the administration position. Over the years Kate has shown amazing dedication, leadership and tenacity. No matter what the state of her personal life she was always standing by to offer suggestions, help and insight asto what was going on during my own personal absence. If something needed to be done on the site, Kate made sure that it would get done. I can think of no better person for this position than her.
Coincidentally, we also received notice from @Swarley that he will also be stepping down to focus more on his studies. We appreciate the time and effort you have put forth and it has been a pleasure working with you, Swarley, you will be missed!
Another important staff change is the decision to give @Emily a much deserved promotion to Lead Moderator. She has been dedicated to staff for two years and we can't imagine this role going to anyone else. She will still be maintaining her position as Contest Team Leader as well! As Lead Mod Emily will be in charge of training and working with the new mods that we will be selecting.
Which brings us to our final announcement - More staff changes! We will be opening up Moderator applications soon and as a team picking 2-3 new Moderators to join the team. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement when they open up. We look forward to reading your applications and potentially working with some of you in the near future!
-Cody & The Neocodex Administration