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Latest Meguiar's Contest

By Frog

I received an email from a fellow member concerning the latest contest and the fact that something is not right with the way it was judged or awarded. The email reads as follows:

I think you got screwed out of second place. The first place winner has a new made up profile. There is a lot of the same kind of profiles made like that from march 20th on. bad thing is whoever finished 4th got screwed even more so by not getting nothing due to this.
Check out the 1st place profile and tell me that car that you click on that gets smaller would be a winning photo.
Just my 2 cents on your guys should be up one more spot and whoever finished 4th should have your third spot.

Does anyone else have any opinions on this?

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Frog’s Profile Photo
Apr 7, 2012 at 9:09 am
Here is the response that I got from Motortopia:

HI Jacki,

First off, thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns to us.

This contest was part of a print advertising campaign that Meguiar's ran in several automotive magazines, therefore we got a bunch of new members on Motortopia that joined as a result of those ads to enter the contest. Hopefully most of those people like what they see on Motortopia, and will stick around and start adding their vehicles, making friends, and become a part of the community.

Regarding the voting and the winning entry: as with any contest on the Internet, many of the contestants, including the winner, posted on the various Internet forums they participate in to get their fellow car enthusiasts to come and vote for them. It turns out more of the Thunderbird forum fans turned up to help their friend win. Again, hopefully most of these people like what they see here at Motortopia and become involved with the site.

As an interesting aside, only 2 votes separated first and second place, and only 7 votes separated second and third place, so it was a very close race!

Hopefully that addresses your concerns. We know Motortopia has even more significance for you and Soupy than most people, and we certainly appreciate all of our members, especially those that have been here over the years.

- The Motortopia Team
Thunder3’s Profile Photo
Apr 7, 2012 at 8:35 am
So my question is with all this proof, "Why isn't Meguiar doing something about this. The 1st place winner and People's choice should be disqualified, simply because there are no Rides in his Garages and he has no friends. His photo is Lame as well. I agreed, Second, Third, and Fourth all Got Screwed!! What say ya Meguiar, Some investigation on this needs to happen, as well as Motortopia should step up.. Would like to hear from the Parties to be. This wrong needs to be Right!!
classicfirebird1979’s Profile Photo
Apr 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm
As soon as I saw the winner and went to his profile I knew what had taken place (multiple fake accounts from different locations to vote himself in) there used to be alot of that kind of thing going on in the challenges, that's why alot of members pulled out of them.
SeeYa’s Profile Photo
Apr 6, 2012 at 10:00 am
I knew right away that it was "fixed" when I saw the winner.
Kayleigh’s Profile Photo
Apr 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm
I was also surprised by the results, and checked the profile soon after the winners were announced. You can tell it was a fake account created just for the contest. The user had no freinds and no cars in the garage! There were many nice pictures to choose from in this contest, but I've got to say the 1st place winning photo is not one I would have chosen, and I don't think many other people would have either. Sorry it turned out this way.
vette03’s Profile Photo
Apr 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm
Wild William by the one that won shows they have zero friends! So not on how many friends, it's more like how many garages that person had to set up to vote on their own car. I just feel bad for whoever finished forth that gets nothing because of that.
You should of entered your profile photo, those kind of photos show pride in a persons car.
Frog it's too bad someone went at it so hard to cheat you and others from a real contest for members! So many of you have been here and shared a lot over the years with all of us here to come up short to a lets say a fake garage'!
WildWilliam’s Profile Photo
Apr 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
That contest was a joke. It obviously wasn't a photography contest. It was a "how many people do you know on Motortopia" contest. Your pic was the only one that was an actual nicely formatted photo. We'll know better next time.

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