SUGGESTION BOX: Member of the Month Revamp


Happy Thursday, Nine Lives Family! And to the Americans in the group: Happy Thanksgiving!

Ikkles, Subs and I have been working on revamping our Member of the Month feature that will premiere in January as part of Nine Lives' 3rd Anniversary celebration. We're working things out, incuding resetting the list so that those who have won before are eligible to win again under our new format. We're pretty excited with what we've been cooking up, but before we finalize this event, we want to hear from YOU.

  • What do you want to see in a new MOTM event?
  • How should we base our criteria for nomination?
  • How should we celebrate?
  • What do you want to know about our winners?

Comment on this announcement OR send a PM with your ideas/suggestions to Fairies Masquerade. We will be taking suggestions for MOTM specifically through the next 2 weeks - through December 9

Thank you, friends, and once more: Caryl on!

--Fairies Masquerade on November 24, 2016 1:39pm 4 Comments

Questions I'd like to know:

What was their favorite story to write?

was there somethng particular that inspires them to write?

for reviewers:

was there a particular story that stuck with you and why?

A lot of times I see people voting for their freinds but don't really see how that is gonna change. Since I dont know your criteria I can't offer any real suggestions.

I will say I am disappointed that one of my all time favorite writers can't get nominated because of her owning the site ( looking at you FM, I'd give you the MOTM over and over for tlb alone)

the way we celebrated before was fine IMO.


- serpetinefire on November 26, 2016 12:42pm
I think a banner should be made for the members of the month like has been done. And I love the questionnaire that both fill out but maybe a revamp of questions including their favorite piece that they have written for authors. Like the piece that challenged them and turned out better than expected or something. Idk. Lol.
- untapdtreasure on December 01, 2016 10:53am
Like serpentinefire said people vote for their friends and that won't change but it would be nice if they tried harder to be more fair. As for how reviewer of the month is chosen, maybe it could be based on how many reviews that person has placed within the previous month. I still think it's fair that once they've been a winner that they are out of the running. But maybe there should be a limit to how long they must wait to be chosen again? I'm not sure how that would all work though.
- untapdtreasure on December 01, 2016 10:57am

I'm not sure if this has been suggested before (and I'm pretty sure you did this anyway) but I'd like the MOTM  to share their favourite author or story (On NL or elsewhere). it would be a great way to discover new stories through an author whose work you already enjoy. 

- NotEnoughTimeOnMyHands on December 03, 2016 8:19am