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    Default Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    Use this thread for suggestions and ideas on how to improve the PotF!

    For the commentary on actual or past Competitions, please instead use this thread, thanks!
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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    The first round will start on next monday; the PotF Committee will take care of posting the very first Nomination Thread asap, please remember to exclusively use it for nominations!
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    Looking forward to getting this kicked off for real!
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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    - The maximum number of participating messages in the final vote will be ten. If more than ten nominations are submitted, seconded nominations will take priority. After seconded nominations are considered, earliest nominations will take priority. If the number of messages submitted to the contest is less than ten, the organizing committee may nominate posts if it considers it appropriate.
    I think requiring 10 nominations is a bit much. For various reasons the forum nowadays doesn't see much activity. The number of quality posts made during an entire month is probably less than 10. I think 5 nominations would be best.
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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the feed Dr. Legend, but ten is actually the maximum, not the minimum

    If the number of messages submitted to the contest is less than ten, the organizing committee may nominate posts if it considers it appropriate.
    this sentence is a bit misleading I think, it just says that IF the committee wants, it may nominate posts if it consider it appropiate; in other words there is no rule that says that there must be at the least 10 nominations, rather than if the committee sees a good post that has gone amiss and that can be nominated, they will probably do so, unless 10 nominations have been reached already
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    Ah I see.
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    - It is possible to nominate only one post per competition
    Doesn't this basically discourage early nominations?
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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    not really, you can change your nomination anytime until the nomination period ends; in any case, if a post is really good, it gets nominated in any case

    you have a point though, so maybe it would be better to limit nominations to 2, just to allow people a bit of "room for maneuver"; I'll comment about this in the PotF committee group
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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn View Post
    not really, you can change your nomination anytime until the nomination period ends; in any case, if a post is really good, it gets nominated in any case

    you have a point though, so maybe it would be better to limit nominations to 2, just to allow people a bit of "room for maneuver"; I'll comment about this in the PotF committee group
    After a quick discussion about within the PotF committee we decided that it's worth to extend the number of maximum nominations per member to 2; thanks to Dr. Legend for pointing us at that and making us reconsider that rule. This will become effective starting from POTF - 3 (next round)

    Besides, while amending the Rules with this update, I will also specify that is possible to change your nomination anytime before the nomination period ends
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    I've so far avoided nominating posts that include a lot of quotes within them, as the nomination system of just using a quote/link doesn't carry the quoted bits over and the posts then don't make so much sense... Could you confirm if the idea is for someone with moderator access to post the 'edit' post version in the final voting thread, so that any quotes are included? (or not)?

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    What I do is quote the original message and grab the text, and then quote the quoted messages inside it and grab them too. So don’t worry about that.

    Someone with mod access though would help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aexodus View Post
    What I do is quote the original message and grab the text, and then quote the quoted messages inside it and grab them too. So don’t worry about that.

    Someone with mod access though would help
    there's NorseThing for this, so if anyone wants an help with that, he can be contacted about

    however, a quick solution for this issue

    - quote the message without the quotes and then put the link below the quoted message, explaining that you are doing that because there are a lot of quotes in the original message
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    Particularly enjoyed reading Coughdrop Addict's post. Very succinct in its wording. It has both, an eloquent style and an economy with words. Well nominated, Abdul. Should we maybe start keeping a tally of who nominates the most winning posts as well? Hehe

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    Default Re: Post of the Fortnight - Discussion Thread

    I've just posted the PotF 8 winners thread, congrats to Abdulmecid I for his first victory!

    However, due to the recent issues with the site update and other secondary issues, the PotF competition has been slowed up a bit during the last weeks. In any case the Committee will be posting soon the PotF 9 voting thread and the PotF 10 nominations thread.

    With regards to medal, no one already got to 3 points, which is not surprising considering we only had 8 editions so far; in case you are curious about the actual situation, you can lurk the Leaderboard Thread
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    for the records

    Thanks to the hard work of Love Mountain the
    Anthology is finally updated up to PotF 18!

    Don't miss the chance to have a look at that thread, since I doubt you'll ever find everywhere else such a concentration of great posts
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    Great job Sukiyama/Love Mountain
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    Great work Love Mountain, glad to have you back!

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    PotF competition will move on to the next round anytime during next few days; Xmas period has been very quiet this year!
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