The Dynamics Community Competion 2008

Dear members,

In November 2007 I announced the "The Dynamics Community Competion 2007" please see: http://dynamicsuser.net/forums/t/20633.aspx. It was supposed to run 1 month and then the winner would be announced. Sadly to say then the result was not exactly as planned. It turned out that there was problems in the point system and the person who was number one and two, only was it because we the "spam filters" for blog postings was not correctly in place (so several 100 blog comments had to be manually verified).

So together with the moderators we have decide to run the competion once again.

After a few years where the website of the Dynamics User Group has been a bit unreliable due to bad performing servers, then DUG is now back and better than before with the highest number of daily visitors ever. But we would love to see more members getting more active in the community. Because this is how we look at the Dynamics User Group. Dynamicsuser.net is not just a website, we are a community of end-users, consultants, recruiters, developers, sales people and freelancers etc. And in a community we help each other in whatever way we can.

Some users come here and just uses the search function and then read a few posts, before they jump to the next site or back to their work after having found the right answer to their problems. These users are of cause very welcome here. But the users we really love are the ones who sign up and become a member and contributes to the community. Most new members are beginners in the Dynamics world, and of cause start by asking a lot of question, but slowly we see that they know answers to some of the questions in here.

So therefor we will today start a competion to get more members active. The competion will be for all members of the Dynamics User Group, except admis and moderators.

Rules

Today 12pm CET I was running a dump of all members giving a complete list of the points of each member. April 30th. the competion will finish. During the next months I will periodically post the results to date, so that you can follow who is leading (only the top 50 will be listed).
Moderators cannot win the prices, but they will still be listed with their numbers according to their activity. Instead the price will go to the next on the list.

How do you win?

The winner will be the member who have gotten most new community points in the period of the competion.

How are community points calculated?

You get community points for everything you contribute to the community. And we see that the person who are asking the good questions as just as important and valuable as the ones answering the questions.

Posts and comments: So you get points (5) for all posts you make, even if you post a reply in a forum, write a blog entry, or make a comment to either a blog or file (in the download section). In the forums you also get 10 points for reply to your posts and 5 point for each person replying to your post (so if the same person replies more than once to the same posts it only counts as one). You don't get points for reply to your own posts (except the 5 points for creating a new posts. Tip: Write good and interesting blog posts, for each reply you get 10 points. Come with great answers to the questions in the forums, answers other members want to rate or add to their list of favorites. Always write a "Thank you" reply (and mark who answered the post) when you have gotten an answer to your questions as that will give you additionally 5 points.

Upload files: You also get points (5) if you upload a file to the download section. And for each person who downloads the file you have uploaded, you get additionally 5 point. So if you have created a great little tool or add-on that you want to share with the community, and 100 members downloads this file, then you get 500 points. Please notice that the admins and download moderators will delete any copyrighted files.

Rating posts and files: You have properly also seen that some posts have been rated and gotten between one and five stars. This is a way for you to tell other members what you thought about this post or file. In the forums you can rate the specific reply (ex. if you think an answer was either very good or bad) or you can rate the original posts. In the blogs and download section you can only rate the original post. You get 5 point for each post that you are rating and the poster of the rated post get 10 points for each star you are giving the post.

Favorites: If you have a forum post which you think is something special and you like to be able to find again, then you can save this post as a favorite to your profile. If you do this then the person who posted the post will receive 25 points.

Friends: Are your fiends and co-workers members here? Do you want to win? Then tell them about the user group, tell them to become a member and to add you as a friend. If your friends and co-workers are already members, then still tell them to add you as a friend! For every person who have added you as a friend you get 100 points. So if you have 10 friends, then you get 1000 points!

Here is what you can win

Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - The new book by DUG member David Studebaker - or
Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 - Need-to-knows for AX consultants and developers - or
Successfully Implementing Microsoft Dynamics - I haven't actually read this book, but it sure sounds very interesting. It's on my wish list for xmas...

If you win, then you can choose one of the above books. It will be shipped to the address you choose.

 

If you have any questions, then please post them here.

  • Erik P. Ernst
    except admis and moderators.

    grrrrr.

    Erik P. Ernst
    So if you have 10 friends, then you get 1000 points!

