The previously public usergroups – PR Managers, Theme Artists, and Graphic Artists are no longer joinable groups. These groups along with Symbianize Gurus will now serve as acknowledgment or classification for members who made special contributions to Symbianize. These contributions may require some skills, knowledge, sincerity and determination.Inclusion to the group depends on member’s posts. Below are some guidelines on how members are classified.

Symbianize Gurus – members who help other members on their inquiries (mostly technical). Those who provide tips and tutorials are also candidates for this group.

PR Managers – members who constantly help Symbianize grow by promoting and referring it to other non-members. Number of referrals and links from other sites (posts from Promote Symbianize) is also part of the criteria for this group.

Theme Artists – members who are skilled in making phone themes using the Nokia Theme Studio or other official theme making software and willing to share their creations.

Graphic Artists – members with sufficient knowledge on photo editing and graphic design and willing to share their creations.

To complete the list, here are the 3 other groups…

Elite Members – members with significant forum contributions to Symbianize. Those who earned 500 or more reputation points automatically promoted to this group.

Symbianize VIPs – members who made financial contributions to Symbianize. Their donations help the site to pay for ever increasing bandwidth cost, hosting fees, and avail added services for the benefit of everyone.

Moderators – moderate the forums to maintain orderliness and uphold the Forum Guidelines. Some may consider them as the most powerful users in any Forum since they can manage any post or thread within their assigned forums or sections and may ban any member. A member must be friendly, fair, tolerant, familiar with the forum guidelines, and possesses forum awareness to qualify for this group. Reporting bad posts increases the chances of being chosen, warnings or infractions decreases those chances.

Unlike the previous setup, inclusion to the group is now permanent. Except of course if a member is banned or no longer active for a very long time. Since group membership is now permanent and requires no tasks or responsibility, the promotion will take longer than usual (compared to the previous setup for PRMs, GAs, and TAs). With this new system, hopefully members will focus on Symbianize’s main purpose which is helping and sharing, and not just distinction or title.

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