Another term for Administrator

Discussion in 'Members & Staff' started by Andrew B., Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Andrew B.

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    The term Administrator sounds pretty officious. I'm looking for a softer and friendlier sounding job title, but one that still indicates who's responsible for the forum. I thought of using Sysop but that would be meaningless to most people these days. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Manberlin

    Manberlin Not Manbearpig

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    Manager maybe? Or perhaps Director?
     
  3. Jura

    Jura Habitué

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    You could be more specific if your administrators have different roles like founder, coder, skinner, etc. If your forum is about a topic, you can fit names or terms related to them. Even head moderator if a moderator ever moves up in responsibility.

    Dictator, ban machine, will crusher, and vanquisher of all life seem fairly friendly and welcoming.
     
  4. Panupat

    Panupat Habitué

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    Admin <-- with out the istrator
     
  5. CtrlAltDelicious

    CtrlAltDelicious Bayerische Motoren Werke

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    All-Seeing Eye
    Captain
    Chairman
    CEO
    Superintendent
     
  6. Renegader

    Renegader Enthusiast

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    My usergroup on my forums is Management

    So like

    Renegader
    <Management>
     
  7. Adam H

    Adam H Think before you speak.

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    Gaffer
    Big Cheese
    Bloke with all the power
    Probably power hunger maniac
    Upset me and your Gone

    :lildevil:
     
  8. Andrew B.

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    Dang, the extremely harsh ones are also the most appealing. I wonder if members would see this as humorous too.

    While I was away I thought of some: Innkeeper, Emcee, Host, Big teddy bear who will bite your head off if you mess up.
     
  9. Alex Apple

    Alex Apple Lord Snowblood Apple

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  10. adbrad

    adbrad Habitué

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    on my forum as it is based on dogs i'm a pack leader
     
  11. Taylor

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    Director, CEO, Webmaster, Boss, Chairman, Commander, Chief, Executive, Dean, President
     
  12. gogoblender

    gogoblender shiny happy pantless

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    yep

    Administrator is kind of dated

    Admin is more warm and approachable

    :)

    gogo
     
  13. Taylor

    Taylor Sexier Than You

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    Alternatively, you could describe admins based on what they really do:

    slave, indentured servant, serf, troll whisperer, solution to all problems, cause of all problems, etc.
     
  14. gogoblender

    gogoblender shiny happy pantless

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    And those ones are the honest truths

    :tup:

    gogo
     
  15. Andrew B.

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    Yes, Admin does sound softer. I guess because it's a nickname. Like Prez.
     
  16. smirkley

    smirkley ID'mazing

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    Oh com'on,.. it's,... "person who pays the bills"

    Now, again, what should we call them?
     
  17. Iconic

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    I have seen Community Leader used in a lot of forums.
     
  18. wanksta

    wanksta Internet Sweatshop

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  19. HappyWarrior

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    this is by far the best one ^^
     
  20. TeknaBuzz

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    I really like some of the suggestions here but not sure which one of these I am going to apply to myself yet.
     
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