    Disagree. 20 points schould be the most. Just sign up 10 times and "be a friend" give 1000 points. Too high risk for fraud. And, in relation, you need to post in average 80 times to get 1000 points.

     

  • First, thanks Erik for your job creating and maintining this forum Cake

    What I would like to add to your estimate of forum users above - besides you & team of moderators and other "Big Guys" on one side and 

    Erik P. Ernst
    ...users come here and just uses the search function and then read a few posts, before they jump to the next site or back to their work after having found the right answer to their problems...

    on the another there must be rather many "middle tier" users (like me Wink ), who participate in DUG life periodically.

    There are periods, when I have less my direct job (in-house consultant) and can manage to post here actively, then something goes nuts and I have no time even log in and see what happens in here for a month... But I return afterwards, because reading forum and posting answers is learning, too, and keeping yourself up-to-date - one more good reason to be here. Reading manuals and PartnerSource can help, but in forums like DUG you see the pulse of real life and real problems out there, which helps you to avoid mistakes already done by others Big Smile

     

  • We have the mid-term results:

    # User Name Member Since Points - 2008-03-01 Points - 2008-03-25 New Points Total Posts - 2008-03-01 Posts - 2008-03-25 New Post Total
    1 David Singleton 2001-04-12 56066 57871 1805 4782 4863 81
    2 prakash29delhi 2007-10-19 50 1690 1640 2 71 69
    3 AdamRoue 2000-11-03 26685 28235 1550 428 504 76
    4 girish.joshi 2006-07-14 1150 2560 1410 61 128 67
    5 admin 1995-10-01 68875 70027 1152 3140 3158 18
    6 Fezih5 2008-01-09 0 1130 1130 0 58 58
    7 kiLL6 2007-11-13 0 1085 1085 0 59 59
    8 Romeo 2007-12-19 0 1065 1065 0 56 56
    9 nunomaia 2005-06-05 26245 27295 1050 1033 1107 74
    10 kanagavel 2007-09-13 0 1035 1035 0 19 19
    11 ameen 2007-09-25 0 785 785 0 42 42
    12 ara3n 2003-08-05 3960 4690 730 283 318 35
    13 waldo 2006-10-24 7149 7864 715 230 255 25
    14 hansika 2007-09-07 65 695 630 4 34 30
    15 santhosh 2007-10-06 0 570 570 0 21 21
    16 ruthdeshy 2008-02-19 0 540 540 0 34 34
    17 DenSter 2004-01-23 12075 12580 505 980 1018 38
    18 manish_s 2007-10-04 0 505 505 0 33 33
    19 Andrea Caprini 2007-10-05 0 450 450 0 24 24
    20 gison 2007-11-12 0 435 435 0 25 25
    21 Anna Perotti 2001-02-26 16424 16839 415 1229 1252 23
    22 shanil 2007-11-15 25 429 404 2 16 14
    23 ikkyu 2007-11-01 0 385 385 0 29 29
    24 Maria-Raluca 2007-12-05 0 385 385 0 10 10
    26 lally 2007-09-25 155 520 365 6 24 18
    27 JollyK 2007-09-04 160 520 360 5 26 21
    28 Tarek Demiati 2000-03-14 8960 9315 355 635 655 20
    29 intharah 2008-01-25 0 355 355 0 15 15
    30 thiyagum82 2007-09-21 0 345 345 0 15 15
    31 satheeshNav 2007-10-18 20 360 340 1 15 14
    32 imranBajwa 2008-02-14 5 340 335 1 17 16
    33 rkjais75 2008-02-08 55 385 330 2 34 32
    34 anfinnur 2000-10-26 2970 3300 330 376 384 8
    35 babrown 2005-11-06 2115 2430 315 164 182 18
    36 RBlazei 2008-01-10 0 300 300 0 8 8
    37 savithat 2007-12-03 0 295 295 0 9 9
    38 stryk 2000-12-18 10585 10880 295 859 862 3
    39 walter@kirz 2001-04-27 6870 7155 285 682 695 13
    40 seshnarayan 2007-08-29 395 665 270 17 30 13
    41 MortVader 2007-09-19 0 270 270 0 9 9
    42 nachos 2007-11-19 5 255 250 1 18 17
    43 Yaroslav Gaponov 2007-10-19 0 238 238 2 8 6
    44 p_d2k 2007-11-12 5 240 235 1 12 11
    45 ramakrishna 2008-01-08 0 225 225 0 15 15
    46 khuebebe 2004-11-05 1560 1775 215 141 141 0
    47 thomphl 2008-03-04 0 210 210   12 12
    48 Anonymous 2000-02-02 30060 30265 205 6815 7020 205
    49 Marq 2005-08-09 78212 78407 195 632 636 4
    50 Kevin Messer 2008-02-19 0 190 190 0 8 8
    51 tcsmdu 2007-10-05 0 185 185 0 13 13

