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 Post subject: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:15 am 
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Hello Everybody!
Now that the competition has come and past, what did you like about it? What could be improved? More importantly, how? I am planning on doing this again (hopefully a biyearly competition) and need to know how I can improve this competition to make it easier and more pleasurable for everyone.
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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:33 am 
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I think it was a great idea. I can't quite bring myself to spend $200+ on a puzzle. This competition has given us a lot of really great puzzles at a nice price too.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:37 am 
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I liked it. :D For me, most puzzles on Shapeways are far too expensive; this competition provided several affordable puzzles. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:12 am 
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I think overall it worked great. Next time though I think the competition thread should only have the rules and each formal entry (like the rules said). All other posts should be deleated by a moderator. I really liked how everyone voted instead of judges.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:01 pm 
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I agree with everyone else. The only thing that I don't think was fair was RubixFreakGreg's two puzzles. They shouldn't have been counted as one vote. If you liked one, but hated the other, you may not vote for the pair. Apart from that, it was all pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:17 pm 
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My apologise, I intended his two puzzles to be seperate entities, however under the same author. Sorry for the confusion.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:00 pm 
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I really liked the concept of the competition, but there were some execution issues that I had trouble with. For one, I think the fact that votes were not anonymous scared away some members. This could have been really easily done using a Google Docs form, and for future competitions I will gladly set one up for you.

I can't really think of anything else that I would change. It was pretty well-done.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:54 am 
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Well, I think the poll would be a better solution actually, because the poll limits each member to one vote, where as the same member might be able to vote many times using something else.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:03 am 
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I agree that a poll is a smart idea. With this voting the only way to vote secretly was by pming you. I was worried all the public votes would be tallied up declaring one winner while due to pms you declared a different winner. LOL, it would have been really bad if your puzzle won that way :lol: (it would seem unfair to the person that thought they one)

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:08 am 
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I liked the contest...
The entries thread should be kept to only entries, like you said when you started it.
I'm fine with voting in a post, but a poll would look cooler :lol:
Hopefully next time I can enter!

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways Summer Puzzle Building Competition Review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:17 am 
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I loved the contest! So many great puzzles came to see the light of the day! I basically just want to thank you for making this!
for improvement, yea a Poll instead of posted votes would be good! Maybe make a formula for entering like they have online for speedsolving competitions.
And a bit more organized! :) Else, everything was good! -from a non competitor's viewpoint

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