Admins, staff, and ? users of a website


The word "admin" refers to somebody who can do everything at our site, "staff" refers to staff of our company which are not necessarily admins.

We sell services (parts of our site) to organizations.

Then how to call a user who controls an organization (and is not our staff member)? This person is usually the CEO of our customer company or a head of their IT department.


Posted 2017-03-31T12:19:25.807

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Moderator? or maybe a side-admin? – SovereignSun – 2017-03-31T12:20:34.347

@SovereignSun moderator is for somebody filters messages of other users, we have no such function. Regarding "side-admin", please explain meaning, etymology, and usage of this weird phrase – porton – 2017-03-31T12:25:57.713

Side has a meaning subsidiary which means less important than but related or supplementary to something. Example: Side job, side worker. – SovereignSun – 2017-03-31T12:31:30.417

@SovereignSun The distinction is mainly not by importance but by the fact that "admins" and "staff" are staff of our company, but these who I ask about how to name them are people belonging to a customer company – porton – 2017-03-31T12:33:03.360

Community Members? – Davo – 2017-03-31T12:34:00.083

@Davo I ask about users with increased rights inside their company's section of our site, not "community members" – porton – 2017-03-31T12:34:57.377

Outside admin maybe? – SovereignSun – 2017-03-31T12:35:00.973

@SovereignSun Maybe, but this phrase "outside admin" seems weird for me and may cause some confusion, as it looks like to imply that outside admins are admins – porton – 2017-03-31T12:35:49.380

They aren't remote ones ))) What about Third-party admins? – SovereignSun – 2017-03-31T12:36:22.093

Maybe "admins from outside (third-party) organizations"? – SovereignSun – 2017-03-31T12:37:02.917

@SovereignSun "Third-party admins" is better but not perfect, because third-party usually refers to an organization which is not in our contract. They are actually "second-party" admins because they are our customers. But the phrase "second-party" seems not to be widespread enough – porton – 2017-03-31T12:38:17.457

Maybe "customer admins"? But I prefer to name it by one short word. Maybe "managers"? – porton – 2017-03-31T12:39:21.447

1Then why not Zone Admin and Zone Staff, to mirror the site-wide nomenclature while indicating that these roles are restricted to certain local zones? – Davo – 2017-03-31T12:45:48.700

What's their role on the website? If technically there's no difference between a CEO and a visitor then both are simply users. Otherwise you should define them like "Customer CEO", "Customer Admin", "Customer Staff", etc. – Korvin – 2017-03-31T13:26:28.963



I offer Zone Admin and Zone Staff, to mirror the site-wide nomenclature while indicating that these roles are restricted to (a) certain local zone(s).


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