"Nope, and thanks for taking the job."
No problem, I just hope Minnesota is considered "Western" enough to qualify for overseeing this forum. If not, I have an interest in both the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western (even the narrow guage lines!) and am enamored with the city of Seattle (am seriously considering relocating there). I also have an interest in the Milwaukee Road (which used to come through my hometown), although I'm not all that well versed on the cascade route.
My moderating style is fairly laid back, so things will not be changing much, except for me lurking in the background, doing some occasional housekeeping and wielding my katana when flamers, trolls and redundant forums rear their ugly heads. I do, however, have a decent sense of humor and enjoy creative and witty banter, although my humor tends to be a bit dry and quirky (I was raised on a diet of British humor as a kid, so you can blame Monty Python and Benny Hill for that).
So, sit back, enjoy and welcome the embrace of the Galactic Empire, er, Greater Komachi Forum Co-Prosperity Sphere.