I like the idea of everyone buying a 'ticket' for a dollar and then someone winning it and the money going back towards prizes for other things.For the record, I am much more in favor of a raffle because so many of us are short on funds. I think it's reasonable to ask a dollar to play rather than have an auction which would leave out a lot of our members.
If we could even get half as many of the people that vote regularly to participate that would be about $50. It's not a huge fundraiser but a good little boost and, like you said, is good for the community. Plus there's always the potential for a time when the donations might be short a month and/or an unexpected cost arises. Not to mention they would be getting something real, not a banner or icon or cash prize, but a real thing.
Agreed. I never understood why people cared whether the forum makes money or not. They don't but who cares if they did?Relatively new member here. I like the raffle idea, but also just want to say - I could give two shits if you guys make a million off this forum (I'd be happy for ya). If it works, people post hits, it's not toxic, and the uptime is good, then who gives a crap? I do like the raffle idea, but just putting that out there. Make some money off of it, why not? You're the ones who set it up, put in time, moderate, etc, I don't see the problem.
Unfortunately, there isn't. We just kinda have to keep an eye out. Unfortunately, we sometimes miss things, though, and it's actually why we set up the whole Mentor thing, just to make sure people weren't being overlooked.Here's an idea... is there a way to notify mods if a new member has posted something that has received no responses whatsoever? It seems that pretty much every post in the Introduction thread gets responses, and I think that made a difference to me when I joined, but I just noticed a post in a different thread that was around three weeks old and had no responses at all, and it was the only post from the member. Getting no responses at all can be quite discouraging..... In reality I can be a cynical and ruthless person, but I DO want everyone do to feel encouraged to participate and do their best!
Thank you. And yeah, this is the type of stuff that gets asked around here almost every day, so I think anyone here should be able to answer at least part of that person's question. And sometimes, if I don't know the answer, I'll just link it in the work thread and ask if there's anyone else that can help.Here's the thread: http://www.mturkcrowd.com/threads/so-how-many-people-are-using-turkopticon-2.2599/
I think I must have looked at it since I was in it...