I have got two invites to hand out. Here's what you have to do:
1. Follow me on Dribbble and on Twitter (twitter.com/davidnotte)
2. Like this shot
3. Send me an email (email@example.com) with your best version of a pink (#ea4c89) button that says: "Invite me". Be creative!
The best two shots receive an invite.
over 1 year ago
What the hell do 1. and 2. have to do with a dribbble invite?
@Adis The invites are mine, so I make up the rules. I don't force people to enter the contest. Thanks for the nice comment though, appreciate it.
Yeah, I agree with @Adis
You haven't participated in much contests have you?
@David Notté Hey dude, I was merely agreeing, don't get so defensive.
Well I gladly ask dribbble administration to take away that invite from you, because frankly, you don't diserve it nor does anyone else like you.
Basically you're saying, if someone is a good designer, but doesn't follow you, like you or send you a cake does not diserve to be part of the dribbble community?
Do good work and people will do as mentioned because they'll be eager to see you produce more good work. Forcing simply makes you an asshole.
But you're right, you make the rules and that's your choice so good luck in life.
Thank you for reading.
@Adis I've handed out invites in the past and the entries for the contest were not that well. You know why? Because I noticed that it didn't take any effort to send me a link with a picture.
To make a long story short: by getting people to like and follow me, I only get people willing to do what it takes for an invite. Ofcourse I benefit from it, but it also takes time to review the contest and organize the emails I receive.
To be conclusive: I don't FORCE anyone, I merely raise the threshold (partly in my own benefit). That is how I think about it.
Thanks for calling me an asshole. Do you know what assholes are? People who judge based on assumptions. You know nothing about me or my motives, so don't judge me, judge my method.
Well, I still disagree with you and I stand behind my words. I judge YOU based on YOUR methods.
"Here's what you have to do" says you force them to do first 2 things from the list before getting to the 3rd which is the only one needed actually.
You were given an invite because you as a person might know another person who is worthy the invite and not as a way to attract new followers.
But you'll still stick to your own opinion as I will to mine which means this conversation leads to nowhere.
I have nothing against you personally, I'm just a little frustrated of seeing this method of handing out invitations as it's just plain wrong and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that.
I won't call you any names, but your motives are fairly clear.
You should be using your invite to bring talent to Dribbble. Not to pad your twitter/dribbble followers.
To me the act of "follow me guyz and I'll consider inviting you" is pretty selfish. Just send it to someone who clearly deserves it, rather than having people jump through hoops for your own benefit.
You guys make it sound like I'm just asking for likes or followers. I still am receiving who I judge and give feedback. I know I'm receiving likes and followers as well, but to me that's just a minor threshold for them. I don't force anyone, they have the choice of not entering. I am looking for dedicated designers and this shows me that they are willing to do something in exchange. I understand your opinions as well, but I don't see myself as a self-conserving asshole. My feedback on shots is always constructive, I try to help people with their designs.
If it wasn't about the likes or followers, you wouldn't ask for them! Earn them the correct way, by submitting quality work.
Having people follow you solely because you might give them an invite is a bit ridiculous. If anything, it makes me not want to follow you because you seem to put more emphasis on statistics than the actual work itself.
If you asked all of the participants of this contest, they would tell you I'm not like that. I'm giving them feedback and try to make them better.
Let me quote one of the contenders:
"On another note, I have just read the discussion that took place under your contest shot and I have to be honest I really don't mind following you on twitter and dribbble to have to opportunity to enter. At the end of the day that is the whole point of social media and give and take is an a big part of it, so as someone entering the contest I will have you know that I agree with your method."
by David Samuel
Thanks to David Notté for the invite! I won his invitation contest with this shot, so I think it would be great to post it as my debut. I also attach a PSD freebie and I hope you will enjoy it :)
over 1 year ago
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