How long will MR be up for?

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  1. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    So, I've been thinking. Arn and others won't be around forever (sorry to break it to you :p), what will happen when he decides to 'retire', will other Administrators be decided? Will that decided mod get all the equipment?

    Just thinking long term here, not in the next few years.

    How much longer do you have Arn?

    This site is managed so well, it would be very hard to find somebody as dedicated as Arn is...:(

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Personal question. There are many that assist arn.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say we should worry more about Steven, less about arn, in pure health terms.
     
  3. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    yup many that assist him for the site in terms of posts and spam etc, but what about the nitty gritty things such as posting the "news", and making the executive decisions..
     
  4. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Wild Cowboy does news too
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If you ever read arn's blog, he has stated that in the past couple of years the day-to-day of the site has been handled less and less by him. Hence the hiring of Erik.
     
  6. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    and a great one at that, Wild Cowboy has only been 'appointed' of late though, correct?

    i wasnt aware that he had a blog, care to post a link? it would become tiring after a while - i couldnt imagine how much effort it would take to manage it all..thus the offloading to others i guess.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    arn is the site owner. There are multiple editors, multiple administrators, and multiple moderators who keep things running from day to day.

    Regarding WildCowboy, see MacRumors Hires First Employee.
     
  8. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    right, so Arn just owns the site and has slowly brought on more people to manage it. good thinking
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Since arn gave up his physician practice just a year ago to focus on MacRumors and other "blogging" projects, I think he's probably got awhile before he runs out of steam. He's got a lot of years ahead of him. :)

    Of course, who knows how Apple and the tech industry will evolve over the years, but that's part of the fun.
     
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  11. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    fair call. im not sure of his age, hopefully there is a long time left :D:D
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He's 25. A little older than Geohot. :)

    Edit: I thought the smiley would tell I was joking. Guess not. Oh, and BTW, this is one of the more morbid threads we've had on here. ;)

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  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    arn is 25?
     
  14. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    wow seriously 25?? his maturity seems to indicate higher!!


    sorry about the mobid-ity-ness. :cool: :p
     
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    I will just say right now, i am willing to be hired. :p

    No, i think Arn's doing well. not doing as much him self I have noticed and more just managing other managers it seems.

    What are some of the other things he has worked on besides Touch Arcade?
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The way some follow Arn and Steve Jobs is just creepy. :)
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yeah, when I came onto this thread, I thought it was going to be about MR being down or something...LOL! BTW, does his job pay well? :)
     
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    I wonder how much we could get for the "Thread 500".
     
  19. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    if we had a "Kaching" smiley here, i would use it.
    :eek:<-- but with $$ for eyes!

    kinda ironic that that thread is at an even # thread!:eek:
    or maybe its just my OCD that finds that cool.:p
     
  20. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    id love to be hired, or even contribute to this site a bit more (other then the millions of posts i do everyday haha). i would love to be a part of it.

    *dreamy eyes* they just call you!! they might even be the same person! :eek:

    HA! i should have picked a better title then lol

    im not sure what his job would pay, that seems a bit to personal to be asking haha (and age isnt you might say :rolleyes:) :cool:
     
  21. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It'll be up until 4chan /b/ decide they've had enough of the Mac dorks :p
     
  22. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I don't know but if this site ever goes I bet it will be arranged to close on April 1st. That's how the gods roll.

    I think it'll be around for a long while. Over all it's a pretty fab site with a lot of people behind the scenes doing their thing to keep it ticking over.
     
  23. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    :(:( your bringing bad thoughts into my head! i couldnt imagine life without MR, seriously! the arguements, the friends, the chats.. its all really helping me develop as a person.... (dont laugh)

    nice eye btw :p
     
  24. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Calm thyself, dude. :) MR means a lot to me too, as strange as it sounds. I met some very special people through this site, which ultimately ending up changing my life in a big way.

    (the iEye) Thanks, I grew and edited it myself!
     
  25. DoFoT9 thread starter macrumors P6

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    yup this community has an "aura" about it, it really means something. *chilling chilling* deep breaths. haha

    HA about your iEye, classic. is it your actual eye?
     

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