So you're wanting it as an ostentatious display then.
No. I dont think this is what we are looking for. Please read my reply posts to Richard and Nagy.
A small souvenir (keyring or cheap usb drive with bob's picture on it or any such item) adds a certain kick factor which is hard to explain - just like collecting stamps or matchbox cars or anything similar. If its an award, the feeling is just nicer.
The certificate is only awarded to MVPs so it has that exclusivity factor. Surely that is enough.
Paraphrasing Richard, if trinkets are your motivation for MVPship, you're thinking about it the wrong way. If I wasn't awarded MVP, it would have no effect on me - I would still continue to write articles and answer questions - the reward is the satisfaction of knowing that you've helped people. If Chris cancelled the MVP status tomorrow, I would still know that I could help people.
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if trinkets are your motivation for MVPship, you're thinking about it the wrong way
Nope they are not. If they were, I would have stopped participating on CP a long time ago. In any case, I would not be able to add anything else to this debate - if its against the principles of CP, then no more of it!
I'm with Pete on this. If you don't think the certificate is enough then I think you should question your motivation as a CP member.
Er no....let me try and explain. This was not meant to be an expensive gift (or even money) or anything. Sandeep and I meant it could be any small token along with the certificate. Maybe just a magnet or a keyring. A certificate is very cool. However, just a small token along with it is something that we would cherish and remember as a reward for a long time.
A certificate is something I always lock and keep away safely. A token like a keyring or t-shirt is something that one cherishes a little more - hard to explain but it acts like a token or a memento - something like the souvenirs we collect when we visit tourist destinations.
The certificate is the token; why do you need anything more? Come on guys, this is a free site based entirely on the principle of no cost to the user, so why should we expect anything more? After all, if you don't think the rewards are great enough you don't have to contribute.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
I totally agree it is awesome to get a certificate (just the MVP tag is fantastic).
We just meant a small 'toy' souvenir or memorabilia would add something that would mean a lot and that I would cherish a lot. Maybe this is something from the 'boys with toys' brigade but if it does not make sense with regard to principles behind this site, then never mind.
You'll find that the it is not just the certificate, it is also the very personal way in which it's delivered thar really makes it an experience you'll never forget.
Especially at around 3am when you wake up after eating some strong cheese just before bed time...
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