I'm happy to announce that we once again will have a the "Dynamics Community Competition". Like last year (http://dynamicsuser.net/forums/p/21894/109664.aspx#109664) then we are trying to find the members who are contributing the most to the community.
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. As something new then this year the moderators will also be able to win the competion.
Today 12pm CET I was running a dump of all members giving a complete list of the points of each member. On June 30th. the competion will finish. During the next month I will periodically post the results to date, so that you can follow who is leading (only the top 50 will be listed).
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 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 post. Tip: Write good and interesting blog posts, for each reply you get 5 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.
Additionally and most important: for each verified answer you get 100 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 2 point.
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 helpful or not helpful) 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 and comment that you are rating and the poster of the rated post get 10 points for each star you are giving the post. So everytime you read a post, then remember to rate both the posts and the comments.
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 50 points.
Friends: Are your fiends and co-workers members here? Don't you think that they should have the pleasure of using DUG? Then tell them about the user group, tell them to become a member using the "Invite Your Friends" function available on the frontpage. For every new person who have added you as a friend you get 150 points. So if you have 10 friends, then you get 1500 points!
If your friends and co-workers are already members, then still tell them to add you as a friend! For every new person who have added you as a friend you get 50 points.
Wikis: Whenever you're adding a new page to the Wiikipedia you get 20 point. Editing an existing page 10 points and 5 point to comment a page.
Have a great day, Erik
I'm sorry. The last weeks have been very very busy. Not only have I been at the Mibuso Conference last week, but I'm working hard on defining and setting up my new company.
But here are the results so far:
In reply to Erik P. Ernst:
Hope you have a good trip.
- though I'd be on the list - Can you check my account
In reply to DaveT:
You're right there has to be something wrong! You should at least have been on the top 5!
Let me see what's wrong!
Ok. You where right. Of course. But if you noticed above, then the list didn't include any members who signed up after our last competition in March 2008. Here comes the new list:
I thought it was strange that my name was at the top
In reply to Daniel Rimmelzwaan:
Well as you are number two, then it wouldn't really be that strange!
Btw I thought it would be funny to see the top 10 for post active poster in the same period:
I thought it was strange that my name was at the top
How do you think I feel - hoped I'd make the top 10 behind Steven,Daniel,Thomas,David,Erik,Mordis..
Actually the competition was to end on May 30th. But as last year I have decided to extend the competition until June 30th to get more new members activated.
The "score" so far is:
Below please find the standings as of Friday June 12th.
Just an announcement to say that the winner has been found:
Who is the winner?