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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....
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.
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.
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.
Lou Vega is a founding member and current president of the Greater Charleston .NET User group. He is
Faisal currently working at Vectorform as a Silverlight developer. His passions revolve around creat
Chris Hammond is the Product Manager for Internet Solutions and Training Lead with read more...
Self proclaimed hybrid, primarily focussed on Design and structure with the occasional side road int
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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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