January 30th, 2007

A frustrated

Round 2 voting open until 3 Feb

Yes, folks, you have until 3 Feb to make your votes for the second round of voting.

One reminder: VOTE ONLY ONCE PER CATEGORY!!!

Yes, I realize I'm yelling. There are folks out there who seem not to have gotten the message, though it is in the FAQs and it's even in the sidebar on the voting page. It doesn't do any good to vote more than once, so don't do it. You are just wasting your time and mine. There are rules for a reason and I do ask that they be followed. Not following the rules will not be rewarded and in most cases will be penalized.

I hate being a hardass, but I won't let a cheater be a winner when there are folks who have followed the rules and had their vids legitimately voted to the top. I will be changing the rules for next year to outline penalties for cheating. I hadn't hope to have to do that as Scapers generally set themselves to higher standards than the rest of fandoms, but there are always a few that have to go ruin it for the rest of us.

And honestly folks, this is a fan appreciation award. How would you feel winning if you knew that it was you and your cronies voting your vid to the top instead of the greater viewership? It would be a hallow award. Is having a little banner that important to you?

Also, I have a few rule changes for next year. If you think of any others, let me know and I'll consider them. :D

tentative changes include:

-Redefine Half a Microt and Won't Get Fooled Again to be mutually exclusive
-Define penalties for those caught 'stuffing the ballot box' (I really wish I didn't have to do that one).
-Define rules for Round 2 voting to: "Any category that has 5 or more vids in the top three places will proceed to a second round of voting."