|Forum topic by vipond33||posted 02-21-2012 04:02 AM||1333 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
02-21-2012 04:02 AM
This is somewhat allied with the current post: Noncontributing members ( 18,092 ) http://lumberjocks.com/topics/34832 but more specific in terms of its question.
In the recent “Your Inner Child” contest there were a grand total of 98 votes cast.
Now in a purported membership of 38,000, reduced to 20, 000 by rmoore and then down to 2800 fairly active members by WudnHevn’s estimate, I am still perplexed. One out of 28?
Hell, the entrants almost equaled the votes!
I’m perplexed as well because we vote thousands of time a day as it is. We click on interesting projects, we vote again by leaving a comment, favoriting it even; then go on to watch the post, send a note to the poster, be their buddy and be buddies back – votes in every single way. So with $500 and bragging rights at stake, no small cheese it would seem to me – wondrously, no one bothered.
I’m not disappointed in my own result#, the best man certainly won, so much as wondering about the few people down at the bottom of the list, those with a discouraging 1 or 2 or no votes whatsoever. With worthy entries, they deserve a little more positive feedback than that for their effort. That is mostly why we come here and stay here imo.
Now take real participation in a contest and imagine the 70th place guy that now sees 10 or 20 people vote him in 2nd place. Still the same position on the list but what a difference.
So why is this so and how can it get better? There was certainly no lack of serious entries.
#(sure, I would have loved to win but was really hoping for a random T-Shirt, real good odds they were)
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