Yan, I know you cannot just give money away, especially on the days the site has little activity, but I think BUXR needs to come up with ideas to reward those that aren’t winning. Aren't we all tired of seeing the same names in the top 20, including me. Let's get some of the newbies to stay in the game. I am sure there are a lot of great deals out there we never see because we don't give new people a chance to win and motivation to stay.
In the past there have been some topics about changing up how to win a contest, maybe some should be started. I know I had mentioned a certain time of day when a deal was posted. Predetermine a time the day before and whoever posts a deal closest to that time wins. If it is a tie, the deal with more votes wins. Reward with the 20 points a winning deal would get, but not the money. This way, no money is lost, but the scores change.
Use the daily editor’s pick more often, either for a deal or topic, again, only points awarded. It might get people to start talking again.
How about we all go back to only getting 10 deals a day. I don’t usually post that many, but I have, and I wonder how those who are not Power Users can even win. Is 50 votes too many when the site lately has not averaged 50 deals a day? Maybe our comments and votes should be limited to make them more valuable to spend!
How about an end of month deal with the most money made for a deal being clicked through. It might even bring old or expired deals back into play.
I really do not think money has to be rewarded for any of these, but this way, those that are not winning money during the month on their deals posted, have a chance to win the monthly contest - not necessarily others getting to double dip! This is a really great site, I have gotten so many good coupons from BUXR, I would hate for you not to be able to keep it going.
Any thoughts buxrites??