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Old 14-08-2011   #31
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Re: Car of the month

I think it is a very good idea and having a different criteria each month gives everyone more of a far chance. What about doing a 50p charge to enter and it gives you one/ two votes. This way what money is made from the entries can be given to the winner and therefore more people will want to enter for a cash prize??
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you dont need a super clean car to get a good picture so you wouldnt have to spend hours of labour for a banner....
and obviously something with a cash prize would get more intrest but that takes it away from the realms of friendly competition and people get serious. where as a bit of friendly competition is always good fun and when people see others having a good time with it they will join in and the community that actually 'competes' will grow and get better.

think we should just try it out for a month or so. if its not a hit with the forum take it down. end of, no big deal.
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I dont see what money has to do with this at all. Its a bit of friendly competition. Money makes it stupid imo, people will get annoyed if they enter each month and enter whatever amount and then never win. So the prize should be a ribbon under your name and maybe a link and the picture you entered for your members motor thread and thats it. This should not involve money. If people dont want to enter because it has no cash prize then thats their choice but i would certainly enter if it doesnt have a cash prize.
I think if we got a trial of this going for maybe 3 months or so then did it properly just to work out any bugs there may be that would be a good idea, and if it doesnt work then fair enough, at least its been tried.
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im sure we all already have a picture of our cars clean
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Alright then I will put it to you this way

One of you who is serious offer up a cash prize out of your own pocket and see how many people take an interest

Then offer an alteranative offering - a banner in your profile for a month, see how many take an interest in that

Or offer a cash prize then the following month a banner and no cash prize then see what happens

I bet i know which one will get the most interest

Then if somehow its proved that people were interested in the banner then you can tell me people arent interested or motivated by money
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You need to read up on Herzberg.

Money is not a motivational factor. It's a theory which is proven over and over again - recognised employees are more efficient than over paid employees. Once you understand this, come back and tell us we need cash to make people want to do stuff.
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You need to read up on Herzberg.

Money is not a motivational factor. It's a theory which is proven over and over again - recognised employees are more efficient than over paid employees. Once you understand this, come back and tell us we need cash to make people want to do stuff.
So is it a theory or fact then??

Went over this crap at uni, Belbin etc, the whole lot is almost as bad as religion!
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Re: Car of the month

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Money is not a motivational factor. It's a theory which is proven over and over again - recognised employees are more efficient than over paid employees. Once you understand this, come back and tell us we need cash to make people want to do stuff.
I would take a look at the bloke on wiki but i have better things to do with my time

Besides Im not interested in theories, i want facts/hard evidence and my suggestion would prove that one way or another

But we will see but it has been 4 days and i dont see any car of the month or any main mods commenting in its favour, just like last time
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