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User of the Month is an award given to a user of Encyclopedia SpongeBobia who has made great contributions.
Policies effective June 1, 2014.
- A. User of the Month
- 1. This is awarded to one user each month, who will be featured on the homepage, and contain a link to a page that highlights why they received the award and the work they have done.
- 2. Procedures
- a. These clauses outline the process of the User of the Month award.
- b. Eligibility
- i. A user must have contributed for at least one (1) month in order to qualify.
- ii. A user must have made at least one hundred (100) edits in order to qualify.
- iii. Anyone can nominate any other user except themselves.
- iv. Anyone who requests that another user nominate them will be disqualified for six (6) months.
- v. Anyone who complains that they have not been nominated will be disqualified for six (6) months.
- c. Nomination process
- i. The nominator will create a nomination page and list reasons why the person should be nominated.
- ii. Everyone except the user who is nominated can contribute to the discussion and show their support or oppose for the nomination.
- iii. Nomination discussions expire after (3) months. After this, a user can be renominated.
- iv. On the last day of each month the next month's User of the Month will be determined based on the following formula: (Number of Supports)-(Number of Opposed)=Nomination Rating. The current user with the highest nomination rating at the time will be awarded "User of the Month" for the following month.
- 3. Any contributor can participate in the nomination discussion, as long as they meet the following criteria:
- a. Participants must have at least one hundred (100) main namespace edits.
- b. Participants must have been an active contributor for at least one (1) month.
- c. Participants must leave a comment along with their support, oppose, or neutral, otherwise their opinion doesn't count in the final decision.
- d. All administrators within the SpongeBobia network are allowed to participate in the discussions.
When someone is awarded with UOTM, they will be spotlighted on the main page. The following is the basic format of their spotlight:
- Their USERNAME, the DATE they first edited
- If they are a bureaucrat, adminsitrator, rollback and/or chat moderator, include that and the DATE they were promoted
- Include specific contributions, projects, etc. the user has been involved in
- Include how they interact with the community and how much involvement they have in community discussion.
IMPORTANT: YOU CANNOT NOMINATE YOURSELF. ANYONE WHO NOMINATES THEMSELVES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR SIX MONTHS.
To nominate someone, use the following form:
- 1. Replace USERNAME with the username of the person you wish to nominate in the box below.
- 2. If that person has already been nominated, do not create another nomination page unless the nomination page is an archive, then you would add a "/2" or /"3" etc. after their name. (Example: USERNAME/2 or USERNAME/3)
- 3. Click the button to create the nomination page.
- 4. On the nomination page, state your reasons for why you believe the user you nominated should be awarded User of the Month.
- 5. When you save the page, post the nomination to the ESB:Nominations page so that all nominations are listed in one place.
|Nominee||Nominator||When nominated (EST)||Rating|
|Squiddleward (nomination page)||by Patapon Donchaka||December 21, 2015 at 10:03 PM||9|
|TheJonahReport (nomination page)||by Squirt the Spotted Frog||January 1, 2015 at 4:27 PM||-1|
|MrPatrickRuler (nomination page)||by Larry13||December 11, 2015 at 9:12 PM||-9|
|JackHackers (nomination page)||by Alex Brogan||November 12, 2015 at 2:25 PM||-12|
Ratings last updated Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:51 AM (EST) (edit this table)
|Ratings also include the nominator. Note that nominations expire after 3 months, but the person can be re-nominated immediately.|
IMPORTANT: ANYONE WHO ASKS TO BE NOMINATED OR ASKS FOR SOMEONE TO SUPPORT THEIR NOMINATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR SIX (6) MONTHS.
Main page template
When someone is awarded User of the Month, use this template to display the information:
The following is an archive of previous nominations, either successful or unsuccessful:
|AMK152 (nomination page)||by JosephHawk||June 1, 2014—July 1, 2014||Rating of 14; UOTM for July 2014.|
|JosephHawk (nomination page)||by AMK152||June 1, 2014—August 1, 2014||Rating of 14; UOTM for August 2014.|
|AW10 (nomination page)||by AMK152||June 1, 2014—September 1, 2014||Rating of 11; UOTM for September 2014.|