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Mayor / Maire

How are the top community rewards really decided?

My theory is that they are decided by some form of commitee made of some or all the Oracle's and 2 to 3 moderators. Everyone know that its the Canadian thing, one of these dates, we are going to form a commitee to comment on what a commitee truly is. Any way, I digress. 

The criteria seems to value solutions authored, based on what was said in January Rewards announcement.  It's also probably based to some extent on participation ( board views, bravos earned/given., questions asked etc).

However the ultimate decision on who gets what is this comittee. Which makes it all the more peculiar that they are going the way of the Trump, by being less transparent and not releasing the winners list as in previous months.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?

PM has a secret formula that nobody knows.  It's like the receipe for KFC that people know about but don't know the special ingredients.  

 

[Correct answer marked to save all the angst ......... Luddite]

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Mayor / Maire

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?

I think PM runs a script to check the member participation during the past month using the secret formula. 

 

Oracles may have input on what parameters to included in the secret formula.  The final decision is PM.

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Oracle

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?

Is this a conspiracy theory?  Do we need tinfoil hats?  If Oracle's are involved they have kept it a secret from me lol. There is no committee as you mention we have nothing to do with who gets what.  


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?

PM has a secret formula that nobody knows.  It's like the receipe for KFC that people know about but don't know the special ingredients.  

 

[Correct answer marked to save all the angst ......... Luddite]

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?


@ShawnC13 wrote:

Is this a conspiracy theory?  Do we need tinfoil hats?  If Oracle's are involved they have kept it a secret from me lol. There is no committee as you mention we have nothing to do with who gets what.  


The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight ClubSmiley Wink

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Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?


@buiya wrote:

@ShawnC13 wrote:

Is this a conspiracy theory?  Do we need tinfoil hats?  If Oracle's are involved they have kept it a secret from me lol. There is no committee as you mention we have nothing to do with who gets what.  


The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight ClubSmiley Wink


Great movie!! I know PM gives me a $20 rewards but that isn't enough for me to lie to people if they ask a question about if I have any roll in community rewards.  If there is ever a post or question about the Oracle's I always answer nothing to hide.  If I was able to play a part in it there would have been times in the past when some who got rewards wouldn't have


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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?


@gblackma wrote:

My theory is that they are decided by some form of commitee made of some or all the Oracle's and 2 to 3 moderators.


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Oracle

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?


@ShawnC13 wrote:

@buiya wrote:

@ShawnC13 wrote:

Is this a conspiracy theory?  Do we need tinfoil hats?  If Oracle's are involved they have kept it a secret from me lol. There is no committee as you mention we have nothing to do with who gets what.  


The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight ClubSmiley Wink


Great movie!! I know PM gives me a $20 rewards but that isn't enough for me to lie to people if they ask a question about if I have any roll in community rewards.  If there is ever a post or question about the Oracle's I always answer nothing to hide.  If I was able to play a part in it there would have been times in the past when some who got rewards wouldn't have


I am going to break guidance and weigh in on a solutioned troll thread.  I say this is a troll thread because this question has been over asked in this forum and the context surrounding the initiation of this thread is fishy.  You were being baited to speak up.  Your frankness means you have been dropped from the Christmas gift list, lol. 

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Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?


@will13am wrote:

@ShawnC13 wrote:

@buiya wrote:

@ShawnC13 wrote:

Is this a conspiracy theory?  Do we need tinfoil hats?  If Oracle's are involved they have kept it a secret from me lol. There is no committee as you mention we have nothing to do with who gets what.  


The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight ClubSmiley Wink


Great movie!! I know PM gives me a $20 rewards but that isn't enough for me to lie to people if they ask a question about if I have any roll in community rewards.  If there is ever a post or question about the Oracle's I always answer nothing to hide.  If I was able to play a part in it there would have been times in the past when some who got rewards wouldn't have


I am going to break guidance and weigh in on a solutioned troll thread.  I say this is a troll thread because this question has been over asked in this forum and the context surrounding the initiation of this thread is fishy.  You were being baited to speak up.  Your frankness means you have been dropped from the Christmas gift list, lol. 


That is ok no one here on my list either.  The topic does come up every once and awhile and I don't see an issue with responding with the facts that I have


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How are the top community rewards really decided?

Whatever PM's secret community reward formula might be, it has apparently changed (and continues to change) over time.

 

It used to be comparatively easy to rack up enough Posts and Bravos and Solutions to assure a place within the Top % Rewards.

 

It seems to now be weighted into the total volume of Posts and Bravos and Solutions, individual numbers aren't as relevant as how they score within the "average" population curve.

 

And, I've always suspected, there's some human bias involved - opinions and judgements applied to nudge some people with borderline merits into adjacent Top % categories.

 

PM deliberately avoids publishing specific details. Because they don't want it gamified and exploited. And because, I think, a lack of transparency allows them leeway to fudge things around - it does involve money and their business, after all. Although it seems obvious that Oracles get assigned a fixed Oracle Reward in place of variable Community Rewards.