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Fenrix
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« Reply #240 on: April 11, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »

I think a final group of 15 would make a tighter pack. That or take two 9's down to 3 each for a final of six stories. When folks have too many options there are too many opportunities for voting to be really spread out.

What's the final timeline look like? Two weeks for the semis, a week for tie-breakers (I would be surprised if there's not at least one), and two weeks for the finals?
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« Reply #241 on: April 11, 2013, 11:04:56 AM »

I think a final group of 15 would make a tighter pack. That or take two 9's down to 3 each for a final of six stories. When folks have too many options there are too many opportunities for voting to be really spread out.

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« Reply #242 on: April 13, 2013, 02:41:00 PM »

Would 6 semifinal groups of 7 not make for an 18 story final?

18 seems ok, not that dissimilar from 15 in terms of reading time....
That's what I meant.  I was on my phone, typo and all Smiley

It's going to be an 18 story final round Smiley
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« Reply #243 on: April 15, 2013, 12:49:23 PM »

Anyone else been having connectivity issues?  I was unable to log in over the weekend.  (Trying to determine if the problem is on my end.)
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« Reply #244 on: April 15, 2013, 12:52:22 PM »

Not you. It's fair to say, when you have connectivity issues with one of the EA sites that it will never be you. We're working on it.

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« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2013, 07:34:10 PM »

Yeah... semifinals would have been started last night, but I couldn't connect until now.  I'll have everything sorted by tonight.
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« Reply #246 on: April 16, 2013, 01:56:06 AM »

Semifinal polls are up!  See the other thread (It has begun) for more details!
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« Reply #247 on: April 16, 2013, 07:07:45 AM »

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« Reply #248 on: April 17, 2013, 05:05:09 AM »

I've been keeping my eye on one set of stories in particular, and it appears that half the time the number of votes cast only goes up by one rather than three. Are most people only voting for their top story in each group at this point? I know this happened some in the last round too, but maybe more people are going that route. Hmm.
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« Reply #249 on: April 17, 2013, 06:16:18 AM »

I know for myself, I've been taking advantage of the ability to change our votes.  I voted right away for the first one that grabbed me, and I've been going back in a more thoughtful way and adding in my second and third votes. If I thought they were needed.  If I find that a second or third vote is only going to push a story by one more when it's already ten votes ahead, I'm holding back.

I don't know how ethical it is, but since we have the ability, I figured it could be considered ok - I'm not removing any votes I cast, just adding a few in when a story I liked seems to be a little down.  Also, I don't like seeing stories in the semifinals with only one vote.
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« Reply #250 on: April 17, 2013, 06:30:00 AM »

In all but one of the groups, I've voted for two stories - not out of any design, more that five of the groups had two clear leaders for me and I had a tough time deciding on a third.
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« Reply #251 on: April 18, 2013, 05:40:41 PM »

I think my strategy for this round is going to be to toss out quick votes to everything that really stuck with me (along with its name). Then I'll spend some quality time re-reading the stories and making sure that I don't need to change or add anything.
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« Reply #252 on: April 19, 2013, 07:28:25 AM »

I think my strategy for this round is going to be to toss out quick votes to everything that really stuck with me (along with its name). Then I'll spend some quality time re-reading the stories and making sure that I don't need to change or add anything.

That's pretty much what I'm doing... though it's mostly by necessity (lotta crap at work).
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« Reply #253 on: April 26, 2013, 05:59:23 AM »

Well, voting's over for the semifinals, and it was kind of intense (and fun) watching the last minute shuffle.
I don't get why some people voted in one group but not the others though...

Anyway, ten days of ckicking refresh is finally over - whew!
Good luck to the winners in the final round and well done everyone.
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« Reply #254 on: April 26, 2013, 01:09:14 PM »

YES!  The final round is upon us!  I'm super busy all day today, but you can bet it'll be posted tonight!
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« Reply #255 on: April 26, 2013, 01:12:10 PM »

YES!  The final round is upon us!  I'm super busy all day today, but you can bet it'll be posted tonight!

How will the two ties be resolved?
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« Reply #256 on: April 26, 2013, 04:06:06 PM »

I think it might be a good idea to lock the voting for the final round. It's almost certainly going to be a close run thing and I have a feeling that might tempt people to redistribute their votes - which seems against the spirit of the thing. You should vote for your three favorite stories, not your three favorite stories that have a chance of winning.
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« Reply #257 on: April 27, 2013, 01:09:03 AM »

Oh no, didn't see the ties until now...
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RUNOFF VOTING (quick rounds of 2 days?)
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« Reply #258 on: April 27, 2013, 01:29:18 AM »

Alright, sorry for delays and such.  I had a full day of work, one of my pets died today, and my friend went through a minor yet significant life event that he sort of needed to drink off/talk to someone about. 

Anyway, lame excuses aside, GO VOTE in the lightning round tiebreaker polls!  Groups 1, 2, and 4 need your votes!  Polls are only lasting for two days from NOW (2:20-ish AM Eastern Time)

I'll show you why they call me lightning. (That lyric always made me think he's quick in bed...)
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« Reply #259 on: April 27, 2013, 03:03:13 AM »

The group 2 tiebreaker won't really affect anything, right? Since it's a tie for second, both stories will be going through anyway...
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