Star of the month and Most Interactive Person
To encourage increased participation, it has been decided to nominate one person among moderators and one among the rest of the members every month based on the maximum number of posts during a month. To give chance to maximum persons, a person once declared as eFl man/woman will get a gap of five months and can be declared eFl man/woman only after that to give fair chance to maximum members. List of top contributors can be found by clicking the month.
Between March and September, 2012 a single person was nominated each month due to posting problems in Google Groups and resultant low participation. The mandatory gap was reduced to two months, i.e. a person can be nominated a maximum of four times in an year. From October, 2012 two persons will be nominated one among moderators and one among rest of the members, maintaining mandatory gap of two months.
From November 2013 it has been decided to nominate two persons each month: Star of the month with maximum number of uploads during a month (no gap in nomination), and Most Interactive Person (maximum 4 nominations in one year) with maximum number of posts.
Monthly family weeks/ fortnights;
The stage for one week focus on one group every month was initiated by Dr. Balkar Singh who uploaded several members of family Convolvulaceae on September 23 and 24, 2010. This was followed by two day focus on Cucurbitaceae on October 8 and 9. Since then one week is devoted to a selected group in the first week of every month, starting with Monday and ending on Sunday. These weeks are coordinated by different members whose name appears along each group. The following episodes have been covered/are to be covered and have met great response from members. Starting from September 2011, it has been proposed to honour the person with top uploads during the week each month. The name appears against the group. The group under focus is generally a family with at least 100 members in India but preferably not more than 600. The families are accordingly treated together or split into more than one episodes. Beginning from May, 2013 these weeks are being converted into family fortnights.
Star of the family fortnights 2014 Dr. Gurcharan Singh