It is easy to recognize the person that has a lot of discussions board posts or writes an excellent article or series of articles on the wiki. Those users stand out they put in a real effort and it is great when I can reward them. However, in doing so we overlook the average develop. The members who help others without fanfare or recognition play a huge part in our success.
It happened this month that the Wiki administration stepped back and looked at the people that quietly make changes to the articles and code examples that make those pages better. Although we chose one person this month for Contributor of the Month, that person represents everyone that finds a flaw and fixes it.
Just having one little piece of information that isn’t quite accurate with the latest API, or a bit of code that is just a little better when written another way is important. It saves frustration and improves the code resources and articles when someone corrects the articles. It would have been easier for Mavi85bmn to not do anything and to wait for someone else to find and fix the problem. It would have been easy for her to write to the editor or add a comment to the page that there was a problem. But that is not what this everyday community member did. She found the solution and fixed the problem. She saw the code and improved it. Mavi85bmn went the extra mile and we all owe her thanks for making our lives easier.
Her and the dozens of other quiet community members like her.