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Who is this Weeks Crossing over Winner? (weeks 34 , 35)

Ashwin
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Hi!

The link for crossing overs in not updated from last week. Are you considering 2 weeks for this time also?

with regards

ashwin

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Former Member
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Hi,

I think that giving prizes to contributors is a good idea. And everyone who contributes, should have to same chance to be a prize winner. So it's not correct to think that high contributors have much more right to be rewarded. Being part of community means and everyone is equal.

Svetlin

Former Member
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<i>"Being part of community means and everyone is equal."</i>

Very very true, which is why we are considering how to move forward with this.

Former Member
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I can hear it now...

"but some are more equal than others!"

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Former Member
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The data is prepared but we are considering the idea of two weeks again this time, we are really looking for some feedback from the community was does everyone think 1 week or 2?

Ashwin
Active Contributor
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I prefer to have competetion every week. If you observe the number of people crossed over in last week it is already more than 50 person who crossed it in one week.

Former Member
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Good to know how you feel - what does everyone else think?

Former Member
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Hello Craig,

I think it makes sense to have it once in two weeks. Because, in the long run, it would get more and more difficult to get those points on SDN, thanks to the efforts underway to ensure high quality of the content here.

But more importantly, I think we should reward those contributors who have got the most number of points, without any lucky draw. For example , Let's say in a particular week, we have the following distribution for the points crossovers -

1/4 K -- 15 members

1/2 K -- 8 members

1 K -- 6 members

2 K -- 2 members

5 K -- 1 member

Now, in this case, if you have a lucky draw, then there's no guarantee that the 5K contributor will get the prize. While I agree that the point here is to encourage new contributors, I strongly feel it is equally important that we make the old-timers feel good about their contributions as well. The same applies to the 2 K contributors. It takes a long time to get to 5K from 2K. And even longer, perhaps to reach 10K from 5K. So, whoever contributes more should get the prize.

You might say that the %K guys are likely to be rewarded at one of the TechEd sessions. But, that will only be once a year. And we cannot always be sure that they will be free to attend other events e.g., DKOM (for SAP Employees) , NetWeaver Tech Days etc.,

Hope the point is clear. If I have not understood something about the Prizes concept, let me know.

Regards,

Anand Mandalika.

eddy_declercq
Active Contributor
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Hi,

I 100% agree with Anand. I know that the draw was meant to prevent favourising, but it's easier to crossover the "low K's". Thomas need to wait X months before he can have a chance (in this case) of 1/32 whereas low crossovers (not offensive meant) can have multiple chances within a month in extremis.

Eddy

Former Member
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These are interesting points of view and in the beginning we were planning to only offer the reward to those who cross the initial 250 point mark.

THe process is in it's inital stages and we are reviewing how we will be handling things. I can tell you this though, if you win once most likely you will not be eligble again which is why the process is the way it is at the moment, but again we are reviewing the whole process and will be making some announcments about it soon.

Former Member
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Hello Craig,

I did not get one thing here - "<i>If you win once, most likely you will not be eligible again</i>". So do you mean that the selection is not entirely through a draw? The SDN team is going to see if a particular member whose name comes out in the draw (Let's say for 2K)has already won a prize some time back (let's say when he was at 1/2K)?

Regards,

Anand Mandalika.

Former Member
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That is one of the things under discussion at the moment, simply because what use does a person have for winning a second prize that was the same as the first?

We'll see how things work out this week after the update and then we'll review responses, stats, etc. and make some more decisions regarding the program. Remember originally the idea was only those crossing the 250 line were to be eligible.

eddy_declercq
Active Contributor
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Anand,

What can you do with 2 iPods after all? Listening simultaneous to two songs is rather tedious and confusing and you need to implant some extra ears if you have more than 2 iPods

Eddy

Former Member
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Hey Eddy,

Sorry for the delayed response. I've been extremely busy with my project work for the last few weeks and have not made much contributions on SDN. Hopefully I'll be a bit free in the next 2-3 weeks and participate more.

Regarding a second iPod, eversince I've won the first iPod, my girlfriend has started feeling a bit jealous :-). But I don't want to part with the one that I have (which I have received from Shai Agassi last July when he was here in India). So I want to give the second one (when I win it) to her...:-)

Regards,

Anand Mandalika.

kiran_k8
Active Contributor
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Hi,

Hope Anand's Girl Friend has read it :-).

Hmmm,well I am here for self satisfaction in terms of Points.So,for me what matters is updation of Cross Over and not whether it should be 2 weeks once or 2 months once or even 2 years once :-).

By the way I guess there is no update since Feb 2008,right?

Thanks,

K.Kiran.