(If you're not following the Team Vox posts: Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend)
Well I know some of you are pretty bummed, although I'm going to remain optimistic and hope this improves the QotD somewhat. I agree some of the QotDs are absolutely terrible and/or don't apply well to a wide age group/cross section of people, and the Vox Hunt was a little more pithy and topical (if that's the right word to use).
I'll be honest– I wasn't following the Vox Hunt well because I had, for quite a while, a camera that sucked ass. The pictures were passable outside, but taking anything indoors under low light was just awful. Therefore, I didn't participate often. But some of the comments (I mean by those not in my Neighborhood right now, really) were really sort of depressing. There was digs on splitting [the this is good] category, which I think turned out to be a fine idea in the end, claims that requests for QotD submissions were not well advertised (okay…), to outright suggestions that Vox is dying and that there was no outlet for input/suggestions/etc.
Gah. Okay, if you're reading that link, you can tell I'm either irritated or trying to steer people towards solutions. It really annoys me when people complain a lot but don't really offer a lot towards that end. Maybe you remember I had some long discussions with daisy about the QotD and it really pissed me off to read someone suggesting that 6A was not accessible, even after I said I could vouch for her. Gah, underhanded chickenshit passive-aggressiveness in my opinion. I understand people are frustrated, but anyone taking her up on her offer?
I will admit that sponsored QotDs are pretty damn annoying. I think those are the most ripe for satire, but then I can believe that 6A has to pay the bills and I can believe Daisy when she says there haven't been enough submissions. Are people complaining when they haven't made a submission yet? Hmmm. The QotD can be better; maybe you remember that I borrowed from the LJ version, Writer's Block, from time to time, and occasionally, those were fantastic.
I also said that as it's called "Writer's Block" over there, this sort of thing is totally optional. It is there when we don't otherwise have something interesting to post about. Cimmorene created the Journal Jar group as one alternative, which so far has been well received. If you want an invite (I say it again), please ask me! We promise we will try to do better on putting up more questions. Today's was about extracurricular activities in school, which I had great fun answering.
I assure you your feedback is welcome. I think I will send a PM to Daisy again and see what she says. Can't bow out at this point now that I've asked a fair amount already.