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Anything and everything related to the May MOTM Contest should be posted and discussed here!

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Just a thought, perhaps I'm mistaken. The way voting is set up and the wording of the voting page, it can be interpreted by some voters that they are voting on the pictures and not the member. Does anyone else get this sense besides me?
 

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Just a thought, perhaps I'm mistaken. The way voting is set up and the wording of the voting page, it can be interpreted by some voters that they are voting on the pictures and not the member. Does anyone else get this sense besides me?
I agree. :4-dontknow:
 

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I've felt that way for a while now.. I think especially newbies get that idea.
 

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This has been brought up before. Everything references the member name up to and including the voting process. The voting does includes both the name and a pic and it does say to "click on your MOTM selection". Since nominations do not include pics, most know they are voting for a member. Someone that just joined may be a little confused.
 

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Just a thought, perhaps I'm mistaken. The way voting is set up and the wording of the voting page, it can be interpreted by some voters that they are voting on the pictures and not the member. Does anyone else get this sense besides me?
It more confusing than it needs to be Coyote.
 

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I spend some time on the Chargerforumz. But I do not vote on there because I don't spend enough time on there to get to know all the members. I don't want to vote for just pics. I think someone has to spend a good amount of time on a forum to get to know the helping members best. This may be the case here. ??? :4-dontknow:
 

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I spend some time on the Chargerforumz. But I do not vote on there because I don't spend enough time on there to get to know all the members. I don't want to vote for just pics. I think someone has to spend a good amount of time on a forum to get to know the helping members best. This may be the case here. ??? :4-dontknow:
Yeah.. I'd feel compelled to use someone's picture or how cool their car looks to help me through the process.. since I wouldn't really be familiar with any of them. Seems as though more newbies participate in the voting process than nominations too.. Plus the ones who sign up during the second half of the contest.

Nonetheless, I'm not sure if we're getting anywhere or not, lol. I've seen it brought up a couple times before like jkelly mentioned. Is it safe to say the setup won't change? I think the Poll idea that's been suggested before is a good one.
 

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I didn't nominate or vote for the first 2 or 3 months I on was on here because I didn't know the people well enough to. It does say member not the automobile or the member's garage.
How else would you word it? Just curious, I can't change it!
 

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It more confusing than it needs to be Coyote.
Please explain so we have an idea what's confusing. I thinks it's handled the same across all the forums that are participating in this contest. I'm not sure if this has been brought up in the other one's before.
 

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Please explain so we have an idea what's confusing. I thinks it's handled the same across all the forums that are participating in this contest. I'm not sure if this has been brought up in the other one's before.
Its just when I vote, theres a ton of pictures with vague definitions of what I'm on voting on. I get on how to vote, but I can definitely see how its confusing to some members. Especially for someone thats not exactly computer friendly. And lets be honest, being unfamiliar with computers shouldn't inhibit car enthusiasts from voting due to confusion.
 

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Please explain so we have an idea what's confusing. I thinks it's handled the same across all the forums that are participating in this contest. I'm not sure if this has been brought up in the other one's before.
I can't speak to the entire process. I remember when I first started voting, I was confused and I am very computer literate--I make my living on a pc. Anyway, when you click on the link to vote, you get to a page that has two sections one titled "Recent Photos - 2011 Dodge Challenger Member of the Month - April" and the one below it is "Most Popular Images - 2011 Dodge Challenger Member of the Month - April."

Both refer to a photo or an image and nothing is mentioned about a member's contribution as the criteria. Maybe something along the way that says, "You are voting for whom you think should be the member of the month based on his or her contributions to this site." I don't know, just a thought.
 

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I agree with Chris it is confusing to new members. I have brought this up in the distant past. New members get the impression that they are voting for the picture. In fact, when it's time to vote it does say vote for the "image". I know the powers that be will have their way, just saying that it is not fair to others if everyone voting is looking at the image and not the member.

I was over my brother's house one weekend for a party and there were 4 gentlemen that I had come over to the computer when voting was open and showed them the page one by one. Without saying a word to them about the process, they all said one by one that they liked this or that picture best. In other words, they all thought that the voting was about the picture on not the member. Just saying..........
 

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Suggestion :
1.Perhaps a sentence could be included indicating that the MOTM voting is for contributions made to the forum.
2.Eliminate the Recent Photos and Most Popular Images screens and have one screen entitled - " 2011 Dodge Challenger (whatever month) Member of the Month Candidates" showing each of the candidates pictures to vote on.
 

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Why have any pics at all?..they weren't needed to nominate the person....why would they be needed to vote for them?? Just have their name, then the winner can submit a pic along with the story.
 

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I agree most newbies will vote for the pic they like not the member.
Does it actually make that big a difference I don't know. With all the veteran members here it should balance out.....If they all voted every month.

And our cars are why we are all here anyway. So it will be a factor. Weather the picture is there or not they can still go to your album or gallery and view the car porn.

It's basically the same circumstance in any other voting process as well. Weather it's a car forum or not. Visual appeal will have a some impact on decisions people make. Just look at the political arena......


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Maybe something along the way that says, "You are voting for whom you think should be the member of the month based on his or her contributions to this site." I don't know, just a thought.
I may be wrong but I don't think that this can be added at the voting gallery. I do intend to try to make it more clear on the voting thread that has the link. Of course I am assuming that people are reading the post and not just blowing past it.

I was over my brother's house one weekend for a party and there were 4 gentlemen that I had come over to the computer when voting was open and showed them the page one by one. Without saying a word to them about the process, they all said one by one that they liked this or that picture best. In other words, they all thought that the voting was about the picture on not the member. Just saying..........
I agree Tom. If you just go to the voting gallery not knowing you would pick the picture. People that nominate members know that it is about the member, not the pic. And we always have a number of newbies that vote, I can't say what their influence is for their vote.
 

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What happened to Chadwick?
 
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