MacRumors Hires First Employee

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Hey guys,

    So on Jan 1, MacRumors hired its first full time employee (besides myself). Eric Slivka (aka WildCowboy) started yesterday as editor/writer/manager and whatever else we can come up for him to do. :)

    Eric's been with MacRumors for some time already as a forum member, moderator and then administrator. He's intimately familiar with the site and understands our approach to news and rumors.

    Overall, it will strengthen the site and also free up some of time to do some other needed site improvements/upgrades.

    Welcome Eric,
    arn
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Doubling the number of employed staff during this economic climate; you really are ambitious Arn :p
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  5. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Impressive, thats really awesome that the site is going strong still.
    Best of luck to WildCowboy, hope it doesn't turn in to "MacRumors Fires First Employee".
    :D
     
  6. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations WildCowboy... and Macrumors for expanding ;)
     
  7. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    Congrats WildCowboy!

    Arn, are you still going to be writing some of the articles on the front page of MacRumors?
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm? :D

    WildCowboy is now on a commission for dealing with trouble-makers. I and others will be managing the queue. ;)
     
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  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Congratulations to both of you, and cheers on MacRumors' continuing success. :)
     
  13. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Great, its good to see that the site is getting bigger! Maybe now you can have a rest once in a while arn :)
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Congrats WC.

    As your first role you can definitively answer the question Matte vs. Glossy :D
     
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  17. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    just in time for the crazy Macworld postings :)

    well done wildcowboy and good luck
     
  18. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    yeah, I'll stay pretty involved with the editorial content and writing. Though this does mean I can take a vacation! :)

    arn
     
  19. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    and do more TV interviews :)

    you'll soon be a global rumormonger..
    oh wait.. :D
     
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  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Congratulations, WildCowboy! You're a great asset to this site!
     
  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    congrats!


    Twice as many employees means MR will be twice as good now right? :p
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Thanks, folks. I'm really looking forward to helping keep MacRumors at the top of the heap when it comes to Apple rumors and news. It will be nice to be able to free arn up a bit to make some improvements both here and in his growing networking of sites. That, and he'll be able to get more than an hour or two of sleep per night...though I doubt he'll take much advantage of that luxury. :)
     

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