Site contest for registered users
I've been trying think of a way to encourage participation in this site, and I think I came up with a way. A monthly contest!
At the end of each month, a snapshot of the content within the site will be taken. Based on the participation in various areas of the site, points will be awarded, as shown in the table below.
Now, what fun would it be if someone could just make random, junk posts, and get the prize at the end of the month? It wouldn't be any fun at all. Since this site is pretty much fully moderated, all content will be reviewed before becoming visible or counting for the contest. Obvious junk posts will be hidden, removed, or discounted from the contest.
What is junk content?
C'mon. You should know this.
- One word comments, posts, or answers
- Off-topic comments, posts or answers
Basically, don't attempt to game the system. It's pretty obvious, and your entry will be discounted from the monthly contest.
One other thing. This contest is only open to registered users. That's not because I want to harvest email addresses or anything like that. Since the prize will be electronically transferrable (think gift certificate or card), I need to have a good way of sending that to you, like an email address. So make sure your info is correct.
Also, moderators and admins are not eligible.
I'll be spending some time this weekend getting the plumbing hooked up for the contest functionality, and it should be active by February 1. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a message through the PM system, or via the contact form.
Good luck, and may the best person win.