@DorothyMantooth has had an idea for a new game of sorts. I'm sure she will be along shortly to explain her vision properly. Basically, I believe people can suggest nominations for a Worst Fat of the current moment or a Fuck This Fat in Particular. This includes personal stories and people from the news. There will be voting and I figured this could be integrated with the sidebar image. Our current Worst Fat can go in there, though I'm pretty flexible with that. Anyway, I intend to be hands-off with this one because I run too much stuff on the sub and I love that someone else has a suggestion. We will see if people like it and how popular it remains and maybe it will become part of the community culture. I don't know. That was my promotion so keep an eye out.
This segues me into this week's question to you all: custom flair and how to get it. For having an original idea that contributes to the community and encourages participation, I have offered Dot custom flair. However, opportunities to earn it based on merit like this are rare and this is a problem. Unfortunately, I am a little light on ideas for this. I have half a suggestion for nominating extra-special/underrated comments that maybe came a bit late and didn't get the attention they deserved. Sometimes people make genuinely fantastic comments that are above and beyond and I thought there could be custom flair if yours gets nominated and wins. However, I fear this will lead to a lack of variety because, let's face it, someone like me is going to get nominated too frequently just because I post too much. Even with a rule that prevents the same user winning until, say, 10 other people have won would be hard pressed to fix this issue.
So I'm not sold on that idea. I would love to hear suggestions you have for ways people can earn custom flair through merit. Obviously, if your idea is a good one and gets implemented, you get custom flair too.
In saying that, there is the question of whether custom flair needs to be earnt. We could give it to anyone on request. I dislike this idea because it's the only reward I have and it removes the scarcity and allure of it. But if people don't care about that, then we can talk about free-for-all flair.
The floor is yours.