Meet the Moderators

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Jess McCarty
Jess McCarty Posts: 97
Moderation is something that should be done, well, in moderation. Our hope is that you, the users of TypeDrawers, continue to hold enriching discussions while keeping the rules in mind. However, there are instances where you might need assistance and so for those reasons we have moderators. These are the current moderators: 
  • James Todd is a type and graphic designer and proprietor of JTD in New York. Before typography, his exploits included bespoke tailoring and auto upholstery. (Really!) James is also one of the first TD members and became a moderator not long after its creation.

  • Paul Hanslow is an Australian born type designer currently living in Poland. He holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, as well as a BA(Hons) in Visual Communication from Monash University, Australia. One of Paul’s main typographic interests is minority scripts and endangered writing systems.
  • Eris Alar (he/him), is an Australian artist, graphic designer, and board game designer. He was a Type Camp Australia 2012 participant, and loves vintage type specimen books. Eris joined TypeDrawers when it launched, but only became part of the moderation team in 2021. He hopes to finish designing a typeface one day, but is primarily a type user and admirer.

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  • Colin Merrill
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    Nice to meet you, thanks for the intro!  :)
  • Silas
    Silas Posts: 19
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    Indeed, thank you for your service, and the varied expertise you bring.
  • Dave Crossland
    Dave Crossland Posts: 1,411
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    Is this list of moderators current?
  • James Hultquist-Todd
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    It is.
  • Paul Hanslow
    Paul Hanslow Posts: 164
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    Any reason for asking, @Dave Crossland?
  • Dave Crossland
    Dave Crossland Posts: 1,411
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    A post of mine was deleted by someone not in the list, so I was curious what was going on. No biggie.
  • Stephen Coles
    Stephen Coles Posts: 1,001
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    That may have been me. I was one of 3 people who flagged it, and that kicked it into moderation. I seem to still have ex officio moderator permissions.
  • Dave Crossland
    Dave Crossland Posts: 1,411
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    seems you are not the only one ;)
  • Rafael Saraiva
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    Hey everyone, this shouldn't be happening in a type design forum!

  • Thomas Phinney
    Thomas Phinney Posts: 2,804
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    That may have been me. I was one of 3 people who flagged it, and that kicked it into moderation. I seem to still have ex officio moderator permissions.
    Rathole: I know you do it because TypeCon/SoTA does it, but can we all please use ex officio correctly instead?

    It means that you are granted a position because of another, different office you currently hold. It does not refer to powers or privileges granted to former officeholders of the same role as current people. Except by TypeCon, and I wish they wouldn’t play Humpty Dumpty and redefine words arbitrarily.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_officio_member

    I know the phrase has “ex” in it, and I am sure that led somebody to this usage. But in Latin “ex” mostly means “from” rather than former or previous.
  • Mark Simonson
    Mark Simonson Posts: 1,687
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    @Rafael Saraiva  It seems to be working in my browser (Safari 17.5, macOS 14.5). Maybe they fixed it?


  • James Hultquist-Todd
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    I fixed it. I didn’t realize Adobe fonts automatically subset your choices.
  • Ermin Međedović
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    Thank you James.