At 3/4/05 06:06 PM, gfoxcook wrote:
At 3/3/05 11:17 PM, Bezman wrote:
Yeah, I saw that and wondered to myself - will a few folk be tempted to include punctuation before their title, just to have it higher on the list?I thought of that yesterday, actually, but didn't want to say anything for fear of giving any jackasses ideas. I suspect that we will find more and more flash authors placing dashes or double-quotes in front of their titles... or making sure to start their titles with words like "A" or "An" or ones featuring other high-up-in-the-alphabet letters. The only question is... how many of THOSE flashes are going to be good enough to get on the front page and/or win one of the top 5 daily awards each day? That remains to be seen.
I doubt it, but it was an interesting thing to ponder for a few seconds.
I'm sure loads of folk would have instantly thought of it the moment they realised how it was ordered. As you imply though, most decent artists wouldn't bother with such things probably.
A more meaningful question would perhaps be - will there be any corellation between placement on the list and score? If not, it doesn't matter either way.
Obviously some will have been seen beforehand, but for lesser-known things, the folk who only have time to watch some may well have watched those at one end of the list. Then again, maybe not...
Just to check, there's slightly under 25 hours left now, right? I mean, I presume the deadline's the NG roll-over, i.e. around 5amGMT?liljim said it will end at 11:59:59 PM ET (i.e. NG time) tonight, yes.
Cheers for the help with clarification. I wasn't sure, knowing little about US times...
At 3/3/05 02:22 PM, Bezman wrote:
I had too much free time back then. :::swallows:::
At 3/2/05 11:50 PM, gfoxcook wrote:
We're only human, man. Not robots.So says one of the guys who voted on thousands to raise the judgement level.
I think we both spend too much here now. Specially over the past 4 days...
Are you sure you don't still have too much free time?
Plus, um... most of the time I was just voting 3 or whatever was close enough to the flash's existing score... and not spending a lot of time watching them, reviewing them, or thinking about them all that much (though I did find some old gems while doing the process).
To be honest, I still don't understand what the point in having the votes be cast by humans was, if all the humans weren't bothering to watch the entry anyway.
Not that it matters now.
So, yeah... voting in the templist to get NG changed over from 100 votes UJ to 200 votes UJ... was nowhere near as tiresome as trying to watch 150 movies in a couple days. At least we had several months to do it, yanno?
Yeah. It certainly took far longer than I'd have expected. The vast majority of the past 4 days for myself. I certainly won't be spending quite as much time on March's submissions. I'll probably just watch them once and not leave reviews so it could be a fairly pleasurable day off.
When I review I like to make sure I put some thought into it, so I stopped reviewing around the 'e's, then went through the rest in a comparatively reasonable amount of time.
I don't think I could ever bring myself to vote not having given them all a chance and knowing I may be missing out on some other gems though.
Congratulations Tom. You've succeeded in brainwashing me. Soon the process will be complete and I'll be but a minion.
Seriously though, just because I know how it'd be if I was up there, I like to be as considerate to the authors as I can afford to be.
At 3/4/05 04:48 PM, scottmale24 wrote:
I'm eligible for some reason. Hm.Experience: Ranked # 2,792 out of 693,193 users!
There are 792+ people ahead of you in experience who weren't active enough during February to qualify as one of the "top 2000 active exp users." That's the only reason, it ain't a mystery, man.
I think some dude in ranked #3,0xx was able to vote thanks to experience points.
Are accounts kept open forever? I remember back when I used to frequent chat, some dude passing by who stated he'd last logged in 3 years ago, or something like that, and was amazed to see his account still existed.
That was a few years back though. If still no accounts have been deleted through lack of use, it's rather amazing and impressive.
Still, I suppose the space used is negligible considering the content hosted here.
Speaking of which, I noted the population of the portal is no longer shown. Let's see... 55,173? Is that right? I remember when Blam points were introduced, it went down to around 16k, didn't it?