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    Hey guys

    I have a kinda general question about the site and I'm thinking it's probably aimed at Gus more than anyone else....

    I'm just curious to know how much work is involved on a day to day basis. I want to emphasise that I'm not asking from a sceptical or cynical standpoint because I can imagine it's quite a bit!

    For example, I didn't know if the site was created from scratch or whether it used some off-the-shelf PHP...

    Anyway, I was just wondrin'...
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    Hi Richard,

    I can't speak for Gus. However I myself spend close to 4 to 5 hours a day just doing moderation tasks. I know that many of the other mods put in close to this also. (if not more!) It's not a simple task as the spammers and others spend considerable time trying to get around the 'gate'.

    I know that most of the mods would rather spend this time helping the community but our task is to try to keep the forum a friendly, helpful, place to visit.
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    Would have to agree. Some things slip through on the very odd occasion. Our aim is to get folk involved with astronomy , in a freindly way.

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    I've had my own forum before - nothing like this size - but it requires a LOT of work. Even with mods I could easily spend all night making sure everything is running smoothly. I was careful to pick mods in different timezones across the world (as much as possible) to try and get everything covered.
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    this is what has been done here too,
    mods from different time zones.
    i spend many hours a day here moderating and doing
    what i can to welcome newcomers and answer what ever questions
    i can.it takes alot of time and effort to keep things running smoothly.
    gus has the hardest job,he spends one hell of alot of time ironing
    out the bugs and setting new things up for the benefit of the forum.
    he puts more time in than alot of people realize.
    this is a big site and takes alot of maintenance,i'm sure you're aware of
    the amount of effort the team puts in here,having run a forum previously.
    as said,some things slip under the gate now and again,but that is a rare
    occurence.
    hope this helps you buddy.
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