New Forum Contributors
Some time ago we decided we would regularly elect extra Forum Contributors. Our schedule for that came and went but finally here we are. We had said that we would elect two more initially and we’ll stick to that. A discussion among the Moderators decided that it would good to have one of the contributors who strongly represents the CNC side of the forum and the other could represent general woodworking. So we will begin taking nominations now for both. Members can nominate one choice for each or for just one. Please specify which category to make it easier to keep it organized. We’ll end nominations on May 15th at midnight and I’ll start the polling threads as soon after as I can.
Because we are electing new permanent Contributors we are suspending the monthly contributor program until after the election of new permanent ones is done. Stick shared his criteria for choosing monthly contributors and I think it’s worth sharing:
Their length of time here, what they did with it, contributions, willingness to help anyone in need.
They also include how come, why for, with what, issues experienced, and their issue solutions.
How their post keeps the new WW that is just starting out in mind. In other words, how to get the job done without emptying their wallet.
Giving viable help/solutions and not something they may regret later.
Their posts show/have a strong VOE/BTDT factor.
They have they been an enduring anchor.
Ignoring factors like demographics, geography, or popularity.
Not because there is a short lived strong flurry of activity that seems to fade or goes bust in the long haul.
We have lots of members who post projects but some don't go into much detail about how they did it. Those who do theirs as as a tutorial should get preference.
I think those are very good criteria to work with so give this some thought and let the mominations begin. For those who get nominated I will verify before the elections to make sure you want your name to stand. The only job a contributor has besides the help and advice they are already giving is to help choose the monthly contributors so it’s generally a position that honors those who have gone out of their way to contribute and help others.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.