April 24, 2017, 04:31:21 AM

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Should we try out anonymous submission next month?

Yes
6 (35.3%)
No
3 (17.6%)
Don't care
8 (47.1%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: April 26, 2015, 02:46:31 PM

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Anonymous submission?
« on: April 05, 2015, 02:46:31 PM »
Is there any way for us to see how the votes are evolving? I can only see my own selections.
No, it's a secret since I believe it may influence the voting of others.
Have we ever thought about posting the stories themselves anonymously? Might be interesting to try once. But what I'd miss is knowing that someone new in the game, or someone who has posted a story in a while, etc.

I think the spread of the votes may influence other voters, not who posted which story.
Anonymous submission may still be interesting. What do you think?

We would handle it via personal message to me so that I'm the one posting all stories.
If you want to do this, we have to decide if I should post the stories when I get them or all in the end of the month.
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 03:15:53 PM »
If we were to try it, I would post them as they come. For me, it makes the contest feel alive rather than completely static.
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 03:20:51 PM »
Don't really care either way, I'm not convinced it'd affect the voting at all. Might be too much hassle for what it's worth really, but I guess if you want to give it a go then that's no problem!
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 12:14:12 AM »
I think it's worth doing. I'd personally prefer that all be posted on the one day as well, because that adds to the anonymity. People would also be on their honour to not tell others what they'd posted and to not vote for their own story. If xiagan doesn't want to handle it all himself we could share it around, I'd put my hand up for that. Personally I think it helps to preserve the integrity of the contest, and I think that's important as it seems to be becoming more popular.
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 07:38:12 AM »
I voted 'don't care', because I vote for the best story, not my friends.

However, if it goes ahead, I second this:
If xiagan doesn't want to handle it all himself we could share it around, I'd put my hand up for that.
I also volunteer to be the 'master poster/organiser of stories', alternating months with others.
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 05:29:37 PM »
If we were to try it, I would post them as they come. For me, it makes the contest feel alive rather than completely static.

It also gives people more time to read them. When I used to participate, if I didn't read them as they came in, I had a hard time "catching up".

But as I haven't had the time to join in in quite a while, don't weigh my opinion too heavily :)
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 06:04:05 PM »
Voted don't care, but more because I haven't been in this as long as you folks. I'm sure you'll make the best decision for all of us  :)

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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 03:32:49 AM »
Voted don't care, but more because I haven't been in this as long as you folks. I'm sure you'll make the best decision for all of us  :)
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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 04:48:49 AM »
I voted yes, for no other reason than, "why not?" I'm not convinced it'll effect (affect? I hate you word, please die) the voting, but we haven't done it in the time I've been on these forums, so why not give it a shot?

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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 05:32:26 AM »
I voted yes, for no other reason than, "why not?" I'm not convinced it'll effect (affect? I hate you word, please die) the voting, but we haven't done it in the time I've been on these forums, so why not give it a shot?
Affect.

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Re: Anonymous submission?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2015, 12:40:43 PM »
OK, personally I voted "No" because I think it's an unnecessary hassle. How many new contributors wouldn't get through because of the odd proceedings?
Besides, I liked getting reviews and comments on my mini story and talking about it. I'd be sad to lose that potential.
Besides, people would then have to be nice and swear not to vote for themselves, but could we know they don't? Or that they wouldn't talk of their story via pm? Why make it a temptation?
Maybe I never realised how much of an issue friend-service was... is it really? Do people actually vote for their friends rather than their favourite story? I certainly wouldn't.
I think it would kill a lot of the fun. I like to evaluate who wrote what and have an idea of the style of everyone and would genuinely loath to have to re-read things while going up and down the forum to see who wrote each piece actually.

So yeah. I think it'd be a loss, I'm not up for it.
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