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I am using Daniweb from around 2 years(although was not a good user from that time). But i never come to know how daiwb earns money ? Is daniweb just a forumn or is it a company ? people working on this forumn who are adminsitrators, moderators , team colleague etc.. are employee who were hired by Dani ? I am very highly excited after reading that Dani is a person in daniweb.com who has started this site 10 years ago ;) Damn curious to know now thanks dani specially in advance. ;)

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    It may well be that **patience** is more essential property than being excellent programmer. Read More

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    Dani 1,665   5 Years Ago

    There are currently four admins: Myself, James, Davey and Sanjay. Each of the administrators has an additional role to play above and beyond that of a moderator. * I'm an admin because I started (and currently own) DaniWeb. I do all of the business development side of things, sell advertising, … Read More

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    ~s.o.s~ 2,560   5 Years Ago

    > so like admins are working on daniweb, is this a full time job for them ? I mean is it their part time job or complete full time work ? It depends. I'm one of the admins who isn't strictly employed by Daniweb/Dani. I contribute to Daniweb in my … Read More

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    The admin team works in a virtual environment most of the time. There are occasions when Dani, James and I have all got together in New York at the DaniWeb offices, however on a day-to-day basis I work from an office in a converted wool mill in Halifax, West Yorkshire, … Read More

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DaniWeb LLC is a company.

Admins/Mods are a combination of employees and volunteers.

Team colleagues are former mods, generally speaking, although some are just very early members who helped out in the early days.

Money is made primarily through advertising.

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As far as i know about DaniWebis ,An online community that provides a one-stop solution for developers, tech enthusiasts, corporate professionals

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don't spam this. !
Thanks for parroting the 'about' page to spam your sig.
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By invitation only :) If a space opens up (aka there is an apparent need for additional moderation within a particular category), then the existing moderation team votes on who to nominate. The nominees are then asked if they are interested.

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Mod, by earning the management teams respect and trust, along with other factors most likely.

Admin, can't say I know.

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By invitation only :)

Though there is at least one precedent where someone has asked to join the moderation team and that started the process.

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hey, is it like vacancies which comes ? like in a big big companies vacancies comes around , is that like this ? i mean how moderator choose a eligible person ? just nomine is asked, and if he says yes, then he is admin or mod ? i know i am wrong in interpretation. correct me.

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@ nitin

then the existing moderation team votes on who to nominate

Voting is done, which is the focal point. Then that voted nominee is asked if he wants to join or not. Simple algorithm :)

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is it like vacancies which comes ? like in a big big companies vacancies comes around , is that like this ?

Not really like that, since moderation is mostly voluntary. But yeah, it's basically that the number of mods becomes too few. Some mods may stop being active or as active as before, either because they are too busy or just lost interest, or whatever. Additionally, the activity levels on the forums fluctuate, overwhelming the current mod team. At that point, they think, maybe a few more mods would be useful. That's it. Nothing complicated.

i mean how moderator choose a eligible person ? just nomine is asked, and if he says yes, then he is admin or mod ?

I became a mod last spring. Before that, I had about 2k posts, mostly in C/C++ forums, over about 2 years of fairly regular visits to daniweb. After this kind of time and participation to the forums, you become known by most regular members and mods who hang around in the same forums. They know you, your attitude, and trust you to some extent and respect you (e.g., there are a few outstanding members that if I see that they are responding to a particular thread, then I probably don't need to read that thread or get involved). I don't think that there is any "eligibility criteria" for nomination as a mod, just that when the time comes for a few more mods to be added, the names of the few non-mod members that stand out as dependable, mature and active naturally come up and get asked to be mods if the mod team mostly agree with the nomination. It's not any more complicated than that really. You earn the respect of your peers and they naturally want you to get more involved, just like in real life.

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dependable, mature and active naturally

What do you mean by mature ? Is that means they are excellent programmers ?

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What do you mean by mature ? Is that means they are excellent programmers ?

