April nominations: who's awesome?

16/4 UPDATE:

The votes are in! This month’s honorees are:

Teacher: @Jamie
Good Neighbor: @Mike_Despo & @Mike_Wagner
Builder: @inccry
Inspired: @andrey

Congratulations! :heart:

As some of you may know, i’ve been running a badges initiative for the past month or so. This initiative rewards and acknowledges community members who help build Incognito by contributing their ideas, time, knowledge and skills.

Most of these badges relate to activity on the site, but some are special – they reward significant contribution in specific areas. We’re now ready to start distributing rewards for the first novel badges :slight_smile:

@everyone - please nominate who you think is deserving of these badges!

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if you have someone in mind that’s not on this forum yet… get them on here and nominate them!

i’ll be ‘formalizing’ this nomination process somewhat in the future, but for now, please post your nominations here :slight_smile:


14 days sounds good.

What is the Epoch 1000 Validator badge? That’s for an individual person?

Builder - @mesquka - for his Incog tool
Inspired - @raz
Teacher - @doc
Good Neighbor - @Mike_Wagner

(@ning I’m assuming we can’t nominate ppl from the Incog core team? And are these voted on once a week or once a month? Can we clarify?)

Also: Suggestion for a badge - Rising Star - To nominate and reward someone new to the community (< 2 months) that shows promise to be a contributing, longer term community member.


Builder @inccry
Good N. @Mike_Despo


Incognito Builder: @inccry for building a fullnode. Amazing and incredibly useful.
Inspired: @zes333 for the suggestion to add incognito.org to the official app. Useful (and used) every single day.
Teacher: @Jamie for her incredibly useful posts such as the Incognito Dictionary, Wallet Error Codes, Send-Receive-Shield explainer, Keys Explainer, vNode check tutorial, etc.
Good Neighbor: @Mike_Despo for his Node Earnings Statistics and new user “orientation” efforts on Telegram, in particular.


@Mike_Despo, i think rising star might already be a badge - but onboard with that idea. (need a new name though). how would you ‘assess’ showing promise?

you can nominate whoever you want (though this is a community initiative, so would probably prioritize a non core-team member).

about nominations in general - i think we should do these monthly. multiple people can get the same badge!


Builder @raz, @inccry @mesquka
Teacher @Mike_Despo (with his node earnings charts) @Jamie
Good N @nickvasilich @Mike_Wagner @zes333 @OhDonPiano @abduraman


Builder @raz
Inspired @andrey - he so cute with his motto - from a drop of water you should imagine ice, water and steam - I know this phrase by heart since early 2018 when we met
Teacher @Mike_Despo


This is hard!

Teacher: @Jamie, because whether here or Telegram, if someone has a question, she answers. Not to mention all the help section posts.

Good neighbor: @Mike_Despo or @Mike_Wagner (decided by fight to the death). I guess Mikes are just good people. There are also tons of others that deserve it. My eyes are watering.

Builder: @mesquka or @inccry, obviously. (@raz I’ll nominate you once your site is up :wink: )

Inspired: @zes333, because so many of our site users visit from the app, that idea was gold. And other reasons.


I’m not sure about Teacher and Good Neighbor, but still want to join in this interesting nomination! Can I only nominate for Builder and Inspired? :joy:

Builder: 1 vote for @inccry. I’m loving using your amazing and useful tool pDEX Charts & Statistics :muscle:
Inspried: 1 vote for @andrey with his super inspirational declaration “Incognito will be the next big thing” :slight_smile:
I’m so serious for my nomination! Whenever you feel upset or disappointed in what you’re trying to do for building up Incognito, let’s come and talk to Andrey! His talent is to inspire and motivate people :slight_smile:




@Mike_Wagner @andrey @aaron
I am very pleased! :fist_right:t6: :fist_left:t6:

teacher @Jamie @ Peter @abduraman
@ Mo_Incognito
builder (1)
@duc @ning @ khanhj @ 0xkumi @ thaibao @ jason @ aaron @ annie @ Mike_Wagner @Mike_Despo @ Linh.n @ mesquka
@ hungngo @ jason @ henry
inspired-31 @ andrey @ aaron @ Ducky @ annie
good_neighbor @OhDonPiano @ nickvasilich @raz @ doc @ binh


I’ll like to nominate @Mike_Despo a “Good Neighbor”!


Builder @raz - for making https://watch.incognito.market/ I check my phone so much less now!

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The people have spoken!

To @Jamie – for her words of wisdom, super helpful tutorials, and infinite patience:
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To @Mike_Despo & @Mike_Wagner for helping out – whether it’s onboarding new users, designing new badges, giving lots of valuable product feedback, or guiding potential validators:

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To @inccry for building a fullnode. For creating price charts that people use every single day:
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And to @andrey for his crazy ideas and indefatigable spirit:
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Thank you everyone for your nominations.

And congratulations to our first honorees! You should all be getting your rewards tonight :slight_smile:

I wanna give a shoutout to @raz, @mesquka, @nickvasilich and @zes333 too – you guys all had multiple votes. Thanks so much for helping to build the Incognito ecosystem.

We’ll do this every month going forward. See you guys back here in May. :heart:


How long the nomination holds and when is going to be next nomination ?
So community can be prepared for the next time :slight_smile:

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middle week of every month. nominations will open on the second monday of the month, and results will be announced that thursday.

so next month - 11 May nominations open, 14 May results announced.

i’ll post June dates after May concludes :slight_smile:


Thank you! So happy to help out the project in whatever meager ways I can!

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