(378 Hobbas in the Archive)
The Hobba program
was introduced within the first few weeks of Habbo UK being
opened. Hobbas were introduced to help support the Habbo
community and enforce safety and moderation within Habbo Hotel's
and later 'Moderator' were created
to support the hobba team during the huge community growth in
2001 - 2002 and were armed with tools to watch over the hotel. 'HobbaContact'
and 'Moderator' were shared accounts and were occupied during
moderated hotel hours by professional, employed moderator staff.
Moderator would typically do a 2-hour shift and take it in turns
with other members of staff. Moderator would answer to any
problems or questions any hobbas would have and would then
report this to the office, if need be. Moderator would also take
urgent calls for help to deal with serious or technical issues.
Hobbas were unpaid, volunteer moderators
and had the power to warn, kick, mute and ban users depending on
what action deemed necessary. Hobbas that had their badge turned
on were most likely 'On Duty', however when with friends or just
socializing, they would simply turn their badge off.
Hobbas were advised to do at least 1-2 hours of work a week,
many didn't log onto the hotel in months and were then sent an
email and consequently later had their badge taken away. On the
contrary some hobbas worked really hard and were promoted,
thereby taking on a full moderator position. People such as
Dirk_Gently, moosemaster and Y0RKIE are examples of individuals
that were promoted by Sulake.
The Hobba Forum was once a separate forum
that was set up by Spanker and the team of hobbas in 2001.
Head Hobba, or 'Anne', as she was commonly known back then, was
fully supportive of this forum.
Many habbos and hobbas opposed this forum and showed nothing but
contempt to the site, this caused a lot of discrepancy within
the hobba team. Cindy took action against a few of the more so
Habbo decided to set up their own official forum in 2002 that
was integrated into the 'Hobbanet'
Click here for kal's rant site made in opposition to the
Click here to see the old forum!
Spawn_Xe was the longest serving hobba during the hobba program.
He served as a hobba from 2001 - 2005.
In 2001, there was no age limit for
applying to be a hobba,
all they asked of you was experience and a clean record.
During summer 2002, Sulake decided to put an age limit of 16 on
the applications, however this was rather short lived as it was
decided that in November 2003 that the age limit would be
increased to 18!
During the rapid growth of the community in 2001, the
revolutionary Hobba Channel was introduced in the middle of the
year, this allowed hobbas to pick up calls for help sent from
Habbos that needed emergency assistance.
here to see some stupid hobba calls in 2002..
The 'Hobbanet' was a tool outside of the main client, created to
allow hobbas to have remote access to their account, and use
their commands without having logged into the hotel. The
Hobbanet also included the 'Hobba Forum' a forum in which hobbas
could share information, ideas and interact with other
moderators in the team.
In 2001, anyone could use the :startlog command to record their
own chatlogs for future reference, however in late 2001 this
command became hobba/moderator only.
There were different hobba teams, each member of the their
specified team was identified with either 'HT' or 'Tech' in
their mission, e.g. 'HT5' was the Latino hobba team.
There were 3 levels of Hobba:
Silver (Newbie) Hobba:
These individuals were hobbas in training
and were identified with a silver badge. They were given SIMS
Training, given a 'Hobba Handbook' and assigned a guardian hobba
to practice their commands against who also taught their
assigned silver hobba how to deal with the public and be a
proper hobba. Silver hobbas were not allowed to pick up any
calls for help without the permission of their guardian and only
during their SIMS training.
Powers: Immune to kick, override room capacity limit, alert
These individuals were hobbas that had passed the SIMS training
and were given their gold badge. They had permission and
sufficient powers to take action on any Habbo that is
contravening the 'Habbo way' and were there to support the
Powers: softkick, roomkick, ban, open/close room, superban,
startlog, shutup, unmute, alert, roomshutup, roomunmute
Super Hobba [SH]:
These individuals were experienced supervisor hobbas, often
being a dedicated and hard working hobba for more than 12
months, Sulake would offer these hobbas a promotion to a higher
position, often as a team leader with more powers. Super hobbas,
along with moderators trained silver hobbas during their month
Powers: softkick, roomkick, ban, open/close room, superban,
startlog, shutup, unmute, alert, roomshutup, roomunmute, edit
private room, reset rights, database/individual's records and
hobba activity log
As of December 2005
the Hobba Program is now suspended. It was decided that the
growing team of professional moderators will be able to perform
many of the tasks assigned to the Hobba team. Security threats,
mainly being the unacceptable amount of compromised hobba
accounts has also alerted Sulake for a change. All existing
moderators now use their own account with the 'MOD' prefix.
Who were the Hobbas?
