Torch bearers throughout history are way showers.
Greece made famous their torch bearers through the Olympics.
Elysium Gates torch bearers continue the tradition by helping to orientate new members to
all the ins and outs of Elysium Gates. Contact them with your questions.
They love to help new people and make them feel a vital part of the community.
Their leader is the Goddess Pandia.
Giving back, helping others, participating.. these are things that Elysium Gates strongly
believes in and therefore we make every effort to encourage and support those of like mind
through a variety of volunteer programs that are administrated by the Foundation.
Torch Bearer Duties:
Go thoroughly through all the Elysium Gate
pages, it will help you with understanding the site and being able to help
others more readily (your main duty as a Torch Bearer!)...plus you can
tell us of any glitches you find! Also please jot down any FAQ that
come to mind as you are shmoozing around.
Add an Elysium Gates guestbook and counter
to your site (so you can help others to do so). Make sure it works!
You must check your firstname.lastname@example.org
account everyday and answer emails within 24 hours. If there is some
reason you will not be able to answer your mails, forward your mail to
Create a page about your Torch Bearer (make
up a tall tale!), also include a biography of yourself and links to your
personal site. The format should be similar to the history/bios of
the staff that can be found linked to: Mt
Olympus after you have created the page(s), notify Kythera
Ann who will link it here and on the area site. Be sure to add
your page to the Torch Bearer ring (below).
Always be aware of your area site at http://elysiumgates.com/area/0
and the corporate portal to your area which is found at http://elysiumgates.com/area
Kythera Ann will send a .zip file of the HTML for these pages. When
you have changes you make them on your copy and email the HTML page(s)
affected back to her. The format and graphics of these pages MUST
be maintained the same as it is now. You are free to change text
as needed with what the Muse and Oracle of your area decide.
Also you can add pages to the area site continuing the current design and
maintain them (if agreed to by the Muse and Oracle of your area) ...such
as perhaps a calendar of area members birthdays, anniversaries...or
e-cards to send members, etc. You are responsible for the help.html
of the site, keep it up to date! Any graphic or sidebar modification
of these pages that you need including new graphic page titles, please
Kythera Ann. All changes
need to be sent to her as .html files. Remember to include any extra graphics. Never mess with
the coding for the side bar unless specifically instructed to change something.
Kythera will will send you the original art
for your Torch Bearer that Iris created ...you may adapt the art for a
When the Muse and Oracles for your area are
on holiday you will also temporarily be in charge of the area ring.
All area Muse and Oracle mail will be redirected to you, the Torch Bearer,
by Pandora until their return. If you are administering the
area ring, Kythera will send you further instructions.
Be sure to add the area ring and Elsyium Gates
ring to your personal site on Elysium Gates, they both should reside on
Forums: Each of you are required to
take 3 message boards (minimum) to post to twice per week. In your
forum preferences, it would be nice if you set up the message boards you
are assigned to automatically email you everytime there is activity on
them, this will help jog your mind to write to them often and respond on
these boards. Of course feel free to participate in all the forums
as you'd like...but you must minimally work the ones assigned.
Remember you can log in as your volunteer
aliases and your web site identity, so you can talk to yourself on these
boards if you really want to go crazy *grin* You will be assigned
your 3 forums by Pandia.
You must send a welcome letter to each new
member. Pandia will notify you of new members and send you a sample
letter you can adapt. Remember to cc Pandia the letters you send
to new members! It's how she knows the new members are being taken
care of in an expiditious manner. If the member responds with a question,
answer them promptly or find out who can. Again cc Pandia.
You need to send a letter of friendly inquiry
to your area members every three months. Make sure they are happy
and inquire if you can help them with anything. Pandia will send you a smaple
letter you can adapt.
Sign guestbook if available of area members
at least twice a year.
Encourage people to join Elysium gates through
signing guestbooks, message boards, rings and newsgroups on the net. Pandia
will give you appropriate samples. At least one of these items should
be done each week.
You need to be sure to congratulate members
on the forums for winning featured site status, same with new member sites
once they are up.
You must send your area members a birthday
card and cards for all the holidays. Also announce their birthday
on the general and area message boards, encouraging people to sign their
guestbooks (which you of course have already done!).
Help the Muse, Oracles and Pandia in any way
you can, stay in close contact with them..
Volunteer Message Board
You are the area cheerleader, welcome wagon
and information desk for your area, so be active, enthusiastic and follow
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