Posted: 15 November 2011 at 3:23am | IP Logged
It would be the way MOTW is chosen I would rather it be more objective rather then a subjective choice, we have the Hall of Fame (the number of votes from forum members on a person), which is nicely split into, day, week, month and all time members of the forum...I think the weekly activity only should make the decision of who is MOTW. That is a more objective choice, therefore no prejudice, like previous quarrel with the person or cronyism/kalakari actions is involved in the decision. A more fairer decision is made that way.
But in our forum for a very long time I was at the top of Hall of Fame for 7 weeks (in the Daily, Weekly, Monthly categories) but was chosen only on the 7th week.
The explanation I was given is that Hall of Fame doesn't come into the choice, but active contribution in the forums, Fan fics, VM's where the whole forum appreciates your work then you get picked as MOTW. But just to warn you I wrote fan fics during that 7 weeks, and if I am 7 weeks at the top of Hall of Fame people in the forum were appreciating my contribution on the forum and were voting for me...so I think you have to shame the people who choose the MOTW (by staying at the top continuously for 7 weeks like I did) for you to get to be picked...at the moment no objectivity is used in choosing MOTW.