Hobbas 2001- 2002
>DONNA<, -aaa-, -Evo- (Evo), agent_melle, alienoreo, alira,
Andyz, -Angelus-, ant, Aramina18, Becksy, berrygirl, bIsHbOsH,
bortwein, Bossy.Boots, Brainpower, CATje, cavendishpr, cindy,
Crass, Cringle, DarkGurl, DjAriel, DkNy, don_beech, dreamofnight,
dreamy_donna, Dukey, e1f, Ellis_Zero (Dionysus), flammabledude,
GB4U (Pandy), gissberg87(gissberg), gringle, Gurra, Harmony365,
HobbaContact, HoneyBlonde, Innersmile, insanedevil, Iris.,
IvanaThump, jaxsprat, JayJay (JJ_2001), Jephyrr, Joe_Computer,
JustJewIt, kal (nautilus-x), Kiera, King_Mob, KoRnKat, Kobby,
lean, Leezee, lilduckie,
lindamerlin (Akela!), Londonboot, lostfairy,
madcowuk, Matttt, MegaMouse, mennis, MikePepsi, Mir-age,
minimonkey, MinnietheMinx, minusbaby, MotherAngel, mysticohl,
NINE, orcka, oreo, palesky, perl, PHANTOM-01, PrncssDncr, rat..,
RedVelvet (me), R0BERT, RubberRing,
SECURIC0 (SEC), ShawnFifty, sisil, SKATEHOG,
snoeksie, snoopstar, Spanker, Sparkie2001, Spawn_Xe, Stevey,
Sunster, supreemball, Tboot, Tef, the-Dude, TheTitan, ThinLizzy,
U-Turn, Vamparella, Wahbond, Xavear, yonkers, zout
List of Hobbas 2003 - 2005
abbie2002, :Ace, Ace, acidsky, afrodita82, Ak:, Amiea, Andyz,
Aramina18, Arcox, armando88, anjuna, AUDI0SLAVE, AvadaKedavra,
B3thelostbanan, babymonk, Baldelli, BarbaraAnne, beamus,
bettyboom5, blackmaggot (MOD-Omega), Blacky777, blue=eyes, bob,
bono15, .:Borges, ..BOSCO.., botnet (catid), Brian_online,
bubujane, (MOD-Bu), CalvinR (GigaHz), cetra, chelseaboy,
CindyLuWho, C00L, cookiezz, CoolMark, cool-aide, cotswoldrob,
Crass, crayoneater, Crbobba, Crowley, cue_ball,
-dEEJaY-, -DoKeR-, DaleL, DancinStarz, DaughterAngel, DemianXXX,
Detromentalxx, Dionysus (Ellis_Zero),
Dirk_Gently (MOD-Alfie), divingticket, DJAriel, DJMO, DollEyes,
DonMaster, doxport, drs_johnny, Dukey, Dysy, Efrenuki,
Elki, Elux, emoSE, Emulsifiers, Ennui, entmaiden, erbala,
ErnestoC, Etched, EVILEDDIE, evilsmoothie,
Evo (-Evo-), FarmerJiles (Monsiour_Moo), fdb, fillet-o-fish,
flightdogy, Floyd, FoohFooh, formula1freak, Freya, furball893,
galilander, Gatsby, gazsux,
geglash (Monsiour_Moo), Generix (GigaHz), Germy, GoldenGunner,
GrumpyGirl, GucciPrincess, Gummybears, gypsy_woman, .homsito.,
habboid2112, Haraki, Hel_182, Hippy, hjelp, hot_shot,
Huneydust, Hulerabo, Ian-San, iBacon (Bacey), Imp, Impetuous
(Callie), IodizedBoat, IWASYOURS, Jabboy, Jambalayaa, jamie33
Jay (Murano), JeanC.Vandame (MOD-Aioria),
JinxZillah, JJWheeler, Jodes, JOKERRRR (Johno),
jose:-vzla, jrh2002, Julia82, Juniornovoa, Kaiserina, kar010s,
kingjem (Work-Exp 2003), KITTEN.007, LadyJJ, Laen, Laupinha,
LaurieLou, LIGHT, lobster2, lostfairy, Lost_Witness,
Louki, Lucky_duckie, Luckyclone, Luis, LuisFigo2003, M@k1@v3L0,
macallan, MADAME!!!, .Marl., metz, Mikedude, Minnet, Mizki, mjf,
Moderator, Moderator-2, moosemaster (MOD-Moose), MotherAngel,
MrFixer, Muffin, MultipleChris,
Murano, mystery, MysticalQueen, N1C0DEMUS, NCO, nessie29,
NeverEnough, Nike.boy (NIKES), NotBecs, Novae, NubianQueen,
nyndel, oddinary, PoSeId0, PaolaCCs, Pandy (GB4U), peppero,
Pernambucano, petardo, PETUSITA, Phila, PrincessMinny,
professorB, protone, PS28XBOX, PsychoLlama, quaCKLing, Quacque,
QuarterBack, Quartex, Quincy, Quixotic, rareboy, RCTV, REALDARK,
RegulaTe!, Retin, renata_m, requiem, Ringfinger, Rodja,
romancefreak, RubberRing, SafetyFairy, Sanna, ScaryMo,
Scoobysnaks, Scorbutic (MOD-Scor), Scythe, SECURICO (SEC),
SergeantJeff, SerraAngel, sg1fannz, ShadowShriek, shady.18,
sheilaTeQuila, shorthabb, silverbanana, ::SiLvInA::, siobhoan,
sir.hots, Skaterpro420, Sken, SL1M, smooch, Smsfootball,
SoISay, sook, Sox, SpiderGutz, SpookyJones, Springmoon,
starry:grrl, ste471, Stephen (ste), sunshinecutie, Supreemio (supreemball),
sweetpinky, SweetSapphy, .trek., Toadbex (MOD-Flaxy), Toady,
turtle, -tracie-, UKChaseral, UncleGunther,
UPLINK, VaxDamz, V0luM3n, vihta (botnet), vostradeis,
wanderingspirit, WAYNE_J, Weekend, weird, westogent, whitebengal,
willmeg, Wintermist, Wizeth,
wolvergambit, worMatty, Wylde, Xek, Xev,
Y0RKIE (MOD-UK), YaTwice, YouForget, zepelin13, Zycon, zzeus