Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

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Re: Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

If any, we need motivation for the 90% who are NOT writing. The user of the month is drawn to those who are already writing.
But from my view the forum itself has to generate the interest in writing in the users by good and interesting discussions and not by other means.

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Re: Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

This is a general issue long known as the 90-9-1 principle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_%28Internet_culture%29

the "90–9–1 principle" which states that in a collaborative website such as a wiki, 90% of the participants of a community only view content, 9% of the participants edit content, and 1% of the participants actively create new content.


IMHO this is just human nature and can't be changed significantly, and the usual approach is to target the 10% to become even more active and hope to maybe extend that 10% to 15% or such.

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Re: Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

Yes, I agree with Kris, the 90-9-1 principle is very common for forums and we don't have to feel bad about it, it's fine. It's the same with the common 80-20 rule, like 20% of the scientific papers get 80% of the citations. Or 20% of drivers cause 80% of the accidents in a country.

Christoph: human behaviour is a strange thing, difficult to predict, what works for one person does not work for the other... So as Juergen said: this could be an incentive for some people, even if it not at all an incentive for others.

The "user of the month" award was indeed also designed to incentivise those people that do write on the forum but do not yet write often on the forum. Perhaps those hat have made 20 posts so far, and could be encouraged to put a bit more time in to also get this public recognition. The top users don't really need additional incentives, it is the users in the second tier (i.e. those who are number 11 to 100 when ordering the user list by number of posts).

Keeping in mind that the award is not just for the number of posts made but also for the helpfulness, language used, supportiveness, perhaps picking up "orphan posts" that have not recieved an anwer yet, sparking new discussions and so forth.

Looking at our stats list ( forum.susana.org/forum/categories/userlist ) you can by the way see that currently:
  • The 10 users who have made the most posts have made 34% of the total number of posts (there are 7000 posts in total)
  • The next tier (users with 11 to 100 posts) have made 40% of the posts.
  • The remaining users have made 26% of the posts.
  • 0.7% of users have made more than 50 posts.
  • 3.3% of users have more more than 10 posts.
  • 11% of users have made more than 2 posts.
  • 24% of users have made at least 1 post.
  • 76% of users have made no posts yet.
Overall, the general trend is definetely on the rise, which you can all see here at any time (2 graphs; with a new all time record for last week!):
forum.susana.org/forum/statistics

Back to the original question:
  1. I like contributor as the noun instead of user.
  2. I am fine with dropping the "of the month" if that is what the majority wants (actually I would like to hear from more people on this, we have somehow had a bias of opinions from Germans and Dutch people on this topic ;-) )
  3. I don't like the adjective "featured". Why? Because it is too "neutral" in my view and because for non-native speakers is it not clear what it means really. Even I don't really know what it means in German... Check in Google Translate or leo.org and you find no proper translation, or at least not one that fits well for our purposes here, I think. The "of the month" was an interesting "adjective" that most people understood for being something positive without actually saying what it was. So my preference would still be an adjective like acclaimed, hailed, cheered, applauded, recognized, acknowledged, appreciated, honoured, ...??
Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. I will speak to the other committee members and if they agree then I promise that I will also appear as "user of the month" (or similar title) some time in 2014. But first we have some other people on our list. :-)

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Re: Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

muench wrote: I don't like the adjective "featured". Why? Because it is too "neutral" in my view


Well, I for my part like it exactly because it is more neutral. ;)

muench wrote: Even I don't really know what it means in German... Check in Google Translate or leo.org and you find no proper translation, or at least not one that fits well for our purposes here, I think.


Leo: to feature = besonders herausstellen.


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Re: Help us Rename the SuSanA Forum ‘User of the Month’ !

We might have to agree to disagree on this. :-) I personally don't want something neutral for this, I want something positive & happy.
We might need another poll amongst everyone. ;-)

Your Leo translation is for "to feature" but have a look what is gives you for "featured":



I checked for the French translation where it is translated as "selectionné" (or selected).

In any case I think it's fair to say that the word "featured" is not in daily use for non-native speakers (and maybe not even for native speakers) and is therefore not that appealing because it doesn't speak to our emotions. It is cold and neutral, not cheerful... (in my ears)

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Re: quel nom pour l'utilisateur du mois ? (in French) [Which name should be used for “User of the Month”]

Bonjour aux membres francophones SuSanA,

Tous les mois ou tous les deux mois, un utilisateur du forum de discussion est sélectionné pour sa participation au forum et est presenté comme "l'utilisateur du mois". Jusqu'à présent le secrétariat de SuSanA a distingué plusieurs membres de SuSanA comme utilisateur du mois : Doreen Mbalo, Kris Makowka and Florian Klingel, FH Mughal et Chris Canaday pour leurs contributions intéressantes au réseau.

Suite à un petit débat sur le forum de discussion en anglais, l'appellation "user of the month" / "utilisateur du mois" est désormais "featured user", ce qui pourrait se traduire par "utilisateur vedette", "membre vedette", "star du forum"... Ce qui sonne à mon gout de façon un peu étrange.
Qu'en pensez vous ?
Merci de partager vos idées pour mettre en lumière nos experts du petit coin !!

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Re: quel nom pour l'utilisateur du mois ?

Bonjour Cecile,

Qu'est-ce que vous pensez de "entrevue du mois"?

(Je parle un peu le français parce que j'ai étudié la dernière année du secondaire au Québec.)

Cordialement,
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Re: quel nom pour l'utilisateur du mois ?

Bonjour Chris,

Merci pour votre participation à ce petit sondage, ce qui tombe tout à fait bien puisque vous faites partie des membres du réseau SuSanA qui ont été interviewés !
J'aime bien votre idée "L'entrevue du mois". Pour rebondir on pourait aussi penser à :
- l'interview du mois
- focus sur un des membres du réseau

D'autres idées ?

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Re: quel nom pour l'utilisateur du mois ?

Bonjour,
l'usager du mois me parait pas mal! Il est effectivement toujours un peu difficile de faire une traduction littérale dans ce genre de situation...
A bientôt
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