So, How Are Your Slogans Scoring...?
So far, I can't break 30% on anything. Most settle into the 'teens. I'm not sure that's a bad thing at all.
Overall, submissions are limited. I think that may mean that the staff can basically review everything that's subbed, or at least those with a double-digit score after a week of voting.
And realistically, out of however many people are visiting Threadless in any given time period to shop, if 15% of them liked a design, I imagine that works out pretty well for Threadless. I kept a half-assed eye on Pirates when they reprinted it: it looked like over ten a day sold, until lately when the sizes available became limited. I'm sure there are multiple hundreds of folks visiting to buy on any given day, if /everywhere is anything to go by (and I think it is). If there are 1000 shirts sold in a day, and Pirates sold ten, that's 1%. From peeking in on /everywhere, I'm fairly sure more than 1000 shirts are sold in a day, and yet it was worth their while to print Pirates. And then re-print it.
Getting scores for slogans in the 60-80% range under the old system was a nice ego boost, but it didn't mean something was getting printed (i.e. Jess' Time Machine, Courtney's slew of goodness, and others my brain is not conjuring at the moment). But I think, under the new system, maybe any slogan with a score above 10% has a pretty good chance if the staff likes it.
So how are your scores working out?