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18 November 2008 @ 04:58 pm
The All-Around Best Super Special Plot is:Collapse )

In other news, it seems like interest in this little project is waning...we have 108 members, but only 35 voted in the last poll. Is that because you guys didn't like the subject of the polls, or are you just bored of the polls in general?

Should we continue doing polls? If yes, what would you like to see polled next?
20 September 2008 @ 09:40 am
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of this community! Kind of hard to believe, huh?

I'll have the new poll up later today.
The winner is...Collapse )

This one won by a landslide! I'll try to get the next poll up tomorrow, but I just want to let you guys know that for the next month I am going to be extremely busy because in addition to my full time job I am going to be in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" and the rehearsal schedule is INSANE! I'll be at rehearsals six nights a week for at least three hours a night (this is because our director has no sense of time management and although the show opens on August 9, he didn't start rehearsals until July 9. Yup - one month to learn an entire opera. Faboo.) Anyway, I'll do my best to keep the polls coming, but there's going to be longer delays in between. Once the show is over I'm sure I'll be able to get back on a twice a week schedule like before.
08 July 2008 @ 12:35 pm
Hey guys,

I was just thinking about switching up the voting style so it's a little more "March Madness" style. I mean, I don't watch March Madness, so I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I imagine it's a series of matches between two teams, the winner moving on to challenge a new team until you get to a final two who vie for the title. I was thinking it would be much better to do this with our polls too, partly because it might be easier for you guys to choose between two options as opposed to three (and it will make my counting job easier too!), plus it just feels a little more official.

Trouble is, how exactly do I set that up? Using the current set of polls, there are 15 choices to work with, which isn't evenly divisible by 2. Plus I don't want it to get boring, with you guys voting for the same book over and over until it eventually wins (some polls win by a landslide).

So maybe we should keep the format we've got until we get down to the final 8. When it's time for the mini-winners to start facing off I could set up polls of two there. I know in football there are two main teams - NFL and AFL, which compete among themselves until they get to the Super Bowl. So how about I assign four sitters to Team A and four to Team B. Team A could be the original four sitters - Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Stacey; Team B is Dawn, Abby, Mallory, and Jessi. The first polls could then be Kristy vs. Claudia and Mary Anne vs. Stacey and Dawn vs. Abby and Mallory vs. Jessi. Say Kristy and Stacey win their respective polls, so they then go head to head, with the winner (let's just say Kristy) moving on to the final. Same in Team B with those winners (let's just say Dawn wins that one.) Then the final round would be Kristy vs. Dawn for the Ultimate title.

I think that sounds pretty good - it draws out the polling process a bit and is easier to deal with.

11 June 2008 @ 08:09 pm
I had an interesting idea on what the next set of polls should entail. I like these long ones that stretch out over a good period of time, so I came up with one that should last a few months at least! I thought it would be fun to see what the best/favorite sitter-in-a-super-special subplot is. So how we'll do it is we'll go one sitter at a time. The first poll will be Kristy, with each of her 15 super special subplots listed in three groups of five. Those three winners will face off in the second round to determine the favorite Kristy subplot (example: Kristy's relationship with Michel in Super Special 15 and her struggles to learn the part of Peter Pan in Super Special 9.) We'll repeat that process for each of the remaining sitters (Logan and Shannon will not be included in this because while they sometimes have individual chapters in the Super Specials, they don't feature heavily enough in all of them to make it fair.) Similarly, I may waive Abby from this since she's only in three Super Specials. You guys tell me if you want to include Abby or not.

Anyway, once we have one subplot for each sitter, they'll face off against each other until we have one final best subplot winner.

The first Kristy poll will be up later tonight (I have some research to do first!)