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Silicon Valley Community Leaders
Overview of Duties

What We Do

  • Our primary role is to help homesteaders, to make our neighborhood community oriented, and a clean and safe for all visitors.
  • Act as "good will ambassadors" for Yahoo!.GeoCities/ SiliconValley.
  • Answer all mail within 24 hour business hours. Such as Homesteader Questions about GeoCities, HTML, Utilities, and just about anything else they may have questions about.
  • Review sites for compliance with the Page Content Guidelines.
  • Review sites for Featured Page/Award Content.
  • Provide weekly reports about activities as a SVCL
  • ALL Community Leaders must participate in a one week training, that takes approximately one hour per day. An exam is given at the end of this training.



All Community Leaders are asked to participate in at least one of Teams below, in addition to their regular Community Leader duties.
Chat/Forum Team
This Team helps monitor our Chat Rooms and the Forums, doing their best to keep them pleasant to be in.
Clean Up/Watch Team
This Team provides a very important service to our neighborhood. Some very dedicated Community Leaders make sweeps of each of our suburb looking for possible Award Pages, Recruits for the SiliconValley Community Leader program and also violations to the Y!G guidelines. They work to keep our streets clean and make SiliconValley a place we are proud to call home.
Community Leader Applicant Review Team
This Team reviews new applications before they go to the voting booth. New applicants are counseled and advised of ways to better their chances before they face the voting booth.
Community Leader Mentor Team
This Team is a group of experienced Community Leaders that give freely of their time to train those applicants that are approved after entering the voting booth for the position of Community Leader.
Community Leader Recruiting Team
Ever wonder just how we found you? New Community Leaders are always required for the largest neighborhood in Yahoo!.GeoCities.
Community Page Development Team
This Team takes care of the SiliconValley Community Center pages and is constantly looking for new ways to make the SiliconValley pages more informative to all that visits or is a part of SiliconValley.
Graphics Team
This Team designs graphics for homesteaders and for the SiliconValley related pages.
Homesteader Support Team
This Team handles advanced questions from homesteaders, or questions that were unable to be answered by the Community Leader receiving the question from the homesteader.
International Support Team
This Team offers assistance in the homesteaders native language. They have members that speak, read and write different languages. When you find a website that you can't decipher and Bablefish can't help, then chances are the International Team can.
New Community Leader Orientation Team
This Team assists and answers questions for newly appointed community leaders. New Community Leaders receive additional information from this team, they get shown the ropes and learn the tricks 'n' tips from experienced Community Leaders that will give them help in adjusting to the needs and demands of the homesteaders. If you feel you have stuff to share with New Community Leaders then this is the Team for you.
News and Reviews Team
This Team is a dedicated group of Community Leaders who maintain our online cyber-zine! They consist of writers, editors and just all around good people. Putting in endless hours of work to make sure we look good. They are always looking for writers and talent.
Special Events Team
This Team is responsible for upcoming contests and/or special events in SiliconValley. This team is always looking for new and fun things to try and do here.
Teen Team
This Team is a Team of Teens for Teens, this is a group of teens that has joined together and formed their own Team, if you, are a Teen in SiliconValley then this Team is for you.
Valley Pride Award Team
This Team is responsible for finding the best of the best, the very best homepages that SiliconValley has to offer - "The Pride of SiliconValley"
Welcoming Team
This team has the task of greeting each new Silicon Valley homesteader when they move in and provide information helpful to getting them set up in SiliconValley.....they also provide some assistance, etc. and are averaging approximately  4000+ new homesteaders a week moving into SiliconValley. 


What We Are Looking For

We are looking for people who have the time to devote to our neighborhood, who have at least some basic knowledge of HTML and web page basics, good communications skills, and a basic desire to help others. If you are looking to join this program purely for personal gain, then this program is not for you. If you truly wish to help others and contribute to the Community, then we would love to welcome you to our team.


Things That Make A Good Leader

  • A sense of humor
  • A desire to help people, homesteaders and other leaders alike
  • A desire to make a difference in your community
  • Patience
  • Common sense
  • Willingness to work with other people, not in competition
  • Not taking things personally when faced with a difficult person
  • You're good with people
  • You don't hate writing Email
  • You recognize your need for a rest to avoid burnout
  • Willingness to set an example even in difficult circumstances
  • You remember you're human and just do the best you can
  • You remember others are human and are doing the best they can


What You Need To Do

Read all of the above and the Community Leader application. Make sure your page meets all of GeoCities Page Content Guidelines and that every page has a link back to GeoCities or the SiliconValley. Fill out the application and submit it. We will review your application and your home page as a group, and will get back to you with a response as soon as we can. Please keep in mind that we are all very busy, both in and out of Silicon Valley, so it may be a week, before you hear back from us.


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