CPU Magazine Judging Fiasco
This petition is to protest the very poor judging at the nVision 2008 Case Modding contest. It is our opinion that the case mod that won, Blue Pearl, though showing excellent attention to detail almost does not qualify as a case mod and is more along the lines of an excellent PC build. Store bought components assembled in a pre modded case, no matter how well executed should NEVER have beaten out the truly great mods fielded for the contest--particularly Bod's Battlestar Galactica MOD, Craig's Rogue MOD, Triton's TF2 MOD, Green Sabbath and a host of others. We challenge CPU Magazine to do the right thing and adhere to their own posted judging criteria. The winning mod does not even come close to winning on the items in that criteria, plain and simple. Not one single publication, online or in print, that sent photographers or cameramen even noticed the winning mod. That by definition excludes it from outside the box thinking and wow factor. We sign this petition as a members of the modding community wishing to show solidarity. CPU Magazine uses mods from our community to boost it's circulation. We would like to send the message that we will not just ignore this slight to respected members of our community. The judging at nVision 2008 borders on insulting. We would also hope that readers and advertisers of CPU Magazine, both current and future, would question the relevance of any review or articles published by a magazine that not only can't tell a mod from a PC build, but apparently can't read their own judging criteria. With that in mind, this petition will be sent to as many of the advertisers in CPU Magazine as we can in the hopes that other companies will stand with our community in calling CPU Magazine to task on this judging fiasco. We challenge CPU Magazine to do the right thing.