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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 21st Sep 17, 5:13 PM
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    MSE Andrea
    New board guides needed. Can you help us?
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    • 21st Sep 17, 5:13 PM
    New board guides needed. Can you help us? 21st Sep 17 at 5:13 PM
    Hi everyone,

    We’re looking for new, volunteer Board Guides to join our current, fabulous team.

    The boards we'd like new board guides on are:

    Marriage and Families
    Debt-free Wannabe
    Credit Cards
    Budgeting and bank accounts
    Mortgages
    Loans
    Insurance
    Grabbit

    If you’re interested please first read the info below fully to be clear on what we ask our Board Guides to do. Then, if you feel you'd like to help us out on this board please click reply to let us know which boards (at least three) you’d like to cover, in order of preference. We can’t promise we’ll be able to offer exactly the boards you want but we want our board guides to be reading boards regularly so we’ll do our best to match you up with your choices.

    What does a Board Guide do?

    They have a number of key tasks:
    • Firstly, and most importantly help us at MSE show people where to find what they’re looking for. So, where someone says asks a question, post links to the relevant MoneySavingExpert.com researched content if we have it and/or most useful forum threads.
    • Posting about new offers/deals/news story suggestions
    • Encourage forum members to use the spam button and to delete spam
    • Merge / close discussion threads
    • Help keep threads running smoothly and on-topic.
    • Where a thread has become contentious move it to our invisible 'sin bin' and report it to the Forum Team.
    • Where a post breaks our rules report it to the Forum Team.

    You can read more details on what we ask Board Guides to do here.

    What doesn’t a Board Guide do?

    Board Guides are not moderators.

    Board Guides can’t see forum reports and don't deal with contentious/illegal issues – if they see something that could be a problem they report it to MSE’s Forum Team using the report button / direct email in the same way as everyone else.

    Do Board Guides need to be experts?

    No. On some boards a specialist knowledge is very useful, and is very helpful for understanding what’s going on but for many just being interested in the subject is enough.

    Do Board Guides need to be tech savvy?

    No, not at all. You just need to understand how the forum works, how to delete spam and how to report posts.

    How much time does MSE expect Board Guides to be online?

    We know you’re here and using the forum regularly because you love it and want to help other people save money.

    If you’re kind enough to volunteer and we've asked you to be a board guide we’d expect you to be posting as frequently as you already do so you’re visible and available for forum members to contact you. Of course, this is a volunteer role, though, and you have a life in the real world. If something’s happening and you can’t get on the Forum just let us know.

    Volunteer

    Board Guides need to be active on at least three forum boards.

    If you’ve read the info above and can help us out regularly please let us know which boards (at least three) you can help cover in order of preference.

    Last but not least, thank you! We massively appreciate the help our current (and past) board guides give us and we'd be really excited to hear from other forum users wanting to help us
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 21-09-2017 at 5:20 PM.

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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 21st Sep 17, 11:29 PM
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    • #2
    • 21st Sep 17, 11:29 PM
    • #2
    • 21st Sep 17, 11:29 PM
    Bump this post.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there, and delete spam.
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
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    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 22nd Sep 17, 8:09 AM
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    • #3
    • 22nd Sep 17, 8:09 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 8:09 AM
    Hello There Andrea


    I have been active in the following boards and would be willing to lend a hand if required.


    Debt-free Wannabe
    Loans
    Credit Cards (Although I'm not nearly as active there as the first two, but can do more as and when needed)


    I know I've only been here a year, so if other more long standing members object then I will understand. If Sourcrates is willing to assist, I would gladly liaise with them to help out as Sourcrates is the dab hand around these parts.
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 22nd Sep 17, 10:09 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 10:09 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 10:09 AM
    I seem to of taken on Fermi`s mantle here.

    Although there are 6 board guides listed on this forum, only myself and Westie983 are currently active regularly.

