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How does one rise up to these lofty heights? If I make a fantastic post will Brett reach down to me, and say "you have proven yourself worthy. No longer will you be a lowly "new" member. From now on you will be known as Jimphilli, Junior Member." I am embarrassed to say that I would look forward to such a day.
I am also very much guilty of discrimination in how I judge postings. If I see a "new" member's posting full of "facts" and "knowledge", I usually will discount it pretty fast. After all, I'm a new member, and I'm all too aware of my own ignorance, so how smart could another new guy be? On the other hand if I see a post by a senior member, I take notice quickly, and add his comments to my "Ideas for Website" file.
So I guess my questions are: how does one make it to the big time, and get a title? And what do those cryptic titles mean?
I'm pretty sure the monikers are only relative to the number of posts you've made. I'm sure that these prodigious & prolific members you mention are really just people who have been around a long time & made a large number of posts. Of course, such people would definitely be much further down the learning curve, and probably pretty well informed & fairly knowledgeable about WebmasterWorld issues.
That said, I don't really discount the posts made by new members. Personally, I'm brand new under this name only because I left a pseudonym by the wayside when I left my old job (as a well-known agency SEO).
Any knowledgeable post backed up with evidence & sound logic gets its merit in my book. After a while, I see who's really got the juice & who doesn't ;)
In this case your title is not important, its about your posts that are intressting.
That new user etc. is when you have done x posts you will climb to another titles, but dont worry about that. Read and post and enjoy.
For eg: will this post of Jimphili who is OP of this thread, will be added as one post in his/her CV (or profile)?
If I don't recognise a username, I find the year the member joined as a good hint to their insight.
There are many new members who have just as much experience as members who have been here for years. I wouldn't judge any member by anything other than the words they write.
btw: surprising to see that HawkGirl is moderator, didn't get a promotion to "admin" yet?
I thought you had a hotline to the main man behind webmasterworld? ;-)
Riddled with RSI?
Perhaps the best title would be `addicted`.
I'm reluctant to accept this opinion, as I know that your opinion on this matter isn't very objective ;-)
Actually, I have more reason than anyone else to hold that opinion. I'm committed to the man for the rest of my life - you can be certain I did my due diligence before I married him!
I also consider myself pretty damned smart for landing such a terrific guy.
Have to admit I still don't know what administrators actually do, besides moderating.
All I know is if I'm having a particularly difficult time with a member, I tell an administrator, who has access to something moderators don't - I think it's called a two by four. For some admins it's made from Canadian lumber, which I understand will get a member's attention faster than lumber from anywhere else. :)
Or why some categories have a "Category administrator" and others don't.
The category administrators are the mature ones. tedster, BT, and engine. They're all grown up and stuff.
Me, jatar_k, Woz, rogerd, and TJ just throw food at each other, so they give us the controls, but don't let us play with them.