Chip In and Everyone Wins!
As a community-driven site, Community Radar® members benefit from each other's efforts. To reward those that contribute the most valuable information to their community, we've created a quarterly and an annual cash award to encourage and acknowledge member participation.
How It Works
The approach is simple. Funds raised in each period will be used to reward the poster(s) of the most popular submission published during the period. See the Note at bottom for explanation of how "popular" will be determined. There will be 1 winner per quarter. In the event of exact ties, awards will be split among winners evenly.
At the end of each period (April 1, July 1, October 1, January 1), I will report the winner(s). Winners have 2 weeks to claim their award before I confirm a runner-up for the award.
As the primary site monitor, I'm chipping in $50 each quarter and $50 for the annual fund to get the "kitty" started. As a result, the minimum reward for the top submission will be $50 and there is no maximum. 100% of the funds raised will go to winners.
I and members of my family are not eligible for awards. No one can win more than 2 quarterly awards in one year.
Any site visitor or member can thank their peers by contributing $2, $10, $20 or more using the ChipIn service above. Contribute early and often - all contributors will be recognized at each period end! Remember, a little help from everyone means a significant incentive for others to keep helping the quality of the site! -Kim Gokce, site founder
Note:For the purposes of this award program, "most popular" posts will be determined by an algorithm I have developed that includes number of times an item was read, the number of times it was voted for by members, and the length of the period the item was published. The formula includes weightings that favor votes over reads. It also includes weightings to balance items that have been published longer versus those that have been puslished for only short periods. The extact formula will remain confidential to prevent members from trying to "game" the system.