I'm gonna call it "Traders of the Week" (or month, haven't gotten that far in my thinking).
So here's a little pilot program to see if it works, and what kind of response it generates.
I'm going to pick one or more traders in the For Sale section here and there to showcase for one week by putting their threads up on sticky for everyone to see (so no bumping will be needed).
These traders are guys (or gals!) that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- a good forum member who we either know, or trust, or have traded with in the past
- a trader that has been trading here for a while (like some guys have 50+ posts and 1,000+ views of their For Sale thread)
- guys that have done their part to make the For Sale section very popular here
or possibly one or more of any other reason I can think of (maybe I just like you?)
So to start, I think I will pick two characters and give them a week's worth of sticky to showcase their trading wares and talents.
First is going to be t_ski...because he's disliked me from day one over at PCPER forums, but somehow he must like me a little to keep following me around the internet
He's a good trader (I've traded personally with him a few times if I recall), a really good member, and he deserves to clear out the rest of his goods in that never-ending-but-very-popular For Sale thread he's had going since....1831 lol
Second guy for this week is going to be HITandRUN. I don't know him all that well, but I think he and I have traded before (keep in mind all the mindless buying and selling and trading I've done over the last few years and trying to remember all 27,000+ members of my forum that I might have traded with lol). His thread is 280+ post with 7,600+ views.
I also figure he's a good guy because I gave him an avatar (if you ain't familiar with DIY-Street, the only people that get avatars are those that I give them out to...check the forum rules for more info lol).
But more than that, if you check anyone that has traded with him, you'll get a thumbs-up. Plus he's got just a few things left looks like to get rid of (then he'll be sad and have to find new things to sell you).
ok, that's it for the moment. We are just trying new things, and maybe this will be cool, maybe you will all throw poo at me for trying something stupid.
This is now a community site, not a support site, so I'm gonna be trying a bunch of different ways to make community members feel more like they are the reason that the site is around
Traders of the Week Award List:
- January 28th - February 3rd 2007: t_ski & HITandRUN
- February 6th - February 13th: ooztuncer & thefabe