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Discussion in 'Hey PUP Staff, Let me tell you what I think!' started by bud121156, Oct 28, 2009.
Is it really like this.......... Steve?
A day in the life of a forum admin
Now that is just to funny no offence to Steve though he does a wonderful job keeping everything in line
I was a forum admin for a large online forum for a couple of years and it is a thankless, full-time job. 90% of your users are great, but the other 10% will keep you on your toes cleaning up messes, editing posts and removing other post. Good moderators can help a lot here.
Then there is general forum maintenance like daily/weekly backups, pruning older threads, checking for users with multiple accounts, working with your ISP and keeping your forum software updated to make sure you're protected against all the latest vulnerabilities.
Then you have to test all the upgrades before you implement them to make sure they don't break anything, which means you have two forums; a production forum and a development/staging forum to test with, but the alternative is no fun. One time we let our forum software get a couple versions out of date and we got hit by an account creation and SPAM bot and what a mess.
From the user's side everything looks simple and straight forward, but make no mistake about it... there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure everything continues to run smoothly and professionally.
There should be forum admin appreciation day
Yup, that's about right.
But, it keeps me off the streets at night.
Cash or bank checks gratefully accepted from your forum admins.
I beleive a big Thank you is in order here!!
Well you do look tense, nothing that a month in Barbados will put right.
Where would we be without you guys
bub, so over the top funny ..........
I was taking a sip of my morning Tea and splattered my laptop screen blurting out laughter.
Thanks for the good laugh, you made my day.
...and the citizens of suburban, metro Philly are extraordinarily grateful
This is the first I've seen this thread and it's pretty darn funny. Especially since I'm on the phone with Steve daily, getting together with him every week or two and most of the time that doesn't include the hours every day working on things.
Steve, Carl, Lou, Joe and Phil work very hard to keep this an information, entertaining and family oriented forum web site. Thanks Guys!
All you need is a cat or two walking on the keyboards in the background and it would be right on the money.
Thanks for work of keeping this forum spic and span. I like the new look.. It's easier to read.....
As a forum admin.....that was pretty good
Maybe add some ripping out of hair and a complete computer freakout to that vid.......
Thank you Steve! The new things you have done are really wonderful - I love the recent topics, too!!
Thank you - This is a great group of helpful people who wouldn't be here without you guys doing all the work!!
OMG that is so funny! You know we love you Steve! We certainly appreciate all you do
Bumping this sticky to current because that is so stinking funny (sorry Steve, I know it's difficult and I thank you for all you do).
Thank you guys for all you do to keep this site running. I just donated. I have learned so much and met so many kind, caring, sharing people. I adore this site...much to my dh's chagrin. But I now know more about PUPS than he does (though we had them growing up so daddy helps me too, especially with the jayco).
I cannot believe the patience Steve has and the lee-way he gives all of us. He truly is a great guy and deserves our respect and thanks
God bless you Steve
WOW! Almost ten years ago but still true. Made a little easier now with mobile devices to allow me to keep tabs on things from anywhere.
But PUP Members are the BEST!
I will say the mods here are great, but i will also say, the people are too. Its a calm fourm! So hats off to all!