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6:32 pm on Oct 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I think with the vast spectrum of webmasters, it could help if profile info that is shown on each post included

a) single person operation or larger multiple employee/helper operation
b) multiple websites or single website
c) PT or FT webmaster

The reason I bring this up is because how can a hobby webmaster relate to what a brand, multiple employee operation is observing? At the very least if I know the person has a similar enterprise as myself, there can be a better understanding. I'm sure this likely won't fly because people want to remain anonymous. For myself I would like to know who left here is a single person webmaster? That is really the most relevant piece of information. People might be killing it right now, but at the same time they might have a staff of 10 or 20 employees. Now how can I relate to that? If not a profile addition then perhaps a separate section. People who are going at this alone or in a PT way can at least get some comparable and relevant observations. If big brand, multi employee members here are still killing it, then terrific. But at the very least I might know that it's virtually unattainable doing things as I am.
4:46 pm on Oct 26, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestion, they are always welcomed.

Yes, the anonymity is going to be a challenge for the vast majority of WebmasterWorld members.
6:31 pm on Oct 26, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Would a good suggestion/conversation mean more if it came from a PT, FT or Enterprise level webmaster/employee? Would it mean less? Not sure. Me, whatever is shared has value and is put into the basked of "all knowledge" from which I can draw at a later time.

As for anonymity, I suspect that will continue, if for no reason than to prevent poaching of ideas and source code.

In reality most of us reveal who we are during the conversation, and the folks who work at multi-employee site(s) generally let us know that when seeking advice or asking questions, or sharing solutions.

I personally have badges turned off. The only info I really crave re: any poster is their geo-location because what works in one country might not work in another.
11:19 pm on Oct 26, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I didn't present this well in the OP. I think more than anything, having a FT or PT badge or indicator would likely answer the other questions. As in, if I'm FT chances are that I have a few staff or helpers. Not always, but people who are FT making incomes online are what PT webmasters most likely strive for. PT is most likely going to indicate a small operation and limited resources/investment. Anyways, it's just a suggestion.
1:45 am on Nov 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I disagree MrSavage.

When you start categorizing people, it leads to less attention to who they are, which is why profiling isn't allowed in many agencies, gov't & private.
8:51 am on Nov 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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What an interesting (bizarre!) word choice! Never heard job descriptions described that way, though I can see how it might apply. :)
10:49 am on Nov 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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all users already have a profile page here, where they can give extensive background/work/personal info if they choose to (or not if they don't)

it's ironic that the OP hasn't filled in any of their own details!
4:52 am on Nov 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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People don't have time to click this and that and read details. Think like Google. Don't require a click through right?

A FT or PT webmaster is sufficient information and would go a long way.

Date joined is so relevant and important when a badge says the same information? Interesting. Space for duplicate content is the irony. Top poster badge is more meaningful than indicating whether you can make webmastering a FT or PT job? Fluff.
12:21 pm on Nov 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Adding business and site information is one thing, but interpreting is something completely different. One of the most successful businesses discussed in the past here on WebmasterWorld was run by one person with a single site in a part time fashion. He sold the site recently and raked in about half a billion dollar in cash according to media on the internet.

Looking at the small fishes in the pond might be more profitable than watching the sharks.
5:01 pm on Nov 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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