cosmicfantasycustoms wrote:I like those ideas, I am currently working on hulks to do what you said, so are you in my mind?
Patraw wrote:1) There are twice as many contests now as there were before, any more than that would almost certainly be overkill.
Patraw wrote:2) Doing a contest that focuses on a particular character is an extremely narrow focus. While one can argue that it's interesting to see different takes on a single individual, it's still pretty restrictive creatively, and you automatically alienate anyone who doesn't care for that particular character. In my opinion, a good contest theme should allow participants many options for what they can make, in order to appeal to different tastes/sensibilities.
Patraw wrote:3) There's a team contest active right now.
Patraw wrote:4) Allowing older customs as contest entries will compromise the anonymous nature of the entries. Also, it's not really fair to individuals who are making new stuff (you're not really doing any work if you're just re-submitting something you made in the past.) You also run into the issue of double dipping, should an individual be able to keep winning awards for the same custom figure over-and-over again?
Patraw wrote:5) Separating customizers into different categories strikes me as elitist. I think it's better if everyone starts from the same place (the voting process is the ultimate equalizer.) I often see newcomers whose work is every bit as good as well-known veterans--nobody should rest on their laurels. Everyone's contest standings/statistics are accumulated over time in their Figure Realm profile, that's already a "bragging rights" type of thing as-is that you can use to compare yourself to others if you so desire.
cosmicfantasycustoms wrote:I thought that was you, we must be kindred spirits to have such great minds. still like a lot of the concepts you speak of and know there are limitations on the site, so not everything can be done. Really liked the idea of a couple of areas to vote on for contests, kinda like how projects are graded in school.
One thing I was thinking is how you mentioned a contest of just one person, really feel certain characters could really be done (hulk, deadpool, almost any dc character), but that contest could only be done so many times until you exhaust the characters. Unless you allowed the contest to be solely your own rendition (so make a custom of the character that has not been done and completely unique, so if its been seen can not do that version).
cosmicfantasycustoms wrote:thought it would be interesting if members could go through the showcase and vote on older figs for favorites, best version or other things, or if not voting, giving options to check for categories (maybe even an other option where we can fill in). just a thought, I was looking at crowd favorite option and feel it should not be the creators option, but more of an item for their peers to give. so if there were more options for fellow realmers to give to each creator (such as most inventive, best sculpting, best painting, etc).
cosmicfantasycustoms wrote:Well love the discussion and I know the realm will give us great contests, ideas and the best site all around.
cosmicfantasycustoms wrote: captain coder you rock you listen to ideas and talk to the people on the realm. this makes you feel as you are part of the site rather than a visitor or just another number. I understand all the issues that allow or prevent certain ideas/functions, but the diplomatic democracy we have is why this site is my favorite. I also agree that making things that would hurt the site or make it too difficult for casual realmers are not things that I want either. Any idea that can be refined to achieve certain goals mentioned, without affecting the overall effect of the realm is where my vote will always go. So thanks for looking, listening and the communication, very appreciated. keep up the great work.
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