At 3/1/05 10:26 PM, Portal_Diver wrote:
At 3/1/05 10:22 PM, Deadlock32 wrote:
So, if I was part of a submission with multiple authors and I didnt submit it did I loose my spot on the judging... or was I not active enought during feb?Ya, only authors who submited (i.e the first name) gets to be on the judging pannal and also you need to be active to be on it.
What are you TALKING about? The judging panel is NOT made of ONLY flash artists. You're probably one of the same people who thinks that people who haven't made flashes/submitted flashes aren't qualified to review flashes here on NG, aren't you.
ACTIVE users who deposit EXPERIENCE, whether or not they have any flash movies on NG, are part of the judging panel. You are expected to have seen some of the entries during February (since you are active), and you are supposed to know what makes up a good NG flash due to your high (1+ year's worth) of exp. We've voted on a lot of movies, we've WATCHED a lot of movies. We've blammed and protected a lot of movies, as well, though that doesn't seem to matter for the panel's qualifications, only exp does.
... Although I think with so many inactive high-exp people... the bottom range of the top 2000 ACTIVE depositors is probably under 3650 exp. Not positive on that, though.
At 3/1/05 10:41 PM, Deadlock32 wrote:
No im asking if, because I am not the author the submitted the movie if that is the reason why I can't be on the judging.
Again, author status has nothing to do with whether you can judge the movies or not. It's supposed to be anyone in the top 2000 exp who is active. You're in the top 2000 exp, so... if you don't see the link Tom showed a picture of in your GG menu, the explanation must be that you haven't deposited your exp enough or whatever to count as an ACTIVE member for the purposes of the panel's requirements.
At 3/1/05 11:09 PM, RussianDumbass wrote:
haha, I get to be one of the judges. magnificent.
(only because I got one of my submissions in there)
vooooteeee Mindless Havoc!!!
Let's keep the whoring down to a minimum, eh wot? The judges will vote for whoever they want to vote for, including you. Use your vote for Mindless Havoc, but please don't plead with other people to vote the same way. o_o
At 3/1/05 11:59 PM, Beezer wrote:
I think this is a great idea and am looking forward to voting. My only concern is the number of movies nominated. I wield my vote responsibly around Newgrounds and never vote until I've watched an entire flash. I fear that 150 is too much for me to watch in four days. I think maybe 50 would be a more manageable number for myself.
You're lucky February only has 28 days, or there'd be even MORE than 150 movies, there'd be 165 if it had 31 days (5 * 3 = 15 extra daily award winners).
As for watching all 150... Look, for the Academy Awards, there are 5 nominees for every category, and it'd be GREAT if all the voters watched ALL the movies that were related to the nominees for the categories they're voting on. But the basic truth (and this is no secret) is that many of the voters don't have the time nor inclination to watch that many movies. And they have a YEAR's worth of time to do so, I might add. After the nominations are made a few months before the awards, "sample DVDs" or whatever are made up for all the voters, and it's basically a ton of clips. They don't all vote on the entirity of movies, though if they're voting for an actor, they may watch all of the main scenes and dialogue... and if they're voting for special effects, they will see all of the main SFX sequences, etc. etc.
The reason I just told that story is that it is clear that few of the voters for the top 5 flash of the 150 nominees will be watching the ENTIRITY of all 150 flashes. You have a few options. If, like me, you have seen a lot, but not all of the movies, during the past month... then you can spend the next couple of days watching the ones you wanted to get around to watching anyway, anything that strikes your eyes, and perhaps stuff you already saw but want to watch again to compare to the other stuff. If you don't get around to everything, so be it.
OR... you can try to watch at least a sampling of all the movies/games. OR... you can just go based off of what you already know. Dive in and rank your 5 favourite right now. That might not seem fair to the other entries, but let's say you're a huge X-Men fan. Those two X-Men movies are probably getting your #1 and #2 votes, no matter HOW good most of the other stuff is, whether you watch it or not. And then you've got 3 more spots to fill out for your #3, 4, and 5. And let's say you love Alpine Skiing and you loved Destination Mouth and you loved Bunnykill. Well? I say you vote for those five movies. Go and check out some other movies if you have the time... to make sure that you don't find a fluke awesome movie that's better than one of those five. But don't feel guilty if you don't have the time to watch all 150. A partially informed vote on this matter is much better than not casting your ballot at all. There are PLENTY of voters, and any ignorance you have of some great work will be more than made up for by the voters who have seen those flashes that you missed.
(gasp, pant, wheeze).