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Title: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 20, 2011, 07:13:10 PM

## APK Forum Ambassador Program ##


In an effort to provide the most welcoming, visitor-friendly atmosphere, we’re looking for several active forum members to take on the role of APK Forum Ambassadors. Forum Ambassadors would be responsible for welcoming new members, offering advice on how to begin training safely, and developing the forum to suit the needs of the community.

If you are interested in applying to be a Forum Ambassador, fill out the form below in a private message to me. I will contact you if you have been selected. If you have any questions, you can post in this thread and I'll answer you. :)


Forum Name:
Real Name:
Email:
Age:
Cell Number:
Training Experience:
Why you would be a super awesome Ambassador:



**EDIT: I forgot to mention... You'll get rewarded for you efforts!** :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 20, 2011, 07:26:55 PM

**EDIT: I forgot to mention... You'll get rewarded for you efforts!** :)

Oh ya! Hop on this people :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ashley McCauley on January 20, 2011, 07:58:11 PM
I'd love to do this. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 20, 2011, 08:09:04 PM
I'd love to do this. :)

Sign up!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ashley McCauley on January 20, 2011, 08:10:18 PM
Sign up!

I did. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 20, 2011, 08:39:40 PM
rewards?
pssh
just give me a cool title or an unlimited supply of e-cookies/e-high fives and i'm in!
(a real cookie/T-shirt would be chill to :P)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Matthew Wang on January 20, 2011, 09:09:30 PM
Psh, I don't need an official title to be friendly and welcoming. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 20, 2011, 09:15:25 PM
Psh, I don't need an official title to be friendly and welcoming. :)

Of course you don't!

We expect all participating members of APK to be welcoming! The Ambassador Program is just an opportunity to organize things a little more and provide a more consistent and reliable response to newcomers.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 20, 2011, 09:33:13 PM
You almost had me there Andy, until I realized I'd have to stop being sarcastic =(
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 20, 2011, 09:37:44 PM
You almost had me there Andy, until I realized I'd have to stop being sarcastic =(

Lol, I realized I have to be a little more mature, and slightly less cocky/egotistical... but, thats a sacrifice I'll make.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 20, 2011, 09:44:26 PM
Ha, sarcasm is fine, as long as it's in line with the goals of the program. ;)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 20, 2011, 10:01:08 PM
Yeah but then I have to help people =/

And we all know how much I hate doing that.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on January 21, 2011, 05:41:41 AM
I will change up my forum game, if I were to become one of these. No joke, srz biz.

Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 21, 2011, 06:37:08 AM
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Andy for coming up with this idea and executing it, and to thank everyone who has volunteered. This community is made of people, it is that simple, the more helpful we each are, the better the forum is, and I'm very proud of this forum, the people who comprise it, and the way it is maintained by everyone. With the release of Jump City we'll no doubt have a flood of newly inspired traceurs and freerunners, so being ready to point them in the right direction is crucial!

Thanks!
M2
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 21, 2011, 07:21:54 AM
I will change up my forum game, if I were to become one of these. No joke, srz biz.
Noob, I've been good lately anyway.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Briseno on January 21, 2011, 07:24:36 AM
pm sent :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 21, 2011, 07:34:32 AM
Done :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: 7outlaw7 on January 21, 2011, 07:46:32 AM
id sign up it sound great but my experience level is pretty low so ill just stick to helpin wen possible

p.s. thanks to apk and all the members who r helping ppl to achive there goals
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 07:58:14 AM
Micah and Mumu... No getting off-topic... Just saying.

I think this idea is awesome Andy. I'm sure I speak for those who applied and the rest of the people who use this forum; We care about APK, Parkour and where both of those are headed in America right now. Even if it's just a small part of that picture, we're glad to have the opportunity to help out in any way we can. It's become a part of who we are, we each have something that draws us to do Parkour and we identify with our fellow Traceurs, regardless of all our other differences. This is a close-knit community, I know that I've never gone out of my way to meet with people from other forums I'm a part of, but with this one community I've driven to Columbus several times, I've driven to the other side of PA and now I might be flying to Texas in a few weeks. Why? ((Aside from meeting new people, having fun and training, of course.)) I know that every trip like this, every day I train, every time I drill a technique or lift a weight, I'm learning. All these experiences are teaching me, and right now I want to keep my mouth shut and learn. So that if one day I'm blessed enough to be in the position to speak, I will speak words created from experience and thought, words that build up the community and strengthen the ideals of Parkour. I know that I haven't done the best job of that all the time, but hey, I'm still learning. ;)

I just realized how long and off-topic this post has gotten, so I'm gonna close here...

Awesome idea Andy! Thanks M2!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 08:01:48 AM
A title and a few perks mean nothing.  All it takes is a little time and effort to say what you need to, to help someone new out, to make the forums a nice and welcoming place, to extend a helping hand, to teach others what you know...

