Manu: Moderator of the music sections
Manu has been a member here at DJF for many years, back to DJF 1. Manu has always been here... always. Never far away when you needed a little advise. Early in his days here, you might get a little more advice than you wanted.
Not long ago, KLH & I were made site Administrators of DJF & while that's another story, we knew that we needed to assess the current Moderators, we knew that we needed some new blood who had the time, knowledge & temperament to be a Moderator. I had noticed Manu's many helpful posts & got to looking into his past. I looked at his length of service as a member, his number of posts, the sections he frequented most, how he answered & replied to posts for advise, his temperament & I had a feeling Manu might be a good candidate to consider. We discussed & evaluated his time here & decided, we'd give him an opportunity to see how he'd do.
We assigned him to one of the worse sections on DJF......... the music sections. That place was a mess, a complete mess! It was completely out of order, littered with spam, threads in the wrong sections... it was horrible.
Basically from day one, Manu hit the moderators section & began to research how it all worked back there & kinda how we work behind the scenes. He didn't hesitate. He started a little trial & error, moving posts, deleting threads, issuing warnings & infractions to would be spammers & litterers.
My old GM at the radio station once told me; generally, you don't miss what you don't see. In that, members may not realize that since Manu has been a moderator, you don't see a lot of the spam & junk posts/threads you used to. I am not sure he ever sleeps. I think he is here working in those sections 18 hours a day. As always... Manu "has always been here" & he is still "always here".... working, researching, monitoring & moderating his sections & reporting things in other sections, all to make DJF a better place for its members.
For our first ever "Member Of The Month", Manu was an easy pick for KLH & I to make. We appreciate all that Manu has done, not only as a Moderator, but for the forum as a whole. Thank you Manu! You whole heatedly deserve this. We came up with a few questions for Manu & here are his responses.
According to my mum, I would do this all day long. And I still have that deck at my dad's house...
2 x Pioneer CDJ 400
Numark CDN 88
2 x Technics 1210 - Sicmats and Stanton 500 carts on technics shells
Philips hifi CD630 player, used for sound quality checks
Sony double deck tape player, with pitch control
BST Hife Mixer
Allen & Heath Xone:62
Booth speakers: Jamo satellites paired with an old sub
hand built Onken subs with Audax woofers
Sony APM tops with modified bass/mids drivers + custom Eminence tweeters encased in custom horns. It goes loud and clear.
Jamo center speaker
Yamaha rear center
Mission DS rears
Yamaha natural sound amp, UHD up to 24 bit / 192 Khz
Mac Pro + PC with various software
Joytech optical router
Audioquest custom cables for anything analogue, optical everything else.
Sony wireless 2.0
AKG K 271s
Bose IE triports
I think that's about it, whew.