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The Official 2020 Calendar Contest

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Re: The Official 2020 Calendar Contest

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:17 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:04 pm
DesignFlaw06 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Another photo submitted.

Not everyone has voted for each photo. Some people never bother to make it back to voting, stressing the importance of getting your submissions in early. For some reason, I feel like I shouldn't have my photos in first out of fairness to the others who want to submit early. Looks like that may cost me this year.

Maybe next year, I'll open it up to entries for a set amount of time, then enable voting once all the photos are in for a 2 week period.
While I understand the post and vote early concept, perhaps it might be an idea to have all the submissions made before voting is opened up. That way everyone could peruse all the photos and vote accordingly..... or do folks go back and change their votes if a better one comes along? I'm OK the way it is, just throwing it out there.
That's what I'm talking about doing. While you can currently go in and change your vote, I doubt there are many who are doing this retroactively as new photos are added. It is evident that not everyone comes back to even vote as new images are added.

Your ranking is based on the number of votes as well as the rating each vote is given. When I first started this contest with Nighthawk Forums, it didn't see a lot of traction initially. The incentive was added to get more submissions in, up the activity, and ultimately increased sales. But even that wasn't enough and towards the end, it was a struggle to get a dozen decent images submitted.

The demographic has changed when moving from Nighthawks to FJRs for a variety of reasons. Getting submissions is no longer a chore, but getting people to continue to vote as submissions increase can be. I thought there would be more activity in this thread and on the forum from those who submitted later to encourage voting instead of just me. Collecting all the photos first and then enable voting eliminates that issue. It also makes sure photos don't suffer because they got sent to spam or I just dropped the ball on getting them posted. Everyone will be able to see that there photos are ready to go and there will be time to correct it before voting begins.

This is just a discussion for next year. It is an evolutionary process from year to year.
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Re: The Official 2020 Calendar Contest

Post by Redfish » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 pm

I never took any pics this year that I felt were good enough but I found two that were decent so I submitted them. As much as I would like to have one of my pics in the calendar, I am just as happy to see other folks entries that look better than mine. I figure that every one of us that gets one of these calendars is going to be a Winner this year. We have some Very Good pics to choose from this year and each year they seem to get better.
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Re: The Official 2020 Calendar Contest

Post by BkerChuck » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm

I considered submitting a picture of my wrecked 2007 from the accident at EOM with the caveat it must be used in a month that has a Friday the 13th.

I love the calendar thing and if I make it in great but it's very cool flipping that over each month and seeing a bike whose owner I can call a friend. Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into this!
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Re: The Official 2020 Calendar Contest

Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:13 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:41 am
Submitted photos a couple days ago and haven't seen them posted yet.
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