Well........ First of all, Geri, you are WAY ahead of yourself in naming anyone for anything just yet, girl !! Whoa! LOL There will be a lot of other details to come, so hold on to your suggestions about nominations for a bit, o.k. Thanks!
There will be other threads and/or posts to help the process along, but naming nominees will be done privately via emails to both Dave and myself.
More to follow on that........
Next thing, this is for FUN, so please let's keep that in mind.
The awards aren't of any monetary value, won't mean a thing to anyone outside this forum, aren't going to enhance your standing in life by any means! LOL When I belonged to a HUGE scrapbooking forum, they had this and it was a really great way for members to 'mingle' and be more active. A lot of Signature Tag and Graphic Arts forums have things of this nature as well.
The "prizes" will be some type of graphic or "stamp" that you can use while posting here or..... not! It will be up to the person who wins. Maybe we'll come up with another reward - it's still not 100% decided. I can't think that someone will be ticked off about not getting named for this, that or the other thing, when it's all for fun.
Disappointed maybe, but this is light forum fun, not life-changing, I promise.
IF, for some reason, it becomes a huge headache, or it "goes south" and there are issues with too many members, then pffttt.... it will disappear! No problemo.
LOL Really! I mean, who needs the anguish, right? Not us!
BUT .... if we look out for those deserving of some type of fun recognition, then it can encourage those that don't post very often to come out and 'play' with the rest of us. Also, if it means members will suddenly start changing their avatars/signatures or post funnier and funnier threads, or get active in Havanese sport, then all that is actually a good thing, so we'll welcome that.
We will ask you to nominate forum members via emails to Dave and to myself. We will let you know when to begin and this process will last up until election time, which will be in either Nov. or Dec.
This is a year-long activity and you will be allowed to nominate a certain # of times for each category throughout the year, but not a dozen times, as that would be way too many for Dave and I to figure out! Again, just give us a day or two and we'll let you know more.
All posts, threads, pictures, members, and activities from January 2009 until Nov. 2010 are to be considered. When you email us, we'll want to have nominees' User Name, Post/Thread link that you are referring to, etc... to check up on it and see if it's valid. Once we tally up the nominations, we'll present those with a certain number of nominations (still undecided) and present them on an election "ballot" and again, voting will be private emails to both Dave and myself.
I'm sure Dave will explain things so much better than I, since he's been doing this on another forum and it's been highly successful and pleasant.
We want to hear your questions, so don't hesitate to ask what some things mean, but we hope to have more details for you very soon. Hang in there!