Alright, I forgot to blog about this like I said I would. It just slipped my mind totally. MWR in Rota can be a bit of a joke. Welll, they just seem really really disorganized. I mean with AI, we didn’t get started until almost 8:15pm. It was supposed to start at 7:00pm. No one had their music picked out because no one told the contestants to be there at 6:30pm. Their were contestants who worked very hard on their song and were not allowed to use their own cd (another “rule” not disclosed to the contestants early). These are things that should’ve been WORKED OUT EARLY. Duh! There was only one book of songs floating around for awhile, because they couldn’t get the cabinet open with the 4-5 other books because no one there had the key (the person who ran the karaoke and had the key was no where to be seen; not arriving until after 8:00pm). It was ridiculous. The Star Search event was cancelled without MWR even telling the signed-up contestants also! So, they just jumped into AI (without having signed up early, but I can understand because they were shafted. I don’t understand extra people walking in and just signing-up there. That wasn’t fair). The voting … oh Lordy the voting. They said that they would only allow 3 votes per email, but theres no place to put your email (?) and you can vote as many times as you want. I’ve been doing web competitions for over 5 years now and there are ways (EASY TOO) to have a vote counter tag your IP address and only allow a certain number of votes. Apparently, MWR doesn’t have a good webmaster who knows how to actually make a voting tally website. I wouldn’t be surprised if 1) they aren’t going to even look at the votes because 2) the winner has already been picked. Sad huh? It’s pretty sad that they stand for “Morale” “Welfare” and “Recreation” and all they do is piss people off. I know they try, but they really need to get organized! Disclose rules in ADVANCE! What’s wrong with letting someone use their own cd? Hello!? Ugh .. stoopid.
Jun 13, 2005