The Ambassador Games
Last Update: Jun 3, 2023
I've been honored to be an ambassador now for 18 days.
I've noticed many bizarre things of which I'll be discussing. But before I get to that, a huge thank you to those of you who pushed me into being an ambassador.
Unlike some I'll be alluding to here, my efforts and your appreciation of them has been genuine. I'm humbled and thankful you have taken me in your circle(s) and honor me in such a way.
It seems to me some are coveting the ambassador status so much you view it as some bizarre twist of the Hunger Games, hah hah.
So here are some of the bizarre things I've seen.
Shortly after I made ambassador, I took a peek at the questions section. I don't always have an answer, but every now and again I do.
I saw a question asked in someone else's question thread and I knew the answer. So I answered it.
I was shocked when I saw the same person asking the question again, so clicked the link to the thread.
Imagine my surprise when
I see they deleted their initial question with my answer and had asked it again.
Not satisfied after a short while their question remained unanswered, they preceded to ask it yet again in that thread. Color me shades of
I WONT BE IGNORED, from the Fatal Attraction movie.
And what is up with this next maneuver.
You go to a post, it has a few comments and certain ambassadors will have just left a comment. Their comment barely a moment or two old has like 3 or 4 upvotes, none of the other comments has one upvote.
Y'all know we can see this RIGHT?
Made even more absurd when the comment itself lacks any real depth, especially when the other comments DO.
Now I'm not saying you're definitely using alt accounts to give almost simultaneous upvotes to yourself almost everywhere you go. It's possible there is collusion instead between several members. But it would have to be coordinated as we don't know where others are commenting if we haven't commented there ourselves.
Don't even get me started on the TROLL accounts that suddenly become more commonplace once one gets noticed around here. I've had two already in the short time I've been ambassador. I don't have any affiliate links yet to WA, so odds are it's someone from here who now feels I need discouraged.
Y'all taking this way to seriously.
To the point you damage your own brand and the brand of ambassador.
If you believe that somehow blatantly manipulating algorithms makes for a good ambassador, when everyone with eyes can see what you're doing you might have some issues.
Being an ambassador is something that should come naturally.
I can't speak for the criteria of what makes one, as it astounds me that I find myself with the rank. I attribute it to many of you really.
I say this as one who KNOWS there are many many many (did I say many) folks ranked worse than myself who have done more for this community, provided so much help and kindness I'll NEVER CATCH UP.
Just to name a few, DianeScorpio, ParthaB, EdwinBernard etc.
Somehow Eric Cantu isn't even an ambassador. That guy is like the best official trainer the site has in my opinion and he isn't even in the zone somehow.
No way no how have I ever provided a drop in the bucket compared to him and so many others here.
I say all of this last part for a reason.
The real ambassadors have no need for a number next to their name for ALL OF US to know who they are.
And by the same token, we have no need to know who is gaming the system, or steeped in ignorance who have the number.
Looking at folks like Partha, who writes some of the most detailed keyword strategies I've ever seen. His workhorse Diane (hah hah) who has been one of the leaders here, yet again now with the AI prompt tutorials.
In the latter case, she really woke me up to this whole AI business. I've researched it a lot, and there are folks right now making mad money at what is called prompt engineering. Don't believe me, just Google it. I see some freelancers who are charging 50-100.00 an hour for their time on this.
The platform itself is designing classes on this, and while we wait Diane, Phil and a few others are blazing trails in this and taking their valuable time to share the results with us.
THAT'S REAL AMBASSADORSHIP!
So for those of you who are so desperate you make a mockery of the title with your over the top easily visible gaming, take a deep breath and relax. It wouldn't be the end of the world if you drop a few ranks to someone who deserves it more. And others who see the games being played might regain some respect.
Just my thoughts on the matter.
A huge thank you to the real ambassadors of this site, even if there isn't a number saying you are. We see you and thank you for the many gestures you make day in day out here on our behalf.
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