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Random Acts of February


Hello friends! It's been a minute since we celebrated some Random Acts of Community, so let's make it happen.

Firstly, you may have (but hopefully not) noticed a spam message or two in your community travels.  One of the unheralded tasks of our Atlassian Community Leaders is to help us moderate spam.  One of the most important things they do is check our queue of moderated content to make sure nothing legitimate has fallen into the spam trap.

I dug into the metrics, and the person who did this the most in February was our own @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_! Nic already has the Random Acts badge, but he deserves a shoutout anyway for doing this helpful work to make sure all our users can post their content. Thank you Nic! <3 

Our second winner this month was nominated by Community Leader @Kat and it is none other than @Darryl Lee! Darryl posted this really cool way to self-serve your community content. Random, useful, and creative, definitely worthy of this exclusive little badge.  Congratulations, Darryl! 

Next, we have @Dirk Ronsmans, nominated by fellow leader @Liam Green for going above and beyond in being helpful and responsive. When I asked him for an example of a thread where Dirk did that, he sent me a bunch of them! Here is just one example of Dirk going back and forth with a user until his issue is completely solved.  Thank you for truly going above and beyond, Dirk.

And last but not least, we have @Dave Liao who has stepped up along with @Mandy Ross and @Grace Chang  to run the Enterprise group on community. This graph shows activity in the group before Dave took over, and afterwards.  I think it speaks for itself, don't you? If you work for an enterprise, definitely go check out the amazing content there!

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That's all for now, but my inbox is always open for nominations. You can reach me at 

Happy March!


Dave Liao Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

@Monique vdB - thanks for the recognition! I've been meaning to contribute to the group, and now that I'm part of this Community (officially), I appreciate that little extra bit of encouragement.

Congrats to the whole team for doing what we do - whether or not we're paid to do so, it's obvious that we're all delivering with a high level of quality. 💪

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Mandy Ross Community Manager Mar 01, 2021

@Dave Liao thanks for being our group leader! You inspire us every day! Also want to give props to @Clark Everson for being an active part of that group as well! Can't wait to see the content you all deliver in March! 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Mar 01, 2021

Does anyone remember a time when @Dave Liao, @Dirk Ronsmans, and @Liam Green weren't a part of the Leader fam? Yeah, me neither.

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Dave Liao Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

@Erica Moss - in five months it'll be two years since we met! Ahh, in the Before Times... 😂

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Yay!  I had no idea that I was dipping into the quarantine and pulling out genuine non-spam questions that much!

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Grace Chang Atlassian Team Mar 01, 2021

@Dave Liao is a rockstar!! 

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Dave Liao Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

@Grace Chang - takes a rockstar to know one!

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Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

Thank you @Monique vdB and @Liam Green !

Consider me humbled, this is one of those things I would never have expected to receive :) but proud to be recognized!

@Erica Moss how do you mean? We're such low profile, introvert and quiet people :D

@Dave Liao congrats! While I don't understand half the concepts you talk about I somehow always end up reading it anyway!

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Great! Congrats everyone!

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Darryl Lee Community Leader Mar 02, 2021

Thanks everyone - honored to be in such esteemed company.

Regarding my little idea...

I wonder if Atlassian could ask (as a customer) if Khoros could provide more useful metadata that I was talking about, like the Timestamps, Tags, Products, etc of all of our posts.

As mentioned previously, I've posted on Khoros developer forums, but... that didn't seem to go anywhere.

Ah, I found another of their forums. Perhaps I'll try there. :-}

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Mar 02, 2021

Congrats Everyone!

These are very well deserved!

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