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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 21st Sep 17, 5:16 PM
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    New board guides needed. Can you help us?
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    • 21st Sep 17, 5:16 PM
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    New board guides needed. Can you help us? 21st Sep 17 at 5:16 PM
    Hi everyone,

    We!!!8217;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

    If you!!!8217;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!!!8217;d like to cover, in order of preference. We can!!!8217;t promise we!!!8217;ll be able to offer exactly the boards you want but we want our board guides to be reading boards regularly so we!!!8217;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!!!8217;re looking for. So, where someone says asks a question, post links to the relevant 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!!!8217;t a Board Guide do?

    Board Guides are not moderators.

    Board Guides can!!!8217;t see forum reports and don't deal with contentious/illegal issues !!!8211; if they see something that could be a problem they report it to MSE!!!8217;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!!!8217;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!!!8217;re here and using the forum regularly because you love it and want to help other people save money.

    If you!!!8217;re kind enough to volunteer and we've asked you to be a board guide we!!!8217;d expect you to be posting as frequently as you already do so you!!!8217;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!!!8217;s happening and you can!!!8217;t get on the Forum just let us know.


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

    If you!!!8217;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 5:22 PM.
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