tedschopf wrote:Woot rarely rejects shirts that are in the fog. And you have to look at this economically. If people vote for it, then they want the shirt. Is it in Woot's best interest to reject a shirt that a lot of people want? No, since if this wins they will sell a lot more of it since people want it. The shirts with the most votes are the best sellers since people want them.
Please. Considering how many shirts woot sells, we're talking chump change between this (if it prints) and whatever shirt it bumps from the top three. In the end, woot sells lots of shirts. Check out the reckoning. Likewise, shirts that print in double-takes and EC's often outsell a whole slew of shirts that got more votes before. That's not looking at it economically. It's focusing on one minute piece of info that goes against what years of reality have shown.
And besides, if what you're saying were the case, why have themes at all? Why not just pull what teefury does and sell a daily IP theft that would be sure to sell out? Woot wants to have derby themes, so it's in their best interest to enforce them. Not to mention, it's also in the interest of the artists who actually attempt to work within the theme.