(Closed) What happened to the Halloween contest?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry, I’ve been super busy lately and haven’t had anytime to get it together.  Plan on compling the entries tonight and getting the hostesses to vote on them.  You should know in the next few days. Thanks for asking.

Post # 6
Member
43 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

any news? It’s almost december…

Post # 7
Member
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pixiedixie862: Hi, We are finishing up the voting by the hostesses. With Thanksgiving being last week, i wanted to give us Hostesses enough time. I’ll get them tallied and posted for the whole hive to vote. I do apologize for taking so long. We are a group of volunteers so unfortunately I got super busy and didn’t have the chance to turn this around quick enough.

Post # 8
Member
98 posts
Worker bee

Any update on who the winner was?

Post # 9
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Checking on it right now!

Post # 10
Member
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I feel like a lot of things are falling through the cracks on weddingbee these days. I totally get that the site is growing and there is a lot to be done by a few people. Maybe it would be better to cut your losses on some of the extra things instead of promising things that don’t get done. Waiting for the results from a Halloween contest past Christmas is pretty absurd to me.

It’s kind of like the post in the middle of the boards. Very few bee’s like it and it rarely get’s changed so it isn’t even really serving it’s purpose. Also, the leaders board has been broken for probably over 6 months. Just cut your losses. It seems like we continually hear from the Admins and Mods that you are on a volunteer basis and that is the excuse as to why things aren’t getting handled in a timely manner. If you’re not keeping up with things that the bee’s are inquiring about, my logical thought would be to stop offering extras until you are caught up or cut out the things you can’t keep up on. It would be a lot less of a disappointment to the users of the site if things just weren’t offered rather than them being put together with half the effort. Just a thought.

Post # 11
Member
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MsBrooklynA: I completely agree. It’s December, voting on a Hallowe’en contest now seems a bit ridiculous. To be perfectly honest, I gave up on it after a couple of weeks because I figured this would happen.

I don’t think any of us would object to sacrificing contests and extras so that the mods aren’t stretched so thin. I’d rather see them be able to address more current matters and keep the site running smoothly than spend time catching up on a seasonal contest that was started nearly two months ago and is no longer relevant.

Let’s just give all the entrants a participation ribbon and call it a day!

Post # 12
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3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MsBrooklynA: I agree…. I also think the leader boards have been broken for longer. They were broken when I joined which was January this year… so that’s almost 12 months…

Post # 13
Member
2790 posts
Sugar bee

@.twist.: I thought it had been that long but I couldn’t remember exactly. It’s frustrating because that was something I looked forward to.

@linguo42:  Agreed!

Post # 14
Member
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MsBrooklynA: If you have a better way to run things, do it. Organizing something like this website with the many volunteers is alot more difficult than you even realize. Honestly, this kind of negativity is so frustrating because only one side is being looked at. These women (and some men) do alot… and for YOU. If you don’t like how long something like a contest takes to turn around, don’t participate. That way you wont be disappointed when it isn’t “perfect”.

Post # 15
Member
2790 posts
Sugar bee

@Mrs Hedgehog: I actually didn’t participate in the contest. But I know the community looks forward to the results and I think those people should see results. I offered plenty of suggestions in my post about cutting out the excess so that they have more time to focus on other things. I think with Bakerella stepping into DG’s position, it is very fitting for us to share our opinions on what different things we would enjoy seeing happen to the bee. The site in and of itself is in a time of transition and offering my own opinion on what direction I would like to see the site move isn’t negativity. It’s constructive criticism.

Post # 16
Member
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: I don’t see MsBrooklynA’s comment as anything but constructive. I’ve heard the phrase, “We are a group of volunteers who are often busy with our real lives,” about a hundred times. Logical solution, make what limited time they DO have to spend on this site count.

Think of the Bee as if it were your home. Which would you rather have: a bunch of half-finished decor projects, a leaky faucet and a broken radiator, OR a tap that doesn’t drip and working heat, but a few bare walls?

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