Demo123 wrote:How is the in-built poll non reliable?It's not that the poll function is unreliable, it certainly is reliable, but it's designed for First Past the Post. Since the trailer contest uses the Alternative Vote (Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE), I have to use a Google Docs form.
I could easily make more than a dozen of votes with the voting system you made, just change my name and vote. Do that a couple of dozen times and there you go.
Here if you want to do that you need to make a new account everytime you want to vote.
Ain't nobody got time for that.
"Why would you use Alternative Vote?"
The trailer is a pretty important representation of the community, so I want to ensure the community gets the best representation of themselves as possible.
"By that logic, you should have accepted Pancake's submission"
At the time, I acted strict by rejecting it due to being past-deadline. I would add it now, but then it would cause inconvenience to those who already voted (almost 40 pending or conformed last time I checked), so I'm not going to add it into the ballot. Sure, if only 5 or so people voted, I would add his in, but now, it's kind of late to add it in. However, I plan to use both the winner's and Pancake's trailers to help grow the community in the future.
"How will these trailers be used for community growth?"
I want that to be a surprise at this current moment. It isn't guaranteed that I will use the method I'm planning, but it will probably be used. When the time comes(when it's guaranteed), I'll let you know. For now, BE PATIENT YOU MUST.
"How do we know you're not rigging the polls?"
When I announce the winner in either Newsletter #12 or in a different thread, I will explain the process of counting the votes and provide you with a copy of the spreadsheet.
"What do the messages in the conformation PM mean?"
I have to write something in that box, so I'll probably just write some random thing, possibly a joke.
"Why haven't I received a conformation PM yet?"
There are 3 possible reasons:
- You used a number more than once
- Your name can't be PMed to
- I haven't checked yet
"How long do I have to conform my vote?"
Once voting ends, you can no longer conform your vote. (I will not be as strict with this rule as I was with the deadline).
Feel free to address any other concerns you may have.