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Webmasterworld.com Announces New Administrative Personnel

 1:57 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

(Austin, TX - USA) WebmasterWorld, the web's highest trafficked super forum, has made administration personnel changes. Brett Tabke, WebmasterWorld's owner, has appointed three new Administrators to the team: Ted (tedster) Ulle, Dave (DaveATIFG) Bellis, and Todd (oilman) Friesen following the retirement of three long-standing WebmasterWorld Administrators: Bob (rcjordan), Mark (NFFC), and Marcia (Marcia). The new appointments build on the strengths of the current administration team consisting of John (littleman), Neil (engine) Marshall, Ulrich (heini) Klammt, Warwick (Woz) Bone, and Greg (WebGuerrilla) Boser.

Ted (tedster) Ulle has been moderating the Browsers and HTML forum for three years and is highly regarded among the members and moderators as being one of the best complete-package HTML coders on the web today. Brett Tabke said, "Ted's moderating skills and extensive contributions made the Browsers forum the prototype for the entire WebmasterWorld site. He taught us all how to build a subforum to a success."

Todd (oilman) Friesen has moderated the diverse Webmaster General forum, originally the namesake of WebmasterWorld and considered by many to be the central topic hub of the site, for three years. Brett Tabke said, "Thanks to Todd's efforts, this is where all the other major topics and forums on WebmasterWorld are spawned."

Dave (DaveATIFG) Bellis has been with WebmasterWorld since switching from Search Engine World in 1999. He is member number two and has been the moderator of the Website Technology Issues forum since 2001. Brett Tabke said, "Dave has been instrumental, behind the scenes, in shaping the direction and tenor of WebmasterWorld. In addition, he has provided valuable advice at some critical junctures in our site's development."

"Over time, all three have made extensive and immeasurable contributions to the site and its management and we have considered them to be unofficial administrators for some time, now it's time to make it official."

Of the retiring team, Brett commented: "Marcia Welter, Bob and Mark have been Administrators at WebmasterWorld for three years, contributing enormously to its development and success."

Brett Tabke continued: "Bob Jordan is probably best known for his incredible news gathering skills and was often first to break news stories to share with WebmasterWorld's tens of thousands of members. This became a major part of WebmasterWorld's branding as a news source and, to a degree, is the reason we have become a respected source for tech journalists. WebmasterWorld is the number one "fact-find" site and is due in no small part to the original efforts of RC."

Bob Jordan commented: "I was delighted to be involved in building WebmasterWorld from the its earliest days, but now it is time to go back to enjoying the benefits of being a member. Ya'll forget there are only so many hours in the day." Bob concluded.

Commenting on Mark's retirement, Brett said, "Mark, (Nottingham Forest Football Club) on the other hand, has been responsible for a great deal of WebmasterWorld's moderating philosophy. His approach to board and member management resulted in Mark penning major portions of WebmasterWorld's Terms of Service. It was Mark's ‘tough love' attitude that helped set WebmasterWorld apart from all the other forums on the web today."

When asked why he was retiring, Mark said, "It's because of the WebmasterWorld effect: we come, we learn, we become successful on the web, and then we have no time to contribute to the community."

Brett continued: "Marcia has contributed greatly to all WebmasterWorld forums, and especially through several of the subforums she moderates. Marcia helped make the Google News forum the web's central clearing house for Google information and news. In addition, Marcia's also known for her incredible sense of detail and for her skill in community building. Every new member was given special attention which contributed significantly to create WebmasterWorld's so called ‘sparkle.' New members soon realized we aren't ‘just another forum.' Marcia said, "Helping to build up this place has been immensly rewarding, but my personal workload has increased to the point where it's high time to put the brakes on. I'll be concentrating on the Google forum, my first love, giving it the attention it really deserves."

About WebmasterWorld
WebmasterWorld is a news and discussion site established in 1998 with a focus on independent web professionals and covers Internet topics for website administrators, owners and operators. It is the organiser of the renowned Pubconference Webmaster conferences.

Brett Tabke, WebmasterWorld, 3801 N Capital of TX Hwy, E240-181, Austin, TX. 78746, USA.
e-mail: btabke at webmasterworld.com
Web: www.webmasterworld.com



 2:19 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congradulations to tedster, DaveATIFG and oilman. Looking forward to your additional contributions, and thank you for all your past contributions.

rcjordan, NFFC and Marcia, your unselfish contributions have played a big role in making WebmasterWorld the number one place to hang out. Hope you will continue to hang around.

Thanks to each of you, and thanks to the other moderators, administrators and to Brett for your roles in building, administering and operating this super forum.


 2:29 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

NFFC = Nottingham Forest Football Club

HA! I'd never of guessed, I always thought you were a kind of clever chap ;)

Many many thanks to the old, and good luck to the new! If it s possible for WebmasterWorld to get any bigger then I don't doubt that you guys are the ones to help :)


 2:32 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

To the retiring admins: Is this what's called "going out to stud"?


