Golden Submissions should be the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the top dog, and many other clichés that we could continue to list. Therefore, when you vote a sub as a Golden you are saying, "This is ONE of the BEST posts in the WORLD to which all others cannot even compare.
I say that to urge you to only vote for the top top top top top posts as a Golden. Somebody that earns a Golden is going to be hot stuff and idolized by the Strolenati for years to come. If you have a Golden...you are awesome.
But that doesn't really answer any questions though. So here are the mechanics behind it:Cannot give a submission a Golden Vote until it is over 10 days old.
Since the vote is permanent, this is to ensure that a sub has properly seasoned before Golden's can be applied. Many things change after the first weeks of a sub from new comments that drive a change or updates to it because it is still fresh in the author's mind. When we vote Golden, it should be in a pretty final state and should have gone through the voting/commenting set of events.XP Bonus:
10xp for getting the Golden vote regardless if it goes gold or not. There is no negative XP for those that don't think the sub is Golden worthy. The XP is yours to keep forever.Requires a cumulative 3 votes to go Golden
: So if I Golden something, that is 1, if somebody else disagrees then that brings it back to normal, 0. If 2 people say yes, 1 says no, then that is a cumulative 1 vote for Golden. A minimum of 3 people have to agree it is Golden.Username ( ## )
: Once you get to level 6 you will magically get the ability to vote on Golden's. At this point there will be a number next to your name that is a link to the Strolenati page where it will list all the pending Golden nominations that need your help deciding. Use your votes wisely and DO NOT FEEL GUILTY
if you don't believe it is a Golden. Vote true to your belief. If it does deserve a Golden, others will vote that way, no worries!Q: I voted something Golden and now my vote is gone. Where did my vote go?
A: Your vote is still there, it just isn't showing. Votes are only visible on Golden's and on Golden Nominations. Golden's are ALWAYS being voted on. If somebody else Golden's it in the future then your vote will be shown again. Each person can only vote once on each Golden so make sure you mean it!Q: I can't find the Golden Vote Buttons, where are they?
A: There are 2 conditions that this may happen:
- You are out of Hall of Honour votes. This will be in your top stat bar under HoH.
- You are not yet at a level to give out Golden Votes. You get the ability at level 6.
Otherwise the voting buttons on currently to the left of the submission under all the stats.Q: Does a Golden vote take away a HoH vote?
A: Yes, it sure does. Whether you upvote or downvote a Golden, it will remove a HoH vote. Golden submission votes are very valuable and represent the best parts of the site so the vote, regardless of the direction, is pivotal in determining what we want to say is "The Best."Q: If a sub has 3 Golden votes. Can a negative Golden vote knock it out of that status? or is it Permanent?
A: Yes, a negative vote will knock it out of golden but it will remain in nomination status until it reaches 0. You will always be able to vote on Golden's. As times change, so do Golden requirements. Look at us a couple years ago compared to now and what is available. Chances are some old Golden Subs won't hack it. If it is removed, perhaps the author will see this, edit it, and new members will decide it is worthy yet again. Golden's should slightly fluctuate depending on who finds them and votes for them.