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    Announce GS Award Program

    The GS Staff has implemented an Awards Program to recognize members for various contributions and achievements as a member of the GS Forum. An explanation of those awards are listed in detail below. Some awards are automatic, while others requires a "request" or "recommendation."

    The award icons will be displayed under your user info beneath the Join Date and Number of Posts. They will also be shown in your Profile under the Awards tab.

    A request is when you are requesting an award for yourself, while a recommendation is when you are recommending another member for an award. You can request/recommend on the Awards Page.

    Recommendations and requests for awards will be carefully reviewed by the GS Staff as a team. If the award is approved, the recipient will receive a PM once the award is posted. If not, no further action will be taken. However, the GS Staff may elect to provide input to an individual request on a case-by-case basis.

    Automatic Awards

    Post count - These awards are automatic and will be awarded once you reach the required posts.

    Membership Time - These awards are automatic and will be awarded once you reach the required membership time as a member.

    Moderator Duties - This award is given to members who have performed full moderator or admin duties for at least one year.

    Prediction Contest - There are two types of awards: Individual and Overall. The "individual" award is for winners for an individual overall event (i.e. Skate America, Canadian Nationals, Worlds, etc.), while the "Overall" event is reserved for combined events (i.e. GP Final, ISU Championships, ISU Junior Championships, and National Championships). These awards will be presented upon completion of the event/series.

    Requested/Recommended Awards

    Note: Unless otherwise specified, all criteria for awards is for the current season that you are requesting or being nominated for. Archived posts, threads, etc are not counted.

    Linguist - These awards are reserved for bilingual members who have taken the time to translate news articles and interviews (video included) from a reliable news source (must be a minimum of 500 words). News from tabloid sites/blogs, snippets from social media, and Google translations will not be considered. These threads must be created individually in the Edge only - not in existing threads or in other sub-forums. You can provide a link to your translation in another thread (i.e. Fan Fest) but please do not post the entire translation to two or more different parts of the forum as this is considered double-posting and is against the Guidelines.

    Note: Translations must also contain a link directly to the original source (original article and/or video). Please ask for permission from the author or publication.

    There are are three awards for this category and the highest award given will be displayed. Threads that are archived or located in any other forums or sub-forums will not be considered, however, the tiers below are accumulative. For instance, if you receive a Tier 1 award for the 2018-19 season, and then you do five more translations the following the season, you will be eligible for the Tier 2.

    Tier 1: 5+ translations
    Tier 2: 10+ translations
    Tier 3: 20+ translations

    To request/recommend this award, please ensure that you include links to the thread where the info can be found so that the staff can evaluate.

    Commentator - The play-by-plays (PBPs) provided by knowledgeable and fast-typing GS members are highly valued by our community! This award is reserved for posters who have taken the time to provide at least 10 timely PBPs by and/or full reviews in the Competition Forum in one season beginning with the 2018-19 season. A PBP consists of one full warm-up group.

    PBPS for all events are welcomed! The events below will be counted towards an award:

    • Junior Grand Prix
    • Grand Prix
    • Challenger Series
    • Nationals
    • Euros
    • 4CCs
    • JW
    • Worlds
    • WTT

    To request/recommend this award, please ensure that you include links to the event discipline thread where the PBPs can be found so that the staff can evaluate.

    Community - This award is reserved for members who have gone above and beyond, performing hours upon hours of volunteer work in the forum for at least one year beginning with the 2016-17 season. This includes updating FF threads (by discipline), running competitions, and maintaining various portions of the forums such as the national threads in the competition forum (i.e. creating and updating events and event info).

    To request/recommend this award, please ensure that you include links to the event thread or subforum where the info can be found so that the staff can evaluate.

    Noteworthy Poster - This award is for members who create new threads (not responses) in the Edge and Lutz Corner only. The threads must be contributory in nature—not controversial, contain gossip, speculation, and/or otherwise negative. Note that repetitive seasonal threads (i.e. national skating threads, power rankings, TV schedule, etc.) will not be considered.

