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      06-03-2010, 10:57 PM   #45
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It seems to me that COTM just might be a Photography Contest: D Just my 2 Cents
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      06-03-2010, 11:10 PM   #46
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haha I can't believe this thread is actually going on...

Who cares... just mod for yourself; don't get too caught up with this whole "forum reputation" thing.

Your car is indeed very nicely modded and you've dropped easily $40k into it. I applaud as well as envy you!!
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      06-03-2010, 11:32 PM   #47
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This site is weird sometimes. I'm not sure what the rules are, but I voted for you just now- AGAIN- three more times.

Maybe that's the deal. The previous COTM winners had their mothers vote for them all day long.

Moderators- You guys are so quick to move threads, delete posts, close threads- What's up with this? How about a little transparency or are the rules posted somewhere?
Moderators are NOT involved in the COTM selection process.
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      06-04-2010, 02:01 AM   #48
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Every car well most that IND built should have got it as well as you Bob !!
Shit even though I don't have brake upgrades I should have got some love .....
You had my vote buddy
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Lets protest !!!
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I am surprised Bob that no one has commented on the REAL reason you didn't win COTM ... it's the elephant in the room everyone wants to ignore ... it is obviously discrimination due toward your sexual preference to farm animals. There I said it ... everyone can breathe now.
Dammit I knew it!! Maybe I must publicly apologize for diddling with goats vagines?
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haha I can't believe this thread is actually going on...

Who cares... just mod for yourself; don't get too caught up with this whole "forum reputation" thing.

Your car is indeed very nicely modded and you've dropped easily $40k into it. I applaud as well as envy you!!
I think this thread is hilarious!! May iy go for at least 10 pages, as people should speak their minds and have some fun at the same time
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It seems to me that COTM just might be a Photography Contest: D Just my 2 Cents
I believe it is. I should go and pose with my car at the zoo, and get some wife angled shots, with some photo shop techniques, that will do it no???
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      06-04-2010, 04:12 AM   #49
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I have always wanted to ask the same questions...

I have shot a few cars professionally and provided the community with decent photographs and yet we still lost them all. My next prospective COTM member is awei, his car is honestly more than enough already for "exclusive". From cosmetics to performance and even the bbk...

Good luck in the future bro
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      06-04-2010, 08:26 AM   #50
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Maybe it's because of that God awful license plate?










...But seriously, sweet looking ride, or whip or whatever the kids are calling cars nowadays
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      06-04-2010, 08:49 AM   #51
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Moderators are NOT involved in the COTM selection process.
Well, then who is? I found the thread from Mark who was (or is) involved in the selection process and he is listed as a moderator. Has this changed or is Mark an owner or what the hell is going on... Just to repost it again:

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1) You can only vote once and the system will basicly only record one vote per person.

2) You can vote for any car you like, past or present. But I have my own criteria that basicly a car can only be COTM once. But I think like you said, if a car has an extreme makeover and becomes some all together different then maybee it can be COTM twice, I don't know really, depends on how the voting goes I guess.

Let me know if anyone has any other good suggestions!

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So what's up now if this is not the case????
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      06-04-2010, 12:26 PM   #52
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Well, then who is? I found the thread from Mark who was (or is) involved in the selection process and he is listed as a moderator. Has this changed or is Mark an owner or what the hell is going on... Just to repost it again:



So what's up now if this is not the case????
Mark and Jason are Admins for this site. Not really Moderators.
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      06-04-2010, 07:36 PM   #53
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Mark and Jason are Admins for this site. Not really Moderators.
So Mark and Jason choose the COTM based on the votes and some discretion, correct?
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      06-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #54
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Your car is pretty nice but I'll dare to say it, it's pretty tacky/presumptuous to self-nominate yourself.
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      06-07-2010, 03:59 PM   #55
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I disagree. The two site Admins don't possibly see every single post and don't search them for COTM. So unless somebody nominates the car, the admins may never see it. So that's why I don't find anything wrong with nominating your own car.
How do you exactly know what they do?

Maybe they get notified when someone clicks Recommend this car as car of the month. It's still attention seeking and presumptuous IMO to say, hey, I'm better. There's something to be said about some humility.
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      06-07-2010, 04:50 PM   #56
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Yeah I don't think there is any voting at all for COTM. You can nominate to bring attention to a thread. The owners make the final decision.





Here is a checklist of my observations of the owners' subjective tastes:

Member Check:
  • Has this member won COTM previously?
    • If so, same vehicle?
      • If so, significant transformation?
  • Do I dislike this member for any reason?
  • Has this member rubbed me in the wrong way?
Wheel Check:
  • Are the wheels authentic?
    • If not authentic, has the particular wheel design been diluted or is it still fresh?
    • Is it an "acceptable" replica?
      • CSL reps are fine, most OEM inspired reps are fine
      • LM reps are not fine
      • HRE reps = HRE ; virtually no visible difference for the monoblock
  • Are the wheels tasteful?
    • Tacky?
    • Overdone?
Overall Mod Check:
  • Do the mods have a consistent flow?
    • Consistent Theme? (all OEM?) (JDM inspired?)
    • Unique mods?
    • Overcooked?
      • not to be confused with innovation
  • Are the mods too familiar with a previous COTM?
    • If too familiar, has a reasonable time elapsed?
    • Is the mod still current?
Photography Check:
  • Will this car look good on the front page?
  • Is the car consistent with the e90post vision?





That aside, I noticed LMs and LM-Rs will never get old. Most of the COTM winners boil down to:
  • Complete OEM mods, from the wheels to the splitters.
  • High-end JDM wheels + complete modded package.

Some sections will be weighted differently. When the e92 M3 first came out, I'd imagine the photography and presentation probably held a higher factor since mods weren't as practical at such an early stage.

OP's car probably fell under the "too familiar category." OP's car probably would have been COTM in 2009.

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      06-07-2010, 05:21 PM   #57
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Also, the title of COTM is a mere illusion, a feature. The owners likely initially designed it to showcase the community and the advancements of the related platform (e90/e92/M3) to attract more member registrations. This feature was made more and more fleshed out and presumably some members are now actually taking this illusory title seriously.

As a feature, therefore, COTM is not an actual "title." Everyone in this thread now knows COTM is purely the subjective tastes of the owners. There is no objective standard here. At best a COTM hopeful can attempt to mod a vehicle based on the owners' subjective tastes but that would be pretty pathetic.

If OP didn't "win"--or better put: if the OP's vehicle was not chosen to be featured for a particular month, the owners simply liked another car better.

That's it.
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      06-10-2010, 10:32 PM   #58
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to be honest, i feel as if COTM is more like TOTM (thread of the month). The one that has the most impressive pictures, not just shows the mods. maybe thats why?

but nice car i love it
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      12-03-2010, 01:36 AM   #59
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Funny, I just found this thread because today my dad and I were talking about how you become COTM. My buddys 335 that I helped mod is COTM on e90post this month. Thats what brought up the conversation, so I looked to see how it all works.

Anyway, I mod for myself but would def like to be COTM some time. Maybe after I remake my splitter and take some new pics Ill have a chance.

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