I like the idea Andy, but overall I think this should be unnecessary.  It will probably be helpful with the influx of new practicioners as M2 said, but still; I think it'd be even cooler if everyone on the forums agreed to help out wherever they could (as if most of them dont already).  But of course I'm a carebear dreaming of a brighter future. If anyone wants me, the PM button is under my name, and feel free to use it to ask for my cell number.  But seriously, keep the rewards to yourself.  You shouldn't be rewarded for what you should be doing anyways.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 21, 2011, 08:23:47 AM
You're right Kendall, APK shouldn't have to give things away for people to do their jobs. Instead, try not to think of it as payment for doing your job, instead as an appreciation gift. And this system makes for an organized way to do that.

This is gonna be a strange analogy, but think of it this way. Most parents give their young kids prizes for completing their schooling (when they are young), or candy for every time they don't use their diapers :P You should do that anyways right? Then why do parents give them candy?

Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 21, 2011, 08:29:26 AM
A title and a few perks mean nothing.  All it takes is a little time and effort to say what you need to, to help someone new out, to make the forums a nice and welcoming place, to extend a helping hand, to teach others what you know...

I like the idea Andy, but overall I think this should be unnecessary.  It will probably be helpful with the influx of new practicioners as M2 said, but still; I think it'd be even cooler if everyone on the forums agreed to help out wherever they could (as if most of them dont already).  But of course I'm a carebear dreaming of a brighter future. If anyone wants me, the PM button is under my name, and feel free to use it to ask for my cell number.  But seriously, keep the rewards to yourself.  You shouldn't be rewarded for what you should be doing anyways.

BUT KENDALL ...  free stuff ! =3

---

No seriously I agree, but I disagree that people should be doing it as some type of moral obligation.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 08:39:57 AM
Sadly, that's not how it happens Kendall. I know there are a lot of us that help out how we can and we don't want anything in return except knowing that our community is better for it, but as we all see, that leaves a lot of unnecessary "Use the search button" posts and Mods having to move lots of threads. I'm sure most of the people applying are already the ones that have been helping out where they can and asking for nothing in return anyways.

I agree with you though, this probably wouldn't be necessary if it weren't for Jump City.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 08:44:06 AM
You're right Kendall, APK shouldn't have to give things away for people to do their jobs. But whats wrong with a little incentive? Try not to think of it as payment for doing your job, instead as an appreciation gift. And this system makes for an organized way to do that.

The stuff in red sounds terrible... no offense; the stuff in blue is better.
I think I would agree with the idea more if Andy didnt throw that edit in. This 'program' will really point out those who are comitted to helping anyone on the forums.  I may have condisered throwing my name up for consideration until that edit made this something I stand against.  The people who will be signing up are the ones who wont ask for anything in return, they truly just want to help. But I refuse to support something that goes against my beliefs. Dan is right, it shouldn't really be a moral obligation that everyone must obide by, but it's something I'd like to, and that I try to, follow.

Sadly, that's not how it happens Kendall. I know there are a lot of us that help out how we can and we don't want anything in return except knowing that our community is better for it

*sigh* one can only dream...
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 21, 2011, 08:50:36 AM
Actualy super honestly didn't even know there was a reward till I saw the last few posts haha.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 08:53:20 AM
Actualy super honestly didn't even know there was a reward till I saw the last few posts haha.

I'm figuring most people are in the same boat as you, which is why it isnt a terrible idea.  I'm just a stubborn wannabe activist =P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 08:54:44 AM
I'm figuring most people are in the same boat as you, which is why it isnt a terrible idea.  I'm just a stubborn wannabe activist =P

Nothing wrong with that... I suppose.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 21, 2011, 09:07:02 AM
The stuff in red sounds terrible... no offense; the stuff in blue is better.

Fixed
I'm figuring most people are in the same boat as you, which is why it isnt a terrible idea.  I'm just a stubborn wannabe activist =P

Why don't you apply, and if you get it, ask them not to give you the "appreciation gift". Everyone could do that if it bothers you guys that much. But...Andy said you would be "rewarded", and for those of you who get accepted and want to be, you will. 



Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Briseno on January 21, 2011, 09:20:27 AM
Actualy super honestly didn't even know there was a reward till I saw the last few posts haha.
same here. parkour for me isnt about the money or the reward. there have been times when someone tried to pay me for helping them learn and i refused. i just want other people to have the same passion for moving as i do.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 09:24:57 AM
good, than I'm happy the people who are applying have applied
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Chad Zwadlo (Zwadloc) on January 21, 2011, 10:03:26 AM
pm application sent  ;D
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: FreeStyleFox on January 21, 2011, 02:04:47 PM
Forum Name: FreeStyleFox
Real Name: Dale McNew
Email: dale@americanparkour.com  *parkour related emails only*
Freestylefox@gmail.com **All other emails.
Age: 24 soon to be 25
Cell Number:  (765) 536-9275
Training Experience: 6 years
Why you would be a super awesome Ambassador: Because I am FreeStyleFox thats why!!  =P  But I have been on the forum and a mod for ages.  As well as training and teaching parkour for years.  Also I have to much free time.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: FreeStyleFox on January 21, 2011, 02:07:24 PM
PS Good idea Andy.  Let me know if there is anything I can do to help ya out.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Macgyver 0. on January 21, 2011, 04:52:37 PM
Sounds cool, but I dont have enough training experience. Maybe there should be an "APK Missionary", to spread the word of parkour, go to sites, edit wikipedia facts e.t.c  :P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: David Jones on January 21, 2011, 06:12:04 PM
Note to Andy: Phone is broke, number is the same though. Getting a new one in a few in case you try calling/texting.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 21, 2011, 06:39:18 PM
Really? Andy wants to give people an unnamed something (maybe it was a special icon) for helping out ... and you get all "do it for the love" nazi on him? What is wrong with a little incentive? People do things for all kinds of reasons, why are your reasons better than anyone else's? Is offering incentive for people to be extra helpful really such a terrible thing that it's worth arguing? Wanting to be an activist is fine, but what are you fighting against really?

Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 21, 2011, 06:43:01 PM
Really? Andy wants to give people an unnamed something (maybe it was a special icon) for helping out ... and you get all "do it for the love" nazi on him? What is wrong with a little incentive? People do things for all kinds of reasons, why are your reasons better than anyone else's? Is offering incentive for people to be extra helpful really such a terrible thing that it's worth arguing? Wanting to be an activist is fine, but what are you fighting against really?

She thinks people would only be doing it for the incentive, and give mediocre or bad help, only putting in minimal effort.  Since these ambassadors are representatives of the community, it could put apk in a negative light.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 06:46:44 PM
I can understand her fear, but we have to remember who is screening these applications.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 21, 2011, 06:49:35 PM
I can understand her fear, but we have to remember who is screening these applications.

This is also true.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 21, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
Really? Andy wants to give people an unnamed something (maybe it was a special icon) for helping out ... and you get all "do it for the love" nazi on him? What is wrong with a little incentive? People do things for all kinds of reasons, why are your reasons better than anyone else's? Is offering incentive for people to be extra helpful really such a terrible thing that it's worth arguing? Wanting to be an activist is fine, but what are you fighting against really?

I know what you mean, its not worth people pushing their beliefs on others. But if people would be the most happy by doing it without an incentive, is that a bad thing? And the same goes for those who would like the prize. If people don't want the prize, cool, and if they do, cool.

Am I right on that?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 21, 2011, 06:55:31 PM
"Yes, I have no interest in being nice to people, but for a free sticker or water bottle I'll pretend for a while" - is that really a plausible scenario???
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 21, 2011, 07:00:19 PM
@Stevie - of course if someone wants to do it with or without the incentive, that's fine. I'm not saying someone should or shouldn't, to me the fact that they want to help is enough, I just don't think anyone should get uptight about an incentive being offered, like someone getting (say it's a water bottle) to help out has any significance in the universe?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 07:06:13 PM
I'd be cautious about using the word "uptight". While I disagree with Kendall, I understand her concern. However, my faith in those who have guided APK is enough that I don't worry about who they pick to be Ambassadors.

Edit: I don't mean to step on your toes M2, but I just don't want something that I feel could be extremely helpful to the community to start a dispute among the members.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 07:08:02 PM
I have had friends who have did something for charity just to have their name published on a website.
however
knowing this community and the people who are applying, I was kinda extreme in my stances.  Fears are irrational.  Like I said in previous posts, I would've been always been totally fine with it if not for that little added incentive.  I know people are doing it to really help, but maybe I only want people who would apply without even knowing that.  If all the same people would apply and be chosen, then what's the problem?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 21, 2011, 07:25:45 PM
I guess I'm just overly sensitive to people being overly sensitive :P  There are a lot of things in life that are worth fighting for, finding out what you believe in is one thing, finding out what is worth fighting for (and where you fight will have the intended, or better a positive, outcome) is entirely another.

I can guarantee that we are not picking the ambassadors based on who we think wants a prize. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 07:27:23 PM
I can guarantee that we are not picking the ambassadors based on who we think wants a prize. :)

see this is what I totally overlooked initially.  my b =P
my argument was pretty much dealing with those applying, when in reality they'd never have the opportunity due to the transparency of their lame intentions
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on January 21, 2011, 07:28:22 PM
GROUP HUG!!!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kyle on January 21, 2011, 07:39:02 PM
Hm, interesting. Curious, but how do you determine if someone is eligible for this? Post count? In any case, I do like to help where I can, but I'm not frequent enough. I also have a tendency to push buttons, whether buttons pressed were meant to help I would leave to someone elses decision.

