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Lisa
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 3:41:15 AM

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to let you know about a new feature we'll be adding to the SS home page. Each month we'll be announcing a Reader of the Month winner, which will be awarded to the commenter who we believe has contributed the most helpful/constructive feedback and encouragement to the writers here. Their avatar and a Reader of the Month title will stay in the top right hand corner of the home page (where that blank space is at the moment) for the entire month. The winner will also get a badge added to their profile.

All members are eligible, whether they're here to read or they write as well. The same person won't be eligible to win two months in a row to make it fairer to everyone. You don't need to be a part of the critique forum, you just need to comment on the stories themselves to take part.

Happy reading everybody!

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ladysharon
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 4:48:09 AM

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Cool.




My latest offering on this site
VanessaFinaughty
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 11:21:58 AM

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This is a great idea to encourage readers to comment on the stories they read. It's always nice to hear what your readers are thinking after reading your work. (Well, most of the time, lol) :)

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Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 6:05:58 PM

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That is rather neat; those who give the best constructive crit. and feedback get recognition. I think's that fair and a great idea :) I also like how the same person can't win twice in a row, giving an equal opportunity to everyone.

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clum
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:26:53 AM

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Love this idea!
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 10:42:17 AM

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No free ice cream?

Lisa
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:31:49 PM

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Dreamcatcher wrote:
No free ice cream?


I knew I was forgetting something! d'oh!


Lisa
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:08:21 AM

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Gav got the Reader of the Month feature up and running very quickly (thanks, Gav!), so our first winner is Huyla for her encouraging comments throughout the month of May.

Congratulations, Hulya, and thank you for your efforts.

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The next winner will be announced on July 1st.

HulyaY
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:38:58 AM

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This act of recognition is certainly a humbling feeling for me. Thank you all in storiesspace.com for this honor (yes, I consider this generosity an honor, indeed). I very much look forward to visiting this thread from now on (d'oh! I had not done so yet until I received the wonderful announcement from Lisa...) to congratulate each of the readers of the upcoming months. Thank you once again for making my month!

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Dreamcatcher
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:52:26 AM

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Congrats Hulya..

CKAcres
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:27:34 AM

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Thanks Lisa and Gav very worthy award, great work.

Congrats Hulya for being the first recipient, well deserved.

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etairay
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:02:06 PM

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love7 YOU GUYS ARE ALL AMAZING cheerleader awesome work Lisa and team ..beautiful


hello1 CONGRATS HULYA!!! stay blessed and continue the journey of readin voting & commenting cheerleader YAY
steffanie
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:05:56 PM

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Lisa wrote:
Gav got the Reader of the Month feature up and running very quickly (thanks, Gav!)



That was quick - and it looks good too.
Michael
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:50:14 PM

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I think this is a marvelous idea and hope it spreads...
I do like that is an editor's choice and so will remain an exalted choice.
The comments continue to be one of the best tools to improve our writing.

My congratulations to Hulya, for it is only with readers like her that writers have motivation to create...

She is most deserving to receive the prestigious first award of


"Reader of the Month"





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Lisa
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 12:59:54 PM

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Congratulations to June's Reader of the Month, CKAcres. Well done, Dave!

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 1:43:16 PM

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Michael wrote:

My congratulations to Hulya, for it is only with readers like her that writers have motivation to create...






Good point Micheal...and congrats to Mr. Acres...can we call you CK or is it Reader of the Month Acres?

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CKAcres
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 4:28:16 AM

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Thanks for bestowing this prestigious award on old CK.

Always fun to read others work and participate here.

Thanks Lisa and the rest of the SS team you guys do an awesome job. clapping

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fifafan
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:56:44 AM

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Congrats on the award, Dave!

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etairay
Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 3:23:32 PM

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love3 congrats CK ..thank you for readin my stuff Lfunny ahm ..well if i did have stories or poems cheerleader CONGRATS my dear friend!!!
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 5:41:29 PM

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Congrats Dave.. just remember.. if you hang around on the pc all day in your pajamas and never go out you'll end up just like DirtyMartini..

Lisa
Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:29:08 PM

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Congratulations to AndyScribe for winning our latest Reader of the Month. He's done a great job providing positive and constructive feedback during the month of July.

Thanks, Andy!
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 3:09:54 PM

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Can you make a rule that the winner NOT have an av that creeps me out? geek

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Lisa
Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:08:40 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:
Can you make a rule that the winner NOT have an av that creeps me out? geek


laughing9 He's going to be staring at us all month now. Maybe we could provide some constructive criticism on Andy's choice of AV.
CKAcres
Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 6:10:56 AM

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Lisa wrote:
magnificent1rascal wrote:
Can you make a rule that the winner NOT have an av that creeps me out? geek


laughing9 He's going to be staring at us all month now. Maybe we could provide some constructive criticism on Andy's choice of AV.


588-rolleyes I think his hat is cool Lisa, great pick.

Congratulation AndyScribe well deserved.




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Guest
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:52:18 PM

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I just want to thank all of you for this month reward!

icon_smile First the writers for posting and making it impossible not to comment!happy8
occasion5 Last but not least Lisa, Yas, Alan, Gav you guys rock for everything you do behind the scenes and making this a place a little gem for both readers & writers!
Btw Gavlaughing6 Love the badgelove7
Lisa
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:05:13 AM

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Congratulations, Kiki! Thank you for supporting and encouraging fellow members here with their writing.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:12:35 AM

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Kiki wrote:

Btw Gavlaughing6 Love the badgelove7


Not sure if I saw the badge yet...I'll have to go look again...if it looks too nice I might want to quit my job here and just become a reader...not a bad thing btw...

And yeah, I second what Lisa said about supporting and encouraging fellow members...and I'm not saying that just because she's my boss...really, it's great to have people read and comment...

I have to admit, I don't always get the time to read all I would like here...and damn, I work here...that ain't good...congrats to you Kiki...hello1

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Guest
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:21:34 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Kiki wrote:

Btw Gavlaughing6 Love the badgelove7


Not sure if I saw the badge yet...I'll have to go look again...if it looks too nice I might want to quit my job here and just become a reader...not a bad thing btw...

And yeah, I second what Lisa said about supporting and encouraging fellow members...and I'm not saying that just because she's my boss...really, it's great to have people read and comment...

I have to admit, I don't always get the time to read all I would like here...and damn, I work here...that ain't good...congrats to you Kiki...hello1

I wrote it before I saw it was missing in absenselaughing9 Now it sounds like I am begging eat which I never do Right Gav?

and Thank You DM drinks are on me if you want you may borrow my badge that is if you can find ithappy8
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:31:03 AM

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Kiki wrote:


and Thank You DM drinks are on me if you want you may borrow my badge that is if you can find ithappy8


Looks like it might be a while before we find that badge...but I'll gladly drink with you in the meantime...happy8

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Lisa
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:38:04 AM

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Kiki wrote:
Btw Gavlaughing6 Love the badgelove7


I've just added the badge to your profile. Gav used to do it but he's made it so I can add it now.

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