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6/Oct/12 12:43pm #1
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Hottest member comp updates

just interested in hearing everyones thoughts on how the comp is changing?

Are u happy, do u think it will actually improve the comp for real ppl, or just encourage more trolls?

This is not started for arguments, just interested in ppls own opinions on the new set up




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6/Oct/12 12:55pm #2
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Great thread @juiceman .

Heres some of the thought process behind the recent enhancements:



Hot member has been running for over 50 contests now and there has been a lot of learning for all of us in that time. Most common feedback is wanting the ability to speed voting up, and we added power voting 3 years ago. Now the bar is being increased again with tsunami votes. This will hopefully satisfy those who want to make fast comebacks.



At the core of the contest we want to keep it free, yet fair. So if you put in the hard yards to get web votes all month, it will pay dividends with a high vote count toward the end of the month. Likewise if you've spent all month collecting Joobz, putting in equal amounts of effort you can use them to fast track the voting process.



As for not requiring to be verified: Verification was introduced in 2010 and we haven't quite seen the numbers of members going through the process as we would have hoped. We will still require real pics to be online, but it's not a requirement to jump through the hoops of being verified to stake your claim as #1 spot.



As always we love feedback, and it's YOUR input that has got the HMC to where it is today.





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6/Oct/12 02:37pm #3


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@Doot In regards to people getting verified & not seeing as many members as you'd hoped doing the whole verification process.

Think about it realistically

-With the trolling on the site of course people don't want to upload real pics of them selves & the HMC does become rather b!+(hy (perhaps adding the option to have those verified pics hidden as mentioned to you before,the SF verified badge displayed is enough).

*** before you say the HMC is about how hot members are, then perhaps reviewing the HMC all together would be more favourable! Cos the HMC although intended to be a HMC its no really in the same context as such***

-Make people curious, if people know what the prize is.. then where's the fun in that? make it like xmas they have to wait till the end of the comp to know what the prize is (every now & again to spice things up)

The above changes I mentioned are just some of many changes that I think could/would work better
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also @Doot feed joobz status updates comps are ghey... it kills the conversation on the feed.
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8/Oct/12 08:52am #5
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The idea about hiding the prize is great.. i have seen a few comps where not many ppl get involved, but then for other prizes heaps of ppl are getting involved..

Be good to have random prizes



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9/Oct/12 02:28am #6
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coz nobody cares about 3 months of GM but they allllll want an i5



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9/Oct/12 07:42am #7
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lol, exactly



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12/Oct/12 07:55am #8
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well this thread didnt get much attention, would have thought more ppl had views on this subject



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13/Oct/12 05:13am #9


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@JuiceMan says...
well this thread didnt get much attention, would have thought more ppl had views on this subject



The HMC was the most talked about thing on SF years back,Aside from the bickering/Membership status VS feature functionality & all the rule requirements to win. The fact there was only 1 prize for 1 chick/dudes each month/competitive side of it made it appealing.

They brought in the 60sec in between voting for basic members, Which really made it errrr in returning votes cos there was too many ppl to vote for & the time it took *shakes head*

Then the introduction of the Joobz store,It made the HMC pointless, Why bother investing time/money/countless joobz to enter the HMC, When you could use them on something you'll get & have the choice of choosing.

The HMC is only worth bothering with if it's actually something good or if it's not in the joobz store.

HMC forum threads eventually turn into noob fun tool umlockers ,All there good for really, till a Mod locks them.
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22/Oct/12 02:26pm #10
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yer true, and very much agree with the 60 sec rule for voting, b4 i become gold i didnt vote too much because it just took way too long to vote for friends, or return votes to ppl who have voted me.

Maybe scrapping that rule might get more votes going on



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@JuiceMan with the 60 second rule thats part of their selling point as a GM benefit (sucky yes) they need better features & believe me when I say this I have nagged the baaa geebers out of @Doot more times than I rather care to recall , its like banging your head against the wall

Doot should listen to me cos he knows I'm ALWAYS right *nods* even though he won't admit it *shakes head* but he should *nods* , humph! he's a stubborn man but I'm a woman and he's ruudddde... he's ignoring a lady's request *shakes head* ungentlemanly like
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23/Oct/12 07:42am #12
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lol, yer i know its a GM beneft.
but i can see why alot of none GMs dont always go through returning votes



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@JuiceMan says...
lol, yer i know its a GM beneft.
but i can see why alot of none GMs dont always go through returning votes




I also agree,But that's not going to solve the HMC issues,No point even talking about it tbh,They'll probably remove it eventually like they did with the GM auction & or become dead pages like the GM advertising ohhh & the competition page.

This page http://www.smsfun.com.au/gold_membership_benefits.php

In general majority of the links other return 404 server errors (page doesnt exist anymore) or links to pages that have random crap on them e.g the competition page & the advertising at the bottom is like probably pushing 2~3yrs old & not applicable anymore.

HMC is a rather pointless subject,its a free site their budget is probably too limited to make any awesome changes although they'd save money if the got rid of the dead pages/advertising.

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24/Oct/12 11:53am #14
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yer ive seen those dead pages, annoying when first joining up and exploring the site



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@JuiceMan says...
yer ive seen those dead pages, annoying when first joining up and exploring the site



Well hmmmm not sure what to say other than,its been nice chatting to ya about the would be's if could be but... can't be's,hmmm No expectations no disappointments is probably the more realistic approach to SF after all it is a free site/service =)

If its any help to ya, perhaps learning some programming languages if your not already familiar with them,then run some side scripts with a browser add on/extensions , They don't save server side and you can change some things to suit you,I've done that for the site background ♥ CSS3 you can code patterns & gradient etc
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