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4/27/07 1:40pm - Original Message: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
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It is YOU guys & gals that make C3VR so great and so useful for so many!  So you should get something back for your efforts!

I'm going to implement some sort of rewards system in the very near future.

Here's what I'm thinking.  It will be based on posts. You'll get points for posts.  For every 100 posts, you'll get 10 points.  As you accumulate points, you can cash them in for rewards.  Here's an idea of what the rewards will be.  This is very preliminary!

points - reward
50    C3VR Keychain
50    C3VR Window Sticker
75    C3VR Lapel Pin
100    C3VR Mug
150    C3VR 1-Year Standard Membership
200    C3VR Logo T-shirt
200    C3VR Logo Cap
300    C3VR 1-Year Gold Membership
400    1-year NCM Membership
500    C3VR Logo Polo Shirt
1,000    C3VR Lifetime Membership
1,000    $200 Gift Cert to Parts Vendor

I'd like your thoughts on this idea.

Thanks!



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4/27/07 2:20pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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I like rewards! especially when I get to do what I like.
things like, Posting to help other folks and  Learning how to fix things myself in the process.


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4/27/07 2:33pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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Cool idea Adam. Do smileys count??? LOLSmileClapCool that should be good for at least a 100 pts.

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4/27/07 2:34pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Sounds like a great idea -- accounting nightmare possible Wits%20EndRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing 



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4/27/07 2:44pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Here's # 63. Only 937 more to get that free C3VR Lifetime Membership.Big%20smileBig%20smile I won't have any time to play with my new toy.
Do you enjoy punishing yourself with extra work, Adam?  
Oh, you will probably make us all start over?Unhappy
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4/27/07 2:56pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
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[QUOTE=Jeffm] Here's # 63. Only 937 more to get that free C3VR Lifetime Membership.Big%20smileBig%20smile I won't have any time to play with my new toy.
Do you enjoy punishing yourself with extra work, Adam?  
Oh, you will probably make us all start over?Unhappy
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You didn't read that right, or I didn't explain it right...
it is not 1 point per post. It is 10 points for 100 posts.  You'll need 10,000 posts for a Lifetime Membership.

And no, I don't like the idea of the extra work, but I don't think it will be too bad. I just want to give you guys (and perspective members) more reasons to love C3VR!


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4/27/07 3:17pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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Hey Adam.. can I get points for reading posts.. just kiddin.. serious tho I like the idea... just hope it doesn't mean we will be seeing a bunch of useless posts... I believe most folks here will do it right..Wink2 cruzn2007-04-27 12:19:01

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4/27/07 3:36pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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[QUOTE=2 cruzn] just hope it doesn't mean we will be seeing a bunch of useless posts... [/QUOTE] My thought exactly. Even tho I did just make a useless one myselfEmbarrassed

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4/27/07 3:42pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
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The first earning level is 50 points (500 posts).... Someone would have to REALLY waste a lot of time to make 500 useless posts.  Plus, I'll be reviewing each request to cash in points.  If the 500 posts are useless, they'll be disqualified from redemption. 

The other possibility I thought of is to rate not only on post count, but length of posts.  However, there is no easy way to do that via any automated system because of the graphics in posts.  Graphics while only one smiley, can take up an extra 50 characters.

One other method would be to add a rating system to each post.  Members could rate each others posts.  They you'd earn points based on member's rating of your posts.  This is probably the ideal way to do it, but would require a LOT of coding on my part. Not sure I'll have time to implement that...at least not soon.

Keep the feedback coming!

Thanks!


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4/27/07 3:50pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Ignore posts in New Member Introductions?? There are several people over on CF that seem to be interested in nothing but post counts, contributing nothing. Gets annoying!

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4/27/07 5:09pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Great idea Adam. I am sure the rating system will need some tweaking. I think responses to technical questions should carry more weight than member introductions for instance. Member introductions are a priority for me because I think new people get a stronger feeling toward the site when the full members take the time to greet them from the start. However, the introductions are relatively easy responses and should not carry the same weight as a post on how to recharge your AC or change brake pads. I personally joined C3VR for the technical expertise. My two cents.

