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Dave Bernazzani
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In August of 2015, the Geek Citizenship Recognition initiative was started. It is a way for people to recognize fellow geeks for their contribution to the site. We think of these stars as a kind of Uber Thumb for folks you really enjoy here on the site for any reason. Please join us in recognizing RPG, BGG, and VGG members whose participation you value. This is an anonymous award to show appreciation for the many fantastic geeks out there. And remember, no telling who you nominated, especially not the receiver.

Since the initiative began a year ago, we've gifted almost 4500 stars and gathered more than 3000 posts to the Geek Citizenship Recognition master thread.

The recognition levels are:

mb - Level I - One small step for geek... One giant leap for geek-kind!
mb - Level II - If I have seen further, it's only by standing on the apex of other's dice.
mb - Level III - Are we geeks because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are geeks?
mb - Level IV - The journey of a thousand crits begins with a single roll...
mb - Level V - My God! It's Full of Stars!

The very simple and clear rules of gifting appear on our master thread here:
Geek Citizenship Recognition

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of this program, for August 2016 I am allowing 2 modifications to the rules:

New gifters may gift a bonus star in August (for a total of 2 stars in August - they must be contained in a single geekmail per the formatting specified in the master thread above and they must follow the same rules that you cannot gift more than 1 star to any single user... ever).

Those that have gifted a star prior to this announcement may gift two bonus stars in August (for a total of 3 stars in August - again, please send only one geekmail with all three users none of which can be the same recipient... ever).

Oh, and Happy 7th Birthday RPG Geek!!

PS: I know not everyone likes these sorts of initiatives - I would appreciate polite criticism in private correspondence only and if you would rather not be the recipient of a star, please let me know via geekmail and I'll put you on the filter list)
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Hooray for a great initiative made very public.


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I don't really know anyone too well on the forums but I do remember some threads where I found a certain reply hit the nail on the head, is it allowed for me to give those people a star or is that not in the spirit of things?
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wavemotion wrote:

PS: I know not everyone likes these sorts of initiatives - I would appreciate polite criticism in private correspondence only and if you would rather not be the recipient of a star, please let me know via geekmail and I'll put you on the filter list)


There's a filter list? Please keep me off it .

I've been keeping this in the back of my mind, but had not decided yet. Perhaps August is the time to do some starring .
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I never knew this existed before this announcement! Was it hiding?
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Thanks again Dave for putting this together and running it each month!
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Nofunatalll wrote:
I don't really know anyone too well on the forums but I do remember some threads where I found a certain reply hit the nail on the head, is it allowed for me to give those people a star or is that not in the spirit of things?

That's the spirit, to secretly give to someone that has given to improve this site.
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Nofunatalll wrote:
I don't really know anyone too well on the forums but I do remember some threads where I found a certain reply hit the nail on the head, is it allowed for me to give those people a star or is that not in the spirit of things?

Sure, there are no restrictions on reasons/criteria for gifting a star. Gifting is completely up to the gifter.

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I never knew this existed before this announcement! Was it hiding?

Hiding in plain sight
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Nofunatalll wrote:
I don't really know anyone too well on the forums but I do remember some threads where I found a certain reply hit the nail on the head, is it allowed for me to give those people a star or is that not in the spirit of things?

That is what I do most of the time. The people I have gifted stars I mostly 'know' from BGG. They re people that caught my attention because they were really helping out others.
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Dave, thank you very much for keeping this project alive! To all who have just discovered the project: it's as simple as that. Pick any fellow BGG-er, send a GeekMail to Dave and keep it a secret. No questions asked.

But the gods shall lift those who lift each other.
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Thanks for your time and effort, Dave.

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I just hope we don't end up like the characters in Dr. Seuss's book...

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So, we have 3 stars this month... Let's see who deserves them most, my list Is still very Long...
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Thank you, Dave: your effort is heroic!
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So, we have 3 stars this month... Let's see who deserves them most, my list Is still very Long...


The fine users who make photoshop templates and share them with others so they can make new fan content for boardgames would be good candidates....

[I'm not one of these Photoshop masters, so I'm not talking about myself. ]
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Woohoo! Happy to see it being made even more public. Very cool initiative.
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I'm glad this is getting site-wide coverage. I hope the stars align to keep this going!
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Great to see this getting more publicity!

Now to get my stars in before
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Great to see this getting more publicity!

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is crushed under the incoming onslaught of requests.


^ha ha, yes! although I often wait until mid/late month so that he doesn't get all the requests at once, the offer of three at one time is way too tempting!!!
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Holy crap you guys. Someones thought enough of me to get me up to level V!!!! I'm so excited for this. You have no idea! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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Thanks again for his program and the bonus stars this month! I was happy to be able to award stars to 3 great geeks today!
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Thank you for posting this Dave. Oh, and Happy 7th Birthday RPG Geek!!
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Thanks for keeping it up, Dave!

Happy birthday, RPG Geek!
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If anybody gives me a star, I promise to tell you nothing (nothing at all!) about the golden camel. ninja
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Thanks Dave!

Oh yeah, Happy Birthday RPGG.!
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