eHalcyon wrote:I like you.
But it should be noted that people didn't vote for Yay Broccoli. It was a blunder on Woot's part, especially in that they allowed the sales to continue.
It's also worth noting that "the unwashed masses" are not necessarily wrong just for not being artists. I'm no artist. I just have a decent eye.
The point is that, simply put, woot's selections this week have been better on the whole than ANY derby I can remember. And none of these shirts would exist if voters were the only rubric.
The fact is, though, that in a week where tgentry owned half the fog, I'd have given anything to have seen Turbulent Flow (from air) be the one that won, not Some BBQ. It didn't even get an HM. Which stands to illustrate that there are more good shirts that will never print per derby than there are good shirts that will print. Woot can, and should, have their finger deeper in that pie.
And HalfWheat actually illustrates why this should be perfectly. Many wooters don't bother looking deeper. They see the hotness and the fog and that is how they vote. But if something goes up for sale, it gives people 24 hours to seriously consider it. And it makes people start understanding why something is great. They get to see what people like about something, and think "hey, yeah, that's for me!" There's a large difference between Half and the "Great Uncleansed." He is obviously able to be educated. Which makes me think he's not half so unwashed as he seems to think. I know there are shirts I regret not biting on at the time (Sun Wukong, Killer Bees, etc) that have grown on me over time. Much more so with Threadless... some of my favorite tees there were ones I bought mainly for being $5 during a sale, but became some of my favorites once I saw them on me. To me, that has more realtime value than a million of their Communist Party shirts, or a million of woot's Nevermores. The sort of shirt that grows on you until you fall completely in love. That will never be said of the people woot needs to implement a different vote method to hold at bay.