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by Trail X » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:34 pm

I'd like to officially introduce a new group to ORTB. It's called the Subject Matter Expert group.

The initial group of members will be Mike (bartonmd), Kevin (wink), Michael (Dirty Bacon) Randy (bgwolfpack), Mike (Dirty Anton), and headed up by Kyle (Hardtrailz).

I think we've got a solid group with knowledge across the board, and locations across the map. I think we will see some good development and progress from them, which will keep ORTB striving forward towards our overall mission: Provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available to aid users in understanding and choosing the proper modifications for their goals.

This group has been tasked with trying to improve the knowledge base and new-user experience of this forum. However, at this moment this groups exact definition and goals are also very undefined. That will be another task for this group, to define how the SME group will operate, and what it will do. They will have their own section of the forum to discuss these things and develop articles, stickies, whatever, before making them public. This forum is visible to the general membership, but not accessible.

You will easily be able to identify the SME's by their orange names (except Bartonmd since he's a vendor, unless he chooses to go orange), and their "Subject Matter Expert" tag.

Depending on how the group develops, there could be potential for expansion in the future. So keep that in mind when replying to troubleshooting threads and new member intro threads, etc. You may be able to prove yourself worthy. :raspberry:

Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing what develops from this brain trust.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about this group, please let me know, even if you're new and have 1 post. I'd like to ensure that we remain transparent, and open to suggestions and development.

Thanks.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:13 am

Hopefully we can live up to the title. Thanks for the chance to help out.
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by JorDaneeKey » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:39 am

JamesDowning wrote:Provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available to aid users in understanding and choosing the proper modifications for their goals.


Does that mean Bacon has to behave now?
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by bgwolfpack » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:43 am

JorDaneeKey wrote:
JamesDowning wrote:Provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available to aid users in understanding and choosing the proper modifications for their goals.


Does that mean Bacon has to behave now?


I hope not!
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by Trail X » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:19 pm

JorDaneeKey wrote:
JamesDowning wrote:Provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available to aid users in understanding and choosing the proper modifications for their goals.


Does that mean Bacon has to behave now?


Only sometimes.
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by v7guy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:08 pm

I suspect the SME guys may take the rough edge off the welcoming committee... but maybe not lol

I'm really happy to see the SME guys here and actively helping the forum, I'm confident in the advice of every member listed. I've talked to most of these guys for advice over the last couple years during my mods and it's all been solid. They all have a tremendous amount of knowledge and they have the experience to back it up. I think these guys can really help improve the forum in a variety of areas.

I suspect we'll see a lot of good stuff in the future.
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by djthumper » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Good to hear from you again Randy!
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by DirtyBacon04 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:08 pm

JamesDowning wrote:
JorDaneeKey wrote:
JamesDowning wrote:Provide the most comprehensive and accurate information available to aid users in understanding and choosing the proper modifications for their goals.


Does that mean Bacon has to behave now?


Only sometimes.



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by Trail X » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:43 pm

I'd like to welcome MikeKey to the SME group. He's been active lately in trying to clear up some of our stickies and bring forth some of the information that has gotten hidden and lost over time. I think he will be a valuable member of the group as we move forward with trying to make the information on this site more accessable, and grow our knowledge base.
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by jonbo2002 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:49 pm

congrats Mike keep up the good work
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by ErikSS » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:54 pm

Oh God. There goes the Forum! Haha
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by navigator » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:57 pm

Welcome Mike!
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by NC_IslandRunner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Welcome Mike!
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by mikekey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:34 pm

Thank you, I'll try my best to help organize & contribute some content and the tons of valuable information already all over this forum.
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by RyansTBLS » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:23 pm

Awesome Mike! :thumright:
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by Moots1288 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:24 pm

Congrats Mike
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by fishsticks » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:05 pm

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by JMHinAZ » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:16 pm

I'm encouraged to see this group assembled and look forward to the contributions. I speak only for myself but have already saved not only money but also expanded my knowledge regarding our platform. Bah! Who am I kidding I've spent more than I've saved :facepalm: the mod bug is an unrelenting task master
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by mikekey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:22 pm

JMHinAZ wrote:I'm encouraged to see this group assembled and look forward to the contributions. I speak only for myself but have already saved not only money but also expanded my knowledge regarding our platform. Bah! Who am I kidding I've spent more than I've saved :facepalm: the mod bug is an unrelenting task master


If it makes you feel any better, I've been keeping a "How much I've spent spreadsheet"; which has lead to drinking every time I open it up. :cheers:
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by Moots1288 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:46 pm

mikekey wrote:
JMHinAZ wrote:I'm encouraged to see this group assembled and look forward to the contributions. I speak only for myself but have already saved not only money but also expanded my knowledge regarding our platform. Bah! Who am I kidding I've spent more than I've saved :facepalm: the mod bug is an unrelenting task master


If it makes you feel any better, I've been keeping a "How much I've spent spreadsheet"; which has lead to drinking every time I open it up. :cheers:
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