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should unsolicited requests for thanks to win Oct competition be disqualified?

IMO, its not in the spirit of the community to send private messages to members requesting additional "thanks" for journals - particularly when you have not even commented on a journal from the sender!

too harsh to request offenders be disqualified?


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IMO, its not in the spirit of the community to send private messages to members requesting additional "thanks" for journals - particularly when you have not even commented on a journal from the sender!

too harsh to request offenders be disqualified?

Well, IMHO you're right...but I wouldn't go that far and disqualify them from the contest.

Perhaps it would be best practice to just ignore these requests if you don't want to give them a Thanks...

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IMO, its not in the spirit of the community to send private messages to members requesting additional "thanks" for journals - particularly when you have not even commented on a journal from the sender!

too harsh to request offenders be disqualified?


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Well, IMHO you're right...but I wouldn't go that far and disqualify them from the contest.

Perhaps it would be best practice to just ignore these requests if you don't want to give them a Thanks...

Is anyone actually doing this? (I'm not asking in order to make the names public of anyone who is, which I think would also not be in keeping with the spirit of futures.io (formerly BMT).)

My opinion is that if this is being done, it is unbelievably tacky and anyone doing it should be ashamed of themselves. Not that my opinion will stop them, I imagine.

But if someone is doing it, I don't see it as a disqualification for the contest. It's not really cheating, although I would say that the intention is dishonest. Mainly, it's just sad that someone finds winning a prize worth $400 to be that damn important.

BTW, I put text in my signature asking for votes; I thought about that for a little bit before going ahead with it, because it felt a little like self-promotion. It's still there, and I think it's OK because it's out there publicly, and @Big Mike intentionally made it possible by opening up the signature for futures.io (formerly BMT) url's for exactly this purpose for the contest.

Scrounging for votes by PM, on the other hand, certainly seems sleazy. I hope whoever does it finds enough disapproval that they stop, but I don't think that just engaging in political campaigning should be a disqualification for the contest. It may be a reflection on character and ethics, but that's a different story.

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Is anyone actually doing this? (I'm not asking in order to make the names public of anyone who is, which I think would also not be in keeping with the spirit of futures.io (formerly BMT).)

Bob.

Yep, indeed there are several members who are doing this...and it's not an issue for me just because if you look at the entire amount of (new) journals which were created during the last two weeks or so, it's fairly easy to overlook one of them.

So bottom line, if I receive a 'friendly hint' from another member, I decide for myself whether or not I'll give this journal a vote.

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process vs. outcome

one's sole motivation for compiling a journal that chronicles their trades, is to improve the process that guides their decisions. if it helps others along the way, then there is added value gained. but, if the motivation is to win a contest or a prize, then it is no longer about the process; but instead, the attainment of a self-serving outcome.

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On one hand, that's ridiculously tacky.

On the other hand, are some delicious bbq crisps I'm about to eat.

 
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