hawk — 2010-05-30T13:58:40-04:00 — #1
We've reached the final week of The Golden Posts Prize Program and I'm giving away the last of the free books. The calibre of posts that I've seen over the last month has been fantastic. I hope you've been as inspired as I have.
All winners have won the SitePoint book of their choice in either print (stock permitting) or digital bundle.
Content For Your Site
We have a [great contender in the Content section this week from [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=305022"]v1rgil](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4602403&postcount=3). Sometimes it's as simple as answering the question and providing an example. Nice work.
Design Your Site
[xhtmlcoder is our golden poster in Design this week with his contributions to [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677611"]this thread](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=17687). Good, clearly explained answers and he even comes back and edits an answer to give it more clarity.
Program Your Site
Post number 3 in [this thread caught the eye of one of our Programming mentors this week. We love how how gracefully [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=344158"]billy 111](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679042) accepts that he's doing some fundemental stuff (unrelated to his original question) wrong, is willing to take the time to take a look at what other people suggested he change to his code, and to come back if he still has questions when he's changed it.
If only all members had this mentality!
Host Your Site
[cydewaze takes the prize in Hosting this week for [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4603239#post4603239"]this thread](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=104397). This is a great example of forum etiquette. Ask a question, get an answer, implement the changes, then come back and tell people that it worked. That is helpful for anyone that uses the thread in the future.
Grow and Manage Your Site
[Her post on how to survive during the lean times wins [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=35331"]Shyflower](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4600444&postcount=2) a book this week. Great list of ideas.
[This thread is golden for the Community Team so congratulations [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/member.php?u=31202"]Force Flow](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4602676&postcount=2). We like that you came back with justification for your answer.
So congratulations to those people. I'll PM you with details of how to claim your prizes.
alexdawson — 2010-06-02T02:30:18-04:00 — #2
Congratulations to all the winners, well deserved indeed!
hawk — 2010-06-01T21:20:08-04:00 — #3
Hi Karin Sue,
Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the posts.
That is a really good idea and one that we've discussed. There is a bit of work involved in running the program so it's on hold while we work on a couple of other things, but I certainly haven't ruled it out permanently.
huit — 2010-06-01T11:52:43-04:00 — #4
Congrats everyone who won this month!
I will say that the contest successfully scared me away for the entire month of May, but feel I can come back now with no pressure that anyone is critiquing my helpfulness. ^^;;
hawk — 2010-06-01T13:33:01-04:00 — #5
Are you sure? That might just result in a ban...
hawk — 2010-06-01T13:31:05-04:00 — #6
It was 5am, you're lucky there is a post there at all!
karin_sue — 2010-06-01T20:20:29-04:00 — #7
I've enjoyed the golden post threads. Is there any chance you could continue it?
If you don't want to award books every week maybe you could give each winner a chance in a periodic drawing. Or perhaps they would be satisfied with a pat on the back.
hairybob — 2010-06-01T07:07:57-04:00 — #8
Screw congratulations.... that's the same old rubbish everyone peddles out when they don't take the prize. What about some of my excellent posts? I demand a recount !!!
cydewaze — 2010-05-31T13:44:21-04:00 — #9
Eek! Thanks. How embarrassing! I had no idea there was even a contest!
mittineague — 2010-05-31T21:06:57-04:00 — #10
Congratulations to the final week's winners!
Enjoy those free books!
xhtmlcoder — 2010-06-01T10:32:03-04:00 — #11
I think that should say either; to [give] it more clarity. or; make it more [clear].
Though originally it was slightly "confusing" when the files that were being mentioned; didn't exist as such... but we found out why later on.
I was surprised it was considered for the 'Golden Post' as it wasn't particularly great or anything. Albeit it did have a vein of tenacity running through it.
Damn, and I thought the 'HAWK PM' was going to ask me about starting the: 'See Who Can Shrink the PNG The Most!' contest. :lol:
Anyway, thanks for the encouragement and I'll have to ponder, which bundled-leaves of words I'll choose.
Also well done to the other five category winners.
masm50 — 2010-05-30T19:59:05-04:00 — #12
Congrats everyone. These are my favourite competitions where most people don't even know they're involved until they find out they've won and have a prize - great surprise!
scallioxtx — 2010-05-30T17:55:30-04:00 — #13
Congratulations all! Well deserved :tup:
mizwizzy — 2010-05-30T18:34:15-04:00 — #14
Congratulations to all the winners, well done :nod:
datura — 2010-05-30T15:31:26-04:00 — #15
Congratulations to all the winners. It is so good to see quality posts
shyflower — 2010-05-30T15:26:59-04:00 — #16
Oh m'gosh! Thank you so much! I didn't even know there was a contest running! This is a really great surprise!
Congrats to the other winners. I read your posts and you really deserved this! I am so proud to be in such excellent company!
kohoutek — 2010-05-30T18:33:19-04:00 — #17
Congratulations, everyone! :tup:
billy_111 — 2010-05-30T22:24:47-04:00 — #18
Thank you soo much for this, i didn't know that my thoughts would have such an inspiration to other mentors!
Not so sure what this competition is for? But again i thank you guys sincerely and will continue to use this forum as it's the best one out there.
Congratulations to the other Winners