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06/14/2007 09:55:24 PM · #1
OK, this is something I really can not grasp... really, this is not a rant.

What is it about a virtual ribbon that makes people so insane?

Why does everyone think everyone else is cheating? Why does everyone accuse everyone else of not voting the "correct" way?

I seriously don't understand it. If it were big money, maybe I could, but an icon? Someone help me wrap my brain around this.
06/14/2007 09:57:41 PM · #2
... Just because your paranoid doesn't mean they AREN'T OUT TO GET YOU!!!

BEWARE :O)

Ray
06/14/2007 09:58:07 PM · #3
i am just as confused as you are. There is no rhyme or reason to this...

06/14/2007 09:58:36 PM · #4
I think there are cheating theories simply because cheating has been proven to have occured in the past so it's not unfounded, that combined with the fact that some people get so attached to a shot that it becomes hard to except a low score when it happens so they need to find a reason for it. I dont care so much anymore but I got upset(no conspiracy theories though) about one of my very first scores. looking back it was a horrible picture but for some odd reason I just couldn't see that at the time.

edited for typos

Message edited by author 2007-06-14 22:00:56.
06/14/2007 09:58:44 PM · #5
Originally posted by RayEthier:

... Just because your paranoid doesn't mean they AREN'T OUT TO GET YOU!!!

BEWARE :O)

Ray


LOL, they are out to get me, but for other reasons ;-)
06/14/2007 10:00:03 PM · #6
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:


I seriously don't understand it. If it were big money, maybe I could, but an icon? Someone help me wrap my brain around this.

It's all about that damned Itty Bitty Pixel ya' know.
06/14/2007 10:01:15 PM · #7
It's all about tube socks!
06/14/2007 10:01:30 PM · #8
My Precious!
06/14/2007 10:05:33 PM · #9
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

My Precious!


That is exactly the attitude.
06/14/2007 10:06:38 PM · #10
this thread must be yet another conspiracy to steal ribbons.
06/14/2007 10:08:33 PM · #11
I'm telling ya.. it's the damn tube socks.. they will rule the world soon.
06/14/2007 10:09:26 PM · #12
Leroy you sound like you need a break, come hang out in the Team Suck beach house for awhile. The beers cold and we've got a spare hammock.
06/14/2007 10:09:34 PM · #13
Originally posted by Brad:

It's all about that damned Itty Bitty Pixel ya' know.


You are hopelessly pixel-obsessed.
06/14/2007 10:12:07 PM · #14
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by RayEthier:

... Just because your paranoid doesn't mean they AREN'T OUT TO GET YOU!!!

BEWARE :O)

Ray


LOL, they are out to get me, but for other reasons ;-)


Leroy, the men in the white coats are good people. Just do as they say and all will be fine.
06/14/2007 10:22:22 PM · #15
Originally posted by irisheyes:

I'm telling ya.. it's the damn tube socks.. they will rule the world soon.

not before the paperclip overlords have their turn.
06/14/2007 10:26:54 PM · #16
Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by irisheyes:

I'm telling ya.. it's the damn tube socks.. they will rule the world soon.

not before the paperclip overlords have their turn.


The paper clips are wussies, its the tacks you have to worry about. They can be real pricks at times :P
06/14/2007 10:30:11 PM · #17
I gather from the responses so far, you guys are as clueless as I am :-P
06/14/2007 10:30:24 PM · #18
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

OK, this is something I really can not grasp... really, this is not a rant.

What is it about a virtual ribbon that makes people so insane?

Why does everyone think everyone else is cheating? Why does everyone accuse everyone else of not voting the "correct" way?

I seriously don't understand it. If it were big money, maybe I could, but an icon? Someone help me wrap my brain around this.


Reposting your original in an attempt to thwart the hijackers ;)

Ego.
We believe our shots are better than their scores show, so we try to find reasons beyond our control to explain the "low" scores.
06/14/2007 10:31:04 PM · #19
Originally posted by dknourek:

The paper clips are wussies, its the tacks you have to worry about....

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06/14/2007 10:32:10 PM · #20
Yep, and if you're not at the beach house in 5 minutes I'm stealing your hammock and drinking your beer.
06/14/2007 10:32:15 PM · #21
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06/14/2007 10:33:14 PM · #22
Does any one have taken advantage or getting something else just because they won a ribbon?

I think this is just a kind of pride, but just between us, outside of DPC a ribbon doesn't mean anything.

Let's try to having fun, that is what matter here.
06/14/2007 10:33:42 PM · #23
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

I gather from the responses so far, you guys are as clueless as I am :-P

Nope - hopeless.
I read it on the Internet.
06/14/2007 10:35:03 PM · #24
Like i suggested in another thread... For the DPL season do the following:

1 - Double the Exclusive challenges
2 - Assign teams to specific challenges ie - half teams to challenge 1 and 2, half to 3 and 4 or quarter teams to 1, quarter to 2, 3 and 4 blah blah
3 - remove the ability to vote on the challenge you or team are assigned to and entered in

results:
- The restriction to vote on your teammates entries = no biased voting.
- Fewer entries in each challenge so less of a daunting task when you click the challenge and see 300 entries you have to vote for. You're also cutting the number of votes per week in half.
- and more

Voila, paranoia reduced. Being that its the internet, it can never be removed entirely.
06/14/2007 10:44:18 PM · #25
Originally posted by Wildcard:

Leroy you sound like you need a break, come hang out in the Team Suck beach house for awhile. The beers cold and we've got a spare hammock.

the only thing leroy needs is... ambien
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