New Community Manager

iNet Interactive host Overclockers.com and other sites

iNet Interactive host Overclockers.com and other sites

Matthew Bidinger, our Forum Administrator and Editor-in-Chief, will take up a position with iNet Interactive as Community Manager starting today. This is an exciting development: Matt is a fantastic editor and has been working hard for over a year now to make the new and refreshed Overclockers.com work. He’s a great guy and well-suited to this new post.

As some of you may know, Overclockers.com is a site run for the most part by volunteers. Forum members provide, write, edit and publish all of our content. There is, of course, a company behind the site, who provide the technical and financial means for us to run our community: iNet Interactive. Although they take no part in content generation, they are ultimately responsible for making sure we have the right tools to make the site work.

As Community Manager, Matt will be working with all of iNet’s sites to help them grow and publish more interesting content. Matt will also be making the most of the likes of Facebook and Twitter, as he has done for us here at Overclockers.com. On behalf of the Lead Editors and Forum Moderators I’d like to wish Matt all the best in his new role. Congratulations!

Matt, after some administrating

Matt, after some administrating

-David NelsonLead Editor and Forum Moderator

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  1. Good on iNet for choosing a community manager like Matt. He is good at knowing when to listen to trends (and people) and knowing when it is time to act on them, not biting into fashionable trends or fads.

    I 'think' he took a lot from those who posted on here and furthered what the older admins had in mind, for what this site is about. Which is why, I always come back here and call this place my home on the internet..

    For myself, I know this site has grew me as a a person and furthered my love of tech. Glad one of our own is furthering that. Seeing the overclockers brand, growing makes me very happy. Seeing a result of our community growing makes me even happier.

    :attn:
    Ah here is the true post on this :) I'll post my congrats here as well. Saw this the day he changed his Linkedin profile.

    Got to say though love that picture, and man my back would of been complaining the next day sleeping like that. Hope the AC was cranked with all those computers running in there too.
    iNet issued a press release on the subject where they actually praise Matt B. for his hard work. They don't know him well...

    ;)

    Kidding! Great job bud!

    Here the press release: http://www.inetinteractive.com/blog/annnouncements/overclockers-community-leader-joins-inet-as-community-manager/
    cant believe that I havent seen this till today.

    Congrats Matt, they know what you are capable of and seems rightly for them to step up and make the time you put in valuable to yourself as much as it is to us.
    Thanks everyone, appreciate the comments. Also appreciate those who helped me with my resume. :thup:

    To address some concerns... You won't see less of me around here, and when you aren't looking I'll continue doing just as much as always behind the scenes. It is my goal to ensure we are moving in a positive direction that furthers the vision of Overclockers.com. I have experienced many positive interactions in this community that have inspired me. Since before I got blue stars and a "senior member" title in 2004, it has been my driving force to do anything I can to give back. This lead to accepting offers as a senior, then a mod, then an admin... Each time I accepted from the viewpoint that I was taking on additional responsibility. Responsibility to carry on the traditions, and ensure ten years from now this community would still be true to its core values and passing on what it gave to me ten years ago.

    My relationship with this community has survived the loss of a pet (In Memory Of Gus), 3 incomplete college endeavors, 3 long term relationships, 2 jobs, 1 new career, 1 lost career, 1 old vehicle, 1 heavy drinking hobby, and countless lovers. ;) A new job won't take me away and I'm not sure anything ever could. :salute:

    David, I bet you had a hard time picking between that picture and this one:

    That's what happens after I.M.O.G. works through the night 3 days straight over a team of 6 techs in a cramped Dallas hotel room with the beds stripped out to make room for tables, completing updates on a hoard of corporate thinkpads (looking back, I really got boned while breaking my back in that old job):
    I'm glad the job at iNet worked out for you. They made a great decision in hiring you; you do a great job for this site, and other sites can only benefit from your hard work and dedication.

    I'm hoping he'll be able to be just as active as always, but keeping up with multiple sites could limit his activity on a single site. There's not another active Admin on OCForums...I wonder if we'll see a new red soon to help take on admin duties here...hmm...