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hso_mods ([personal profile] hso_mods) wrote in [community profile] hs_olympics2012-06-29 04:52 pm
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Voting/Scoring Announcements!

Hey shippers!
We have some VERY important voting and scoring announcements. Please read carefully!

So, we completely forgot to account for AX in the new schedule; with that plus the delays and trouble we've been having getting everything in posting shape, we've decided that it's only fair to extend voting.
The new deadline for Phase One voting will be Saturday, July 7, 11:59PM EDT. That means that Phase Two voting will take place from as soon as we can balance and tally the Phase One votes and put together the form (probably within a few hours) on Sunday, July 8 until Saturday, July 14, 11:59PM EDT.
Round Two will close and Round Three will open as scheduled on Saturday, July 7, 11:59PM EDT.

The points awarded for voting have increased from 5 to 15 (capped at 90)! This will be applied retroactively. Right now, there are only about 75 votes in all sectors combined; we know you're all very busy, and there are a lot of entries, but we really do think it's important to vote if you can. Hopefully now you'll have a little more time, too!

We've made a slight change to the bracket balances, so that scoring will work out a little better. The top twelve entries from each sector will move forward, so you'll have to read 36 new entries instead of 30. The top 24 (out of 48 total) will receive placement points.

Remember, all teams who submit a Round One entry will receive 180 points! In future rounds, we will probably have a cut-off date for getting the full allotment of participation points, but there's been so much trouble this round that we're not instituting the cut-off yet.

Placement points go above and beyond those participation points.
The placement point structure will be:
1: 1800
2: 1620
3: 1440
4: 1260
5: 1080
6: 900
7: 720
8: 540
9-16: 360
17-24: 180

Several entries have gone over the limits in non-text media; rather than disqualifying them, we will be applying penalties in increments of 30 points. For audio/vid files, we are allowing a 2-second grace period, and applying a penalty every 5 seconds after that. For animations, we are allowing a 1-second grace period, and applying a penalty every 2 seconds after that. For illustrations, there is no interval of grace; every additional illustration over the limit will incur a penalty.
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[personal profile] murasakivie 2012-06-30 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
Is there still going to be point incentive if everyone or all but one member of a team votes?
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This is more for the mods than for you, dear, so don't feel like I am expecting you to answer, lol!

[personal profile] snowchildhero 2012-06-30 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
If there is I would be concerned, as our team has a good chunk of dead weight right now, people who joined, but then never said ONE WORD. So if there is this kind of incentive, I ask the mods if there is anything that can be done about those people.

(also, I am the team's vice palhoncho, but my palhoncho is away right now, so I'm covering for them. If there's been palhoncho discussion about that already, awesome, but I'm not in the loop about it. So let me know if there's anything I should be doing.)
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[personal profile] prayersforthewicked 2012-07-02 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Really sorry, is there somewhere I can read all about what this is? It seems really cool, and I've seen a lot of DW comms made for this shipping Olympics... and I've searched around but I can't seem to find anything actually explaining what's happening here. So uhm. Sorry for being an insufferable noob. ^^;;;

[personal profile] noveltyhorns 2012-07-02 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
I'm neither involved with nor do I represent the moderators, but the info post and FAQ might be of interest to you. ♥
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[personal profile] prayersforthewicked 2012-07-02 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks very much! *showers with internet cookies an homestuck paraphernalia*
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[personal profile] tozoku 2012-07-02 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm noticing that there are some pairings on the ballot for Sector 3 that don't show up in the Sector 3 tag. Any idea why this would be?

[personal profile] runespoor 2012-07-03 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
Not a mod, but some teams haven't submitted a work for round 1, that may be why.
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Is there a way to check my votes sent

[personal profile] rje 2012-07-03 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The form has been acting up for me and failed to send twice - loaded for a long time then just went to a blank page, but I'm not sure if that means it sent or not.
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[personal profile] am 2012-07-04 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
I have the same concern. I clicked submit on the confirmation page and my browser said the page was loading but it never went.
paradigm: (screamo music is the worst)

Re: Is there a way to check my votes sent

[personal profile] paradigm 2012-07-04 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
^ Thirding this. I'm not going to try sending again in case it did actually submit 'cause then I might end up with a doubled vote, uh oh.

I'm in Sector 1.