Originally Posted by Fat Zacchaeus
I've thought about this many times before, and it's immensely difficult to manage for mafia, even if the staff agreed Circus is a valid place for CC (I think it is, but only in theory) to be rewarded in.
The people I would personally reward -- as a long-time Circus member -- would not be eligible for CC, because the badge isn't awarded for contributions prior to its introduction. I think those of the community who have contributed that much through hosting great games, and hosting them well consistently, haven't contributed a sufficient amount since CC was given. Additionally, a single mafia game can and should take a fair amount of time to create. A big mafia game takes 1-2 months to run. People won't realistically churn games out, so we'd be looking at giving CC for 1-2 games or nobody would have it. But Community Contributor is an activity badge except for those who have been deemed to go 'above and beyond', so how do you know when to strip the badge, given the length of time that can be reasonably expected between people's games? Those who have truly gone above and beyond in Circus took years to do so, and needless to say these special cases occurred before this year.
There is only one person in Circus I would consider personally to be even remotely in contention for it, in light of the fact that the badge cannot be grandfathered. I've talked about this in the past with other long-time mafia players, including staff, and I believe they agreed with my general concerns. Anyway, I don't see CC happening for Circus.