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Utada Hikaru Contest Update
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Posted 1/14/10

ryomatheprince wrote:

Can't believe their are sore losers. I mean seriously I expected more from CR people. Aren't we all mature enough to admit we lost?


You see sir it wasn't only the "losers" that complaint there was a epic mistake with how things went about and frankly if you havent seen any of the other post were there is more then enough evidence showing that it could of gone both ways with the 2 people that are at the core of this then your 2 cent fall a few cents short.

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Im done everyone this is way to stupid now. after sitting and reading pages of comment of people talking about the cat thing or calling people bad apple or sore losers its really gotten to the point that no read ANYTHING and no one seems to really care.

@eimiiho I'm sorry it had to end like this but i think tis best if we let it go I think you were the one that got the short end of the stick this time and I am sorry for that.

Also

@wonderlandvirus You also can screwed by this even tho you may have the tickets for a good time you looked like the bad guy but your aren't you just happen to be on that side and it looked bad so im very sorry you had to go through that and I am sure you want to forget this whole thing as well.

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hmm someone get a hold of shinji. He always seemed to be more caring than the other moderators, at least for the couple of years that ive been using this site. Eimiiho, i dont know how long you have been on but shinji would technically be the boss, at least thats what ive perceived of him while being on this site. So get hold of him and see what happens. Also if Twitter was the one giving out the tickets then right now CR is probably trying to get Twitter to cough up more tickets since the partnership would be with twitter and if twitter controlled the means of producing the winners then twitter is responsible for the technical difficulties but CR gets screwed over with having to compensate the people cheated since these people would be CR users.
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Posted 1/14/10
Aaaw I feel sorry for the ones who've lost. I mean, there's gotta be a reason why they're unhappy with results, right?

Better luck next time guys. <3 And congratulations to the winners!
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Posted 1/14/10 , edited 1/14/10
Good Grief, there are other opportunities. If you were mature you would realize that it happens, and good things occur to make up for it! Sorry if you didnt win, and sorry that it blew up to this proportion. It's sad to watch people in disappointment.
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Posted 1/14/10
Just shows how some pricks ruin things for everyone. It is just a concert. I love anime, and am a total nerd, but I even I can see when some people need to get a life.
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I'll point once again that these tickets or any other tickets have a different value to each and everyone. That value I can't speak for everyone, however, it's not about the winners or losers. It's become more than that and I hope you guys understand. None of us wanted this whole thing to happen (why would we?). We wanted simple questions answered or better yet, a dialogue about the whole contest. Regardless of how this contest was executed, I have yet to see any response from the admins in charge. If you care more about twitter contests than justice, than make a stand and voice your concerns about CR's obvious overreaction to this. If you care about the people unfairly targeted, take a stand. If you have yet to figure out what's going on and still point the finger aimlessly, I urge you to read.

@cloud - I've told thegob that I would keep speaking on his behalf. Until Shinji or michana replies directly to us or this thread, I feel that they owe at least that if not more.

@Singing - Are you kidding? This whole thread created by michana effectively turned the community who didn't know the whole story against the participants of the last contest. That's pretty messed up if you ask me. Both winners and losers of the contest have spoken out about how CR has handled this poorly. CR has not made one single attempt to rectify this whole situation. That's why a lot of users seem irate and pissed off. Many of these users were not even part of the contest.
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Posted 1/14/10 , edited 1/14/10
CR... I love ya guys. You're so fun to watch and poke. I see you guys still have a bit of growing up to do. I grow weary of continuing to give you guys advice, but...

Please make amends to those whom deserve an apology, namely eimiiho and thegob. Bundle the apology with a fair compensatory prize if at all possible. Either purge this entire thread and/or alter michana's offensive inclinations. Adhere to your supporters; I've told you this before, I should not have needed to point it out in the first place and now it's pretty pathetic that I've come to repeat myself. Contests are neither mandatory nor should they be largely defined as a way to "give back to" the community; we are not a charitable cause. Challenges and drawings are more of a means to excite the users, yes. Reevaluate the situation professionally please.

