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

TheDunkis (author)  sonic broom1 year 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.

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.

~SW~
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.
Sharir17014 years ago
are you dead? lol come on, update the page, it's wednesday.
TheDunkis (author)  Sharir17014 years ago
Meh, I didn't get any entries despite the two weeks. But then I'm sure people are extra prepared for this week's entry. It seems like challenges are either a hit or miss and time will rarely affect it. I'm just not gonna bother with a two week notice anymore. I'll update this thread on Saturday. By the looks of it, the contest isn't taking off. I'll do one more challenge after this and if I don't have more than four entries like the first week, then I'm just gonna let it die or let someone else try to continue it.
first, i didn't know you made it two weeks. a shout out should have changed the situation, because i don't think anyone else did either. anyway, don't give up, this was just a bad concept. i don't think it's possible with knex. and i stand by what i said that you shouldn't make this contest as one to perfect every single concept there is, because those are the results. i think you should try to appeal to more people. for example, i dislike shotguns and slingshots, so i didn't even try the first two. this round, i tried three different times and failed. so try stuff more people will like, and stuff that is more do-able. don't get me wrong, slingshots are a good idea that most people do like, i'm just giving a personal example. i agree that there's no difference between a week or two. i think you're doing only things you like. the flat gun, and the folding gun. i don't think that appeals to most people, because they're simple guns that don't have much potential for war, or even if they do, a non flat or non folding gun will always have more potential. again, try to make it more interesting. honestly, i think simple hammer guns are way outdated. more complex hammer designs, like some of the stuff kinetic's been doing, sure, but simple ones, with or without a manual lock option, are outdated. i don't mean to come across rude or arrogant or anything like that, but i honestly think you're wasting a chance to perfect more potential and more interesting concepts. sure, you said you wanna start off with these, but that's not how you get more people to participate. do these types of things later. you know what? have a poll at the beginning of each week to chose concepts. let people add their own ideas and others to comment "+1"... anyway, i hope you try to be a bit more flexible and get this contest going.
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