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What's the "community reporter"?

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November 13, 2011 10:27:24 AM

On at least one known user's account, I see "community reporter" below their avatar. My question is, what does this mean and how does one get it?

As a side but somewhat related note, I've also seen "Intel Enthusiast" or something.

I'm just curious, that's all.

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a c 211 å Intel
November 13, 2011 1:02:09 PM

Community reporter is moderator in training.

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November 13, 2011 9:14:44 PM

Sort of, but not necessarily. A Community Reporter is a highly active member of the forum in good standing with the staff who takes on the additional responsibility of looking for and posting interesting news in their respective sections. They help engage more discussion. CRs are also "role models" and are required to uphold the forum rules and general forum etiquette, and must avoid posting nonsensical or inflammatory replies because their posts will be held in higher regard by others due to their custom title (I'm not sure why but that is always the case).

CRs do sometimes become moderators at a later stage but this is not always the case. Some don't fit the role well. Some don't want the added responsibilities. Moderators are subject to the same requirements above (apart from the new reporting) but to an even greater degree. A moderator's post will quite often be taken as gospel truth by newer members when we are not inherently more or less correct than anyone else, but because of this we need to watch what we say ;) 
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November 13, 2011 11:42:43 PM

Very good description. Thanks. That's all I wanted to know.
November 13, 2011 11:42:52 PM

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a c 386 å Intel
November 14, 2011 10:05:39 PM

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