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Suggestions for Next Year
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:24:37 PM »
there have been topics like this every year, etc.

so what do you think could be done to improve the awards next year?

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
advertise aggressively to a more knowledgeable userbase

for example have the community awards polls on both mariowiki and userpedia

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 10:31:06 PM »
Have the polls up longer

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 10:33:07 PM »
60% of the wiki visitors didn't know what the awards were. Change that.

And what Perch said.


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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 10:34:18 PM »
60% of the wiki visitors didn't know what the awards were. Change that.

And what Perch said.
Yes. I bet a large amount of voters were seven year old guests.

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 10:34:43 PM »
have the polls run all year long

oh and make it so only users can vote

                                                     
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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 10:35:46 PM »
60% of the wiki visitors didn't know what the awards were. Change that.

And what Perch said.
Yes. I bet a large amount of voters were seven year old guests.
Well to be fair guests don't see the site notice and some might not care about the polls.

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2012, 10:36:27 PM »
have the polls run all year long

oh and make it so only users can vote
Unfortunately, compulsory voting would simply lead to uninformed choices. Looking to artificially increase vote counts can easily degrade the integrity and accuracy of the results, in the end.

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2012, 10:37:14 PM »
The polls being up longer would mean the AC needs to get to work sooner/faster.  I like that idea, but I'm not entirely sure how much stress that would entail, so it might not be significantly longer than it is now

But also, per SMB


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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2012, 10:37:25 PM »
oh and make it so only users can vote

Userpedia I can understand, but I think the Mario Awards should be for everyone.

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 10:38:08 PM »
oh and make it so only users can vote
So that people who like games you don't can't vote?

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 10:38:30 PM »
make the userpedia vote polls only available on userpedia itself

im pretty sure random people that didnt even know what they were doing voted at one point, and im saying it because bowserpedia somehow beat userpedia and I find that highly strange
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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 10:38:36 PM »
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It was great this year, and the only thing I would suggest this year was advertisement. Other than that, it went really well, and I had fun this year!!!

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 10:39:39 PM »
make the userpedia vote polls only available on userpedia itself

im pretty sure random people that didnt even know what they were doing voted at one point, and im saying it because bowserpedia somehow beat userpedia and I find that highly strange
Yes but couldn't you make the same argument for the Shroom Awards I mean how many people do you think voted for General Bob-omb because he had a cool name

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2012, 10:40:42 PM »
Inform Shroom readers on the candidates beforehand so they can cast informed votes. That would be the Core Staff work, of course.


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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 10:41:16 PM »
exactly, there needs to be a better way to make sure the votes are not just done to be done
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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 10:42:49 PM »
Inform Shroom readers on the candidates beforehand so they can cast informed votes. That would be the Core Staff work, of course.

The one thing I suggested to Dippy was perhaps a Shroom Issue dedicated to past issues.  I have no idea how that would be done, but it's just an idea to think of  :P


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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012, 10:43:34 PM »
exactly, there needs to be a better way to make sure the votes are not just done to be done
I think the problem is that your never going to remove random voting since not everyone who votes in the shroom awards reads the shroom

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 10:44:49 PM »
I think we should restrict 'Shroom and Userpedia Awards voting to members of this community in general. Restricting them to just the respective venues is a little too drastic for my taste, but I've never really been for the artificial increase of votes. As I said in my previous post, it erodes the integrity and honesty of the results for the community awards.

I believe public voting for the Userpedia and 'Shroom Awards simply allows outsiders and guests who may not have an understanding of the inner-workings of our community to make uninformed choices and to be the ones to determine who "deserves" the honor. The whole point is for our community to celebrate each other, therefore, the community should be the one group that participates in these awards.

Of course Mario and Fail should still go by public voting. But since the question has been raised, that is my opinion for Userpedia and 'Shroom.

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Re: Suggestions for Next Year
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012, 10:45:14 PM »
exactly, there needs to be a better way to make sure the votes are not just done to be done
I think the problem is that your never going to remove random voting since not everyone who votes in the shroom awards reads the shroom
Host them in The 'Shroom itself. Just a thought, it'd need discussion.