Suggestions for Next Year

Turboo

Shine Sprite
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there have been topics like this every year, etc.

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

Hobbes

Star Spirit
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60% of the wiki visitors didn't know what the awards were. Change that.

And what Perch said.
 

GutsehMan

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
have the polls run all year long

oh and make it so only users can vote
 

Raven Effect

That's what I call hamburgers
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The Dark Knight said:
tucayo said:
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.
 

Super Mario Bros.

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Stone Cold Steve Austin said:
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.
 

Anton

kero?
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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
 

Paper Jorge

who? am? I?
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
 
inb4Nabbercomplainsabouthistrifectas

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!!!
 

Raven Effect

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Paper Jorge said:
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
 

Hobbes

Star Spirit
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Inform Shroom readers on the candidates beforehand so they can cast informed votes. That would be the Core Staff work, of course.
 

Paper Jorge

who? am? I?
exactly, there needs to be a better way to make sure the votes are not just done to be done
 

Anton

kero?
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tucayo said:
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
 

Raven Effect

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Paper Jorge said:
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
 

Super Mario Bros.

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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.
 

Hobbes

Star Spirit
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Marshal Dan Troop said:
Paper Jorge said:
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.
 

Super Mario Bros.

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Then at that point perhaps just host it on The 'Shroom for a month on a special 'Shroom namespace page linked to in the Director's Notes and the 'Shroomfooter. It needs to be more private than it currently is, however.
 

Hobbes

Star Spirit
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Super Mario Bros. said:
Then at that point perhaps just host it on The 'Shroom for a month on a special 'Shroom namespace page linked to in the Director's Notes and the 'Shroomfooter. It needs to be more private than it currently is, however.
Yes, that's kinda what I suggested
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
Super Mario Bros. said:
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.
I'm all for this.
 

Super Mario Bros.

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tucayo said:
Super Mario Bros. said:
Then at that point perhaps just host it on The 'Shroom for a month on a special 'Shroom namespace page linked to in the Director's Notes and the 'Shroomfooter. It needs to be more private than it currently is, however.
Yes, that's kinda what I suggested
Well that's cool. Glad we agree, then! :)
 
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