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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    So - you want to become a volunteer - but are wondering what you might get out of it?

    First off, let me say if you're only interested in volunteering because you want to get rewarded with physical products or money - you're going to be disappointed. That's not how we work!

    We DO however reward our volunteers with other types of things, including:

    • site swag
    • exclusive opportunities
    • special 'volunteer only' projects and challenges
    • private team forums
    • private volunteer only Slack channel
    • weekly updates from the Community Manager (that's me!)

    On top of all that you also become part of an exclusive club. It's all about doing good and helping our members with their problems and questions as fast as you can. It's a humbling experience, and I have a feeling once you start engaging with our members, you're going to meet a lot of great people, and maybe even make some lifelong friends in the process.

    If you're still interested, make sure you read about all of our different volunteer teams in this forum. Chances are there's a volunteer team for you, provided you're up for the challenge!! :)
    Last edited by James Falconer; 03-16-2017 at 07:59 PM.
    freeyo, Matty, RumoredNow and 6 others like this.
    03-06-2017 03:12 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    Agreed James!! I've been a Trusted Member now, man I can't recall how long haha, but it's been great! We truly are a great community here and I've made some cool friends over the years from my hanging out in the iMore forums. You can usually find me there mostly but on occasion I do stop in the Android Central forums to see what's going on. I originally started on Crackberry then moved on to Android Central and finally landed at iMore.

    I look forward to see what 2017 brings for Mobile Nations and our wonderful community.
    03-10-2017 03:13 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    It's nice to help others. That's what volunteers do.
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-10-2017 08:42 PM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    Yeah the perks are a bonus. The folks that come to mobilenations sites are amazing, and I am just so happy to be a part of.

    Sent via mTalk on a 950XL
    03-10-2017 08:59 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm with the Smurf! The community is the best part!
    03-11-2017 01:09 AM
  6. Rose640's Avatar
    It was all about hanging out before the Trusted Member status, so why would anything change. We're all here to have fun.
    03-11-2017 12:38 PM
  7. iSRS's Avatar
    Excellent point! Now, as a slight introduction to WC readers, I primarily focus on Apple stuff, but love tech of all kinds and love helping folks find what is best for them.

    Plus, in my day job, even though I do work from a Mac, I manage all sorts of projects nearly exclusively on Microsoft platforms. Currently a big focus on Azure and trying to determine our private vs public cloud approach.
    Laura Knotek, aximtreo and Rose640 like this.
    03-11-2017 03:13 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I frequently get the satisfaction of knowing I've helped people...
    03-12-2017 12:39 AM
  9. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    "What do volunteers get?"

    Personal satisfaction from contributing.
    libra89, RumoredNow and aximtreo like this.
    03-12-2017 01:16 PM
  10. James Falconer's Avatar
    The replies in this thread are giving me the warm fuzzies. Thanks all for the kind comments - trust me - you are appreciated, we can't do this without you!!! :)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-13-2017 11:21 AM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Personally for me, there are a couple things that keep me coming back to Mobile Nations Sites.

    1) Forum Members and staff - Ive been apart of other forum sites before but i moved on because the members and staff were not the greatest. Whereas WindowsCentral and other sister sites have really helpful members and you can see the staff here care and want to make it the best experience possible :)

    2) Sharing a love and passion for technology with many other members. It's easy to get along with other members when you all share a love for the same thing.

    3) Getting that 'thank you message' from a forum member when their issue has been solved because of your advice. This is something i love seeing and gives me that 'fuzzy feeling inside' as James mentioned above this post :D

    4) The articles are trustworthy and we don't get 'shocked' with false news. Only reputable information is shared and thats important to me. So i always come back to get official information. :)
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    03-13-2017 12:08 PM
  12. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Matty - thank you for the kind words! You're especially right about the news/editorial team too. They do a fantastic job.

    Remember - if there's anything we can do better around here, I want to hear about it!!
    RumoredNow and Matty like this.
    03-13-2017 12:13 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    How many Trusted Members are there?
    03-15-2017 02:00 PM
  14. James Falconer's Avatar
    It's a fairly small group at the moment. Just over 200.
    libra89, Josiah23 and RumoredNow like this.
    03-15-2017 02:10 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Oh.... I would have called that large... lol
    Josiah23 and RumoredNow like this.
    03-22-2017 08:00 AM
  16. James Falconer's Avatar
    It's getting there. Long way to go :)
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    03-22-2017 08:37 AM
  17. Josiah23's Avatar
    200! Nice! I would've agreed with @Mike Dee1 2 years ago... when I first joined the mobile nations steam boat, but now that I've been here a while, the numbers don't surprise me since this forum grows and grows Everyday! And it's truly amazing!


    Edited: I looked at my profile from my PC and just realized that I joined mobile nations EXACTLY 2 years ago today! But joined here at WC on the 24th :-) I should celebrate, lol.
    03-22-2017 03:31 PM
  18. meattray's Avatar
    It's a fairly small group at the moment. Just over 200.
    That's across the entire mobile nations sites?
    Josiah23 likes this.
    03-23-2017 09:43 AM
  19. James Falconer's Avatar
    Yep, across the whole network!
    03-23-2017 09:47 AM
  20. Matty's Avatar
    Oh.... I would have called that large... lol
    200 does seem like a lot but when you look at Mobile Nations as a whole. There are about, around, in the range of, nearby 7,882,120 members in total. Now obviously some members are apart of more than 1 site so some members are being counted x2 - x5 times.

    But 200 members is only about 0.002% of people :) How awesome is that!

    James is definitely a man with a plan and I'm so excited to see what what happens in the coming years. Crackberry is even becoming Blackberry's official support forum now which is pretty cool.
    04-08-2017 09:18 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    @Matty count me x8. I got all the stamps on my passport. Just like you.
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    04-08-2017 03:59 PM
  22. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    It's a fairly small group at the moment. Just over 200.
    I feel much more valued now <3
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    06-11-2017 01:34 AM
  23. Player Piano's Avatar
    You know I always thought that when referring to volunteers here I always assumed it was just random people (maybe like myself) who have a natural tendency to wonder around the forums here and either help folks or have positive engagements with other enthusiasts. I never knew before that the volunteers here (Mobile Nations) actually have different "official" titles. Go figure.
    05-09-2018 09:01 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    You know I always thought that when referring to volunteers here I always assumed it was just random people (maybe like myself) who have a natural tendency to wonder around the forums here and either help folks or have positive engagements with other enthusiasts. I never knew before that the volunteers here (Mobile Nations) actually have different "official" titles. Go figure.
    Yep! It's pretty cool.
    05-10-2018 10:05 AM
  25. Player Piano's Avatar
    Yep! It's pretty cool.
    I'm not sure I would go as far as cool. Now that I am aware of this, the more I notice that almost all discussions in the forums here are mostly just discussions between "volunteers."
    05-26-2018 07:44 PM
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