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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:21 pm

First off, I just wanted to give everyone a little background on the situation. When we first formed CDRLabs, we had a group of about 4-5 guys. Since then, I've sort of taken the lead role while the other guys have become dads or started their own businesses. Needless to say, Socheat and I are pretty much holding down the fort these days.

Since I got married, the amount of time I've been able to spend on CDRLabs has gone down.. a lot. I'd like to do a lot more, but I just don't have the time. In the next year or so, this time is going to go down even more. While I have tossed around the idea of throwing in the towel and/or writing for someone else, I prefer to do my own thing. Instead, I'd rather take the time I have to help others make CDRLabs better while continuing to write here and there.

So that brings us to the current situation. I've talked to Socheat and we're working on adding a number of new features. To do so, we're going to need to bring in some new blood. Yes, here is your chance to get an inside look at the optical storage industry and join the CDRLabs team.

In the past, I've tried bringing in new people but haven't had a lot of luck. While there seems to be a lot of very knowledgable people out there, most either a) don't want to spend the time writing reviews b) don't do it well or c) just can't do it in a timely manner. As the saying goes.. good help is hard to find.

Unfortunately, I haven't found a solution. Some ideas have been to a) pay these people (along with the option to keep the hardware they reviewed) and/or b) having them sign a legal agreement stating that they will complete the review in some time period or such and such will happen. This isn't exactly my forte, so I have not worked out all of the details as of yet. If you have ideas, please let me know.

Without spilling the beans on some of our plans, here are some of the positions I'm looking to fill:

* News editors
* Writers - hardware, software, misc
* "Hot Deals" manager (this is still up in the air since we've been contacted by a few deal sites, asking us to partner with them)
* Forum moderators (some of our current moderators are MIA, so we need some people to fill there shoes)

Previous writing/reviewing experience is preferred, but not necessary.
I'd also prefer to have people from the US or Canada, but I won't turn a qualified person down just because they're from Timbuktu.

If you're interested, send me an email with: a short resume and a paragraph or two explaining why you'd like to join CDRLabs and why you think you'd be a good choice.

Please feel free to comment on anything said here. I'm not only looking for people, I'm looking for ideas.
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:07 am

Email sent :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:53 pm

bhairavp wrote:Email sent :wink:


oooo, maybe we'll see reviews with exotic indian media now :D
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:56 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
bhairavp wrote:Email sent :wink:


oooo, maybe we'll see reviews with exotic indian media now :D


LOL, the most exotic stuff you're going to get out of me are el-cheapo MBI DVD-Rs and MBI CD-RWs!
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Postby JamieW on Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:20 pm

Make me a mod.
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:58 pm

JamieW wrote:Make me a mod.


Hell will freeze over first.
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Postby JamieW on Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:06 pm

When I do finally make it to Wisconsin, I'm just going to sneak into your computer room at night and log in as you and make myself a mod.
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Postby uknown1234 on Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:03 pm

Hey I wouldn't mind getting some free toys beats paying for them. :D
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Postby eliminator on Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:34 pm

Ian wrote:
JamieW wrote:Make me a mod.


Hell will freeze over first.



lol ! :lol:
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:12 pm

ROFLMAO JamieW and Ian.
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Re: Join The CDRLabs Team

Postby MediumRare on Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:38 am

Ian wrote:In the next year or so, this time is going to go down even more.

That wouldn't be a 9-month project like dodecahedron's by any chance? :wink:

Seriously, I hope you find competent helpers with enough time to invest in keeping this site attractive. It's a friendly imformative site that is my online home base!

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:09 pm

MediumRare wrote:It's a friendly imformative site that is my online home base!

me too :P
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:01 am

bhairavp wrote:Email sent :wink:

Congrats on being promoted to mod for the DVD-Recordable forum! =D> Bring on the "exotic views and media" as available too. Do you have any suggestion for meditation techniques to be used while waiting for functional fimware for a SOHW 1213S ? :roll:

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:10 am

Ah!
so someone else besides me noticed! :D
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:40 pm

MediumRare wrote:
bhairavp wrote:Email sent :wink:

Congrats on being promoted to mod for the DVD-Recordable forum! =D> Bring on the "exotic views and media" as available too. Do you have any suggestion for meditation techniques to be used while waiting for functional fimware for a SOHW 1213S ? :roll:

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Postby MediumRare on Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:27 am

bhairavp wrote: so some Sukhasanas and Surya Namaskarams should get you to relax a bit

I'll have to look those up...
bhairavp wrote: and in the meantime, you can let me pester Lite-On on your behalf if you so wish.
:evil: :wink:

Please do!


So the manpower drive is making progress. Congrats Spaz on becoming a waiter at the Beer Garden!!

vipinb- care to tell us a bit about yourself? The 1 post to date doesn't say much...

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:09 am

MediumRare wrote:Congrats Spaz on becoming a waiter at the Beer Garden!!

whoa! yeah!! :D
didn't notice that one...
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:43 am

dodecahedron wrote:
MediumRare wrote:Congrats Spaz on becoming a waiter at the Beer Garden!!

whoa! yeah!! :D
didn't notice that one...


Nor did I!!! :)


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Postby Ian on Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:09 am

MediumRare wrote:vipinb- care to tell us a bit about yourself? The 1 post to date doesn't say much...


That shouldnt have been there. For some reason when I made Spaz a mod, a couple of people also become mods. I think its a bug in phpBB.
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:31 pm

Ian wrote:That shouldnt have been there. For some reason when I made Spaz a mod, a couple of people also become mods. I think its a bug in phpBB.

Aha! So congrats go to Spaz for the other forums too (where this other guy showed up this morning). Great addition to the team!! :D

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:59 pm

Spaz is a good choice! he'll do quite well :D
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Postby pranav81 on Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:55 am

Congrats Spaz!!! :D



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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:48 am

Congrats to the new mods. :D
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Postby Alejandra on Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:50 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Spaz is a good choice! he'll do quite well :D


You bet! :D

Congrats =D>
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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:41 am

Thanks for all of the kind words.

In my day, we didn't have expensive therapy. We had alcohol :D

It seemed right for the Beer Garden.
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