Roll Out the Red Carpet… The Winners are in the House

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This week at the SitePoint forums we’re all about the gold, baby! The Golden Posts Prize Program, to be specific. Week one has drawn to a close and the winners have been announced. I’d like to congratulate DCrux, deathshadow60, Chroniclemaster1, amabaie, qvalpro and iMeow for their exceptional prize winning posts – they will each be receiving a SitePoint book of their choice. There are three weeks left to run in the competition, so get on over to the forums and get posting. You can read more details of just how to qualify here.

Aside from working on the quality of posts, I have also spent some time lately focusing on tidying up and consolidating the numerous forums and sub-forums. When you spend every day at the SitePoint forums as I do, you tend to lose sight of just how daunting they can be to a new member. The place has become a bit of a rabbit warren and some of the forums with great potential (Photography springs to mind) are being overlooked because they are buried so deep. So my next project is to do some re-organising. I’ll be culling a few of the unused forums, moving a few of the valuable yet underutilized forums, and adding that long overdue WordPress forum. So keep an eye out on this Community blog for a further update on that.

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And last up for this week, the Flashers are talking about an interesting tutorial called From Concept to Working Prototype with Flash Catalyst in the Flash and Actionscript forum.

Feature image by Chris Roberts from Digital Precision

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Formerly a developer in the corporate world, HAWK (known as Sarah by her mother) said goodbye to the code and succumbed to the lure of social media to become the Community Manager for the SitePoint network. Now Hawk is working with Discourse to build their product and community.

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