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Become a Community Credit Affiliate

Integrate Community Credit Web Services into your website
If you are a development community leader that would like to help reward your users whenever they add content to your website, then the Community Credit Web Services are ideally suited for you.     Please take a moment to sign up at the bottom of this form, but first, let's explore some of the benefits....

Community Owners:

a) One of the nicest benefits of consuming these web services is that it really encourages users to post on your discussion board, write articles, add examples, post blogs, and everything else that helps communities thrive.  When users contribute, they get points and if they win a prize, they will be lifelong contributors to your community. 

b) It presents you with a simple way to reward people that contribute frequently. Using the Community Credit Web Services (CCWS), your users can automatically keep a running list of their achievements. a number of people have commented that they really like having a running compilation of their contributions.  Now, you can offer this to them.

c) Nothing is as profound as winning something. There are a ton of ads on the internet that offer "free this" "free that", but are obvious scams. This is the real deal.  When users of your community start actually winning prizes, and recieve the prize and award certificate, they will remember where they won them from and can become very loyal members of that development community. It is also nice that you can offer prizes to your users without taking on the burden of purchasing them.

d) As Community Owners, we love to have articles, examples, active discussions and such on our sites. It is the lifeline of our communities. There is no coincidence that articles and examples are among the highest rated point earners. This is to encourage developers to write articles and examples. Discussions are 1500 points each as well. Members that are active on discussion boards can rake in points and keep your site perpetually active at the same time.

e) We can measure different communities to see which ones have the most active contributors.  If your community gets officially recognized as one of these "most active" communities,  people will visit it more frequently because they know that their questions are more likely to be answered on discussion boards and that new articles and/or examples will appear on a frequent basis.

f) We will soon have a section showing which communities are affiliates.  For competetive users who would like to answer questions on sites that automatically tie in to Community Credit (via CCWS), we can direct them to your site.


Individuals

a) If you are an avid blogger who would like to automatically get points for your blogs and other submissions, you can integrate the web services into your website and get points the moment your blog is posted.

b) If you would like to have a centralized location for all of your contributions, you can use Community Credit as a way to organize your contributions.  If you meet with a client or company and they ask "Show me what you have done?", you can point to a centralized collection of your achievements.

User Group Leaders

a) If you run a User Group, you will already know how important it is to have successful events with large turnouts.  You can help encourage users to attend events by thanking them with a chance to win a geeky prize.  It is also more rewarding for speakers to present to a large audience.  Not only can it encourage attendance, but users will also be encouraged to post to your discussion board, write examples, give presentations and more.  Winning prizes can be very motivating.   Especially these prizes.

b) We will also be having competitions for groups that have the largest points contributed.  If your group edges out the rest, you can gain some pretty nice notoriety and even a "bag o schwag" to reward your members with or to raffle off at a future meeting. 


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News

2/19/08 - 2008 Hall of Famers inducted
17 New members to the Community Credit Hall of fame were inducted. You can read about them and the reasons why they were inducted on the Hall of Fame page.

1/25/08 - Grafitti AddOn released
Keyvan Nayyeri just release a Grafitti AddOn for Community Credit. It is actually part of a bigger package of REALLY Cool AddOn's that you should definitely check out. You can check it out in Keyvan's Grafitti Extra's CodePlex project.

1/17/08 - Community Credit Toolkit released
Keyvan Nayyeri just release a toolkit for community credit to simplify the use of the Community Credit Web Services. If you are using the web services in your community or would like to, I would recommend checkint it out in Keyvan's CodePlex Project.

10/15/07 - We have a new Newsletter Editor.
Everybody congratulate Lou Vega as our new newsletter editor. We may now have newsletters that go out on a regular basis.

05/30/07 - Newsletter changed to use Constant Contact. The newsletters will no longer be accessible online, but they will look alot better.

2/19/06 - Newsletter Section has been added. The current and past newsletters can be found in the new Newsletters page.

11/18/06 - Newsgroup Submissions Get Automatic Credit For those hardcore posters in public newsgroups, you can now get automatic credit for your contributions. If you are interested in this feature, just drop me an email at admin@community-credit.com

11/01/06 - Big Contest: a Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite with MSDN® Premium Subscription! If you are the most active discussion board poster in the last two months of 2006, you will be the winner. Simple as that! details...

08/02/06 - Community Server AddOn Released Get Community Credit automatically for your blogs and discussion posts. Check it out

07/23/06 - Discussion Board Added You can now post discussions in our new forums. Check it out

02/24/06 - Web Service Beta Program started. You can now integrate Community Credit Web Services into your own website. If you are a website owner that would like to automatically reward your members for their contributions, please take a look at our Affiliate Program

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