[Clipart] SOM Banners Contest Result

Ryan Lerch ryanlerch at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 16:11:41 PDT 2007

I think that the kinks in cchost that are hanging around in the competition
area caused most of your grief, the link that I had up in the important news
section promoting the comp did not seem to work.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: clipart-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:clipart-
> bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Greg Bulmash
> Sent: Friday, 21 September 2007 7:56 AM
> To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] SOM Banners Contest Result
> On 9/20/07, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> > I think a combination of both...in the future just need to make sure
> > everything is working prior to launch of a competition...
> No, Jon, it's not both.
> The winning banner showed 68 downloads when I just looked at the
> contest page.  After all the contestants, judges, and the merely
> curious looked at it, there were 68 downloads in all that time?
> Even if there weren't a whole lot of designers who took an interest,
> if there was a decent-sized community that was interested in viewing,
> voting, and commenting, you'd think there would be more than 68
> downloads.
> If Ivo worked hard to sell it, he needs work on his selling skills.
> If he didn't, well, then he needs work on setting realistic
> expectations.  "If you build it, they will come" only works in the
> movies.
> Perhaps a "driving traffic to your contest" entry for the Wiki,
> containing advice on promotion methods (both on and off OCAL) would be
> a good thing.
> - Greg
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