Welcome to... The RPF's Celebrate Contributors Program Hey you... Yea you. Working on post #4 for the week. After working an 8 hour shift or Being in class all day or Picking up the kids from school and preparing dinner or A combination of all of the above and then some! Yet, you come here, to a place you don't have to be, but want to be. To participate in, create, discuss our games and be apart of our family. We wanted to say: We SEE You and We Appreciate you. Welcome to the Celebrate Contributors Program: A celebration of the hard working Game Managers, Players, and contributors in between who make the RPF fun to be a part of. The objective of this program is celebrating our peers and sharing their work with the community. I, personally, witness phenomenal works and the thought that goes into the posts in the games that I am a part of. Unfortunately, like most of you, I am not able to join every game, read every post, and follow every well crafted story line. I wish I could, but not everyone is omnipresent or possesses the ability to manipulate the very fabric of time like @Sinrebirth . But Blu! Yes, random audience member in my head? How will it work? I'm glad you asked, my imaginary friend! Each month there will be a specific Contributor focus; sometimes it will be GMs, players, individual posts/replies, or even games themselves. After the announcement of the Contributor focus of the month in the first week, there will be a two week-long recognition/nomination period, where we, with the permission of each highlighted individual, repost a short breakdown of their selected work. During the breakdown, the nominator can explain why they selected the individual or game and what stands out to them about their work. Most importantly, we as a community can be given a chance to thank the contributor and acknowledge their part in making our community so important to all of us. Lastly, as a small token of our appreciation, there will be a specific reward for the final week of the month depending on the type of Contributor focus: If it is a game, the game will be presented at the top of the flashing banner of the RPF as a welcoming mat to all visitors of the forum. If it is an individual, either Player or GM, they will be honored with VIPship and colors to boot. If it is an individual post, I will do a deep dive, with the player's permission, into the storyline and characters, the post will be added to the thread with a special short commentary through the post with the author. Note: After some discussion and deep thought, I reasoned that because this isn't an awards or contest thread, that the most prudent way would be to select the recipient of VIPship is through random selection. The reason I chose this method (at least for the inaugural month)is that this is a celebration and recognition program of every single member of our community. Not something to pit one user against others, but to reward, ideally, every member of our community and give us a select snapshot to share with those that may not be following their work here in the RPF. Our Method of Operation is simple. For organizational purposes and having a clean, easy to navigate thread, the following sheet will be sent to me and, once we have permission from the nominee, I will post their selection in the thread. Name of Roleplayer, Game Manager, or Game: Type of Contribution: (Dependent on the month) Short description of why the work stands out to you, what it means for you, and why you enjoy interacting with the user or participating in the game: Contribution itself: (Specifically when the Contributor focus is a role player or a specific post that you enjoy from the creator) As I'm sure there are still details to be hammered out and questions to be asked, I will now open the floor for you guys to join me in thoughts, considerations, and what you would like to see from the program! I feel that the layout is pretty simple and the only real rule I have is that there will be no back to back winners, even if they are randomly chosen twice. This is so we can get an opportunity to honor everyone's work!