[info] It’s finally here! The membership drive for Rain’s official 10th Cloud fan club has begun. (8/22 — 10/30)

— Cloud cover by Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

Dear Rain fans, it’s a good day to be a Cloud!

The 9th Cloud term has lasted longer than any other, as far as I know, and we certainly got our membership money’s worth, as far as I’m concerned. But, as much as I’ve enjoyed it, it is coming to a close and R.A.I.N. Company has opened the recruitment doors for Rain’s official 10th Cloud fan club, if you choose to walk through them.

(FYI: Even though there is an English Talk board, many Internet browsers now have a tool bar option that will translate the page you’re on with the click of a button. You can successfully use that with the fan club site. Try it!)

Read on!

Some differences from last term right off the bat: 1) There is NO membership fee, though Cloud 10 cards will still be issued! I don’t know if this is the first term to not charge dues — for 8th Cloud (which lasted around 2 years) and 9th Cloud (twice as long), there was a small fee that went for Rain support, Rain events, charities, and the like — but I’m feeling that it might be the first. Which makes me wonder how that part of the club is going to be handled now… But that’s what Rain wants and time will tell, and no fee will make membership possible to more fans, which is a good thing.

2) The official Korean Cloud site is moving. Because the current/old Cloud site is so technologically behind the times, making further maintenance and any kind of upgrade next to impossible, a new site has been established in the super-popular Naver Café and the current site will eventually be closed. Getting your Naver ID (if you don’t already have one) and joining the new site seems like a bit of an obstacle course, but excellent instructions have been provided and there is help if you have any trouble with it.

THE NEW SITE IS HERE: http://cafe.naver.com/officialcloud.cafe

3) There are some simple tasks required on site in the first month to establish your membership. At first glance it looks like a lot, but honestly, it takes seconds and it’s nothing that’s going to kill you. It is my opinion — and just my opinion — that the purpose may be to populate the site, get everyone talking with each other and establish an active place for fans and Rain. I mean, why not? That is the purpose of any fan site that Rain sanctions. To support him ON IT.

Recruitment period: From August 22, 2017 to October 30, 2017.

LEARNING KOREAN: “Cloud” in Korean is 구름 (gu-leum). It was great being on Cloud 9, haha, but long live 구름 10!

We send a hearty welcome to new Korean Cloudmaster SpringRain, and send our thanks and support to Overseas Cloudmaster Huhuhuhu. You can see the English versions of their individual recruitment posts below, which we appreciate greatly.

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY as you go. THANKS! Let’s get this new Cloud term started.

Stephe @ cloudusa.blog / CloudUSA.org

If you don’t have a Naver ID, here are some helpful tweets from Alisa4RAIN on how to get one. She and others have already successfully gone through the process. This needs to be done BEFORE you sign up for 10th Cloud membership. ^@@^


Notice by Huhuhuhu on 8/23/2017 ↓ ↓

GUIDE TO APPLY FOR CLOUD 10 AT NAVER CAFE

Here is the step by step guide to apply and become a full Cloud 10 member.

A. The first thing you need to do is to join Naver and register a Naver ID. If you already have a Naver ID, please go directly to step 2.

Registering a Naver ID from your mobile phone is quite easy. English version is available, so all you need is to go to naver.com, and do the necessary sign up. If you need help with this please email to raincloudworld@gmail.com

B. Once you have your Naver ID, you can click the link and apply to join 10th Cloud: http://cafe.naver.com/officialcloud.cafe

PLEASE NOTE: It may take a day for so before your application is approved. Before that, you will not be able to enter the Cloud Cafe.

This ↑ ↑ means your application is being processed. Normally the system approves all applications within the day, (this was the case when we checked the system), but apparently some fans did not get same day approval. Please allow some time before you enter the Cloud Cafe again.

C. When your application is approved, you will become a Sprout member and you will be able to enter into 3 main areas in the Cloud Cafe: NOTICE, GREETING, FREE BOARD. Now you need to complete the required tasks (below the following image) within 15 days after you become a Sprout member.

