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Suggestions for next year
« on: August 14, 2015, 10:41:04 PM »
In a continuous effort to improve, please tell us things that could be changed, or new ideas, new awards, nominees, what worked, what didn't work, anything, we will look over everything posted in here.


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 10:43:14 PM »
*ltq said something about time zone things, tell me how that works

*also we should double check every award count to prevent minor slip-ups that happened

*checkpoint worked out gr8 we're doing that again

*something about polls, I have logs somewhere but basically we found out that the main page polls get us a massive majority of the votes in a fairly short window of time, so that needs to be prioritized and then organized/automated with/by the poll committee


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 10:50:09 PM »
add a "trifecta" button to the forum interface

*ltq said something about time zone things, tell me how that works
iirc it's a thing that changes the timezone it's showing based upon who's viewing it

so like if i was looking at it now it would say 10:50 PM but for someone in california it would say 7:50 PM

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 10:53:05 PM »
i noticed a decrease in votes this year

what would the explanation be regarding that
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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 10:56:59 PM »
*ltq said something about time zone things, tell me how that works
Basic things about it I explained here. You can get those fancy timestamps here. I may make a thing for it if I feel for it.

Should note though (and this is important to know) that the forum software replaces the actual timestamps with the string when you edit/quote a post (PM's are safe), so you should either keep a text file with the raw post or include the plain stamp nearby for copypasting.

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 10:57:29 PM »
i noticed a decrease in votes this year

what would the explanation be regarding that

our idea was that it was partly a flub in the front page polls, as they were not as easily visible unless you scrolled through the actual poll box

a few nights before polls closed we noticed a few key awards had dismal votes so we pushed them more into the open and literally hundreds of votes came rolling in within just a couple of hours

there could also easily be other reasons but this was the one we noticed that had quite an impact


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 10:58:28 PM »
*ltq said something about time zone things, tell me how that works
Basic things about it I explained here. You can get those fancy timestamps here. I may make a thing for it if I feel for it.

Should note though (and this is important to know) that the forum software replaces the actual timestamps with the string when you edit/quote a post (PM's are safe), so you should either keep a text file with the raw post or include the plain stamp nearby for copypasting.

how much real effort would that be when you're dealing with the quantity of times that we have to, like, does the convenience for everyone else outweigh the extra work staff would have to do and maintain


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 11:00:55 PM »
make turb do a presentation whether he likes it or not
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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 11:02:55 PM »
To reiterate on Anton's final point, what we suggested was the Poll Committee basically goes on hiatus during the awards poll voting. That way we can prioritize the Mario and fail awards poll and prevent them from getting pitiful results (i.e. going from ~2400 votes last year to ~600 votes this year).

Like Anton said a few posts up, what we had noticed was that in a matter of <12 hours, the votes for some of the awards nearly doubled because they were front and center instead of being buried under a poll that had been done for 3 months or so.

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 11:05:48 PM »
add a "trifecta" button to the forum interface
gotta say it was a really good idea banning those posts, i didn't see a single (serious) one during any of the ceremonies

keeping that rule for next year would be a good idea as well

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 11:21:59 PM »
keeping that rule for next year would be a good idea as well
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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 11:24:29 PM »
keeping that rule for next year would be a good idea as well
this

it makes the threads not absolutely arse to keep up with

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 11:26:28 PM »
i noticed a decrease in votes this year

what would the explanation be regarding that

our idea was that it was partly a flub in the front page polls, as they were not as easily visible unless you scrolled through the actual poll box

a few nights before polls closed we noticed a few key awards had dismal votes so we pushed them more into the open and literally hundreds of votes came rolling in within just a couple of hours

there could also easily be other reasons but this was the one we noticed that had quite an impact
It didn't help that the same poll ran the entire time the awards were up

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 11:52:38 PM »
suggestion for the indivdual awards:

1: remove the obvious protagonist options for the "Favourite ___ series characters" options. I mean, Donkey Kong is a Donkey KOng character and Wario is a Wario character but... gah, it just seems wrong.

2: Add a "Favourite Internal Development team" award, since there's a third-party one. There's definitely enough material on the wiki to get an idea of who the nintendo development teams are and what games they do.

I'll be massively butthurt if nintendo r&d1/spd1 isn't an option tho

Suggestion for the award flow:

Honestly I liked how it went this year. Add me to the row of the people who want the "hurr hurr trifecta" rule back next year.
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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 11:58:16 PM »
*ltq said something about time zone things, tell me how that works
Basic things about it I explained here. You can get those fancy timestamps here. I may make a thing for it if I feel for it.

Should note though (and this is important to know) that the forum software replaces the actual timestamps with the string when you edit/quote a post (PM's are safe), so you should either keep a text file with the raw post or include the plain stamp nearby for copypasting.

how much real effort would that be when you're dealing with the quantity of times that we have to, like, does the convenience for everyone else outweigh the extra work staff would have to do and maintain
The convenient thing about this is that times are always displayed in the timezone of the viewer (or EDT (server default) for guests).
I have whipped up something really basic that may lighten some work on this.

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2015, 12:07:26 AM »
but I mean like I have no idea what I'm doing with that and idk where things like 1439582400 are coming from

it's selfish wording it this way but is it really worth the tremendous effort on my part to deal with it or just tell people to add +5 to the time posted

like I can totally see it as being convenient and all but ???? <_> does the benefit outweigh the work


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 12:09:05 AM »
there's also the [time][/time] tags

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 12:10:17 AM »
there's also the [time][/time] tags

yeah that's literally what he's talking about; if it's easy to do then sure but if not then no


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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2015, 12:20:11 AM »
[time]monday 12:00 est[/time] turns into August 17, 2015, 01:00:00 PM

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Re: Suggestions for next year
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2015, 12:23:21 AM »
[time]monday 12:00 est[/time] turns into August 17, 2015, 01:00:00 PM

wow is it that easy let me try

August 19, 2015, 10:00:00 AM

ok but where did those numbers ltq had come from nvm 22 halped me figure it out
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