View Full Version : Eugene Ukulele - New Moderator!

10-16-2012, 05:08 AM
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome Jon, eugene ukulele to our moderating team here at UU.


He exemplifies the UU spirit in words and deed, and I know he'll make an excellent addition to the staff.

Please join me in adding your words of congratulations to this thread!

10-16-2012, 05:12 AM
Awesomeness! Congrats Jon!

10-16-2012, 05:16 AM
Nice! congrats on the promotion :)

10-16-2012, 05:16 AM
Awesome Jon so happy for you...

10-16-2012, 05:22 AM
Good Deal! Congratulations! :)

10-16-2012, 05:23 AM
Way to go Jon!!

10-16-2012, 05:25 AM
Congratulations Jon! Wishing you the best in moderation.;)

10-16-2012, 05:29 AM
Hearty congrats and I couldn't think of a better person to bestow the honour on, thoroughly deserved love the pic to, although that mask on the wall looks a bit creepy, reminds of a Dr Who episode from the 70's he he he showing my age now.

10-16-2012, 05:36 AM
Great stuff!

10-16-2012, 05:41 AM
Well done!!

10-16-2012, 05:42 AM
And with that, the ukulele world is made a better place.

10-16-2012, 05:43 AM
This is great news!!!

10-16-2012, 05:48 AM
Thanks for keeping us in line!

10-16-2012, 05:49 AM
Way to go Jon & UU. A great person was picked!!!!!


10-16-2012, 05:54 AM
An excellent choice! Congrats brother!!

10-16-2012, 06:00 AM
Wonderful Jon...excellent job for you!

10-16-2012, 06:12 AM
Congratulations Jon!

10-16-2012, 06:15 AM
Good decision! And Jon, now you HAVE to be reading the forum for lengthy periods. Don't stop recording, though!

we tigers
10-16-2012, 06:19 AM
Woohoo! Congratulations mate!

10-16-2012, 06:21 AM
congratulations . . . . but I hope you don't let it cut into your "making videos" time :)

Good luck!

10-16-2012, 06:25 AM
Congrats Jon. I'm sure you'll do great keeping the UU spirit alive.

PS. Does that mean we have to be nice to you now?:rolleyes:

10-16-2012, 06:26 AM
Congrats Jon.... I'll try and keep things clean... for the most part. lol

10-16-2012, 06:32 AM
Cool. Reminds me of the phrase "all things (including Jon) in moderation".

10-16-2012, 06:40 AM
Congratulations Jon and thanks for stepping up for us!

10-16-2012, 06:44 AM
what kind of joint is this, letting the lunatics run the asylum? ;)

Seriously - thanks for taking the time and making the commitment to do this, Jon - your levelheadedness and even temper will serve us all very well. Kudos to the powers that be for another excellent decision!

mm stan
10-16-2012, 06:48 AM
Congrats Jon...woo hoo way to go bruddah...

10-16-2012, 06:55 AM
what kind of joint is this, letting the lunatics run the asylum? ;)

Seriously - thanks for taking the time and making the commitment to do this, Jon - your levelheadedness and even temper will serve us all very well. Kudos to the powers that be for another excellent decision!What he said! Excellent choice, congrats Jon!

10-16-2012, 06:55 AM
Jon is an excellant addition to the moderating team. Congratulations!

10-16-2012, 07:01 AM
Awesome brudda Jon. You are already a priceless asset to this community, all this does is make it official. It's a no brainer brudda. Congraulations to you my friend, but a bigger congradulations to UU for having him on the staff. SCORE.

10-16-2012, 07:05 AM
Jon, you are kind, thoughtful, and responsible-- rare traits in a person,and ideal traits for a moderator. You are a perfect addition to the moderating team, and your addition says a great deal to the commitment the moderators of UU have made to the community. A very happy day for UU!

10-16-2012, 07:08 AM
hooray jon! Well done!

10-16-2012, 07:19 AM
Oh, this is wonderful news! Congratulations!

ukuLily Mars
10-16-2012, 07:20 AM
Oh, this makes me smile. "Exemplifies the UU spirit in words and deed" -- couldn't agree more.

10-16-2012, 07:21 AM
Congratulations. I'm sure you'll do a fine job Jon. But from one Mod (on another Forum) to another, your view of the site may change now you're on the other side of the counter, so to speak.

10-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Top notch! Love this news.

10-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Congratulations Jon! Enjoy your new role as UU moderator!

10-16-2012, 07:51 AM
Atta boy, Jon! Awesome news!

10-16-2012, 07:51 AM
Congrats, Jon. I hope they're paying you well. :)

10-16-2012, 07:53 AM
Congrats!!!!! Picked a good guy for it.

10-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Well, if this doesn't make all kinds of good sense. Jon's smart and patient and knows his stuff. Good thinkin' UU and congrats to you, Jon.

