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~Hot n' Cold~
March 20th, 2010, 05:13 PM
I'm just wondering. I always thought that was amazingly entertaining and loved to vote on it, but I can't find it anymore. -_-

Just a simple one.

Zet
March 20th, 2010, 05:15 PM
No one has asked Chibi-chan if they could make it in a while now. But I doubt one for march would be allowed right now seeing as how the month is almost over.

Flashpoint
March 20th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I think its a good idea, although i never heard of it here.

mew²
March 20th, 2010, 05:36 PM
I demand Chibi-chan makes a new one :3
They always sounded fun when I heard about it.

Zet
March 20th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I think its a good idea, although i never heard of it here.
Sounds like you never visited Other Chat.

I demand Chibi-chan makes a new one :3
They always sounded fun when I heard about it.
I don't think Chibi would have the time to do Motm but feel free to ask her to do next month unless someone has already ask her.

Angela
March 20th, 2010, 06:09 PM
In my opinion a week is more then enough to vote on MOTM, seeing that the thread is skyrocketing the first week, then it semi dies for what is left of the month, and if you want MOTM up so much why don't you PM Chibi and ask her if you can host it?

I would happily offer to host MOTM if one didn't have to count all those vote at the end..

Forever
March 20th, 2010, 06:12 PM
No one has asked Chibi-chan if they could make it in a while now. But I doubt one for march would be allowed right now seeing as how the month is almost over.

I asked Chibi for March, she said no. I asked her for April and I'm still waiting for a response... About 15 days later. >>

Melody
March 20th, 2010, 06:18 PM
To be honest, I don't mind that MOTM has fallen out of use. I've always felt it's a roughly stacked competition where all the same people win consistently. Mainly a popularity contest.

Honestly, I think a more fair system for MOTM is in order, but it's too much of a hassle to orchestrate such a system. The emblem system is pretty much replacing MOTM, and it's granted by the staff, who generally take it seriously enough to not hand them out like candy.

I will admit that some people who are popular happen to get emblems far more often, but that's simply a hazard, if you aren't standing out, how can the staff be expected to notice you?

Mika
March 20th, 2010, 08:40 PM
MotM really should die imho.

I did December and it was a royal pain in my backside because alot of people just threw down names. There was no real sense of voting and people didn't back up their votes with evidence. It turned into a giant popularity contest [not that it hasn't always been on] and at the end I was so disgusted with it I decided, after January's, that I would never post in one again.

It's a ton of work for people who whine about the results. :/ It doesn't have a point except to make people whine about what they didn't get or feel bad about themselves because they didn't place high.

It's stupid, it's redundant and really, outside Other Chat, nobody really likes it/knows about it so if it just stays dead, I'll throw a party and bake Luke into a cake. n_n

Tyrantrum
March 20th, 2010, 08:59 PM
As Pachy says, it's just the same people being voted for over and over again. It just got plain boring. It would be more exciting if people would stop voting for the ones they're friends with, and just vote for people who actually deserve to win.

IceSage
March 20th, 2010, 09:23 PM
I think "Member of the Month" should still exist, but be changed so that only staff members are able to participate. Staff should discuss in private (I'm going to guess there's a staff forum) a member who has been recognized for certain merits, based off of several factors like posting style, good communication, obeying the rules, active and friendly, etc.

Ausaudriel
March 20th, 2010, 09:44 PM
I agree with those who think seven years of MOTM was enough, I'd like to let it rest for a while.

Ursula
March 20th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Why not reinvent it to where instead of being MotM, have it like Member of the Season . . or just have it once every three months. oo;
And, because it only happens every so often instead of every month, it could be ~*formally announced*~ so all members could see it instead of just the people who frequent OC n_n
Voting could be the first Two months and maybe 1 or 2 week(s), and then multiple people tally the scores. :<

Or a system could be made by Audy n_n that could automatically tally it. :B
That way, votes could be private except for the administration.