In any case, still interesting. Would like to see who gets it and why.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 21, 2011, 07:41:19 PM
Hm, interesting. Curious, but how do you determine if someone is eligible for this? Post count? In any case, I do like to help where I can, but I'm not frequent enough. I also have a tendency to push buttons, whether buttons pressed were meant to help I would leave to someone elses decision.

In any case, still interesting. Would like to see who gets it and why.

Its most definitely not going to be by post count. APK is monitored by many Mods and Admins, who see pretty much everything that goes down on here. They know who are the right people ;)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 21, 2011, 07:41:32 PM
Hm, interesting. Curious, but how do you determine if someone is eligible for this? Post count? In any case, I do like to help where I can, but I'm not frequent enough.

post count means nothing, it's about quallity not quantity =P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kyle on January 21, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
post count means nothing, it's about quallity not quantity =P

My comment was mostly sarcasm or a joke, depending on how you take it.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: David Jones on January 21, 2011, 07:51:11 PM
Look at it this way, whoever is dedicated to these positions will make it so that you can spend more time in socialize :D
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Macgyver 0. on January 21, 2011, 07:57:45 PM
How many Ambassadors will you be accepting?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kyle on January 21, 2011, 08:02:49 PM
IF these Ambassadors do a good enough job that I have to spend my time in Socialize... Please do not do that to me.

In any case, I trust our mods and admins to choose wisely. I'm just giving them a hard time. Regardless of the choices (and admittely, I won't be applying), I'll still be doing what I can to assist.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 21, 2011, 09:21:33 PM
oh lawd
now it's gonna be srs bsn
Honestly, Mumu will do what Mumu is told if you beat Mumu with stick.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on January 22, 2011, 05:57:32 AM
oh lawd
now it's gonna be srs bsn
Honestly, Mumu will do what Mumu is told if you beat Mumu with stick.
It's true, I've done it before.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 22, 2011, 07:48:22 AM
Quote
I'll still be doing what I can to assist.

Right on!!

This doesn't mean that anyone else can't or shouldn't continue to be friendly, it's basically just another level that will allow new people to easily recognize some people as being there specifically to help.

Everyone should continue to be their usually friendly and helpful selves. Some people will just be beaten if they don't  :-Sarcasm

Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Evan Blanc on January 22, 2011, 03:12:38 PM
PM sent.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Seth on January 22, 2011, 04:48:33 PM
I signed up!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: DevintheNinja on January 22, 2011, 05:51:49 PM
pm sent
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 22, 2011, 08:03:30 PM
Everyone should continue to be their usually friendly and helpful selves. Some people will just be beaten if they don't  :-Sarcasm
I think this means I got the job...



as APK punching bag :P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Smith on January 23, 2011, 12:41:14 PM
Always wanted to be a moderator, this is just as good as a shot I can get.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on January 23, 2011, 12:43:56 PM
Always wanted to be a moderator, this is just as good as a shot I can get.

insert cynical grin here
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Seth on January 23, 2011, 01:59:54 PM
Why so serious Kendy?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: John George 'JG' on January 23, 2011, 10:46:42 PM
Why so serious Kendy?

The Kendy conversation ended two pages ago.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on January 24, 2011, 12:14:27 AM
I think that it's a super idea.  I don't think that for a second that anyone here would seriously stop being helpful because it wasn't their "job."  I figure that most of the people here have perhaps "coached" a friend or stranger on something parkour-related.  Did you do it for some reward?  Probably, but the reward is in the satisfaction from seeing someone else learn something new.  We are all here because we have a passion for movement, and I think that whatever "incentive" might be involved would be as a nod of acknowledgement for the process of "being the official welcome mat" for APK.

It would give everyone who wanted to a chance to say, "Welcome to the community, and if you have questions about the forums, feel free to talk to *ambassador's name* or just ask around.  Someone will be glad to help."  I would imagine that you all feel about the same as I do...I'll be glad to welcome everyone with open arms, as long as they are actually looking for help, or fellow traceurs/traceuses, or anything else in the world of information.  If I don't know, I'll bet that someone does.  It would be nice to have a forum version of the lady who brings a box of homemade cookies over to your house when you move into a new community.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 24, 2011, 12:31:01 AM
I think that it's a super idea.  I don't think that for a second that anyone here would seriously stop being helpful because it wasn't their "job."  I figure that most of the people here have perhaps "coached" a friend or stranger on something parkour-related.  Did you do it for some reward?  Probably, but the reward is in the satisfaction from seeing someone else learn something new.  We are all here because we have a passion for movement, and I think that whatever "incentive" might be involved would be as a nod of acknowledgement for the process of "being the official welcome mat" for APK.

