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    Thumbs up Recognition for June's Active Members

    Following is a list of members we want to give a special cheer to for their participation in the forums in June:



    thepokerkeep - The Poker Keep (www.thepokerkeep.com)
    universal4 - Gambling World (www.gambling-world.net)
    Amateur - The A Page (www.theapage.com)
    Chips - Poker Player US (www.pokerplayerus.com)
    baldidiot - Goodbonusguide (www.goodbonusguide.com)
    giggles7p - Triple777s Gambling Forum (triple7s73714.yuku.com)
    arkyt - Slots Queen (www.slotsqueen.com)
    Professor - Casino Fan (www.casinofan.com)
    Nandakishore - Online Casino Newsroom (www.online-casino-newsroom.com)
    RayUK - Fun Bingo Online (www.funbingoonline.co.uk)
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    clearlyportals - Clearly Casino (www.clearlycasino.com)
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    Caruso - Hundred Percent Gambling (www.hundredpercentgambling.com)
    TheGooner - Gooner's Guide (www.goonersguide.com)
    FictionNet - Casino Beacon (www.casinobeacon.co.uk)
    Casinorep - Blackjack Betting.info (www.blackjackbetting.info)
    arisoftnet - World Top Casinos (www.worldtopcasinos.com)
    webmacho - Kladionica (www.kladionica.biz)
    Doolally - Doolallys (www.doolallys.com)
    hakank - BonusStart.com (www.bonusstart.com)
    pgaming - Online Gambling 7 (www.onlinegambling7.com)
    LuckyLizzy - PokerShark (www.pokershark.com)
    davenewgates - Online Casino Seven (www.onlinecasinoseven.com)
    BillyBoy - Casino 13 RU (www.casino-13.com)
    Simmo! - Online Casino UK.net (www.onlinecasinouk.net)
    Daera - The HodgePodge Gambling Forum (www.hpgambling.com)
    aksana - 777 Online Gambling (www.777-online-gambling.net)
    nico84 - CasinosOnline.cl (www.casinosonline.cl)
    AmCan - All Lotto (www.alllotto.com)
    slotplayer - Winning at the Slot (www.slottipsguide.com)



    We're giving an extra special thanks to thepokerkeep, one of the most active posters during the month of June and continuing on the list this month. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of July as the featured site. Cheers, Terry!



    I'd also especially like to thank arkyt, baldidiot, clearlyportals, Casinorep, webmacho, davenewgates, and nico84 who are new to the list this month and FictionNet, arisoftnet, hakank, aksana, AmCan, and slotplayer who are back on the list again this month. Without your contributions GPWA wouldn't be the community it is today!

    As was the case in previous months, we are going to show our appreciation with links to your sites from the home page and a collection of other pages!

    If you missed the list this time, and would like to be included next month, it's easy, just be an active participant. It'll be noticed!

    As always, here's to lots of active members!

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    Way to go Terry....

    And congrats to everyone on the list...

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    Well done all!

    Congrats Terry!
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    Congratulations to everyone ...

    I think it would be really interesting to see exactly how active each of these members were...

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    C'mon....you wouldn't really wanna know that would you.....then you might start to guess how much hot air some of us are full of.....

    (I know....I know.....a number of you are now saying that "some" of us are full of more than just hot air.....but ithis is posted in the public section....LOL )

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    C'mon....you wouldn't really wanna know that would you.....
    Well of course I would ... I'm always eager to see things are actually based on true merit rather than BS.

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    Awesome! Thanks Michael.
    I didn't think I was quite as active in June due to the new sites and stuff.... a pleasant surprise.
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    Well done everyone, and Yippee I made the list again even though I was away on holiday for a couple of weeks.

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    congrats to everyone on the list missed it myself last month oh my

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    Well done Terry, and everyone on the list.
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    Congrats Terry! So does this mean party at your place this month????

