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|Thu Sep 15 2016 1:14AM | edited: 2:34:31 | MsgID: 19262642|
Originally posted by: "Taotaomonas"
[...] Admin are volunteers who give up their time to by and large monitor the forums, assist members with queries, and obviously feed back to the webmaster and his staff. A couple such as Ramesh may have more direct involvement with the site, I am unsure. [...]
Yes, you are correct.
This site is owned by the Webmaster (kingscrusher), who is the only one on admin that makes money here. He has no "staff", as such. Just about all the changes (programming) are done by him (with some exceptions like the FAQ that is handled by Apollo). Apollo also assists with some other programming, I believe, from time to time.
The rest of us admins are regular players, just like anyone else. We volunteer our time, mainly to monitor the HelpDesk and forums. There is no formal training here, so when a new guy like me comes along, sometimes you're winging it, with unfortunate results.
Clever admins, like Apollo and Ramesh (responsible for the mobile app), have technical knowledge that can help the Webmaster /site.
We can make suggestions for improvement, or give feedback on improvements in progress.
We bring to his attention bug problems, or omissions, etc.
We monitor and approve photo uploads, etc.
That is the bulk of it.
And in the meantime, we have our own lives to lead as well.