It means they're mentally and emotionally stable, capable of putting aside any ego when wearing the hat of authority, and able to make make objective decisions based on a calm judgment of the situation. Basically the usual definition of mature when used to describe ideal authority figures.

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It may well be that patience is more essential property than being excellent programmer.

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Above all else you must be mature and responsible and be a regular poster.

Now there were some rather clever moderators before however, unfortunately they lacked the maturity to moderate. You don't necessarily need to have specialist knowledge with the forum you're moderating either although I would say every single Daniweb moderator to date has specialist knowledge and would school most people on that subject.

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What do you mean by mature ? Is that means they are excellent programmers ?

I meant "mature" as deceptikon so eloquently put it. Maturity and being an excellent programmer are not correlated by any means. However, an active, veteran member is usually excellent in his/her fields, either as a consequence of hanging around here for a long time or as the reason for coming here, or a little of both.

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and what about admin ? How are they nominated ? means how are they selected ? after mod they will be admin if they get respect from peers ?

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There are currently four admins: Myself, James, Davey and Sanjay.

Each of the administrators has an additional role to play above and beyond that of a moderator.

  • I'm an admin because I started (and currently own) DaniWeb. I do all of the business development side of things, sell advertising, and also code DaniWeb.
  • James is an admin because he is co-developer, writing the software that powers DaniWeb.
  • Davey is an admin because he is our editor, contributing the majority of our news stories and writing our monthly newsletter.
  • Sanjay is an admin because he manages our moderation team, helping to settle behind-the-scenes disputes.
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I guess I should have clarified: James is deceptikon, Davey is happygeek, and Sanjay is ~s.o.s~

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And somehow Dani has managed to put together admins fron US, UK and India, which does not hurt running 24/7 operation.

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Staff writers produce editorial content (news and reviews) for DaniWeb and are paid for their efforts. Generally speaking, a staff writer will be an experienced technology journalist or content provider with a proven track record in adding value to online properties.

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I wana add one thing in above Dani's post:

and Dani is Dani ;) :-D

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so like admins are working on daniweb, is this a full time job for them ? I mean is it their part time job or complete full time work ?

secondly, like sanjay is indian, so is he working from india ? as pyTOny said she has managed to make them come together. So they all work sitting in on place ? strange !

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so like admins are working on daniweb, is this a full time job for them ? I mean is it their part time job or complete full time work ?

It depends. I'm one of the admins who isn't strictly employed by Daniweb/Dani. I contribute to Daniweb in my free time just like the other moderators here.

Davey and Deceptikon are employed by Dani for being a staff writer and Daniweb developer respectively though I can't comment on the "full time" part.

secondly, like sanjay is indian, so is he working from india ?

Yes, I "contribute" from India.

So they all work sitting in on place ? strange !

"Come together" as in bring together as a group of tight knit people who contribute to/work towards the betterment of Daniweb. We don't actually sit or "work" from a single place.

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@s.o.s i want to ask you one question . why have you written "failure as a human" ? aahhah..

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The admin team works in a virtual environment most of the time. There are occasions when Dani, James and I have all got together in New York at the DaniWeb offices, however on a day-to-day basis I work from an office in a converted wool mill in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Being DaniWeb editor-in-chief and an administrator is not my only job, although I have been on the payroll here for the last six and a half years now. I am primarily a freelance technology journalist and an Editorial Fellow at Dennis Publishing here in the UK, where I assume the role of Contributing Editor for PC Pro (best selling computer magazine in the UK) as well as IT Pro and Cloud Pro. I also contribute to other publications in the IT Security field such as Infosecurity (I'm a three times winner of the Information Security Journalist of the Year award, and a one time Technology Journalist of the Year for good measure) and during the past 20 years I have had more than 20 books published - the last looking at the psychology of identity in an increasingly online world, which was published by Wiley for the Science Museum in London.

Edited by happygeek

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Truly amazing and inspirational especially knowing some of your difficulties you have faced.
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