Because of a recent incident where a moderator had to temporarily lock a thread, then had to defend his actions, it dawned on me that this has to be one of the best-controlled forums on the planet. Not only are the moderators doing a good job, but the members have a vital part in it as well. In a recent PM to Jon, I said, “You and the other moderators are doing a fine and thankless job. The people on the Gauge should make your job a bit easier. This is a great forum and a fine bunch of people hang out here”. This is my one-year anniversary here on The Gauge, and I rarely visit other forums since I can get a lot of information, it’s a fun place to be and I feel accepted as part of The Gauge community. There is a lot of train related discussions, and the General Forum is really what pulls this group together. And the pictures, wow, and the how-to’s, I can’t get enough. One of the main reasons this forum is successful is because of the way it is run; it is a rare occasion that the moderators have to step in, and when they do, it is almost always a borderline “gut call” that they have to make. That doesn’t mean they are not here and doing their “job”, just that the members give them little to be concerned about. I’ve not ever seen a forum where the moderators are as skilled and willing to share and help. What a forum, no flaming, no criticism and lots of support, you can’t ask for more than that.:thumb: :thumb: All the moderators need a great big pat on the back, Robin, Jonathan, Mikey, Jon and Paul (I hope I haven’t left anyone out) for their dedication, as well as Dave for hosting this forum. Take a bow guys; you are appreciated for the fantastic job you’re doing. Lets hear it for them all. Lest we forget, a round of applause please for the members as well. Thanks for a great, informative and fun year. Now I can’t wait until we finish our move so I can get back to doing some serious work on my layout.