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    Default Vote Padilla, Dlagnev, US Women in USOC Twitter Vote

    The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced its Twitter voting is now open for March Male & Female Athletes of the Month.

    Fans are encouraged to vote and re-tweet the poll links.

    Representing USA Wrestling are freestyle wrestler Tervel Dlagnev, women?s freestyle wrestler Tatiana Padilla. Both won gold medals on international tours during March and had strong performances at the World Cup events in their style. USA Wrestling is also nominating the 2010 U.S. Women?s World Cup Team for the USOC Team of the Month, after its strong second-place finish at the Women?s World Cup.

    http://twtpoll.com/p1eqre (Vote for Tervel Dlagnev)

    http://twtpoll.com/4djz69 (Vote for Tatiana Padilla)

    http://twtpoll.com/0gvve4 (Vote for the U.S. Women?s World Cup Wrestling Team)

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    Done
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    Default Re: VOTE PADILLA, DLAGNEV, US Women in USOC Twitter VOTE

    Tatiana Padilla and the Women's Freestyle Team are no longer in the lead. Let's push them back to the top!
    VOTE!

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    Default Re: VOTE PADILLA, DLAGNEV, US Women in USOC Twitter VOTE

    BUMP ... 25 reads? Wow. That's maybe 100 total reads on three message boards combined. I can tell we really want to support our athletes. It's "just" a twitter vote, but is it hard for wrestling fans to click some radio buttons three times? It takes 30 seconds.

    Then again, if only seven registered members have read this thread, I'm really speaking to no one. We complain about coverage of the international people, but don't even give them the time of day to open a thread, let alone click three buttons to vote for them.

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    Default Re: VOTE PADILLA, DLAGNEV, US Women in USOC Twitter VOTE

    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    BUMP ... 25 reads? Wow. That's maybe 100 total reads on three message boards combined. I can tell we really want to support our athletes. It's "just" a twitter vote, but is it hard for wrestling fans to click some radio buttons three times? It takes 30 seconds.

    Then again, if only seven registered members have read this thread, I'm really speaking to no one. We complain about coverage of the international people, but don't even give them the time of day to open a thread, let alone click three buttons to vote for them.
    Dlagnev has 83% of the vote, so apparently wrestling supports its athletes more than other sports...
    Last edited by Gold; 04-08-2010 at 09:42 AM.


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    Default Re: VOTE PADILLA, DLAGNEV, US Women in USOC Twitter VOTE

    But nothing on why Tatiana and the U.S. Women aren't getting the votes?

    Perhaps the better question is why aren't these threads getting reads ...

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    And when the Grapplers were up earlier this year, their entire community voted. Just over 200 votes per? Vote for Tervel, I guess that's all we care about. There's three styles of wrestling people, and three votes per month.

    I guess one minute of time is too much to ask. I'm not going to lighten up, because every time I see someone complaining about how things aren't being done to promote our athletes, I'll look back and see how many times the wrestling community takes one minute out of their day to vote for our men and women and draw a comparison.

    No point in easing up. My job is to promote our athletes.

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    Hey Tatiana is only slightly behind Jones and the women's team is tied with the sled hockey team.

    Doing what I can to keep this thread on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    But nothing on why Tatiana and the U.S. Women aren't getting the votes?

    Perhaps the better question is why aren't these threads getting reads ...
    I don't know why the threads aren't getting read, it's a good question. I can offer a little bit of my own general perspective, though. I'm not writing this because I feel like my justifications are special or anything, but because there might be other people out there like me and it might help you understand your audience a little more (and I'm not implying you aren't generally familiar with them).

    I voted for Dlagnev because I follow/cheer for him a good bit and I know he won the Medved last month. That's a good feat, but I have no idea who those other guys from other sports are or what they accomplished in the last month. For all I know they just did some of the most remarkable things in the history of sports. Because of my own ignorance, I felt a little silly voting for Tervel. After all, those other sports are fringe sports just like wrestling, and maybe those athletes have earned the recognition.

    I didn't vote for Padilla, however, because I've never heard of her (I know, my own ignorance), know nothing about her, and have no idea what she's done in the last month.
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