Stated as a member, not admin: I truly feel we should be recognizing those who add to the overall quality of the site, not just the hobby. This is our home, these are our ways of recognizing those who improve it. To me these are distinctly different.The whole point of this is to have everything transparent, I want everything out there and up front so everyone on this site has a say in what happens. The intent is for people like Woefulrelic to be able to speak their piece when need be so that if an award isn't deserved to be given, it isn't. There's been plenty that haven't made the criteria for whom their thread was deleted with no award issued.
There's no real issue with the system itself to cause this thread, I personally consider it to work. I just want to create a new award category to recognize both types of contribution a member can make.
Some members enjoy doing write ups that teach us about a species or care profile of said species, some enjoy helping those who need help with the setups and filtration. Is helping a person design there sump or fix a problem less valuable than a species write up? No, they are different in their own right yet equally bring value to both the site and other members.