from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system operator.

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  • n. A system operator, especially someone who administers an online communications system or bulletin board.
  • v. To work as a sysop.
  • v. To give someone sysop privileges.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the first syllables of system and operator.


  • But I'm really glad Iread that article which was posted in the WOMEN'SFORUM you got that right - it is still a "women'sforum" with a "sysop" -becauseotherwise I would have totally worn my cheap, unflattering underwear today and thoughtnothing of it.

    April 2009

  • And The Well, because of the way it organized information, boy, that conversation was really to the point, and when it wasn't, you had a human operator called a sysop, who would just kick you off or shut you down or scribble your words.

    Q&A; with Larry Brilliant, Co-founder of The Well

  • The system operator ( "sysop") was responsible for maintaining the software and the message databases, often leaving his computer on for 24 hours a day to be available for callers.

    The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich : Telecommunications

  • The main thing a bureaucrat can do, which 'sysop' cannot, is '' 'promote users to be sysops' '' (and demote sysops to normal users).

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • That method only works if you are a "sysop" (admin).

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • And it warms the cockles of my heart to hear someone using the phrase "sysop" again.

    How Now Brownpau

  • The way to get rid of them is to use the REPORT option on their post and send a note to the sysop.

    Texas Hunter Bags Potential Nebraska State-Record Buck

  • See the previous post with the Email from the sysop who blocked him and specifically says that 1. The sysop had no idea who was behind the bot when he blocked him 2. The sysop had no idea what climate audit was 3. The email to him from Steve McIntyre was "unpleasant" OK Eli is being nice

    Came up empty and got dissed

  • Reto Ruedy did not pull the plug on McIntyre, the sysop did, because McIntyre's robot read the letter was swamping the server, denying service to others.

    Came up empty and got dissed

  • Since it is always good to start at the start, Eli is going to reproduce most of an Email from the sysop who caught McIntyre's web crawler

    Archive 2010-01-01


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