Topic: challenges on the site
#1 Jun 29, 2008 at 2:22 amchallenges are getting absolutely ridiculous, nobody actually votes on cars now.
its all a big group voting match and never about the cars any more.
pretty sad, about a year ago the challenges were legit and fun, now its not even worth entering them.
#2 Jun 29, 2008 at 10:51 amI PERSONALLY THINK THE PROBLEM IS THAT A GROUP OF 120 MEMBERS WITH ONLY ABOUT 40 OF THEM VOTING CAN CONTROL A 5000 MEMBER SITE IS THAT WHEN PEOPLE GET CHALLENGED THEY ONLY VOTE THEIR CHALLENGE THEY DON'T VOTE ALL THE CHALLENGES BUT THEY EXPECT EVERY ONE TO VOTE ON THEIRS
I THING MOTORTOPIA SHOULD CHANGE THE CHALLENGE RULES
1 YOU CAN NOT ACCEPT A CHALLENGE OR MAKE A CHALLENGE UNTIL YOU HAVE VOTED ON AT LEAST 25 CHALLENGES "OR THE # STATED BY MOTORTOPIA"
2. IF YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE TWO CARS THEN YOU MUST VOTE 50 CHALLENGES.
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#3 Jun 29, 2008 at 12:31 pmmy .02 if you dont like challenges dont do them, dont lose then whine about it. everybody here knows they are a joke, when i first joined years ago they were a joke. as long as theres a site that allows members to speak to each other or create any sort of friendship that friend is gonna vote for friend over car no if's ands or butts. and i agree with the judge a group with 40 or less active members control the entire outcome on challenges. simply put either dont participate, do something about it, or stop complaining
#4 Jul 19, 2008 at 10:43 amI agree it seems challeges ruin ones status on there car garage. That shouldn't be what this site is about. Boosting one ego over another just doesn't cut it for me. It has become a means of recklessness
#5 Jul 19, 2008 at 10:45 amWell Mort, why don't you not allow the good or the bad vote from being posted to ones garage. My two cents. Do you really think it's fair for someone to have countless loser votes in there garage?
#6 Jul 19, 2008 at 10:13 pmI took a leave myself of Motortopia and other car sites as well as It just kind of took a lot of my off time.
So I decided to not participate anymore and I don't accept Challenges anymore from anyone anyway.
Jerry and Mary were probably right as I just didn't feel like coming back anymore due to some comments in Challenges and Garages.
It was getting nasty and it was turning us off and that's not what we are here for.
I sure didn't like the previous voting on peoples rides and pictures cause they would just vote one on everyone elses car in hopes to increase there's to get it higher on a list or page and made for some bad feelings.
It just looks rigged or favoratism.
As for Challenges. Like SCC24540 mentioned.
Groups or Friends are going to vote for there own, Like a Family would stick together even if a competitors car is better with more horsepower and more customized than what they have themselves.
Dodge people will more than likely vote for Mopars and FoMoCo fans will be with Fords and Bowtie Fans will be with Chevies etc....
Or it will be model groups like Firebird Trans Am's or Camaro Clubs Mustangs and even our Monte Carlo's. It's not going to change unless something changes it. Unfortunate but that's all there is to it.
Hey some people put scantily clad bikini girls or there kids or pets in there pics to maybe help increase voting for them. But if it works, Hey good for them!
But I'm here for the Vehicles Cars Trucks Racecars and see what everyone has done to there ride. Not here for Boobtopia.
I like it just as a big car show from people all over the world.
I think for one, More options in the voting would be better. Not that it would change or help anything.
But I think it seriously needs some revisions!
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#7 Jul 19, 2008 at 11:37 pmand the pound will continue to boycott challenges until people quit the whining about something that they themselves can fix. eventually all the challenges will stop totally or they will end in a 5-5 tie and then people will complain that groups like the pound arent doing anything. so its a catch 22 cant win for losing. so with that said go ahead and flame me all you want to but that wont change things. if you hate challenges dont enter them, if you think their unfair create your own group and fight back, but dont sit there and bitch and moan about something that you're either too lazy or too chicken**** to do something about.
#8 Jul 20, 2008 at 2:17 amWhat I dont understand is why anyone would ever get upset of losing a GAME where the outcome is nothing more then a fart in a bucket! I mean is it really that important to win?
Im sick and tired of the prvate messages calling me a coward or a thug because of challenges, (none of these people would ever say this to my face in real life cause id break there arses!) because of the group i belong to. AND TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST NO OTHER GROUP FROM THE DAY I STARTED HERE HAS EVER ASKED ME TO JOIN THEM. So i stay with the peeps i know.
And all this bull about how in real life or on the streets id get my azz handed to me. What are we in the 6th grade? COME ON!! My truck has been in three national magazines can any of you say that?! Sure I sold it and it was my pride and joy but it was time to move on, I allready started another project thats gonna be better IMO.
You dont hafta like what i have i dont hafta like what you have and believe me theres a lot of vehicles on here that i dont give a second look to but i dont go bashing it. Just keep your rude comments to yourselves.
I all together stopped challenges because of the way that most members react with no class or respect, If my dually beats a sports car then good 4 my dually, WHO CARES! I put way more time and energy into all of my vehices then some of you do and Im not saying that to try and be an azz about its just the truth.
I keep coming to this site cause of the friends that ive made here but the bull s*** has gotten so bad that im just feed up and wanna pull the plug.
but ........ im an up and up kinda guy so...........................
KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE WHEN I VOTE ON CHALLENGES I WILL POST HONESTLY AND TRUTHFUL AND I WILL SAY WHY I VOTED AND WHY THE OTHE VEHICLE DIDNT GET MY VOTE AND IM JUST GONNA SAY THIS ONCE
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#9 Jul 20, 2008 at 8:55 amHey, its me aagin Margaret! Some of you wont get that, but it is part of a classic comedy bit here in the south.
Listen, everyone knows i have not been a fan of challenges, but that is my opinion, and i hope that i have kept evrything on the up and up. I dont do the challenges and wish to help the site and peeps on the site get the challenges where everyone would enjoy them. I have come to realize, you cant please everyone. But, some things that were really wrong look like they have been considered and changed. Newby smashing was the 1 thing i thought was just not even right, those were just for the win and everyone knows it.
The ideas i have seen come from the "groups" have been good. To keep the challenges amungst themselves, or maybe even group/group challenges cuts down on some of the contraversy. I dont agree so much with groups popping up to thrash. I did join 1, and it was really to see if we could come up with ideas to change things. I think some awareness came from those discussions, and thats good. I dont know what all these new groups are trying to accomplish, maybe some of them will do good. But it does seem like some of it is from bitterness, and that is causing its own problems.
As it has been said, if you dont like it, dont participate, or constructively try to help make changes. Motortopia has made it clear they are watching all these conversations, and there is a lot of traffic due to this, but we are all adults, well mostly, there are some young adults on here, and nothing happening from these challenges affects anyone one of in the real world.
I think if we all just try to suggest changes with out pointing out any 1 person in particular, for doing this or doing that, we could find some good things in the challenges to where we could all get along again. THIS IS AN AWESOME SITE WITH ALOT OF AWESOME PEOPLE!
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#10 Jul 24, 2008 at 12:28 pmi think we should have people vote, but also have some judges who look at each car's actual stats and that sort of stuff and have their votes be a fair size count, to weigh out all the people that just automatically vote for friends cars, or something like that
Run what you brung.