I have something that could be fun in mind

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    Sep 23, 2010 7:45 AM GMT
    First of all, thanks everyone for your votes!

    Second, vote DetroitDan for MotD because he was good competition.

    Third, the future of MotD. One or two days a week, I propose we select a random verified member from the "online now and verified" section to all vote for. This will be good because:

    a) it won't always be the same people getting MotD every 90 days

    b) it will encourage some of the lurking verified members to become more active once nominated

    c) it will encourage more interest in MotD in the forums. If there are threads supporting a person, generally that person will win (btw thanks GAMRican!) Anyway, this will encourage people to reach out to the forums more to win MotD on the days the winner is not randomly chosen instead of simply uploading cock pictures. Not that cock pictures aren't appreciated, as well as the comments that follow therewith. And yes, I used therewith. Suck it. But don't actually suck it, I have a BF whom I love a lot icon_smile.gif

    Does anyone approve of this idea to lure some lurkers out of hiding?
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    Sep 23, 2010 8:41 AM GMT
    I demur
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    Sep 23, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    I'm afraid I must disagree with your point b.

    As a general lurker I only participate in the "just for shits and giggles" forums for a reason, one that I'm guessing I share with at least some of the other lurkers: There are just too many insensitive jerks posting and some threads are extremely large. That is, why post if either (a) it will be completely ignored due to the sheer volume of posts in that thread or (b) someone is going to completely misconstrue, flame, or otherwise reply with an unnecessarily derogatory comment to the post.

    For example, heaven forbid someone should accidentally ask a question that has been asked before or state an opinion that someone else disagrees with. All too often things get nasty, rapidly.

    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to get a nasty response for using the phrase "heaven forbid" in the above statement because it sounds too Christian.

    My point is, lurkers are lurkers for a reason - many of them personal reasons. I think it'll take more than a MotD nomination to convince many to start posting.

    But feel free to try. And good luck.
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    Sep 23, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    I agree with Mr Christian 'Duke', I can't believe you made such a bold statement as 'heaven forbid'!

    I also think that the nomination of names in the forum will be the same group of guys that always get nominated anyway. It high school all over again, I'm not in the popular crowd so therefore I end up feeling like a misfit. I don't need that and suspect that many others don't either.

    This is no competition, I received no 'vote for me' email or 'here's why I deserve to win', it's just a popularity pole that creates yet another way of segregating the 'in crowd' from the masses.

    Count me out.
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    Sep 23, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Fearthefall, you can't just decide on a profile to be MOTD. That profile must be made public (accessible without logging in) as well as be verified in order to be MOTD.
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    Sep 23, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    Well I say it's a good idea. Back in high school I was always part of the nerd herd so this is like a second chance at making the "in-crowd".

    Whether you like it or not, life is a popularity contest. The parameters just change after high school.
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    Sep 23, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidWell I say it's a good idea. Back in high school I was always part of the nerd herd so this is like a second chance at making the "in-crowd".

    Whether you like it or not, life is a popularity contest. The parameters just change after high school.


    It actually turns into several popularity contests. The upside is you get to choose which are worth your time and which you can fucking do without.
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI agree with Mr Christian 'Duke', I can't believe you made such a bold statement as 'heaven forbid'!

    I also think that the nomination of names in the forum will be the same group of guys that always get nominated anyway. It high school all over again, I'm not in the popular crowd so therefore I end up feeling like a misfit. I don't need that and suspect that many others don't either.

    This is no competition, I received no 'vote for me' email or 'here's why I deserve to win', it's just a popularity pole that creates yet another way of segregating the 'in crowd' from the masses.

    Count me out.


    This. (unless someone picks me . . .)
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    DukeAtreides saidI'm afraid I must disagree with your point b.

    As a general lurker I only participate in the "just for shits and giggles" forums for a reason, one that I'm guessing I share with at least some of the other lurkers: There are just too many insensitive jerks posting and some threads are extremely large. That is, why post if either (a) it will be completely ignored due to the sheer volume of posts in that thread or (b) someone is going to completely misconstrue, flame, or otherwise reply with an unnecessarily derogatory comment to the post.

    For example, heaven forbid someone should accidentally ask a question that has been asked before or state an opinion that someone else disagrees with. All too often things get nasty, rapidly.

    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to get a nasty response for using the phrase "heaven forbid" in the above statement because it sounds too Christian.

    My point is, lurkers are lurkers for a reason - many of them personal reasons. I think it'll take more than a MotD nomination to convince many to start posting.

    But feel free to try. And good luck.




    You're going straight to hell for that icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    My recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMy recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.


    They have, but I think it's because they're too one-sided, i.e. all for the same person. If there were more group effort put into MotD, it could be more interesting than seeing the next dude with cock pics or all shirtless pics get voted.
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    btw I have like 3.5 pages of messages left and I'm gonna be on a plane all day, so sorry if I don't respond til tomorrow...
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMy recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.


    I completely respect your views... BUT no one is forced to follow a forum post. Besides, I think it gives those who choose, the opportunity to voice their approval and support for their candidate.

    And for the OP, I prefer to scan the list of candidates and check out there profiles. I try to stick with guys over 30 (sorry, just my personal preference), guys who've been around RJ for more than 30 days (at least), and guys who post to the forums. Looks, muscles and dick size are not even on my list of who I choose to vote for....unless, they pass the former prerequisites first.
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    Fearthefall said
    socalfitness saidMy recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.


    They have, but I think it's because they're too one-sided, i.e. all for the same person. If there were more group effort put into MotD, it could be more interesting than seeing the next dude with cock pics or all shirtless pics get voted.

    Could be interesting, but given the diverse personalities, it would likely not be a single group. There would be different guys favoring different characteristics, and popularity would still enter into the equation. If there were more than one group involved, could become like political parties and who needs that?
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    socalfitness saidMy recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.


    I completely respect your views... BUT no one is forced to follow a forum post. Besides, I think it gives those who choose, the opportunity to voice their approval and support for their candidate.

    And for the OP, I prefer to scan the list of candidates and check out there profiles. I try to stick with guys over 30 (sorry, just my personal preference), guys who've been around RJ for more than 30 days (at least), and guys who post to the forums. Looks, muscles and dick size are not even on my list of who I choose to vote for....unless, they pass the former prerequisites first.

    It's not just reading the threads, which can, of course, be ignored, it's the result of the threads. But in the scheme of things, not a big deal either way.
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    Sep 23, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Fearthefall said
    socalfitness saidMy recommendation is to completely eliminate the "let's vote for..." threads and let it be completely laissez-faire. No offense to anyone, especially my friend the current holder, but I think these threads have become tiresome.


    They have, but I think it's because they're too one-sided, i.e. all for the same person. If there were more group effort put into MotD, it could be more interesting than seeing the next dude with cock pics or all shirtless pics get voted.



    lol, it was a thread about voting for Fearthefall that got us to vote for him.

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    Sep 23, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    I really don't mind the threads asking for votes for someone. On any day (when I actually look to see) I have no idea who 90% of the guys are.

    A testimonial at least lets me know that someone else who knows them better thinks highly of them...plus it's a great way to get to know a little bit more about some of the guys here one at a time.

    Mike