-moose
Posted 1/14/10
I'm actually astonished at how CR have blown this whole ordeal out of proportion. Frankly i don't really care about contests, since there is no contests held on crunchyroll that involve the UK, but for some reason this sparked my interest . I will be honest and say that at first from reading michana's post, i was too quick to judge, but after further reading, I can't believe that CR would have someone penalized like that (whether it was intentional or not i don't know), it's just shan. I don't actually bother to post in the main news forums, but i did actually find myself getting really annoyed at how cr have treated you so far eimiiho. It's a comfort to know that some moderators have spoken up about there concerns on this. which all in all was just a basic inquiry. CR could and should have dealt with this easier, and in a more private fashion.
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I've read through the threads this time and frankly I find it sad that this had to happen. Not only are people irritated, confused, and angry, but the moderators are also getting a bad name (like they weren't before? )

Actually, this contest reminds me of the time when I participated to win an Xbox at my school if we raised enough money from our fun raiser. I ended up winning and so did a few other people, but we never received our prize. Our parents ended up complaining to the school (mass chaos) and in the end we still didn't get what we wanted.

Yes it was very unprofessional the way this contest was handled, but I guess everything doesn't turn out the way we thought it would, that's life right? I'm sure there are plenty of other wonderful opportunities out there for the people who felt cheated, though I don't think that alone will make you feel any better. I wish there was some way for me to help fix it, but I'm just a Forum Moderator. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to site issues.
Posted 1/14/10 , edited 1/14/10
I believe people are taking michana's post out of context. The post is letting people know about the nature of the contest and how CR will conduct contests differently in the future. Also, her post stated that the, "The disputed winners have been contacted privately." It's unfortunatd that this happened. Man and Machine are not perfect creatures!
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Posted 1/14/10
The cat thing in the homepage was a bad touch..
and this is just like school.. 1 (or alot) of ppl spoil it for others.

and the people who won put some time into doing the requirements to get those tickets even if they are active or not. The tickets are just a way to thank the members of crunchyroll. but after reading what happened, it obvious we wont do this again in the near future.
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Posted 1/14/10 , edited 1/14/10

skip_beat_ wrote:

I believe people are taking michana's post out of context. The post is letting people know about the nature of the contest and how CR will conduct contests differently in the future. Also, her post stated that the, "The disputed winners have been contacted privately." It's unfortunatd that this happened. Man and Machine are not perfect creatures!


Michana's post created so much unnecessary animosity. To announce something this major, wouldn't a better explanation be just for everyone? Yet, the kitty picture; saying a vague lie; and being shady, the post is completely invalid.

We have been contacted but the PMs have been vague and unapologetic. The PMs that I consider important have still been completely ignored.


LosingOrbit wrote:

I've read through the threads this time and frankly I find it sad that this had to happen. Not only are people irritated, confused, and angry, but the moderators are also getting a bad name (like they weren't before? )

Yes it was very unprofessional the way this contest was handled, but I guess everything doesn't turn out the way we thought it would, that's life right? I'm sure there are plenty of other wonderful opportunities out there for the people who felt cheated, though I don't think that alone will make you feel any better. I wish there was some way for me to help fix it, but I'm just a Forum Moderator. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to site issues.


I'm sorry Mods were dragged into this. Kippu has already stated Mods have absolutely nothing to do with these types of contest. Basou, the only admin to comment, also stated that he was not in charge of this contest. So who is to blame for this mishap? The participants who only asked questions and waited for answers?

Before someone else says there will be more opportunities like that, Utada's US album failed and her current tour is taking place in very small vendors. The chances of her coming back to the US to perform will be slim. That's why these sold out tickets mean a lot to some; maybe considered priceless to others.

I am here to defend the fact that I and many others, who have been on receiving end of this, did absolutely nothing wrong. This ordeal may serve as a template for CR to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. If we don't voice our opinions and demand explanations, we're letting a business dominate its consumers.

Posted 1/14/10


That's too bad, I'm really sorry.

I believe it was because people didn’t understand the situation and just needed someone to blame. For some reason, even when we have nothing to do with the situation, mods are usually dragged in. Sometimes I go into a thread and see my name in a conversation that I wasn’t even a part of! But then again, that’s what happens when you’re in a position of power, people expect you to handle the situation and when you don’t fulfill to their needs a lot of pressure is put on you from the community.

Eventually this will all blow over, frankly I think the thread should be locked, but I'm not an Admin and don't have the ok to do so. I hope everything works out for you, though.
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Posted 1/14/10
I don't even know how mods were dragged into this. Admins should have responded to the problem quicker and not have just made another thread especially with picture..../
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