 2:35 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the new Admin's and a big thank you to those that are handing over the baton. Thank you for all the hard work and I still look forward to your informative posts.


P.S. - Brett, I had no idea you were in Austin as well, and right down the street from me to boot.


 2:42 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congratulations to all the new admins - and a hearty thanks to all the outgoing admins.

Marketing Guy

 2:44 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the new admin, and thank you to both the new and retiring admins for their contributions.

Hope some of you folks that are stepping down are still going to hang around! :)


creative craig

 2:46 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

The three admins were part of what made webmasterworld for me, but the new ones are worthy replacements :)



 2:50 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)


Over that past 3 weeks there has been alot of Changes to the forum.

Congratulations to the new admins and Goodluck and thanks to Marcia NFFC and Bob.




 2:52 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Absolute congratulations out to tedster, DaveATIFG and oilman. Great thanks to the retiring team, sure we'll still see you all on the boards.



 2:58 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

To the departing Admins = You will be missed :(

To the new Admins = Any chance of a new chair and more tea breaks please :)

seriously, the mods and admins round here give 110% to keep this baby spinning 24/7 ...



 3:04 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks NFFC, RC and Marcia!

Thanks Oil, Tedster and Dave!

The amount of brilliance around here is staggering.


 3:06 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all of the hard work, Mark, Bob, and Marcia.

Welcome and congratulations Ted, Dave, and Todd.


 3:07 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

To the departing Admins = You will be missed :( seconded

To the new admins well done, hope you find that extra 12 hours a day.



 3:40 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Wow - that's an official press release!

Thanks to both incoming and outgoing for all of their hard work and shared knowledge. I appreciate it.


 3:42 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Kudos to the outgoing staff, welcome and congrats to the new staff members.

Thank you for all the deep insights.

This forum has become part of my daily ritual.



 3:47 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Marcia's also known for her incredible sense of detail and for her skill in community building. Every new member was given special attention which contributed significantly to create WebmasterWorld's so called ‘sparkle.'

Thanks to all the departing admins, but I owe and extra thanks to Marcia!

brotherhood of LAN

 3:47 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all the contributions over the years, Brett has summed it up nicely, each of you has helped shape what WW is today, alongside the new admins...

I'm sure the departing will agree that the new personnel will be able to keep up the good stead :-)

One day some of your posts will be in some sort of SEO hall of fame, or is that museums ;) hehe. Good luck in your new ventures and spare time and all the best to the new admins.


 3:51 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Cheers to Mark, Bob, and Marcia for all the help and advice, and may it long continue as members.

Congrats to Ted, Dave and Todd -> deserved greatly.


 4:19 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats and Thanks to all of us!


 4:37 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just want to add my thanks to all of you guys - to the retiring admins for their hard work and invaluable advice which I know they will continue to share, to the incoming and continuing admins for taking up the baton of responsibility and for the time they give and the sacrifices they make on all our behalves.

Thanks all.


 4:59 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

My sincerest thanks and appreciation to all. This forum has been an invaluable resource for me, as it has been for countless others. I know even if I had the depth of knowledge of any of you, I couldn't invest the time and effort to do what you all have done for the benefit of others. Thank you and best wishes!


 5:02 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

tedster, oilman, DaveATIFG, rcjordan, NFFC, Marcia.

Thank you! For keeping this place running, past, present and future.

BTW: Some press release Brett! ;)


 5:08 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

RC, Marcia, NFFC - Thanks for making this a great place to learn, exchange ideas and at times just to hang out. Am really looking forward to hearing what you have to say now that you'll have the time away from admin duties.

Ted, Dave, Todd - Wow! What an incredibly deep bench WW has. Ain't nobody better to pass the batons to.

(Metaphor's a bit mixed but heck, this ain't the content and copywriting forum.)

Congrats all,


jeremy goodrich

 5:10 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the three new ones -> well deserved. And to the other three, heck, you've done a tremendous job. Many thanks.


 5:19 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

A big aplause to you departing admins and congratulations to the new members of the inner circle. I`m deeply impressed by all of you!


 5:21 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the new admin, and many thanks to the retiring!


 5:25 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks to the old ones and thanks to the new ones.



 7:44 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the new admins. Well deserved. The retiring admin can sigh a relief and get on vacation for few days:)

troels nybo nielsen

 7:57 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's sad, in a way. So much of WebmasterWorld's identity is connected with these three people, that are now resigning. But who can blame them for laying their burden down? They have contributed more than most of us can have any hope of ever doing.

And they can leave with peace in mind. They get excellent successors who already have proven their worth to the community beyond doubt.

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