Announcement The 2017 Tcs Member Awards

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  1. Anne

    Anne Thread Starter Site Owner Staff Member Admin

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    Now is the time to recognize the members who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and we need YOUR help.
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    Can you think of a member who has made exceptional contributions to the community? One that impressed you with his or her total commitment to helping others, offering knowledge, support or just lifting everyone's spirits? Now is the time to tell us about it!

    We will be giving out award badges to members who have made noteworthy contributions in the following categories -

    1. Suppurrtive Furriend - Nominate members who excel at providing others with an ear and a shoulder. Whether they helped you via threads or in PM's, if you felt like you made a friend here on TCS, nominate that person here.
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    2. Cat's Whiskers - Nominate members who impressed you with detailed knowledgable posts that explain more about cat care issues to others.
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    3. Pawsitive Purrson - Nominate members who spread positive vibes all around them. Support in cat care threads, jokes and fun in social threads and welcoming messages in New Cats On The Block. They may not always have care advice to share but they try to be there and cheer others up.
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    Nomination Process:
    1. Make your nomination via a Private Message to any one of the site moderators, or the site owner (myself).
      Include the following -
      a. The username of the member you are nominating (please make sure you get this one right!)
      b. Which award you are nominating him/her for - Suppurtive Furriends, Cat's Whiskers or Pawsitive Purrson.
      c. Briefly describe why you are nominating that member. Be specific and provide links to relevant threads if you can.
    2. You may nominate up to twenty (20) members in total. It doesn't have to be in a single PM. Take your time and send more PM's if you think of someone else later on.
    3. TCS team members - moderators, advisors and mentors - cannot be nominated. They are all pretty awesome, and being on the team is recognition of that already [​IMG]
    Award Process:
    1. All nominations shall remain confidential and known only to TCS moderators
    2. TCS Moderators will serve as the Awards Committee.
    3. Member must be active and in good standing in the TCS community to receive and/or retain awards.
    4. Members may be nominated for, and be awarded, in more than one award category; eligibility requirements must be met for each individual award.
    5. Members may not nominate themselves for any award; all self-nominations will be voided.
    6. The Awards Committee, at its discretion and by majority vote, may elect to reclassify a nomination to a more appropriate award classification.
    Nominations will be accepted until December 10th, so you have just over a month to send them to us!

    Awardees will be formally announced by December 18th.
     
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  2. orange&white

    orange&white TCS Member Top Cat

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    How very fun! This is such a great community of cat lovers. It is going to be even harder deciding on 20 nominations than trying to pick only 20 pictures in the monthly photo contest.

    What are the eligibility requirements, other than not being a TCS team member? I don't want to "waste" a nomination on someone who isn't eligible.
     
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  3. Anne

    Anne Thread Starter Site Owner Staff Member Admin

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    "Member must be active and in good standing in the TCS community to receive and/or retain awards."

    Basically, anyone who's fairly active (has posted in the last three months) and has a bunch of posts under their account. A brand new member with 5 posts maybe super supportive and nice but will probably have to wait until next year to be selected for an award. In the past couple of years, I was really happy to see dozens of nominees. It's wonderful to see that so many members are appreciated by others, so please don't hesitate to nominate! And if you find yourself struggling with two members competing on your 20th slot, just send me both names. :blush:
     
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  4. orange&white

    orange&white TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thanks, Anne!
     
  5. cryptic

    cryptic Mama to Jinx and Java Young Cat

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    Oh, this is kind of cute. I like it. :blush:
     
  6. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Top Cat

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    What a fun idea! I wasn't here at this time last year, so this is all new for me!
     
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  7. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you all for the nominations you have sent in so far. :biggrin: Just a reminder though that Team members are not eligible for the awards. We agree that we have a great Team and every one deserves an award. :clap:
     
  8. EggSandwich

    EggSandwich Cinnamon's roll Adult Cat

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    Finally! My questions are answered. I've been wondering what those badges meant for a while now. :lol:
     
  9. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for all of the great nominations so far. Keep them coming!
     
  10. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    giving this a bump up. :)
     
  11. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    Another bump up. :)
     

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