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  1. #1 A new (extra) Admin 
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    Some members will remember the time ,a few years back when the Admin of this site ,a certain Harald took a huff and the site went very badly downhill.

    When it came back , Kalster made Markus Hanke a fellow admin .

    I have been pm'ing Markus in the last few days (elsewhere on another site) and he has told me that he doesn't have the right device to log into the site anymore and ,in any case he won't be returning.

    So ,I am of the mind to ask Kalster ,our remaining admin to appoint a replacement admin (especially since he himself is a very rare visitor )

    Any suggestions ? I only see Dywyddr and Janus present these days as moderators and I think one of these would be an obvious choice.....

    But are there any other contributors who feel they have a level of expertise or just basic knowledge in any of the sciences and would be prepared to take up the role if Kalster agrees it should be given?

    And ,does anyone want to rule themselves out?


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    I don't visit much anymore, but having seen their posts in times past, Dywyddr or Janus would be good choices. What does an admin do that a moderator currently isn't able to do? Does an admin upgrade the forum, bring back certain features (likes), etc and mods aren't able to perform those functions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    I don't visit much anymore, but having seen their posts in times past, Dywyddr or Janus would be good choices. What does an admin do that a moderator currently isn't able to do? Does an admin upgrade the forum, bring back certain features (likes), etc and mods aren't able to perform those functions?
    Not really . As far as I can see the only difference between a mod and an Admin is that an Admin can appoint new mods
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    The New Registration button was broken over the past year and it needed the owner's own team to fix it.
    Likewise ,the Like button.(doesn't bother me too much personally)

    Yes ,either Dwy or Janus would be a good choice -esp the Duck as he (so far as I can see) has done all the work for the past couple of years.

    Upgrading the forum would be nice but I don't think the owner can be bothered

    Edit: oh ,and an Admin can also create a new Admin which a mod cannot do.
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    Thanks for that update!

    I’ve noticed ads showing - who is collecting the revenue that is being generated from those? I’m assuming that’s keeping this site afloat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    Thanks for that update!

    I’ve noticed ads showing - who is collecting the revenue that is being generated from those? I’m assuming that’s keeping this site afloat?
    That's interesting.How do you notice the ads?Do they display on this site when you are not logged in?

    I think I discussed this with zinjanthropos a while ago but I can't find the thread


    If the owner does generate revenue from this site (I think he claimed at the outset he wasn't interested in that) then he has been happy to see that revenue go off a cliff since he wasn't even aware the New Registration function was not working for a whole year until I reported it.
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    I saw the ads yesterday BEFORE I logged in here. I don’t see them (using my phone) now after being logged in. Someone has to be renewing the ad contracts though. Things that make you go hmm! Evidence of ghosts? lol
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