Markos the Admin

Discussion in 'Site feedback. Questions and How-to's' started by Markos, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Procrastinator Staff Member Site Donor $$

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    Hi Folks,

    As you may know I have been serving as a backup administrator for Dan for the past 12 months or so. Here are the things I can see/do:

    Here is what I can do/see:

    1. I can move posts
    2. I can hide posts
    3. I can edit all posts including yours
    4. I can delete posts
    5. I can see the history of your edited posts

    Here is what I can't see:

    1. I can't see or read your PM's (I don't want to either)
    2. I can't reset your password
    3. I can't validate new accounts

    Here is what I actually do:

    1. I move threads - mostly to OT or pictures/videos
    2. I delete "delete me" threads
    3. I occasionally edit broken quotes/links/etc and things, mainly for folks that are less forum/tech savvy.​


    Here is what else I am doing:

    1. While it is slow-going, I am working with Dan to get the registry up and running. So far I have loaded all of the historical records into a new database platform with a new front-end. We ran into a snag with new user registration, but we have a handle on the proposed fix. Both Dan and I full time day jobs and families, so we work on this when we can. I anticipate that the new site will be online in Q1 2019.

    At least one or two members are under the impression that I am reading PM's and possibly abusing my admin privileges. While I have assured folks that this is not the case, I encourage anyone to reach out to me personally or publicly if you have concerns about my volunteering to admin this site. I have thick skin, and welcome direct feedback.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dan Mooney

    Dan Mooney Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

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    Thank you for your efforts, Mark. I certainly appreciate what you and Dan do to keep the E9 List running smoothly!

    Cheers!
    Dan
     
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    Thanks Markos,
    Hmmm now I know why moving that thread was .....................
    One thing for me lately has been that I don't get every repost to a post I made. I get some but not all. I think it's cyberspace voodoo's.
    Thanks for your volunteerism.
    Gary
     
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    autokunst Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

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    Is that what you guys do??? JUST KIDDING!
    Your and Dan's time and efforts are greatly appreciated. This is the smoothest and best running forum I'm keen to. THANK YOU.
     
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  5. dang

    dang Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Can you elaborate a little more on this? Are you talking about alerts/notifications that you get when someone replies to your thread? If so, sometimes it gives you one notification and says something like "there may be more" instead of giving you a bunch of them. Let me know...
     
  6. teahead

    teahead aka "Rob" Site Donor

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    How come you can't validate new accounts?

    Took almost 2 months for someone to validate mine.
     
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    autokunst Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

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    Funny you mention that. I tried a few times to get an account and hadn't received a reply (months elapsed). But the last time was a winner - changed my life! :D
     
  8. '69 2800cs

    '69 2800cs Active Member Site Donor

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    I think we need one of these to better explain this.

    What Markos can do, what we think Markos can do...:)

    Racing Car Driver Explained.JPG
     
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    autokunst Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

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    I have seen one of those for my profession. It includes a picture of Mike Brady. :D
     
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  10. dang

    dang Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    There was a time when my emails and notifications were not working. There were many new member accounts waiting to be validated and I dropped the ball on those. Lesson learned, now I validate sometimes within minutes. :)
     
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    vince Active Member Site Donor

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    Markos, thanks for all of the hard work helping Dan out!! Dan, as always, thanks for everything you've done over all of these years. You guys are huge assets to this site and a great team!
     
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  12. Marco 54

    Marco 54 Active Member Site Donor

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    Dan and Mark - well done fellas!
    Without you both - there would be no Forum; and this is by a mile the best BMW Forum and site I have ever seen.
    I hope you both manage some respite over the holiday period.
    Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.
     
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    Yes, thanks to you both, this forum is my go to interweb escape.
     
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    Koopman Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Hi Markos.
    A few months the back I had a major problem with my computer and my daughter got most of my info back. The problem is my User name got changed and I lost my awards and everything started from scratch using a new User Name. Is there any way of getting my old user name Koopman back?
     
  15. dang

    dang Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Harry, I sent you a PM...
     
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    GK-E30M3 Active Member Site Donor

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    Thanks Markos
     
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    oneills Well-Known Member

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    Three big cheers for both. And isn't it time we should be coughing up some $$$s to keep the site running?
     

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