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sterlingempire
08-30-11, 08:37 AM
Regarding the Title Contest:

I definitely think a contest as big as this needs a poll. These titles will represent everyone, so everyone should have their voice heard. I have gotten a few PMs about this contest, and how it is unfair that everything relies on one person. In short, we need a poll, and we need our voices heard, and I need your help.

TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

Don't you agree? We need to campaign this idea!

casadolce
08-30-11, 09:08 AM
Well I wouldn't go as far as saying it's "unfair" because it didn't cost me anything to participate in the contest. It's TL's game and they can do whatever they want.

However, I am very disappointed with the result. There are a lot of good entries, creative, original, and everything. The winning ones are just...oh well... (no offence to the winner).

sterlingempire
08-30-11, 09:10 AM
Yes, this thread is not for offense to the winner at all. Some of us forum members would like a vote instead for all of the contests to rely on one person.

Rachael98
08-30-11, 09:20 AM
Firstly, which idea does the poll represent?
Secondly, the decision has now been made; what would be unfair would be changing it.

pinkster73
08-30-11, 09:40 AM
Oh whoops I misunderstood the poll. I picked disagree. But what I meant was I don't like some of the titles (no offence to the winner at all). I don't want to be a fashion designer. Seriously, from senior member to fashion designer?

pinkster73
08-30-11, 09:41 AM
Firstly, which idea does the poll represent?
Secondly, the decision has now been made; what would be unfair would be changing it.

Remember, nothing is ever set in stone.

estefimola
08-30-11, 09:44 AM
i just voted that i agree but to be honest, i still dont know what ur talking about XD

sterlingempire
08-30-11, 09:47 AM
Firstly, which idea does the poll represent?
Secondly, the decision has now been made; what would be unfair would be changing it.

The idea of having a poll to vote for contests.


i just voted that i agree but to be honest, i still dont know what ur talking about XD

What is the point of voting if you don't know what you are voting for?

GroupMagma
08-30-11, 11:21 AM
A few notes:

1) This is not a tax. And as this is a forum, i.e. a venue for open communication and expression, it's tough to claim you aren't represented.

2) While the Forum Titles do represent the forum posters, they also represent TeamLava as a whole. As such, this was a contest I wanted complete control over. And besides...

3) We've tried forum votes for contests. It becomes a popularity contest, or a situation where cheating is rampant. It's not something I'm eager to try again.

4) Let's be real here. If enough people are really so diametrically opposed to being distantly connected to a fashion designer, we can hold a vote about that particular title. However, I'm not confident anyone is going to sign into the forums, see your title as "Fashion Designer," and think "that guy/gal must be a fashion designer". They're titles that relate directly to our games, which is actually the point of this forum -- not post accumulation or forum games. I agree that there were plenty of creative, unique entries -- but the winners have been chosen.


In short, your feedback is always welcome, but that doesn't mean it will always be acted on. This was a decision made consciously by me prior to the contest, and there isn't sufficient reason to change.