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Title: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on September 19, 2015, 05:43:47 PM
I try and not look at the poster name or sig until I've read everyone's stories

I have Voted in 5 contest now ([AUG 2015] Space Opera,[MAY 2015] Fairytales,[APR 2015] - Plot Twist! Werewolf, Vampire, Goat, [MAR 2015] Rogues,[FEB 2015] Fanfic

I have Voted for 17 stories all together

I have voted for 15 authors all together

In three out of the  5 contest I have voted for the same author (will this be 4 out of 6 after "Politics, Scheming, and Intrigue" who knows haha)

In two out of the 5 contest I have voted for the same author
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Raptori on September 19, 2015, 05:58:48 PM
Ooh interesting.

Contests voted in: 8 (Dec 2014 onwards, haven't voted in Space Opera yet)
Stories voted for: 19
Authors voted for: 13
Multiple votes for particular authors: I've voted for one author 5 times (didn't realise that until now, crazy  :o ), and two others twice.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on September 19, 2015, 06:02:36 PM
Multiple votes for particular authors: I've voted for one author 5 times (didn't realise that until now, crazy  :o ), and two others twice.

You now have a new Favourite author  :D buy their novels if there have one or if not tell them to write one :)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Raptori on September 19, 2015, 06:13:35 PM
Multiple votes for particular authors: I've voted for one author 5 times (didn't realise that until now, crazy  :o ), and two others twice.

You now have a new Favourite author  :D buy their novels if there have one or if not tell them to write one :)
Actually I've read a couple of chapters of that person's novel (in progress) and really enjoyed them as well, just didn't realise that I'd enjoyed so many of the short stories too.  :P
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ClintACK on September 20, 2015, 03:52:03 AM
Contests voted in: 5
Stories voted for: 23
Authors voted for: 15
Multiple votes for particular authors:
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on September 20, 2015, 09:58:44 AM
Maybe I should send a Pm to say how much I enjoy the stories I've read of this author, I was quite surprised when I found out I was voting for the same person because I don't look at the names when reading the contests
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Raptori on September 20, 2015, 10:36:13 AM
Maybe I should send a Pm to say how much I enjoy the stories I've read of this author, I was quite surprised when I found out I was voting for the same person because I don't look at the names when reading the contests
Yeah I don't look at the names either, definitely best that way.  :)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ScarletBea on September 20, 2015, 11:54:49 AM
This is a very cool thread!!

Contests voted in: 17 (March 2014 onwards, haven't voted in Space Opera yet)
Stories voted for: 49
Authors voted for: 24
Multiple votes for particular authors: The top 3 'multiples' are one author with 7 times (again, like others, I didn't realise that until now), then two authors 4 times, and five others with 3 votes each.

Wow!
I don't even want to count how many words I've read in this 1.5 years, they should add to my 'books per year' number :D
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Saraband on September 20, 2015, 12:17:52 PM
Is there a quick way to find this data? Or are you guys just going back through all the contests and writing down these figures?
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ScarletBea on September 20, 2015, 12:18:34 PM
Is there a quick way to find this data? Or are you guys just going back through all the contests and writing down these figures?
This ;D
Excel files are your friend ;)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on September 20, 2015, 12:19:34 PM
Is there a quick way to find this data? Or are you guys just going back through all the contests and writing down these figures?

I just went back through the contests  and wrote down in word who I had voted for  :)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Saraband on September 20, 2015, 01:07:50 PM
Okay, so I've worked out my voting stats and here they are:

Contests voted in: 18 (starting with February 2014)
Stories voted for: 45
Authors voted for: 37
Multiple votes for particular authors: One author with five votes (which I didn't realize until now), two authors with three votes, five authors with two votes.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 20, 2015, 04:34:31 PM
man.  for a data nerd, this is a fascinating thread.

i just wish i had more than two contests (i am waiting to vote on the space opera) i've voted in so far so my data would be interesting.

the way i was doing it was to order all the stories (with a couple sentences of reminders and my thoughts) and just pick the top n stories, where n is the number of votes that month.  i was under the impression we HAD to use all of our votes.  now that i've discovered (thanks raptori!) that we don't need to, i don't think i will.  both times, there's been a clear cutoff, but i end up voting for the best of that second tier too.  from here on out, i'm just voting for my 5-stars.

Contests voted in: 2 (starting with June 2015)
Stories voted for: 11
Authors voted for: 10
Multiple votes for particular authors: i've only voted for one author twice, and both times they got my last vote.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: JMack on September 20, 2015, 10:08:58 PM
Here we go. My calculations interrupted by going to a local wine festival, but I think I'm still calculating accurately.   8)

Contests voted in: 10 including this August, starting with November last year
Stories voted for: 37
Authors voted for: 19... which is out 55 possible authors, or about 33% (possible authors excludes me)
Multiple votes: one author 5 times out of 6 possible! wow; 5 authors 3 times each, 4 authors 2 times each

For the stat nerds, of the 56 authors (including me):
   > 30 submitted 1 story only
   > 3 submitted 2 stories
   > 4 submitted 3 stories
   > 5 submitted 5 stories
   > 2 submitted 6 stories
   > 3 submitted 7 stories
   > 2 submitted 8 stories
   > 1 submitted 9 stories (Raptori)
   > 2 submitted 10 stories (@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) and me)

And as a final stat about my votes, there were 11 possible winners I could have voted for (excludes August and a win and a tie by me). I voted for 4 of them.   