10-16-2012, 08:07 AM
Congratulations, Jon! I hope the new gig will be fun for you.

10-16-2012, 08:10 AM
woo hoo............

10-16-2012, 08:13 AM
Congratulations Jon. Now you've got real celebrity! An excellent choice!

10-16-2012, 08:13 AM
Eugene congrats to you mate!

10-16-2012, 08:16 AM
Congrats to my Bruddah from Down Undah, excellent choice UU Staff.
Dis is why UU is Da Best Ohana around..................................BO........ ....................

10-16-2012, 08:24 AM
Really enjoy your playing. Congrats!

10-16-2012, 08:26 AM
They have chosen one of the best inmates to run the asylum

10-16-2012, 08:43 AM
Nice job Jon!! Congrats with helping us all stay in line!

10-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Great news for a top fella. Congratulations Ugene :)

Bob Bledsoe
10-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Aw, very cool - Congrats Jon! A very deserving position for you in the forum.... Okay guys should we start a political debate to test Jon's moderating chops? Woodrow Wilson vs. Howard Taft... Go!

10-16-2012, 09:06 AM
Yay, we love him!

10-16-2012, 09:08 AM
Jon's awesome. And I don't see him as a thread censor, so that's keen.

Jon, I still listen to your My My Hey Hey video from a month ago or so. It's amazing.

10-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Awesome news! Congrats Jon!

10-16-2012, 09:24 AM
fantastic... excellent....awesome.. congrats!

10-16-2012, 09:31 AM
I know Jon will be moderate in how much he moderates. a moderific choice UU.

10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Congrats Jon! That is most excellent!

10-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Congratulations Jon! Definitely the right guy.

10-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Perfect choice. Absolutely perfect.

10-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Many, many congratulations, Jon.

A very well deserved honour, I'm so pleased for you :)


10-16-2012, 10:36 AM

10-16-2012, 10:39 AM
An excellent development! Celebratory strums are in order!!!!


10-16-2012, 11:00 AM
:rulez: OH MY are you sure you want to do that ? ????? Eugene Ukelele as a Moderator....
Why ???? Why ??????

Just kidding.... Great choice... Congrats on your new position am
sure he will do a lovely job of it.

10-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Excellent appointment, UU mods.

Congrats, Jon.

10-16-2012, 11:32 AM
Congratulations. I'm sure you'll do a fine job Jon. But from one Mod (on another Forum) to another, your view of the site may change now you're on the other side of the counter, so to speak.
Same here. Being a moderator is not a glamor job, it can be a lot of hard work.

Thanks to Jon for donning the mantle, and thanks to all the mods here for doing such a terrific job at keeping UU the great place that it is. :)

Hippie Dribble
10-16-2012, 11:33 AM
hey gang, thanks a lot for your kind and generous comments, I really appreciate it. I'm sure it will be a seamless transition. Blessings all! :)

10-16-2012, 11:39 AM

10-16-2012, 11:41 AM
This is good news. Very good news. Congrats!

10-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Congratulations, Jon!

Of course, now you have to answer me when I PM you... (g)


10-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Congratulations!!! Celebrations!!! I'll have a tiny sip of Scotch and water before I turn in...just to celebrate that there are nice things happening in the world! Cheers, Jon!

10-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Congratulations Jon. Wow I go have a wee nap and we are now seven pages.!!

10-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Congratulations! Or condolences. Whichever you feel is more appropriate.

10-16-2012, 01:38 PM

10-16-2012, 01:49 PM
would just like to add my congratulations Jon what a great addition to the UU moderation team you will make, you epitomise everything good with the world m8

Uncle Leroy
10-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Congrats Jon. A great choice for a new moderator.

10-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Sadly, Jon tried to persuade the rest of us to be more restrained in our moderating efforts. We had to fire him so we could continue to be evil.

Nah, just kidding. We're still going to be evil. In fact, we recruited Jon so we could play good cop/bad cop instead of just bad cop/bad cop... ;)

Srsly, what a great bloke to have on board.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help us keep an eye on things. Consider yourselves lucky that someone else drew the short straw this time. Your turn may come.

10-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Congratulations, Jon! Excellent news for UU! :D

10-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Congrats, Jon, and thanks for stepping up and shouldering the extra responsibilities. You're gonna be a great moderator, and good luck!

10-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Congratulations Jon!

Ronnie Aloha
10-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Thanks Jon. Good luck!

10-16-2012, 06:13 PM
A worthwhile and valid addition.

Jon is a humble gentleman. I wish he lived close enough for me to visit. I think he'd be fun to hang out with other than on UU.


10-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Congrats Jon!!!

10-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Worth checking in every day! Thanks for serving, Jon.

