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Eco-freindly contest should only contain eco-freindly instructables Answered

I noticed that in the new discover green science fair for a better planet contest, that there are unrelated instructables being posted. I've found that for a lot of contests unrelated instructables are posted so that more people will see the instructable. I know that everyone wants lots of people to find their instructable, including me, but posting unrelated instructables in contests that have nothing to do with what the instructable being posted is can be mis-leading and annoying. I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but if you do please post on this forum topic.

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Kiteman

11 years ago

As for any contest, the management simply disregard or remove any entries that don't belong. An irrelevant entrant will not win.

For the latest green contest, the filter is double-layered, because it is a judged contest, not based on views or votes.

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BranKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

But the first 10 entries receive a T-shirt. So far, there has been 16 entries, and technically, the contest isn't even open!

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KitemanBran

Reply 11 years ago

It says First 10 Good-Quality Entries.

Although there may be 16 entries, there are not yet (IMO) ten Good-Quality Entries, although there is plenty of enthusiasm.

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LinuxH4x0rKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

*sigh of relief * Thats good! I hate seeing misplaced entries win

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BranKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Ah, they changed it since I've seen it last.

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Mr. M Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I know, I just find it to be annoying to find many unrelated instructables in all the different contests.

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LinuxH4x0r

11 years ago

I hate that. People post stuff just to get prizes (look at the tool tips contest)

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KitemanLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

Er, isn't that the point of entering a contest?

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LinuxH4x0rKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, but putting a remote trigger for a camera in the tool tips and winning? It just doesn't seem right.

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killerjackalopeLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

It's a pretty useful tool for a photographer, a little bit off tool tips main topic but so were a couple of mine like sellotape where sellotape's due and I even did one on photography tricks. Know what I mean? It's quite a wide one, if it were put up as a tools department tips, like think of the tools you find in a tools dept. then yeah I'd be agreeing.

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LinuxH4x0rkillerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, I guess so. I understand the tape, but not the photography Whatever

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killerjackalopeLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

I suppose it depends, a camera's a pretty good tool, especially for instructables so I made one on using compact cameras well not just big SLR's...

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killerjackalopeLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

Eh when it comes to tool tips I can show you how to use a drill as a hammer and repair most pneumatic stuff with nothing much, it's just times are a changing and le digital are is upon us, honestly I would agree that tool tips should be about 'proper' tools but hey depends whats going on in the world does'nt it?

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KitemanLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

That's fine. As KJL says, that's a tool for a photographer. I know my brother in law, when he used to do kiddie portraits as part of his job, used to use his remote trigger all the time so that the kids didn't associate the whole event with the camera, and were more relaxed.

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zachninmeLinuxH4x0r

Reply 11 years ago

That, I'd allow in a contest, it is after all, a tool... However, I wouldn't want things like "How to make salad" in there, unless they had a good reason ;P Remember, there's humans behind the scenes who know what they're doing ;-)