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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. Aug 5, 2011 #1 of 173
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Tonight I made an announcement in the chat room .. This is what I said

    The first thing that I would like to say is that please let me finish the announcement before posting. I will keep my comments brief and then Stuart will make a few remarks.

    I'd like to start by saying Thank You. Everyone here has been a great asset to the CE program. Friday nights have become a mainstay at DBSTalk and as a group we have provided significant feedback to DIRECTV.

    Mark August 16th on your calendar. In 2006, the first HR20 was installed on August 16th. My first day as a moderator for DBSTalk was on August 16, 2007. Now, on August 16, 2011 there is another milestone.

    I am stepping down as moderator at DBSTalk.com on August 16, 2011 - 4 years to the day from when I started.

    However, it's not goodbye. The reason I am stepping down is because I have accepted a position with DIRECTV. I simply cannot hold a position at both DBSTalk and DIRECTV at the same time.

    I look forward to my new role. I will not be far away and will continue to maintain my DBSTalk account (only this time as regular user).

    I will be moving to LA, so if you fly into LAX wave out the window as you zip past the DIRECTV campus.

    So, that is my announcement. I wish everyone well. Stuart Sweet will be taking over as lead moderator for the DIRECTV side of DBSTalk. I'm sure he will do a fantastic job.

    Tom, Greg, Scott, Mike and the others will be around to continue the DBSTalk tradition. I'll be doing my part from the other side.

    Again, Thank You All! It's been a wonderful ride and I look forward to my new adventure.
  2. Aug 5, 2011 #2 of 173
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I just want to take a moment to say what a great job Doug has done.

    Doug has been a close personal friend and coworker for five years and I know he's going to do a great job in his next endeavor. we chat several times a day and I don't expect that to change.

    At this point I want to reassure all of you that we have a great team here, not just the DIRECTV mods but also the Dish mods (and our UVerse mod as well ;)) There's a lot of experienced people here with great contacts and none of that is changing.

    We're still a great site. The CE program isn't going anywhere. In fact it's just going to get stronger, with some of the stuff that you'll see here in the next couple of months. Doug will be a big part of that too... just not in ways that will be as obvious.

    I want to thank everyone here for all your help over the years and say, this is still the best site on the web, not just for DBS, but for honest, friendly support.

    That's about it, except, thanks again Doug! We're all super proud of you!
  3. Aug 5, 2011 #3 of 173

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    Congratulations Doug, on the new position with DirecTV.

    And thanks Stuart, for stepping up to the plate to take over.

    We all appreciate all you do for us here.
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    p3pilot Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Congratulations on the new job.
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    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Congrats to Doug, and Stuart as well!
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    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Good luck.

    Don't forget to purchase earthquake insurance.
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    dorfd1 Icon

    Jul 15, 2008
    Congrats Doug
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    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I've lived in California for nearly 14 years now :)
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    As demonstrated by the huge chat room turnout (folks did NOT leave when the heard the announcement, just for the record...), Doug's work has been very appreciated here at DBSTalk, and we all wish him well on his new work opportunities ahead...

    Thanks for all you have done for us, and will do in the future on the other side of the fence.

    As Stuart takes the Captains chair...we are left with another experienced leader and Mod team to move forward. This is a great place.
  10. Aug 5, 2011 #10 of 173

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Congratulations on the new job Doug and Stuart congrats on the promotion.
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    SteveHas Hall of Fame

    Feb 6, 2007
    Thank You Doug. I personally have gained much from your sage advice and input. You are one of the many people that has made this a very special place indeed.
    You have been a huge asset to all of us, and you will be missed.

    Congratulations on your much deserved new job with great company.

    ...take me with you
  12. Aug 5, 2011 #12 of 173

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    Congrats Doug!
    This must be the culmination of a long-time dream:)
    Godspeed, and hope to see you around here often.

    And now Stuart gets the hot seat:)
    Congrats Stuart!
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    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Congratulations Doug, the best of luck in your new venture. You could not have left us with a better replacement, congratulations as well Stuart.
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    SteinyD AllStar

    Nov 17, 2006
    Congratulations, Doug and all the best! Thank you fr what you have done here and for the greater community!
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    Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010

    Congratulations on the new job at DirecTV. Good luck in this new chapter of your life!

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    flexpackman AllStar

    Sep 29, 2007
    Congratulations also Doug!

    Maybe we can get some more ideas "injected" up the food chain....
  17. Aug 5, 2011 #17 of 173

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Doug, I'd like to offer my sincere thanks for all you've done on behalf of everyone here. I wish you and your family nothing but the best, as you embark on what I hope will prove to be an exciting and personally rewarding new phase of your career.

    And of course heartfelt thanks to Stuart, Tom, Greg, Mike and Scott for the countless personal hours they expend keeping the DirecTV side of the house running like clockwork. I'm sure Earl is especially pleased to see the CE program being administered so capably and enthusiastically.

    And last but not least, thanks to to Chris for creating this wonderful place we all come to for help, stimulating discussion and camaraderie!
  18. Aug 5, 2011 #18 of 173

    MasterChef Godfather

    Mar 31, 2008
    Congratulations Doug on your new postion at DirecTV and thanks for all you've done as lead moderator. We all know The Shadow will do a great job as lead moderator.
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    Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Congratulations - and keep on rocking.
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    j2fast Godfather

    Jul 15, 2007
    Congrats Doug, that's fantastic, good luck in your new position.
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