Yes I agree with you , we to need spread the options to more members this year .
We have so many members who play a big part in the community and as such we need to embrace them
Also voting via the same as our charity voting
The question i would be asking is it even being held this year as we are nearing the end of november and i havn't spotted the big shout out thread about this.
Just looked at 2017 awards and it the post started in january 2018,so i presume it will be the same for 2018
Maybe just a big shout out to all members would be enough ,but make sure it's posted on every forum on here,plus facebook and twitter,that way most will get to see it
Yes all we can do is make nominations,we don't get to chose who the winners are,so let's change it up and have a big post everywhere giving a big shout out to all members.
After all the only members who are going to see it are the members who come on the community,facebook and twitter,it would be nice for members to see they are appreciated however they contribute towards giffgaff
@ujo55 you've hit the nail right on the head,unless the winners of the awards are voted for by the giffgaff membership as well as being nominated by them,it makes a complete mockery of the whole "run by you" tagline.
For this very reason,my lifetime achievement award from the last prestigous run by you awards never left giffgaff HQ as I told them nicely but firmly that I wanted no part of it as far from the system being "run by us",the awards were to my mind,doled out like bags of sweets to those members that giffgaff considered to be good girls and boys.
Although I am extremely grateful to the members that nominated me,any award that wasn't voted for by the giffgaff membership held no meaning or value to me.
My VIG badge on the other hand which sadly is no longer displayed since we got this new and improved platform is priceless to me as it was suggested by and voted for by the people who really matter,my peers here in the community.