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Last Update: December 27, 2020

Hi WA Family, hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy.

I would just like to make a comment on all the help I get from the live chat forum.

Unfortunately, I do not feel this resource gets the recognition it truly deserves. If I need a quick answer to a problem I may be having I go to, "Live Chat". It takes less than a minute before I have my answer. There are many knowledgeable individuals who seem to be on this forum on a regular basis. There are times I just go on live chat to read the questions and learn from the answers. If I am able, I will contribute.

The other part of the live chat is, I find it quite refreshing. I can chat with my friends, find out how they are. Get to know them better.

What I have not seen is these members getting any credit for the countless people they help. I know they are not doing it for credits, but my gosh I have seen chats go on for an hour on occasion where members try to find a solution to another member's problem(s). They do this with patience and persistence.

Once in a while, I go on to the page where it shows our WA ranking. It disappoints me to see some of these members not ranking higher than where they are. I encourage you to visit live chat and you will recognize the quality and knowledge shared on this forum.

Yes, there is a friendly chat that happens when no one has a question that needs to be solved. Live chat contributes to great building blocks of a great friendly helpful community. Yet, I feel the contributions offered are not given the same recognition they deserve. I really hope in the New Year these contributors to WA will be given some sort of credit for all the help they offer. I am certainly thankful for the live chat, and the members that are there to answer my questions.

What is all this text without a great saying? I think we all need to adjust our sails from time to guide our vessel in the right direction.

Thank you and all the very best,

Michael

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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Michael, I LOVE Live Chat!!

People like Shannon, Joe, Chrystopher and Diane who are there every day supporting and helping.

I also agree that these members should be ranking much higher for the support that they provide.

I do try my best to drop in often but cannot take the kind of credit that our regular LC members deserve.

Thank you for the recognition and a great post.

Cassi
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lesabre Premium
Hi Cassi,

I too think the members you have mentioned plus other contributors, too many to name should be ranking higher.

I just do not think these members who are so important and contribute so much of their time helping others get the recognization they deserve and that is disappointing. Live chat is an essential resource for all WA members.

Michael
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
I fully agree, Michael!

Cassi
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Jaz333 Premium
I couldn't agree more Michael! I have learned a ton visiting live chat! When I first started here with WA my referrer didn't offer a whole lot of guidance but there were a few friendly faces in the live chat that took me under their wing, so to speak. Without their help and support I do not believe I would still be here; their selfless help has been greatly appreciated!

Now that I am a little more experienced I try to pay the kindness of those members who helped me forward, helping out where I can. The live chat is truly one of the greatest resources we have here at WA, and certainly one of the quickest ways to receive answers to questions. It's great of you to shine a light on it :)

By the way, I absolutely love your quote!

Best, Shannon
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Hoping you can take me under your wings Shannon tegarding Live chat
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lesabre Premium
Hi Shannon,

I see you on live chat quite often helping with answers to numerous questions. Paying it forward. I certainly have learned a lot from you and am very grateful.
I hope the light is bright enough to really enable credit be given to everyone that takes an active role in welcoming new members, helping old, and new members, and responding with quick answers. It is also a great place to get to know the WA community.

Thank you and all the best,
Michael
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi Simone ... I'm happy to try to answer any questions I am able to :)
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Jaz333 Premium
I try to help when I can and I agree, I have made several friends here within the community via the live chat too.
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JasonKang Premium
Hi, Michael.
I never visited the "Live Chat".
But, it sounds like a great place.
I will visit there in the near future.
By the way, the quote you introduced is quite touching and convincing.
We don't need to be discouraged because we can't change the direction of the wind. Instead, we are encouraged to adjust our sails to reach our destination.
Thank you, and have a great day.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Jason, I think you will like the live chat. Appreciate your comments.

All the best,
Michael
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CarlaNavarro Premium Plus
Hi Friend as usual your post is right on. I must say i have not spent as much time there 8n the past but will start as part of my New Year to do here st WA.
Wishing you a great week and a very prosperous NEW YEAR!!!

Your friend
Carla
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lesabre Premium
Hi Carla, I think it would be nice if you spend some time on live chat. Love the emoji.
I wish you a Great week and all the Very Best in the New Year.

Your friend,
Michael
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JoeRebisz Premium
You're always welcome :)
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philmedia Premium Plus
A really good shout out Michael, I normally only go on to help fellow members when the more experienced people are not online. There are great talented people here who give of themselves.

I was very disappointed this week however that I was referred to as a joke for not answering quick enough and I also got swore at.

There have been a few instances of this as of late.

It goes over my head but this should never be tolerated and members new or not who do this or make sarcastic remarks should take a long look at themselves as they are operating a business on a highly regarded platform.

It is a fantastic resource where people give of their time and this should be appreciated. An excellent reminder, all the best, Phil
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JoeRebisz Premium
Are you serious, you've been sworn at? You're one of the people, I believe Michael is talking about!!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Phil,
I have seen you on live chat and I know you contribute a lot. I have learned a few things from you, thank you.

Unfortunately there will always be those who have a sense of low self esteem that make them feel more secure about themselves by making rude inappropriate comments. It has happened to me both on live chat and on comments.

I do not think these people are around with WA anymore.

Like everything it has to be measured on a scale. The good stuff always outweighs the bad. Chances are someone who is not satisfied with themselves may try to take out their frustrations on somebody else. Always know you are better than them.

All the best,
Michael
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
You do a great job in the live chat Phil. You have helped me a few times for which I’m very grateful.
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