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Old 08-22-2006, 12:14 PM   #1  
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Question What's up?

Why is it that cards in the challenges always get so much more attention than those in the day to day gallery? I posted two cards today, and the one that was linked to the Color Challenge got over fifty comments while the other card got sixteen. I loved both of them, but actually liked this one better than the Challenge card.

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Does anyone have any insight on why this happens? Some really wonderful cards get largely overlooked if they're not linked to a thread or challenge. Is it because it's easier than going through pages of uploads? What do you think?
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I would think that other people that want to participate in the challenge would review the cards in that gallery (before or after they made theirs). They have a specific purpose for viewing that card rather than randomly going through other galleries and finding the other one.

The only reason I go into other galleries is to review the cards made with sets I own or am thinking of getting, although I do browse the days card almost every day.

To be honest I think you're pretty lucky to get so many comments on a card you only just recently uploaded, I'd be pretty happy if any of my cards got 16 comments!
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:56 PM   #3  
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Oh, I'm not complaining about getting 16 comments! Far from it! I was just wondering about a phenomena I've been aware of for some time. I was referring to everyone's work in the daily gallery, not just mine! I often see cards that are absolutely wonderful that get very few comments compared to cards that are on a par, but linked to a challenge.
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Happy Heart, I noticed the same thing. It's probably because people who try out a challenge are looking for other cards made using that same challenge. They are more likely to comment on this common challenge. That's the only thing that makes sense to me.

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I work full-time and don't have lots of time to do all I want on SCS. That being said, I have more time than I used to with my kids both becoming adults. I don't have all the mommy things I used to have. My routine is I like to read the general stamping forum and occasionally I will look thru one of the other forums. Looking at the links are enjoyable for me, as well as the card sketch challenges. Occassionally I take the time to look at the other challenges. I have certain things I look at daily in the gallery and occasionally will look at certain sets for ideas. This usually takes me about an hour and then if I take the time to comment it takes me longer. I am really bad about commenting in the gallery. I am working on taking the time to comment in the gallery. I hope this helps.
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Yup... I've noticed my challenge cards get more comments than my other uploads. I am thinking it's because the challenges have a MUCH bigger (and regular) 'viewing crew' than the daily uploads. I know myself... after I do a challenge, and upload it, I'll go to the keyword to view & comment on that day's challenge cards. Most times I am too tired to make it over to the daily uploads after that. I have also noticed that if you wait a few days to play a challenge, it won't get as many views as if you had made it on the day the challenge was posted. (KWIM?)
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Those are all good reasons! I realize that time constraints may influence how people use the gallery.
My kids are grown, and I'm off work for the summer. I baby-sit two of my grandchildren twice a week, but other than that, I have a lot of time to do as I please. I almost always view the gallery on a daily basis (sometimes several times a day![IMG]//www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif[/IMG]), and leave comments on cards that I like. I want to encourage the people whose work I enjoy to keep sharing their wonderful creations! As often as I view the gallery, I still tend to miss so many great cards. That's one reason I like the Sharing Favorites thread on No-Upload Sundays....it gives me a chance to see some beautiful cards I may have missed.
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I agree that as others have said, that when you post to a challenge you do tend to comment on as many other challenge cards as you can. I know that is what I do....but I do try to go through the daily additions too. Just never enough time to see all the great uploads!!
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I know for my own experience. I was on here for at least a few months before I even realized you can browse the gallery by the cards uploaded that day. I then started to look at everydays cards until it started getting over 10 pages a day. I like to view all cards that are done for a challenge I participated in. Usually VSBN takes a lot out of me because I like to do every challenge and it is at least a week after before I even finish viewing those challenges. Same goes for VSN if I participate. The weekly challenges I do like to view to get ideas if I am starting the challenge and if I get it done within that week, I like to view what everyone else did with the same challenge. That is usually all I have time for except looking through the set galleries to see if I must have a certain set on my wishlist. Since there are so many uploads now, I never view the days additions to the gallery anymore.
When I do, it is a rare occasion. Of coarse that is just me but I'm sure there are others who do the same.
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I agree that as others have said, that when you post to a challenge you do tend to comment on as many other challenge cards as you can. I know that is what I do....but I do try to go through the daily additions too. Just never enough time to see all the great uploads!!
Yep, same here. I also try to comment on *friend's* cards even if I don't get a chance to do the challenge or if I see them post a card in general.
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I agree that as others have said, that when you post to a challenge you do tend to comment on as many other challenge cards as you can. I know that is what I do....but I do try to go through the daily additions too. Just never enough time to see all the great uploads!!
Yep, same here. I also try to comment on *friend's* cards even if I don't get a chance to do the challenge or if I see them post a card in general.
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I've always wondered about the comment thing??? I have cards I really were pleased with that sometimes have no comments and others I was only so-so with that receive tons (never 50 though - that's awesome!!!!!). Due to my work schedule I never seem to have time and don't participate in the challenges so that is not a factor. I absolutely agree though that there are many wonderful over-looked cards daily. Personally I try to go through the entire new gallery daily and make comments on 10 cards per day (randomly selected by what catches my eye!
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G'Morning Elaine Hey, did I ever tell you my middle name is Elayne? Love that name!

Anywho.. here's my 2c.. I surf the gallery twice. Once I scan for challenge cards (i'm a sucker for those).. make my comments, then later I do a general viewing of everything else for the day. I must admit, I often miss some really great cards because of the number of uploads.

And sometimes, I mix stampers up and call them by the wrong name! LOL

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