Poser is included because it’s users equate to at least 50% of this forum community, whether people like to admit it or not, and because Poser Debute is free, not a copy included in the price of a magazine.
And Cows are sometimes the cause of problems, not the solution, but there is a solution to the worst problem about cows.
I don’t think I read anywhere a denial of the number of Poser users. Perhaps I missed something? The point made, which seems to be ignored, is that it’s a bizarre exclusion in a DAZ sponsored contest. I read many times it [the contest] is supposed to be fun. I seem to recall when I was a scrawny little kid, being picked last for the team (or excluded completely) wasn’t particularly fun. I take it as, “go home, you’re not as big as us, we don’t want you to play.” Sounds fun to me.
As Sock pointed out in the other thread, nothing is free. You have to be able to pay for the internet connection and fast bandwidth to download DAZ Studio and Poser. You have to pay for the electricity to power your computer. Yes, you may have to pay for a magazine, but it’s still advertised as free, with DAZ’s blessing. Seems to me if something is labeled as free it should be eligible.
It’s whomever’s contest, so they can have whatever rules they want. Even exclusionary rules. Personally, I would think DAZ would want contests to include the widest range of customers.