Almost all of the Database Items, Price Points, UPCs and Subjects on hobbyDB have been added by volunteers. This task force, the Volunteer Squad, has special powers. These are the folks that clean incorrect information from the site, organize the database for better browsing, add pictures and descriptions so that every collector can easily spot differences between Subvariants, and much more.
Sound interesting? Think you're up to the task? We're always looking for passionate collectors of all types to help us make hobbyDB the ultimate resource for collectors around the world. Contact us if you'd like to give it a try!
Start as a Contributor: Get to know the building blocks of the guide
This is generally the starting point for new Volunteer Squad members. Adding Price Points, UPCs, and Images is easy, fun and adds a tremendous amount of value to hobbyDB. A little bit more information here. If interested please get in touch by clicking the green contact hobbyDB button on the righthand side of your screen. To help us get you started, please include your name, username, and what you like to collect.
Next, become a Creator: Add cool things to the database
The next step is to become a Creator (or HRC Creator if you collect Hard Rock pins) which allows a Squad member to add new Database Items or correct existing data. Here is an overview of this role.
Curators are special: Edit and patrol the Subject you know best
Curators (or Pin Master if you collect Hard Rock pins) are responsible for one or more Subjects such as a Brand, Series, Designer, City, or whatever! Squad members can ask to add this role over time and collectors with a good knowledge base can apply for this role right from the start. Learn more here.
Champions: Our Guardians of the hobbyDB Galaxy
Our Champions are experts in certain types of collectibles and know hobbyDB very well. They help “police” the site, hence their Sheriff Star badge on their Showcases! hobbyDB heavily relies on their expertise in a specific areas to help keep our site as correct, complete, and accurate as possible. Here is a quick intro.
Coordinators: Our Managers
Coordinators are at the top of the totem pole and are selected by invite only. They help organize large segments of data such as our more than 90,000 Hard Rock Cafe merchandise items or 50,000 Hot Wheels items. They also help other Squad members and invite new members to join the team. More here.
The table below shows the actions each Squad role has the ability to perform.
Set User Estimated Value
Add Retail Prices
Add eBay Price Points
Add Other Price Points
Manage Your Own Price Points
Take and Assign Price Points from Other Feeds
Manage Assigned eBay listings
Manage Assigned Listings from Other Feeds
Manage All Other Price Points
|TO COME||TO COME|
Rate (All Members)
Add UPC Codes
Add Database Item Photos
Add Database Items
Edit Database Items
Manage Database Item Relationships
Add External Links
Verify Database Items
Change Database Item Type
Merge Database Items
|Variants / Subvariants|
Add New Variant/Subvariant
Variant/Subvariant Existing Database Items
Add Subject Photo
Add & Edit
Delete Subject Photos
Create Flags (All Members)
Manage and Resolve Flags
Appoint Squad Members
Promote Other Squad Members
NOTE: HRC Creators do not have the ability to edit Database Items (Pin Masters, the HRC equivalent of the Curator role, do have it). The Pin Master Advisory Board is appointing and promoting Hard Rock Café-related Squad members.