Hello Whyville! I am a Y-mail helper and as one I have to answer a LOT of
questions! A lot of which are "What does a Y-mail helper do, I want to be
one!" Well, I want to clear a few things up for all of you.
A Y-mail Helper does NOT get any extra clams for their service, nor do they
get very popular. BUT, they do get plenty of respect from all other citizens,
which I think alone makes it worth becoming one! Ask any Y-mail helper if they think
it is worth being one and I bet they would say "Every penny!"
Now, as you probably know now, you need to meet requirements to be a Y-mail Helper,
1. You need to have been on Whyville for at least 90 days
2. You need a salary of at least 75 clams
3. You need a clean record for the past 90
Now, the 90 days rule exists is because, no offense, they don't want newbies
to be the Y-mail Helpers. Now, I have absolutely nothing against newbies -- I help them as often as
-- but Whyville needs the very experienced
people to take positions like these. Maybe someday we'll have jobs that new
people can help with, but that's not what Y-mail helpers are for.
The salary rule is there for the same reason: they need
to make sure that the Y-mail helpers understand the games well enough to help others!
Want to know the secret to having a salary as high as you want it? It's simple:
Just work hard, research the questions for answers and never, ever, EVER give
Finally, that clean record rule is there to keep "good-languagely challenged" (yes,
I made up that word) working to keep their mouths under control!
I hope I shed some light on what we do, and I hope I'll see you with the
FireBeam, going through his Y-mails now.