The next Scenerio Design Contest?

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AuthorTopic: The next Scenerio Design Contest?
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On a matter of curiosity, when would official decisions about changing contest rules be made? A month before?

Also, I think anonymous scores promotes BoE/BoA bias. Only one other person will see them and it seems easier to get away with rating based on taste/preference. I still like my discussion idea - it seems the best way so that the personal taste of the judges can't get in the way of the results too much.

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I volunteer to moderate again, unless through some stroke of fate I manage to finish my scenario (which is so close to being done it would only take a weekend if I buckled down and did it).

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quote:
Originally written by BainIhrno:

Also, I think anonymous scores promotes BoE/BoA bias. Only one other person will see them and it seems easier to get away with rating based on taste/preference. I still like my discussion idea - it seems the best way so that the personal taste of the judges can't get in the way of the results too much.
Well, in a sense, anonymous judging is opposite to what you suggested. What I thought was actually that judges wouldn't know about each others' scores before they had given one.

EDIT: Yes. Blind judging. Exactly. Not "anonymous" judging.

Another issue that traditionally divides opinions is, what the role of personal taste is in judging (books, scenarios, films...) Is it bias or is it the truth? Because there is no Law of Scenario Designing, or at least none that the judges would have to follow.

In any case, if you (other people) want to judge like BainIhrno suggested, it's your decision of course.

[ Thursday, August 10, 2006 06:26: Message edited by: Milu ]
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The first few contests were all blind judging. Personally I prefer this. You email your scores/reviews to the organizer, who does averages and makes a neat little webpage that will be published with scores and reviews when the judging finishes.

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I much prefer discussion-based judging. Even though the Shark contest was a poor example of it.

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Oh, man, BoE too? I can't GET BoE on my new computer! I'm begging the designers out there - please, put up alternate BoA versions for those of us with new Macs!
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Dream on. I refuse to support BoA.

Anyway, the porting feature stinks, according to designers. If someone wanted to do it, they couldn't, at least not in time.

[ Sunday, August 13, 2006 14:36: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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Rivka,

Here's a link that shows you how to run BoE on an Intel Mac: http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=001761

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I'm just trying to tell people to watch themselves before saying "Kel will win by default!".
But he will anyway! :P

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