At 9/7/06 02:43 PM, Rucklo wrote:
its a good idea, but then it must be decided from the beginning that ALL songs wil recive judging. Also as of now, each song that get judged recieve not only one, but four judgements from four different judgings.
It is definately not a system that can be used for contests such as this, but on a realistic level I do not think situations like this will arise in great quantity, so a standard judge system should be designed to handle the contests that are inside normal parameters.
That is I believe why you deemed backup judges a necessity, seeing as there is NO system that can be designed to gaurantee a judge will remain.
"streamed" judging is a good idea, but it´s also quite unreliable, since one can never know how many ppl will actually sign up for the contest. also there is a risc that judges would drop out after a week or two... those are the cons.
For this reason I also believe that contestants SHOULD be able to judge as well should they choose to, just not their own song. Why? Because having a judge's piece in the contest will be a greater incentive to do the work they promised to do, seeing as their own work is in the contest and by pressure alone, may get judges to get up and do the work.
Another con would be whatever song submitted by person MUST be the final song, seeing as changing their mind will make judges do pointless work, and trust me, that will piss the judges off, and thats never a good thing for future contests.
do you have any more pro´s and perhaps twists and ideas? shoot ´em out :)
The pros to this is of course, instantaneous results when deadline hits, or at the most 2 days after deadline ends to enable a day of lazyness, and perhaps a day to get the remaining few songs judged.
And to handle the multiple judgement situation multiple judges can be assigned the same song, in a matrix grid. Of course, keeping tabs and track will be up to the co-ordinater, which I assume is either you or LJCoffee as of this date.
Day 1 - 4 songs entered
(Songs designated a number by arrival, so 1 is... well song 1
J1: 1 - 2 - 4
J2: 1 - 3 - 4
J3: 2 - 3
J4: 1 - 2 - 4
J5: 2 - 3
J6: 1 - 3 - 4
Day 2 - 3 songs entered
J1: 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 7
J2: 1 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7
J3: 2 - 3 - 5 - 6
J4: 1 - 2 - 4 - 6
J5: 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 7
J6: 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7
If a judge leaves, a backup judge takes the load, of whichever songs were left, or if all the songs were unleft, then all of them. Should the load be too large then the songs be dispered evenly (not all of them) amongst the other judges.