Community wallpaper contest for 18.04

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at
Thu Sep 21 17:41:20 UTC 2017

On 21.09.2017 19:28, flocculant wrote:
> On 21/09/17 13:03, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>> Hello people,
>> while we are still in the middle of the development cycle for 17.10, 
>> I'd like to start the discussion about the potential (although 
>> likely) community wallpaper contest for 18.04.
>> We've ran the contest twice now, and the last time we used the 
>> WordPress plugin specifically created for this purpose. Does anybody 
>> think we need to tweak the tool – either how submissions or voting 
>> works? If needed, I can set up a test contest (for the team) to 
>> re-evaluate things.
>> That aside, the main thing I wanted to talk about are the policies 
>> for the contest. Last time we use the following guidelines:
>> There are two main things I'd like to propose to change:
>> First, I'd like to limit submissions to a certain number per person. 
>> While I'd like to see the number of submissions go up, I would like 
>> them to be from a bigger group of people. Additionally, this means 
>> we'll make the submitters pick their best work instead of us having 
>> to vote on it.
>> Second, I would like to limit submissions to own work only. While 
>> this means we are potentially excluding people from the contest, we 
>> are still making the contest more about the community – not just a 
>> community curated contest.
>> Thoughts?
>> Cheers,
>> Pasi
> On first reading - you want to increase the submissions by making the 
> submissions from each person decrease and also by making them less 
> easy to accomplish?
> Seems to me like a quick way to get nowhere fast.
> regards
> Kev

I said I would like more submissions, but not if it meant one or two 
contributors sent over half of the total submission amount...

I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure it was only team members 
(me included) who submitted work from others (that was suitably 
licensed, of course). If so, the other limitation would have no impact 
at all for the non-team community.

On 21.09.2017 20:12, Dave Pearson wrote:
> I like the way we did it last time..
> I wouldn't limit the number of submissions by each person..
> thats a sure way of not getting enough..

To comment on this particularly, I think we had enough submitters the 
last time and theoretically, if we only considered, say, three from each 
submitter, we still had enough material to vote on.

We are also well ahead of the schedule we had the last time; if we want, 
we could even run the contest from the beginning of the cycle and all 
the way near the UI freeze, which would mean months of submission time. 
(That said, I'm not sure making the submission window longer necessarily 
means more or higher quality submissions.)

Thanks for the feedback – I want to get this right/better this time, so 
better start early...


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