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Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:59 pm
by Bored Robot
The voting format is pretty good. Thanks for the effort you guys put into the contest overall.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:46 pm
by harvey_manbird
So I just voted and I have to say the system you guys used was great. Very simple and to the point.

I also want to just say thanks for all the work you put into having contests like this. Seems like the forums have been a rough place since April 1st (brilliant joke by the way). I can just imagine the stress you guys have been under with the backlash from the April Fool's joke and the countless pod entries/disqualification issues that these past few days have been daunting for you MODs but I just want to say that I (and I'm sure many others) really appreciate what you guys do.

Thanks again FBTB founders and Mods and I hope you guys keep it up.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:58 pm
by LL918
Solo wrote:Ladies and Gentlemen: welcome to the elimination round in the first annual Bothan Eve Classic.


I just noticed this first sentence in the announcements for the first round of races. Does it indeed mean that the race will be an ongoing event? Or is it just another cruel FBTB hoax to confuse the gullible?

I'm still trying to decide who to vote for. Race 4 is particularly hard - lots of great designs in that group to choose from.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:51 pm
by Solo
This was just the qualifying round, and your time to vote is up! The entries for the race are selected and I'm getting the new poll ready.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:39 am
by pur3 0wn1ng9
Thanks for giving the disqualified pods a second chance and all the hard work that went into this contest.

I just have 1 more question.

No offence to the builder but how did this http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3367511496/ beat my pod? I mean... really?

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:31 am
by Rook
Looks great just wish you'd guys would leave the polls open for more then 24hrs. Some of us actually leave our basements on the weekends. :lol:

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:59 am
by Joedward
You know, I think they were. But do you really think your 15 votes would have made a huge difference on who the finalists are?
And the pool you were put in, you were up against some very heavy competition.

Also, that dig about the basement is both wrong, for just about every member here (except you apparently), and a bit uncalled for I suppose.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:04 am
by onions
easy ed, just a little self-deprecating humor on his part.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:27 am
by Solo
If you leave your basement when you know the voting is going to begin, you're not a dedicated enough member to really have a say in it anyways. :p

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:30 am
by Turkguy19
I have you know, I was dedicated enough to keep my pool open ALL day, and refresh it every few minutes ;)

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:18 pm
by Linkavitch
pur3 0wn1ng9 wrote:Thanks for giving the disqualified pods a second chance and all the hard work that went into this contest.

I just have 1 more question.

No offence to the builder but how did this http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3367511496/ beat my pod? I mean... really?


I agree. (please do not take this to be offensive, anyone, as it was not meant to be as such.) The pod in question was said by the builder to have been built a few years ago, if I remember correctly, and while that's not technically a reason for it not to be good, people do tend to do better under pressure, IMExperience. It beat mine, too, which I'm not terribly happy about, since mine had a flamethrower. But ah, well, it's all fun and games until someone assassinates someone else, right? ;)

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:08 am
by Rook
Joedward wrote:You know, I think they were. But do you really think your 15 votes would have made a huge difference on who the finalists are?
And the pool you were put in, you were up against some very heavy competition.

Also, that dig about the basement is both wrong, for just about every member here (except you apparently), and a bit uncalled for I suppose.


I'm sure I wasn't the only one that missed the narrow window for voting. ;) For example EB is having a contest currently and their polls are open for over a week. I didn't think I would win but that doesn't mean I didn't want to have a bit more time to have a say. I'm surprised you have an issue with me asking for the next time FBTB hosts a contest to have the polls open for 48hrs per phase/level. It seems like a simple request. You may have also noticed there's about 1000 members and only 250ish voted that round. This round we're alrady about 600 votes (see my point). That's 25% in 24 hrs, not bad. However, we may have actually had 30-60% in 48 hrs. Just an observation. As far as the "dig". Yes it's a joke/humor/a funny/a haha, that's what the laugh smilie was all about. Get over it! If you found it offensive it's probably because it hit too close to home. Also I do build in my basement and spend a LOT of time there during the cold months, but we had our first warm weekend this spring here in great white north and I was out enjoying it. ;)

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:04 am
by Solo
Notes: not every registered member is active, and not even every active member votes in the polls. 80% to 90% of the votes happen in the first day or two that the polls go up anyways, so I figured why not just streamline things and make it interesting for a change.

And come on, would you really be so lame as to vote for yourself anyways? :p

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:51 pm
by Joedward
Well, Turk did, and Juns, and Matt, and ....Oh I see your point.


;)

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:06 am
by Rook
Actually I would have voted #5. The Thunder Cats idea was unique, well executed, and was a “realistic” pod.

Oddly enough though I think my original request/suggestion of having the polls open longer was well received by the staff since it seems they're all staying open longer now. :roll: Besides Joe why did you care if I asked for the pulls to open longer, did you enter anything?

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:13 am
by bigospedros
anyone seen that little violin that got so much use with the Power Miners complaints ? ;)

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:25 am
by Joedward
Rook wrote:Besides Ed why did you care if I asked for the pulls to open longer, did you enter anything?

You've been around long enough, you should know that :roll:
Sadly I did not enter, I was DQ'd before I could even start building a pod. I do have an engine done now, but I don't think I can enter it now :|
Gonna fine tune it and work on it, knowing my track record with contests, it'll be done in a month or two.

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:46 am
by Solo
What makes you think we hasn't planned on dragging out the polls already Rook?

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:23 am
by Rook
@ Ed: What?! How did you get DQ'd?

Re: 2009 Podracer Contest Entries

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:57 am
by Solo
He posted random chitchat in the entry thread after several warnings were posted not to.