10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Everything has already been said, so I'll just add:

Excellent choice and congrats to Jon, though I think be may have drawn a short straw :)

10-16-2012, 10:34 PM
Hi Jon, don't forget to record more vids...

10-16-2012, 11:31 PM
Jon my brother! Congratulations on the title!! I bet you'll make an absolutely wonderful moderator.

10-17-2012, 12:50 AM
Ahem. In the spirit of well moderated restraint. ...

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

Good one mate :D

10-17-2012, 01:01 AM
They liked your painted ukes so much they made you a moderator. Congratulations!

10-17-2012, 02:05 AM
Congrats Jon! Can't think of a more deserving man for the job!

10-17-2012, 03:03 AM
Congratulations Jon! A great choice.

Looking forward to your moderation. Just don't let it cut into your video-making time!

10-17-2012, 03:18 AM
Congratulations Jon!

10-17-2012, 03:38 AM
Excellent choice, UU! Well deserved, Jon. Don't forget the little people. :)

I curtsey in your direction.

10-17-2012, 10:10 AM
Congratulations Jon. I'm happy for you.

10-17-2012, 10:28 AM
Blimey! Let's repaint the website!

10-18-2012, 04:44 AM
Congrats Jon!

10-18-2012, 05:30 AM

10-18-2012, 05:38 AM
congrats jon!! and you get to travel for free to all the uke fests as well...right? woohoo!

10-18-2012, 05:42 AM

Nope... cant call him Jon! There are certain people that just have to be called by their screen name!

Happy to have you keeping us in line!!!

mm stan
10-18-2012, 06:02 AM
A Big Mickey Congratulations Eugene...Happy Trails to you!!!


10-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Congrats, Jon. Hope you get a nice moderatin' hat.

10-18-2012, 06:32 AM
100th person to say CONGRATS!!!

10-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Sadly, Jon tried to persuade the rest of us to be more restrained in our moderating efforts.

In fact, we recruited Jon so we could play good cop/bad cop instead of just bad cop/bad cop... ;)

That's precisely the attitude the Boards need. Unless someone bashing one another directly, let threads live on -- who cares if they make points back and forth ad infinitum...who cares if the same thing is said by many who take the time to post --- no one forces anyone else to click and read the thread.

Great philosophy, Jon. Welcome to Moderation!

10-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Congratulations! :) Nice.

Coconut Willie
10-18-2012, 11:01 AM
WTG Jon!!! An excellent choice indeed!

10-18-2012, 01:20 PM
Big congrats!! I saw that change in title and just thought to myself "hmmmm." Now I know why!!

10-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Jon as a mod.... yep, that makes sense.
Great choice.

10-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Sweet! Congratulations Jon!

10-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Congrats Jon! The moderators are such an important part of UU

Coconut Willie
10-19-2012, 07:23 AM
WTG Jon and the UU!! A GREAT addition to the Mod Squad!!!

BadLands Bart
10-19-2012, 07:51 AM
WTG Jon and the UU!! A GREAT addition to the Mod Squad!!!

I agree!!!! :agree::agree::agree:


10-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Congratulations. I just know you will do an outstanding job as moderator. Thanks for all your hard work.

Toucan Mango
10-20-2012, 05:59 AM
I'm a little late but Congratulations! :shaka:

10-20-2012, 10:44 AM
I couldn't think of anyone better. And now representation around the globe is complete - watch out, everybody - there will always be a moderator up!

10-21-2012, 11:47 AM
I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to add my congrats as well! Sometimes the universe is fair. :)

10-21-2012, 11:34 PM
[...]Sometimes the universe is fair. :)

Nicely put.

mm stan
10-22-2012, 02:25 AM
Aloha Bruddah Eugene,
We have the best mods here, and to have you beside them now is like icing on the cake.....Can't see how it "wood" get any better than now...Mahalo to all you Mods for the great job you all do..

10-23-2012, 07:56 AM
Late to the party. Congrats, Jon!

10-29-2012, 06:32 AM
I havenít posted anything for awhile. Iíve devoted myself to finally putting an end to a long running personal project Ė then catching up on everything else I neglected in the interim.

Excuse me for reviving a thread on what is now old news, but in coming back on the forum I wanted to first add my congratulations to the long list. Itís easy to see reading through all this that Eugene Ukulele is a pretty well liked guy around here.

Iíve always thought he was one of the most underappreciated musicians of any kind Ė any setting. Jon has excellent skills on the Ukulele, and a great voice, but itís that god given talent to sit there alone with a little 4-string instrument and really put over the songs he sings that make him so special. Itís a talent I know we all envy a bit.

Now heíll be a moderator on Ukulele Underground?!?! The manís legend continues to grow. From the little Iíve seen since this happened heís doing a fabulous job.

And one final note. I donít think Rick and the other Mods are truly evil Ė they just like to pretend that and scare us. All good cops!