Community Moderator Meetup Event Recap

  1. David Y.
    Product Marketing Staff Member Oct 31, 2017

    David Y. , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Community Moderator Meetup Event Poster.jpg
    A lovely poster made by our moderators.
    Hello friends,

    On the weekend of October 21, we hosted our very first Mod Meetup Event in London. Of course, if you read last week’s weekly update, you already knew that (thanks @Chris dB !).

    Moderators have been played an essential role in establishing and growing our community. They voluntarily help us make our forums a friendly and inspiring place, year after year they’ve made the OnePlus community better. They reflect the diversity of our entire community, coming from different countries, with vastly different backgrounds. But, there’s one thing we all share. We’re all part of this crazy family, which has always felt more like a family than a team. However, until now, we never got the chance to put all of the amazing people that make up our mod team together in one place. That’s the main reason we decided to host this event.

    The second reason is, few understand us and our products better than our moderators. Most of them joined our community at the very beginning. They witnessed the birth and growth of OnePlus first-hand, staying close to our now 4-year-old baby as it grew up. Also, as moderators, they are the best people to represent the members of our community and make sure we don’t miss their feedback. That’s why we also invited members of OnePlus’ own senior leadership team (@Pete @Carl @Brian Yoon @Oliver Z. @OmegaHsu @simonliu and our best buddy @Adam Krisko ) to this event. They listened to and considered lots of feedback on how to improve our products, and discussed where we are heading as a company.

    So, what happened?

    Well, it’s always a little awkward when online pals meet each other in the flesh for the first time. But, plenty of warm hugs were exchanged! We spent that Friday afternoon drinking 'London's Pride's at The Bricklayers Arms. We can’t imagine having a better warm-up for the event! ;)

    The next day morning, after getting to know everyone's story with OnePlus, @Pete shared an open speech to kickstart the event. Tough questions were raised and honestly answered, one by one. We spent the entire afternoon discussing industry trends, hardware direction, camera, OxygenOS support and direction, accessories, and far more. There were so many fun debates between mods and senior OnePlus leaders. Even a few arguments erupted within the senior leadership team. It was great fun to come together to try to figure out the best solution. There was plenty of time for laughter in between all of the serious debates. The day ended in a buzzing dinner that kept the conversation going into the wee hours.


    Any Sunny day in London is a blessing! On Sunday morning, we held a moderator workshop on. Problems were listed out and solutions were considered. There is still a lot to be done to improve our community of course. But, we’ve only just started, and together there’s very little we can’t do. So, sit tight and stay tuned for upcoming changes!


    Thank you!

    As I said previously, this was the first time we held a community moderator meetup. We've got a lot to manage and learn. And we did learn a lot from it. I would like to thank every moderator who joined us at this event. We’d also like to thank everyone who has been helping us make this community better. I hope we can have more awesome community members join us at future community events!

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017

  2. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    camohan , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Wow.. Thanks @David Y. and @Adam Krisko for all the efforts in making this possible.
    It was such a great weekend to meet everyone of the mod whom we have been interacting for 2 to 3 years..!!
    Thanks to @script for the idea of the post card and to @Reivon Choccoli for putting the design to perfection.

    Believe me guys, the senior OnePlus management took our suggestions very seriously.
    We were Infact representing all of the users who have been raising concerns..!!

    Truly remarkable event..!!
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  3. Ceasedd
    Marshmallow Oct 31, 2017

    Ceasedd , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Who is Captain Obvious?
    That is the million dollar question. hotels_leglift_ispot_3x2.jpg

  4. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Oct 31, 2017

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  5. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    camohan , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Just like OnePlus have had una, we have a walking and talking duck in the mod team.

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  6. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Oct 31, 2017

    G_plusone , Oct 31, 2017 :
    So it wasn't one of the mods :D

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  7. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    camohan , Oct 31, 2017 :
    It is, "the duck mod"..

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  8. sekoHarry
    Gingerbread Oct 31, 2017

    sekoHarry , Oct 31, 2017 :
    what were your suggestions you gave to the team

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  9. varma246
    Lollipop Oct 31, 2017

    varma246 , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Thanks for the update @David Y.
    So That's what happened in secret evil meeting:rolleyes:

    That's christion!!! o_O

  10. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    camohan , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Its already mentioned here in a summary.
    It is difficult to write down what I personally suggested because it was after all a team effort of Moderators.

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  11. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    camohan , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Its was never intended to be a "secret" meeting :cool:

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  12. Gaston NP
    Lollipop Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    Gaston NP , Oct 31, 2017 :
    OnePlus is one of the few companies that organizes this kind of event !
    A weekend of madness that allowed everyone to meet and exchange, thank you a thousand times OnePlus for this great weekend.

    gaster, scouby999, Vinkel and 18 others like this.
  13. Funk Wizard
    Lollipop Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    Funk Wizard , Oct 31, 2017 :
    This was an EPIC Weekend ;)
    Thanks @David Y. & @Adam Krisko for making this possible. It's was an honour no be a part of the team, share our thoughts/feedback and get to know you all. Thanks again for your support and active communication.

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  14. Deactivated User
    Oct 31, 2017

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  15. inffy
    KitKat Oct 31, 2017

    inffy , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Thanks for the very nice weekend with the "family". It was awesome to see all the OP heads in the same room and actually see that they listened and answered to our, sometimes maybe little aggressive feedback.

    Now it's time to take those all together and start the work :)

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  16. Dukkied
    Honeycomb Oct 31, 2017

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    Nougat Assistant Head Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    OALEXANDER , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Special thanks to @David Y. and @Adam Krisko for organising the lovely event, a great weekend we all had.
    Many thanks to the senior leadership team who listened to us as during the constructive feedback session.

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  18. pa5t1s
    User of the Year 2014 Oct 31, 2017

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  19. pa5t1s
    User of the Year 2014 Oct 31, 2017

    pa5t1s , Oct 31, 2017 :
    He's the One and Only, the Mighty @DRCH , a.k.a The Duke Duck!!

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  20. SoniaB
    Nougat Head Moderator Oct 31, 2017

    SoniaB , Oct 31, 2017 :
    Thanks again @David Y. and @Adam Krisko for the event organisation.
    To all the mod family that were able to make it. It was an unforgettable experience.
    Eventually, my liver will recover. :p