Horse photo contest overflow solution - please read.
Hello horse lovers! I had an idea and wanted your approval.
Since Dani started the first photocontest, I have been seeing a new one pop up about every week (or more). Now, I did start the "baby horse" contest, and I totally approve of specialty contests. I also totally approve of any non-horse related photo contest that anybody wants to start. But, for the regular horse contests, I recommend this:
Both paintluver and I were active members of the Ultimate Horse Board (currently down for repairs). A girl started one of the classic photo contests with different categories, etc. As soon as she got the results out, everyone jumped on and wanted to host their own too. It was kinda chaos, until she came up with this idea. We organized monthly horse photo contests. The contests started and were done within the month and the judge for one month's picked the next month's judge. In my idea, Dani (since she started the contests) would choose the judge for November. In turn, the judge that conducts the November contest would choose the judge to oversee in December, and so on. I highly recommend this method, and Dani is behind me 100%. Number 1, because all of these contests piled one on top of the other diminishes all of them. Number 2, it takes up constant room that should be free for the members to show of them beautiful horses! Number 3, I've learned that it will be more anticipated, special, and there will be more activity in each contest.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not proposing that any of you stop your current contests, but once they are over, this can come into effect. So, if you would like to judge the November contest, either post a reply here, or pm paintluver or myself. I think Dani will decide on a judge by the Sunday, Nov. 4th, so you must let us know before then. When she chooses the judge, they can iron out any details. This may sound pushy, but it's not intended to be. Thank you to everyone here.
I read the whole thing, I think it sounds very do able! yes, please pm me if you want to judge the next photo contest, but one thing I kind of want to alter mz.packman, is that it should just be one person to go to if you want to judge, the whole way through, becasuse then there is just 1(or 2) people that choose the judges, you know what I mean? So if you want to judge pm me or mz.packman.!!!
Thanks Dani. I think I get what you're saying. Is that date of Nov. 4th to decide OK? I thought it would be good so the November contest starts on time.
Yeah, november 4th is good, but I need people to tell me they want to judge so if you are even thinking aobut judging, send me or Jenny a picture (your favorite) and why you think you should judge and we will discuss like 2 or 3 judges for the whole contest. Make sure the picture you send us is perfect, we don't want washed out, hard to see, blurry, unfocused or anything like that kind of pictures.
Jenny and i will be making some threads tonight for the contest. (categories)
Come on, if you read this please atleast say you did so we know that you are actually reading. And if you want to judge tell us!!! :D
In other words ..
People are posting to many contests and you want to stop it and make it how 'you' want it?
Hmm well seing as this is a public forum and people want to have little contests i can't see a problem with people wanting to come here and posts little contests that meen really nothing it's only for fun? now you want to make a big deal out of it.
Why don't you do awards instead?
Horse of the month
member of the month
member of the week
post carrot (someone who posts a lot in a week)
^ my forum has those and people love them.
just an idea! better then a monthly photo contest. honeslty.
I really did not intend to "take over". Dani and I were disscussing the fact that we hoped no one would take it like that. No, you certainly don't have to follow this idea, but I threw it out for approval. If you don't like it, OK. I admit, on UHB, and girl started a contest and it was terrific. I thought "I wanna do this!" So, I informed everyone that when her contest was finished, I would start my own. She seemed a little pushy at first, but I realized it was for the best. She informed us that she would be doing these monthly contests, and that she would pic the first judge. I thought "well aint she tryin' to take over!", but I learned different. The only aspect of the contest that didn't work is, after the second one, it got behind and extended over into the next month. Now, believe me, I'm not trying to run this. The only part I would plan to take after November's judge is picked would be to enter my pics along with everyone else. From there on, it's free turkey! Sorry if I made you mad, and you sure don't have to follow my advice. It's just like I said, I find that all of these contests stacked on top of the other will very soon make the specialty of them dwindle and it will come down to 3 or 4 people winning the same things for the same pictures every week. If you want that, ok with me! I'll sit back and watch. Also, if you want to try this but it doesn't work, that's your buisness too.
Sorry if I made anyone mad and, please read my original message through. If you do, you'll find that I'm only trying to do what's best to make these successful and fun. Remember this:
Well these 'contests' have been going on a lot longer then you have been a member of this forum. UHB has nothing to do with this "it's UHB this and UHB that" can't it be HF this and HF that!
We can't 'copy' other forums, without US this forum here is nothing, you have to come up with ideas that are your own share them with other people and make do with your ideas and try show everyone what you're trying to achive here.
I've been here for over a year (if remembers correctly) i might not be active everyday (as i do have an outside life) but maybe other people might like to make an imput.
I just don't see the point when everyone wants to have a go, the fun is here for everyone.
and i'm not making a big deal out of it i just have strong opinions and people have to get over the fact that i do and move on with there lifes.
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