Tell them I've got a dream...
As Saint Alphonzo posted on the boards today, we are happy to announce that we are going to begin using Community Advocates. A Community Advocate - or Helping Hand - is a BowieNetter who volunteers to take on a specific role in the community, whether it's helping out with new members' questions on the message boards, assisting us in the Gallery, gathering news, noting calendar events, etc.
So far we have two Helping Hands, Christine.Schmidt and Frida! They have volunteered to lend a hand, specifically with the Rants & Feedback & Naggers Top Ten Boards, not just in answering whatever questions they can, but also in ensuring that everyone's questions get answered! Thanks, Christine & Frida!
This is also a good time to introduce you to Maggie (actually NaggyMaggie) - NaggyMaggie is not a "CA," she is an UltraStar employee who will be answering general customer service questions on the "Rants and Feedback" message boards. When it rains, it pours! We just want to make sure that all of your questions get answered.
Also, there are a few more Helping Hands positions available. If you are interested in volunteering, just send an e-mail to Saint Alphonzo indicating which CA position you're applying for and include a brief note about why yu'd like to help. The positions we still have open are:
1) Gallery Guru - browse through the Gallery for blank postings, duplicate postings, oversized images, etc. Help determine weekly featured selections.
2) Calendar Cat (Europe) - keep eyes peeled for any upcoming Bowie events in Europe, whether it's on TV, radio, theatre, local entertainment, online, etc.
3) Calendar Cat (U.S.) - same, but for U.S.
4) News Nanny - You'd be hard pressed to find some Bowie related news that we haven't already got our hands on between Total Blam Blam, Spaceface and our other "inside" sources, but - just in case - we want one person to look out for anything we might have missed!
The down side of these positions is that once you agree to become a CA, you will not be eligible to compete in any of the various BowieNet competitions such as the Points Competition, Monthly Lyric Puzzle, etc. etc. I'm sure we can make it up to you, but that's something you may want to consider if you want to volunteer.