    The member names written in italic are moderators, and will as such not be able to win the price.

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    I think I gave to give up being moderator. Just kidding. Stick out tongue

    It's an excelent good completion.  

  • In reply to Nuno Maia:

    If you run an update and my posts get re-jigged to show the true number with the posts prior to the name change I should show several thousand as a March posting Big Smile Although I think that must be broken or never run as the posts started at 0 when I changed the name last June!

    I am a moderator anyway, but hey look at the points to post ratio Big Smile

  • In reply to AdamRoue:

    Yeah, somehow you have all your points, but not the posts! I still have that on my "to-do-list"...

  • In reply to Nuno Maia:

    Nuno Maia

    I think I gave to give up being moderator. Just kidding. Stick out tongue

    It's an excelent good completion.  

    Nuno,

    You and the other moderators can still win the hounor!

    The whole idea of the competion is really to make more of the new and previously not so active members more active.

    And we can actually see that it works. Just look at the "Member Since" and how many of the new members are actually listed in the top 50! I think it's wonderful to see.

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    nice competition, i have an idea that will make users a lot more active!

     

    make the prise a Ferrari or Porsche!!!

  • In reply to Romeo:

    What an idea Romeo!?!

    Then I think you'll start getting members, questions on all sorts of "Dynamics" rather than Microsoft Dynamics.

    I personally feel that the prizes are very good, but have the same concern shared by Walter. By referring to the total new points in the last week, one can figure out how many new friends need to be made to win the competition.

  • In reply to Vikram Acharya:

    With just 9 days left to go here are the results so far:

