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system operator

noun
1.
a person who maintains a computer system or network, especially one who operates a computer bulletin board.
Also, systems operator.
Also called, Informal, sysop
[sis-op] /ˈsɪsˌɒp/ (Show IPA)
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system operator in Technology

job, jargon
(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.
(1999-10-20)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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