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#93961 - 11/08/03 05:42 AM When and How did GameBoomers get started?
popcorneater Offline
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Registered: 08/30/02
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I know that most of you know the answer to this question. However I do not.
I've been here since 8/02 which is not long I know.
But some of the folks a lot longer-year wise I mean.
When I came on the boards Witchen was around a lot as was Dee,Syd and Zanthia, and a bunch of others-those of you that know me realize name remembering is not something I do-so please forgive me for those I left out.
Anywho-
Question is this please:
Who started Game Boomers and when?
Who is still left from those that started it?: (listen I know life moves us to other directions; so don't need the whys as someone leaving.)
I'm just curious as to the whole process and very grateful to those that did.
The concept is fantastic, and with the new talent GB's keeps attracting it will continue to only get better!
Thanks
Ingie laugh
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#93962 - 11/08/03 08:23 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
tigger Offline
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Ingie,

that is a very interesting question. I have been here since April 2001, a lot later than some of our pals!!

Bob and Karen started the site, not sure when but I will ask Syd to pop in and give us the background smile

Hugs

Tig wave
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#93963 - 11/08/03 08:56 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
friedmonky Offline
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Hmmm...Excellent question! I'd like to know more of the "background" info on GameBoomers history also.
Rusty smile
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#93964 - 11/08/03 09:15 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
tigger Offline
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Rusty..

this is the Ultimate Nosy Question!! lol

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#93965 - 11/08/03 09:34 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
syd Offline
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I wasn't here at the "very beginning" but let's see if I can remember how things were.

Bob and Karen started the site in 1999. GameBoomers went "live" on June 1. I think Bob told me that first month we had something like 50,000 hits lol Witchen (Jan) was the first administrator, Dee was a mod at Mixed Bag but soon after the board opened she became the second administrator.

As to the forums and their original mods :

Hints - Witchen (Jan)
Adventure - Linda Shaw
Mixed Bag - Dee
RPG - Ozma
Puzzles - Marcie

I became a hints mod in February of 2000 and the third administrator in July 2001.

So Ingie to answer your question - no one is left from the original group.
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#93966 - 11/08/03 09:49 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
friedmonky Offline
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So, what happened to the original bunch? Like Jan, for example, did she just leave? Sorry, but being nosy is my GameBoomer job! lol I want details! laugh
Rusty
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#93967 - 11/08/03 09:52 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
friedmonky Offline
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Oh, sorry, I didn't know that Jan and Witchen are one in the same. blush
But, what about the rest?
Rusty
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#93968 - 11/08/03 09:57 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
syd Offline
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Real life got in the way for most of them - sorta like me laugh

And as to details - if I told you Rusty, I'd just have to shoot you, so it's better if I keep them to myself wink lol
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#93969 - 11/08/03 10:01 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
friedmonky Offline
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Okay syd. lol
Rusty
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#93970 - 11/08/03 10:10 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
TheDerman Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
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What everyone really wants to know is how do you become a moderator, progress to an administrator, and ultimately become GameBoomer God and leader of all? I think that's what we all want to know right?

Or is just me? evil
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#93971 - 11/08/03 10:45 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
syd Offline
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How do you become a moderator? Someone asks you laugh

Generally the moderator or moderators on the forum (we can have up to four on each forum)decide they need help and come up with a person or persons they think will do the best job. That comes from reading posts and seeing how they interact with the members. The name then gets run past the administrators and owner. Nine times out of ten the person the forum mod wants gets approved - but not always.

Administrators are picked by the owner and run by the other administrators. Since we all work closely with each other, we have to be able to get along and especially as an administrator, we have to be able to trust that person - so if one of us has a strong objection to someone for whatever reason, it's a no go.

As to how you become the GameBoomer God - knowledge on how to run a website, the dedication and time to do it, and of course the biggie - the money to fund it laugh
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#93972 - 11/08/03 11:05 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
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I was only messing around Syd, but thanks for the info anyway thumbsup <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> Good to know.
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#93973 - 11/08/03 11:20 AM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
syd Offline
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Well I could have told you how you really got to be a high mucky muck wink but the other explaination sounded much more professional lol lol lol
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#93974 - 11/08/03 01:50 PM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
burpee Offline
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Registered: 12/14/00
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Is Linda Shaw from Adventures, the Linda Shaw that has her own website and answers walkthrough questions sometimes? http://members.aol.com/LShaw3457/Main.html

Wow, I've been here since 12/14/00. I came looking for a walkthrough and stayed. Kinda like a burr on your pants, can't get rid of me laugh

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#93975 - 11/08/03 02:05 PM Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started?
Rowan Offline
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Registered: 01/09/01
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I am curious why the web site owners don't post very much. I've seen a rare post or two from Bob but am not sure if I have seen one from Karen. There are several "Karens" on the GB board, but am not sure if one of them is the other owner.

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