    I'll bring the doobies!~

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    It's always a party when giggles shows up!
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    Well done Terry and great work everyone, thank you for the mention and of course the shiny link on the homepage

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    Default So, how is the list determined anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkyt View Post
    I'm always eager to see things are actually based on true merit rather than BS.
    Hearing arkyt's call for more detail, I'm happy to share how the list is put together each month.

    When the monthly recognition initially began in July 2006 we intended it to be a measure of overall contribution, but primarily considered one factor -- total number of posts. It was done based on having a cutoff number of posts, with everyone above that number included. In order to keep the list at roughly the same number of people each month (around 20), the post count cutoff grew slightly over time as the forum became more active. In exceptional cases additional people were added to the list who might not otherwise have made a cutoff because of service they provided to the community, such as moderators and volunteers for the membership review team whose contributions were not easily measured in post count because they involved behind the scenes legwork. We also added people to the list who were below the cutoff in cases where they'd made really stellar contributions with a lot of information, a kind of manual adjustment intended to differentiate between the one-liner messages compared with essays.

    As the community continued to grow, we switched to a similar method but realized we had many more people we wanted to thank and recognize because there were many more people actively involved. Based on this we switched from a post number cutoff to a cutoff based on the number of people recognized -- including the 30 most active members.

    One of the other consequences of the growing community was the in-depth contributions that used to be easy for me to think back to and review were happening more and more -- they were showing up enough that I couldn't recall them in an easy, consistent way at the end of each month. Based on this we changed to a metric that seemed to approximate some of the differentiation in depth of the comments, which was to account for post length rather than purely post count. The current method is to rank all the people who posted in a given month in order on two criteria: total posts, and total post character count (i.e. post length). The ranked position each person received is then combined, with the total post rank counted at twice the weight of the length rank. For example, with a webmaster who posted the second-highest number of posts, and the fifth-highest total character count, there would be a post rank of 2 and a length rank of 5. This would then weigh out as 2x2 + 5, for a weighted total of 9. The lowest possible weighted total would be 3 (1st for total posts x 2, and 1st for length). The list is then sorted by weighted total, and like golf or tax rates, the person with the lowest number wins.

    And throughout the time there has been a few exclusions or changes to the list. The most significant is that it recognizes members who we know to be webmasters at the time the list is produced. This is verified by reviewing the person's member profile and seeing if we have any portals listed for them -- we gather these from the forum signatures and messages from members letting us know which sites are theirs. This sometimes leads to mistakes because we don't always know a person's sites. For example, CasinoJack was left off the list even though he was an active affiliate a few months ago, and arkyt you were left off from this because we didn't have any sites listed for you. I see from your signature that you have active portals -- I've had those added to your member profile and had Michael add you to the list in the spot that your activity ranks you.

    The second exclusion is that we do not include staff members on the list. GPWA Nancy would top the list every month with all the messages she posts about private member applicants, and you might also end up seeing Michael thank himself if we included staff, which I'd get a smile from but might look a little strange.

    The final exclusion has been regarding the top spot. The top of the list was initially planned to be non-repeating, meaning if someone had been at the top, it was always open for others in future months. This is the reason why some of the announcements indicate "the top poster" and others indicate "one of the top posters". After a year with this non-repeating approach, we decided to allow repeats in the top spot if the prior top recognition had been at least one year prior. That time period was reduced a second time, with the current "hey, let others claim the glory" waiting period being six months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giggles7p View Post
    Congrats Terry! So does this mean party at your place this month????

    I'll bring the doobies!~

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepokerkeep View Post
    Parties on.... I've got a good supply of M&M's and Crown Royal.

    M&M's and Crown Royal? I knew you were a little kinky darling, but now you got me scared! LOLLLLLL

    Anthony, you know when we take off our badges we are just the baddest, bad asses around! LOLLLLLL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityGuard View Post
    ... like golf or tax rates, the person with the lowest number wins.
    Love this. Well done.

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