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Can someone fill me in on this forum's hierarchy?

What are "preferred" members, "full" members, etc,?

   
6:12 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As a newbie, I am appropriately impressed if, after I post some silly and probably obvious question, someone answers it who is a "senior" member, or a "full" member. As I mere commoner (i.e. new member), these ranks of title contain a sense of mystery and awe.

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?

6:19 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What a great question. Of course, my words mean nothing since I'm also a "new member".

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 ;)

Ove

6:20 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi and welcomw to WebmasterWorld.

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.

/Ove

6:57 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was really just joking that I discount all new members. Of course I understand that new people have a lot to add, and anyone can have lots of knowledge about SEO. We have no idea of people's background, and you can usually tell how much knowledge someone has by his posting. But it is something that's always in the back of my mind when I read the threads, that's all :)
8:40 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If I don't recognise a username, I find the year the member joined as a good hint to their insight. In the end though it's all about the quality of their posts.
11:47 am on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Pretty much everything is answered here:
[webmasterworld.com...]
1:36 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I am a moderator. That is my specialty around here. As to any special webmaster knowledge, I have none as far as I can tell. :)
2:02 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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well in the Member level thread, new user can became junior member after 40 posts. What if all those 40 posts are the "questions" the user has asked and not the answers to the query. Will such user will become Junior member in such case? or only the post which user have "answered" the query are considered?

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)?

2:14 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

2:19 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Since you're a full member, I'll take your word for it :)
2:58 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hmmm, 650 posts makes you a senior member.

I wonder what would that information make Brett with his 17.000+ posts!

Extremely Senior?
Antique?
Ancient?

:)

4:18 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wise.
5:33 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Riddled with RSI?

Rgds

Damon

10:09 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wonder what would that information make Brett with his 17.000+ posts!

The Boss.

1:13 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wise.

I'm reluctant to accept this opinion, as I know that your opinion on this matter isn't very objective ;-)

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?

Sounds feasible.

Perhaps the best title would be `addicted`.

1:42 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wise.

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.

5:37 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Hawkgirl,

Hmm, this inside track should be disclosed on every post in a disclaimer! I mean! B^>

Rgds

Damon

PS. Is it true about the RSI or addiction? You can tell me here in private... B^>

12:40 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have to admit I still don't know what administrators actually do, besides moderating. Or why some categories have a "Category administrator" and others don't.
1:08 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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. :)

4:07 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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lol lawman, glad I've never run into any admin ;)

Canadian lumber, Norwegian wood, brrrr...

[edited by: bakedjake at 12:39 am (utc) on April 2, 2006]
[edit reason] hit over the head by a piece of canadian lumber [/edit]

12:09 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member drdoc is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Moderators are in charge of really important tasks [webmasterworld.com] ;)
12:47 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

12:50 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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They're all grown up and stuff.

*snicker*

 

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