Improving the Weekly Review Rumble - Vote/Poll

Gary Gary 02/04/2010

You've all made some really great suggestions on ways to improve our weekly contest! I have filtered out some of the suggestions that are just not possible at this time, and put all the others into polls for you to vote on. Your votes will decide what gets changed.

Invited: All reviewers.

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Gary Gary
As it is now, every review is included separately. This gives reviewers more than one entry if more than one of their reviews is nominated.

Should we leave it how it is now, or should we limit each reviewer to one entry including all reviews nominated?
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44  (24%)
143  (76%)
Total votes: 187
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Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
As it is now, every review is included separately. This gives reviewers more than one entry if more than one of their reviews is nominated.

Should we leave it how it is now, or should we limit each reviewer to one entry including all reviews ... More
Make sure you vote now, the changes are gonna go into affect this week.
02/08/2010
Red Red
I'm a little worried people will start voting for reviewers based on how prolific they were, but I'm not sure that's actually worth worrying about.
02/09/2010
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Red
I'm a little worried people will start voting for reviewers based on how prolific they were, but I'm not sure that's actually worth worrying about.
I think I will still list all the reviews, so it will look the same, but then just tally all the votes together for the reviewer. Since it appears this is the popular choice.
02/09/2010
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Red
I'm a little worried people will start voting for reviewers based on how prolific they were, but I'm not sure that's actually worth worrying about.
I hope that made sense
02/09/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
It did! I was worried about this, too, but I figured that you'd find a way around it. We don't want this turning into a popularity contest, hahah.
02/09/2010
Gary Gary
Make sure you vote on these changes everyone! They will being going into affect this week.
02/10/2010
Willis2011 Willis2011
It should be a combination!
04/22/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
As it is now, every review is included separately. This gives reviewers more than one entry if more than one of their reviews is nominated.

Should we leave it how it is now, or should we limit each reviewer to one entry including all reviews ... More
I like this option since this will give others a chance to win the rumble. Some people have awesome reviews and do not have as many out there yet due to their jobs, kids, etc. This would even up the odds and be more consistent as far as review quality and popularity.
07/09/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I know this is an old thread, but I think that perhaps winners should be limited annually, on a rolling year system. Like, for example, if I win ten (six, eight, twelve; this number is a bit arbitrary, but it should be enough so that people can fairly win a few, without getting to the point of excessiveness) weekly review rumbles, then I would be ineligible until one year from the week I won the first rumble.

I just feel like we see so many repeat winners, people who consistently win--which means that they write AMAZING reviews. But, in that same respect, it almost makes it impossible for other newcomers who may have had REALLY GOOD REVIEWS to win, because you've got these powerhouses dominating the rumbles.

Personally, I don't like the rumbles as a concept, but this is just my suggestion on how to, perhaps, level the field a bit for newbies.
07/22/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
As it is now, every review is included separately. This gives reviewers more than one entry if more than one of their reviews is nominated.

Should we leave it how it is now, or should we limit each reviewer to one entry including all reviews ... More
Combine multiple nominations, and vote on the reviewer
01/01/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I'd say individual reviews. Because If you reviewing the whole persons body of work... well maybe their current reviews have improved from later ones. Individual gives them a chance to grow. Seems like it would end up being a popularity contest if it was voting on the reviewer... Or the person with the most reviews..

I think it should be individual reviews. And one person cannot be nominated for two reviews in one week- if this happens they can pick the best review out of the bunch, instead of letting them get two chances to win. Fair for everyone.
01/06/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Curiouscat
I'd say individual reviews. Because If you reviewing the whole persons body of work... well maybe their current reviews have improved from later ones. Individual gives them a chance to grow. Seems like it would end up being a popularity contest ... More
I think it should definitely be one or the other---limit the number of nominations for a single reviewer or put them all under one name if there's more than one for that person that week.

I don't want to use the term unfair, because nothing in life is fair except a blonde-headed child, but it seems not right to have multiple nominations for the same person in the same week. Their votes get divided between multiple reviews.

The consensus of the community members who have participated in this poll, up to this point, is that multiple nominations should be allowed, but they should be grouped under the person's name.

Granted, this poll is a year old but I'd be willing to bet most of those people are still around today.

