The fortnightly TOW is back!As you know, various contests and reward programs were shelved earlier this year. In the light of this thread, we discussed with the Webmasters the need to revive some of those reward programs.
Accordingly, the Thread of the Week (TOW) that we had changed to the Thread of the Fortnight has been revived. Hurrah! The reward program will roll out next month. A thread will be selected as the best thread from the 1st to the 15th, and then from the 16th to the month-end. The cash prizes will be the same as earlier, with Rs. 60/- for one winner and Rs. 40/- as a special prize. Other threads will also be considered for enhanced points only, with no cash credits. Points will also be enhanced for good responses, with no cash credits.
Going ahead- We will monitor the response we get from members for two months and if we get good participation in terms of numbers and not just quality, then we will discuss with the Webmasters more prizes/cc. The reason why numbers also matter is because, to put it very frankly, it would be good to reward multiple members rather than only a few current active forum participants. The more members participate, the higher the possibility of more rewards.
Important note: We will continue to stick to the new niche on academics. That is, you must continue to submit threads on education/academic-associated topics only.
Before you protest (smiling)- Webmasters have obviously focused on this niche to revive the fortunes of the site and ensure it sustains in a tough competitive market. We have also seen through the forum challenge contest, that where there's a will, there's a way. We did succeed in raising a good number of topics for discussion focusing only on this niche, didn't we? Why not, then, continue in the same vein? Do you want to discuss other topics? Here's the solution - join our associate site SocialVillage.in and have discussions on varied topics there.
We also hope that members don't look towards getting rewards to be motivated to be active participants in the forum. Retain the zeal and enthusiasm to be part of the forum, irrespective of whether there are cash credits and prizes disbursed.