Just an idea but I think it would be cool if we had a United member of the month or something. Maybe let the mods or even everyone vote. It could be based on contribution to forums, helpfullnes, etc.
Maybe the winnner could have a thing below there name that said member of the month on such and such date. It might encourage people to try to be helpfull and contribute to the forums.
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Not a bad idea, But i think it could be tough to do, you might get the same people winning over and over and then people complaining, but I dont know why they would. For someone putting in the time to help others out, spend enough time on the fourums and try to expand and advertise the club it might be worthwile.
I was just thinking, the member of the month automatically gets his avatar changed to something like a medal... and his signature gets the tag "Member of the month - June 06" automatically added. It should be a easy script. To remove all biases, you could code the whole thing up and then randomly pick from a pool (define the pool to be whatever classification you want, posts > X, post ration > X, ...) ... the more I type, the better the idea sounds now