rousselle wrote:Hey, gang.
Mike and the Moderators (pretty cool band name, don't you think?) are working out the details behind the scenes, but while that's going on... do any of y'all have any constructive suggestions for tweaks you might like to see to either the categories or the structure of how the voting (and the contest) are handled? Speaking only for myself, I don't imagine we want to perform any major overhauls to something that seems to be producing pretty solid results (not to mention some fun in participation), but if you have any suggestions that might make the results more solider (solidder?), or the participation more funner, now might be a good time to float them.
Siiiince you asked, I'm going to throw out a suggestion. It's based on my dislike of the current system where you vote for what you think will win as opposed to what you believe is the best. I'd like it to be considered that every entry has two votes, one set for what you believe is the best of 2017, and one set for what you believe will actually win.
This proposal does have a minor flaw in that it encourages voters to vote the same in both votes to slightly improve their chances of winning prizes, buuut it's better than the current system which encourages people not to vote at all for what they think is the best but to vote for what they think is going to get the most votes by other people (this means Lotrek will win every single year until we're all dead). Another possible option besides dual voting is trying to guess how many votes the #1 place will win over #2 by in each category, or something...
I'm just talking out loud here, hoping I'm not the only one who thinks this way (even though I've already been made fun of for this opinion!)