    Its an interesting hobby, but does require a certain commitment.
    Last edited by sourcrates; 22-09-2017 at 10:11 AM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there, and delete spam.
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
    For Legal advice see : http://legalbeagles.info/
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 22nd Sep 17, 10:22 AM
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    • #5
    • 22nd Sep 17, 10:22 AM
    • #5
    • 22nd Sep 17, 10:22 AM
    I seem to of taken on Fermi`s mantle here.

    Although there are 6 board guides listed on this forum, only myself and Westie983 are currently active regularly.

    Its an interesting hobby, but does require a certain commitment.
    Originally posted by sourcrates

    Indeed, you do a great job here and your experience has helped lots of DFW peoples.
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 25th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
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    • #6
    • 25th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
    • #6
    • 25th Sep 17, 12:20 PM
    Bump again, anyone else interested in becoming a board guide ?
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there, and delete spam.
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
    For Legal advice see : http://legalbeagles.info/
    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 26th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
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    • #7
    • 26th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
    • #7
    • 26th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
    I'd do it in a flash for DFW & the diaries board but I'm not active enough on other boards to qualify.
    MORTGAGE FREE 30/09/2016
    Sainsbugs 0% card: 22/12/16 £1229.00/£544.67 (17/10/17)
    • MerryGoRoundAvoider
    • By MerryGoRoundAvoider 28th Sep 17, 11:12 PM
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    • #8
    • 28th Sep 17, 11:12 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 11:12 PM
    Why do you need people active on a lot of boards?

    I'm not active enough on here to assist but it seems strange to have the requirement of being active on 3 boards.. not helpful I know, sorry...
    Mortgage debt status:
    Jun 2012: £ 206,749.00
    Jan 2015: £ 175,919.14
    Jan 2016: £ 164,248.62 (target was 166,000)
    Jan 2017: £ 150,206.48 (target was 150,000)
    Jan 2018: £ 137,500
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 29th Sep 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 2:05 PM
    Hi all, to answer the "active" question...

    We're seeing many people asking questions on the forum that our guides on the main site answer yet they're not aware of them. The guides, blogs, news stories, deals etc have been fully researched (the Editorial team has spoken to the companies) and are updated regularly.

    We need many more board guides to help our current ones go into those discussions, chiefly on boards they're board guides in and know well already, and reply to them with links to MSE content so the person gets their question answered.

    Thank you to everyone that's volunteered! Keep your offers coming

    Andrea
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 29-09-2017 at 2:11 PM.

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    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 1st Oct 17, 8:45 AM
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    fredandwilma
    Hi all, to answer the "active" question...

    We're seeing many people asking questions on the forum that our guides on the main site answer yet they're not aware of them. The guides, blogs, news stories, deals etc have been fully researched (the Editorial team has spoken to the companies) and are updated regularly.

    We need many more board guides to help our current ones go into those discussions, chiefly on boards they're board guides in and know well already, and reply to them with links to MSE content so the person gets their question answered.

    Thank you to everyone that's volunteered! Keep your offers coming

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Ah, that explains why the bee gees have been resurrecting old threads. Very old threads.
    Fred - Where's your get up and go?

    Barney - It just got up and went.



    Carpe diem
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 10th Oct 17, 1:18 PM
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    I'd do it in a flash for DFW & the diaries board but I'm not active enough on other boards to qualify.
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    If you're on DFW you'd automatically cover Diaries and Challenges but we would ideally like someone who can cover a couple of the other boards too and signpost people to MSE content without cutting down on posting.

    See what you think. Personally I think you'd make a great board guide

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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 10th Oct 17, 1:21 PM
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    Ah, that explains why the bee gees have been resurrecting old threads. Very old threads.
    Originally posted by fredandwilma
    The age of the thread doesn't matter if the content would still apply today. There are loads of threads on the Old Style board that are timeless, it doesn't matter when they were originally posted, the tips can still be used

    We're also putting some older content out on Twitter, Facebook etc so you might see more being bumped up as new people come to the Forum

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