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Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2008 Game Pages Being Modified

  • From"Avri Klemer" <avri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 21 Mar 2008 09:32:07 -0400
As anyone who has taken a look at the Wiki this week knows, things got pretty ugly.
FWIW, I did revert the Martian 12s box back to the original one - I am not a fan of changing the rules midstream.  Although I voted against the change, I am happy to honor the new box going forward.
As a result of the ugliness, David has taken a leave of the community.  I understand how his style rubbed some people the wrong way, but he has been a dedicated supported of the Looneys and the proliferation of Icehouse games for a long time.  I think his leaving is a loss, and hope he chooses to return sooner rather than later.
I'll try and find time to post my IGDC notes on the last 8 games over the weekend . . .
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Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:37 PM
Subject: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2008 Game Pages Being Modified

This is a heads up to the list that the Win08 IGDC game pages are being modified to use a Winner Box which lists all below 3rd as "Other Entries".

This was done based on a "poll" which resolved (sort of) as 4 to 3 in favor. Looking more closely at the "poll" in terms of those affected (i.e. actual Participants), the results would be 2 to 1 against (two Participants against one) with three non-Participants offering input (in this case, in favor of an obfuscatory Winner Box). It is my considered opinion that those whose pages actually are changed by such a "poll resolution" be the only ones whose preferences matter, as their pages are the only ones affected.

Those of you with a stake in this "issue" might want to confirm that you are happy with the changes being made to your game pages.  I believe that this is in keeping with the general modus operandi of the IHG.org wiki: as a community, we respect a designer's right to present his or her game in whatever manner he or she wishes, and to accept (or hide, or reject) any kudoes or recognition it is given. Apparently, there are folks who believe the IHG.org wiki should conform to their particular preferences across all pages....


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