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5:49 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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about what to call yourself (as in web designer, webmaster, or not, etc.):

Ran across this one somewhere late last night, and I quite like it - it's a bit "old world" yet conveys a totality, I think: "web craftsman".

I think I'll adopt it posthaste....

5:54 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ah, the lack of gender neutrality. Webicist or Webnition roll of the tongue pretty nicely. :)

Might give the true linguist cause for pause though. <chuckle> But hey, new words are coined frequently.

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A friend of mine - she's doing all the tech stuff for a punk record label - calls herself "Web Mistress".
7:55 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey, if I'm female and don't worry about "gender neutral"....! I don't really. If I was already using "webmaster", "web craftsman" isn't worse.... and actually does cover a lot more territory.

Around here, "web mistress" always gets you raised eyebrows....

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Nothing wrong with raised eyebrows - nothing is worse than leaving NO impression at all... Of course you have to back it up with at least twice the knowledge and hard work than any male competitor. But isn't that always the case for any female who is not working as a secretary?
9:00 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I favour "Internet Specialist"
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In a former life I worked as a freelance journalist, and I got invited to a Windows-95-is-still-not-finished-but-let's-have-a-good-time conference to Redmond. There I met a "Technical Evangelist" - which kind of impressed me back then.

Nevertheless, the folk at Microsoft seem to be very religious [microsoft.com].

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"digitarian"
"codemonkey"
"pixel jockey"
11:16 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"Web site designer"...
"Web site creator"...

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11:41 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"web craftsman" isn't worse.... and actually does cover a lot more territory.

What about "omniwebmaster"? I think that covers even more ;0)

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"Meta webmaster"
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Well, the point (for me anyway) was to get away from "webmaster" and NOT head for "webmistress"....

Okay, in the interests of "non-gender-specificity": web crafter?

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Webicist, Webnition, Web Craftsman, Digitarian, Codemonkey, Pixel Jockey, Omniwebmaster, Web Crafter

Well, since this is your thread, why not do something like WordGame?

Everyone adds their version and only YOU get to delete the ones you don't want? Might get some good ideas that are acceptable.

Others can speak their piece and you can only delete. <- Almost poetic, ain't it?

Then paste back in the ones you like.

Jusssst a thought. :)

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Most people are so nice in what they call me in my capacity as a web something. I have been called many things I like it when people pay me and call me something ... its not about the name its about the money.
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Foo refuses to be monetized.
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Is "wizard" gender specific? In a technical way it is, of course, but if you read standard literature (Tolkien, Pratchett), Wizards seem to be rather neutrum.

So would "Web Wizard" or even "World Wide Web Wizard" be an option?

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Hows about NETMASTER!
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12:52 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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3:49 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's nice, Syzygy. So is "web wizard" pmkpmk.

Yes, "wizard" does seem to be an accepted nonspecific. Unlike witch, and when I run across that used to refer to a man, it always throws me....

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don't forget webmagi, websorcerer and webwarlock ;)
I like Webwizard, I'm sure some of the things that people here do seem like magic to others.
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5:07 am on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've always liked webmaster.

But please, whatever you do, don't call me a web designer. Typical conversation at a party:

q: what do you do?
a: I do web stuff [trying to keep it non-technical]
q: oh, you mean you're a web designer?
a: NO, I'm not a web designer. A designer is someone who designs the surface of the site. I make it run.

So I'd say:
I make it run == webmaster, or whatever term you prefer instead;

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I like netfashionist a lot. That way you could have web design and affiliate shlock on the same site. Putting it in a theme pyramid would work just fine.
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HTML juggler ;-)

Code juggler ;-)

netfashionist
there's probably someone registering the dot com right now...

Ps .I always thought it was spelt "schlock"? .

3:52 pm on Mar 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it's schlock, yes - but then it's kind of one of those words which seems to have not only variable spelling but variable meaning.... like "dreck"....

I'm opting for Web Wizard for my new cards I think. Nicely gender neutral (as pointed out earlier), and while "netfashionist" is also gn, it comes across to me as female and somehow "precious". Perhaps because I started life as an interior designer? Among other things....

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Unlike witch, and when I run across that used to refer to a man, it always throws me....

It's something you get used to.

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webwitch: I've been "thrown" by that for 40+ years or so.... I don't think it's going to improve before I die and decompose to component atoms....

By that, one assumes you must be male? Of course, assumptions are singularly stupid....

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I prefer webklutz.

If you've seen my site you'll know just how fitting the title is.

4:30 am on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm. Kenb, you've set my imagination onto a whole other track here....
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Let's seeee, would one who runs a Directory be a Webrarian?

Then those who run ESL sites would be Webguists and those who run Cartoon sites might be called Webtoonists.

If you're a heavy Hemi fan you'd then be a WebisphericalChamberist, or, on the other hand, if you ran a Nutritional site, you'd be a Webasnackist.

"Look that up in your Funk and Wagnall's!" Long time quote from SNL.

If you ran a Goth site you could call yourself a Nut. Sometimes you feel that way, sometimes you don't, you know.

If you ran a Heavy Metal Band site, you might then wish to call yourself a WebHuhWhatchusayist

Individual results may vary. Plus tax and F.I.C.A., mounting and balance extra. Do not try this at home....

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