K'nex Innovators Contest: discontinued until further notice

Can't be bothered to keep this contest going. If anyone else wants to run it or create their own, go for it.

~Point board~
Waffleman - 10
Kinetic - 9
Jollex - 4
Arjun - 3
Sharir - 3

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sonic broom2 years ago

You should start this back up i would participate if you get this going again!

TheDunkis (author)  sonic broom2 years ago

Heh, I don't know if I have the patience anymore. At the time, it was made to help stir the pot that was otherwise stagnating. So, in order to do so, I personally picked a few ideas that I wanted to see and knew were doable. I also gave others the ability to suggest and nominate ideas. But basically I just didn't get enough feedback. People weren't entering and they weren't submitting many of their own ideas. And the thing is, I think I started off simple. I don't remember exactly what ideas I picked, but the first few were ones that were already done, ones I knew that could be done and developed on further, but people weren't interested, and that's what irked me. I was hoping a contest would convince people to try things even if they weren't good at it or if it wasn't entirely interesting to them just so we could see ideas get thrown out there and see if those people would improve. Then I planned on moving onto harder ideas. But it just didn't pick up speed and I ran out of patience to run it myself. I don't want to do the same old same old that have always been done, but that's what a lot of people are interested in.

well it's to bad it did not take of more. Maybe some one else will start a new contest.

Knex.X4 years ago
Awesome! Please post, I'd build it immediately
Knex.X4 years ago
Awesome! Please post, I'd build it immediately
Well, after reading the Convo between you and Sharir, i understand, but i had an idea, but its useless now, since this is dead, but i will be posting KIC5 just to show it. I hope someone else can uphold a contest that i can join, because it gets me really motivated to build. Anyways, let me know whats up.

TheDunkis (author)  Senior Waffleman4 years ago
Surely someone could do something. Heck, really all you need is a bunch of you to agree to compete and then just have a judge or two. Then you all can agree on the concept.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!? I was gonna post KIC5 tonight :( I was really into to this! Why did you end it D:?
TheDunkis (author)  Senior Waffleman4 years ago
Too much of a hassle for too few people. Other people are welcome to continue it, I just won't personally do it.
TheDunkis (author) 4 years ago
The funny thing is you've been more insulting here. I haven't directed a single word at you personally. But the second funny thing is that you act as if you, Kinetic, innovanna, and Oblivitus are the community. You guys are great innovaters, sure, but what about the rest of the community? It's dying, we need to keep getting new members and helping them progress instead of relying on a handful of people to do everything. It's when all the innovators of previous times left or fell idle that the community suddenly slowed down and we asked ourselves "has K'nex reached its limit?" Luckily the handful stepped up and said no. But what happens when all the current innovaters quit?

And just a quick point on the war weapon part. I was going to work into war concepts. Most of them were going to be more advanced, so I was gonna give it a little more time. And actually, that was the point of working on smaller concepts. We'd work our way up into making something war worthy, like repeating shotguns for example. I ask that you stop assuming what my intentions are. Never mind that now.

Anywho, I'm not looking for a fight. So let me just wrap this up ignoring any personal points. I'm perfectly aware my building abilities have peaked for the moment and I just can't think of what to build, hence why I'm seeing if others can build what ideas I have. No one else is taking much initiative in helping make the community active. I don't like being a leader, it's in my INTP/INFP personalty. So I'm only trying to get others to work with me, not always for me. If I can't handle something though (like this contest for example) then I'll see if someone else can. I'm done here. I don't want to continue an argument. If you want, then keep the contest going, run it how you like, see if you can get more people to join, I don't see why you took offense to me handing it over. If you want to keep building, sure, whatever.
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