UPDATE: 02/04 Created a page for the Top Commentator of the Month.
One of the things that I wanna work on here at JaypeeOnline is to have more discussion not only between me and the person who left the comment but for readers to have discussions or conversations with other commentators. Based on what I’ve observed from other blogs, one effective way is to give readers an incentive or reward them for leaving comments. When I did my last theme reboot, I uninstalled the Top Commentators plugin but installed it immediately when I came up with this “incentive” plan.
Last month I mentioned that I was gonna giveaway some of the WordPress schwag to the top commentator of each month which is part of my “incentive” plan. This will be my way of rewarding loyal readers who leave comments and also to encourage discussion here at JaypeeOnline.
The top commentator for the month of January:
loy – 18 comments
Loy will be receiving $15 via PayPal and some WordPress schwag – pencil, pin, stickers and temporary tattoo. Please send me your PayPal email address and also mailing address so I can send you the stuff ASAP.
Here are the rest of the top commentators for the month of January:
jhay – 12 comments
Gem – 9 comments
jan – 8 comments
Ambo – 8 comments
gamzter – 5 comments
trench – 5 comments
Raju – 5 comments
Jehzeel – 4 comments
jong – 4 comments
Thanks to the rest of the top commentators for participating and joining the discussion here at JaypeeOnline. Don’t fret because this is just the start. For the month of February, aside from the $15 and WordPress schwag, I’ll also be giving away a WordCamp Las Vegas tshirt to the top commentator. So make sure you join the discussion and start leaving your comments.
To make sure that the system won’t be “gamed”, I’ll be monitoring all comments. To be eligible as the “top commentator” and for your comment to be counted, it should be related to the blog post or topic at hand. You can share your opinion regarding the topic, reply to another person’s comment, give feedback or ask a question as long as its related to the topic and it adds to the discussion. Another thing, please keep your comments “clean”. In case you don’t agree with me or with another person, you can say whatever you want as long as you keep it friendly. I won’t tolerate any harsh remarks or foul language and I will delete any inappropriate comments.
I forgot to mention that to encourage further discussion between other readers/commentators, comments should be in English as not all readers here on JaypeeOnline are Filipino. Thanks!
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