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Old 01 May 2005, 06:35
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Lightbulb $$$ For HOTM Winners

Hey I was thinking it would be cool if there was a donation system set up where we could donate through PayPal. Then each month, all or a set amount of the donations could be awarded to the HOTM winner for that month.

I think in order to win HOTM, it takes a lot of hard work. Many people here don't realize how much work is put into such hacks. I think it would be cool to give something back to these people because it is really because of them that vBulletin is as good as it is.

Look at how many people install some of these mods. Some have well into the thousands. It's just an idea. Let's see what some people think about it.

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Old 01 May 2005, 10:39
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I disagree. Winning the HOTM is as much about timing as anything else.

I think giving money would just encourage arguments among members. I'm sure it's a nice glowing feeling to win (one it doesn't look like I'm ever destined to feel ), and fills the winner with pride - and that should be enough IMO.
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Old 01 May 2005, 11:18
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I agree with Paul, there are already disputes without adding a financial incentive into the can
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Old 01 May 2005, 12:43
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Originally Posted by Dean C
I agree with Paul, there are already disputes without adding a financial incentive into the can
it's fine and actually really good as is
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Old 01 May 2005, 14:13
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donate directly to the author of the hack .. they would appreciate it MORE
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Old 01 May 2005, 15:56
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Yep, you do get a warm fuzzy feeling after winning HotM. I think that is enough, personally.
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Old 01 May 2005, 17:34
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Since I doubt this prize would be retroactive, Im opposed.
XD nah, that's not why. I would say nay to this because of reasons other members stated, I agree fully.

In my case of winning HotM, coupled with the fuzzy feeling came the urge to scream "thats BLOODY right, mate!" in an arch-british tone of voice
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Old 02 May 2005, 00:18
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HOTM should get vbulletin.com updated vb download access for life.
(Only if they already have an owned license).
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Old 02 May 2005, 07:59
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Originally Posted by Paul M
I disagree. Winning the HOTM is as much about timing as anything else.

I think giving money would just encourage arguments among members. I'm sure it's a nice glowing feeling to win (one it doesn't look like I'm ever destined to feel ), and fills the winner with pride - and that should be enough IMO.
Agree!

or maybe HOTM should get some kind of validation by vbulletin.org team members, make it more secure, easier to use/install (if there's any), etc.
as Erwin mentioned here about "quality assurance":
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=58192

Many people will love to look/try/use HOTM, so the quality assurance would be great (for both author and users)


Originally Posted by Trigunflame
HOTM should get vbulletin.com updated vb download access for life.
(Only if they already have an owned license).
hehe, vbulletin.com wont like this idea. How about getting "vbulletin.org updates, downloads, and supports for ... life? j/k
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Old 02 May 2005, 08:08
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Adding the money would be an incentive for programmers, and would probably make most pull themselves together and really produce some good work in an attempt to win HOTM, however it could cause a lot of problems and such, so i feel that if you really want to give anyone money for HOTM, or just in general, donate would just be fine - plus then the author knows exactly who it came from.

However perhaps some other incentive could be conjured up, something that would be good to aim towards, and wouldn't cause any major problems/issue's?

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Old 02 May 2005, 09:51
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What about something simple? Like a vB.org mug or T shirt?
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Old 02 May 2005, 10:53
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would you wear 1?
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Old 02 May 2005, 11:32
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Of course i would

not that i'd ever win though

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Old 02 May 2005, 18:12
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Those are some good points. Ok maybe not $$$, but if vb.com would go for it, free updates for maybe even just one additional year would be a cool way to say thanks. I mean heck, some of these HOTM's are the reason people even BUY vb in the first place.

A vb.org t-shirt would be nice too. I already think that you should sell vb.org shirts and hats. I'd buy one. (assuming it was a normal price lol)
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Old 02 May 2005, 18:39
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I agree with Mr. Bond.
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