It would give everyone who wanted to a chance to say, "Welcome to the community, and if you have questions about the forums, feel free to talk to *ambassador's name* or just ask around.  Someone will be glad to help."  I would imagine that you all feel about the same as I do...I'll be glad to welcome everyone with open arms, as long as they are actually looking for help, or fellow traceurs/traceuses, or anything else in the world of information.  If I don't know, I'll bet that someone does.  It would be nice to have a forum version of the lady who brings a box of homemade cookies over to your house when you move into a new community.

Yes! This is the idea.

I think you all will like this. It's going to be more legit than I originally intended, so I have some more work to do. I'll post an update with more information sometime this week.

For anyone interested in applying, go for it! It doesn't hurt, and you can always turn it down later. Don't decide against it before I give out all the info!

Applications will be accepted indefinitely.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Seth on January 24, 2011, 05:45:58 PM
The Kendy conversation ended two pages ago.

I was referring to the post above mine where she said "Insert cynical grin here"
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 24, 2011, 06:30:27 PM
Alright whatever you say...Jag. ;D

So when will we know if we've been selected or not?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 24, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
Alright whatever you say...Jag. ;D

So when will we know if we've been selected or not?

The results will be out soon enough. And did you see that I called him Jag on FB?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 24, 2011, 06:52:32 PM
Nah, when I PMed him a while back it showed that as his username :) haha
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 27, 2011, 03:38:50 PM
I love this! I usually welcome at least one new person a day, and for the past week, everyone has already been welcomed before for I can do it. Its obvious that people really want to help out! People are even helping out knowing that they might not get picked. Good job guys! You're all winners. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 27, 2011, 04:11:17 PM
I love this! I usually welcome at least one new person a day, and for the past week, everyone has already been welcomed before for I can do it.

Heheh...this is going exactly according to plan...soon we the common forum people will steal the moderators jobs one by one until we can crush them with the foot of judgement!  Mwahahaha!  MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
...
Sorry, did you hear that?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Seth on January 27, 2011, 04:29:28 PM
Heheh...this is going exactly according to plan...soon we the common forum people will steal the moderators jobs one by one until we can crush them with the foot of judgement!  Mwahahaha!  MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
...
Sorry, did you hear that?

Yeah, you sort of said it out loud.  Though some might have mistaken it for a very long cough.  *cough cough*
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 28, 2011, 11:27:19 AM
Just an update for everyone,

The first round of Forum Ambassadors will be announced on Sunday, January 30th. I'll post the names of those selected in this thread, as well as sending a PM to each of them with more information.

Thanks to everyone who applied!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on January 28, 2011, 05:11:33 PM
Just an update for everyone,

The first round of Forum Ambassadors will be announced on Sunday, January 30th. I'll post the names of those selected in this thread, as well as sending a PM to each of them with more information.

Thanks to everyone who applied!
I'm almost 100% positive I won't be chosen for this.  :-X
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 28, 2011, 05:13:24 PM
I'm almost 100% positive I won't be chosen for this.  :-X

Positive attitude Micah.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 28, 2011, 05:14:28 PM
Believe in yourself and anything can happen, Micah.  The storm clouds in your head will clear off and a brilliant ray of sunlight will illuminate your consciense with purifying and positive energy.

Whoooaa that was the deepest thing I've ever written! :D
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Patrick Witbrod on January 28, 2011, 05:39:19 PM
Wow I leave for a few days because of a nomenclature test and you create a new ambassador thing. I think that's a great idea that makes a lot of sense. Good luck whoever gets it. I would have applied had I been on. 
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 28, 2011, 05:41:14 PM
I'm pretty sure you can still apply Patrick!  If I'm not mistaken they said they'll be accepting applications indefinately :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Jordan Strybos on January 28, 2011, 06:28:11 PM
I'm pretty sure you can still apply Patrick!  If I'm not mistaken they said they'll be accepting applications indefinately :)

Yeah, I feel like Andy said that exactly, only he spelled indefinitely correctly.

Applications will be accepted indefinitely.

... ;)

Go for it, Patrick, we're all rooting for you!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 28, 2011, 06:53:46 PM
Grammar Nazi'd...this explains why I have a B in english.

Go for it, Patrick, we're all rooting for you!

Speak for yourself Jordan.  I hate that Patrick kid...always butting in where he isn't invited and trolling the forums...I hope Andy Permbans that punk.

Wait what?  No I didn't say anything.  PLEAZ PIK ME 2 B AN AMBACADORE!!1

(But really I love you Patrick <3 ;D)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Seth on January 29, 2011, 04:34:17 PM
Wait what?  No I didn't say anything.  PLEAZ PIK ME 2 B AN AMBACADORE!!1

I second this motion.  For Shay and I both.  (proper English!!)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Evan Blanc on January 29, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
Will PM notifications be sent to those accepted before or during the posting of the list here? If before, will the time difference be significant?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 29, 2011, 07:33:46 PM
Will PM notifications be sent to those accepted before or during the posting of the list here? If before, will the time difference be significant?