Honestly, I think a more fair system for MOTM is in order, but it's too much of a hassle to orchestrate such a system. The emblem system is pretty much replacing MOTM, and it's granted by the staff, who generally take it seriously enough to not hand them out like candy.Ehhh. But, this is ~community~ oriented stuff. lol.

Honestly, one of the reasons, to me, that the same people kept winning is because . . it wasn't very publicized. I mean, yeah, only people who go to OC know about MotM. If it was announced, it would have gotten more attention.
However, as I said, occurring once a month kind of takes the meaning away from it, so making it occur maybe 4 times a year would make things mean more. D:
And, then there was the fact that no recognition was given for the separate categories.

Like, say Glen Coco won ~*SUPER BEST ROM HACKER OF THE MONTH OF JUNE*~. Well, you go Glen Coco, but who knows that happened, unless Glen Coco puts it in his sig, or someone reads the results thread. ):

And then, maybe if we kept actual categories instead of random crap like "MOST LIKELY TO EAT SPORKS x3 x3 O.O" that were consistent for each voting period, with maybe a few different questions with Emblems added in for them every time. n_n;

Maybe even make it one nomination per category? Or, at the most three. ):

tl;dr:


Member of the Month -> Member of the Season/Whatever
Advertise the heck out of it. It's supposed to be PC-wide, not ~*let's clique up and all vote to totally kill Caesar*~.
Possibly make a forum system that allowed for Private Voting/Automatic Tallying/etc.
Make the categories consistent, for the most part. No more weird crap. D;
Give emblems for all categories.
Only 1-3 nominations per category.

Chibi-chan
March 21st, 2010, 02:52 PM
I demand Chibi-chan makes a new one :3
They always sounded fun when I heard about it.

Moderators don't make Motm, members do! It's one think in OC that's member run. It's just that those who do it and enjoy making the questions hate the fact they have to pay for it by counting them in the end. Last year, four Motms were left resultless/undid.



I asked Chibi for March, she said no. I asked her for April and I'm still waiting for a response... About 15 days later. >>

That's because I'm still deciding if we're still doing Motm.

To be honest, I don't mind that MOTM has fallen out of use. I've always felt it's a roughly stacked competition where all the same people win consistently. Mainly a popularity contest.

Honestly, I think a more fair system for MOTM is in order, but it's too much of a hassle to orchestrate such a system. The emblem system is pretty much replacing MOTM, and it's granted by the staff, who generally take it seriously enough to not hand them out like candy.

I will admit that some people who are popular happen to get emblems far more often, but that's simply a hazard, if you aren't standing out, how can the staff be expected to notice you?

Find me a Motm where Lightning hasn't won 'Favorite Staff' or Beachboy hasn't won something. It is pretty biased and obvious who's going to win what.

Why not reinvent it to where instead of being MotM, have it like Member of the Season . . or just have it once every three months. oo;
And, because it only happens every so often instead of every month, it could be ~*formally announced*~ so all members could see it instead of just the people who frequent OC n_n
Voting could be the first Two months and maybe 1 or 2 week(s), and then multiple people tally the scores. :<

Or a system could be made by Audy n_n that could automatically tally it. :B
That way, votes could be private except for the administration.

Ehhh. But, this is ~community~ oriented stuff. lol.

Honestly, one of the reasons, to me, that the same people kept winning is because . . it wasn't very publicized. I mean, yeah, only people who go to OC know about MotM. If it was announced, it would have gotten more attention.
However, as I said, occurring once a month kind of takes the meaning away from it, so making it occur maybe 4 times a year would make things mean more. D:
And, then there was the fact that no recognition was given for the separate categories.

