# of watchers: 16
Number of voters: 14
* a) Sounds good!
Number of votes: 7 (50%)
* b) No, I don't think so.
Number of votes: 2 (14%)
* c) A what?
Number of votes: 5 (36%)
* d) Other (message [Grey Wanderer])
Number of votes: 0 (0%)
2006-01-30 [Po]: *was wondering if perhaps a 'finished contests' wiki might not be in order*?
2006-01-30 [Mister Saint]: Do you think so? Maybe make a poll about it?
2006-01-30 [Po]: sure. Polls are good, but I think for organizations' sake, since we're planning to keep flipside around a while, it would be a good thing. :D
2006-01-30 [Po]: 'it' being a 'finished contests' wiki. lol
2006-01-30 [Mister Saint]: well, okely. Wanna set it up, or should I?
2006-01-30 [Po]: I'll let you do it. I'm not feeling too administrative tonight. :D
2006-01-30 [Mister Saint]: Heh... okay.
2006-01-30 [Po]: *grins*
2006-02-18 [Mister Saint]: So. What sort of encouragement can we give people to keep entering? In my eyes, the fact that we're all improving as writers is a great reward. But then, I likes me some shtuff too. So... any thoughts?
2006-02-18 [DorianP]: Perhaps something like an image or badge or whatever you call it when you participate in a certain number of contests? Still, people might just submit worthless things just to gain that badge, and I don't know how easy to realize such a thing is, technically.
2006-02-18 [Mister Saint]: Mmm... so far, I think our roster is mature enough to not do that. Even the younger members carry themselves much better than a lot of Elftowners, who've done exactly what you mentioned many times in many places. A badge would be a good idea, but we might have to iron out some criteria for it.
2006-02-18 [DorianP]: I agree. And the criteria will ensure that no one will submit worthless stuff just for the sake of submitting.
2006-02-18 [Mister Saint]: As for your question on the front page... we would certainly message people first, before summarily dismissing them. I will not stand for people being banned from Flipside without plenty of fair warning... to do otherwise would be unjust, tyrannical, and idiotic. ^^ So yes, if the dismissal gets voted in, there will be messages before dismissals. ^^
2006-02-18 [DorianP]: Already voted "no", but I could live with that solution ;)
2006-02-18 [SleepingDragon]: I'm always leary any time these type of control issues come up. My feeling is that people are on the roster because they like what Flipside is about, regardless of whether they are active in contests at the given moment. There are other aspects of Flipside as well; Articles and a column to read, exercises, even just taking part in the banter on the wiki pages. It's all part of being a part of. Myself, I participated in a whole lot of contests right off the bat, then I took some time to enter some other contests on the site, and now I'm into writing another novelette. It might be a while before I enter another contest at Flipside. I don't know. But I still consider myself a member.
2006-02-18 [chuchutrain]: But I think that members shouldn't be limited to the contests, if they are just here for the workshops and the articles that's fine with me, but then they should enter the workshops...so
2006-02-18 [Font]: I agree with SleepingDragon on this one. I too entered contests at the start but now I'm deep into doing my dissertation and have very little time for creative work.
2006-02-18 [RiddleRose]: i agree with chuchutrain... if you're just going to put your name on the roster and then ignore flipside altogether, there really doesn't seem to be much point in entering. but as long as they participate in some way that isn't just going into the comments and typig "hi" every now and then, i would consider them a member... even if they didn't enter contests!