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Platinum Top Contributor ? :)

If possible I'd like your opinions about some changes to TOP contributor reward system

the main idea is: Platinum Top Contributor reward

That is Platinum Top Contributor in areaΒ…

What would make you eligible to get such a award:

model 1:

a) Being a three time Top Contributor in the same area

Why not being a three time the same Top Contributor number ? (like 3 times No 1)

a) as you cannot predict which No. you can have (sometimes very little difference between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3)

b) imagine someone who was two times No 3. and in the 3rd year he was No. 1 😊

b) youΒ’d have to create lots of badges which will be given quite rarely (for 1 , 2 , 3 place)

so creating just one for each area would be enough I believe

also TOP contributor badges change every year and Platinum Top Contributor could be the same

in all years - it doesn't even have to be a badge in contrast to TOP contributor

model 2:



another option would be to create another model:
TOP contributor (standard meaning - bronze)
silver TOP contributor - (for being twice in the same area)
golden TOP contributor - (for being 3 times in the same area)
platinum TOP contributor - (for being 4 times in the same area)

Why create such a new reward :

a)

the most important

- to make those top contributors stay longer on SDN (remember those famous 20% that make 80% of the job?).

for exmaple in XI (my personal favourite area) every year there are two new top contributors and each year the old ones are gone πŸ˜”

I believe it's quite similar in other areas (I remember Roberto Negro and Edwin Harpino - A.H.P tremendous activities)

so some TOP contributors still post - some don't use SDN anymore - but we (SDN community) needs them I believe

b) to create something EVEN more valueable for top contributors (so they will want to do even more)

c) itΒ’s quite similar to SAP 😊 à senior contultant and platinum consultant 😊

But there might be some buts too:

Why not to create it:

a) it will be very rare (not 3 x every SDN/BPX area each year)

b) some people might think Β– why bother for if so rare ß but read point a) in Β“why createΒ” section once more

What do you think about this idea ?

Thank you for reading and comments,

Regards,

michal

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    Former Member
    May 03, 2007 at 10:45 AM

    Hi Michal,

    I completly agree with your suggestion, but One year is too long time, so I think every three months the top contributors must be revised. So it will be benefical for them and others for new talents which is one kind of encouragement to them. What do you say???????

    Pavani

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      I can see where some of you would say "hey SDN team pay attention" to these people but with so much happening each and every day on SDN it's hard for us (only a couple of us) to really keep up.

      We used to do the Contributor Spotlights but got little to no feedback, then we implemented the Community Reporters (all of which is in the Community Wiki space) but only one reporter has done anything this year.

      Another reward level would not really change that but would actually end up taking away more time that we don't have to really "talk" to who is who in the community. Is the idea another label for another prize or is it to bring out the best in the community and for everyone to hear about it?

      What about a completely new model?

      4) More of you sign up to be a community reporter and report on the coolness of each of the areas you are in? Thus becoming an extended arm to the community team and helping us reach even more people than we are now?

  • May 03, 2007 at 05:54 PM

    +Why create such a new reward :

    a) the most important - to make those top contributors stay longer on SDN (remember those famous 20% that make 80% of the job?).

    for exmaple in XI (my personal favourite area) every year there are two new top contributors and each year the old ones are gone πŸ˜”

    I believe it's quite similar in other areas (I remember Roberto Negro and Edwin Harpino - A.H.P tremendous activities)

    so some TOP contributors still post - some don't use SDN anymore - but we (SDN community) needs them I believe

    b) to create something EVEN more valueable for top contributors (so they will want to do even more)

    c) itΒ’s quite similar to SAP 😊 à senior contultant and platinum consultant :)+

    In response to the above, I have to say, that the driving force behind most of the top contributors here on SDN is to help their peers. If a Top Contributor slows or stops in his contributions, it is either one of two things, 1) he simply doesn't get anything out of it anymore( the feeling you get when you help someone) or 2) he is not contributing due to lack of availibility, meaning that maybe his employer has cut him off from doing so during work hours, or the work load is simply too much and there is not time for contributing.

    I'm not sure how your suggestions would help in this respect. Let's keep the conversation going though, and try to see the other reasons why some may not contribute anymore. 😊

    Regards,

    Rich Heilman

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    May 03, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    Hi Michal,

    I also agree with your views and idea.

    I believe It encourge all Peers to contribute and HELP all those who required their valuable suggestion .

    I had personal experience , SDN has given lot to me in term of knowledge , experience and other valuable gain .

    Your views will encourage more users to participate .

    Thanks for putting this first.

    Take care.

    Manoj Shakya.

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    Former Member
    May 03, 2007 at 04:50 PM

    and what about awarding cross posters, people not using the search and those trying to game the system also?

    I'd suggest a strontium or uranium award 😊

    anton

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  • May 03, 2007 at 11:01 AM

    Michal,

    ><i>for exmaple in XI (my personal favourite area) every year there are two new top contributors and each year the old ones are gone :(</i>

    Not this year I am still around thankfully. 😊

    I do agree with the bigger question here. There are multiple people on SDN who contribute and then somehow vanish out of the blue. What is it that demotivates these people who gave so much to the community? is it boredom or is it that they have just moved on to bigger and better things.

    I can list down so many people on XI forum who were making quality contributions, people from whom I learnt so much who have all disappaeared and they were all SDN'ers even before I had resgistered on SDN which was 2 years back.

    I guess this has to hold true not only for XI but across all categories here on SDN. Anything that gets back the true spirit of SDN is okie with me and if it means a Platinum Contributing system like pointed by you <i><b> or even people on SDN voting for their favorite SDN'er for each category</b></i> , etc.

    Anything to bring back a list of people from whom I would still love to hear and learn along with it is ok with me and I guess probabaly the entire community as well.

    Maybe we can even get a list of people who have stopped contributing , mail them personally and ask them to get back here on SDN , coz we all need a vibrant community here.

    Regards

    Bhavesh

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    • Hi Bhavesh,

      >>>>coz we all need a vibrant community here.

      this is exactly what I mean 😊

      but you also mentioned some other good points worth considering 😊

      BTW

      >>>>Not this year I am still around thankfully. 😊

      you're a fortunate exception 😊

      Regards,

      michal