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Hey everyone,

Let me start off with a bit of reassurance to our more reactionary friends out there. No, there is no lack of engagement and we are not trying to make up for any kind of lull in engagement on the site. Indeed, far from it. We are celebrating your engagement and we are looking to bring even more people to the community we've built. We want you to look around, find what you want, hang out, chat with your peers, share your issue, get us involved, request enhancements, look for fixes and customizations.

 

Meanwhile, we have a really cool program that has been in full swing for a year and we'd simply like to spice it up a touch more. Again, we love that you already chat with our ambassadors, so this is really more of a reward for being freaking cool.

 

Alright, what's the deal and how do you get in on it? Pretty much, do what you have been doing (chat up our Ambassadors) or start. We are going to have a monthly drawing for an iPod Nano. You comment on the current Ambassador's post, you're in the pool. There are terms and conditions, but to cut to the chase, you get one entry for each Ambassador post you comment on, not each comment. Anyway, they're pretty darn snazzy and the latest and greatest Nano-toy from Apple, what's to hate?

 

 

More nitty gritty... the contests start on the first of the month and we will draw on the first of the following month. We will announce our winner shortly thereafter. There will be 2 Ambassadors most every month, so you should have the ability to get your name in the pool 8 times.

 

We are continuing to roll this through the year monthly.

Enjoy, respond, engage....

 

See you on the boards,

Michael

MTorok

Future thwack...

Posted by MTorok Dec 18, 2012

Hi everyone,

I can't stand when I realize that nagging feeling that you've forgotten something isn't just a feeling. It has been way too long between my posts here on thwack. I know some of you probably were enjoying the silence, but... it's time for me to break it up... ring some bells, get in the spirit.

 

The Community Team has been hard at work planning and puzzling out the future. Meanwhile, as I'm sure many of you have noticed, we've put our content engine into 5th gear... maybe overdrive, to provide 15 or more blogs per week. While you may see some slowdown over the holidays (rightfully so, in my opinion--our elves need a break, too), you can expect the engine to keep humming along.

 

Next in line, we're working to get the mobile site launched for thwack, the next version of the game into the world, announce our new MVPs, there's a great deal waiting in the new year. Stay with us, it should be eventful. At least we're consistent?

 

We're also looking to get our Head Geeks even more involved on the site and in the community at large, and are very happy to have them watching and engaging: LGarvin and patrick.hubbard.

 

We've lined up some fantastic Ambassadors for the next quarter, too... and are working with our legal department to make sure we can introduce some mission-specific contests, and, while we're at it, we're adding numerous items to the store. Keep your eyes on the thwack Point System - Updated May 23, 2016 and thwack Missions and the store itself.

 

So, watch for these developments and more.

And, of course, we are always open to suggestions, please send them our way (MTorok, DanielleH, and spugatch). We're listening.

 

Hope the holidays are quiet and the alerts don't drift against your door.

 

See you on the boards,

Michael