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Run by you awards 2018

Started by: ijustcantdoit
On: 27/11/2018 | 15:42
Replies: 99
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by: natty_noo
on: 04/12/2018 | 19:30
I don't see any need for 'awards' really, but if we must, then it should always be by member vote only.

I'm very sceptical by nature, so everything needs to be out in the open or i'll think some underhandedness is afoot Smiley SurprisedSmiley Tongue

As for where and when, it makes no difference to me really because i wouldn't be able to attend anyway.
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by: chand311
on: 04/12/2018 | 19:59

Yes @ijustcantdoit that would be great to expand categories and get more involved gaffers. 

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by: magspider
on: 04/12/2018 | 20:04

 

@amy_b_d wrote:

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a good Tuesday.

First of all, thank you for opening up this conversation, we have also been having discussions as a team about what the awards could look like this year.

Off the back of this thread and a few after the awards in March, it’s clear that there needs to be more transparency and trust with the awards. I have sat down with the rest of the community team and we like the idea of rewarding you regularly and we agree with you that we should give the power to you. After all, these are the run by you awards.

So the big question is, how would you like to run the awards this year? What would you like to see happen? How should the voting and winning take place? Would you even have the run by you awards?

We all look forward to hearing all of your fabulous ideas. =)

 

There are some 'key words' in this post. Suggesting that you have decided you like year round rewards, and you are asking what we think about scrapping the awards.

 

It would be much better if you just dispensed with the facade of polling feedback and just announce that you've already made your decision to scrap the awards.

 

 

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by: snowman1888
on: 04/12/2018 | 20:25

@amy_b_d wrote:

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a good Tuesday.

First of all, thank you for opening up this conversation, we have also been having discussions as a team about what the awards could look like this year.

Off the back of this thread and a few after the awards in March, it’s clear that there needs to be more transparency and trust with the awards. I have sat down with the rest of the community team and we like the idea of rewarding you regularly and we agree with you that we should give the power to you. After all, these are the run by you awards.

So the big question is, how would you like to run the awards this year? What would you like to see happen? How should the voting and winning take place? Would you even have the run by you awards?

We all look forward to hearing all of your fabulous ideas. =)

Well give the power back to the gg members.. We vote, and winners are chosen based on those votes.. after the awards are presented.. do a quick who voted for who announcement / thread... that should restore some trust Smiley Wink  

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by: loyalistdan
on: 04/12/2018 | 21:15

i must remember to vote when the time comes

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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 04/12/2018 | 22:28 edited: 04/12/2018 | 22:32

@amy_b_d

100% we keep the awards 

Nominations as before but with  broader categories 

After nominations we have a simple vote just like our charity vote .

I also feel as an online outfit we should have an online award .

This gives maximum member involvement 

 

 

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by: ujo55
on: 04/12/2018 | 23:14
@natty_noo
I think you sum up my feelings perfectly when you say:
I don't see any need for 'awards' really, but if we must, then it should always be by member vote only.

If we are to have awards I don't believe that the number of categories should be increased, awards should be for those who make an exceptional contribution and just increasing the number handed out only devalues them in my view, and unless everyone's a winner there will always be some who feel their contribution has not been fairly recognized, possibly with some justification, and perhaps this is why I'm not really sold on the concept.

I do believe as this is an on-line community it should just be announced online, otherwise it would be unfair on those who won but for a wide variety of reasons could not physically attend.
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by: revjonty
on: 05/12/2018 | 00:00
Personally I would scrap them.
My reasons being:
Winners decided by staff = same old same old. Lack of trust that it's not about anything other than who you schmoose.

Winners decided by popular forum vote = awards for the clique members.

I have no solution to fix this. The rot is too well set in, and there seems little will to address the problem. The tendency seems to be to go after those that point out the problem, rather than deal with the problem.

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by: amy_b_d
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on: 05/12/2018 | 09:11
Thank you, everyone, for responding. We haven't made any decisions yet about what we are going to do this year. When we were discussing the awards, we said we wanted to have an "always on" approach and thanking everyone for their help, their ideas, and involvement throughout the year but this thread has highlighted that there's a desire to have awards and if this is what the majority wants, then we want to make it happen the best we can. We can potentially have some of you help and take control over different areas if you want to volunteer as helpers. That could be in the nomination phase, the voting phase, arranging the dates, other nice things like videos, social posts or blog posts etc. There's lots of possible ways we can celebrate and thank each other so I'm just excited to hear what you all thing, feel, and want. =)

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by: blackfive460
on: 05/12/2018 | 09:59

@amy_b_d wrote:

... but this thread has highlighted that there's a desire to have awards 

 

 

@amy_b_d

That seems a rather sweeping statement in view of the relatively small number of people who have responded here, that most of those responses are assuming that these awards will be going ahead and are concerned with how they are arrived at not should we have them.

 

My view is that they are irrelevant to the majority and will continue to be irrespective of who actually decides who the winners should be. Do away with them.

 

Realistically, I expect that even if the majority posting here want them gone, they will probably still go ahead and, if that is the case then please change the name. 'giffgaff community awards' perhaps?

 

As to an 'always on' approach...

Well, if you and the team are serious about that as a way of improving community morale then a few awards aren't the way to do it. All everyone there really needs to do is take us seriously, respond to threads, be visible and at least appear to take an interest as you have done here which, I must add, is a rare thing so well done; keep it up. Smiley Wink

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