At 3/2/05 02:26 AM, XwaynecoltX wrote:
At 3/2/05 01:43 AM, someone_else wrote:
Wow, there are a lot of flash that I'll need to watch. Better get started... tomorrow.Not really... i seen all thease and i still say increase the number of selected nominations...
So are there a significant number of others you would have voted for?
Spare a thought for those of us who haven't seen most of them and want to be totally fair!
At 3/2/05 02:16 AM, gfoxcook wrote:
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.
I suppose I agree that a partially informed vote is better than none at all, but I would strongly urge folk to watch as many as they can.
If folk rely on others to vote for those they may have missed, then we'd end up with a basically skewed 'popularity vote' rather than a genuinely well informed vote of quality as I think the panel was meant to generate.
I was going to suggest again that the voting time be lengthened to 7 days but I suppose if the voting possible winners are known beforehand, as they will be this month, folk will be able to watch them in their own time beforehand anyway.
Maybe that could be turned into a secret or something for easier reference than looking up the bot's various posts and the frontpage archive? Have a link to see 'the shortlist thus far' or something like that.
Personally, I'd like to see the shortlist be clearly available, but voting only start some days after it's completed, to lessen the sense of urgency and to send a clear note that now is the time to watch a few more movies if you'd like it to be fairer.
Also, maybe in future you could sort of allow other people to pick possible as well as yourself and the main NG team?
Maybe allow people to select a movie for consideration to entry, then others would be able to vote against/for this decision if part of the panel. Then based on their decisions, and maybe a final veto/approval from you, that entry could be entered.
As you mentioned earlier, it'd be nice to give recognition to those who fall outwith the top daily 5 and this may be a way of doing that and also pleasing the ultra hardcore like XwaynecoltX.