eyeslikesugar wrote:Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo why can't you do it under another name?
Anybody posting under other names has always seemed a little dishonest to me, because you're lying about your identity. Also, if someone has more than one username (that has purchased items, of course), then they have more than one vote on each design they like, which also seems dishonest. There is also no way for the woot community to see and complain about those sorts of actions. I also remember (back in the day) woot really cracked down on duplicate accounts, in part because people were using them to bypass the three item limit per woot. In short, I think encouraging anyone to have multiple accounts and encouraging them to use them is a little dishonest, and additionally opens up a can of worms ethics-wise that the public can't monitor, whereas if spryte continues to post entries in the derbies and chop contests, the community will be able to monitor her activities very easily. Because those activities can be monitored (and members of the community can complain above her head, so to speak), it is quite possible that she will be held to a higher standard of behavior than your average poster.
On a side note, I'd like to see all the questions of who can and cannot enter in the derbies resolved before they start designing, that way, if they aren't allowed to post they haven't wasted a number of hours working on a design. Waiting until they post one, and then trying to get it rejected on grounds that are irrelevant to the design just rubs me the wrong way.