I was taking to someone via IM the other day about phpBB. This person runs a board that is fairly active and caters to a certain demographic that from what I can tell more challenging than some others to manage. During the conversation they mentioned that at one point they were talking to someone else who ran a similar board, and that person linked them to an article that they had read about separating the admin duties from regular participation on the board.
The link was the “Don’t Log In as Administrator” post that I made on the Doctor Board some time back. If you haven’t read it, the point of the article is that you should not make your user name (your “regular” user name) an admin account. Set up a separate account, even call it “Administrator”, so you can post whatever you want as your own account and then do the board management as the administrator account.
Anyway, the point was this other person had no idea the person they were talking to had already been using me for some small services for their board. It was quite rewarding for me, actually, as I never know who might be visiting or what sort of value they might be getting from my site. It’s nice to know that someone finds my ramblings useful.