There have been questions in the past about the necessity of services on a forum. Requests, response and comments have proven there is indeed a need and grouping request from the forum keeps the forum clean of additional info, CABs and mirror request, leaving place for helpful and more valuable comments in the topics. There have been also questions about the "service dream team" that is running these services. Beside an earlier poetic
approach I will try to present to you the Mobilism service dream team: andree and Guy1731, better known under the abbreviations a & G
or G & aAndree
joined Mobilism on Tue Aug 08, 2006. He is an employee and has a lot of interests. He is what you can call a real "gadget" freak with knowledge about computers, pdas, phones and playing consoles. He joined Mobilism, like the most of us, after discovering this wonderful site while seeking for software for his PDAs and phone. Andree is also active member in other forums, but somehow Mobilism seemed to have something more that kept him hooked and made him come back frequently. On Aug 03 2007 he decided to give something back to the site and made a donation to become VIP
But still, that wasn't enough. His natural kindness and willingness to help other users - or maybe he was aware that I was waiting for someone like andree to help me - made him join the service room and on Aug 12 2007 he became my first Service helper
on the site. Andree did a wonderful job. I know I'm to young to retire, but the idea crossed my mind... He reactivated the Services responding to additional help, CAB extraction and mirror providing and updated the Programs history
topic on his own. Amazed by his skills and motivation, he was promoted Service manager
on Nov 14, 2007 - announced HERE
- and received soon after that, on Nov 22 the Full moderator status
on Mobilism. If it was me, I would have given him immediately a medal, but who am I...
Andree is one of our most valuable members who manages to combine his services duties with moderating the forum and participating actively in projects, contest and other activities.You can ask him almost anything - I do! - and he will help you. If he can't help you, he can for sure show you the way where to find a solution to your query. I call him my personal "Service Swiss knife
". Amongst his activities on the site, we noted some hilarious interventions in my "birthday"
topic, he participated to the "first PPCwarez"
quiz, an active (and talented!) writing contributor to the "Story of John"
and the "jokes corner"
, and he is also my precious backup in managing contests and betting. I probably forget a lot, but any place you visit on this site you will find andree's spirit.
Andree joining the services & contests allowed me to expand my creativity and motivates me to write and release new projects, contests and other activities on the site. Yes, we owe all that to him too. The downside of this partnership is of course that andree can't participate any more to the contest we organize and manage hand in hand, but I hope this is compensated largely by the joy and pleasure to be able to do this together. At least, that is for me.
Hehe, one last thing: when he joined Mobilism andree used to sign his posts with "^nDre
"... I never asked him what made him change his signature...andree, this site owes you a lot,
you are the best partner I ever got..
. - Guy1731
Guy1731 joined Mobilism Aug 26, 2006, and became VIP on Aug 31.