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Re: [Icehouse] Suggestions for future Icehouse Game Design Competitions

  • FromBryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 4 Nov 2009 17:42:55 -0500
I don't understand the concern about submitters voting, since they
cannot vote for their own work.  (That's true, right?)  Even if there
aren't many voters beyond the submitters, I think it is something
useful to do.  My wife is in a writer's group that has occasional
short story competitions; only those who submit vote, and she gets a
lot of value out of their votes and comments.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Dale Newfield <dale@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My point was that unless we have a solid plan for this last point, we
> shouldn't bother to have the contest.  I think it's silly to go through all
> the effort to hold the thing unless we expect that we'll have enough judges
> to make it successful.  I think we should decide beforehand what
> voter:submitter ratio we consider to be a success, so that we can evaluate
> later without emotion whether or not the contest was worthwhile.
> (I also think that while I don't mind if submitters vote, they shouldn't
> count as voters in the calculation of this ratio.)
> -Dale

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