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Msg# 6656

Re: points and various voting matters (Ainae) Posted by Marta Layton January 07, 2006 - 10:25:33 Topic ID# 6656

Hi Ainae,

> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 00:52:14 -0000
> From: "ainaechoiriel" <>
> Subject: Re: points and various voting matters
> <snippage>
>> I have to say that I wouldn't be in favor of using straight character
>> counts because one long glowing review could effectively keep the
>> other stories out of the running. I like the point system because
>> while it allows for more or less points, it also somewhat levels the
>> playing field. I think that using a straight character would would
>> have the effect of lessening the motivation of the readers leaving
>> the shorter reviews because (I'm guessing) they'd feel that it
>> wouldn't make any difference.
> I agree wholeheartedly.

See my earlier post (which I realise wasn't posted until after you
posted this): I'm not in favor of character count with no limits, I'm
in favor of character count up to a certain limit just like we have
points up to a certain limit (ten) and no more.


Msg# 6669

Re: points and various voting matters (Ainae) Posted by Marta Layton January 07, 2006 - 18:40:40 Topic ID# 6656
> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 17:51:22 -0600
> From: "Ainaechoiriel" <>
> Subject: RE: Re: Re: points and various voting matters
> Perhaps answered before me, but here it is anyway:
> We had decided that quotes longer than 2 lines were to be blockquoted.
> Quoting the story was not saying why you liked it. A reader can read
> those
> lines and decide for themselves in the story itself. It just amounts
> to
> stuffing a vote. We decided on a compromise because yes, sometimes
> you want
> to say "My favorite part was when Aragorn said, "....". So we set a
> length
> at which block quotes would have to be used, and yes, they were not
> counted.

Hi Ainae,

That was the rule last year. We've decided for this year that *all*
quotes will be blockquoted. That's largely because this year there was
LOADS of confusion over what exactly constituted a line, and just
having a simple rule without exceptions will be easier all around.