On Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 10:23AM, "Andrew Plotkin" <erkyrath@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Jorge Arroyo wrote: > >> Hi, let's hear more opinions about the latest suggestion: To require >> contest entrants to submit a short paragraph of feedback for all the >> other entries to the contest in order for their own entry to be valid >> (about 3-5 lines of text), and to explicitly encourage judges to do the >> same (although they won't be forced to do it). > >Sounds reasonable. Although if you find the contest getting a lot longer >someday (fifteen entries, thirty or forty voters) you'd want to revoke >that rule -- it would be neither practical nor necessary. But this rule raises the barrier to entry for entrants, but not for judges. It would, I think, make for more focused contests, as only those really serious about it would be entering their game. I don't think there would be an increase in the number of entries.