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Old 19 Mar 2008, 10:14
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Negative sideeffects of being a webmaster

Do you have any experience relating people stalking you because you're administrating a forum?

Or any other side effects of being a forum administrator.

What do I have to calculate before being big board administrator.
Do I have to organize some things to better solve those problems or not to get them?

Thanks!
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 15:23
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Go out there, be brave and live life!
[no case reported of a murdered Administrator yet, everything is just 'wishful thinking']
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 15:34
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What about stalkers, phones all day and night?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 15:38
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if you have stalkers from your board, you give too much information about yourself... pffft
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 15:42
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No, just whois.
But that seems to be enough.

I've seen "ID Protect" from enom.com and ask myself, if I should use that.
But I'm not sure if this also changes the situation for legal cases.

Do you also have problems like that ... or other problems?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 16:11
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Then live in the 'offensive' and those worries will go away...
There are some hacks that help you gather some kind of information on your users, secondly: phone calls? don't you live in an industrial country? all can be traced, and finally if someone is stalking at you, you will learn some tricks on your own

So, don't ask how is out there, be out there
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 19:01
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So far:

* Late working hours.
* People always complain.
* Idiots that think they're entitled to everything because they have a subscription.
* You can never make everyone happy

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Old 19 Mar 2008, 20:39
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Originally Posted by Vtec44 View Post
So far:

* Late working hours.
* People always complain.
* Idiots that think they're entitled to everything because they have a subscription.
* You can never make everyone happy

Are you vB.org Moderator? []
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 21:11
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depending on the forum's general topic, if it's a site where unhealthy people go to network with other unhealthy people, you can easily wind up being an outsourced babysitter!

my references for that statement is a board i wrote a few mods for. it's a post-psychiatric care forum. needless to say, they were all mods dealing with behavior.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 22:01
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I've never had a problem with stalkers, although it might be different if I were a hot-looking chick rather than an average, middle-aged dude.

The biggest "side effect" is the risk of the job consuming your life, 24/7. I've learned to set boundaries so that it doesn't, but there is that risk.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 07:23
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Originally Posted by GetGamer.com View Post
I've never had a problem with stalkers, although it might be different if I were a hot-looking chick rather than an average, middle-aged dude.
On the internet people can be whatever they want to be.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 12:24
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hilarious.. i was thinking the same..
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 13:02
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Originally Posted by symptome View Post
No, just whois.
But that seems to be enough.

I've seen "ID Protect" from enom.com and ask myself, if I should use that.
But I'm not sure if this also changes the situation for legal cases.

Do you also have problems like that ... or other problems?
Can't you just get a mailbox at either the post office or one of these Mail Boxes etc. style places and place your whois listing under that address?

Then they can just stalk the business if they really want you that bad.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 13:16
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if you added idprotect on now, it wouldn't do any good, because dnsstuff.com and other sites record whois changes.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 15:46
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Originally Posted by MisterPopularity View Post
if you added idprotect on now, it wouldn't do any good, because dnsstuff.com and other sites record whois changes.
Cool! The internet has a brain.
So I can get enom.com or a mailbox and i'm still listed ...
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