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Question of the Week

QOTW: 12/12/10

The people have spoken!

We ask, you answer. It's Giant Bomb's Question of the Week!

Dec. 12 2010

Posted by: Drew

283 Comments

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Edited By sihingmarcel

yay! 
 
I'm still unsure of the answer to the question of the week... question.

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Edited By dova

:O

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butbutbut....

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Edited By MisterDunlap

Osup twenty minutes worth of people.

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Edited By Jayross

Er.. Yea!

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Edited By supercubedude

Yes!

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Edited By ZeekDaGeek

Oh god why am I still watching this...

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Edited By Majkiboy

Just come up with good questions and give the people some more time (like have a queation every other week)! And make it some kind of competition, site quests, swag or something? I dunno, you are the masterminds! It's nice to see the community up front! The community is one of the great things about the site.

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Edited By milpool

Great, NOW what is Ryan going to do all week?

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Edited By Frederik

So was that the end?

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Edited By masterfaculty

Like all QOTWs before it, it was amusing for about a minute, but then the great morass of sweltering neckbeards dragged it under the firmament. I'd rather see Vinny spend his time on more green screen abuse.

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Edited By Brenderous

By submitting and saying "No", you're really saying yes, cause you wanted your video to be on the site. 

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Edited By Jayross

Oh man... This community is batshit insane.

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Edited By scottygrayskull

Aww. I'd like to say you should keep it going as I've seen some good videos, but to be honest most weeks I didn't watch them. And well... yeah, people can be lazy. Or you get people like me who keep saying they'll keep making videos but then not. :\

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If I had a camcorder I would say... no.

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Edited By RE_Player1

I'm glad everyone said no. This was the worst feature on GB. 

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Edited By kerse

if more people put as much work as that charmander dude did, i would totally say keep em, but otherwise its just kinda boring

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Edited By turboman

No.

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@Brenderous said:
" By submitting and saying "No", you're really saying yes, cause you wanted your video to be on the site.  "
QFT
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Edited By IG__

No!

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Edited By Pox22

I like the feature, and would contribute if I had more than a week to make a video.  I'm too busy to make something in a week.  So why not a question of the month and make a contest out of it?  We always got the best submissions when there was something to win.

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Edited By Brenderous
@RE_Player92 said:
" I'm glad everyone said no. This was the worst feature on GB.  "
Not everyone said no. You obviously didn't watch the whole video, so why are you even commenting on this? 
 
If people don't want to watch the videos, then they should not watch or comment or even have a say in whether it stays or not. 
 
Let the people who actually enjoy submitting and watching comment keep qotw, and you guys can go away and see all serious or whatever it is you do.
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Edited By SleepyDoughnut

Question of the week has failed because they only have asked actual questions for like 3 of them.

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Edited By StrikerTheLizard

Only people who care about QOTW are the 10 people who make videos for it.

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Edited By nasher27

Brenderous and shadowthrone's response was awesome.

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Edited By rox360

Hm! Hm. Looking at this giant ass video, it's clear that a lot more people have the time, gear, willingness and ingenuity required to do this than I thought. Maybe our answers have never been the problem. Maybe it's just that, like that one guy said, the questions have sucked lately.
 
I'm also going to echo the requests for a longer timeframe. That won't just help the people submitting their stuff, but it'd also make it easier for the GB crew to come up with worthwhile questions! One every other week, or one question per month sounds good to me.
 
Maybe then I'll even consider contributing, just for the cause of keeping it alive in some form. As I do not have access to any kind of camera, I'll have to think up something much more time consuming... Like actually animating myself telling you the answer. I could do it in Flash, pixel art or 3D form, if the question was worthwhile all that trouble, and in itself, opened up those kinds of creative possibilities...
 
tl;dr: Try question of the month, and try thinking up some really clever questions to get the contributors going!

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Edited By RedSox8933

I don't know if my vote counts since I didn't send a video, but I vote yes. 
 
I think this question may have inspired a lot of people to actually start answering, so I think at least give it another couple weeks.

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@Brenderous said:

" @RE_Player92 said:

" I'm glad everyone said no. This was the worst feature on GB.  "
Not everyone said no. You obviously didn't watch the whole video, so why are you even commenting on this?  If people don't want to watch the videos, then they should not watch or comment or even have a say in whether it stays or not.  Let the people who actually enjoy submitting and watching comment keep qotw, and you guys can go away and see all serious or whatever it is you do. "
Alright let me change my comment. I'm glad the majority of people said no because in my opinion it was the worst feature on GB. Don't take it personally. 
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Edited By OMGTSN

WOO! I MADE IT IN!

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Edited By PhoenixManrod

I only watched the first 2 minutes of this and turned it off because everyone who responded was a snarky asshole. If that is indicative of all the other QOTW then I guess it should not continue.

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Edited By MooseyMcMan

Wait...So are they continuing it or not? 

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Edited By skunkdragon

that was the funiest qotw lol
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Edited By Six

lets start a riot

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Most of the people who were for QOTW had completely depressingly awful videos to go with their support.
 
That's lovely.

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Edited By Trexoton

Suggestion: as others have said, make it a question of the month. Let the community vote for the best video, and the winner gets a free membership for that month. Incentivising it without creating a hassle for the GB guys to give out some kind of reward. Some qotw answers have been really good and fun!

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Simple, Good Questions = More Responses. OR Once a month. 
 
Don't cancel it.......yet.

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Yeah, I say make it a monthly or twice-a-month thing. It can be pretty good (even great) and is a great community...thing. As for the questions themselves, I don't see an issue with rarely asking serious questions. Maybe slightly more often, but not the majority. Unless that's what the community wants overall. Maybe half and half?
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QotW is a horrible feature.

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@Pox22 said:
"So why not a question of the month and make a contest out of it?  We always got the best submissions when there was something to win. "
This, or kill it.
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Sometimes when we touch, the honesty's too much...

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Dude ryan seemed so bummed out at the end :(

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Edited By SockLobster

If you decide to keep QOTW, don't.

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@masterfaculty said:
" Like all QOTWs before it, it was amusing for about a minute, but then the great morass of sweltering neckbeards dragged it under the firmament. I'd rather see Vinny spend his time on more green screen abuse. "
I used to watch it for lemon but now there is nothing but sweat and cheeto dust
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Edited By john_doe132

i like question of the week, just don't publish ones that suck,

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@john_doe132 said:
" i like question of the week, just don't publish ones that suck, "
What's the difference between only publishing the good ones, and stopping the feature entirely?
 
I can't see one.
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@Ventilaator said:

" Most of the people who were for QOTW had completely depressingly awful videos to go with their support.  That's lovely. "

As this man said, the people who were making videos in support of QOTW were making perfect accidental arguments for why there should NOT be a QOTW.
 
The "COD Moment" video was the only one I've ever laughed at/with/over.
 
edit: Also, I stopped watching this video halfway in. Couldn't take any more.
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@Ventilaator:  occasionally you get some good ones, for instance the charmander one from a few weeks ago. But when a dude called yarn stores for over 3 minutes that was boring.
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@john_doe132 said:
" @Ventilaator:  occasionally you get some good ones, for instance the charmander one from a few weeks ago. But when a dude called yarn stores for over 3 minutes that was boring. "
When the only example of a good one comes from a single dude several weeks ago, it's clear that you've got a bad feature on your hands.
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Edited By john_doe132
@Ventilaator:  the main thing is for large productions you need time, maybe not every week, but once every month or two there should be something with prizes and stuff. I submitted and won the Noby Noby Boy contest 2 years ago and got 3 sweet free t-shirts out of it.