    Examples:

    • Threads which contain news, interviews, training updates, program updates, coach/choreographer updates, partner changes, etc. from reliable sources (news outlets, skating federations, and or official social media accounts). Please do not create a thread every time a skater gets a new dog, visits a restaurant, or goes on vacation. These should be posted in the individual Fan Fests.
    • Threads that are technical in nature that can help fans understand various aspects of figure skating.
    • Constructive, informative, and/or fun threads which encourage hearty discussions and/or debates.
    • Translation posts are also considered

    You can search for "thumbs up" here - be sure to 1) enter your username 2) select "The Edge" in the drop-down menu, and 3) put at least a minimum of 5 thumbs up and 200 posts, and number of days in the fields provided. The number of Views and Replies will be displayed in the results.

    Note: Threads that are archived or located in any other forums or sub-forums will not be considered, however, the tiers below are accumulative.

    A nominated thread must have either: 1) a minimum of 20 thumbs up, or 2) a minimum of 5 thumbs up AND (4000+ Views OR 25+ Replies). The below tiers are accumulative. For instance, if you receive a Tier 1 award for the 2018-19 season, and then you have 15 or more threads that meet the criteria the following the season, you will be eligible for the Tier 2.

    Tier I: 10+ threads
    Tier II: 25+ threads
    Tier III: 50+ threads

    Be sure to include the links to all the threads when requesting or recommending this award.

    Note: Duplicate awards will not be presented.
    Last edited by gsk8; 07-15-2020 at 12:02 PM.

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    Garder les choses réelles Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
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    Could some awards please be looked into for those who contribute on the regular and help skaters greatly in the "Lutz Corner" forum? It's the only part of the forum without awards, and I feel alot of good is done in that part of the forum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ic3Rabbit View Post
    Could some awards please be looked into for those who contribute on the regular and help skaters greatly in the "Lutz Corner" forum? It's the only part of the forum without awards, and I feel alot of good is done in that part of the forum.

    Very good idea.

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    We value all the positive contributions and engagements from our members However, Golden Skate cannot support/promote advice or responses given from unknown users. However, if someone takes the time to create threads that, for example, include links to "How To's" from known and credible sources, that could fall under the "Noteworthy Poster" category. We have just edited the criteria for this to reflect the Lutz Corner

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    Garder les choses réelles Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
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    I don't think any of us over there were asking to be a "noteworthy poster" and get an award for that. But, many who have dedicated their lives to the sport (as a skater, as a coach, judge, or skate tech), and know things far beyond "how to's" on wiki or whatnot, it's kind of hurtful. There are many who have received very valuable information there that pro shops couldn't even give them and would have done them wrong and gotten the skater injured. They've gotten advice in the Lutz Forum and have come back to several posters time and time again thanking them for the help they gave them and it was the correct advice.

    Even if many of us may have written tech blogs, how to's, etc, it breaks many a GS forum rule to post that here. In reading the rules in detail, there are at least 3 rules that would break. Yes, there are liabilities and you have to cover your rear on that, but there are far many more posts daily in the Edge and other parts of the forum that would be more of a worry than skaters, techs, judges, and coaches helping each other or newbies. All that was asked was some kind of recognition to posters that give much of their time there that don't have to, and it makes no sense for someone to get a GS award no matter how small for contribution to a fan fest, prediction contest, or off topic (community) part of the forum and not Lutz Corner.

    No offense was intended with this post, just truly wondering.

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    The Girl Without A Face
    No one is trying to be "hurtful" or minimize the experience that others have. However, it should be noted that the staff has noticed that a lot of the answers given to questions in the Lutz are snarky and condescending. I've received several PMs asking me to delete their accounts because of this. They did not feel welcome on the board and were made to feel stupid.

    At any rate, we will look revisit this request future. As you know, we are very busy trying to get the new platform going and a ton of work is going into this before we can transition to the new board.

    Thanks and be safe!

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