At 4/7/11 02:05 AM, PainasaurusRex wrote:
Personally, I don't think it's a big deal but I'd rather have it clarified like that. I do think this competition is fine but I can see where people could complain. Though I think that the NAC seems to be designed less around everyone can enter and more along the lines of (as you did state in your original post) this month the members of genre X will shine. So with my tired mind I'd like to summarize this by saying that I think this competition is relatively genre specific, maybe not on purpose, but it is. However, this is a good thing since it will surely allow for different people and winners.
On a side note, are we allowed more then one submission? Cause the first guy has two submissions. Sorry if this was already addressed.
hehe yes it was already addressed - due to some close calls with the celtic competition we are allowing 2 submissions per user. However, if you place in the top 3 and your second song ties with another user's first song, they will get precedance over you to prevent monopolizing.
And yes, as it stands, the NACs have evolvedto becoem genre specific, but this is good because hopefulyl over the course of the entire year I can pretty much cover every single genre, esp. if we run 2 contests a month - that's 24 possible genre "areas" - I say this because contests like the heavenly contest and "st. patties day" contest weren't necessarily restricted to one genre, but a group of genres.
Untilately, I am trying to avoid making any one contest too vague, as I feel more specific genres help attract certain crowds of people, and in fact make them try harder. I also must say that so far these contests have been a resounding success, with staff members participating, checking out the contest, new users participating and gaining prominance (like hamstercake), regulars participaing and old users actually coming back to the site (Triskele, Realmgys, Xbrav to name a few).
The ultimate goal of these contests right from the start has been to strengthen the community, and I am trying to focus on one area at a time. See the problem with making a contest too general is you will have biased judges, and you will have users that will ONLY focus on specific genres - thus screwing the litle guys. Genre specific allows me to choose judges who are totally biased towards that genre but can thus be used in a pisitive way, and lets me attract consistant artists of the genre we are showcasing.
So a lot of research has been put into this.