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How to use Yes Crowd

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If you’re new to Yes Crowd and are wondering how to use our online community to get the most out of your service with Optus, this article is here to help.


There are two parts to Yes Crowd: the Forum and the Blog. Both offer help and support on Optus products and services and below you’ll find a brief explanation of how each section works.


The Forum


If you have a question about Optus products or services, you can ask it in our Forum. Start by typing it into the search bar and chances are, your question will already have been asked by another Yes Crowd member. If that’s the case, you can usually find the answer you’re looking for amongst the search results. If you can’t, you can submit a new question to the Forum by clicking the yellow ‘Ask the Crowd a Question’ button. Please remember that this is a public forum, make sure you don't post any personal information such as your service/account number, date of birth, e-mail address, etc. Your question will then be answered by another Yes Crowd member (usually another Optus customer) or a Yes Crowd Champion. If your question doesn’t get answered within 24 hours, one of the Optus team will help you get to the bottom of your issue.


The Blog


The Yes Crowd Blog is where we post the latest Optus news, announcements, competitions, offers, product reviews and tech articles. If you want to find out how to get Optus Sport, what the best shows on Fetch are or information on the latest smartphones, you’ll find all the details on the Yes Crowd blog. To join the discussion on one of our blogs, you can leave a comment below any of the articles and we’ll be more than happy to chat.


You might also have some questions about Yes Crowd so we've done our best to answer the most common ones below:


Why should I ask a question on Yes Crowd?


Yes Crowd is a community full of other Optus customers so chances are your question has already been asked by another customer or we’ll have a blog post with answers and information for you. Of course, we know that sometimes you’ll have a particularly tricky issue. If so, Yes Crowd is the best place to ask your question, because our members will do their best to help you out. If they can’t answer your question that’s when one of the Yes Crowd team will step in and help.


Badges & Rankings


When you contribute to the community, by asking a question or commenting on a blog, you can earn badges and climb the ranks; that way the whole Yes Crowd community can see how you've helped when they visit your profile.


What’s a Yes Crowd Champion?


You might have noticed that we talked about “Crowd Champions” earlier on but wondered who they are and what they do on Yes Crowd. Yes Crowd Champions are members of the public who are hand-picked by the Yes Crowd team. We recognise that they have lots of knowledge and advice to offer fellow customers and they give up their time to give help and support to other Yes Crowd community members.


Crowd Champions offer help and assistance, but it’s important to remember that they’re not Optus employees. If a Crowd Champion hasn’t been able to solve your problem, one of the official Yes Crowd team will step in.  


Does anyone from Optus work on Yes Crowd?


Yes – we have a dedicated team who are employed by Optus and know all about our products and services. If you ask a question in the forum and fellow Yes Crowd members or Crowd Champions can’t answer it, one of the Optus team will assist.


Meet the Yes Crowd team:

@AlistarS  - Community Manager

@Ray_YC - Community All-rounder

@Dan_C   - Community All-rounder


What’s a private message and how do I send one?


Private messages are exactly that – private – so only you and the recipient will see the message. You can private message anyone on Yes Crowd so it’s a great way to interact with other community members as well as providing info to the official Yes Crowd team. To send a private message, click on the envelope icon next to your avatar in the top right hand corner of the page and then the New Message button. 


How can I thank someone who has helped me on Yes Crowd?


If you ask a question on Yes Crowd and someone responds or helps to answer it, you can thank them by giving them a ‘Kudos’ and marking their answer as an Accepted Solution if the problem was resolved.




Kudos are our way of recognising the contribution of a fellow community member, similar to ‘likes’ on Facebook. Giving Kudos can be used to let people know you agree with their opinion, they’ve provided useful information or just deserve a pat on the back.


Accepted Solution


If someone helps you by answering your question or solving your problem in a Yes Crowd thread, you should also mark their answer as an Accepted Solution. By doing this, other users who come across the thread can go straight to the Accepted Solution for the answer instead of reading all the replies if they wish. Accepting a solution is a way to pay it forward to the next person experiencing something tricky.


You can read more about Kudos and Accepted Solutions here.


Are there any rules to follow?


We’re not a strict bunch, promise, but we do have a set of guidelines for our members to follow so that everyone has a great experience in our community. 


And that’s it! 


If you have any questions about Yes Crowd, go ahead and leave a comment for us below.

New Member abrienne
New Member

Thanks for such blog that really help new users

New Member hightide
New Member

I like to know what activity has taken place on the phone.   Knowing what the cost is does not sati

New Contributor Jackie123
New Contributor

I had to contact Optus Tech. by phone yesterday afternoon to activate a new sim card for my existing account.Is the sensitive information given out safe and ease my mind as I am a novice to this information  age nearly 70 and a bit worried about my bank details over my phone.Thankyou for your help to ease my mind 

New Contributor Jackie123
New Contributor

How long again do I have to wait for you to reply and is it by email or text or phone.

New Contributor Jackie123
New Contributor

Sorry I know now.I ticked email.Thankyou 

New Contributor Jackie123
New Contributor

Can I leave the site while waiting to be emailed back

New Contributor pissedoff66
New Contributor
I have called Optus support and experienced no less than 4+ hours on hold and migrated to multi support levels. Additionally I have attempted to have a live chat with Optus support; however, the prompts do not work similar to their broadband service, basically dead; how disappointing . On three occasions on a live telecommunication interaction over the past 36 hours I have been promised a return call in Australia from a senior Optus support technician; regrettably this has never taken place; what a collective waste of our time. An extremely disappointing experience from a proportied leading edge ISP. My Optus reference number in case anyone from Optus reads these reviews which I doubt actually takes place is 15275589874 dated 28/03/2019. Good luck potential Optus customers. Rating: .00 Star of 5; absolutely shocking. Next step I will be connecting with with the Telecommunications Ombudsman Australia. That will definitely get some action. Sorry it has degraded this.
New Contributor mountainmen
New Contributor

I have just joined the Yes Crown and posted but can't find a way to find my post ad edit it.

Anyone help  ??

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

Hi @pissedoff66 

Disappointing to hear about your experience. 

This is not something that we can currently assist with here on the forum. If you have a social media account, please send a PM to Optus on Facebook or a DM on Twitter with the details. If not, please chat with us (you may need to try another browser if it didn't work when you tried previously).
If for some reason it is still not resolved, please follow our complaints process.

New Member jiji20
New Member

 I will be connecting with with the Telecommunications Ombudsman Australia. That will definitely get some action. Sorry it has degraded this.

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

Hi @jiji20,

You haven't specified what your complaint is so we can try to help? Please feel free to post a new message to give the Yes Crowd community an opportunity to assist.

New Contributor NannyR
New Contributor

I have just joined  Yes Crowd. How can I delete a question. Unfortunately I wish to review and delete it, but can't delete it, please help.

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

Users cannot delete posts, please let us know which one you're wanting deleted and we'll action that for you.

Visitor Spurs1955

My password has never worked. Can someone please help

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

@Spurs1955 We'll need you to please specify what your password isn't working for... your Yes Crowd one looks to be working just fine 🙂

New Member norwich1
New Member

I am receiving hundreds of emails from MAILER-DAEMON re undelivered mail that I have not sent, anyone else had this problem, and what should I do to fix it, as the local optus shop are not very helpful.

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

Hi norwich1,

Please see this thread for more info.

New Contributor Kel49
New Contributor