PM/Email will be sent around the same time as the announcement. Any time difference is not significant, and no immediate response is necessary from the selected individuals.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 29, 2011, 08:42:59 PM
I know I'll be choses
(seriously... I slipped Andy a bribe :P)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: parkourman1234 on January 30, 2011, 05:11:08 AM
ohhh yea i signed up and i am waiting to here back! but i need to know if anyone lives in the kernersville/oakridge area because i need someone to train with
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 30, 2011, 05:28:02 AM
Hey, Parkourman!  You'd probably get more help if you posted this in the Welcome board (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,184.0.html) but now that you already posted here whatever haha :).

Kendersville and Oakridge are North Carolina right?  Check out the North Carolina (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,81.0.html) board if you haven't already.  Good luck with finding someone and you can PM me if you need any help in anything!  Train safe!

EDIT: Wait, I just saw that you posted there already and didn't receive a response :P. Sorry man, you might have to wait a while for one haha.  But if you didn't mind going a bit far every once in a while you could hit up Virginia, home to traceurs like Knox and Andy Tran, and they also have a Primal Fitness parkour gyn there I think!  So...good luck :) Haha

Oh and PM if you have any further questions so we don't derail the thread :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 30, 2011, 01:55:49 PM
Congratulations to the following members on being selected as APK Forum Ambassadors! They will serve as Ambassadors for a term of 3 months, with the possibility of more permanent positions based on their participation.

Ashley McC
Joe Brock
Dan Kelley [Dan MacLeod]
Jordan Strybos
Shyamsundar Subramanian [Shay]
Ryan Nicolai

We're looking forward to what this program will offer to new members and the community as a whole.

Also, do not be discouraged if you were not selected. There were tons of applications [definitely more than expected] and it was a tough decision. More Ambassadors may be added or substituted as the program develops.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Smith on January 30, 2011, 02:08:07 PM
I AM  :'(
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: David Jones on January 30, 2011, 02:10:36 PM
Congrats people :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Jordan Strybos on January 30, 2011, 02:11:20 PM
Nick, I'm guessing that you're being sarcastic, but in the chance that you aren't, don't be upset! As Andy said, we're only here for 3 months, and then it's a level playing field again for the next selection round.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kyle on January 30, 2011, 02:28:47 PM
Congratulations, people.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on January 30, 2011, 02:30:09 PM
Congrats everybody!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Hazim Salem on January 30, 2011, 03:17:20 PM
Congrats to everyone who got the position! :D

On another note, those who didn't receive a title shouldn't be upset. You don't need no silly title to go post in the Welcome Boards. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Jordan Strybos on January 30, 2011, 03:35:51 PM
i wasn't.......

Use your temporary frustration as inspiration! As Hazim's post said, this doesn't mean that you can't be just as helpful, if not more so, than we are. You will definitely get noticed if you keep a positive attitude and do your best to contribute to this community.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Dan Elric on January 30, 2011, 03:58:30 PM
Frustration in what exactly?  The lack of some green stars and a member title?

You all can do exactly what we can.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ashley McCauley on January 30, 2011, 05:40:33 PM
Thanks! :D

Just want everyone to know that I'm in Seattle for the week and probably won't be on much. But I will still contribute all I can. :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on January 30, 2011, 05:46:12 PM
Thanks! :D

Just want everyone to know that I'm in Seattle for the week and probably won't be on much. But I will still contribute all I can. :)

Make sure you stop by Parkour Visions while you're there!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: hfksla on January 30, 2011, 07:10:14 PM
oh thank god they have higher standards than micah and i :P
congrats guys
especially my brothers and sisters
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on January 30, 2011, 09:45:37 PM
Thanks, Andy, I'll try my best to not be any more useless than normal.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Patrick Witbrod on January 30, 2011, 10:21:27 PM
Congrats everyone I'm sure you'll do a great job. And Good job Andy I'm sure it was tough going through all those applications.

btw shay I did end up applying. I just never had a chance to post back saying I had i was tired but thanks for pointing that out i definitely missed that post. 
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Shyam Subramanian on January 31, 2011, 02:39:46 AM
No problem Patrick! :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on February 01, 2011, 08:56:52 AM
Havent had a chance yet to say congrats to the chosen ambassadors.  But be warned...

ima be watching you all making sure none you corrupt >=]
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Evan Blanc on February 02, 2011, 03:54:20 PM
At what intervals do Ambassadors change? Was it three months?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on February 02, 2011, 04:01:39 PM
At what intervals do Ambassadors change? Was it three months?

Roughly, yeah.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Andy Keller on February 02, 2011, 05:22:28 PM
Removed a bunch of unnecessary posts.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Anias Zig Zag Reed on February 02, 2011, 06:52:49 PM
Since I didn't get to say it before congratulations to all the ambassadors. I know Andy made a good  choice in picking all of you.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 08, 2011, 10:02:44 AM
All right people, guess what?! The forum registration was recently fixed so we have new members piling in! Out of the current Ambassadors that we have only a few are still active. That means we need more! If you're interested, let us know.