1. 10 times attendance check. In the GREETING area you can see the CHECKING ATTENDANCE room. Go into that room for at least 10 days and issue a simple post, such as “Sign in”. The system will log your attendance automatically.

2. Write 5 posts. You can write your post in any room within the FREE BOARD area: Korean Talk, Japanese Talk, Chinese Talk, English Talk etc. and in whatever language you prefer. You can share news about Rain and there is no need to upload any photo or video. Or you can just write a short post like “Glad to join 10th Cloud. Happy to be here” “Welcome to the Cloud 10 family”, “Rain, love and support you forever”….. etc. Again the system will log your posts automatically.

3. Write 10 comments/replies. All you need to do is to leave comments to others’ posts. If you really have nothing to say, a “thank you for sharing” would be fine.

Please make sure you fulfill the required tasks within the 15 day period, and you will be upgraded to Diligent Cloud.

D. When you become a Diligent Cloud, you will need to go through the same process within 15 days. You need to sign in your attendance for 12 days, write 6 posts and leave 12 comments/replies.

When this is done, you will become an official 10th Cloud.

The system will upgrade you to 10th Cloud automatically if you complete the tasks, so there is no need to request to upgrade. However, if you think you should be upgraded but you were not, you can post any question or query in the REQUEST MEMBERSHIP room.

If you still have any questions, please leave your questions [under her Cloud notice] or Email to Wcloud10Rain@gmail.com.


Notice by SpringRain on 8/22/2017 ↓ ↓

RECRUITMENT OF RAIN OFFICIAL FAN CLUB CLOUD 10

*Recruitment period: 2017. 8. 22 – 2017. 10. 30

*Admission qualification: All fans who love Rain all over the world
*How to join: Please go to the link at the bottom of this notice and join to cafe.naver.com/officialcloud.cafe. You should complete the Cafe Activities to become a member of Cloud 10th for a month.

*What are the Cafe Activities:

1. You will become a sprout member if you join a member of
cafe.naver.com/officialcloud.cafe.

2. For the first 15 days, you should write 5 posts, 10 replies to other’s posts, and
10 attendance mentions on Checking Attendance in GREETING, FREE BOARD
after that you will be a Diligence Cloud automatically through a system of Cafe Naver.

3. For last 15 days after being a Diligence Cloud, you should write 6 posts,
12 replies to other’s posts, and 12 attendance mentions on Checking Attendance
in GREETING, FREE BOARD again after that you will be a member of Cloud 10th
automatically through a system of Cafe Naver.

*Membership Fee: None (You will pay to entry fee if we will take place “Fan Meeting”
during Cloud 10th period)

*Membership Period: From after becoming the member of Cloud 10th in Cafe Naver
for Cloud, until the recruitment of Cloud 11th.

*Special provision for official Cloud 10th:
– Provision of official “RAIN Special Card”: (This is just for official Cloud 10th.
After you will be an official member of Cloud 10th, It is scheduled to be send E-mail once
to each member of Cloud 10th)

What is the “RAIN Special Card” => Voucher to prove the official Cloud 10th
# The company will offer you a notice later when and how it will be used.
# Please keep this voucher well which will be sent to the members of Cloud 10th just one time.

– Priority provision schedules and information about fan meeting and public broadcast programs.
(If the fan meeting is organized during Cloud 10th period)

*Matters of attention when joining:

– First, you must become a member at the Cafe Naver for Cloud individually.
– After Cafe Activities for first 15 days, a Diligence Cloud is not a member of Cloud 10th.
– You can become a member of Cloud 10th after Cafe Activities for last 15 days for a month.
After all activities for one month, you can write “REQUEST MEMBERSHIP UPGRADE.”
– You will not be able to join the Fan Club again if you choose to withdraw
from cafe.naver.com/officialcloud.cafe or you give up doing Cafe Activities within a month.

*Protection of Personal Information:

All information submitted will be used solely for 10th Cloud membership information purposes, and will not be released outside for any other purposes.

*Other matters: If you have any questions, please reply bottom of this notice or e-mail us
to Wcloud10Rain@gmail.com.

