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why is it when ever there is a contest, i get requests from people I've subscribed to, to vote for them? Answered


Just a little annoying, its somehow crooked.  I'll vote for those instructables based on merit and design, and I guess I'd expect the same.

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orksecurity

Best Answer 8 years ago

If someone sends me such a request, it may make me more likely to vote but less likely to vote for them. "Never invoke what thou canst not banish."

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iminthebathroom

8 years ago

Is there a select "all" as best answer button? Think I'll have to go with "orksecurity" though. Even when people send these requests to me, i do check it out, if it really is good, I'll vote. But, I will scrutinize it more then others though, perhaps lessening there chances of receiving my vote.

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lemonie

8 years ago


Thanks for giving me an opportunity to use this image.
It's about connections: someone wants votes, they look around and see subscribers. That says in one way or another that you like them and you might vote for them... if you remeber / know they need votes.

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RavingMadStudios

8 years ago

It doesn't bother me that much, although I do agree in principle. I guess that I just don't see a huge difference between "Hey, please go check out the ____ Contest. I have entered an Instructable in it" and "Hey, please go vote for my Instructable in the ____ Contest."
Besides, if I hadn't received a reminder about the contest from another one of my subscribees, I might have missed Red's totally rocking devil pumps. I wish I could vote for those more than once. 

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AngryRedheadRavingMadStudios

Answer 8 years ago

There's a third option of saying, "Howdy! Voting is happening in the Soft Circuit, Gorilla Glue, Office Supplies, and Sugru contests! Be sure to check them out and vote for multiple entries!" And then just leave out the bit about having entered an Instructable into one of those contests.

And thanks, but you could just check your subscriptions.  :-P

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RavingMadStudiosAngryRedhead

Answer 8 years ago

Very true, and you're absolutely right. I have been a little bit... ummm... lax about checking my subscriptions recently. I blame the child and his Lord of the Rings-themed Birthday Party/Halloween costume.

On a related note, keep an eye out for the upcoming costume Instructable and the dreaded Bundt Cake of Barad-dur.

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iminthebathroom

8 years ago

I know it sounds sanctimonious, but people work hard on their entries. It seems a shame for people to win based on there ability to round up people to vote. Isn't that what politics are for, oh wait that's another question to post

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seandogueiminthebathroom

Answer 8 years ago

It doesn't sound sanctimonious at all. To me, it sounds pathetically dishonest to ask anyone to vote for one's entry based on affiliation.

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kelseymh

8 years ago

Hear, hear! One option, obviously, is to not subscribe, or to unsubscribe, from those users.

It's not unreasonable, perhaps, for someone to point out their project (it is very easy to not see all entries to a contest!), but begging for votes in the absence of any merit is just pathetic.

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Re-designkelseymh

Answer 8 years ago

I don't mind being made aware of the contest and their project, but it's kinda "cheesy" to beg for the vote.

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AngryRedhead

8 years ago

I agree. I don't like being asked to vote for a particular entry, but I don't mind being reminded that a contest has opened for voting. I think there are more subtle and less awkward ways of hinting that members should participate in the voting process.