Community Update: Forums Facelift, Our All-Star Volunteer teams, and More!

The iMore Community has never been stronger. Let's take a look at some of the recent happenings around our forums!

Greetings all! For those that don't know me, I'm James Falconer, the Community Manager around here and all Mobile Nations Communities. I'm the guy that looks after our forums, newsletters, community events… and the list goes on.

I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to work with our amazing members and volunteers on a daily basis. These folks are 'the bees knees' (as my grandma used to say), and we can't do this without them.

At any rate, I digress. I'll be checking in with community updates from time to time, so let's get this started shall we?

Forums Facelift

The iPhone Games Forum IconAs you've probably noticed by now, an updated look and reorganization has taken place in our forums. New iOS 7 inspired icons and a new structure provide more depth, and make the forums an even better place to be.

We believe the new structure should spark some new and exciting conversations that may have otherwise gone for not. There are plenty of new forums, including an expanded 'Off Topic Lounge' including areas for AAPL Investors, Wearable Tech, and more. Heck, we've even got hot discussions ramping up over rumored hardware, including the Apple Watch, and iPhone 6.

If you haven't checked them out yet, be sure to hop into the forums and let me know what you think.

Our Ambassadors and Moderators

We have two amazing volunteer teams on iMore, and both work closely together. I'd be remiss if I didn't give them the kudos they deserve. They keep the wheels greased, members happy, trolls at bay, and the forums chugging along like a well-oiled machine.

Our Ambassador team writes amazing guides, welcomes new members, answers your questions, and make iMore a super-friendly and rewarding place to be. I'm very proud to say that 'no question goes unanswered' with these folks. Have a question? Ask it, and you're going to be a reply insanely fast. Try it. I dare you.

Our Moderator team keeps the forums chuggin' along. They bust trolls, eradicate spammers, and keep the forums full of fun, lively and respectful discussion. More and more, the iMore moderators are making the forums THE place to go for quality Apple-related discussion. I hope you'll take us up on this and take a look for yourself.

John Yester and JustMe'D, our iMore forums team leaders!

Our moderation team is led by John Yester (left), while our Ambassador team is managed by JustMe'D.

Have a Problem? Ask a Question!

Have you checked out our 'Ask a Question' forum yet? The way this new forum works is quite interesting. Here's the low-down…

First off, you don't need to be a member to use it. If you're logged out, or have never used our forums before, simply head to the forums and take note of the two buttons at the top:

Click 'ask a question' to submit your question to our forums.

If you click 'Ask a Question', this is where the magic begins. From this page you can ask any question you wish, and your question is submitted to the 'Ask a Question' forum where one of our members, moderators or ambassadors will provide help right away. I mean, FAST.

You have questions? The iMore Forums have answers!

A small sampling of questions answered within minutes by our members, Moderators and Ambassador teams.

If you have a question that you need answered immediately, give this forum a spin. And if you appreciate the timely and accurate help from our team and members, why not join us?

Until next time...

If you made it all the way down here, thanks for reading. To say I'm quite excited about the iMore forums and where we're headed is an understatement. If you'd like to join the fun, pop in to our introductions forum and say hi!