~ by Cloud USA on August 23, 2017.

20 Responses to “[info] It’s finally here! The membership drive for Rain’s official 10th Cloud fan club has begun. (8/22 — 10/30)”

  1. Tried to write my first message in English Talk, don’t think I can as yet. Oh well. Dee may not make this Oct. 30 deadline. SMILES

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    • The button to write a post and the comment boxes are hidden until you’re accepted. Check your Naver email sometime tomorrow for your acceptance email.

      The deadline has slightly changed… You no longer have to be done with everything by the 30th, you just have to apply by the 30th and then you’ll have whatever time you need to finish up. 🙂 Thank goodness!

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • Thank goodness indeed! I was having mini heart palpitations yesterday trying to complete the sign up process. Finished that this morning. So, I’ll check again in the a.m. to see if my app is accepted.

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  2. Thanks Stephe. I think I’m in now.
    🤗

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  3. Wow, I cannot get a verification code. 😖So frustrating

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  4. OMG it is not accepting my mobile number😔

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  5. I’ve been accepted. I posted in attendance (I think), sent a post (I think) and I replied (I think) to a post. I’m not sure because the really important stuff like – send, reply, post – or directions similar are not in English. I’m in the English site, but some things will not translate, no matter how hard or how many times I hit that stinking button. So, I’m clicking things and hoping it is the right button. LOL! I’m not sure if what I am doing is correct or in the correct place. Since there is a time crunch I am getting very anxious. I needed to pay someone to do this for me. 😀

    Liz

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  6. Also on the Naver site, after reading the process of becoming a Cloud, I was also confused about how you would be notified. I read on the old Cloud site, that you would automatically be upgraded to Cloud without needing to do anything once you completed the requirements. On the Naver site, I read that you had to request an upgrade once you completed the requirements. If this is true, where would you even request it? Yeah, I’m confused.

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    • As far as I know, you’re automatically upgraded when you meet the requirements. I think the upgrade request option is only for if you don’t see where you were upgraded. I’ll be posting about this as soon as I get to it myself…

      Stephe ^@@^

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  7. So I received confirmation of joining Rain’s Cloud cafe. I’m still confused on how to post to pass the different levels to become an official Cloud. The issue is how to post on the site and where. Also how to access the right posts to respond or comment. Many of the headers are in Korean. I did click on the English talk page, but how do you post and reply? It would be nice if there was a page or someone to explain how to navigate the site.

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    • As soon as I am approved to use the site, I’ll be posting about things like this… In the meantime, Alisa4RAIN has been commenting and posting on the site like gangbusters, and she has tips on her Twitter and has helped some folks there and on site, so check her out. https://twitter.com/Alisa4RAIN

      Stephe ^@@^

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  8. I made a short and simple tutorial. Hope it helps. https://twitter.com/merrickcloud/status/900587664138698752

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  9. Well, I’ve tried for an hour just to get signed up in Naver and it keeps telling me to check my information, which I have done time and time again. Thinking it might have gone through I try to sign in, but it tells me my ID name or password is wrong, so it obviously didn’t work. Really way more difficult than it should be. It appears I won’t be able to join the 10th Cloud. Pity that. If just signing up for Naver is this much trouble, I don’t have a chance jumping through the rest of the hoops. Geez…just wanted to be a Cloud.

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    • Sorry, you’re having trouble… You’re not alone. But people who have had trouble at first have continued on and been successful. There is plenty of time to join… please don’t be too discouraged just yet. 🙂

      I’m going to be trying my hand at it tonight, and screenshot-ing my progress… fingers crossed… If I can’t make heads or tails of it, there are people who can help us.

      I’ll do an update on what I find out. Thanks for your patience.^^

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Please read my new blog post on signing up for a Naver ID, and see if it might help you… it was quite the adventure. Whew^^

      It’s at the very top of the blog.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  10. Is anybody else having a problem getting the verification code from Naver sent to their phone? Maybe it will take a longer amount of time for my phone carrier (not sure). Oh well.

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  11. *SIIIIIGH*……………………….

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