A few days ago I wrote a topic in “general discussions” about a proposal to give some kind of recognition to people who do excellent task for community. But I needed to refine the idea. That´s why I published topic, so that someone who wanted to help me polish the project, gave me suggestions and made me see what things could be changed or improved. The debates included 3 surveys. From all this, came following:
It´s understood that this isn´t an opposition and merit contest, because useful tasks, we all are done at some time. Therefore, isn´t necessary that grant of a recognition has a fixed periodicity. It is about evaluating extraordinarily useful tasks for the community, something that really stands out, a guide, a very special fan art work, an event, as recognition of a special career, etc. Therefore, forcing this to happen once a month, does not fit within parameters. It´s not a contest.
55 members of the community voted and 64% of them understood that those who do a very good job for the community should get some recognition.
Any member of the community can suggest a candidate for recognition, clearly showing the cause for which believes that person deserves it. According to the results on second poll, a jury of 2 or 4 members formed 50% SM staff and 50% members of community, must decide whether to grant or not. In case there are 2 or more candidates, the jury must select 1 of them. No more than 1 prize may be awarded per month, nor may the same person receive this distinction twice consecutively.
In the third poll, voters were asked in what way the person would receive reward . Out of a total 20 votes, 40% said that it was a special distinctive to be used only in the forum + something that could be used in the game, although in debate it was clarified that what was used in the game , should not give any advantage over other players. 40% thought that recognition should be granted in the form of a distinctive only to be used here in forum. Personally, I voted for 2nd. option.
So, well… in this my original idea became, after contribution of some forum members (all those who participated have put some suggestion).
I leave it here, to the developers consideration. I think it´s a matter of justice that people who have done or do something extraordinarily good for the community, are highlighted and recognized.