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Did anyone received the mail yet?
Nothing yet but they said;
In the next couple of weeks, the Wayfarer team will be reviewing all applications 1-by-1, manually, reading all of your responses, and selecting our top candidates. Once we have selected our top candidates, we'll be emailing invites to them in hopes that they'll be a part of our very first Wayfarer Ambassador Program group.
So don’t expect anything until around mid-February at the earliest.
Yep, I knew it, but i thought that just because they are reviewing them manually, someone could already ended up to be accepted into the program :)
It’s been some time since our last Wayfarer Ambassador Program update. First off, thank you to every single one of you who took the time to apply, and yes, we went through every single application submitted. We have been hard at work as a team narrowing down to our top applicants. We are currently working on selecting our finalists and will be announcing the first ever Wayfarer Ambassadors next Friday (2/18/2022)!
Lastly, I know there’s been a bit of chatter about how many applicants will be selected. This was a conversation we had at great lengths and decided that for our very first group of Ambassadors, we’ll be selecting 12 ambassadors. This will ensure that we grow the Wayfarer Ambassador Program at a healthy rate, see what works and doesn’t work, and ensure that we provide the best for our communities. As a reminder, we are committed to rotating our ambassadors every year, so please do not be discouraged if you are not selected this year.
With that being said and to end it on a great note, I am very excited about how diverse our group is turning out to be. We will be bringing you all so many great perspectives and experiences!
Until then, Safe Exploring!
12 out of 579? Wow.
Would be interesting to see how they spread across the globe. I'm hoping for a large variety from different countries and cultures.
Yes, it was definitely very important for us to have a diverse group that represents all of our Explorers.
Would you be willing to give us a sneak peek at the breakdown of areas being represented and/or number of applicants from each of those regions?
What I’m wondering is when they’ll be adding more ambassadors. I missed out on applying & look forward to next time the opportunity arises.
I also wonder the same thing though. It will be nice to see the diversity
I missed the deadline to apply to be an ambassador any way to still make it in? Or you guys planning on opening applications again in the near future?
Applications will open before the end of the year.
and they’ve said that the current Ambassadors will hold the role for 12 months.
Thank you @Gendgi-PGO & @PkmnTrainerJ-ING! You guys are both awesome people. I can just tell. I appreciate you both more than words. I missed where they said that.
I love @Gendgi-PGO’s question & would love to see a sneak peek as well!
Thanks for keeping us informed.
I'll see what I can do :)
Will the chosen applicants know they are chosen before the public announcement or are they going to find out with everyone else?
Only 12? Maybe I misunderstood the role of ambassadors. I thought it was someone between local communities and wayfarer, and to guide by example. To me a local community is something like a city at most.
Unfortunately it couldn't be city based since that would mean we would need hundreds of Ambassadors which would be significantly more difficult to communicate with for Niantic. Think about it like this, this first wave of Ambassadors will most likely be the testing period in which Niantic establishes if 12 Ambassadors can do what Niantic has in regards for their goal of the program. Most likely its not enough but you need a small sample pool before you add in more people. I think in 2023 we might be seeing a total of 36 to 50 Ambassadors in total if the XM Ambassadors is a good reference (Niantic has Ingress Ambassadors for that game) but for now, those lucky 12 folks will be helping Niantic develop the program even further. @Cdk296-PGO
Great question. They will know before hand.
Wayfarer Ambassador invitation emails have gone out. Please make sure to check your emails (including spam). If you do not respond by the deadline outlined in the email, we will be moving on to the waitlist.
So exciting! I can’t wait to “meet” them!
Is it possible to share an example of what they look like, so that people know what they’re looking for?
Hi @PkmnTrainerJ-ING , you've been chosen! As a welcome gift, you will receive wayfarer baseball cap, and a special wayfarer NFT. Please respond to this email and tell us your mailing address and VISA card number so we could send all that swag in your direction. -- wayfarer team.
Sounds great! Do you need the three numbers on the back too? 😆
how can we appeal a ambassador decision ?
You’ll need to wait at least 2 months before it’s acknowledged and then it’s Soon™️
haha now why would you want to know this that soon?
They shouldn't be able to make decissions according to the OP
They are not authorized to make any decisions related to Niantic or its games, including but not limited to help center tickets, nominations, appeals, or account bans.
Those NDA's are very good or none of the suspected choices were chosen lmao.... or @NianticTintino forgot to put stamps on the envelopes.
I’d like to thank my family, my friends, the academy, the writers, the producers. This is a great honor.
Reports of buggy notifications on the Wayforum and lost emails (lost, not simply going to the spam folder).
Will (or, rather, please can) those rejected be notified, as well, @NianticTintino?
Niantics real thoughts