    # User Name Member Since Point - 2008-03-01 Point - 2008-03-25 Point - 2008-04-21 New Points  per 03-25 New Points per 04-21 Posts - 2008-03-01 Posts - 2008-03-25 Posts - 2008-04-21 New Posts  per 03-25 New Posts per 04-21
    1 David Singleton 2001-04-12  56066 57871 58796 1805 2730 4782 4863 4924 81 142
    2 AdamRoue 2000-11-03  26685 28235 29175 1550 2490 428 504 557 76 129
    3 girish.joshi 2006-07-14  1150 2560 3449 1410 2299 61 128 160 67 99
    4 Alex Chow 2002-05-24  6505 6570 8530 65 2025 218 228 238 10 20
    5 nunomaia 2005-06-05  26245 27295 28200 1050 1955 1033 1107 1178 74 145
    6 Romeo 2007-12-19  0 1065 1880 1065 1880 0 56 102 56 102
    7 prakash29delhi 2007-10-19  50 1690 1690 1640 1640 2 71 71 69 69
    8 admin 1995-10-01  68875 70027 70466 1152 1591 3140 3158 3179 18 39
    9 waldo 2006-10-24  7149 7864 8599 715 1450 230 255 274 25 44
    10 Fezih5 2008-01-09  0 1130 1280 1130 1280 0 58 67 58 67
    11 kiLL6 2007-11-13  0 1085 1225 1085 1225 0 59 66 59 66
    12 Anna Perotti 2001-02-26  16424 16839 17608 415 1184 1229 1252 1299 23 70
    13 ara3n 2003-08-05  3960 4690 5100 730 1140 283 318 336 35 53
    14 IMRAN 2006-07-29  2240 2305 3360 65 1120 111 115 173 4 62
    15 Marq 2005-08-09  78212 78407 79267 195 1055 632 636 639 4 7
    16 kanagavel 2007-09-13  0 1035 1035 1035 1035 0 19 19 19 19
    17 DenSter 2004-01-23  12075 12580 13095 505 1020 980 1018 1056 38 76
    18 ameen 2007-09-25  0 785 920 785 920 0 42 48 42 48
    19 Vikram_Acharya 2008-01-09  5 135 785 130 780 1 7 33 6 32
    20 hansika 2007-09-07  65 695 830 630 765 4 34 40 30 36
    21 Andrea Caprini 2007-10-05  0 450 725 450 725 0 24 37 24 37
    22 manish_s 2007-10-04  0 505 670 505 670 0 33 43 33 43
    23 santhosh 2007-10-06  0 570 570 570 570 0 21 21 21 21
    24 ruthdeshy 2008-02-19  0 540 555 540 555 0 34 37 34 37
    25 Gaspode 2007-04-15  800 970 1325 170 525 53 66 85 13 32
    26 lally 2007-09-25  155 520 670 365 515 6 24 30 18 24
    27 babrown 2005-11-06  2115 2430 2605 315 490 164 182 194 18 30
    28 ikkyu 2007-11-01  0 385 450 385 450 0 29 33 29 33
    29 galletin 2007-07-23  875 970 1310 95 435 51 58 77 7 26
    30 gison 2007-11-12  0 435 435 435 435 0 25 25 25 25
    31 kriki 2006-03-10  5055 5110 5480 55 425 356 358 379 2 23
    32 shanil 2007-11-15  25 429 449 404 424 2 16 17 14 15
    33 stan 2007-01-21  6190 6305 6605 115 415 318 326 344 8 26
    34 intharah 2008-01-25  0 355 410 355 410 0 15 18 15 18
    35 imranBajwa 2008-02-14  5 340 415 335 410 1 17 20 16 19
    36 Maria-Raluca 2007-12-05  0 385 385 385 385 0 10 10 10 10
    37 RBlazei 2008-01-10  0 300 375 300 375 0 8 11 8 11
    38 sander7 2001-09-10  4425 4575 4795 150 370 254 263 275 9 21
    39 Tarek Demiati 2000-03-14  8960 9315 9330 355 370 635 655 655 20 20
    40 JouhaynaZeidan 2006-09-16  1700 1805 2065 105 365 107 113 129 6 22
    41 anfinnur 2000-10-26  2970 3300 3330 330 360 376 384 388 8 12
    42 angelina 2006-09-04  730 860 1090 130 360 40 48 61 8 21
    43 JollyK 2007-09-04  160 520 520 360 360 5 26 26 21 21
    44 satheeshNav 2007-10-18  20 360 380 340 360 1 15 16 14 15
    45 walter@kirz 2001-04-27  6870 7155 7225 285 355 682 695 698 13 16
    46 thiyagum82 2007-09-21  0 345 345 345 345 0 15 15 15 15
    47 hawwa 2005-06-09  170 220 505 50 335 16 20 34 4 18
    48 rkjais75 2008-02-08  55 385 390 330 335 2 34 35 32 33
    49 seshnarayan 2007-08-29  395 665 705 270 310 17 30 32 13 15
    50 savithat 2007-12-03  0 295 310 295 310 0 9 12 9 12
     

     

    I would like to say that nothing is final yet. Even if you're not even on the list, then you can still make it to the top. Just make 20 friends sign up and ask them to make you a Favorite/Friend, that will give you new 2000 points.

    To the rest of you then I will again request that you all remember to:

    • Rate all the post you see - even if they are not so great.
    • If you some of the members are doing a specially good job, then add them as your favorite/friend (also add the other members which are your "real life" friends.

    If you all remember this then I'm sure we will get a very surprising final!

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    I know it's only a day since my last update. But last night I was running the Point Update Job (without changing any of the parameters). This have made a few changes in the list topped with the latest posts the last day.

