Discussions - Beliefnet Host Contest Results
~~ SEEDS OF SUMMER ~~
You are an impressive group of people! Focusing our attention on stimulating conversation, in our Seeds of Summer host contest this August, has showed us just how good some of you are. There were so many wonderful submissions, it was nearly impossible to pick just 5 winners. In fact, we ended up creating a few new prizes!
I encourage everyone to visit these discussions to see what you can learn from them, that you can use on your own board. 62 threads were entered in the contest. The staff read each one, paying special attention to how many people participated, the quality of interaction, and the number of posts. I have included the links for the winning discussions below.
Please accept a big THANK YOU from me and the rest of the staff -- to ALL the hosts -- because ALL of you do a fabulous job helping make our community a special place. Beliefnet is what you have made it: the best spiritual community on the Internet.
Without further ado, here are the winners! Please congratulate them with me!
Best Interfaith Dialogue
Winner: haq_truth (Learn about Islam): Taqlid
Best Faith Support Discussion
Winner: Beautiful_Dreamer (Christian-to-Christian Debate): Toxic?
Runner-up: Sunfell (Witchcraft): Silly Witchcraft Misconceptions
Runner-up: Tyrsson (Asatru & Northern Heathenry): Grímnismál
Runner-up: Dayo (Eckankar): How to fulfill your spiritual destiny
Best Fun/Social Discussion
Winner: MissElphaba (Paganism): Member Appreciation
Runner-up: Appy20 (Pets): Pet Brag
Runner-up: Miraj (Muslim Minds Meet): Where Are You?
Winner: REteach (Christian-to-Christian Debate): Are Nonchristians Christian too?
Runner-up: MissElphaba (Paganism Debate): The logic of polytheism
Most Interesting Topic
Winner: Crowfuzz (Shamanism): What's in it for them?
Runner-up: Tyrsson (Asatru & Northern Heathenism): Political Parties
Runner-up: Anniekat (U.S. Politics): Stay or Go
Biggest Increase in Activity
Winners: Miraj, TKO & OneEarth: Women in Islam
Runner-up: pcb1025: Aging Gracefully
Runner-up: TheMaven & REteach: Sexual Orientation Debate
Energizer Award for activating quiet boards:
Icarus580: Hindu Sacred Texts, New Age
Speak Up! Award for encouraging quiet members to post. Try these techniques!
Mckinleycub: So, what does your handle mean?
The staff would like to make special mention of these efforts which made us smile...
Most enthusiastic host: Dayo: Eckankar
Most expert use of ASCII extended characters: Tysson and all the Asatruar (like FródiHárson) ~ We felt compelled to acknowledge their typing skills!
Most productive involvement of board members: Unschoolnma: Home Schooling
Most colorful topic opener: Secondman4: Pentecostal Debate
Congratulations to all the winners!