You are doing a fine job with the site. Much Thanks

Scott


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4/27/07 7:22pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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I agree with Scott Thumbs%20Up
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4/27/07 7:40pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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[QUOTE=Adam Wartell]

You didn't read that right, or I didn't explain it right...
it is not 1 point per post. It is 10 points for 100 posts.  You'll need 10,000 posts for a Lifetime Membership.

And no, I don't like the idea of the extra work, but I don't think it will be too bad. I just want to give you guys (and perspective members) more reasons to love C3VR!
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Opps, I read it wrong and got too excited too fast. SorrySleepy


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4/27/07 8:51pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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I agree there should be a way to ignore the post count for "New Member Introductions".  But, I do welcome each member joining C3VR because I think its important  and makes them actualy feel welcomed.
 
Adam maybe you could get a computer illiterate person to volunteer to maintain this system, sort of give them administrator rights.  Of course they will need to be a little more then just a casual computer user.
 
Also will previous post counts count?  Cause your already gonna owe Joel some stuff LOL


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4/27/07 10:17pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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I agree with Scott and Mark too. My count is over 600 and a lot of that is due to welcoming new members, which I think is important, but doesn't require as much thought and effort as some members put into tech questions. Maybe they could count for half a point instead of a full one?? In that case I'd be closer to 350 or 400 posts towards my rewards points.

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4/27/07 10:20pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

Joined: 11/15/2003
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[QUOTE=mkapp7879]Ignore posts in New Member Introductions?? There are several people over on CF that seem to be interested in nothing but post counts, contributing nothing. Gets annoying![/QUOTE]
 
Yup - that's the only downside I can see. CF has big problems with some people posting just to post. Don't think that would happen here, though. This forum really is a good group of people.


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4/27/07 10:26pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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[QUOTE=cilrah]Also will previous post counts count? Cause your already gonna owe Joel some stuff LOL[/QUOTE]

You be quite, youse!

I don't know about this one...while it appears a genuine appeal to the membership to participate more, it just seems to me like it might be a bit much work to keep up with it. That being said, I really don't have any tech skills when it comes to 'puter stuff, or coding/language, etc., so I don't know how much extra you would have to do, Adam.
I do agree that the New Member welcomes really shouldn't be considered if this idea goes thru...and possibly the "Anything Goes" forum. Just my opinion on it.

(Like I NEED an incentive to post anything! )

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4/27/07 10:56pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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OK, here I go opening my mouth and getting myself in trouble. I think it's goofy and will be a lot of work to maintain. I'm not going to post any more trying to get a "prize".  I post as often as I can, but to subjects that I can add to or entertain with. Several new members from the last year seem to have faded away and I miss some of them simply cause I was able to help or converse with them. I want to post more, but I need the subject matter to do that. I don't think "filler" posts are necessary, and that's what we may end up wading through! I'm on dial-up and read every post as it's updated and it's really annoying waiting on the thread to come up and the new post is just a Smile.

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4/27/07 11:05pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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I already find my self posting like a crackhead because of the top posters list!! Dead Now my wife is going to take my keyboard away.Shocked
 
Just a thought - How will we prevent 1000 one word posts from a member? Especially if someone is shooting for 10,000 posts for a gift certificate.
 
Hopw about a a contest for DIY articles. The moderators independently vote on them and the prize is decided on internally. This will add quality, not quantity to the site...
 
Just my 2 cts...


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4/27/07 11:14pm - Reply: 'C3VR - The Club that Gives Back!'
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To me.   I would rather support by purchasing items then to wait for a curtain post count to see what is avalible for my catch.   Yes, this seems good for those just started here or under a curtain post count to keep them honored here.   
 
I to only post what I know or can help out with.  So my posts are low (to me).   Support and Friends are priceless.   
 
Don't get me wrong.  This IS a very good idea you have.  Just going in the wrong direction.  


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