"Baranduin here. I’ve been a Tolkien geek since 1967 though I did not know there was any interesting fannish things to do until the movies came out and I discovered fanfiction. Though I write very little these days, I cherish this fandom and am so happy to be moving into the web smith role. While I have big shoes to fill in stepping in after Dawn, I’m very excited to do so and encourage all of you to contact me with your site issues."
"Hi, I'm zedille, one of the tech mods. I am primarily a fic reader, across a variety of fandoms, but I also occasionally dabble as a writer. I first read Tolkien's works in middle school, and ever since then I've really enjoyed seeing what the wonderful people in this fandom come up with. I'm very excited to come onboard and help with any technical questions or issues you might have."
In addition, Cathleen and I welcome elwenlj to our team of us regular mods. She will be assisting with the lotr_community mostly, but may also help out from time to time at the forum and the archive.
I hope that you will join us in wishing our departing mods, dawn_felagund, rhapsody11 and ysilme well. They have decided to move on to other obligations and to taking care of some of that pesky thing called Real Life. And as a founding mod of the Many Paths to Tread Archive, and the architect of the site, Dawn will always be considered a co-founding mod.