Maybe we can pimp this thread, get more votes and then give it a closing date and go from there?
01/06/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Just wanted to pop in on this with a quick note. Since we started doing the quarterly Rumbles and Finals, we decided to keep it based on individual reviews since it's the Review Rumble and not the Reviewer Rumble.
01/10/2012
Lavender420 Lavender420
Combine multiple
01/27/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I like the individual reviews.
06/11/2012
klyte klyte
Individual reviews.
07/11/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
this will be neat
07/12/2012
kawaii-princess kawaii-princess
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I like this option since this will give others a chance to win the rumble. Some people have awesome reviews and do not have as many out there yet due to their jobs, kids, etc. This would even up the odds and be more consistent as far as review ... More
Really good point!
09/07/2012
SoloJoe SoloJoe
more than one
10/12/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Combine multiple nominations, and vote on the reviewer.
10/12/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Combine multiple nominations, and vote on the reviewer.
10/29/2012
Hubby80 Hubby80
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
Combine multiple nominations, and vote on the reviewer.
I agree
11/11/2012
MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I know this is an old thread, but I think that perhaps winners should be limited annually, on a rolling year system. Like, for example, if I win ten (six, eight, twelve; this number is a bit arbitrary, but it should be enough so that people can ... More
I disagree on this... That seems almost like punishing those who right stellar reviews.
03/15/2013
Total posts: 24
Unique posters: 20
Gary Gary
Should we limit how often you can be in the Rumble? As it is now, you could be in every week if you receive a nomination. Would you like to change this so that you cannot be in the Rumble two weeks in a row?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
70  (58%)
27  (22%)
23  (19%)
Total votes: 120
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DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
I don't see any issues with people being nominated each week. I think if you win the Rumble you should be excluded for the next week or two of nominations though.
02/04/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Yeah, I voted cannot be in but I'm thinking if you win, not just if you were nominated.
02/04/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
yeah, if you won the previous week, you're out the next week
02/04/2010
Maiden Maiden
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
yeah, if you won the previous week, you're out the next week
Seconded
02/04/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
yeah, if you won the previous week, you're out the next week
Thirded (is that a word?)
02/04/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
I fourth(ded)? that!
02/04/2010
Kayla Kayla
Fifthed. 'cause some people write good reviews every week and get nominated but just don't win. I'd just want to see a winning participant take a week off or so.
02/04/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I agree, only winners should be excluded. I think one week is fine.
02/04/2010
Victoria Victoria
I eighth the winner skips a week suggestion
02/04/2010
Victoria Victoria
I eighth the winner skips a week suggestion
02/04/2010
~miss.heather~ ~miss.heather~
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
yeah, if you won the previous week, you're out the next week
Ditto, only winners should be excluded for the following week
02/04/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Yeah, I voted cannot be in but I'm thinking if you win, not just if you were nominated.
I agree with this suggestion.
02/04/2010
Sammi Sammi
Agreed - only winners should have to skip a week.
02/04/2010
sophie2229 sophie2229
agree - winner skips one week
02/04/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Excellent suggestion, I agree too.
Do I really have to say to what I agree?
02/06/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I also agree on the winner skipping a week.
02/08/2010
Holly Hox Holly Hox
Agree on the winner skipping a week also.
02/09/2010
LiftedUp LiftedUp
I also agree that you should only be excluded for the next rumble, if you won the previous one. Great ideas people!
02/10/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
I say if you win you need to sit the next one out.
02/11/2010
*Huxley* *Huxley*
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I agree, only winners should be excluded. I think one week is fine.
I agree.
04/13/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Quote:
Originally posted by DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
I don't see any issues with people being nominated each week. I think if you win the Rumble you should be excluded for the next week or two of nominations though.
This (which has already been seconded, thirded, fourthed, etc.!).
07/09/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Should we limit how often you can be in the Rumble? As it is now, you could be in every week if you receive a nomination. Would you like to change this so that you cannot be in the Rumble two weeks in a row?
I agree with sarah
07/25/2011
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
I agree that in a "perfect" world (and EF is close, very close) a reviewer should be able to be nominated each week, provided that the current week's review is truly exceptional, which is a very subjective and potentialy inflamatory criteria. Having said that, I have noticed some "cliques" or "fan clubs", as it is, and I think that greatly influences how people may or may not vote. It is a difficult thing to "police" so that it is fair to all. We just need to rely on people's good ethics. I have observed that EF as a company, and many, many of the members have the highest ethical standards, but, there are those few...
11/11/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Actually I agree the winner should sit out, but I think all nominated people should sit out a week. There are some of us that have NEVER been nominated for the rumble and would love a chance to be. I think it would open it up to more people.
11/11/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
The people who haven't deserve a chance too!
01/27/2012
XxXxX XxXxX
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Should we limit how often you can be in the Rumble? As it is now, you could be in every week if you receive a nomination. Would you like to change this so that you cannot be in the Rumble two weeks in a row?
I voted that 'CAN' , The way I see it, if someone writes a great review and wins a rumble, and then writes another one the next week, why shouldn't that one be recognised as well? We are voting on great reviews/reviewers, ANY great review should have a chance to win no matter what.
09/23/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
If you were in last weeks Rumble, you CANNOT be in this weeks Rumble.
10/29/2012
MrWill MrWill
Eh.. I'll vote with the minority here. If someone writes stellar reviews and wins Rumble... It almost seems like a punishment to say "You can't be in the Rumble next week", and then... that person has a week to polish a review that they had ready anyway.

