It isn't hard to see the title Aministrator above Robo's Name, but that could mean anything -I like to call myself the host, I think it is friendlier to be a host. Theforum has evolved over the 4 plus years - without spabot members, everytime we see a new member CHANCER AGRE it is a real flesh and bone beekeeper or wannabee beekeeper who found our site and now it is EVERYONE'S JOB not the Admin-staff (who's primary job is to protect members, enforce bilaws. keep topics in correct forums and deal with issues that shouldn't ever concern members.
On the other hand, I think it equally as responcible as a member to welcome NEW MEMBERS aboard - Remember, they took the time and figured out that GREETINGS was a great place to start and they should always be welcomed by a diverse group of members and staff alike.
It is impossible for me to welcome everyone - but I have written and filmed the content used for a 5 minute WELCOE TO BEEMASTER FORUMS VIDEO - first greeting all new members, showing them a tour of the features and showing good examples of screens, so that they can create a quality profile which tells us all about them. Not to foget showing them how to post images, download ventrilo voice chat (may be a separate video) but I think that will inspire others to voice chat.
Speaking of which, we have added 3 new members into voice chat - CWBees, Rapzion, and Clegs - CW is already awaiting Tigar Woods Golf to Arrive and the others have interest in playingEnemy Territory. Man we have fun in voice chat - I wish more people would just listen in, but the offer still stands - if someone needs a microphone (inexpesive but good for voice chat) then Beemaster Forums will supplly this member DISCRETELY a mic so he/she can come into voice chat.
So we all have our jobs to do Cindi - I'm the look and layout guy, I create, monitor activity, arrange and modify the look of the forum as needed. I add new forum topics at member requests, Deal with the members who's ISPs block their registration varification letter and activate them manually. I try to be the good will guy, I think you said somethng interesting - John, it is great that you don't mind spending time in front of the camera, entertaining and educating us. This new Vidio Making thng has me hooked pretty good. I originally thought to scan all my photos into the computer (4 at a time on a page) and then crop them to shape, save under four names. But now I'm setting up my camera with a tripod, and I can just swap out photos under the camer and snap the remote ocontrol to catch the image - giving it a random name, but I'll find them all earlier using the thumbnail search features :)
So I can do about 120 photos an hour and each are individually named and at best needs a single cropping to square the photo properly.
To take photos and make a sideshow is EASY with WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER (please people it has come with ALL WINDOWS SYSTEMS since at least 98 which I use on my old Dell Desktop.) Putting your photos on the forum is easy once you have done and making a slideshow for Youtube isn't any harder - probably quicker if you have lots of photos. Toss in a sound track and any slide show can be interesting.
Back to work here - talk to everyone later.