I plan to make a (likely big) post in this later so sub
Celebrating 3 whole years of ZU membership -- 8/22/2015 - 8/22/2018
But now... what else. All of this season's awards focused on looks, with only one (arguably?) that focuses solely on someone's choices -- that is, best dressed/best sense of style. For comparison, 40% of the Summer scrapbook awards were not based on needing to look a certain way (ZU meetup, pet, best scrapbook post, skillful selfies). I don't grow facial hair so now there's a whole 20% of the Scrapbook awards I don't even qualify for (best facial hair). All of the awards in the Summer list that were based on something other than yo face (pet, ZU meetup, best scrapbook post) were removed, meaning if I can't or am not comfortable with posting a mugshot I shouldn't even bother. And like, who doesn't want to tell Moriquendi that his nature shots are awesome and pretty much the reason I watch the scrapbook?
1. Do people care about/enjoy awards?
I believe so. They are my favorite thing aside from many of the people here.
2. Would you rather voting be turned back to the community?
Yes. So far as I know, there is no other thing that the community as a whole can take part in (other than normal posting within threads/topics).
The Clans have Clan Wars and our own forum.
The Mods and Management control largely Member of the Month, and many other events.
The one thing that the community had was the Community Awards, and this time that was taken from the majority.
3. Do you have any suggestions that you believe could make things more fun?
I believe that we should perhaps keep this or similar thread open all year so that people can always voice their thoughts regarding the awards process.
4. Should we have cut down the number of awards? Should we cut more? Or should we add old ones back in (within reason)?
I believe that for much there were too few this time and too many in the past.
Perhaps some mid-ground can be reached.
5. What was successful about this season, and what was not?
The effort that was brought forward to make the Community Awards better was good.
The fact that the choice to change them prior to these talks was not.
I hope that helps.