Like, say Glen Coco won ~*SUPER BEST ROM HACKER OF THE MONTH OF JUNE*~. Well, you go Glen Coco, but who knows that happened, unless Glen Coco puts it in his sig, or someone reads the results thread. ):

And then, maybe if we kept actual categories instead of random crap like "MOST LIKELY TO EAT SPORKS x3 x3 O.O" that were consistent for each voting period, with maybe a few different questions with Emblems added in for them every time. n_n;

Maybe even make it one nomination per category? Or, at the most three. ):

tl;dr:


Member of the Month -> Member of the Season/Whatever
Advertise the heck out of it. It's supposed to be PC-wide, not ~*let's clique up and all vote to totally kill Caesar*~.
Possibly make a forum system that allowed for Private Voting/Automatic Tallying/etc.
Make the categories consistent, for the most part. No more weird crap. D;
Give emblems for all categories.
Only 1-3 nominations per category.


Until a hassle-free voting solution is made...I doubt anything will get through @__@
A seasonal one sounds good though.


Personally, I think we should let this thing die. Just like old traditions such as the TDome, PC President, and other traditions of old. The topics are crappy, the results are obvious, and people are too lazy to do the work themselves. It's a tradition that just (sadly?) doesn't work with what PC is today.

Gumball Watterson
March 21st, 2010, 03:17 PM
I don't think letting it die is a good option. It's been on for Godknowshowlong(or Rukario)... since PC about started, right? It's dying because it's being crushed below the poop deck of the forum! It should be in the announcements.

And it should be even more major, so making it Member of the Season is a great idea. 4 times instead of 12 would make it a bit more of a rarity and more exciting.

People do not host the thing because the tallying has to be manual. Well then set up an automatic system. Something that can be done in any programming language is Copy pasta a page into a text file, have a program scan certain symbols to identify a voting area, tally names, ignore invalidities, and have those taken care of manually. Of course bugs are gonna be possible, so that is why like good programmers we test it before implementing it. Much more helpful and automatic if the voters cooperate.

Of course, if it's gonna be rarer, we can do individual emblems for each category. If not for a season then yearly if they won their category often. But the MotS emblem should be kept seasonal.

This of course all depends on how willing the community as a whole is. I really support this concept to keep cheer around here.

Dakota
March 21st, 2010, 04:00 PM
I was thinking, and I agree with Erick... sorta. How about you align it with the other contests (only one I know of is PC's Prettiest Profile Contest). That way, you could have a special, I dunno, theme maybe(?) every two or three months.

But MotM does deserve a break. 7 years is a hell of a lot.

Zorua
March 21st, 2010, 04:52 PM
Guys, be honest with yourselves. Why bring back the MOTM like, when Chibi says, the results are going to be totally obvious, and all everyone is doing is postcount +1 anyways? It's going to be the same thing every month, with Beachboy or Went winning nicest staff/favorite staff/favorite h-staff and Lightning winning "most likely to spend a lifetime with a field of cherrim" and Mika winning "most favorite pc loli".

I mean, it's not like anything new or innovative is going to happen and well...and even I'll be honest, I stopped posting in MoTM months to a year ago, because it's the same thing every month and that's not going to change. The point I'm trying to get across is this: as long as bias exists and the same people win the same things, there's no change and there's really no reason why it should be kept.

My 2 cents.

Yoshimi
March 21st, 2010, 05:02 PM
Lawl, it was more than a popularity contest? I honestly never knew that.

You know, you could just limit the number of times a person can win MOTM for a certain amount of time, but that just sounds stupid imo.
Oh well, everything has its flaws.

Cherrim
March 21st, 2010, 05:17 PM
^ People wouldn't take the time to look up who's already won and who's ineligible anyway.

I think we should switch it to Member of the Year. Come up with good categories (whether that means putting it in the hands of staff or not) and then have it once a year, maybe in December or something. Then we don't have to make the same votes month after month and we won't get so bored of it.

MOTM was fun back when PC was a much, much, much smaller forum, but now all the votes are the same. And that's not even the members' fault--PC's just too big. No longer does everyone know the "best RPer", nor do we have any idea who the most knowledgeable ____ is. We only know who the "best" person out of our group of friends is. And that's okay! Honestly, I think it'd be kind of lame if someone spent forever scouring the forums to find the right match for each category when they'd just have to do it again in a month's time. :/ I sure as hell never did the few times I've voted in MOTM in the last year.

