ShortNews would not exist were it not for the contributions of its many members and to say thank you for your input, we are launching the ShortNewser of the Month award. The winner is to receive a $50 voucher from Amazon.com. The monthly winners, along with an admins’ wildcard, will go in the running to be crowned ShortNewser of the Year.
**Second and third place will now be given prizes as well.**
Following the success in the first five months of the ShortNewser of the Month competition, we at ShortNews have decided to give a second and third prize of a US$25 Amazon gift voucher, and a US$15 Amazon.com gift voucher respectively. Now you have even more reason to participate here!
On the first weekday of each month the admin team will nominate five users for the award. The list of nominees will be on the voting page, and there will be three days to vote. Simply click the ‘vote’ button as often as you are allowed, or spread your votes around if you are a multi-star user.
To make sure you get our attention, it’s advisable to get yourself up into the monthly high score list (Top 30). We will nominate people from outside the list but being on it is your best chance of being noticed. Also, there are things that will diminish your chances of being nominated. If it is obvious you are more interested in the quantity rather than the quality of news summaries and/or you make little or no effort to proofread your work then you diminish your chance of nomination. Likewise if we have to remove a number of unjustified ratings that you've given, warn you for flaming/flamebaiting, or edit insults out of your comments, then your chances of being nominated are reduced. The main thing we will be looking for when choosing nominees is a positive contribution to the site.
To prevent users creating multiple accounts and voting for themselves we have made it a requirement that you have at least one star to vote. The more stars you have, the greater the weight of your vote. In short, the more you've contributed, the more say you have in choosing a community superstar.
1. Questions as to why an individual was or was not nominated will not be answered individually. The whys are either mentioned above or a person may be elected at a further date.
2. Do not offer or accept any incentive to vote a particular way.
3. Don't tell others who you are voting for, just vote.
Any ShortNews member who is not an employee or family of an employee of GoNamic GmbH is eligible to be nominated. If a CC is nominated it will be solely the decision of the head admin Lois_Lane, who – as an employee – is ineligible.
competition could tear us apart, but cooperation could bring us together. who needs it the most? since we are a community of sorts, i think we ought to vote not just for those who contribute the most, but for those whom we think could use the $50.
get too crazy, I want to thank SN's techie extraordinnaire SirDariusz, who took our idea and vision and turned it into something easy and concise! Thank you, O. Really!
Also, a special thanks to Ixuzus, who slaved over this. He took his brain child, and my brain child, and merged them into the skeleton of what we've launched today. He worked tirelessly over the last ten months to see this come to fruition. Thanks, dude.
Also, my team! My team, my team. You guys are seriously so very awesome. And of course you guys. Without the SN users, we wouldn't still be here, and Lucas would have to wear fourth-hand clothing and live in a worse part of town. Thanks guys.
I really appreciate this place and so enjoy all these stories I have learned so much through coming here, Good luck to all of you! Hope you can award some these guys with their comments; on occasions the comments are a stories on there own, full of wit, anger and sorting out the world, All good stuff, making me laugh until I cry more times than I can count and that’s when I am not ranting my head off at someone (Such a huge stress relief) Thanks for you that guys too. ;)
Assessed this news because I believe it is great that that you have done this project @ixuzus and Lois lane and thank you all of you that keep me occupied.
Now could admin please sort out my spelling and grammar? Lol
Might I suggest that the short newser of the month be voted for closer to the month for which their are being nominated and voted for? We´re almost in Jan but still haven´t voted on Oct.´s shortnewser otm. My memory isn´t that good, so I can´t remember who posted what if it is more than a month ago.