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Topic: how do you think craft challenge #1 went?  (Read 4892 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2005 02:55:22 PM »

I LOVED the challenge. I didn't participate other than voting but I thought everything was great. I think that adding questions is a good idea. I did like leaving comments because I think its nice for people to get feedback. I think that some need to be reminded that craftster is a place for positive and constructive comments, not put downs. I liked that you removed the comments so that when it was time to vote we could see all the photos without weeding through the posts. It would be nice though if you could have two threads, the original with photo's and comments as well as a thread for photo's only for voting purposes. The first thread with photo's and comments is good so any wuestions answered about the project are available to everyone to go back to if we want to try and make it or whatever, just for reference.
I'm so happy the challenges are happening and am doing #2!
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2005 03:42:26 PM »

I also appreciated the "entries only" area for voting, but was sad to see the other messages go.  How about one topic to submit and chat, and then copy the entries to a new thread just for the voting?

I think I just found the the pre-voting pages:
Challenge idea:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33326.0
Challenge entry comments:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37856.0

So I guess it would be helpful if the threads with all the comments for an accepted challenge were on the " Craft Challenges" page, so folks could find all the concept Q & A from before the challenge, and make comments after the entries were being voted on.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2005 06:17:10 PM »

The only thing I think that annoyed me was that to see all the crafts I had to keep turning pages - I think that maybe a brand new voting thread would be good - but include thumbnails of the photos to aid with the voting.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2005 06:36:35 PM »

Really inspiring!!  I also like the added questions...some of the ideas I would like to recreate, but I would need a few pointers...Simple tutorials would be nice....especially from the winning entries!! 
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2005 08:43:38 PM »

It's crazy that the vote was so close! Maybe only one vote per person next time? I know it is hard but still.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2005 09:12:22 PM »

I loved the challenge! I even made my husband come and read through that thread -- he loved it too.

I disagree with the idea of adding tutorials. I liked the format you used, Leah -- just the entries, not lots of comments. I hope you start a clean thread for the Challenge #2 entries -- it would be crazy trying to find the entries in that already-lenghty thread.

Great idea, great entries, lotsa fun! That's my verdict, anyways LOL
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2005 09:14:28 PM »

...write up their entry to specifically include answering questions...
(thanks to rickrackruby for some of these suggestions! Kiss)
I think the questions would be a nice touch too rickrackruby.

...include thumbnails of the photos to aid with the voting.

Oooo--that would be nice!
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2005 03:29:50 AM »

I enjoyed it very much, as a participant and a voter. I would change two things though:
1- as said earlier- shorten the time of the posting date to say, a week.
2- shorten the voting to 2-3 days and possibly make it 1 vote per person, if that were possible.
Thanks for the fun time Leah!
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2005 06:20:46 AM »

I loved it!  I can think of things that might tweek it, but I can't think of a single thing that would really make a difference in my enjoyment, because none of the tweeky things really effected things negatively.  I'm excited to see future challenges.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2005 06:28:06 AM »

Very Fun!  I liked the fact that you cleaned up the thread too.
I also think keeping the submission period short and sweet is a good idea.  Some people mentioned that they didn't even get started on their submission until after they checked out the early submissions.  Doesn't seem fair.  Also I need instant gratification when looking as contest submissions!  I want to see them right away because everyone is so creative!  So I think sticking with short and sweet is the best.
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