For those of you who haven't read the original post on page one, here it is. It will give you an idea of what you'll be doing (if you're accepted), and also let you know how you can become an Ambassador!


## APK Forum Ambassador Program ##


Quote from: Andy Keller
In an effort to provide the most welcoming, visitor-friendly atmosphere, we’re looking for several active forum members to take on the role of APK Forum Ambassadors. Forum Ambassadors would be responsible for welcoming new members, offering advice on how to begin training safely, and developing the forum to suit the needs of the community.

If you are interested in applying to be a Forum Ambassador, fill out the form below in a private message to me (Stevie Leifheit). I will contact you if you have been selected. If you have any questions, you can post in this thread and I'll answer you.


Forum Name:
Real Name:
Email:
Age:
Cell Number:
Training Experience:
Why you would be a super awesome Ambassador:


Important-Make sure you PM me your application. The original Ambassadors had to send it to Andy, but since he's busy with college right now, I'm taking over this for a little while.


Many will enter, few will win...
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Vagabond on September 08, 2011, 08:54:05 PM
Sounds cool, but I need way more experience and a lot more training.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: David Jones on September 09, 2011, 07:03:31 AM
Sounds cool, but I need way more experience and a lot more training.

For forums? No, no you don't.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: forthestego on September 09, 2011, 07:36:21 AM
Are the ambassadors responsible for greeting the other ambassadors for becoming new ambassadors? o_o
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 11, 2011, 07:07:02 AM
Are the ambassadors responsible for greeting the other ambassadors for becoming new ambassadors? o_o

Haha


Keep the applications coming guys! You don't have to be a super popular member to apply.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on September 11, 2011, 11:44:57 AM
You don't have to be a super popular member to apply.

Seriously, being a forum ambassador is super easy.  You just need to want to make people feel welcome and help them find out their way around.  It's an easy job, and if you need help, Stevie will gladly help you. ;)

Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 16, 2011, 04:35:57 PM
Congrats to the new additions of the Ambassador Program, A-SkyfiOriginal, Nick Smith, and Sarai Brock!


To those not accepted, don't be discouraged, you'll have another shot very soon!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on September 16, 2011, 06:53:24 PM
Congrats to the new additions of the Ambassador Program, A-SkyfiOriginal, Nick Smith, and Sarai Brock!
Denied, again.

: |
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Sarai Brock on September 16, 2011, 07:55:07 PM
Woot Woot.... gonna get my welcome on... :)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 17, 2011, 07:03:02 AM
Congrats all! I'll be haunting this program until I get my chance! =P haha
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on September 17, 2011, 06:16:17 PM
Nick Smith is an Ambassador...?

I quit APK again. He has no idea what he's talking about. Ever.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 17, 2011, 09:54:11 PM
Nick Smith is an Ambassador...?

I quit APK again. He has no idea what he's talking about. Ever.

Oh, c'mon parkour panda! Chipper up!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on September 18, 2011, 02:17:22 AM
Nick Smith is an Ambassador...?

I quit APK again. He has no idea what he's talking about. Ever.
Lmao, oh the good ol' days.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Smith on September 18, 2011, 05:20:01 AM
I've changed.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on September 18, 2011, 09:27:06 AM
Since when do ambassadors need to know stuff?   :-Sarcasm

Nick stepped up and helped me welcome a ton of new faces when I was covered up with GenFit, my own training, etc.  To that, I say "thanks Nick."

Edit:  I thought that I'd throw out the great "Catch 22" to APK Staffing in general.  To excel at the training itself, you must be ridiculously dedicated to improving physically.  The counter-part to that is that there is also a need for taking the time to sit behind a computer to share information about the process.  These things are not really complementary, and so many of us have to set apart time during the day to help others who are beginning a journey into the things that we'd rather be doing with our time.  Caring about sharing the art is really the only reason that any of us should be here.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 18, 2011, 12:08:11 PM
Edit:  I thought that I'd throw out the great "Catch 22" to APK Staffing in general.  To excel at the training itself, you must be ridiculously dedicated to improving physically.  The counter-part to that is that there is also a need for taking the time to sit behind a computer to share information about the process.  These things are not really complementary, and so many of us have to set apart time during the day to help others who are beginning a journey into the things that we'd rather be doing with our time.  Caring about sharing the art is really the only reason that any of us should be here.

