Just a general “FYI” to the MakeFive Community: we do know that points are problematic. To be frank with you, it’s just a harder thing to remedy than it may appear from the outside. Additionally, we’re really concentrating on notifications/video, and as such points won’t be addressed for a little while yet.
As noted in the blog post earlier this month, we’ve known that there are problems with the point system, and I suppose that today’s dialogue confirms this. As a result, we’re doing a bit of a “system over-ride”. This month the top-five winners in the contest will all receive the coveted MakeFive t-shirts; however, we’re mixing things up this time, by giving the iPod to the person who creates the most interesting topic this month.
Now, until the system is built, this will be awarded in an entirely undemocratic and biased fashion. We’ll just look for the topic that we think is the best, and award this new prize based on our own judgment. That being said, in future months we plan to make this part of the monthly contest, with all of you voting on the best topic.
So, that’s our “band-aid” solution for the points dilemma. I’d love to have a better solution for you, but that’s the best we can do at this time. Plus, video on this site just seems a lot more important/fun anyway. We’re of the mind that you’d rather we concentrate on that for the time being. :-)