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Contest January-February 2017 Voting Thread

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Feb 3, 2017.

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Which Short Story or Stories Do you Like Best (choose up to five)?

Poll closed Mar 5, 2017.
  1. Story One: Hope Is In Order

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Story Two: Those Left Behind

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Story Three: Hammer of the Lost

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. Story Four: A Whimper

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Story Five: The Next Generation

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  6. Story Six: Sacred Duty

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  7. Story Seven: Sacred Spawning

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  8. Story Eight: Call of the Stars

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  9. Story Nine: Purpose

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
  10. Story Ten: The Ritual of Words Yet Unvoiced

    7 vote(s)
    33.3%
  11. Story Eleven: Commune

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  12. Story Twelve: Warlord of Sorrow

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  13. Story Thirteen: His Own Hands

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  14. Story Fourteen: Duty and Hatred

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  15. Story Fifteen: Vengeance’s Fire

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  16. Story Sixteen: Hope for Sun

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. discomute
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    discomute Well-Known Member

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    I have voted for less in the past. Most don't like it, but it is 'up to' five. I didn't this time around. I understand your sentiments, voting for 1/3 is a lot, but always the cream rises and the second tier stories split votes.
     
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  2. thedarkfourth
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    Fewer votes.
     
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  3. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    This rule I implemented seemed to be well-received since most people like voting. You are never required to use every vote. If popular opinion changes, I will cut back the number of votes.
     
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  4. pendrake
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    I think between: one vote per three entries and one vote per four entries is a good ratio.

    I think that the number of votes should always be rounded down. (If there had been only 14 entries; then only four votes.)
     
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  5. discomute
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    Yup agree with Pendrake
     
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  6. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    It is officially one vote for every three entries rounded down and has been for some time.
     
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  7. thedarkfourth
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    Hey Scalenex while you're here - can we please start getting our comps back up on the banner headlines? Maybe not during the submission phase but during voting the rest of the forum really ought to be noticing the quality we have here in fluff and stories.

    I mean, I know we can't aspire to be as Important and Worthy as the high-and-mighty model makers, but the golden serpent comp still has a banner for something that ended five months ago. And it looks like there's something called "AOS" as well?! Who even are these goons?
     
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  8. Bowser
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    Bowser Third Spawning

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    Goons? I think you will find the correct term is super villains. Well, in my case anyway, some of these guys may be goons.
     
  9. Qupakoco
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    None of us lesser mods have the power to control that, unfortunately. We will have to ask nicely.

    Fun bonus fact, if you're logged in you can click the little X and it goes away. I clicked mine a long time ago and has since forgotten the pleasures of the banner.
     
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  10. spawning of Bob
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    I clicked the little "x" in the corner of the screen and then I couldn't see anything at all, except my desk top background.
    You're a stoopid moderator Qups.

    (For more classic trolling, visit Warseer.com) ;)
     
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  11. spawning of Bob
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    More votes smooth the curve, make for exciting almost draws and allow for consolation or well done for entering votes. If we were playing for big money, less votes would be better.

    The math used until now has been good, but if entry numbers keep growing, it might be good to cap the max vote numbers at 5. We can discuss it during the next comp entry phase. We could even poll it.
     
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  12. discomute
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    It's a shame you can't vote like 5 votes to story x, 4 votes to story y, 3 votes to story z etc.
     
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  13. lordkingcrow
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    Like a rating system?
     
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  14. Qupakoco
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    I didn't know I was flexible enough to put my own foot in my mouth. Guess I better Alt+F4.
     
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  15. Carnikang
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    I think he means you have an allotted amount of votes (10 per say) and you can disperse however many you want across the board, adding more than one vote to an option (A gets 3, B gets 4, while C, D, and E get 1 each).
     
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  16. lordkingcrow
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    Not so big on that idea. I think it would be extremely unbalanced. However, the concept of allocating points to each story rather than voting might be an interesting concept.
     
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  17. pendrake
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    I think the polling system is unable to support that. Unless it can have two questions in one thread..??
     
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  18. Qupakoco
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    We're limited to one poll per thread.
     
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  19. Bowser
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    Next upgrade maybe!
     
  20. Qupakoco
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    Maybe. But then @NIGHTBRINGER would have his head explode from all the polling possibilities. I don't want that on my conscience.
     

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