Is It Ok to Rally Votes For Man of the Day?

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    Dec 10, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    I've received emails to vote for this man of the day. In a way, isn't that cheating? I thought this was suppose to be completely objective versus rallying for votes.

    For example - didn't Sarah Palin do that for her daughter on Dancing With the Stars?
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    I love "Vote for so-and-so" threads because they give me something to bitch about.

    Cheating? No.
    It's "campaigning..." but MotD is pretty pointless anyways- it's not as if you're winning some sort of cash prize or a new bike- you're just getting your picture on the main page and random hot listing/buddy listing.

    If you want to be MotD just create a thread- let me bitch in it for a bit to rally up those pity/"god I hate this guy" votes and bam!

    It's easier to win MotD if you log into adult chat and tell people that if they vote for you you'll unlock your privates. icon_redface.gif
  • mybud

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    Dec 10, 2010 6:26 AM GMT
    No it's not ok...
  • mizu5

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    Dec 10, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    It's not okay until someone does it for me!icon_mad.gif
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    You will have to ask the GOBD's, as it is a private club controlled by the left wing here.
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:46 AM GMT
    I guess MOTD is some serious shit o.o
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    IsmeIvan1990 saidI guess MOTD is some serious shit o.o


    That's funny.

    But the question is....is it more serious, or more shit....

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    Dec 10, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    i wanna be rallied for : / pic waitin on approval, but i'm hot i swear!!!
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    Dec 10, 2010 10:33 AM GMT
    I only approve of canvassing for votes if the person who is nominating a guy for MotD provides some compelling reasons WHY they should be MotD.

    If they just say "vote for X because I say so" then I'm not gonna. If they say "vote for X because he tirelessly works for numerous cancer and AIDS charities, fosters disabled kids, hugs small puppies and looks incredibly hot in a jockstrap" then I might.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 10, 2010 10:39 AM GMT
    Not interested!
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    Dec 10, 2010 10:44 AM GMT
    NickFit saidI only approve of canvassing for votes if the person who is nominating a guy for MotD provides some compelling reasons WHY they should be MotD.

    If they just say "vote for X because I say so" then I'm not gonna. If they say "vote for X because he tirelessly works for numerous cancer and AIDS charities, fosters disabled kids, hugs small puppies and looks incredibly hot in a jockstrap" then I might.


    ^
    This, sans the jockstrap comment.
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    Dec 10, 2010 11:35 AM GMT
    The justification I have seen is it gives an opportunity for some who would never get the recognition without it. Some say without the threads, the only guys who would be recognized are those in their 20s, extremely good-looking, with 8-pack abs, body fat less than 7%, and a minimum of 17" arms.

    I can understand it, but the problem is there have been guys who have received the honor for whom I can't see a valid reason. They are friends with one of the few guys who like to start such threads. As a more extreme example, one guy was at least 80 lbs overweight and occasionally rude in the forum threads and from what I could tell, never in any of the fitness related threads. This is a fitness site, remember. I wouldn't condemn the guy, but him being MOTD diminished it for those who receive and deserve it.

    The threads are often started by a very small number of guys, who I think are doing it mostly for their own need for visibility or need to show some control. The threads are not campaigns, where honest pro and con discussion ensues. Negative comments would be unfair to the guy who may not have requested the thread in the first place, but it ends up being a cheerleading thread only. Anyone saying anything even questioning the selection is condemned by the forum "police".

    I'm wondering if the threads actually motivate voting for another contender.

    I've spent too much time on this topic, but maybe a solution would be to allow that both pro and con discussions are ok, so the thread starter gives some thought to that, and also encourage the con messages to not be too severe, to minimize any humiliation to the guy. Not that it could be enforced, I'd like to see limits on the number of such threads any one person starts.
  • LEOPOLDIVX

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    Dec 10, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    I think if somone does somthing in life and they can be honoured here then great. However the threads should have a compeling reason... loooking good is just not a reason to vote. Lets have more info and a compleing reason. I do tons of stuff and I dont get 50billion recognitions so I value the few I do get. Whats the value in being man of the day? Infact I imagine more people in daily life would vote for somone making chagnge than somone doing pushups.

    Give me somthing to vote for.
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    Dec 10, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/LeopoldIVX

    I decided to vote for LeopoldIVX because of this statement -

    "I do tons of stuff and I dont get 50billion recognitions so I value the few I do get."
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    Dec 10, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    JJAdams saidI've received emails to vote for this man of the day. In a way, isn't that cheating? I thought this was suppose to be completely objective versus rallying for votes.

    For example - didn't Sarah Palin do that for her daughter on Dancing With the Stars?



    Actually, I never EVER heard Sarah Palin out there rallying the troops to vote for Bristol -- and even if she had -- Is it really so wrong that a mother be out there rooting for her daughter? You don't think Brandy's mom was doing that? As for rallying for votes for MOTD, it's all a little silly and taken a bit seriously. It's meant to all be in fun, not anything to get anyone riled up.
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    Dec 10, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JJAdams saidI've received emails to vote for this man of the day. In a way, isn't that cheating? I thought this was suppose to be completely objective versus rallying for votes.

