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10 years of UM: Staff Q & A


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#31    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

View PostJVE, on 24 February 2011 - 08:31 PM, said:

Are you aware if the Forum ever had any "Famous" members ?? ( Investigators, authors, Stanton Friedman )

If (like me) you are into space exploration then James Oberg is a pretty big name (I have several of his books). He mostly posts in the UFO section here, but is a leading expert on the Soviet Space programme (amongst other things).

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

View PostJVE, on 24 February 2011 - 10:23 PM, said:


And thanks for sharing, Supagirl. You can't share a name ??  ;)


I personally would not tell....it could cause the member more stress, having a lot of people send PM's  left right and center.... they would get bugged non stop and wind up leaving UM with a bad taste about the site... so no way would I ever tell...and I do know of a couple....

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Exactly BM. Thanks and sorry confidences are confidences.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:56 PM

View PostAnvil, on 24 February 2011 - 10:49 PM, said:

Exactly BM. Thanks and sorry confidences are confidences.

The famous person I know, is at present writing a trilogy  ( sci-fi)...and UM is just one part of his inspiration.... I was just honoured to get to read his manuscripts....  There is no way I would ever inform anyone on the boards who he really is.  I don't think I would want him to put an established known site like UM down as a bad reference. And to break his trust  after all he has done... that would be a nightmare

So yes indeed - confidences are confidences

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

And me and Thongy agree with both of you, Becky and Supagirl, we have to respect their privacy.

But man...it's killing me.  :P


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 24 February 2011 - 10:43 PM, said:

If (like me) you are into space exploration then James Oberg is a pretty big name (I have several of his books). He mostly posts in the UFO section here, but is a leading expert on the Soviet Space programme (amongst other things).


Ya he's a big name, it's cool seeing him here posting  :tu:

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:00 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 24 February 2011 - 10:56 PM, said:

The famous person I know, is at present writing a trilogy  ( sci-fi)...and UM is just one part of his inspiration.... I was just honoured to get to read his manuscripts....  There is no way I would ever inform anyone on the boards who he really is.  I don't think I would want him to put an established known site like UM down as a bad reference. And to break his trust  after all he has done... that would be a nightmare

So yes indeed - confidences are confidences

Just for the record, from what you have said we're not talking about the same person. So yes there is a few in the industry around.


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:02 PM

View PostAnvil, on 24 February 2011 - 11:00 PM, said:


Just for the record, from what you have said we're not talking about the same person. So yes there is a few in the industry around.


No we aren't talking about the same person  lol..

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

The thread is getting off topic, Saru won't be happy.  :P


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:15 PM

I don't know about that, these posts are all in response to one of the questions from earlier. :P

Bracket said:

Saru, what would you say is the BIGGEST change you've done to this site in 10 years.
Back in the early days site updates were often complete redesigns that changed pretty much everything but were comparatively quick to put together, as the site grew in size and complexity however updates took more time and these days significant changes can take a long time to complete. So in terms of a change being 'big' in the sense that it changes a lot on the site some of the earliest redesigns around 2002-2003 were probably the biggest. In terms of 'big' in the sense of it requiring a lot of time and work i would say the update to the UM-X design last year and the forum conversion from IPB 2 to IPB 3 rank among the most work and time intensive changes.

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What's the craziest reason you've ever had to ban someone or remove them from the site?
I think the craziest cases of members being removed from the site have usually involved people roleplaying or attempting to perpetrate a hoax of some description. We've had quite a few "time travellers" joining the site with stories of travelling from the past or the future complete with photographs of their clothing and "time machine" that turn out to be taken straight off Google images.

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Hey Saru this might be a bit to private a question but does running a site like this make good money/so so money or stinkin rich money that will allow you to hatch a master plan to rule the world lol
Well you can answer that one yourself, just turn on the news and see if there's a cat in a wizard's hat sitting on a throne declaring world law. ;)


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

View PostSaru, on 24 February 2011 - 11:15 PM, said:

Well you can answer that one yourself, just turn on the news and see if there's a cat in a wizard's hat sitting on a throne declaring world law.

Who knows what the leader of the New World Order looks like? ;)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

Dear Saru ,is a great honor to be with you in this wonderful forum. Thank you for letting many people know and learn new things.

God bless you .

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:50 PM

View PostSaru, on 24 February 2011 - 11:15 PM, said:

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Well you can answer that one yourself, just turn on the news and see if there's a cat in a wizard's hat sitting on a throne declaring world law. ;)

Ummmmm.... funny you should say that.... photomontage competition

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:08 AM

A few questions for the PTB. ^_^

First, members here have recently (last year or two from my experience) taken a more critical approach to the mysteries presented here. Would you say that UM has become a more scientific minded site with healthy skepticism being the norm? And would this be considered a good or bad turn for unexplained phenomena? What do you think the future holds for some of these phenomena (and the site) if the current trend holds?

PS. This is by far my favorite site, keep up the good work Saru and crew. :tu:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:14 AM

Hey, i've got a question. Can i be a mod?  :lol:

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