But if we switch it to an annual thing, we won't get sick of it, it'll become a more interesting tradition than every single month, and if we do keep it in the hands of the members, we can get a discussion thread for it up in November where people nominate categories and brainstorm ideas for it. That keeps it interesting and fresh for December when it's posted, and maybe people will be more inspired to vote when they only have to fill in a ballot once every 12 months instead of once every 30 days. (These months can be replaced with any months but it just kinda makes sense to keep it at the end of the year, right?)

To everyone complaining that it became a popularity contest in the end, don't kid yourself. It was always a popularity contest, lmao. It was just a more interesting one when everyone knew EVERYONE instead of just the people in their circle.

Zorua
March 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM
^ People wouldn't take the time to look up who's already won and who's ineligible anyway.

I think we should switch it to Member of the Year. Come up with good categories (whether that means putting it in the hands of staff or not) and then have it once a year, maybe in December or something. Then we don't have to make the same votes month after month and we won't get so bored of it.

MOTM was fun back when PC was a much, much, much smaller forum, but now all the votes are the same. And that's not even the members' fault--PC's just too big. No longer does everyone know the "best RPer", nor do we have any idea who the most knowledgeable ____ is. We only know who the "best" person out of our group of friends is. And that's okay! Honestly, I think it'd be kind of lame if someone spent forever scouring the forums to find the right match for each category when they'd just have to do it again in a month's time. :/ I sure as hell never did the few times I've voted in MOTM in the last year.

But if we switch it to an annual thing, we won't get sick of it, it'll become a more interesting tradition than every single month, and if we do keep it in the hands of the members, we can get a discussion thread for it up in November where people nominate categories and brainstorm ideas for it. That keeps it interesting and fresh for December when it's posted, and maybe people will be more inspired to vote when they only have to fill in a ballot once every 12 months instead of once every 30 days. (These months can be replaced with any months but it just kinda makes sense to keep it at the end of the year, right?)

To everyone complaining that it became a popularity contest in the end, don't kid yourself. It was always a popularity contest, lmao. It was just a more interesting one when everyone knew EVERYONE instead of just the people in their circle.

Erica, I'm sorta confused, hopefully you'll be able to clarify this.

I understood the part when you suggested to offer it annually, but as I think about it, isn't it the same thing as PC Presidency in a way? I mean last I recalled, it got shut down because staff members had to spend hours to count 9001 votes in that thread. And this was held once every six months. So I'm wondering, if MotM was held annually, don't you think it'd probably turn out to be the same result? D:

Melody
March 21st, 2010, 05:42 PM
Good point Erica. It was much funner when everyone knew everyone in PC.

It'd definitely be a bit more fun if we did it yearly because the same old people who everyone knows and loves, and voted for in MOTM...will have to work extra harder to keep that honor for MOTY. (if they care)

We can always pick out members to help count all the votes and stuff. x3

Cherrim
March 21st, 2010, 05:46 PM
Erica, I'm sorta confused, hopefully you'll be able to clarify this.

I understood the part when you suggested to offer it annually, but as I think about it, isn't it the same thing as PC Presidency in a way? I mean last I recalled, it got shut down because staff members had to spend hours to count 9001 votes in that thread. And this was held once every six months. So I'm wondering, if MotM was held annually, don't you think it'd probably turn out to be the same result? D:
Well, no, the fun part (I think, anyway) about MOTM is that there are a ton of different categories to come up with answers for. Thinking of who you know that matches each category and vice versa is the fun part about taking part in it. The Presidency was just a popularity contest where you pick your favourite person over all and hope they get a name colour and no powers whatsoever for a few months.

:/ I don't really see much of a relation unless you see the final "Member of the Month" category as a big huge deal, because that's the only comparable category in MOTM. Or I guess in this case, year.

