### Themes bounty changing

Jun. 20th, 2013 09:37 pm**denise**

As many of you know, we offer a bounty of DW points for themes and styles! This has worked nicely as a way to reward people for their work in creating themes and styles both. Unfortunately (from our business standpoint), since people tend to make themes in huge batches, it also results in a large liability to us in terms of outstanding points -- we're giving away thousands of points at a time with some pushes, and accountants get nervous about things like having that much in the way of unredeemed obligations kicking about.

So, starting 1 July, we're (regretfully) going to be capping the number of points you can receive through themes bounties to 510 points per calendar year -- that's 17 themes worth, and it's a slightly odd number to reflect that it's the closest multiple of 30 points past 500, which is the cost of 1 year of premium paid time. (We may adjust this upward a bit in the future if too many people hit it too often, but it seemed like a good number to start with.)

This will be partially retroactive -- you'll get the points for any themes you've submitted up to 1 July, even if you've gotten more than the 510 points for the year, but after 1 July, points you've already earned this year will be counted against the total.

This doesn't mean we don't appreciate all the people who make tons and tons of themes! And I really hope people won't find this discouraging. We just need to limit the amount of free-floating points that are out there to limit our exposure, and after thinking about it a while, we figured this would be the best way to do it.

So, starting 1 July, we're (regretfully) going to be capping the number of points you can receive through themes bounties to 510 points per calendar year -- that's 17 themes worth, and it's a slightly odd number to reflect that it's the closest multiple of 30 points past 500, which is the cost of 1 year of premium paid time. (We may adjust this upward a bit in the future if too many people hit it too often, but it seemed like a good number to start with.)

This will be partially retroactive -- you'll get the points for any themes you've submitted up to 1 July, even if you've gotten more than the 510 points for the year, but after 1 July, points you've already earned this year will be counted against the total.

This doesn't mean we don't appreciate all the people who make tons and tons of themes! And I really hope people won't find this discouraging. We just need to limit the amount of free-floating points that are out there to limit our exposure, and after thinking about it a while, we figured this would be the best way to do it.