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I am looking for a single noun similar in meaning to weekly contributor, but possibly of Latin or French root. (I am thinking that there has to be some version of French semaine used in English.)

The goal is to have a name for a participation badge on my website (think of Stack Overflow badge system). The badge would be awarded to those who participate in a weekly contest (for a number of weeks, without missing a week).

So, I am looking for a noun that describes somebody who does a weekly action. Ideally the noun would be derived from a verb to imply action. Something like "Weekly contributor" (or just "Weekly"), but in a single word and with a dash of grandeur and loftiness if possible.

Edit: I would accept a word that just hints at "weekly". The contributor part would be nice but isn't a must.

  • Columnist? – Dan Bron Mar 25 '16 at 13:09
  • @Dan Bron, sorry, no, Columnist implies writing articles which is not the case for me. Thanks though! – Edo Mar 25 '16 at 13:31
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    regular (23). Not exactly foreign, nor particularly grandiose, but it seems to be the most accurate. – Kevin Mar 25 '16 at 22:06
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    More cutesy (or anything else) than fancy, but if you’d run each contest for 7 weeks and require at least one contribution every 7 days for those 7 weeks you could call the contest “Septomania” and the badges (or at least those who earn them) “Septomaniacs.” – Papa Poule Mar 25 '16 at 23:13
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    Weeks are a division of the lunar calendar. So you are clearly dealing with lunatics, or loonies. – MetaEd Mar 30 '16 at 18:36
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Hebdomadaire means weekly in French. Maybe you could adapt that.

  • That sounds great, but that word is not (and was never) in usage in English, right? – Edo Mar 30 '16 at 14:01
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    @Edo: Yes that word, or at least hebdomadal is used in English quite frequently. – Chenmunka Mar 31 '16 at 9:10
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Sojourner badge

A precedent is the Sojourner badge in Ingress (a popular multiplayer online game) which rewards players who play on consecutive days. Different colours represent levels; see gaming.stackexchange.com or Google+

A sojourner is a person who resides temporarily in a place. –Wikipedia

Of course, stack exchange has 2 level badges Enthusiast and Fanatic badges but personally I think those names somewhat dull.

  • "Sojourner" sounds lofty enough, but how does the meaning relate to a weekly action (or a daily one such as in Ingress)? – Edo Mar 27 '16 at 10:05
  • Ingress use it as you have to go to a physical location to play, I think you could say that in your case, that place is somewhat metaphorical and represents being in the contest. – k1eran Mar 27 '16 at 10:09

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