How long have you been a forum administrator?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Online Community' started by Nick, Jul 2, 2009.

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How long have you been a forum admin?

  1. < 1 month

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    0.0%
  2. 1-3 months

    0 vote(s)
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  3. 3-6 months

    0 vote(s)
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  4. 6-12 months

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  5. 1-2 years

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. 2-3 years

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. 3-4 years

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  8. 4-5 years

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  9. 5-7 years

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  10. 7-10+ years

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    Vote away. :)

    I'd like to see what kind of experience some of our members have under their belts. :)
     
  2. Disasterpiece

    Disasterpiece Addict

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    "its been a while".

    uh dang. im the first and only voter? heh (nosecretanymore) ^^
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Regular Member

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    I'd say around five or so years. :) It's a blast.
     
  4. FullMetalBabe

    FullMetalBabe Zealot

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    I'm.....I'm sort of a newbie! 8 months ^^!
     
  5. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    Oh man, I can't even remember what year it was I set up my first copy of phpBB. The domain was registered in 2001, so it was sometime after that.
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Regular Member

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    There are many with much less experience (and knowledge). Hell, some "seasoned" forum administrators still don't know what they're doing!
     
  7. FullMetalBabe

    FullMetalBabe Zealot

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    I'm glad that till this point I've been able to learn quickly. Anything to make my community go to the next level! ;) More for me to learn though!
     
  8. Chris

    Chris Regular Member

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    There's always something "new" to learn. Just when you think you've got it down, something new and unique appears out of the blue. :)
     
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Regular Member

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    5+ years here.
     
  10. Paul M

    Paul M Dr Pepper Addict

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    Just over 5 years as an admin.
     
  11. Lynne

    Lynne Regular Member

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    Almost five on my own forum and about 6 months on a previous forum.
     
  12. dynastygal

    dynastygal Regular Member

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    4-5 years.
     
  13. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    I'm at just under 2 years. :cool:
     
  14. kev

    kev Regular Member

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    I have owned a forum, and been a forum admin for a little over 3 years.
     
  15. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Regular Member

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    My experience as an admin has been on and off for more years than I care to remember (but I put 5-7 yrs) and on a number of different forums - my current owned forum is a little over 3 years. But I have been working as a sysop, moderator, assistant admin or admin since 1993. My first gig was a tech support sysop on Compuserve for Quarterdeck. Within a couple months I was working as a sysop for WUGNET in 2 forums, McAfee, Time-Warner's House & Garden, Playboy and Handyman Magazine. I loved those days and loved the perks (free software, hardware, magazines and gifts). :D

    Jim
     
  16. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    Wow Jim, that must have been quite an experience working on all those forums :)
     
  17. Wayne Luke

    Wayne Luke Regular Member

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    10 years.
     
  18. FullMetalBabe

    FullMetalBabe Zealot

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    x.x Wow.... I feel really newbish.
     
  19. Demo

    Demo Regular Member

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    4,5 years
     
  20. tryfuhl

    tryfuhl Champion

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    About 9 years now... 6 of them fully behind the scenes (aka own hosting, licensed software, etc)

    general website admin for 10
     

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