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No way!

Last posted Aug 17, 2009 at 10:09PM EDT. Added Aug 15, 2009 at 08:18PM EDT
26 posts from 9 users

I’m a freaking Jr. Memeticist!!! I’ve been waiting for some kind of ranking system on here!

Aug 15, 2009 at 08:18PM EDT

A bunch of names were made up at random, and then assigned as different ranks based on the number of contributions, with Tikibar being the highest at the moment.

You like achievements. We know this. Man.

Aug 16, 2009 at 02:42PM EDT

What about Tikibar admin? Can we reach that, or do we just stop at plain ol’ tikibar?

Aug 16, 2009 at 02:57PM EDT

Admins are hand-picked. You can’t really earn your way up to it. When we need more admins, we select them based on their knowledge.

At first only Rocketboom Staff were admins, but we’ve come across a couple of individuals who knew their stuff well enough that we decided to make them admins.

Aug 16, 2009 at 03:13PM EDT

I think once you get >1000000 contributions you get to be called Camaro Leonard.

Aug 16, 2009 at 03:14PM EDT

Chris is.

But I’d like to know who else was hand-picked for administrative duties.

Aug 16, 2009 at 03:24PM EDT

Yup. I started out as one of the writers for Rocketboom’s news series, Know Your Meme videos, and Rocketboom Blog last year. At the time Know Your Meme was a wiki, and I didn’t really have much to do much with it. When the new site launched in January I was one of the first admins. I still have various duties within Rocketboom, but with how fast Know Your Meme has grown, I find myself dedicated the lion’s share of my time to this site.

Aug 16, 2009 at 03:32PM EDT

Is this your job? Seems like a ton of work for a hobby!

@Capn’, yeah, I’ve always wondered about all the admins. How many there are and which are the original?

Aug 16, 2009 at 03:55PM EDT

Technically I’m a freelancer with lot of jobs. But Rocketboom is my main one.

Aug 16, 2009 at 04:05PM EDT

Oh, there are many guys (and a few girls) behind this website.

Rocketboom was started in 2004 by Andrew Baron, and he’s still the main force behind all of Rocketboom’s projects, but he’s very behind-the-scenes over here. He’s got conferences and businessy things to take care of.

The Know Your Meme series is the brainchild of Jamie Dubs, Elspeth Jane, and Yatta

Together, the three of them are the Internet Scientists you see in the videos. Also, each of them has tons going on beyond this site.

And there’s Greg Leuch, designer/programmer/developer etc. Basically, he’s the main guy that not only makes sure all of Rocketboom’s sites work, but look cool in the process.

And Brad Kim is another admin, but I’m not sure what else he does within Rocketboom. But he and I collaborate with the rest of the staff in much of the writing for episodes.

And there are a whole slew of other extremely talented people involved in the various things that Rocketboom cooks up, but I’m not sure if they’re admins on this site.

Aug 16, 2009 at 04:49PM EDT

Two other admins I know of. I think they are interns for Rocketboom but I could be wrong.

Then there’s me.

I do the majority of the ass-kicking and name-taking around these parts.

Aug 16, 2009 at 04:55PM EDT

^ Ever head the quote from Duke Nukem, “Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, too bad I’m all outa gum!”

Aug 16, 2009 at 05:07PM EDT

O hai guize! Yes, Capt. Blubber, I am an intern!

I mostly do design work for KYM; I’ve designed the shirts and some number of store graphics…so I mostly use this place for reference, rather than participate. Though I’m starting to get into that now :) Maybe when I’m a big girl, I’ll pen a few articles? :P

Aug 16, 2009 at 06:21PM EDT

thanks guys :D

But how many fancypants ranks are there? I’ve noticed a forrealz “Gold Membership” :OO

Aug 17, 2009 at 12:46PM EDT

I think admin is a pretty kool guy, eh submits teh memes and doesn’t afraid of anything.

Aug 17, 2009 at 02:32PM EDT

Perhaps I should introduce myself again as well. I am interning with Rocketboom as a writer, mainly working on KYM database entries but also contributing to the episode scripts!

Aug 17, 2009 at 03:35PM EDT

The episodes are awesome! You guys do a great job on those! Even people who have no idea what you are talking about think that they’re funny!

Aug 17, 2009 at 06:02PM EDT

We rolled out upgrades over the weekend, now at MemeDB 1.5 codename “BUBBRUBB”… more user ranking stuff to come, among many other things ;) Internet science does not sleep

More info to come soon!

Aug 17, 2009 at 08:08PM EDT

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