(It's clear I can't calculate. I didn't do a spreadsheet. Someone should do the official all-time writing contest history stats. Not me.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Carter on September 20, 2015, 10:38:01 PM
Dating back to September 2013 - those strange times when there was one vote per person and you could watch the results as they came in:

Contests voted in: 20
Stories voted for: 47
Authors voted for: 31
Multiple votes: one 5, four 3s, four 2s

The way it fell out took me a little by surprise and it was interesting looking back to see how my votes spread out (and, in egotistical style, what happened to my own relative position over the last couple of years). 
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Nora on September 23, 2015, 05:29:19 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) : I'm one of the two proud 6 submissions people, working on the 7th. Never saw that one coming.

Also, any specific reason you guys are all withholding the names of your most voted for authors? It's all a question of taste and all no? And don't we often admit in the critic or voting thread who we voted for anyway?

As far as I'm concerned it goes like this :

Contest voted in : 6 - from March Rogue, up to Space Opera.
Stories voted for : 27
Authors voted for : 13 - if not mistaken.

Multiple vote for a particular author :
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) /Saurus : 4

@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) : 3
@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) : 3
@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257) : 3
@ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) : 3

Rukaio Alter : 2
Eli Freysson : 2

My stand alones : OnlyOneHighlander, Carter and donalddallan in Flash Fiction, RussetDivinity and SJ Budds in Multiple povs and Wakarimasen in Rogues.
One more in Space Opera but won't say that one  :P

It's a shame I can't keep track of the stories I likes though (totally not making any form of smart pro like comment here I sweaaaar) because while it represents my taste in voting, I've often battled to fit the number of votes and could totally have voted for different stories on the style alone. I'm often a bit off topic, and so are some really good writers.

But overall I'm actually not this surprised, I've always really liked Raptori and Saurus' work, even on months when they had few votes.  :P
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Lady Ty on September 23, 2015, 05:56:51 AM
I've just been too slack to sit down and do the counting, but will do so soon as I am interested to see the results. I am always pleased if I have actually hit on the winner, because that validates my own choice. Never bothered if I don't  because there are always so many different reasons to choose what you like best.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: JMack on September 23, 2015, 12:01:46 PM
Well, I don't want it to go to his head, but my 5 out of 6 author is... wait for it... it's coming... @RukaioAlter.

(cue the balloons and trumpets)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ScarletBea on September 23, 2015, 01:11:49 PM
A thing that may distort these 'best of' could be the length of time we've been voting for, and many people submitting now not existing 6 months or more ago :-\

I can share my top 3 when I get home.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 23, 2015, 01:48:56 PM
many people submitting now not existing 6 months or more ago :-\

heh.  i'm pretty sure we all existed six months ago.  just sayin'.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: JMack on September 23, 2015, 02:22:37 PM
many people submitting now not existing 6 months or more ago :-\

heh.  i'm pretty sure we all existed six months ago.  just sayin'.

not you. please. say it ain't so. you appeared, and you simply are. i suspect you are the first evidence of the computer singularity. just, you know... hiding your limitless intelligence.  ;D ;D ;D ;D though not by much.  ;)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ScarletBea on September 23, 2015, 03:31:14 PM
many people submitting now not existing 6 months or more ago :-\

heh.  i'm pretty sure we all existed six months ago.  just sayin'.

not you. please. say it ain't so. you appeared, and you simply are. i suspect you are the first evidence of the computer singularity. just, you know... hiding your limitless intelligence.  ;D ;D ;D ;D though not by much.  ;)

LOL
m3m is actually an AI and we're all fooled by him ;D

And anyway, if you weren't here you didn't exist for me. Fact :P
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Saraband on September 23, 2015, 03:37:39 PM
I don't want to say which of these I voted the most for, but let's just say that I'm rarely disappointed by what @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153), @TOMunro (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31792), @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) and @Carter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31908) write  :)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 23, 2015, 04:15:06 PM
many people submitting now not existing 6 months or more ago :-\

heh.  i'm pretty sure we all existed six months ago.  just sayin'.

not you. please. say it ain't so. you appeared, and you simply are. i suspect you are the first evidence of the computer singularity. just, you know... hiding your limitless intelligence.  ;D ;D ;D ;D though not by much.  ;)

LOL
m3m is actually an AI and we're all fooled by him ;D

And anyway, if you weren't here you didn't exist for me. Fact :P

[robot voice]
oh.  no.  i.  am.  busted.

my.  real.  name.  is.  eliza.

let's.  chat.

http://nlp-addiction.com/eliza/
[/robot voice]
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: JMack on September 23, 2015, 04:52:55 PM
Rogerian therapist!  ;D Awesome.