    # User Name Member Since Point - 2008-03-01 Point - 2008-04-22 New Points per 04-22 Posts - 2008-03-01 Posts - 2008-04-22 New Posts per 04-22
    1 admin 1995-10-01  68875 83009 14134 3140 3189 49
    2 nunomaia 2005-06-05  26245 34137 7892 1033 1189 156
    3 David Singleton 2001-04-12  56066 59491 3425 4782 4925 143
    4 AdamRoue 2000-11-03  26685 29483 2798 428 562 134
    5 waldo 2006-10-24  7149 9740 2591 230 282 52
    6 girish.joshi 2006-07-14  1150 3602 2452 61 161 100
    7 Celenia Software a/s 2007-12-04  0 2400 2400 0 8 8
    8 Alex Chow 2002-05-24  6505 8660 2155 218 240 22
    9 Romeo 2007-12-19  0 2050 2050 0 114 114
    10 Helmut Wimmer 2001-07-11  14177 15973 1796 217 217 0
    11 Anna Perotti 2001-02-26  16424 18129 1705 1229 1299 70
    12 prakash29delhi 2007-10-19  50 1690 1640 2 71 69
    13 IMRAN 2006-07-29  2240 3871 1631 111 188 77
    14 kml 2005-05-09  3136 4495 1359 58 58 0
    15 Fezih5 2008-01-09  0 1295 1295 0 67 67
    16 kiLL6 2007-11-13 0 1225 1225 0 66 66
    17 ara3n 2003-08-05 3960 5170 1210 283 337 54
    18 DenSter 2004-01-23 12075 13150 1075 980 1061 81
    19 shanil 2007-11-15 25 1069 1044 2 17 15
    20 kanagavel 2007-09-13 0 1035 1035 0 19 19
    21 Vikram_Acharya 2008-01-09 5 995 990 1 33 32
    22 ameen 2007-09-25  0 960 960 0 50 50
    23 fmanzella 2005-04-08 6580 7521 941 50 50 0
    24 hansika 2007-09-07  65 830 765 4 40 36
    25 Yaroslav Gaponov 2007-10-19  0 753 753 2 8 6
    26 lally 2007-09-25  155 905 750 6 41 35
    27 Andrea Caprini 2007-10-05  0 725 725 0 37 37
    28 arijitbasu 2006-07-17  46 740 694 5 5 0
    29 manish_s 2007-10-04  0 685 685 0 43 43
    30 zimiwings 2005-01-26  9801 10443 642 150 150 0
    31 ruthdeshy 2008-02-19  0 585 585 0 37 37
    32 Viktoras 2002-11-27  1208 1782 574 108 111 3
    33 santhosh 2007-10-06  0 570 570 0 21 21
    34 KatjaJ 2008-01-11  0 558 558 0 5 5
    35 Gaspode 2007-04-15  800 1355 555 53 85 32
    36 ghuebner 2000-07-21  625 1168 543 42 44 2
    37 sander7 2001-09-10  4425 4956 531 254 275 21
    38 babrown 2005-11-06  2115 2605 490 164 194 30
    39 stryk 2000-12-18  10585 11060 475 859 865 6
    40 stan 2007-01-21  6190 6665 475 318 345 27
    41 ikkyu 2007-11-01  0 475 475 0 33 33
    42 galletin 2007-07-23  875 1310 435 51 77 26
    43 gison 2007-11-12  0 435 435 0 25 25
    44 kriki 2006-03-10  5055 5480 425 356 379 23
    45 intharah 2008-01-25  0 425 425 0 18 18
    46 imranBajwa 2008-02-14  5 415 410 1 20 19
    47 Harish 2003-01-21  3680 4077 397 515 519 4
    48 anfinnur 2000-10-26  2970 3355 385 376 388 12
    49 Maria-Raluca 2007-12-05  0 385 385 0 10 10
    50 seshnarayan 2007-08-29 395 775 380 17 34 17

    Again I will remind you all to please "RATE ALL THE POSTS YOU SEE".

  • In reply to Romeo:

    Romeo

    Sad

    Why sad? All the member names in italic are moderators and can not win (only the honour) so you only need about 500 more points. Get 5 of you friends to sign up and add you as a friend/favorite, or post 50 posts (in avarage you get 20 points - if somebody reply)....

    And you still have a week to do this...

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    Even being an administrator I like more of this version Stick out tongue

  • In reply to Nuno Maia:

    I'm not in it for the points, but I think it is a bit strange that I get a little over 1000 points for almost 100 posts, and someone else gets 2400 points for 8 posts.

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