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sysop

A portmanteau of "system operator," referring to someone who manages or moderates a multi-computer system, especially online forums and virtual communities. I've been working as the sysop on a weightlifting forum for the past two years. We've asked the sysop to block the IP address of anyone posting spam messages.

SYSOP

(ˈsɪsɑp)
n. system operator, the person who manages a computer system or forum or news group. The SYSOP tried to bring order to the news group discussion but failed.
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Another widely used Internet service is file transfer protocol (FTP), a file transfer service using remote servers as a storage medium.(25) Although FTP server sysops control access by requiring visitors to supply a user name and password combination, many servers allow the visitor to log on "anonymously." The typical anonymous login procedure allows the visitor to use "anonymous" or "guest" as a user name and an e-mail address as a password.
Indeed, the experiences of Internet, Prodigy, Compuserve, America Online, and the tens of thousands of sysops demonstrate a remarkably diverse marketplace of ideas bubbling up all over the globe.
Messages can be addressed to everyone (All), to the Sysop or another specific person.
The sysop for the CD-ROM conference is Jerry McFaul, who is also the founder of SIGCAT, the Special Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications and Technology.
What a given BBS actually offers depends on the system operator, or "sysop." This person (or persons) maintains the board's hardware and software and decides the hierarchy of menus, conferences, and libraries.
When a group of sysops recently flexed its muscle against spamming, perhaps the most surprising things were how low-tech it was and how many people were affected.
After examining lots of remote server management software and talking with a number of other sysops (system operators), the best advice I got was to install Timbuktu on all the servers and run them from home.
Sysops can store both Mac and Windows files in their native format on the same Mac server.
Michaels, Maryland, describes itself as a "bulletin board exchange that shares information about do-it-yourself home repairs, improvements and other related topics." The sysops are Katie and Gene Hamilton who, in addition to operating the bulletin board and writing a weekly syndicated newspaper column entitled "Do-it-yourself or not?," are currently working on their eleventh book, Build It Together.
Under the new rules (which individual authors are free to modify or even ignore), mass-market distributors are now expected to pay royalties, but not "catalog vendors, sysops, and online services." Since there's no standard contract, moreover, we expect that the top shareware authors will end up commanding relatively high royalties, while newcomers will still scratch for a living.
Secret Service agents in Chicago analyzed the access codes traded on the Rolling Meadows voice mail computer and identified other compromised voice mail computers in other states.(18) The agents contacted the other sysops, who verified that they too had been compromised by hackers trafficking additional illegal access codes on their systems.
Approach the sysops and Webmasters recommended by the "info-makers" and offer full-text archiving services.
It has a crew of system operators, or sysops, to keep the messages lively in the subject areas of its forum.
System designers and sysops are not without a gentle sense of humor.