An observation – is this requiredWhenever winners are announced for various contests, many members post their congratulatory messages in the thread. It is a nice to read through the congratulatory messages. It pleases me to know that there are people out there who care and show their appreciation. It is an earnest and sweet gesture.
But, among the messages, there are a few that stand out like a sore thumb. Do the congratulatory messages have to make mention of the thread titles and article titles for which the awards were given? The intent is obvious – the congratulatory messages are just a means of earning points. I am being awfully blunt, but someone needs to say this out loud. The purpose of the message is lost because the objective is clearly something else.
I request members to refrain from doing this. There have been subtle messages in the past, but members do not seem to take heed.