Me gusta
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on September 18, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
Edit:  I thought that I'd throw out the great "Catch 22" to APK Staffing in general.  To excel at the training itself, you must be ridiculously dedicated to improving physically.  The counter-part to that is that there is also a need for taking the time to sit behind a computer to share information about the process.  These things are not really complementary, and so many of us have to set apart time during the day to help others who are beginning a journey into the things that we'd rather be doing with our time.  Caring about sharing the art is really the only reason that any of us should be here.
So, I meet all those requirements; what do?
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 18, 2011, 07:16:04 PM
Just be happy for him, brother. I'm sure you'd eventually get your chance to be an ambassador. Why argue over it? Its only 3 months =P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on September 18, 2011, 07:54:27 PM
Just be happy for him, brother. I'm sure you'd eventually get your chance to be an ambassador. Why argue over it? Its only 3 months =P
Not arguing, just if that's the criteria for it; it's kind of shitty criteria. Since just about everyone here does that.

:shrugs:
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 18, 2011, 07:57:41 PM
Not arguing, just if that's the criteria for it; it's kind of shitty criteria. Since just about everyone here does that.

:shrugs:

ah.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Micah. on September 19, 2011, 05:41:06 AM
ah.
I'm going to try not to get into it; pointless for the fact my posts would either be removed, or the thread would be locked.

'Grats to  the two who got the position (Sara and Sky).
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on September 19, 2011, 06:01:22 AM
So, I meet all those requirements; what do?

I am not saying that this is the criteria, just an interesting issue with staffing.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 19, 2011, 09:49:50 AM
Nick Smith is an Ambassador...?

I quit APK again. He has no idea what he's talking about. Ever.


So you think he's not qualified? Oh well, because we think he is.

My journey on apk started almost two years ago, and that's about when my training started too. After 4 months of really posting on here I was promoted to Global Moderator. I wasn't ready for this, but I got the job none the less. And about 4 months after that, I got Administrator. I wasn't ready for this either. But I've learned on the job, and I personally don't think I've screwed to much up (others might argure :P ).

Nick has been training for almost as long as me, if I can be Admin, he sure as heck can do the simple job of welcoming people to this site.



I'd also like to let you guys in on how we choose people for the job. They have to have three things- Passion, drive, and a visible commitment to the site. Those three criteria are a choice by the individual, knowledge of parkour and how the site works can be taught. The three members we chose met all of our criteria, therefore they qualify for the job.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 19, 2011, 09:54:30 AM
I'd also like to let you guys in on how we choose people for the job. They have to have three things- Passion, drive, and a visible commitment to the site. Those three criteria are a choice by the individual, knowledge of parkour and how the site works can be taught. The three members we chose met all of our criteria, therefore they they qualify for the job.

Pretty straightforward requirements! Fingers crossed for next time. =P

Thanks, d00000000ds.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Jordan Strybos on September 19, 2011, 10:57:43 AM
In addition to what Steve said, if you have personal complaints against the decisions made by the staff, feel free to send us personal messages to voice your complaints, but please try to refrain from publicly declaring who you think is and isn't worthy of certain responsibilities.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 19, 2011, 11:46:06 AM
In addition to what Steve said, if you have personal complaints against the decisions made by the staff, feel free to send us personal messages to voice your complaints, but please try to refrain from publicly declaring who you think is and isn't worthy of certain responsibilities.

Yes, great point Jordan. Thanks for adding that!
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Kendy on September 19, 2011, 03:25:03 PM

So you think he's not qualified? Oh well, because we think he is.

My journey on apk started almost two years ago, and that's about when my training started too. After 4 months of really posting on here I was promoted to Global Moderator. I wasn't ready for this, but I got the job none the less. And about 4 months after that, I got Administrator. I wasn't ready for this either. But I've learned on the job, and I personally don't think I've screwed to much up (others might argure :P ).

Nick has been training for almost as long as me, if I can be Admin, he sure as heck can do the simple job of welcoming people to this site.


I sent Joe a facebook message which pretty much summed up my views; however if you'd like me to personally poke holes in your specific arguments, feel free to message me as well ^.^
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Smith on September 19, 2011, 03:43:09 PM
I'm so hated.  :P
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Joe Brock on September 19, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
I sent Joe a facebook message which pretty much summed up my views; however if you'd like me to personally poke holes in your specific arguments, feel free to message me as well ^.^

Nah, this subject needs to be dropped.  Stevie/Jordan, if you guys would like, I can forward you the message.  On the other hand, I don't see how it will change anything.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Sarai Brock on September 19, 2011, 05:32:48 PM
I'm so hated.  :P

Haters gonna hate g.....

PS.  I don't know you well enough to hate you.... I'll let you know in the future if I think you're hateable... ;)
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Nick Smith on September 19, 2011, 05:39:29 PM
Haha alright sounds good.
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Ian Want on September 20, 2011, 02:23:24 AM
I'm so hated.  :P

If it makes you feel any better I only hate you a little.

Jk! haha
Title: Re: APK Forum Ambassador Program
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on September 20, 2011, 05:43:40 AM
I'm going to go ahead and lock this now. We'll open it back up when it comes time for more replacements. Thanks everyone for your interest.

If you have any comments or concerns please feel free to PM me.