Dwindling Voter Turnout
I see the old masters of our Threadless universe, and I often check out their ancient submissions every once in a while. You know, the classics. Submissions from several years ago, and they've all garnered ~1500 votes each.
i see submissions now, and the average design will achieve, on average, around 300.
Obviously, we have quite a decline in the number of people scoring.
My question: Why?
From what I can tell, Threadless still seems to be growing and expanding. As a result of that, shouldn't there be more of a voter turnout instead of less?
I guess what I've been wondering is what made people lose incentive to vote. Is it because Threadless introduced the ability to see yours and others scores before scoring ended? Did that take some of the excitement out of the scoring community? Have newcomers to the site disregarded that this is no regular online store - that they are part of the community that keeps it going? Perhaps it's ancient aliens. Or perhaps is it one of those things that everyone knows about except for me, in which case I end up looking like an uninformed n00b. I'm asking you.!
So, why do you think the Threadless voter turnout has declined?
While you're here... Shameless self promotion of my latest sub.