Melody
March 21st, 2010, 05:48 PM
True, That and Member of the Year would be nothing more than maybe a congrats thread and a spechul shiny emblem. XD

Zorua
March 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM
Well, no, the fun part (I think, anyway) about MOTM is that there are a ton of different categories to come up with answers for. Thinking of who you know that matches each category and vice versa is the fun part about taking part in it. The Presidency was just a popularity contest where you pick your favourite person over all and hope they get a name colour and no powers whatsoever for a few months.

:/ I don't really see much of a relation unless you see the final "Member of the Month" category as a big huge deal, because that's the only comparable category in MOTM. Or I guess in this case, year.

That's what I was referring to. It might be a huge big deal with like, half of PC voting and whoever is starting the motm would like have to sacrifice half of their day to count up all the votes. That's the tediousness I was sorta referring to in the relation with the Presidency. XD; I just fear it might turn out like that.

.Bullet
March 21st, 2010, 06:01 PM
Seems that unless brand new, outstanding members show up, then anything having to do with staff will get pretty much the same rewards no matter how often this event is held.

Unless of course, drastic changes in the lives of the staff happen. To me, it's still a popularity contest where the ones people know the most will get the rewards (well, they'll win, you know what I mean) unless those who get it over and over again are put out of the contest for some time.

No matter what option goes into effect, the entire thing seems a pointless listing to myself.

Ursula
March 21st, 2010, 06:33 PM
I think we should switch it to Member of the Year. Come up with good categories (whether that means putting it in the hands of staff or not) and then have it once a year, maybe in December or something. Then we don't have to make the same votes month after month and we won't get so bored of it.
Well, that's fine too. :<

Well, if you want more people voting, then publicize it. );
I mean, if you don't vote because ~the same people are just gonna win~, then they will win XD;

It'll only fail if you say it's going to fail, naysayers. n_n; Instead of giving up, why not think of new solutions :p

Melody
March 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM
We could make a rule that says that once you've won MOTY twice in a row, you can't win it again the next year. :p

Jude Mathis
March 21st, 2010, 08:12 PM
Member of the Year would definitely be more interesting. It would be something to look forward to, instead of just knowing that each month people will vote for same users over, and over again. Most of the time, it's the same group of people who look forward to MoTM, therefore it's those same people that always vote, and will always vote for most of the same members in the given categories. :/

It got to the point where each month you could predict who won, and that takes the fun out of it.. For a time, it seemed like a competition of who could win in a certain category the most times, or something. I saw some comments with that kind of idea even.

If Member of the Year doesn't take, then at least let Month die off until PC has a chance to get a different group of people interested in it. <-- which likely take a good couple of years.. xD;

mew²
March 21st, 2010, 08:24 PM
That's because I'm still deciding if we're still doing Motm.

I will give your cookies my Munchlax made :D

Cherrim
March 21st, 2010, 10:21 PM
That's what I was referring to. It might be a huge big deal with like, half of PC voting and whoever is starting the motm would like have to sacrifice half of their day to count up all the votes. That's the tediousness I was sorta referring to in the relation with the Presidency. XD; I just fear it might turn out like that.
Differences:

- Member of the Year isn't a monthly thing (lmao thank you for stating the obvious, Lightning) so while there would probably be more votes to count, it wouldn't be so tedious to count it every month, leading to...

- Since the prize wouldn't be as huge as get your own personal name colour for half a year, we wouldn't care so much about checking IPs and watching out for cheating. Plus since it'd be a group undertaking to plan and set up the event, we could probably divvy the job of tallying categories. Split the pages of votes between a few people and aggregate results at the end and it's less of a headache for everyone. (Or everyone picks a category and counts only that category... etc. :D)

All in all I think it'd be a lot easier to deal with as more of a community project than an Other Chat, one-person-only thing.
Well, that's fine too. :<

Well, if you want more people voting, then publicize it. );
I mean, if you don't vote because ~the same people are just gonna win~, then they will win XD;

It'll only fail if you say it's going to fail, naysayers. n_n; Instead of giving up, why not think of new solutions :p
Well, I suppose there's always making a notice or putting it in the announcements but... while I wouldn't mind putting a notice up for 2-3 days every month, having an announcement (or moving it TO announcements, I think I saw as a suggestion) would just be ridiculous because it'd pretty much get in the way of everything else that would probably be relatively more important.

