UPDATED: 02/04 Edited the rules and added a few lines.
As most of you know, I’ve started the Top Commentator of the Month (TCOTM) award here on JaypeeOnline. For those of you who don’t know what this is about, I’ll be giving away prizes at the end of each month to the person/reader who has left the most comments for that month. Prizes may vary for each month. For January, I gave away $15 via PayPal and some WordPress schwag. This February, aside from the cash and schwag, I’ll also be giving away a WordCamp Las Vegas tshirt.
Below is the current list of top commentators for this month.
1. Comments should be in English.
2. Comments should be related to the blog post or discussion.
3. Comments should contain at least one full sentence. No one-liners. (ex. Thanks! Cool!)
4. Comments are limited to 10 per person per day.
5. No consecutive winners*.
6. Prizes not claimed within 30 days would be forfeited and given to the next eligible contestant.
I’m requiring English comments so that other readers/visitors would be able to understand other people’s comments and to encourage discussion not only with me but also with other readers.
These rules were made so that there will be a standard and prevent people from “gaming” the system. Btw, these rules only apply to readers who want to be eligible for the Top Commentator of the Month award. Comments that don’t fall under these criteria will still be approved but will not count for the TCOTM award.
*To give other commentators a chance, the Top Commentator for the previous month are automatically disqualified for the current month. You will be eligible to join on the following month. However, you are still welcome and encouraged to join in the discussions and leave your comments.
If you have any questions, feedback or concerns regarding the Top Commentator of the Month, feel free to leave a comment below.
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