Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] "Best of 2009" Procedure

  • FromBryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 19 Jun 2010 09:45:23 -0400
Name: Kristin told me that the Lab Report says "ICE Awards".

Rules: Good suggestions about labeling the rules to stay in the Lab,
and having a backup.

Email ballots: If I have internet access, I can check both my email
and geekmail.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to have a laptop with me;
if not, I'm sure someone will let me check things out while there.

Here's the ballot I posted on Ryan's geeklist:



__ Crosswalk
__ Quicksand
__ Stack Control

Instructions: In each blank, place one of:
X - I haven't played the game
1 - I like this game the best
2 - I like this game second best
3 - I like this game third best
0 - I don't like this game


On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Jeff Wolfe <jwolfe@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think we should keep everything as simple as possible.
> Voting: Choose one; most votes wins.  Maybe give a "None of the Above"
> option.  I don't want NOTA to win in the first year, but this is another way
> to encourage participation (and measure participation).  If someone plays
> all three but doesn't like any of them, then we will at least know they
> played them all if they submit a NOTA ballot.
> Having people rank all three choices might actually discourage
> participation.  If they don't know if they'll have a chance to play all
> three, they might skip it rather than risk submitting an "incomplete"
> ballot.
> Name: I remember Kristin posting a picture of the Lab Report with "Ice
> Awards" listed.  I prefer the name ICE Awards for the reasons I listed
> previously.
> Rules: We should have several copies of the rules for each game.  If two
> groups want to play at once, they'll each need a copy, and we need to have
> one copy to lose.  For that matter, someone should have a master copy hidden
> away in case they all get lost or stolen.  Also, the copies we lay out
> should clearly be marked that they stay in the Lab so people don't
> mistakenly think they can take them.
> Semi-finalists: I think we should keep the focus on the finalists, and only
> bring those games to the contest.  Plus, less work for everyone.
> Equipment: Everything we need should be available in the Lab, so I wouldn't
> worry about that part.
> Anti-ballot-stuffing: There might be some confusion between badge number and
> Test Subject numbers.  Plus, do we want to require someone get a Test
> Subject number if they don't already have one?  I don't know.  Maybe it's
> okay.  Maybe we could say "Badge number or Test Subject number" and let them
> put either one.  I'm not really worried about cheating.  We have three good
> games, and frankly, I don't really care which one wins.  If we have them
> specify something, whatever that is, then it stops the obvious, blatant
> cheating, and I think that will be enough.  I definitely think we shouldn't
> impose upon the TDs or any other working rabbits/Looney-Techs on this.
> Ballots: There's no task for make ballots.
> Email ballots: Ryan's GeekList said that Bryan is coordinating.  Can you
> receive email at Origins, Bryan?  What about GeekMail?  I think we should
> set the deadline for email/online ballots to be the night before, so we
> don't have to worry about getting online access at the last minute.  I'm
> local (and commuting), so if it's a problem maybe we could have people send
> their stuff to me.  I could check my email/BGG on Saturday before I go
> downtown for the day.
> Posters, award, everything else: You guys are doing a great job, and I won't
> get in your way.  Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to help either,
> but I'll do what I can on-site.  Schedule permitting.
> - Jeff
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