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Default 06-07-2010, 01:38 AM

Originally Posted by RainbowMoondust View Post
And why havent people been contesting?
Actually, the Contest Section used to be absolutely BOOMING with activity (with a whopping 13 pages of contests to choose from!). But that all ceased to exist last summer when the site had messed up. Since the site was almost inusable for so long (about 2-3 months) a lot of Premi members quit paying their subscriptions (understandably so since they weren't getting their money's worth, but sad all the same) and with less Premium members=less contests.

Add to that (and I'm sorry to say this) but I think my Club going into hiding didn't help either. See, there used to be a Serial One voter the last few summers (in the midst of all the site problems) who would do just as his/her title describes, she'd/he'd voted 1's on every single doll, ESPECIALLY the Premium dolls. Since quite a few of the regular Contest Section contestors are part of my Club we all retreated into our private Club Forum so that we can host and take part in Contests of our own with a fair voting system all around. During that time the Contest section lost about 6-7 Premium members that held upwards 3-5 contests regurally. That's anywhere from 18-35 missing contests. Once we left with our contests the Contest section became as interesting and as fun as watching water boil. So a lot of people stopped coming back. My members and I are now coming back to the Contest Section (a little wary of cheaters, but hopeful that the Serial One voter has finally grown bored and left for good) and we are trying to get it back to what it used to be.

Hopefully this summer will bring new Contestors (yourself included! I will enjoy seeing your dolling techniques grow!) and I will definately do my part in trying to get as many contests as I can manage going.

Oh and just keep trying! You'll soon learn what kind of dolls will make it to second rounds! Try adding backgrounds/props/text! Miranda has a wonderful tutorial on how to glitter without Premiumship or programs, so you should definately check that out.

And as Miranda has mentioned, this Forum has a Dollmaker contest thread that you are more than welcome to participate in! Right now Aussiemum777 is hosting a very fun Animalistic theme!

Last edited by LancasterPrincess : 06-07-2010 at 01:42 AM.
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