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I was contacted by one of the current Blizzard MVPs Sixen about adding his story here. I believe Sixen is the first MVP from when Blizzard brought back the MVP program. He said he would post his story after a while but when he approached me he seemed to want some kind of interview. If anybody wants to put together a list of questions to ask the current Blizzard MVP feel free. Otherwise, I will just try to get the current MVPs to post there stories here as well.

I have noticed there are 2 types of MVPs currently and I don't see a clear distinction in the forums powers of either. One type of MVP is World of Warcraft - started in 2005 definitely the spirit of the MVP program but unleashed on WoW. The other is Battle.net forums MVPs, Tech Support and others it seems.
 
I am working on fixing the links from the main index. When I fix them I put a Link Fixed note by them. I am also adding and reorganizing stuff.
 
If anybody wants to put together a list of questions to ask the current Blizzard MVP feel free. Otherwise, I will just try to get the current MVPs to post there stories here as well.

  • When did you joined The Helpers Forum?
  • How did you become a MVP?
  • What events have you participate?
  • What makes you motivated to become a MVP?
  • Have you ever been contacted by Blizzard?
  • Do your friends knew that you are a MVP in real life?
  • Would you keep your identity a secret in real life, if you had a chance?
  • One horse-sized duck, and One hundred duck-sized horse, which one would you choose?
  • Do you ever plan on retiring as a MVP in the future?
  • What are your thoughts on WoL?
  • What are your thoughts on the upcoming HotS?
  • What makes you want to log on to The Helpers Forum? Is it for reading the Headline News?
  • Any thoughts on the current active members of The Helpers Forum?
  • How did you meet The_Helper? Is it before you are MVP, or after?
  • Have you met other MVPs in real life?
  • Have you ever get in touch with other retired MVPs?
  • Do you have other game interests outside of the Blizzard community?
  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask?
 
  • When did you joined The Helpers Forum?
Feb 2, 2007
  • How did you become a MVP?
Blizzard picked him from the Blizzard forums. One of the Blizzard reps who were on the forum noticed him. He apparently convinced them to restart the program.
  • What events have you participate?
  • What makes you motivated to become a MVP?
  • Have you ever been contacted by Blizzard?
  • Do your friends knew that you are a MVP in real life?
  • Would you keep your identity a secret in real life, if you had a chance?
  • One horse-sized duck, and One hundred duck-sized horse, which one would you choose?
  • Do you ever plan on retiring as a MVP in the future?
  • What are your thoughts on WoL?
  • What are your thoughts on the upcoming HotS?
  • What makes you want to log on to The Helpers Forum? Is it for reading the Headline News?
  • Any thoughts on the current active members of The Helpers Forum?
  • How did you meet The_Helper? Is it before you are MVP, or after?
We met shortly after he was the first MVP. Blizzard contacted me about being MVP again when they were starting the program up again because of Sixen and his comrades but I declined as I was too busy to be in the Blizzard forums and on these forums.
  • Have you met other MVPs in real life?
I know he has contact with Dinobot.
  • Have you ever get in touch with other retired MVPs?
  • Do you have other game interests outside of the Blizzard community?
  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask?
 
Sorry for the late reply guys, been a bit busy with IRL (graduating from college in a few months!) but I definitely want to contribute to this "MVP/Forum archive," if you will, it's been something I've been working on for years, :). This in mind, I want to do it right and not miss out on anything, as I personally feel like the history here is awesome. Soon(TM) for sure. I'll also make sure to touch on each of the interview questions tom posted above, <3.
 
<3, realized Sixen and I are to be graduating in a few month. Hm..., I smell conspiracy.
 
> When did you joined The Helpers Forum?

When did you join* :p

> What events have you participate?

have you participated in* (Also, I think that question is pretty vague)

> Do your friends knew that you are a MVP in real life?

Do your friends know* that you are an* MVP

> How did you meet The_Helper? Is it before you are MVP, or after?

Is it before you became* MVP. Also, no underscore.

> Have you ever get in touch with other retired MVPs?

Have you ever got* in touch

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:p
 
> When did you joined The Helpers Forum?

When did you join* :p

> What events have you participate?

have you participated in* (Also, I think that question is pretty vague)

> Do your friends knew that you are a MVP in real life?

Do your friends know* that you are an* MVP

> How did you meet The_Helper? Is it before you are MVP, or after?

Is it before you became* MVP. Also, no underscore.

> Have you ever get in touch with other retired MVPs?

Have you ever got* in touch

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:p
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  • The Helper The Helper:
    News portal has been retired. Main page of site goes to Headline News forum now
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I am working on getting access to the old news portal under a different URL for those that would rather use that for news before we get a different news view.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Easily done
    +1
  • The Helper The Helper:
    https://www.thehelper.net/pages/news/ is a link to the old news portal - i will integrate it into the interface somewhere when i figure it out
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Need to try something
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Hopefully this won't cause problems.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Hmm
  • Ghan Ghan:
    I have converted the Headline News forum to an Article type forum. It will now show the top 20 threads with more detail of each thread.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    See how we like that.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I do not see a way to go past the 1st page of posts on the forum though
  • The Helper The Helper:
    It is OK though for the main page to open up on the forum in the view it was before. As long as the portal has its own URL so it can be viewed that way I do want to try it as a regular forum view for a while
  • Ghan Ghan:
    Yeah I'm not sure what the deal is with the pagination.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    It SHOULD be there so I think it might just be an artifact of having an older style.
  • Ghan Ghan:
    I switched it to a "Standard" article forum. This will show the thread list like normal, but the threads themselves will have the first post set up above the rest of the "comments"
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I don't really get that article forum but I think it is because I have never really seen it used on a multi post thread
  • Ghan Ghan:
    RpNation makes more use of it right now as an example: https://www.rpnation.com/news/
  • The Helper The Helper:
  • The Helper The Helper:
    What do you think Tom?
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I will have to get used to this.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    The latest news feed looks good
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I would like to see it again like Ghan had it the first time with pagination though - without the pagination that view will not work but with pagination it just might...
  • The Helper The Helper:
    This drink recipe I have had more than a few times back in the day! Mind Eraser https://www.thehelper.net/threads/cocktail-mind-eraser.194720/

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