Regarding the "Ladies First" Contest

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  1. Carl

    Carl Administrator Staff Member

    Women make up half the world, and we want to help them be more involved in tech. We understand that our contest was in bad taste, and have therefore pulled it. All participants will be contacted for prizes.

    We apologize and we will course correct for the future. At the same time, we would love to hear your feedback on how we can better get women involved in tech.
     
  2. dsmonteiro

    dsmonteiro Moderator Coordinator

    It's good to see OnePlus addressing people's feedback so fast.

    Thank you for this.
     
  3. Dexter Morgan

    Dexter Morgan Senior Moderator

    I have to disagree with people who said it was sexist. Oneplus was simply trying to give the minority in the forum (women) a chance at some prizes. What's wrong with that? Now I know the rules weren't in good taste ('The top 50 liked pictures'), but they could have changed that. I guess The Verge had nothing better to do than to blow something so simple out of proportions. Thanks for the gesture Oneplus. It's just sad how people will continually find a reason to complain/argue/go against something just because.
     
  4. Sammekl

    Sammekl Level: Gingerbread

    Should of thought of the consequences before launching the thread and creating false hopes...
     
  5. mandylee

    mandylee Level: Honeycomb

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  6. Graham_w_94

    Graham_w_94 Level: Ice Cream Sandwich

    You did good to involve woman, people are just too sensitive!
     
  7. Illiesyna

    Illiesyna Level: Ice Cream Sandwich

    It's a shame people took it the wrong way... I was just about to post my picture too :( At least I have a nifty avatar now.
     
  8. beleaf

    beleaf Level: KitKat

    Wise decision removing the contest. It was a popularity contest more than trying to get women involved in technology, especially with how the content was written.
     
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  9. 70n

    70n Level: Jelly Bean

    Fake and gay
     
  10. EvilSpeaks

    EvilSpeaks Level: KitKat

    Tell them I'm free and single and they will come
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  11. mareoser

    mareoser Level: Honeycomb

    That is a good question!! if you guys found out let me know!!!
     
  12. Xeph20

    Xeph20 Level: KitKat

    You had your heart in the good place but it was wrongly executed
     
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  13. juanardeparis

    juanardeparis Level: Éclair

    UPDATE:

    I just got an update from Carl about the prizes for those who participated:

    https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/for-those-who-participated-in-the-ladies-first-contest.87222/

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    Thanks for the update @Carl.
    I don't think the contest was at all as it has been portrayed in some of the tech blogs like The Verge, hence why I participated. It seemed like a good contest to me, it even encouraged me to subscribe to the forums! We live in a time where 80% of us post stuff to social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, just to receive a few likes. I don't see why doing the same thing in a contest would 'objectify' any women, but I understand that some people might see it that why, therefore I think that cancelling the contest was the right move.
    Keep up the great work!
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
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  14. prstorero

    prstorero Level: KitKat

    I don't think it should have been pulled, but of course many people and media will bash you for it and call it "sexist".

    I'll also leave what I posted in another thread "Good grief. So they're giving the minority (women) a much better chance at winning an invite in a predominately sausage fest of a forum, and you have an issue with that? I don't mind if they allow a much smaller group of people a better chance to win...."
     
  15. David_22

    David_22 Level: Honeycomb

    The intention is what really matters
     
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  16. Seddary

    Seddary Level: Jelly Bean

    No woman No cry
     
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  17. WarNeverChanges

    WarNeverChanges Level: Gingerbread

  18. Bilhouse

    Bilhouse Level: Gingerbread

  19. jshjx

    jshjx Level: KitKat

    i dont see anything wrong with the contest. people are just too sensitive! im happy with how u guys went out to try and give out more invites. cheers to you guys! keep it up and dont let haters pull u down
     
  20. Martin Hotmann

    Martin Hotmann Senior Moderator

    I thing the Women Thread was a cool Idea ;)
    *Thumb up*
     
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