growgreen wrote:I agree. No offense to those who get printed, with a few exception. This "new" way that woot chooses prints is rather unsettling. Is it just me, or does it seem as though woot is getting less and less votes and less overall participation each week. I think woot needs to reflect on whether or note they are really going in a good direction.
no more unsettling than the way wooters choose prints. Watching the derby this week has reminded me why I stopped watching the derby.
But I do agree with Joe: if woot can't find non-staff to be "guest editors," it puts their concept into question a bit. If there aren't enough artists, it shows how much woot has alienated their artists. It's unsurprising that woot isn't reaching out to more interweb geeks, because themes like this would give them an aneurysm trying to figure out why none of the shirts are about winter coming or time being wibbly wobbly (I don't get the reference to any of these shirts! Why should I pick one??)
Don't get me wrong, I like Kev. I'd rather see him win than, well, many people. but I feel like guest editors should be people who, upon seeing the name, we know exactly who they are. If it must be staff, pick someone with actual shirt woot presence. But so much better if you can find people who might, yknow, switch it up. I presume that was the reason for the change: to get a different crop of winners. With #1 being, well, the same winner it would be, and #2 frequently seeming to be picked by woot staff with an eye toward pleasing the very same audience that was picking winners in the old voting scheme, #3 could be the thing that sparks a new demographic, the exciting highlight of a weekend for the users who may have otherwise not bought. Or, it could be given to a staff member with a name that looks about as fake as when sekiyoku was talking to sekiyuko in one of her entry threads.