I'm delighted to announce a further improvement to our existing forums with the introduction of two new roles - forum leaders and community manager.
Forum leaders are taking over from the old role of moderator but the change is not purely cosmetic. Whereas moderators have typically been tasked with dealing with some of the less savoury issues of forum management (removing spam, dealing with disputes etc.), forum leaders will also be trying to encourage new members to participate and suggesting new ways in which we can all help each other meet the challenges of expat life. You can recognise forum leaders by their avatar (the picture displayed next to their forum posts).
The role of community manager is intended to support and co-ordinate the activities of forum leaders and also to take a higher level view of all our community based activities here at Expat Focus.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Carole (username "piglet") to the role of community manager and I'm sure she'll do an excellent job of strengthening the Expat Focus community in 2010 - I know she already has a host of exciting ideas which I'm looking forward to seeing introduced!