For those of you who don't get the newsletter (or just don't always read it), I thought I'd start a good ol' fashioned forum thread to introduce Simone, our new Community & Marketing Manager extraordinaire! (Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere... there's plenty of Community to go around! ) You can read her self-introduction over in the newsletter archive. She's had quite the career already, but we're confident that once she gets sucked into--ahem, I mean, acquainted with--the HubPages population, she's never going to want to leave!
Please give a warm (and relatively gentle... no Hannibal Lector pictures this time, I mean it!) welcome to Simone Smith!!!!
I read your bio in the newsletter earlier today and you certainly have had a variety of experiences. I am sure that will help you bring a wonderful knowledge to this wonderfully varied place that is Hub Pages.
It's sad that Simone's joining HP has led to not being able to edit a forum post and also to questions about Maddie's continuing role at HP.
My apologies, Simone, that your introduction here brings up these questions. I just want to know why edits to posts in this forum are not allowed, and I also would like to know more about your dual role as Community and Marketing Manager.
We had to disable editing of posts in this forum in particular (Official HubPages Announcements) during the month of June, so that people participating in the Daily Puzzle (for the contest) wouldn't edit guesses after posting them.
Editing will resume in this forum in July. You can edit your posts in all of the other forums.
Hi Simone, a big Somerset welcome to Hub Pages - we are all over the place we hubbers (or should that be we are from all over the place?). Anyway, nice to be able to add my congratulations to everyone else's. Hope you enjoy your new role. :-)
Hi Simone, Welcome to the wonderful world of HubPages. I read the newsletter and it sounds to me like you will be an integral part of creating great futures for HubPages and Hubbers alike. Very exciting!
I'm ridiculously excited to be here, and can't wait to read your fabulous hubs and help to make your experience at HubPages even better.
As for Maddie, (who is, by the way, hands down, the coolest person I've met this week) don't worry! She ain't going NOWHERE, especially because I won't have it. Selfishly speaking, I simply cannot TOLERATE the thought of not working with her. So all's well!
Now I can certainly say this- I'm newer to this community than all of you, so it'll take me a while to get up to snuff (I mean, seriously guys... my HubScore is 53. 53!!!). That said, I'm going to give this my all and am happy to take advice form any and all of you. So don't be shy! Let's chat!
Dearest hubscore of 53, You will rocket in score and much more soon enough. Were I not in the middle of two massive moves (one from out of state, another to a local new residence...) I would leave sassy comments on your hubs. But alack and alas, I shall have rain-check on that one(s)...
Loving the avatar, babycakes. Welcome, kudos and etc., etc.,