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Old 01-21-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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We should have a "Saab of the month" contest

I have owned many different cars over tha last several years thus I am still an active member on several different forums. One feature which has always been a huge hit with members was a "Vehicle of the month" contest. preludepower.com and celicatech.com both do this and this is how it works.

First there would need to be a extra forum section under the multimedia area titled "saab of the month" or something equivalent.

Each month, for the first half of the month there is "picture submissions" where any member that wants to posts a single image of their car, (usually there is a set size that the image should be cropped to to make it easier for the forum mods to deal with later). At the halfway point in each month the moderator will lock the submission thread and open a new thread with a poll. In that thread, each member is allowed 3 or 4 votes (depending on how many submissions there are). At the end of the second half of the month, the top ranked 3 or 4 or so (once again depending on the number of submissions) get their pictures scrolling on the front page (home page) of the site. They are left there for 1 month while the process repeats itself.

I realize this would take some time to get going and some web forum know how, but it has always been a big hit and morale booster among members. and I think it would be really cool to try.

Just an idea.

What do you guys think? Mods?

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
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Well there was supposed to be a "featured car" sort of thing that you see on the homepage, but it never really got off the ground.
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I had Beretta of the month in 2001'.*

Yeah, that concept is kind of a board staple. It would be nice to see it some time.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #4
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Sounds great.
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Blaque (Ced) and I have talked about having me write something up for this. Seeing as I'm in Cleveland and bored, I'd be more than happy to start talking to people for a monthly Saab profile.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:24 AM   #6
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Does someone want to head it up?


I would be happy to stick voting threads and whatnot.

We could MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE work out something where the car is featured somewhere on the site.
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I would be happy to stick voting threads and whatnot.

We could MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE work out something where the car is featured somewhere on the site.
O hai! Maybe if we held a monthly poll of which car (and owner) we'd like to see profiled, I could then write it up and have it posted somewhere on the site. Sound coolio?
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I would be happy to stick voting threads and whatnot.

We could MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE work out something where the car is featured somewhere on the site.
It'd be cool if after a specific time allowed for voting, the winner would use a format similar to the vwvortex interview-style AUTObiography page to explain their ride.

http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publi...cle_2463.shtml
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OK, can you get this party started with a thread calling for nominations? Then, maybe toss up a poll of the top five and we'll go from there?
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^ I like that.

Sounds like Aireeca has a lock on that though.

Keep the ideas coming!


Someone make a thread, and I'll look at it in a bit.
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That works, too....I'd be glad to act as editor, if need be, so it's all, like, grammatically correct and whatnot.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:35 AM   #13
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Here's the form they use in case you care.
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Cool. It actually looks like one of the more coherent things I've seen on the 'tex. Not to say those little bumping beer steins weren't cool back in the day and all.

And here you go...the nomination process begins.

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I think it's a great idea!
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:42 AM   #16
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This is what the "Showcase" button up top is supposed to do.
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Yep. That's where I hope to have them live once we get the first one done. Any ideas, Tweek, on who to contact about setting that up?
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would be fun, but since my car would always win, whats the point*
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would be fun, but since my car would always win, whats the point*
you're right. you should not be allowed to compete.

so where's the poll?
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