    For example - didn't Sarah Palin do that for her daughter on Dancing With the Stars?



    Actually, I never EVER heard Sarah Palin out there rallying the troops to vote for Bristol -- and even if she had -- Is it really so wrong that a mother be out there rooting for her daughter? You don't think Brandy's mom was doing that? As for rallying for votes for MOTD, it's all a little silly and taken a bit seriously. It's meant to all be in fun, not anything to get anyone riled up.



    Ewwwww, don't mix the Palin woman and our efforts here with MOTD, thats really icky!!

    I've rallied votes for several members before and I'd do it again. If I feel it's important, I'm going to do it... the guys who won deserved it whole heartedly!
    I do think, however, if you campaign for someone, you really need to provide a reason to vote for the candidate... just to get a note "Vote for Dan" probably isn't going to impress me... I want to know why.....
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    Dec 10, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    A1EX saidIt's "campaigning..." but MotD is pretty pointless anyways- it's not as if you're winning some sort of cash prize ...
    That depends on how you use it.
    If you have a paysite or any other professional service, you can use MOTD as a form of advertisement.
    It works great.
    Just sayin'. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 10, 2010 3:45 PM GMT

    Yes, it's fine, but remember that how you go about it can either make you an obnoxious pest (spamming email at guys for votes) or a friend suggesting someone they like.

    Today we have http://www.realjock.com/BluegrassMuscleJock up for MOTD. A topic was started by his pal, and so I voted.

    Yep, just like that.

    And for the acidic and critical people complaining about familiar faces winning, this fellow is not 'one of the usuals' .



    -Doug

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    Dec 11, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/LeopoldIVX

    I see LeopoldIVX is up for that honor and he responded to this blog. I hope he wins!

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    Dec 11, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    JJAdams saidI've received emails to vote for this man of the day. In a way, isn't that cheating? I thought this was suppose to be completely objective versus rallying for votes.

    For example - didn't Sarah Palin do that for her daughter on Dancing With the Stars?


    There is nothing wrong with rallying votes for MOTD by email or otherwise. If you don't want to vote for the person then don't. I don't understand why some get so upset when MOTD campaigning is done through threads. Why make something negative about a friend pushing for his buddy?


    And although I am not a fan and have no respect for Sarah Palin and really felt Bristol should not win, what could possibly be wrong with a mother rallying for her daughter?
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Dec 11, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    I suppose it's essentially the same as any campaign. I tend to get turned off by the email campaigns, honestly. It seems pandering. A post in the forums is alright, but I had someone buddy list me once and within an hour of so doing he sent me an email asking me to vote for someone. It really bugged me and I "un" buddy'd him because I just felt very odd. Probably an over-reaction on my part.

    Still, I have voted for men I thought were deserving that had a forum post started by a friend asking people to vote. I think it's the mail blasts that bother me.

    In the end, I'm not altogether certain it really makes any difference or does any harm either way.
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    Dec 11, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    A1EX saidI love "Vote for so-and-so" threads because they give me something to bitch about.

    Cheating? No.
    It's "campaigning..." but MotD is pretty pointless anyways- it's not as if you're winning some sort of cash prize or a new bike- you're just getting your picture on the main page and random hot listing/buddy listing.

    If you want to be MotD just create a thread- let me bitch in it for a bit to rally up those pity/"god I hate this guy" votes and bam!

    It's easier to win MotD if you log into adult chat and tell people that if they vote for you you'll unlock your privates. icon_redface.gif


    I'm going to nominate you for MotD and make a thread about it. And then you'll win because you'll tell everyone to not vote for you, but they are going to do the exact opposite of what they are asked to do, just like you, and then a great irony will ensue.
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    hazardous said
    A1EX saidI love "Vote for so-and-so" threads because they give me something to bitch about.

    Cheating? No.
    It's "campaigning..." but MotD is pretty pointless anyways- it's not as if you're winning some sort of cash prize or a new bike- you're just getting your picture on the main page and random hot listing/buddy listing.

    If you want to be MotD just create a thread- let me bitch in it for a bit to rally up those pity/"god I hate this guy" votes and bam!

    It's easier to win MotD if you log into adult chat and tell people that if they vote for you you'll unlock your privates. icon_redface.gif


    I'm going to nominate you for MotD and make a thread about it. And then you'll win because you'll tell everyone to not vote for you, but they are going to do the exact opposite of what they are asked to do, just like you, and then a great irony will ensue.


    +1......Couldn't have said it better.

    And yeah....I have started a number of those threads myself. And no...I'm not doing it to call attention to myself (as another poster eluded to). I like to highlight and promote people that "make a difference." People that are exceptional human beings, well above and beyond their looks, their abs or the size of their endowment. The real deal here are those that bring something to the table and care about others, are mentors, and intelligent human beings. Not someone that can't count past ten, but have sculpted bodies.
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    This is me NOT asking for your votes for MotD... icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    No it's not ok, I think it's lame.