Community Challenge 35: Ambassador Challenge to Empty the Community Treasure Chest

Who could it be? :slight_smile:

@southpaw … jk @dandroid . Enjoy your new OnePlus phone! :slight_smile:

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I know who it is. Kinda reminds me of a banana. :grinning:

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I am enjoying it! Just activated it today (Monday)! Very nice upgrade from my Moto G(6). And, a fresh battery is always nice! :cellphone: :grinning: My prior three phones were all Motos, so this will take a little more getting used to.

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The keys to the swag chest are now in the hands of @rolandh :slight_smile:

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Whew! Lucky for me, @rolandh is a morning person, so I can spend this evening catching up on all the packages and DMs.

And in case anyone is reading this topic and wondering… yes, the people who have been selected for prizes are indeed saying thank you. Since I have to DM them privately to get personal info like T-shirt sizes and shipping addresses, they have been coming back to those private messages to send a “thank you” once the prizes arrive.

The @Ambassadors are doing a great job of picking out winners, and we’re making a sizeable dent in the contents of the Community Treasure Chest.

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Thank you @Burusutazu for the handoff of the keys!

My route to Republic was somewhat indirect in that before doing more than lurking here, I was active in the Community of Republic’s then sister service and now sadly defunct RingTo. For those unfamiliar with RingTo, it was a Google Voice like service operated by Bandwidth.com. Bandwidth is also Republic’s former corporate parent.

I’m also Community’s resident OBF (obnoxious Boston sports fan). In particular, I’m a hockey fan and, therefore, a die hard Boston Bruins fan. I hope folks will forgive me the OBF status. It’s not my fault as I grew up in the Boston area before relocating to South Florida (yay, it’s hurricane season).

Anyway enough about me. It’s time to put @southpaw back to work sending out swag. My first pick for swagification is @Obie for their question in: Potential Alternatives to Extend Home.

It certainly doesn’t hurt @Obie’s cause that they’ve liked a number of my posts though inexplicably they’ve liked more of @louisdi’s. :clown_face:

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Very cool @Burusutazu!! Thanks for the swag!! :heart:

Welcome to the area :smiley: We really like it here!

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Thanks @rolandh,

Yeah… I’ve got nothing else to do! :laughing:

This was the scene in my car this morning…

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Oops, sorry, I figured you were all caught up! :wink:

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Today’s pick is Community newcomer @brentonc. Brent was kind enough to bring his question regarding availability of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 to the Community here: Galaxy s21 back in stock?. While this was Brent’s first Community post I do note, he’s been a member since August of 2014.

While he may not have gotten the precise answer he was looking for, hopefully, he came away with a solution. To me, Brent’s question is a powerful example of what Community does everyday, that is members helping other members. Should he (and others who might be lurking) have questions in the future, I hope Brent (and they) would be comfortable bringing them to Community.

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Today, we have some :sunglasses: cool :sunglasses: RW swag for @cynthiah.7o2j9q! @cynthiah.7o2j9q was having some difficulty getting Google’s Play Store app to cooperate in updating the Republic Wireless app on her Moto G7 Play: Cannot update Republic Wireless app - clicking on prompt gets to "try again".

In particular, I wish to thank @cynthiah.7o2j9q for initially being willing to tolerate questions in response to her initial inquiry. Troubleshooting often requires gathering additional information before a meaningful solution is found. She deserves bonus points for providing a screenshot in response to my screenshot. :slightly_smiling_face: Discourse’s (the software powering Community) relatively easy ability to share screenshots is one of my favorite features.

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Will @southpaw singlehandedly make USPS profitable?

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Doing my part, man! Doing my part! And it’s not junk mail!!

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Just a few million more packages! You can do it! :rofl:

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@rolandh,

One of your winners has graciously declined the prize package, encouraging us to pass the gift along to another Republic member, so your challenge has now been increased, and you will get to select one additional winner before passing off the key :key: to the Community Treasure Chest.

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That being the case, I’ll make what might seem an unconventional pick in @caysea. @caysea isn’t an obvious pick since they last posted in 2018: Google Voice, International Calls.

I’m able to see @caysea is actively lurking because they like my (and others) posts with some frequency. The active lurking suggests to me @caysea despite infrequent posting continues to find value in Community. @caysea is a long-term member since July of 2012. Should they ever have another question not answered by lurking, I hope they’ll jump back in and would encourage others lurking to do so as well. As mentioned in my introductory post, I started in Community by lurking, so one never knows where seemingly humble origins might lead.

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Thank you! Appreciate the “shout out.”

The wife and I (we both have RW phones) are not smartphone power-users, but we enjoy following the Community forums both for the free exchange of technical information, as well as the interesting and valuable exchange of ideas and suggestions.

Although our landline (yes; we still have one) has a “long-distance” calling plan, we very much appreciated rolandh’s excellent tutorial on using an RW phone for calls outside North America.

Many thanks.

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For my final two swagification picks, I nominate @pirate96 who recently posted about helping a family member serving in South Korea here: Republic Phone in South Korea.

And, returning to Potential Alternatives to Extend Home, I nominate @royrose for his helpful participation and shared interest in Extend Home.

Both are long-term members as well.

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Thank you @rolandh, and I have contacted everyone who has been picked as a winner so far, though I have not heard back from everyone.

With those final picks, I believe you’ve handed over the Community Treasure Chest key :key: to @johnny5 so he can close out this challenge.

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I just replied privately. I was most definitely fun to be picked.

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