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SSC #7 "No contest"

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

  1. Gilles

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    I would be willing to judge if needed. Feel free to PM me if there's a problem getting enough for any non-mod related contests.
     
  2. busterkomo

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    A weight of 80% is fine when there are multiple judges, and certainly better than a 50% weight when there are more than 2 judges.
    Which is still probably better than you ignoring criticism of your controversial changes.

    Not to mention that whether or not a user has the specific skills to judge a short story contest is far more subjective than them having the skills to judge say, a spell contest.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  3. Apheraz Lucent

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    It can be a nice thing if anyone was kind enough to point me out for people talking behind my back, in front of my nose, no matter how weird that sounds.

    I already started an argument in here: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/site-discussion-97/about-short-story-contests-206145/, and I don't see a single reason to open multiple threads about same... what you called it? Oh, issue. And I had bravery to tell everyone involved that I opened a thread about them, and asked for opinion.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but once again you guys started the "TWIF should have won instead of Drake" thread.

    Once again, I state the obvious facts that Drake and I are not in any form or relationship, unless if you count "Love you" and "<3" virtual messages as one, and TWIF's story was pathetic comparing to Drake's. That's why he won, and don't take this as an offence, TWIF, but I again state the reason that most of the people who tried to take me down haven't even red those stories, at least yours and Drake's, since that's where the argument started, AFTER the contest ended. Why nobody said anything before? Also, I will draw one more card from my sleeve: I was the only one truly interested in judging such a contest. Try to find a person who enjoys in it, likes to do such job, and then apply him/her to give an opinion about those stories.

    Please don't put that unconscious crap under my face, I am mature and intelligent enough to carry Mensa IQ and to foresee every thought that runs through my head. You, who don't know a thing about me, dared to tell others that I did something wrong. Where's logic in all that?

    Anyways, if you guys are still convinced that I judged something wrong, or the community wants someone else to re-judge the contest, I'm okay with that, as long as you stop accusing me for something I haven't did.

    Take two other judges to replace my judging? Okay.
    Remove my judging and base the contest only on poll? Okay.
    Restart the contest and ban me from judging as long as Drake's in there? Okay.

    Just-stop-jumping-all-over-my-frickin'-head-for-Christ-sake!

    And don't anyone dare to quote me further, I am sick of this bulls**t, and I am unsubscribed, so that I don't have to look this pathetic insults anymore.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Traxamillion

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    A. The thread is in SD (plain open sight)

    B. Nobody said TWIF should've won

    C. You yourself said you are in a relationship with him and the visitor messages on both of your pages are clear evidence "love you hun" etc..

    D. We are not insulting you as a person, all we have done is brought up the fact that you should not have judged a contest in which your boyfriend is participating, it's common courtesy.

    E. The reason this thread was created is because PM's about the contest outcome spawned this thread by choice of myself and a Mod.

    Stop taking this as some sort of attack on you as a person because that is not what it is; this is a thread simply outlining the facts at hand.
     
  5. Wolfe

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    For all it's worth, Short Story Contest #7 should just be left alone. What is done is done and SSC8 is more or less on its way. If you're all so concerned about the judging being biased, don't let Apheraz judge the next contest and try to find two or three experienced judges. But carrying on likes this does not serve the greater purpose of the writing community on THW. These contests should be about fun and should serve as a more public avenue for the writers of THW (who are quite small in number).

    Close the thread, fix whatever judging/voting flaws you think matter and move on. Simple as that.
     
  6. Traxamillion

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    It's called Site Discussion in order to have a discussion. Alot of us agree that something should be done to change the outcome of the last contest, so we are not ready to have this closed.
     
  7. Asomath

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    Im not so sure about that. Would it really be right, after having this problem with Aph possibly being biased towards one candidate, to rejudge where the judges might be biased against that same candidate?

    My vote still goes in to just lay #7 to rest and go on to #8. I think the only reason this is such a big problem as it is is that this scenario has revealed some flaws in the contest system, and now its not only a debate of #7 but rather the whole of running contests on hive.

    ~Asomath
     
  8. Vengeancekael

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    ^What he said.
     
  9. bowser499

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    ^What they said.
    :D
     
  10. Traxamillion

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    Fine, I'll consider it a welfare award.