Of course the focus of the fan club is always JOSH TURNER! Then, I believe it should make sure that benefits touch the 1st class JOSH fans. All the rage in most companies/businesses is to offer incentives/benefits to the people who in a company/business commit and embark to make the place better. Why should it be any different here at the JOSH TURNER Fan Club? Instead of giving out MnGs to ‘anyone’ on a lottery basis, I believe the MnG policy should be revamped. Just like in any company/business, rewards and benefits usually go to dedicated members that deserve the benefits because of performance and participation above and beyond. Anyone can join JOSH TURNER’s fan club, but that doesn’t give them the right to be awarded/rewarded before a dedicated long standing member who contributes and makes this site a better and a more interesting place. Yet, loyal members are thrown into a lottery with members who bring nothing but a membership ID, a blank photo space and closed mouths. Even after winning the lottery 99% of the members picked never come back on the board to say thank you, let alone take time to post comments or pictures. I see all the MnG fan photos posted of members who’ve never utter a word…is this FAIR, that they should be chosen over those who contribute to this site? No, it isn’t right to give the non-contributors the same privileges. Here are some of my ideas that I hope the MCN Staff will discuss with Lang Scott and consider changing.
1. The MnG selectees should include only members who have been in the Josh Turner fan club for a year or longer.
2. The MnG selectees must have a picture in the community register ( I bet those blank spaces will fill up fast).
3. The MnG selectees must have shared in community blogs or have posted pictures from a JOSH concert/event.
I think it is important to narrow the lottery pool (since so few fan club members are selected) by eliminating the slack spectators and recognize/reward members who bring activity to the fan club.
So many true fan club members want a MnG and I think it is important to recognize and reward these members who keep the board active and add their enthusiasm by participating and why not allow these genuine fans to have several MnG opportunities throughout the year. Why should someone who only purchases a membership to get a MnG that has never shown any interest (except for a MnG) in the JOSH fandom be rewarded over someone who has proved they are on the JOSH team with daily positive remarks, posts and pictures. It just seems wrong that my chances for a MnG are up to the luck of the draw with persons who don’t even know a thing about JOSH or with persons who’ve been a member for a month. When you see all the various tags on MnG selectees very few are from the fan club. So why shouldn’t the’ crème de la fan club’ be chosen for MnGs? I hope I have sparked a conversation about the MnG selection so that valuable, outstanding, loyal, and dedicated JOSH fans will reap the benefit.