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How can average builders like me have any influence here?
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| November 10, 2009, 10:42 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
How can average builders like me have any influence here?


You're heading in the right direction by asking the question. Now, tell me more. What or who are you looking to influence and on what topic.

Thanks!
~Stacy
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| November 11, 2009, 9:22 am
Quoting Stacy Sterling

You're heading in the right direction by asking the question. Now, tell me more. What or who are you looking to influence and on what topic.

Thanks!
~Stacy
Mainly these large-scale contests such as the mocolympics or the mocie awards I would love to see junior contests in addition to AFOL competitions. I would also like to have an average builder who is able to have a say among the ambassadors there are alot average people like me who want to have an effect on the site. To me and many others it seems that the people who get the least recognition make up most of the site.
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| November 11, 2009, 5:53 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
Mainly these large-scale contests such as the mocolympics or the mocie awards I would love to see junior contests in addition to AFOL competitions. I would also like to have an average builder who is able to have a say among the ambassadors there are alot average people like me who want to have an effect on the site. To me and many others it seems that the people who get the least recognition make up most of the site.


It's funny that you bring these two events up here. Both of those events ARE for both the older and younger builders. I can see how you would think that the Olympics are for AFOLs being as the last few rounds have only them as players, but think about it, how many younger builders started off in round 1?

The same concept goes for the MOCie Awards. EVERYONE is eligible to be nominated for a MOCie award. It's all about votes and who votes for who. It's not favoritism, it just so happens that the older, more experienced (and that's the key part of this) builders are the ones with the better creations. Let's be honest for a second here. What would you vote for as better? A minifig clone trooper with a new sticker on it or Kelso's Rusty Ferret?

All that being said, there's another way to have your voice heard. Get out there and make a lot of comments. The one thing you want to avoid doing is making negative comments that refer to politics, religion or other personal beliefs. This is the kind of thing that will get a number of people to disagree with you on sheer principle rather than the actual issue at hand.

Another way to be "heard" is to build good mocs! I know this sounds simple but it's the truth. Once you're established as a decent builder, people will recognize you and more people will listen to what you have to say.

Hope that helped out. ~ Chris.

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| November 11, 2009, 6:08 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

It's funny that you bring these two events up here. Both of those events ARE for both the older and younger builders. I can see how you would think that the Olympics are for AFOLs being as the last few rounds have only them as players, but think about it, how many younger builders started off in round 1?

The same concept goes for the MOCie Awards. EVERYONE is eligible to be nominated for a MOCie award. It's all about votes and who votes for who. It's not favoritism, it just so happens that the older, more experienced (and that's the key part of this) builders are the ones with the better creations. Let's be honest for a second here. What would you vote for as better? A minifig clone trooper with a new sticker on it or Kelso's Rusty Ferret?

All that being said, there's another way to have your voice heard. Get out there and make a lot of comments. The one thing you want to avoid doing is making negative comments that refer to politics, religion or other personal beliefs. This is the kind of thing that will get a number of people to disagree with you on sheer principle rather than the actual issue at hand.

Another way to be "heard" is to build good mocs! I know this sounds simple but it's the truth. Once you're established as a decent builder, people will recognize you and more people will listen to what you have to say.

Hope that helped out. ~ Chris.
I see what you mean, thanks

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| November 11, 2009, 6:12 pm
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
Mainly these large-scale contests such as the mocolympics or the mocie awards I would love to see junior contests in addition to AFOL competitions. I would also like to have an average builder who is able to have a say among the ambassadors there are alot average people like me who want to have an effect on the site. To me and many others it seems that the people who get the least recognition make up most of the site.


In addition to what Chris said about the contests, you are welcome to start your own contest(s) via a group if you want to have a more "Junior Contest". The contests are created and run by the members of this site, regardless of who they are. Check out the Explore Tab and in the lower right corner you will see a list of a few contests.

I would like to you know that Chris has been doing the contests for a few years now, they have grown each year and have finally reached the masses. He started the contests with his own ideas, and he dedicated many, many hours to make them evolve. You could be the next person to start the "next big contest" - it just takes time and dedication to get people interested.

Regarding the second point on having a say with the Ambassadors. I can't help you if you don't tell me what you need. I don't mean to sound harsh but you must communicate with the ambassadors to get them to react to your needs, concerns, ideas and requests. Like I said before, this is the place to do that, or send me an e-mail: stacy.sterling726@yahoo.com

I'm here to get your voice heard, so PLEASE communicate with me. Start a conversation here, if you know others who would like to bring up and idea/concern, please direct them here and I do my best to help.

Thanks,
~Stacy

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| November 12, 2009, 8:26 am
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