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Unread 2012-02-13, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Car of the Month... yes, it's here...

Pending approval from the KCSR mod section, I would like to start this up again. I tend to see things through so this should be good to go once I get your inputs.

I just need some input from you guys. Here are some rules... what do you think?

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Each month will have a different category (Domestic FWD, Import RWD, 500+hp group)

You can nominate ONE person per month but you must also supply the picture. Think carefully with picture choice, the picture you post MAY be the one used in voting.

Once I receive 5 (maybe 8 ) cars, voting will commence. (I want to stay away from too many cars per month)


If you have won for a particular month, you cannot again enter until next year. We will have a shootout in December for KCSR Car of the Year.

No "photoshopping" of photos in a manner that manipulates the look of the car. White balance and other tasteful color edits are allowed. Changing the color of the vehicle or accessories is NOT allowed. HDR and other such effects, presets or filters are allowed but frowned upon. Anyone that is thought to have violated this rule will be given a very short period of time (hours) to provide unaltered photos. If the Admin team feels that anyone has violated this rule they will be disqualified from any future contests if they are found to have used altered photos.

Company built show cars are not allowed.

Each entry is allowed ONE photo. You are not allowed to change your photos once you enter. To enter add your photos to a post in the contest thread and they will be moved by a moderator into the main contest post (the thread originating post). Photos will be added to the post in the order of entry.
What categories do you guys want to see for each month? Some cars will qualify for multiple categories.

Winner each month gets... ? Bragging rights for now.

Ideas are needed. I'm looking to post up January and February once the mods get back with me.
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This came up in the Staff Lounge not too long ago. IMO, if you can do it, go for it.
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I'm tired of the waiting. It's been going on for 4 years.

Shit or get off the pot
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This came up in the Staff Lounge not too long ago. IMO, if you can do it, go for it.
Whatever you talked about, please post it here so I can play catch up.
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Category suggestions...
Maybe something off the cars value or purchase price might be fun?
4x4 (trucks, SUVs)
Import
Domestic
Luxury
Sedan
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Higher mileage cars
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Yea, we could do the decade it was built in?

I think 5-8 cars would be ideal, what do you think?

If for some reason, you think your car category is getting snubbed, just shoot me a PM.

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Get your pictures ready, threads will be made tomorrow for January and February.
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Where is the shitbox category?
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What would you recommend for criteria?

I'm thinking January will be in the rear wheel drive domestic category since it is the majority of the site and February can be import rear wheel drive to get it started with the most people involved.
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What would you recommend for criteria?
Must be silver.
Must be 4-door.
Must be an M3.

That should work since I have no other chance of winning.
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What would you recommend for criteria?
I thought that one requirement was an easy one....Honduh or Acura badge.




Should be interesting to see some nominations.

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Must be silver.
Must be 4-door.
Must be an M3.

That should work since I have no other chance of winning.
We have enough BMWs to have their own category
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I thought that one requirement was an easy one....Honduh or Acura badge.




Should be interesting to see some nominations.

Make up the exact requirement and we'll make it March
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I was just asked, "Does it have to run?"... I would say yes. This should probably be a rule although it should be common sense.
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So everyone is voting solely on a picture, or is there some sort of info attached to the entries? It seems like if it's just one pic used to decide then the contest would be weighted towards people with more appearance mods or at least looks alone vs. the overall idea of the car. I don't know about others but my interest in a car is about more than just looks.
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I was just asked, "Does it have to run?"... I would say yes. This should probably be a rule although it should be common sense.
Glorified paper weights don't count?
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So everyone is voting solely on a picture, or is there some sort of info attached to the entries? It seems like if it's just one pic used to decide then the contest would be weighted towards people with more appearance mods or at least looks alone vs. the overall idea of the car. I don't know about others but my interest in a car is about more than just looks.
I agree, it's COTM, not who takes the best picture of the month. But you can't help how people vote. If they vote for the best looking one, then so be it.

Maybe a 5-6 word sentence used to describe it... "Johnnies Twin Turbo 700rwhp Corvette Z06". ?
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Glorified paper weights don't count?
I wish we could, my pile would be entered for sure. But I didn't want it to win and take away from the other cars
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I really think a description should be included.
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I agree, like what? We gotta have rules in place so someone doesn't make a craigslist ad with mods.
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Well I mean if I saw just a picture of that on3go guy's Harley truck I'd be like, "meh, clean truck." But if it was like: exterior shot, clean interior shot, short description, "runs 9's" I'd be like :vote:
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I would think that common sense would apply here, but I guess this is KCSR...

An optional rundown of performance mods and/or styling modifications that aren't obvious might be a good start.

Dunno man, I would think that different cases would lend themselves to different specifics. Kind of what make car culture neat IMO.
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I'd like to keep it to one picture with a description like I posted.

"On3go KenneBell, 800hp, 2v (winnner right there), Harley Davidson" - I know I would get the point
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I'd like to keep it to one picture with a description like I posted.

"On3go KenneBell, 800hp, 2v (winnner right there), Harley Davidson" - I know I would get the point
One picture doesnt get the full effect though, imo.

3 would be a better number, its not like we are on 56k anymore and pictures are hard to load or something.

Short title description, like you have above. Add in small mod list of the main mods, not a full on list for cardomain or something. Then 3 pics max. Make each its own post in a thread, if no one cockblocks you then you have the post count as car 1,2,3 etc. Add poll.


Just throwing out the idea...
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Sounds like a consensus... 3 pictures, short list of mods, each car gets it's own post...

Can I add a poll after making a thread?

How many cars should be in the COTM?
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