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.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
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.