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I want to change this for next month

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    Default I want to change this for next month

    Right now, we're doing a random drawing where anyone who posts at least five messages gets a shot at the prize. What do all of you think about changing this from a drawing into a contest, where the new member who posts the most messages after five just plain wins?

    Any feelings about this one way or the other?

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    Okay! Well, I guess I'll step up and give an opinion on this. I personally think it is a great idea. You've got a lot of members here who register and then don't post and a good portion of regulars who do and it would be GREAT I think to get more people posting more frequently in more forums and this might help.

    I also think that everyone posting now is a heck of a lot of fun to chat with and it is very nice and friendly here now, but if there were more people posting more, well, just imagine what fun we'd have!? Think about it, I'd seem quieter!

    The more the merrier, as the saying goes!

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    I agree with Heather 100 % but I don't mind either way. The contest sounds fun, though! So, I'm all for it! More posts, more fun and best of all informative!

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    as long as it doesn't result in spam...

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    I'm not crazy about the fact that the rule change would penalize people like Persistence (Mike), who doesn't come here very often, but posts a gem or two whenever he does. People like him have forgotten more about growing orchids than some of us here have learned. I would hate to alienate the kind of poster who has a lot of knowledge to offer but isn't able or doesn't choose to rack up a high post count, but that's just my opinion. If the choice is between an option that elevates quantity over quality, I vote to keep the random drawing. If you do decide to make the change, I hope you are getting a good deal on bandwidth.

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    I would tend to agree with Jason and PAGrower for the stated reasons...

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    lja, I think Jason, Maire and PA may also be right.

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    Make up your mind Peter.

    I think it should be random too. Mainly because I don't really feel the need to post eighty times a day. I feel like it should be more than five posts in a month though. If you think about it, they could post five times, but only be on once a month. So is that really fair for people like Heather and Peter who are posting all the time? But, well, I don't think that my opinion counts much right now. I have bipolar and my mood swings have been bad this week, so it might just be what mood I'm in instead of what I really think.

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    Gosh, I think everyone's opinion counts, that is what makes it a community.

    PB, I think it was designed initially as a new member incentive, for new members who join in each current month, which takes me out no matter how much I post, Lol! Which is fine by me, I'm posting cause it is fun and I enjoy learning and seeing and not for the opportunity to win the plant.
    So, I'm fine either way. Glad there has been so much feedback!

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    Im a big fan of quality not quantity.

    There is another board that I go to that a bunch of people got into a lets see who can get the most posts contest and the quality of that board went right down the tubes. Trying to sort through a bunch of junk to get to anything poignant became a real drag. I rarely go back there.

    Not saying the same would happen here, but it would be a shame if it did.

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