Well, i have to point an issue attached to this conquest madness, i understand the point on the contest is to manage the bunch of contributions of this days BUTTTT!! i see obviously that acording to seeking the prize the moderation is been a disaster and a next-next-next-clicking madness only to achieve the prize. By mistake i upload a widescreen fanart as disc image and SURPRISE ! 3 moderators aprove it. Without a system to audit good moderation the result of this contest is auto-accept entries like a robot.
I agree that there should be a way to delete a change you've submitted without having to wait for it to be moderated.
HOWEVER; as for the claims that the top moderators are auto-clicking robots seeking the prize? First off, I already have a forever license, and have had one since before Jason raised the price - if I win, I'm giving it to a friend of mine who's been jealous of my frontend setup for a while, but it's hardly a motivator. Secondly, and Brad/Jason can back me up on this, I've been trying to stay on top of the queue since moderation launched, well before the contest, and honestly the whole reason I've become more active on the forums was because of the feeling of belonging here that being a moderator gave me. Third, I do this because I genuinely enjoy it. I LOVE finding out (and then researching for confirmation) things about games I didn't know existed, or were released on platforms I never saw as a child. Sure, sometimes it gets a little grindy, but the interesting stuff you can find in the queue is totally worth it to me.
Obviously I can't speak for anyone else, but as the guy currently in 1st, I just wanted you to know where I'm coming from.
I totally agree.
Since moderating my backlog of games is huge. Thanks guy with the million of strategy titles I have never heard of xD
Also the Japanese stuff is really challenging and interesting.
About my motivations:
I currently have a private database in use with about 3000 games in it (mostly adventures) and I love lists and oldgames. I've contributed many databases but never had the feeling of being a real part of a team. This is different and I really enjoy spending 2-3 hours a day for this cause. (I'm more of a dos guy but never stop learning about new platforms)
I'm not the heavy user of launchbox, but the database mixed with collections and goals to play games is my way to go.
And I hope in the future I can look for games, add them to my backlog, find games based on my interesent by comparing ratings to other users and more. There are so many possibilities.
Hope this gets big!
You're Welcome on the Strategy Titles, I've always been a fan of Strategy Games!