Now normally I don't join competitions being hosted by someone who is new (has never judged/hosted or competed in a comp before). I usually look for reliability and someone who has been around a while. Course, sometimes those two don't go hand in hand all the time.
So, anyway, I had decided to join The Sims 3 Next Top Model (S3NTM) being hosted by BlossomBrunette. It's her first comp, and mvande is helping her as a second judge.
Since the comp has begun, people have been asking about scores (on the original thread) and again on the second thread. Now, I've tried to keep quiet as I'm a competitor. But with three people asking for scores and mvande getting defensive, I decided to say something:
"Guys, what is going on here?
You need to stop pressuring for scores. Hosting and judging a competition, especially when you are new to it, is an overwhelming experience. Just be patient
By that same token, BlossomBrunette, RL comes first, but a quick note that you are busy and will work on scores is a great heads up as well as changing part of the subject that Judging is in Progress.
And mvande, no one was blaming anyone about the scores being up or not. There's no need to take a defensive position. It's a turn off, I'm sorry to say.
Blossom, take your time and communicate with us. It goes a LONG way
If you DO need any help at all, I know a lot of simmers who would be happy to help out from time to time if you need it."
I'm not blaming anyone, but I think there needs to be more communication and patience. Although this is just another reminder for why I prefer hosts I'm familiar with. Beech for example is very punctual and strict when she runs her comps and she's usually available. I do enjoy S3NTM, and I am excited to see the future assignments.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.