Since Live Chat started, over 1000 people have helped us in at least one chat, and over 200 have been regular helpers. We have answered almost 50,000 total chats (between 600 and 1000 each week), with 10 to 20 people answering chats weekly. As we get close to two years of offering Live Chat support, there are many great Live Chat community members that we would like to recognize. Tobias Markus (Tobbi) and Tanner are two Support community members we’d like to mention specifically for their continuing contributions throughout the project.
Tobias got started with Live Chat in January 2009, and since has become an active contributor to the Support knowledge base and the German localization community. Earlier this month, he met up with dozens of other Mozilla project contributors at Mozcamp EU 2009 in Prague, and he has recently been working on creating add-ons for Firefox. Tanner has been helping with the support project since starting with Live Chat in October, 2008. He has since become active in introducing new community members, in helping the Quality Assurance project by testing and investigating bugs, and in moderating our Support Forum. Tobbi and Tanner: thanks for being a great part of the Support community and the Mozilla project!
For people wanting to get more involved with Mozilla, helping with Live Chat is a great way to make a difference and connect with others. If a question isn’t documented on our Knowledge Base and the helper doesn’t know the answer, it’s easy to get advice from other people who are signed in. One of the best aspects of Live Chat is that you don’t need to be an expert to make a big difference, as it’s usually easy to find someone else who is already familiar with most any issue. All you need is 1-2 hours and a genuine willingness to help!
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved with other Mozilla volunteers, or if you enjoy helping others solve problems, we’d love to have you as part of the support community. You can join Live Chat directly, or see all the ways you can help Mozilla Support.