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Solace
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 Originally Posted by Cats But how can you check as I see no options available to you by making it private?!
If you want to know the answer, you know who to ask. I'd suggest you do it privately though.
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 2009-03-19, 19:51 Link #242 Whojive is behind on many eps   Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Michigan Age: 41 quick bracket edu: for this example we have banners 1-16 there would be a separate poll per pair Round 1 pair one: 1 v 2 pair two: 3 v 4 ...... pair eight: 15 v 16 winners move on to round two and on and on until final.
 2009-03-19, 19:56 Link #243 Whojive is behind on many eps   Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Michigan Age: 41 how we did the polls 48hrs for round 1 and 2 (4polls at once) so day 1 = banners 1-8 day 3 = banners 9-16 day 5 = all of round 2 day 7 = final 4 banners (4day poll) day 11=final 2 banners (1 week poll)
 2009-03-19, 19:58 Link #244 felix sleepyhead Author     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: event horizon Yes, that is definetly a better system. We can have more then 2 per round if that is a problem. Create new thread > Vote > Merge into Main Vote thread, Create next thread etc edit: We can use modular aritmethic on the post count of the creators + alphabetical ordering to determine the groups. If you have 120 banners and you want 3 per group then you have 40 groups. Reduce to R40 (it doesnt make a difference really) and you get lets say: 3 16 2 9 20 39 etc. You then order them, applying alphabetic order of the username for those that are equal, lets say you end up with: 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 etc. You then group them as pairs of 3: (2 3 3) (3 4 4) etc If you make 1 banner you loose nothing, if you make 2 you may end up with both in one group or at best one in 1 group and one in the other, by the next phase even if you were lucky the first time and got both in two groups and both picked you might now have both in the same group and will have to compete with each other. With this system quality wins over quantity, so you could allow free hand on how many banners people want to submit/create in the time alloted. *Cats has been reading too much Liar Game manga* __________________ Last edited by felix; 2009-03-19 at 20:22.
Whojive
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
Age: 41
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Cats Yes, that is definetly a better system. We can have more then 2 per round if that is a problem. Create new thread > Vote > Merge into Main Vote thread, Create next thread etc
i went small for the example but the one we had on the other forum was a bracket of 64, made after narrowing down from 100+ entries. was a hottest celeb contest that has been run the past 5 years

 2009-03-20, 00:47 Link #246 masterwok Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2006 Age: 27 wow nice thinking i like that idea bc it tells us what everyone likes the most instead of having a split decision on voting for all at once. the problem is that it might take a lot of threads to produce the first bracket. __________________
 2009-03-20, 04:36 Link #247 felix sleepyhead Author     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: event horizon A page can be create on vBulletin and the system automated, problem solved. Arguably this is how our current nominations should have been done as well. __________________
xris
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: U.K. Hampshire
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Whojive quick bracket edu:
There are many, many ways to select a winner and this method has its own problems.

It is unlikely we will change the present method of allowing 3 votes per person. Thank you for your suggestion but it is unlikely it will be implemented.

 2009-03-23, 16:33 Link #249 felix sleepyhead Author     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: event horizon You may wish to consider different procedures and more fine tuning to the little details. For example, in the poll, should you really be asking "Choose your favorite banner!"; this phrasing can be interpreted in different ways depending on how people "rate" things. Lets take you xris as a example. Given a selection of avatars you may pick that which is your favorite among them, but you may never wish to use it; since your "will to use it" was not among your criteria for choosing your favorite. A solution would be to ask it differently, like for example just be blunt: "Which banner would you like to see on top for the next 6 months? (possibly more)". Concerning the current 3vote-nomination and 1vote-final-pick, I wont go into any details but it may be for the best to allow everyone to pick how many of the banners they like in both phases; or at least far more then we can pick now. __________________
NightWish
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Age: 37
New banners are now active; if anyone notices a problem, let me know!
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 Originally Posted by Cats A solution would be to ask it differently, like for example just be blunt: "Which banner would you like to see on top for the next 6 months? (possibly more)".
I think you're splitting hairs a bit there... I mean, why would we ask which banner you like in a forum banner contest if it wasn't to pick which is shown at the top of the forum? The post even explains the intention as such. I don't think any of our members are so ridged in their thinking that their choice is going to be changed by having the question altered in such a way.
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 Originally Posted by NightWish New banners are now active; if anyone notices a problem, let me know!
The Dango banner is not blending well when it shows up for me. I have refreshed the image several times and only this banner appears to suffer from this.

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 2009-03-23, 19:41 Link #252 Lord Uiruu Senior Member   Join Date: Jun 2008 Age: 23 the new banners look awesome.. theyre not as bright as some of the old ones.. or at least the ones i saw..
 2009-03-23, 19:45 Link #253 Solace (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ Moderator     Join Date: Mar 2006 To help with figuring out the issue, I took a screen cap of what it looks like on my computer: __________________
NightWish
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Age: 37
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Daniel E. The Dango banner is not blending well when it shows up for me.
Good catch, thanks. I did also notice this myself once I remembered to check it on a range of browsers. Seems to be a problem with Internet Explorer's PNG rendering; I've replaced the image with a JPG which has fixed it on all browsers I've been able to check... ::sigh::
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 2009-03-23, 19:46 Link #255 Littm ちょうど楽しみなさい IT Support     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Somewhere... Age: 28 New banners are really awesome. Dango banner looks good for me in Firefox 3. No problems with blending.
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Yep, works fine now!

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 Originally Posted by NightWish Good catch, thanks. I did also notice this myself once I remembered to check it on a range of browsers. Seems to be a problem with Internet Explorer's PNG rendering;
Deja vu? I seem to recall making the same comment in the past!

It seems Internet Explorer will always be Internet Explorer.
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Whojive
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
Age: 41
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Daniel E. It seems Internet Explorer will always be Internet Explorer.
not past IE 8. they are going with awhole new platform afterward, not just tweaking the current.
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 MS is moving onto a new engine called Gazelle

 2009-03-23, 23:31 Link #258 Aoie_Emesai ♪♫ Maya Iincho ♩♬ Artist     Join Date: May 2004 Location: Unnecessary Age: 30 Just saw the new banner. The color is very attractive and soft. Great job on the banners guys ^^ __________________ How to Give / Receive Criticism on your work / Like to draw? Come join Artists AlikeVisit my Deviantart Or Blog ~A Child should always surpass his/her parent, Remember.
 2009-03-24, 00:12 Link #259 King Lycan User Title eaten by ravenous bunnies IT Support     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Zeon Age: 25 love the new feel of Animesuki __________________
 2009-03-24, 03:05 Link #260 Jill Valentine ♥     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Derelict Apartment Block I just saw the new banner and it's really nice, i love the colors they are relaxing

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