One element of Carl Roger's approach is "Reflective Listening." The therapist reflects back to the therapee what he/she said, usually in a slightly different way.

This in spoilers because it contains a joke including depression and suicide that not everyone may want to read. And having written it out, it's not that good a joke anyway.

So the joke goes:

A client comes into Dr. Rogers's office, and shows signs of great anxiety.
Rogers: You look like you may be feeling stressed.
Client: Yes. I'm feeling very depressed.
Rogers: It sounds as though you're unhappy.
Client: Exactly! In fact, I'm afraid I'm feeling suicidal.
Rogers: It sounds as though you're thinking of ending your life.
Client: (walking across room to window) Your window is open.
Rogers: It seems to me that you are saying the window has been raised.
Client: It's a long way down.
Rogers: I think you're communicating that we are quite high up from the street.
Client: I'm going to jump.
Rogers: You're saying you might want to jump.
Client: (jumps out of window)
Rogers: (walks to window and looks down to the ground) Splat.


Well, it was funny in college.  :P


Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on September 23, 2015, 05:49:14 PM
http://nlp-addiction.com/eliza/ (http://nlp-addiction.com/eliza/)
Just chatted with Eliza, and it was the most infuriating conversation I have ever had.  >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 23, 2015, 08:28:11 PM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 23, 2015, 09:36:35 PM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Raptori on September 23, 2015, 09:58:15 PM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 23, 2015, 10:33:37 PM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths

in that case, is it "maths are" or "maths is"?
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Raptori on September 23, 2015, 10:56:35 PM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths

in that case, is it "maths are" or "maths is"?
Maths is. It's not a plural - you don't say "physics are amazing", you say "physics is amazing" (in that context at least).  ;)
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 24, 2015, 12:06:54 AM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths

in that case, is it "maths are" or "maths is"?
Maths is. It's not a plural - you don't say "physics are amazing", you say "physics is amazing" (in that context at least).  ;)

physics?  in america, we say "physic".
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 24, 2015, 01:46:38 AM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths

in that case, is it "maths are" or "maths is"?
Maths is. It's not a plural - you don't say "physics are amazing", you say "physics is amazing" (in that context at least).  ;)

physics?  in america, we say "physic".

In Texas we say "Physics."
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: m3mnoch on September 24, 2015, 01:59:32 AM
One of these semesters when I don't have math I'll try this out. Until then, statistics will stay in the class for me.

but, but, but...  math is amazing!
*maths

in that case, is it "maths are" or "maths is"?
Maths is. It's not a plural - you don't say "physics are amazing", you say "physics is amazing" (in that context at least).  ;)

physics?  in america, we say "physic".

In Texas we say "Physics."

awwww chill -- we totally could have had them going!

way to be a ruiner...

*kicks can*

Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 24, 2015, 02:10:21 AM
Fixed. ;D
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on September 24, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
Okay the author I seem to keep voting for without realising is @SJBudd (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31436) ,keep up the awesome stories
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: SJBudd on September 24, 2015, 10:03:46 PM
Wow thanks @Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661) I feel very honoured!

I've never thought about whom I'm voting for each month, I base it solely on the stories not the authors. I've just had a looked and each time I've voted it's always been different people, so I have lots of favourites  :)

Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Lady Ty on October 10, 2015, 02:02:46 AM
Voted in six contests up to and including Space Opera.

No of stories/votes: 28

No of authors voted for: 17

1 author 5 times

1 author 4 times

2 authors 3 times

Only voted for a winner 3 times

Surprised about my two top authors, as I don't really take account of them when reading, only when results come out. There are a few now that I can usually recognise the style.

Such a wide spread of my votes shows I like so many different writers here which is great. I might keep these stats up all the time now and look again in a few months time.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: Nora on October 10, 2015, 02:20:06 AM
Voted in six contests up to and including Space Opera.

No of stories/votes: 28

No of authors voted for: 17

1 author 5 times

1 author 4 times

2 authors 3 times

Only voted for a winner 3 times

Surprised about my two top authors, as I don't really take account of them when reading, only when results come out. There are a few now that I can usually recognise the style.

Such a wide spread of my votes shows I like so many different writers here which is great. I might keep these stats up all the time now and look again in a few months time.

But who are they?  :P

Yes I think I'm going to do the same, keep a little sheet to keep track of stats as time goes.
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: eclipse on May 07, 2018, 09:35:40 AM
Maybe I should update my results  :D
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: D_Bates on May 30, 2018, 12:19:28 AM
Just saw this post. Fuck, I joined the forum shortly after you started voting, and Jmack came into my introduction post and recruited me into the contest during the Rogues month.

The Werewolf, Vampire, Girl story is still one of my favourite things I've ever written!
Title: Re: My voting Pattern
Post by: JMack on May 30, 2018, 12:30:39 AM
Just saw this post. Fuck, I joined the forum shortly after you started voting, and Jmack came into my introduction post and recruited me into the contest during the Rogues month.

The Werewolf, Vampire, Girl story is still one of my favourite things I've ever written!

I hadnt recalled that it was I who unleashed you on welcomed you to the contest. Yay me!  ;D ;)