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Introducing the MCG Report Abuse Rewards Program (Beta)

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Col_StaR

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Hello tributes,

As we all know, it takes a team of Moderators and Players to keep our servers clean. Players help find and report rule breakers, and moderators put them in their place. It's always been a goal of ours to find a way to give back to the helpful players who go the extra mile. And thanks to a number of factors, including a successful change of policy for Report Abuse Responses (detailed HERE), we're finally able to start giving back to the community members who help keep our network clean.

Without further ado, we are proud to introduce the Beta for the MCGamer Report Abuse Rewards Program!

What's That?
The MCGamer Report Abuse Rewards Program is our way of saying thanks to the players who help moderate our servers. Players who submit successful Report Abuses will be entered into a lottery for MCGamer certificates, redeemable on our webstore. We hope that this will give a greater level of satisfaction to those who fill out Report Abuses, and encourage everyone to help keep the community clean.

What Do We Win?
Currently, we are approved to give out $10 certificates to the MCGamer webstore. These certificates will give you $10 worth of credit to buy anything on our webstore, be it Premium ranks, MCG Credits, or a boatload of Stats Reset Tokens. Buy something for yourself, buy something for your friends, or use it as a prize for your own event or giveaway!

How Are Winners Chosen?
In the interest of fairness, it was decided that the program would choose winners based on lottery, with entrants determined by their submission of a successful Report Abuse. The last thing we would want is for someone to rig the system to guarantee a win, or to reward someone for a Report Abuse that has insufficient evidence.
It was also decided that, in the interest of encouraging more Report Abuses, we would give away multiple rewards per week, based on the number of successful Report Abuses were filed that week.

The general gist of the winner selection goes like this:

  1. We count the number of successful Report Abuses filed over the week (Saturday to Saturday).
  2. We count how many full pages worth of Report Abuses were filed (rounded down) to determine how many winners are to be chosen for that week.
  3. We use a random number generator to randomly select the necessary number of Report Abuses. The people who filled out the chosen Report Abuses are our winners. Duplicate winners will be allowed.
  4. The winners will have their coupon codes sent to them via Forum message.
This process ensures that everyone has at least a 4% chance of winning, even if they only submit 1 Report Abuse; those are very generous odds, all things considered. Remember: you can boost your odds of winning- and increase your chances for winning more than once- by submitting more successful Report Abuses.

When Will Winners Be Chosen?
We currently plan for winners to be chosen once per week, with each round of rewards ending on Saturday.

What's A Beta Program?
The Report Abuse Rewards program is a beta program! Didn't you read the title?

Basically, because things are so new, we're expecting there to be issues or flaws in the system that will necessitate changes. We have a rough idea with how things will go, but we admit that we may need to change things once everything starts getting real.

So fair warning: we reserve the right to change any aspect of the program as we see fit, including the prizes, selection process, and timing of the program. Worse comes to worse, we may scrap the system altogether. But for now, we'll see how it goes.

Questions? Comments? Praise?
Speculation and conspiracy as to why this post is in Veranda instead of Arial?
Leave 'em all in the comments below!
 
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The first round's winners will be announced here.
Since we started tabulating data on April 7th, we figured we'd start with a bang and just process 2 weeks worth of rewards for the heck of it. Here are the winners!

6 Winners of April 7th to the 11th
_Jevin_
Ilkin1234
UnderSeaGirl
Mannshausen
Relexton
Vigilo

9 Winners of April 12th to the 18th
Stimpay
JDusk
Ghostgunner97
ChrisNylund
HolidaysInTheSun (x2)
Fluhh
Javigolfo
xFierySwordz_

Out of those two weeks, 379 successful Report Abuses were filed.
To all our winners, your certificates will be sent to you via Forum PM within the next few days.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Report Abuse!
 

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This is pretty awesome! Gives players more motivation to report each hacker they encounter, while helping the server at the same time.

If only everyone would report out of the kindness in their hearts, haha.
 

gizmobrick

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This looks really cool! I'm glad to see more steps being taken towards decreasing the number of rule breakers on the servers. :)
 

Freshly

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Ready to see those who are rewarded! Good luck everyone!
 

Yin

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I never got an alert for this, now I'm sad I wasn't first ;-;.

Anyway, this seems somewhat hype.
 

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So happy that this community is going to be rewarded for all the hard work they have put forth, good luck everyone and thank you all for the help! ❤
 
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