Okay, a question for you folks...
If DrApostropheX (Victor) is not available throughout most of the month, who is second in charge of this contest? Because the deadline over on mix-challenge.com just expired and compared to the 7+ entries on KVR, we have 2. That is even less than we had the last 2 months (which were 3 to 4 participants).
So the collaboration was not really working out, in fact it was actually damaging from my point of view, and I'd love to maybe try to find a better solution (if a further collaboration is of interest). But I can't do that, if the person in charge is only on KVR once to twice a month and therefore no active conversation is possible.
I don't want to step on anybody's turf here - the collaboration was an idea to push the participation for both of our communities. But I obviously feel left out.What I'm trying to aim at:
Two different deadlines do not work...
In case of the Mix Challenge community, I decided to go for the 24th last year (the time I started this) so that the participant interaction is more "tight wound". Within a day, all tracks are bundled together and participants have 5 days to give feedback to each other, not to mention declare their top 10. This way the challenge starts on the 1st of the month, and ends on the 1st of the following month.
donkey tugger is a regular, he can further comment how well this works.
The rule sets are not drastically different...
In fact, they're nearly 1:1 the same, aside from two major things: 1) a tighter schedule and 2) giving feedback to each other during the voting process is mandatory. This adds to the learning process and interaction. The KVR Songwriting Competition doesn't have this. So I'd consider this a good thing. Yet apparently this is a thing to be scared off?
I PM'd pretty much all of you people, and I got "I might join, but I might not"..
Yet I only saw one person joining on the other place - which was even before me PMing everyone. I'd love to know why. Time sure isn't an issue, or is it? Is it because KVR is about 15 years older and nearly 20x bigger? Mister Natural jumped between two forums. So please fill me in as to "why" you're turned off, so that I can improve on that. Thank you. So my main request to all participants here on KVR:
If you'd be interested in doing another collaboration (to which I'm definitely not against - the "theme" for next month is already known from my side as well), can we find a middle ground?
- deadline being 24th of the month 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST (we could use the global countdown/timer I provide on mix-challenge.com)
- do better visual counter promotion (in my case, I announced the collaboration on Social Media, in a Newsletter and via a special marked info block on the forum - the KVR MCSC would actually benefit from that, as this no extra work involved for promotion!)
- do everything inside one thread (a multi purpose thread for Submissions and Voting) and one global gossip thread (adds to clarity in this sub-forum)
So... what do you say?