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vBHackers.com 87 43.28%
PhotoSharingForum.com 18 8.96%
vbseo.com 36 17.91%
vbulletin.org 54 26.87%
mustangevolution.com 6 2.99%
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 15:54
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
prepairing small changes to make things more fair.
what do you mean, if a good board like vbh is winning then you'll be unfair to them and make it harder.
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 16:02
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Roger,

With all respect, i asked not to use this thread to start discussions. If you have some usefull input that has not been mentioned before, please post it once, but don't use this for discussion.

Also why do you think that if things are changed to make a competition more fair, that it would become unfair? I really don't understand your logic. If you want you explain it to me in PM. Then you can also explain where you saw me saying that: A) any board is not a good board, B) That we would be unfair to any board & C) That we would make it harder for anyone.
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 18:17
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Well, I definitely support vbhackers as well, but in fairness I do have to mention that over at the vb.com BOTM contest, the abovementioned message ...

Originally Posted by allegedly vbhackers
vBHackers.com is proud to announce that we have been nominated to become Board of the Month July. Show your support and vote vBHackers.com for Board of the Month! If you have an active Licensed vBulletin.org account, you can make your selection here: Board of the Month July Competition!
... would have gotten the board disqualified from participating further. See the rules here, in particular:

Originally Posted by vbulletin's botm rules
3. A board could be disqualified or lose votes when:
- the owner or any other person rallies for votes.... anywhere. Here is an example of rallying.

"Hey! Our board is nominated for vB BotM at vbulletin.com. Go over there and vote for us and show your support!"

What is in red, which is rallying, is not allowed. The rest of the above example is fine. You may also comment on any "features" from your board in the actual voting thread in order to "sell" your board if you'd like to.
(sorry, I couldn't make it red ... read "green" for red, I guess!) Whether this rule is in effect here at vb.org, I dunno. But since it was mentioned that you're using the vb.com rules as a starting point, I figured this might be one of 'em.

I got no dog in this race now, though. Whoever wins, congratulations!
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 18:19
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Personally i think thats a bit of dum a rule. (knowing my luck i'll probably get banned for that seeing as everyone seems to be in a **** mood)
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 18:32
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Originally Posted by Basscat
I never said vBHackers was breaking any rules nor am I trying to bash them. I am stating how unfair this current contest is.

I did receive a spam mail they sent out for members to check out the poll and a couple of other things. This went out to members who selected NOT to receive email from administrators in their usercp. I have mine set to NOT receive them for a reason.


Did I leave out the announcement on the forums at vBHackers about the poll? Like I said before...How can the average webmaster compete?

Perhaps vb.org should send out an email and put an announcement across all of its forums.

The current group of boards in the contest is based on membership loyalty.

How fair is this to the webmaster who does not have a membership based on licensed vb owners. Wake up and smell the coffee.

There is no way the average webmaster will be able to compete against this.

Yep....this contest is a LBotM contest. No thanks!

Ever noticed how all of the members here who have "coder" or "advanced coder" for a user title, voted for vbhackers?

Come on....This contest is not fair!

Perhaps you should break your contest down into catagories of boards. This way the average webmaster is not competing against boards with a large licensed vb member base.
There are 3 boards in the compitetion that have a memberbase of licensed vBulletin users. vbseo.com which has 25,837, vBulletin.org which has 133,742, and vBHackers.com which has 7,452. Look at those numbers. I didn't find it quite fair that vBulletin.org was in the comeptetion because they are basicly running the poll and hosting it at there site, so they get ALL the exposure. vBHackers.com set up a small message in there header for members only, there was even an option to close the message and not show it again.

If you don't want to see the message, then hit the little button on the right of the message that says [x] Close This Announcment, and it will never show back up again. If you have checked the option to not receive emails from admins, then I would suggest writing to them and letting them know so they can see into why the emails are being sent.

I'm acually quite suprised that vBHackers.com is in the lead, as both vBseo and vBorg have a much larger database of members then they do and vB.org is getting most of the exposure. Nobody is forcing anyone to pick vBHackers, the members here can pick w/e they want. If any other site was winning, you would never hear me complaining
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 18:32
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I ended up going with photosharingforum.com for my vote. Nice clean style, solid content, plus a great integration throughout the rest of the site. Well done, folks!
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 20:20
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Originally Posted by kira
Well, I definitely support vbhackers as well, but in fairness I do have to mention that over at the vb.com BOTM contest, the abovementioned message ...



... would have gotten the board disqualified from participating further. See the rules here, in particular:



(sorry, I couldn't make it red ... read "green" for red, I guess!) Whether this rule is in effect here at vb.org, I dunno. But since it was mentioned that you're using the vb.com rules as a starting point, I figured this might be one of 'em.

I got no dog in this race now, though. Whoever wins, congratulations!
great point.......I noticed that today too.
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 20:34
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Originally Posted by kira
Well, I definitely support vbhackers as well, but in fairness I do have to mention that over at the vb.com BOTM contest, the abovementioned message ...



... would have gotten the board disqualified from participating further. See the rules here, in particular:



(sorry, I couldn't make it red ... read "green" for red, I guess!) Whether this rule is in effect here at vb.org, I dunno. But since it was mentioned that you're using the vb.com rules as a starting point, I figured this might be one of 'em.

I got no dog in this race now, though. Whoever wins, congratulations!
Vb.org's rules are based of off .com's. Still no rules being broke here. Next contest, maybe, but not now.
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Old 18 Jun 2006, 22:08
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Thanks for all your votes people, please try to visit all the boards in the poll and judge your votes on what you see.
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 03:14
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vBhackers.com ....
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 05:30
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Originally Posted by Basscat
I never said vBHackers was breaking any rules nor am I trying to bash them. I am stating how unfair this current contest is.

I did receive a spam mail they sent out for members to check out the poll and a couple of other things. This went out to members who selected NOT to receive email from administrators in their usercp. I have mine set to NOT receive them for a reason.


Did I leave out the announcement on the forums at vBHackers about the poll? Like I said before...How can the average webmaster compete?

Perhaps vb.org should send out an email and put an announcement across all of its forums.

The current group of boards in the contest is based on membership loyalty.

How fair is this to the webmaster who does not have a membership based on licensed vb owners. Wake up and smell the coffee.

There is no way the average webmaster will be able to compete against this.

Yep....this contest is a LBotM contest. No thanks!

Ever noticed how all of the members here who have "coder" or "advanced coder" for a user title, voted for vbhackers?

Come on....This contest is not fair!

Perhaps you should break your contest down into catagories of boards. This way the average webmaster is not competing against boards with a large licensed vb member base.
I'm sorry, last time i checked, you can't force someone to click something. By asking them to go over to the poll and check it out because vbh is in it, all that's being done is directing them to the thread. Their decision and such is completely up to them. How can the average webmaster compete? Take a look at the members that the other sites have and compare them to vbh, that's how. And the email you got was an update not spam. It's also nothing that should be discussed here.

Am i missing something here, did anyone pay money or receive money for being in this contest? Last time i checked, it was done for fun.
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 06:57
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 14:59
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I don't think paid sites should be in the vote, sorry but my option.
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 15:15
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Do you mean paid (ie pay to enter the site) or commercial?
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 15:22
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Originally Posted by MarcoH64
Do you mean paid (ie pay to enter the site) or commercial?
He probably meant commercial, even though I can't see why they couldn't enter?
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