Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Forums, moderators and a growing community

Anyone browsing through the country specific forums over the past few days may have noticed the following post:

Expat Focus is looking for more volunteers to act as moderators and help build our online community. If you have some experience of expat life (you don't need to be an expert) and would like to help others then we'd love to hear from you.

The main role of a moderator at Expat Focus is to make new members feel welcome, encourage discussion and ensure our acceptable use policy is adhered to.

All our moderators have different reasons for volunteering their valuable time but the one thing they have in common is a desire to build a friendly, welcoming community where members are able support each other through the often difficult process of moving to and living in a foreign country.

I'm very happy to say there has already been a great response to the above with new moderators coming on board for a number of forums. However, there are still forums which are fairly quiet at the moment and which could benefit from the knowledge and experience of some kind-hearted souls!

If you think helping to build our forum community is something you might like to get involved in please get in touch for more details.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our existing moderators who volunteer so much of their time and energy and have helped innumerable expats over the years. Moving abroad can be a very difficult time for many people - you make it a whole lot easier...

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