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Meaning of SYSTEM OPERATOR

 
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(Always abbreviated to "sysop") /sis'op/ A term used in the bbs world for the operator of a bulletin-board system (who is usually also the owner).

A common neophyte mistake on fidonet is to address a message to "sysop" in an international echo, thus sending it to hundreds of sysops around the world.

Contrast: system administrator.

 

 

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