Since the original poster of this suggestion insists on continuing to delete all comments to this suggestion, I am reposting it, and will keep the (on-topic, of course) comments intact.
Short, concise description of the idea
To have a spot on the livejournal.com home page for the top posters, commenters, etceteras...
Full description of the idea
I think that on the livejournal homepage their should be a spot dedicated to the people who use livejournal. The people who write the most entries as well as make the most comments etc. A lot of people on this site write because of pleasure, joy and happyness. When people don't get the credit because of lack of comments among other things it can be dissapointing and very discouraging. However, if people did get recognition for writing, It may change some of the dynamics on livejournal.
An ordered list of benefits
writers get exploited
writers get satisfaction because of enhanced views
journals get used more
people dont quit because they get more comments
people get better journal exposure
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
some journal spam may happen
more cross linking
but over all people will write, so indirectly their are no bad suggestions
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
Unlike melodramatic among other useful websites the journal community people always have competition. I like livejournal a lot, personally and for the friends i have made, but people dont care.
If people got rewarded, even if their name is put on a top tens list for writing comments that noone reads, or writing entries it makes people feel satisfied.
When I randomly comment on peoples journals I get the satisfaction of making someones day, but in concequence they don't always look at things the same way.
To make livejournal different, if it had people who cared to write, and comment, and have them singled out for journal writing. IT may make livejournal happy.
I am always afraid to comment now because people don't care because their "comment count will be too high."
Why ios having a high comment bad, wait it is? But, if people got rewarded for commenting. IT may change it into something good, and make us writers "accepted" and have people tell us we care.