A few days ago, I was Featured User!
8 time champion!
But...it might not actually count.
You see, I was the one who put my name on the Featured User queue.
*collective gasp from audience*
But I have a really good excuse!
I've been trying to keep the Featured User queue populated with active users since August. I have a spreadsheet and it totally looks like I have a system I populate the queue with about 30 Community members at a time and put a little post-it note on my monitor with a date to go back to the queue and repopulate it before the algorithm takes over.
And that algorithm is aggressive. It is run by @THE_HAND and it picks 30+ random usernames regardless of activity. That's not totally a bad thing, but I think having a Featured User that has actually logged in is much better on Community's collective self esteem. ALSO: When The Hand takes over, you have to delete the queue one-by-one. There is no CLEAR ALL button.
Anyhoo, populating that queue can be quite the task. There is research to be done - has this Community member been logged in? How do the engage with other Community members? Are they nice? Are they sharing work-in-progress photos of a passionate project? Did they just have a baby? Are they positively engaged with Staff and/or content? Are they helpful to others? Are they writing journals? How long have they been with the Community? - and much, much more.
And since February was WEIRD and RTX Guardian planning is in high gear, I faltered on my FUQ duties.
I was getting super close to the algorithm take-over date, so I had put my name on there as a place holder. I would only have 1 name to clear! Super easy, right?
And then I completely forgot to write my reminder post-it.
So, I FU'd myself. I FU'd myself so hard.
I took a spot that could have gone to someone else. Who might that someone have been?
This is where YOU come in!
I would like for you to tell me who you would like to see as Featured User on the RT website. Nominate folks! You can give an explanation as to why a Community member deserves to be FU'd if you'd like. You can even nominate YOURSELF! No shame; no judgement!
Either send me a direct message or flood the comments section of this post! Let's fill up the Featured User queue!