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#245541 09/18/2011 11:20 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am an admin on a UBB board for an electronic medical record. It is very active. I currentl have 6300 posts consisting mostly of helping other users and general banter among other users.

This board has been INVALUABLE (sorry for the all caps), in basically running the board since the owner doesn't really do much. I can't tell you have many times you have helped me.

My question is I feel like I just pop over here and ask questions, but given I know nothing about UBB boards or these topics, I can't give anything back. Should I not be asking questions here? Is there anything I can do to help? A donation possibly?


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Re: Overstaying my welcome
Bert #245542 09/18/2011 11:29 AM
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Bert we are here to help each other. With the exception of when Giz or SD make a mod that they charge for (which is extremely rare) no one really asks for anything in return. We are a community in and of ourselves of Owners, Mods, and Admins and just here so we can get answers and help when we know the answer smile...

So you are welcome here with or without a donation. smile

Dunny

Re: Overstaying my welcome
Bert #245544 09/18/2011 11:33 AM
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Thanks Dunny. Appreciate the response.


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Bert #245548 09/18/2011 1:19 PM
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Bert, being an active community administrator I would think that you already know the answer to your question. A good forum becomes a community which lives and breathes. In my forum there are members who participate daily and contribute a great deal of time or expertise and there are some who have been lurking for years without ever making a single post. I don't judge members by their post count. For the most part, just being there is all that counts. If all that my community is for some members is a source of information then it has truly served it's purpose.


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Bert #245551 09/18/2011 4:10 PM
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We actually welcome the questions Bert, don't worry tongue.


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Bert #245562 09/18/2011 6:14 PM
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Bert #246088 09/29/2011 11:11 PM
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Bert I was here for a few years just to get help and info because of the absentee owner also.

Things changed for me over a year ago when the owner sold to BIG corporation who own many forums and it is all about the $$$$$'s.

This is a great community. I don't post much but I pop in and keep up with things going on.

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Bert #246092 09/29/2011 11:24 PM
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Thanks. I have found this site to be invaluable in helping me administer the message board I am on.


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