So we're trying something new.
I'm sure you know about our Member of the Month (MOTM) awards; We examine the activity and quality of posts throughout the month, pick out the members who stood out, interview them, and feature the deserving member around the start of the following month.
That's theorhetically how it should work.
The reality is that Life always gets in the way.
Sitepoint staff, we're mostly unpaid volunteers. And our winning members usually have very busy lives, jobs and families, tight schedules; And we're not always able to run nominations, vote, conduct interviews, and make announcements in just a week. It's proven fantastically difficult.
(Case in point.)
So we're experimenting with the process, and we've decided to allow more time for these behind the scenes activities to take place. As of this year, the MOTM for January will be awarded on the 1st March and so on throughout the year.
This will allow the staff plenty of time to make sure that on the first week of every month a MOTM is announced, interview posted, and badge changed all on that day without fail. This will also allow the badge to be worn by the member for the whole month (as at present we are often running two weeks late).
So there you have it. Please look out for our next MOTM announcement in March 2010.
Thank you kindly!