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Question about DQs


RPG Superstar™ General Discussion

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

So, supposing someone's item is DQed. Do they get any notification of the fact? Or do they have to be sure to make it through all the items in the voting in order to see if it shows up?

Paizo Employee Customer Carebear

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Submissions are anonymous and we do not notify if a submission is disqualified.

Sovereign Court Star Voter 2013

But if you are lucky, I mean really lucky, you just might end up with some Dairy Queen. Just sayin.

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Well, they're not completely anonymous ... after all the *winners* get notified :)

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
gbonehead wrote:
Well, they're not completely anonymous ... after all the *winners* get notified :)

Hmmmmmm, according to Clark, anyone who enters is a winner...

Me thinks his mail box might get busy... :P

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Anthony Adam wrote:
gbonehead wrote:
Well, they're not completely anonymous ... after all the *winners* get notified :)
Hmmmmmm, according to Clark, anyone who enters is a winner...

While I understand the sentiment, I don't really agree ...

I *do* think it's an accomplishment to enter, but just entering doesn't make you a winner ... making it as far as the top 32 makes you a winner.

Otherwise you're still one of the anonymous masses :)

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I got REALLY confused for a minute...

Carry on. :)

Star Voter 2013

If you're DQ'd, you're probably going to have to wait until the year's 'review my item' thread for someone to point it out to you.

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
RonarsCorruption wrote:
If you're DQ'd, you're probably going to have to wait until the year's 'review my item' thread for someone to point it out to you.

I plan on burning through all the items in a caffeine-fueled frenzy. Then I'll know for sure :)


Do they have code in place to make sure you never vote on your own item?

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka motteditor

No, you can vote for your own item.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013

But what prevents one item from showing up earlier and/or more often than another, equally impressive item? Are the votes proportionately weighted by the number of times that the item shows up?

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka motteditor

Yeah, they're apparently weighted toward items that have been presented less frequently. There's a whole thread explaining it, but it's all over my head.

Something something Condorcet method... : )

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

In a grossly oversimplified summary, every item will be presented a near-identical number of times, thus votes should not be skewed by the number of times an object has been presented. In theory. Which just makes the "what is paired with what" rules all the more important, hence the heavy-duty mathematical theory.

All told, I think the new mechanism has a number of fascinating ramifications for the contest.

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