ROTM Members rule suggestions

Discussion in 'Ranger of the Month' started by Hooligan, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    This thread is strictly dedicated to the suggestions and recommendations by the members for improved rules of our Ranger Of The Month contest. This thread is open for Discussion, and Suggestions only. If there is any type of deragotory remarks, fighting, insults etc, this thread WILL be closed and members will no longer have their say.

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  3. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Alright suggestions are as followed:

    1.There should be a theme for ROTM anyone can enter but it has to go with the theme of the month. Sort of like photo contest, but there can only be 3 Ranghers a month that can be voted on. (3) are the ones the mods pick out of the list of entries.

    2. Winning ROTM you should get something. Bragging rights dont neccessarily cut it.

    3. At the beggining of each year we should create a calendar of the past year ROTM winners and sell it for a cost. Im not saying keep a stock in the closet, but simply whoever orders one then make it.

    Thats all I have for now.
  4. the nominating prcosses does not work, if your not in the click you wont be picked.

    I like Freemans idea of a theme, such as lifted trucks one month , stock, a little modified, etc... or have subcatagories
    the calendar is a good idea too!
  5. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    most of the rotm is fine as is, i dont see really anything wrong with it, but yes we should have offroad/lifted truck of the month, stock or some mods, and lowered for those few lowered guys
  6. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    This is a great idea, but one issue is, we dont have enough members to support it

    We were going to try that, but things fell apart with the owners assist to it. Also, when there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it encourages cheating.
    This is a great idea, however we DO need the owners interest on it due to it being their forum, their rights etc. Lets get the initial foot in the door before thinking ahead though.

    I think that is in most places. That is why in the beginning we allowed members to throw themselves into it.
  7. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    i agree with clinton on the prize deal...only encourages cheating...i say the first 15 days of the month is the entry period...then the next 5 days is a voting period that gets it down to 3 trucks and then the staff pics the winner
  8. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    How do you guys feel about just Mods and admins picking random members to be ROTM? There wouldn't be a nomination thread, or vote though
  9. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    how about the mods and admins pick random people then everyone can vote on ones picked
  10. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    that could work
  11. x2 and also maybe it could be members who are commited to this site not the ones who come on every blue moon, they need to show some commitment to this site.
  12. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    I dont like the mods/admins selecting the contestants. It screams biased all over it. Not saying that the mods/admins are.

    I think that a ROTQ could work well until membership rises. (Ranger of the Quarter) would span 3 months. I know this seems like a long stretch, and it really is. But there is not the numbers to support a monthly winner. Then, a ROTY for the end year.

    1st month would be nominating. By the members, no seconds. Every one who is nominated will be in for step 2. Also, no self nominations.

    2nd month. All the nominations will be voted on. Each member can vote for 3 trucks. The top 3 trucks with the mosts votes are in for the running.

    3rd month. Run the poll. The top 3 from the previous month will be in the running. Each member can then vote for 1 truck.

    I like this process, not sure on the time tho. I just feel there are not enough members to support a monthly winner.

    For instance: It seems to me about 25-35 members are "active" on this forum. So, in 2-3 yrs. Everyone will have won the contest. I know that numbers will grow on this site. BUT, how fast/far will the "active" members grow...?

    From a few various other forums, covering rangers, sportsters, expeditions, guns, etc that I am apart of, the "active" member rate is about .8-1.3%. So, if you have 5k members, you have between 40-65 "active" members.

    By "active" I mean more than an intro post and a quick question. I'm talking someone who is usually always in the BS thread, or posting pics, or anwering questions. This type of thing.
  13. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    I like the quarterly idea, it would give plenty of time for nominations, voting, etc.

    I think we should have a minimum of 5 nominees (either monthly or quarterly). Maybe not allow this months winner to be in the next months contest to give more opportunity to other members.

    "Prizes" would be nice as long as the site can generate enough income to support it.
  14. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    Also, no winner should be able to win again for 12 months.

    ROTY will be out of the 4 winners from that year. Not a seperate/new truck(s)
  15. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    i like this, makes the most sense based on how small we are, would also make it more worth while for you to win it versus monthly.
    i dont think the random members would be good because they could basically never be on here. i think more active members should be the ones to win, they are the people usually putting effort into the site. if joe blow would win after just joining, mr.blow wouldnt appreicate it as much. ya kno? haha end rant/ramble
  16. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    We might not be able to limit each winner to one per year until we get more active members if we maintain the monthly contests.

    I think the quality of posts should account for eligibility also... we really wouldn't want rangerguyXYZ to sign up and post "HI" 50 times just to meet the minimum # of posts, but I'd say the members choosing the nominations would pretty much weed those kinds out.

    Keep the ideas coming folks... we'll read through all the suggestions & throw them at the wall to see which ones stick :D
  17. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Boom perfect idea but we should go with themes too that will make it so everyone can have the picture they want in it. We should make a separate thread for that theme for the contest for those to post their pictures. 3 month is the best for this forum and a yearly ranger gets a prize something simple and no expensive. As for cheating we gotta keep this shiznit on lockdown
  18. I am on a Honda ATV forum and they do monthly quads of the month and their sponsors donate gift certificates to the winners generally 25 or 50 bucks that you can spend with that sponsor.
  19. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    We don't have sponsors lol
  20. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Ok heres my input: If we did a quarterly thing, Id get bored with it pretty quick. With the one weve got, I get ansey waitin for next months!

    I like the winner getting a prize idea. Im not talkin a $100 gas card or nothin ridiculous, but if you can only win once a year, I think you should give the winner a sticker or other $5-10 prize. I doubt anyone would cheat over a $5 sticker...

    I dont like the idea of admins picking the initial trucks. That encourages favortism.

    I still like the idea of the admins picking a few to win, but we should be able to vote.

    And lastly: you can win once per year.

    Just remember: too many rules will kill anything
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  21. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Quarterly is best. If we do a monthly thing then it'll be old. Quartet it should be like stated above. 1 month all pictures of truck are entered based on theme. 2 we vote and top 3 with most votes go to next month. 3rd month we vote on the top 3 the one with most votes wins ranger of the quarter.

    Yearly it should be all the trucks that won the quarterly contests plus 2 that the admins and mods pick and we vote for which truck out of the 2 they picked that we like best. So for yearly that's 5 trucks we get to vote from and the winner not only gets major bragging rights but we should add a t-shirt with a photo of there truck or all the trucks in the yearly contest scattered out on the truck that will cost about 10-15 dollars I think we can afford that.
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