|Samuel Kisko RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6 aka Core|
Call me a gigantic hypocrite if you must, but I'm of the opinion that for the last round we shouldn't reveal our votes. With the all-or-nothing nature of this last round it just doesn't seem right.
I think it would be a moot point. I'm sure the vast majority of the voters have never bothered to post who they voted for or why, or even read those sort of threads. Also I am thinking that it won't be a close race really. It seems like every round has a clear front runner, one entry that clicks better than the others for one reason or another.
Oddly enough it seems like that front runner is a different person... hmmm.
|The Earl of Sandwich|
I hear what you're saying Nem-Z. But with only vote per person, I think the issues of strategic voting will be greatly lessened in this final round. You vote for your fave, and if you don't, they might not win.
Exactly, with one vote the strategic voting does not really play a role, and I guess there is nothing special in being in second position...being in top 4 is a thing of prestige, but other than the winner at least I don't think ranking really matters (and as I have mentioned in other threads, it is usually clear from reading the commentary threads which entries are more popular than others...)
Well, if the contest actually gets tough it might give better peace of mind for the contestants to not see the tally (but then again,if you can't stand the heat, better stay out of the kitchen).
|Matrissa the Enchantress|
Well, that and I've been voting strategically the entire contest (including a few last-minute changes to try and get my second-tier picks in). Now that it won't be possible I don't personally see much value in keeping a poll going.
Arguably, our poll is a bit different as it's sort of a combination straw/exit poll - the information reflects how people (claim to) have actually voted like an exit poll, but voters can change the value of their actual vote prior to the poll's close, so the results are flexible like a straw poll.
Regardless, I see no harm in tracking the votes of those of us who wish to declare our allegiance prior to the close of the voting period. If for no other reason to see if the small percentage of us who do speak up are, in fact, representative of the final outcome.
PS: Vote Purple!!
The only concern I have is that the votes have been so accurate that it might steal the big reveal's thunder. That said, our accuracy might result from the multiple advancements. I kinda hope we get one wrong for shock value.
If more people push for not wanting one, I might let someone else start it. I like honoring community self-regulation; however, the (expressed) sentiment still seems in favor at this point.