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View Poll Results: What should we do about the same people winning contests over and over?
Keep it the way it is 50 64.94%
Impose a 3 contest "timeout" for contest winners 11 14.29%
Do a "Non-Winners-Only" contest every 6 contests 9 11.69%
Other (clarify in comments below) 7 9.09%
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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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I completely agree with keeping it the same. Would you feel better about winning a game of Scrabble with a 6 year old or winning a game against someone who usually beats you? I think it really is true that 'you're only as good as your competition' If your competition isn't a challenge then you don't try as hard. I'm ecstatic if I get one vote in a Corner Challenge and it's because I know the competition is tough. It would be really cool to have a medal by my name but I want to really earn it (Hope that made sense...only 1/2 way thru my coffee!)
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Old January 15th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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This could be interesting. What’s a contest when you are elimating the members who other members strive to beat? But, if members keep getting beat by the same members, what fun is that? They will get discourage and abandon the contest or even the site.

One way could be put a limit of wins per year for CCC and/or POTM. Then at the end of the year, all the winners go against each other for the grand title (prize).
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Old January 15th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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This could be interesting. What’s a contest when you are elimating the members who other members strive to beat? But, if members keep getting beat by the same members, what fun is that? They will get discourage and abandon the contest or even the site.

One way could be put a limit of wins per year for CCC and/or POTM. Then at the end of the year, all the winners go against each other for the grand title (prize).
I think the people that are here to really learn and contribute to the site will continue to enter the contests and try even harder instead of getting discouraged. If you get discouraged that easily you probably don't really want it that bad (Hope I didn't offend anyone, but that's how I feel about it) I think there are many of us here who have learned a great deal from seeing what kinds of photos win and what others find most appealing. There are probably some people who only enter for the prizes but I think many of us here use it as a learning experience and if we happen to win that makes it even sweeter

Either way, I'll continue to support the Corner.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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oh oh...


.....................................running and hiding in my corner. Lemme know how this goes.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:07 PM
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come on out of the corner Carl, you know we all love you......and if I ever win I want to beat YOU!! I look forward to your entries.

Dan had some very good ideas.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:31 PM
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come on out of the corner Carl, you know we all love you......and if I ever win I want to beat YOU!! I look forward to your entries.

Dan had some very good ideas.
I second that! Votings not over yet but so far looks like your safe Carl Shame on you for being so good (insert sarcasm here)
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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I really think we should keep it the way it is! It seems a bit silly and childish to shut someone out just because they win more than one time. Personally, seeing high quality wins keeps me challenged, inspired and thriving to produce better images myself, no matter who won. Keeping the selections anonymous while voting is the fairest and smartest solution, imho.

I couldn't agree more with this comment!
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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The best of the best sets the standards the rest of us can aspire towards. Even if we never make it, we're far more likely to improve than if that 'bar' isn't there for us to try to surpass.

Secondly, I don't believe 'thinking outside the box' and very high quality should be, in essence, reined in; it should be celebrated, as it has been here.

If the Spicoli's of the photography world can keep winning because his is the best and the rest of us who votes, votes for his because it's the best, then all I can say is "hurray!". And when someone else wins, it makes it a REAL win, not a half-win because the best were kept out to give the rest a chance. Remember, that's what happened with the Bluenose, and you know how all Canadians feel about that!

Anyway, that's my stand on this, and of course I voted accordingly.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Under no circumstances should anything be changed.

I'd love to win a CCC or POTM (or maybe even the PotY - holding my breath, keeping all fingers, toes and eyes crossed), and although I know that I don't stand a chance at winning any of them (at this moment in time anyway), I wouldn't want to eventually win one knowing that one or more of the (in my eyes) best photographers were not allowed to enter.

If you win (once, twice, or twenty times) you obviously deserve to win, due to having posted the best shot.

That's the way it should stay!
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Old January 15th, 2008, 05:55 PM
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You need to keep it the way it is. A winning photo is a winning photo. I vote on what I like, if it's the same person repeatedly, then so be it.
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