View Poll Results: What Prize Would get you to Submit a Mod?

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Thread: A Real Modding Contest?

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    50 Custom PC's in 10 Years! TheGreatSatan's Avatar
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    Default A Real Modding Contest?

    Would anyone here be able to compete in a real modding contest? It seems like all contests lately (everywhere, not just here) are all drawn/sketchup contests. What would have to be the prize to actually mod something?
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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    Depends really having a physical gift drives traffic. Making people mod can be quite hard I feel it has to scale to prizes vs effort. So a whole PC system for an actual full mod contest. but then maybe just some software for a sketchup contenst or a cheap piece of hardware like a tv tuner or something.
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    If it isn't stock, it's modded! slaveofconvention's Avatar
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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    I think people will mod if they want/can afford to and a competition is usually icing on the cake when there's real time/cost involved. I entered the coolermaster competition this year but only because I already had K-9 in the works - time and money (and lobo) have conspired to make the deadline impractical, well impossible for me.

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    If you can't hack it, you don't own it! Oneslowz28's Avatar
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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    Actually there is a contest coming up where you actually mod something. More info to be posted later.

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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    Maybe we should just strike a deal with a couple companies where we give their products away to new front page mods or something? Actual modding contests never seem to work from what I've seen. But I think that would be a pretty neat idea. I've seen websites do it before, where they give away stuff to commenters. Free publicity for the company and free stuff for people, its a win win.
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    If it isn't stock, it's modded! slaveofconvention's Avatar
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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    Oh yeah, sure - suggest that a week AFTER I get a front page mention *storms off in a grumpy mood*






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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    I would mod for hardware or a full system. Getting a free monitor would be great.

    I suggested the idea of doing a thumb drive contest. They are simple and cheap (free often enough). It makes it easy for everyone to participate. The prize wouldn't have to be big for something like that either.

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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    I do understand TGS's point though - there's just been a big nvidia sponsored design only competition on another forum, and the toolchest compo here is design only - it's be nice to see something a little more physical - especially if it'd be in time for me to put Lobo in lol

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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    I think it should vary according to the challenge.
    Design challenge, software prize.
    Mod a specific item, Hardware prize.
    Mod a case, complete system prize.
    It makes sense, and is the most feasible, really. It's not realistic to give away a whole system every time, and I think the rep system is fine, and a +rep from the staff everytime someone wins means there will be a lot of people with topped out rep in a hurry.
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    Default Re: A Real Modding Contest?

    There will be something announced at the end of this week. Keep your eyes on the front page.

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