Following multiple cheating cases with the intention of getting into the Top Contributors list, and based on the opinions of many of the usual top contributors here, we have decided to stop awarding laddus for this. The November 2017 list will be the last month for which laddus are awarded. The Top Contributors list will still be maintained and published in the home page.
It might appear like I am “hungry” for laddus, and at a point it would be right to think so.
Because I used to like getting 300 laddus at the end of month because of my editorials (My editorials usually got me in top 5, something for which i still feel grateful to users of discuss community).
I don’t mind this removal of laddus, particularly after certain karma farming allegations as referred [here], [here] and one other post nearly 2-3 months ago (I am not able to find it now). It’s just that i wanted to express my low spirits that because of certain users, whole community will not get laddus.
I know this is the right step taken by admin and i appreciate that, It’s just i wanted to put forward my PoV. I hope @admin as well as all users don’t mind that.
In case admin do mind my comment and feels i wrote was not appropriate (which i feel, is likely to be the case), you would be most welcomed to remove my comment. I won’t mind.
We totally understand you and the whole purpose behind introducing this system initially had been to appreciate users like you. But unfortunately, due to a few bad apples, we are forced to scrape the program after a lot of deliberations. We hope the community doesn’t stop the active participation because of this.