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SSC #7 "No contest"

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Traxamillion, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Traxamillion

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    As some of you may know the Short Story Contest #7 ended with quite a bit of controversy. Dragonson was deemed the winner by 80% judging and 20% polling. Here's the issue. There was only ONE judge, that one judge being his girlfriend Apheraz Lucent. Seeing as the judging was 80% of the result it is clear what the issue is.

    Apheraz claimed to not be bias in the judging; however, the fact remains that one should not judge a contest with a significant other participating. It is a bias whether it is blatant or subconscious.

    Quite a few of us agree that this contest should be labeled a "no contest" and agreed that no awards should be given. Rep awards can stay, rep is already inflated.

    Comments are needed to get to a place of agreement. Please post thoughts and ideas in the thread.

    EDIT: forgot to address what L2Love said, Most of us including myself did not know they were in a relationship until after the judging.
     
  2. Hubcool

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    qft.
     
  3. L2love

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    While I do not know when Dragonson entered the contest or when Apheraz joined as a judge but when both were part of the contest I feel like there should have already been some form of a objection to it if you felt it was a problem.
     
  4. Traxamillion

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    I'm sorry I forgot to mention that.

    Edited main post.
     
  5. Direfury

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    Now why don't we just let everyone decide who should win?

    And maybe have them tell us why they vote for whoever they do, just to make sure they're not spiting the guy 'because his girlfriend rigged it'.
     
  6. Traxamillion

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    IMO, The damage has been done, and I agree with the 80% judge and 20% public. The problem is there was only one judge, of which was the winners girlfriend.
     
  7. Direfury

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    So let whoever wants to horn in do so, and like I said, make sure they're not avoiding voting for him just because of that incident.

    For example, I don't care if was rigged or not, I'll vote for the guy if his entry is the best of the group.
     
  8. Traxamillion

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    -.-

    That makes the contest 100% public. Which is retarded, that was my point of my response to what you said.
     
  9. Direfury

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    Fixes the problem, to some extent. If it wasn't rigged, it's just unfair to him and the other contestants who put their time into it.
     
  10. Traxamillion

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    No, it doesn't, it makes it completely public which is a huge flaw.
     
  11. Direfury

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    The way I see it, the only flaw in it would be that people would be mad about it apparently being rigged, which is why I'm suggesting they give their reasons for voting for whoever they did.
     
  12. Traxamillion

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    Oh my god...

    You are missing the point completely.. IT DOESN'T MATTER ABOUT THE PUBLIC VOTES IF THE 80% JUDGING WAS WHERE THE FLAW HAPPENED. Also justifying the 20% would prove useless.
     
  13. Ketsuno Anson

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    A new judge,problem solved !
     
  14. Direfury

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    Let people vote again. Damn it all. You know, a recount.
     
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    I don't see why the award shouldn't be given. If anyone had a problem, they should have said something before, it's too late now.

    I do however agree that it's a poor idea to have one judge. I don't so much care about the relations to the members; I think people are just as likely to rate their friends high as they are someone they're dating. There should be at least 3 judges though.
     
  16. Direfury

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    Then like I said, if a recount needs to be done, fine, sign me up, I'll judge along whoever else.
     
  17. Skycraft

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    Get 1-2 more judges, ask them to read 'n' review the stories.
    Then re-post if there was any change in the winners.

    No need to throw away an award when the work has already been put in, it would just be a waste of time.
     
  18. The World Is Flat

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    I too didn't know until after the judging that she was seeing dragonson.

    That doesn't change the facts that it was a stupid decision to proceed with only 1 judge.
     
  19. Pharaoh_

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    I want every contestant of Short Story Contest #7 to vote Yes, if you are in favor of the award points to be removed and No if you are in favor of "what's done is done".
     
  20. The World Is Flat

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    Giving us only those two options narrows the field to one view of it.

    For instance I'd be happy with 2 more judges coming in.