Analogy here: You don't tell the team that wins the Super Bowl that they won't be allowed to participate next year.

just my thoughts.
02/21/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
Quote:
Originally posted by DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
I don't see any issues with people being nominated each week. I think if you win the Rumble you should be excluded for the next week or two of nominations though.
Agreed. I only think you should be excluded for the next couple weeks if you win.
03/15/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
Eh.. I'll vote with the minority here. If someone writes stellar reviews and wins Rumble... It almost seems like a punishment to say "You can't be in the Rumble next week", and then... that person has a week to polish a review that ... More
I see MrWilly's point but.. I don't think a week or 2 is unfair. 2 weeks is not a year.
03/15/2013
Total posts: 31
Unique posters: 29
Gary Gary
As it is now, you can only nominate 5 people. Would you like to be able to nominate more people? Do you think there should be fewer nominations? How many?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
26  (20%)
12  (9%)
68  (54%)
19  (15%)
2  (2%)
Total votes: 127
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Red Red
I like how no one chose four.
02/09/2010
LiftedUp LiftedUp
I don't know which number is going to end up being the "key" number to get the rumble balanced out, but it's probably less than 5. To be completely honest, in weeks where I'm extremely busy, and don't have a lot of time, I often find that there's just too many nominated reviews for me to sit there and read through all of them in one sitting, to cast a fair vote. Many times in those situations, I end up not voting at all. I think that if we could limit nominations so that everyone will TRULY only nominate the reviews they found BEST, instead of 5 reviews they thought were "pretty good", it might help to make the voting process easier.

Just my $.02
02/10/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
I am all for five, especially if we are voting on the reviewer rather than the review itself. It says something if you nominate two reviews by the same person.
02/11/2010
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
As it is now, you can only nominate 5 people. Would you like to be able to nominate more people? Do you think there should be fewer nominations? How many?
I like things how they are
07/25/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
3
01/27/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
Quote:
Originally posted by Red
I like how no one chose four.
Maybe you should have.
04/13/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
I would go with just one.
04/13/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
Five
09/18/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Nominate 03 reviews per week.
10/29/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Just 1 review a week.
01/24/2013
MrWill MrWill
This touches on something else I've seen. If we are voting on something as the "best" for a period of time... Why are voters allowed to vote for more than one entry?

I'm sure I sound like an ass, but think about it.. Did you go vote for Obama and Romney? No. You voted for the one you thought was best, not the one you thought was best, the one that was your friend, the one that has a nice smile, and so on.

I think it muddies competitions/contests up when voters are allowed to vote for several entries/contestants/wh at have you.


I think each member should be able to nominate a single review each week. If each member only nominated the best review they saw in a week, instead of nominated the 5 best... I think the noms would be better quality.
02/21/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
Quote:
Originally posted by J's Alley
I am all for five, especially if we are voting on the reviewer rather than the review itself. It says something if you nominate two reviews by the same person.
I can agree with that. I think 3 is a good number.
03/15/2013
Total posts: 13
Unique posters: 12
Gary Gary
This poll is to determine the window of eligibility from which reviews can be nominated each week.

- To be eligible review must have been submitted between ?/?/? & ?/?/?.
- Nominations must be submitted by 11:59PM on Thursday each week.
- The Weekly Review Rumble will be posted Friday evening each week.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
111  (94%)
7  (6%)
Total votes: 118
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Sammi Sammi
I think in order not to miss reviews that come in right before the deadline, the cutoff for eligible reviews should be 24 hours before the nominations must be made.
02/04/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I think in order not to miss reviews that come in right before the deadline, the cutoff for eligible reviews should be 24 hours before the nominations must be made.
Good point. It would really suck if a review came in a few hours before the deadline, but it couldn't be nominated for either week because of the timing.
02/09/2010
Victoria Victoria
I just wanted to say that I think this Comparative Discussion was super useful and I hope to see more people using them in this fashion. Very cool!
02/09/2010
Victoria Victoria
I just wanted to say that I think this Comparative Discussion was super useful and I hope to see more people using them in this fashion. Very cool!
02/09/2010
NuMe NuMe
I agree with Sammi. Possibly eligibility period ends on Thursday but we can still nominate until the end of the day Friday.
02/09/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I agree with Sammi. Possibly eligibility period ends on Thursday but we can still nominate until the end of the day Friday.
Aww, I should I have read this BEFORE I voted. I vote for this one instead. Take my no change back please.
02/11/2010
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
This poll is to determine the window of eligibility from which reviews can be nominated each week.

- To be eligible review must have been submitted between ?/?/? & ?/?/?.
- Nominations must be submitted by 11:59PM on Thursday each ... More
no change
07/25/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
Keep the same!
01/27/2012
eeep eeep
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I think in order not to miss reviews that come in right before the deadline, the cutoff for eligible reviews should be 24 hours before the nominations must be made.
I agree with this. It doesn't leave much time for people to have read reviews close to the deadline and nominate them.
01/27/2012
brevado brevado
The process more or less works well the way it is now
09/13/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
The actual days I don't think will make a difference, it still gives people the same amount of time to write and submit reviews.
09/19/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
no do not change it
10/29/2012
Hubby80 Hubby80
Don't change it
11/11/2012
evie.amor evie.amor
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I agree with Sammi. Possibly eligibility period ends on Thursday but we can still nominate until the end of the day Friday.
Seconded. Thirded. Whatever.
03/15/2013
Total posts: 15
Unique posters: 14