[H]ard|DCer of the Month - FAQ

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[H]ard|DCer of the Month - FAQ

Q: What is the [H]ard|DCer of the Month?
A: Every month, the team gets a chance to choose someone they thought contributed greatly to the team, and give them a bit of recognition for it. At the beginning of each month, a nomination thread is held. Here is your chance to nominate whoever you think deserves recognition. Someone can be nominated for any reason. It does not matter if they designed some massive piece of software to help the team in some way, or simply added a few boxen to ramp up their production.

Q: How does it work?
A: Nominations are held for 10 days starting on the 1st of each month. The nominated people move onto a poll and the poll will be open for 10 days following the end of the nomination thread. The remaining part of the month is reserved for congratulating the winner and having fun. Same as before, vote for whoever you want, for whatever reaons you want. If there is a tie, a runoff will be held. After the winner is chosen, they are interviewed so the entire team can see what makes them tick.

For the [H]ard|DCer of the Year, there are no nominations thread because the only worthy candidates are the [H]ard|DCer of the Month winners for the current year. The poll to choose a winner is done in two steps: The first poll will include all 12 winners for the current year and we select only the best four winners which will participate in the next round. If there is a tie in the first four ranks, the tie winners will move together. In the second round, the one with the most votes will be declared the winner but if there is a tie, a runoff vote will be held. Each step will last 10 days.

Q: What does the winner get as prize?
A: Since there is no cash flow funding the [H]ard|DCer award, there is only so much we can do in the way of prizes The [H]|DCers do not have a physical prize, but thanks to Kyle and the rest of the gang, we still have something to give winners. All winners will receive a custom title showing off their achievement.

Q: Are there any rules for this?
A: The simple rules are as follows:
  1. To nominate someone, you must give at least a brief reasoning behind why they should be nominated.
  2. Past winners cannot be nominated until one full year after they last won.
  3. You cannot nominate yourself.
  4. HardDCer of the Year winners is excluded forever.
  5. Any contestation or questions about the nomination thread should be done via PM to Xilikon or Pocatello, not in public to avoid staining the process.
Q: Who are some of the previous winners?
A: Brother Pocatello maintains a master index of all past winners along with links to their interviews.​

Do you have what it takes to become [H]ard|DCer of the Month? Just keep folding [H]ard and participate in the forums and I am confident someone will one day notice your efforts. :D
 
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