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Big_fat_kiddo 19th February 2007 03:50 PM

2007 belly contest?
 
How interested is everyone in doing another belly contest?

Before I start anything, I want to gather some info on who would like to see another contest being started, and who might participate, and not only says yes because it involves seeing pictures.

I would also like to state that last years winner, can not participate in this contest to keep things fair.

If you have any ideas for the contest, I would be pleased to hear them.

This post includes a private poll, so nobody (not even us) can see what you voted for.

FatMike 20th February 2007 08:41 AM

No, since everyone asked for it constantly and almost nobody participated.

Big_fat_kiddo 20th February 2007 10:55 AM

We'll see, if nobody seems to participate, I will close it.

Omniscient 20th February 2007 02:24 PM

I agree with Booch, no.

Big_fat_kiddo 20th February 2007 02:30 PM

It's also about the "Yes, and I will participate" answer.
If we get atleast 8 people to vote that, I will open a thread where you can sign up, if we get those 8 people there aswel, I will open a contest thread.

Pandachan 20th February 2007 04:19 PM

I wasn't here for the 06 competition, it sounds like a good idea in theory to me, but I have a few reservations I guess...it almost seems like human nature that once people find a common interest they have to make a competition out of it, and it's hard to see how one belly is necessarily ''better'' than another.

Another question, in the last competition were there categories or just an overall winner?

Big_fat_kiddo 20th February 2007 06:18 PM

Everyone could join, no mather what size or shape.
We let the community vote to pick a winner, on which belly they like best.
As everyone might have noticed, Boochan won last year.

The sad part is, only 5(?) people participated, while around 300 members asked for it.
Which made out conclusion rather simple: They didn't asked for it because they wanted a contest, they asked for it just to see pictures.

Now, with the new members and all I want to give it 1 last try, if this fails, there won't be any contest ever again.

Pandachan 20th February 2007 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_fat_kiddo (Post 15812)
Everyone could join, no mather what size or shape.
We let the community vote to pick a winner, on which belly they like best.
As everyone might have noticed, Boochan won last year.

The sad part is, only 5(?) people participated, while around 300 members asked for it.
Which made out conclusion rather simple: They didn't asked for it because they wanted a contest, they asked for it just to see pictures.

Now, with the new members and all I want to give it 1 last try, if this fails, there won't be any contest ever again.

In my opinion its likely two factors. The first is the reason voting turnout for elections is always low. Everyone loves democracy, but people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather not take the initiative.

The other aspect is probably self image, I doubt anyone would want to lose or for their image to take last place...It's putting oneself at risk for an ego bruising.

Those things in mind, if you really want a belly competition to work you can't rely on volunteers. You need to choose participants you believe would do well in a competition, and tell them they've been nominated personally by the staff and ask if their images may be used in a final competition. For starters, it'd be flattering to recieve such a personalized compliment, and considering the honor and the fact that they're comfortable enough to post their images in the first place...its very likely they'd acquiesce.

It would mean some work for the staff, but considering the popular acclaim for the competition, I think it's a worthwhile endeavor.

Omniscient 20th February 2007 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pandachan (Post 15815)
You need to choose participants you believe would do well in a competition, and tell them they've been nominated personally by the staff and ask if their images may be used in a final competition. For starters, it'd be flattering to recieve such a personalized compliment, and considering the honor and the fact that they're comfortable enough to post their images in the first place...its very likely they'd acquiesce.

It would mean some work for the staff, but considering the popular acclaim for the competition, I think it's a worthwhile endeavor.

When you put it like that, let's have a contest!:p

Pandachan 20th February 2007 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omniscient (Post 15816)
When you put it like that, let's have a contest!:p

Hehe, cool I'd love to help if it happens, considering i don't have the tummy to enter.


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