Plus, MOTM has been kind of failing and otherwise going downhill for years and not for complete lack of effort. Yeah we get a lot of subsequent months where the categories are all exactly the same except for 6 "random" categories that are downright stupid, but even on months where the host goes above and beyond to get opinions on their categories, make sure the categories are different and appealing, etc., MOTM usually just falls flat. They'd be lucky to get 3 pages out of the thread.

I strongly feel it's not just lack of advertisement. D: While I do agree that would bring in more people than just the OC-regulars (and thus different votes), I think something's just been fundamentally wrong with MOTM for a long time. While the monthly thing worked fine back when PC was growing and still fairly tight-knit, it doesn't translate very well to a huge userbase that, instead of visiting and lurking every forum, tends to pick 2-3 forums and only looks in those. (So you have the ROM Hackers, Game Devers, Artists, Wifi, OC/OVP, Clubs, and so on... all as different "groups" and they don't tend to mingle much.) Trying to gather aaall of those groups into one and coordinating something for that every single month (or even every three months) is a huge undertaking and it doesn't sound appealing for me as a staff member, let alone a member (or a handful) who don't have easy access to the mod lounge to get help with gathering attention, or notices, or announcements, etc. Plus, to try to make it a bigger thing that's even worth garnering the attention of the whole forum for, there'd need to be a planning period (I think), and if it were a seasonal thing, there's not much time to cool down between planning, voting, counting, and restarting the cycle.

But switching it to a yearly thing? Gives plenty of planning time to plan it out, run the voting, tally it, and post the results... and then a year to forget about it and refresh our ballot, so to speak. For sure we wouldn't run into the same people winning a category every time because a year on the internet is a long time and people come and go. Right now it's pretty lame when someone wins a category every single month but even if we ran into the same general problem of someone winning a category all the time... there's a whole year between those wins. If they win twice in a row at that rate, it's more impressive rather than the "oh, people probably just copy/pasted their ballot from last month" impression.

omg i'm tl;dring and my thoughts are all over the place here. I didn't think I felt so strongly about MOTM. Especially at 2am. :( ffff /goes to bed

aRedMoon
March 22nd, 2010, 12:32 AM
I understood the part when you suggested to offer it annually, but as I think about it, isn't it the same thing as PC Presidency in a way? I mean last I recalled, it got shut down because staff members had to spend hours to count 9001 votes in that thread....I counted the first presidency votes. It was horrible.


MotM is stupid and people should know if they're the best anyway. It was dumb when I ran it, it still is. <3

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
March 22nd, 2010, 01:25 AM
I'd just like to put in my support for a member of the year idea. I'm no programmer myself, but would an automated system be impossible to come up with, seeing as the main problem seems to be the sheer number of votes you'd get?

[.εternity]
March 22nd, 2010, 12:14 PM
I first wanted a new MotM to be held,however after I realised the sheer amount of work involved I just blew it off.An automated system would be hard to make and I don't think it would be worthwile.A poll is also impossible to make because we can choose anyone,not specific people.

Ausaudriel
March 22nd, 2010, 12:20 PM
An automated system would be easy enough to make, actually... D:

Melody
March 22nd, 2010, 12:31 PM
I certainly wholeheartedly support the Member of the Year now. Especially since now I know that someone who really has the ear of the community feels the same. Yeah, I will somewhat lament the loss of MotM but to be honest, it was long overdue for an overhaul anyways, and like PC has, MotM must now grow with us or risk being discarded or forgotten.

