'''As of January 2013, the VIP status is currently not available'''. The Waze team is working on a different approach to this status.
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<del>When you reach one of these positions, send a message to the [http://www.waze.com/support support team] and they will apply that status for you.</del>
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=== Waze Champs ===
Waze Champs are fellow Wazers like everyone else, but they are generally very experienced using Waze and active in the forums with moderator privileges. Most forum questions are answered by these users as they give their time freely to the Waze community. They are selected by Waze developers and are generally in closer direct communication with the Waze development team. This group also includes the Wazers who attended the Meet Up in Paris, France, in November 2011 and Palo Alto, California, in January 2012. The Waze Champ status only appears in the forums as part of the user's profile history when they post a message. If for any reason you have a question you don't feel comfortable asking in the [http://www.waze.com/forum/ main forums], you can send a [[Private_message|Private Message]] (PM) to a Waze Champ and they would be happy to answer your question.