How to reward valuable members?
Stake's forum is becoming bigger and bigger with time, we have now more than 1650 members and 35.000+ posts after 4 months. And it's just the beginning. Sometimes you'll find something really interesting (thread, post, information, advice, strategy, ...) and the point of this thread is to present you all the different ways you have at your disposal to reward the author.
1. By thanking the person and contributing meaningfully
Ok, it can sound dumb but it's the most basic reward that some tend to forget. Nobody have to share his knowledge here, most don't and are here only for the giveaways and the games. But when someone take some times to publish something in the community, it is a way of contributing to its expansion. So it's for the greater good of everyone.
More the forum is active and filled with quality posts, more people will join us and their interventions will be guided by YOURS. If they see a great and positive community they'll act the same, if they see a bunch of inappropriate behaviours only those who want act the same will register.
Plus: More members = more players and at the end more we will be able to reward users (you).
2. By using our reputation system
The reputation system is a way for you to express your feeling about a post. It's supposed to be meaningful since it help other members to recognise who is trustworthy and a great contributor of the forum. The reputation points help the newbie to know quickly who to turn to when he need help. And when you receive the VIP tag, it's a responsibility as much as a reward. That's why they are given (or retired) manually by @Dan.
3. By offering a "gift"
There is plenty of ideas here!
You can pay his/her ticket in one of the lottery, you can send him some dust altcoins you don't use anymore on an exchange or a wallet, you can dedicate and create a thread about the user, you can offer a signature or an avatar (if you are web designer), you can offer a service or any help which he might need.
4. By sending a tip
Some of you may wish to thank a member in a different way by sharing some of their gains. After all we are on a gambling site and the point is to play to win, a little help is always a nice bonus. Especially on the forum where the tip can be only 1000 satoshi if you want it.
Plus they are the ones which indirectly help you to publish more by creating new content. You can view it as a way to share with them a part from what they made you earn. A sort of virtuous cycle where you motivate them to put more good content here.
And if you don't have a balance to tip here i'm sure no one will blame you for giving a tip in the game itself (even if 10k minimum is a little more harder to send)
That's it, you have all the tools in your hands to create a great community where everyone contribute to a positive ecosystem. And doing so, you will help yourself by harvesting the fruits of your labour via a good atmosphere and some coins.