At 2/23/05 05:11 PM, TomFulp wrote:
So James is feverishly coding up a really neat system, one that combines high ranking users (we're talking more than a year of deposits) with top ranking artists to come together and vote on the monthly top five submissions. I know, I know... You are all worried about cheaters, all worried about corporate Flash winning, yada yada... Well, as of right now I am feeling very optimistic. Let me just say I think this system will work and I think it will be fair and just. I think the pool of voters will have the right sensibilities to ensure worthy artists take home the prize. Like the rest of NG, it's all one big experiment and I am excited to see the result.
Sounds good. I presume there will be another post on the front page after the panel is decided, so those who are hoping to be part of this will know their loss?
On that note, I suggest LilJim also takes into consideration those who honestly try to write hundreds of helpful reviews... ;-)
Seriously though, I was gobsmacked back when I saw the announcement. This is probably the biggest thing to happen on NG whilst I've been here. I honestly think that however you handle it, people will respond in kind. Do it as a commercial company might, and sure, people may get greedy.
But with your intentions and attitude, I too am positive about the whole experiment. I'm confident it will encourage some to try harder.
Regarding companies, I basically feel something about this should be written in terms and agreements, maybe to be digitally signed when accepting the prize, or (once/if the prize becomes regular) in the submission bit.
Just so if something happens, you are always able to cause them some harm. Hehehe
One thing I'd say is that unless permission has specifically been granted to the flash author, copyrighted content probably shouldn't be allowed, to cover yourself. I almost feel like an idiot for stating that though. It's just that your comment in the other thread about copyrighted music not being grounds for disqualification confused me.
I presume you meant it would only be allowed if permission had been given?
I am also working with Stamper to prepare another surprise for the monthly winners, but I won't announce that unless we actually pull it off. :)
Oooh. Sounds exciting!
And not at all homo-erotic!
I ran the raffle for JANUARY and the winner is... The-Complex-Old-Man! So The-Complex-Old-Man just won $100. Congrats! :)
Prize fever indeed.