Leaders of the Forum
Leaders of the Community are individuals who led the site in the capacity as the head administrator, having profound influences on the direction of The SpongeBob Community over the course of their tenure. There have been three head administrative positions in the Community's history: the Main Admin, the Director in Chief, and the Lead Administrator. The M.A. position gave the incumbent full authority and power over the Community, whereas the Director in Chief is a democratic position, balanced out with the rest of the staff. The D.C.'s name was changed to Lead Administrator on November 30, 2014. There have been five head administrators since 2009.
terminoob, August 15, 2009 to June 20, 2010
In 2009, the TV.com SpongeBob boards were attacked and being as the TV.com moderators showed signs of dictatorship and power abuse, terminoob made the decision to break away from the TV.com SpongeBob forums, which were incredibly popular at the time. He crafted The SpongeBob Community on free host provider Forumotion and reportedly constructed the site over the course of two weeks before finally unveiling shortly before September began. The website received few amounts of activity at launch, but consistently drew back the same group of people. However, terminoob left position a mere two months after launch, and thus shifted the main administrative power to that70sguy92 and Clapmaster . However, Clappy disappeared at this time, so 70s took on the MA position solely.
terminoob later returned in January and resumed as a main admin. However, misunderstandings between 70s and terminoob began to bring up new questions. terminoob stated he felt out of the loop, and blatantly said he'd thought he would have power returned to him when he came back. To the public, it appeared there were two Main Admins, but terminoob pointed out that 70s was running the show. In June 2010, tensions reached a head and terminoob submitted his resignation on June 20, 2010 after tvguy was temporarily made an admin by 70s to check something in the admin control panel. He returned numerous times to the forums. He became a moderator on the site in 2012, before resigning when he entered college. He returned and still remains a regular user in the Community.
that70sguy92, November 9, 2009 to November 23, 2011
When 70s began his reign as Main Admin on November 9, 2009, the Community was in a horrible position. Over time, he was able to get the site in a better position, and by mid-2010, the site was more active than it had ever been. He worked on several graphical improvements, made several pushes to the Spin Off culture, and passed several ideas from tvguy that fundamentally altered the site. His first design schemes are what set SBC up for success in design in future years. Under his leadership, he piloted the site through several crises (SpongeBob Community forum attack, Pokemon Spam Attack, Summer Hack Attack,) and successfully maneuvered the site past rivals in terms of activity.
However, in the second half of 2011, his activity took a decline as he showed less and less interest in the site. Eventually, in late-November, he was removed from position by tvguy. Later, his admin powers were restored but two months after, he resigned and instead became Chairman of the Board. He was demoted from the Board due to inactivity and stopped visiting SBC regularly until August 4, 2015.
tvguy347, November 23, 2011 to June 5, 2013
tvguy347 is credited with inspiring 70s to save the forums. From the start, he was deeply involved with the site and has contributed several fundamentally altering ideas that have since become a huge part of the site. Despite his unusual administrative style, where he is often at times very blunt, straightforward, and micromanaging, he worked SBC's activity, single-handedly recruiting dozens of users that became regular users. He also created the v5 Dolphin release, which completely revolutionized SBC's design. He once again revolutionized SBC in 2011 by launching the v7 release. Despite the fact that it plunged the site into an activity recession, it gained SBC experience and maturity. After the main admin position was destroyed, tvguy served as the site's interim leader and he once again regained SBC's activity after orchestrating the once-again-revolutionary move to IPB with the release of Orca 8.0. He was officially made the Director in Chief on July 11, 2012.
tvguy later introduced a new staff system, where he took on the position of Director in Chief. He also masterminded the SpongeBob Universe ecosystem and is responsible for many of the connections to other sites outside of SBC. He is responsible for the creation/co-creation of: Octerror Fest, Spin Off Festival, Teams, v5 Dolphin, SpongeBob Universe, v8 Orca, SpongeBoard and several other features.
Aquatic Nuggets, June 5, 2013 to January 16, 2015
It was announced June 1, 2013 that Aquatic Nuggets would succeed tvguy as leader of the forum. Since then, Aquatic Nuggets has overseen the release of Tiki, Tiki 10.5, the establishment of SpongeBob Infinity, and the release of the news site. Nuggets's administration starkly contrasts his predecessors'. He is heavily involved with SBC members and has lead with little drama or issues, things that plagued past administrations. His management style is also hugely different than tvguy's; he is calm, methodical and kind. Nuggets has also reigned over the staff departures of Clappy and Wumbo, long serving SBC staff members.
jjsthekid, January 16, 2015 to present
It was announced on December 27, 2014 that Aquatic Nuggets would step down and jjsthekid would become the new Lead Administrator, which officially took effect on January 16, 2015. Jjs has overseen the highest levels of activity on SBC in its history, with the number of regulars recently rising near 90. In contrast to his predecessors, he has delegated and split power with other staff members while still remaining the central leader. He introduced SBC's Loyal Customers, helped launch SpongeCraft, and created the Camp SBC event. He also hosted SpongeBob Pictionary since 2019.