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Growers Disqualified

Unfortunate News.

@ClubRiot, @Yakamoz, @Joint were disqualified from participating in all the November contests due to suspicious activity.

Again, Growers. We want a fair game. We do contests to support the growers community, no cheating will be tolerated. Don't agree? Feel like we've missed someone? Have any ideas how we can keep the contest going and make EVERYONE happy while avoiding cheating? Please let us know in the comments section below.

Peace,

GD Team  

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Additionally to my first idea the proven participants can not elect theirselves and have to assess their decision. It could connect the people more together and hopefully in a more friendly way. It is easier to prove the diaries which are taking part.

TheFairyBudMother
TheFairyBudMother

@growdiaries Why is the account of the drama stirrer still active? I would expect 80% of the problems here could be eliminated by terminating the accounts of a few trouble
makers.

It’s really not that difficult to behave nicely and chill out about “winning” especially if you’ve got some nice weed. If you harvested and kept a nice diary where you improved your cultivation skills, I don’t care what yield you got—you’re already a winner.

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@TheFairyBudMother, Ngl now i feel like a true winner

BigDaddyK
BigDaddyK

Funny how the behaviour of the few affect the many - I think in any system where there are rewards people will circumvent the rules,maybe there should be a jury of 12 growers, they can decide and cannot give themselves prizes.and have to state why they felt that the diary deserved a prize.

TeflonDonFarms
TeflonDonFarms

@BigDaddyK, solid

Ironlungs
Ironlungs

Burn baby burn

Cannabisqueen
Cannabisqueen

I really hope all this doesn't affect future contests.. I've had such a rough year with my plants getting ripped and just trying to get my passion back under control. This site give me hope that one day the whole world could grow without problem and yes I know I sound like a hippie :)

Honestly though, were all adults and we should treat this site and everyone with respect. It's a privilege to even have this site up and running; and to be able to have giveaways! Common.. we can be smarter and better than this. :)

Ageddd
Ageddd

@Cannabisqueen, You are right, Growing is the important part, prizes are not.
Don let cheaters ruin this, we all know who deserves a prize when we see an amazing plant, and we do not need a contest to ratify what is a fact.

farmerbrett
farmerbrett

@Cannabisqueen, Nicely said :facepunch: keep Growing :facepunch::sunglasses:

TeflonDonFarms
TeflonDonFarms

Shit is really stirring now. Becoming afraid to comment on people’s diaries without getting a label. I actually enjoy talking to people or leaving a positive comment. I have no one to talk to (aka: my wife is my only friend :confounded:and she understands zero about gardening nonetheless special gardening) where I am about growing. For two reasons, one being that people simply don’t know what I’m talking about and two I have to be very discreet. This is my only outlet and really factual learning source. I hate reading through forums. I learn better by seeing. I’ve gained a ton of knowledge just surfing through all the diaries and seeing different styles. I get anxious signing in to see what’s new. Come on people. Is it really going to take all the big dawgs removing themselves from competitions? Idk about anyone else but seeing the top dawgs perform and do what they do makes me want to get better and have a plant compete with them. I know it’s part of the reason why I want to be better (also want to smoke+grow the dankest smelliest best weed possible). If we keep throwing labels around carelessly this will turn into those bullshit forums where everyone argues there way is better. Point them out and let Growdiaries sort them out. There’s a seat for every ass unfortunately and no matter what GrowDiaries does people will find a way to cheat. It’s up to us as a mass to carry on doing what we love and not let bad people ruin it because by the looks they are getting what they want and I know I can’t stand that shit as I’m sure you can’t either. Easier said than done. Some of the suggestions above are solid. I like the idea of judges deciding the diary of the month and them stating why that’s a phenomenal idea. At least until the clowns are rooted out or if it works keep it the way it is. This won’t be the last time a competition is changed or a cheater pointed out so instead of negativity let’s all roll some of that homegrown nasty bubonic chronic and shoot some suggestions maybe even vent a little and move forward and try our best to mold this site into something to be reckoned with. Only way to sort this out is to pull together and not let the knuckle heads win.

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^^^^ Just goes to show you that sometimes even weed can't make a obtuse crass person nice and friendly.

drzoidberg
drzoidberg
Cannabisqueen
Cannabisqueen

@KbKush, okay I've read this whole convo.

I use the word cunt as the world fuck because I'm British. But if I was called a cunt I would fucking blast the person who called me it. You can insult a woman on the internet, but it's like calling a man a bastard or idk. The word choice is the problem here not the fact he got upset. Why not say bitch? I've been called a itch many times and Hate done but cunt is very personal word to women. Just my two sense:yum:

Peace and love everyone

Auto_King
Auto_King

How do I enter for diary of the month?? Cheers guys

Tonks
Tonks

@Auto_King, Hey mate, it should automatically add you since you just harvested. I harvested on of mine yesterday and it hasn't shown up yet, but it did last time so I'd just wait a few days and keep an eye out. :)

Edit: I just went back hit the Join Now button on here: https://growdiaries.com/giveaways/diary-of-the-month-12-2017 and it added my diary straight away. :)

ProfoundWeedium
ProfoundWeedium

I personally think incentivizing people to comment for the sake of likes in order to top a contest is disingenuous even if it promotes engagement. I don't give a shit about the contests here. I started to grow cannabis, I took pictures, and none of the people close to me seemed to care / wanted to hear about it on the regular so this site was just a great place to catalog and archive progress while seeing what other people are doing.

I think making fake accounts to like comments and vote and whatever is just as much "cheating" the system as commenting on every diary in the system with a vaguely nice or hollowly non specific encouragements in hopes for likes on said comments. There was some guy out there asking the same question about his week 3 flower plants seem to be behind, and needs help, etc, and asked the same question to like half the diaries I've randomly checked out lately, as just one example.

If anything, I think contests should be lotteries where GD picks a winner by some sort of RNG or formula weighted by grower activity in that grower's own diary. That would encourage people to spend the time to make their journal quality better as opposed to making blanket engagements. That's my opinion, but like I said before, its about growing the plant well, not winning random shit or accolades.

BigDaddyK
BigDaddyK

We all know who else did it , Badcrabs

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@Growdiaries has made an official statement that I am not responsible and have nothing to do with the creation and activity of the fake accounts.

budbanditUk
budbanditUk

everyone smile and think 420 everyday