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Let's sum things up.
1) None of the sets in this poll will run via this method of voting with no added work.
2) Those wanting Penumbra hopefully paid attention to the Penumbra thread on GeekHack as Penumbra Round 2 went up on Originative and is already sold out.
3. If you want any of these sets to be run, do the work to create the information needed by Signature Plastics (colors per key, keys needed, any specific graphics in vector format for novelties), submit the information to SP for a price request. Receive that price request then submit to a vendor for group buy. If that vendor is MassDrop, best of luck as communication from designers is hit/miss.
I'm a little confused. Isn't the point of the poll to let Massdrop know what people are intesested in? I don't exactly know how it works but I would have thought that someone at Massdrop looks at the popular polls, contacts the manufacturer/supplier with an estimated number of orders, sets up a drop, collects orders and money, etc...
If not then what is the point of Massdrop allowing these polls if nothing will come of it. At the end of the day isn't Massdrop essentially a way to facilitate group buys.
It depends. If the vote is from the designer of the set looking to have it run, MassDrop can take that information work with the designer behind the scenes to get the additional paperwork required by SP to run the set.
In the case of keysets like this particular vote, no. This isn't a poll from a designer with a design ready to run. It's simply a wish poll from people wanting previously run sets to run again. MassDrop doesn't just call up Signature Plastics and say, "hey, run another set of Penumbra." They wait for a designer to step in and have all the paperwork SP will need.
As to MassDrop, yes, they can facilitate the group buy. What they don't do in this case is create all the information necessary for Signature Plastics to actually produce the desired sets. That includes creating the colorway, determining profile, creating the vector files needed for any novelties, creating the kits, and posting an interest check on the various keyboard forums. That's all typically done by the person/people creating the colorway.
It's like I previously said, if you want one of those sets re-run, you'll need to line up all the paperwork needed and probably submit a pricing request to SP and have all that ready, then submit to MassDrop's vendor email as well as putting up a separate poll strictly for that colorway and probably putting up an interest check on some/all the major keyboard forums.
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