I certainly am glad PC has stayed great, througout all these years. It still is great and the members constantly remind me of the better side of humanity, which brings this jaded soul back into the light. :3

(Trust me, up until like...High School, school was hell for me.)

Angela
March 22nd, 2010, 12:42 PM
An automated system would be easy enough to make, actually... D:

I actually agree with Erik's idea of making a automated system.. :) I mean if it is do-able and someone thinks they can do it.


Also I see a lot of comments on the fact that MOTM/Y/S (What ever it will be called) is pretty much tied to the Other Chat section, and thus I agree also with Erik's idea to make it public. But I'd like to add my 2 cents there. Why not make the Voting bound to the section that category fits. I mean like Graphics Artist of the months/season/year could actually be held in that section were the graphic artists would be sure to notice it and hopefully participate. Same thing for like Fan Fic, Role Player, Wifi Battler, Artist, Spriter etc.... of the Month/Season/Year.

So hopefully you see were I'm going with this.. ^^;

Gumball Watterson
March 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
An automated system would be easy enough to make, actually... D:
Would it be some kinds of GUI fancy PHP page with perl scripting or some other thing? I'd prefer functionality over appeal. Visual bugs are horrible to me ;_;

And well if Member of the Year seems more exciting than Member of the season to most then I guess that would be more of something to focus on. And I like Angela's Idea of holding categories in their respective forums.

So yeah, kill the month, plan for the year. I definitely move on that.

Guillermo
March 24th, 2010, 03:27 AM
It doesn't matter what you do to MoTM or how you change it, it is and always will be a popularity contest.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
March 24th, 2010, 03:28 AM
It doesn't matter what you do to MoTM or how you change it, it is and always will be a popularity contest.

I think the point of making it MotY and advetising it forum-wide is that it is at least a forum-wide popularity contest, rather than just an OC popularity contest.

Which is an improvement, isn't it?

Timbjerr
March 24th, 2010, 09:33 AM
I'll be completely honest. Last time I voted in MotM was some time in mid-2004, and only because Arcanine and Dakota (don't strain yourself if the name doesn't sound familiar) jokingly made me vote for them in some category or another. I've never been big on popularity contests on principle...mainly because of my penchant for not winning them. I think monthly is way too often to see this thing come and go with the same old people winning time and again. I do agree that making it an annual event will be much more fun. It will give the people managing it more time to come up with more creative categories, and it will give the members at large more time to 'campaign' to try and win people over with their particular talents.

...just my two cents on this issue. XD

Aurafire
March 24th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Member of the Year sounds like a much better idea, since we don't need to be reminded every month who the "popular" members are on PC.

donavannj
March 25th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Yearly is much, much better, and that way you can even incorporate each individual section's voting events and do them all at once to get more voters for every category, and possibly get people to visit more than two or three sections after seeing the stuff from the other sections.

/late

LightOfTruth
March 26th, 2010, 10:30 AM
I'm sorry but I feel Member Of The Month beyond s to a old era and the admins/mods should reward users with member titles for being good. Any misbehaver gets the title taken off :)

Melody
March 26th, 2010, 10:43 AM
LightOfTruth, We already have emblems for staff to reward users who achieve things...we need no other system to supersede it.

MOT(M/S/Y) is essentially a contest attached to an emblem so it's a doable achievement and does not supersede the emblem system.

LightOfTruth
March 26th, 2010, 11:57 AM
LightOfTruth, We already have emblems for staff to reward users who achieve things...we need no other system to supersede it.

MOT(M/S/Y) is essentially a contest attached to an emblem so it's a doable achievement and does not supersede the emblem system.

Emblems are nice but sometimes I see people getting them for random reasons. Like bugging a mod :)

Amore
March 26th, 2010, 12:58 PM
That's a "bad" emblem.

Lol, likke "jumping on the bandwagon"

LightOfTruth
March 27th, 2010, 09:38 AM
That's a "bad" emblem.

Lol, likke "jumping on the bandwagon"

Lets just leave this thread alone now :paranoid: