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Poll: What Was Your Favorite Edit of August 2016?
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Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky (International Rescue Edition) by wilhelm scream
0%
0 0%
Pulp Fiction: The Chronological Edit by nAsA
4.65%
2 4.65%
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit a Maple Films edit (eldusto84)
46.51%
20 46.51%
Batman: The Killing Joke (The Book Cut) by MusicEd921
6.98%
3 6.98%
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Extended Edition) by samspider3
0%
0 0%
Kick-Asterisk by Smithers
0%
0 0%
Man of Tomorrow (A Man of Steel and Batman V Superman FanEdit) by JobWillins
41.86%
18 41.86%
Total 43 vote(s) 100%
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#21
(09-29-2016, 10:06 AM)TVs Frink Wrote: Website support?


I think maybe he means that some fanedits have their own websites with more information/links/etc, like the one I built for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. I also have a Facebook page for it as well.
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#22
(09-29-2016, 10:50 AM)eldusto84 Wrote:
(09-29-2016, 10:06 AM)TVs Frink Wrote: Website support?


I think maybe he means that some fanedits have their own websites with more information/links/etc, like the one I built for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. I also have a Facebook page for it as well.

We noticed you posted a request for people to vote for you on your site.  I don't believe we have a rule against that specifically, but it goes against the spirit of the contest.  It's not a competition to see who can collect the most votes by whatever means available to them, it's for the community of FE to voice their support for their favorite edit.  To that point (and some of the others raised in this thread), we changed the contest from "Fan Edit of the Month" to "Favorite Edit of the Month" to make it more clear that this is not about what is the best edit, but rather what the community enjoyed the most.
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#23
(09-29-2016, 12:03 PM)TVs Frink Wrote: We noticed you posted a request for people to vote for you on your site.  I don't believe we have a rule against that specifically, but it goes against the spirit of the contest.  It's not a competition to see who can collect the most votes by whatever means available to them, it's for the community of FE to voice their support for their favorite edit.  To that point (and some of the others raised in this thread), we changed the contest from "Fan Edit of the Month" to "Favorite Edit of the Month" to make it more clear that this is not about what is the best edit, but rather what the community enjoyed the most.

Goodness, I can't vote for my own edit and now I can't even tell people about the contest? Yes, I have indeed shared this site (and this contest specifically) on my own webpages. I could be wrong, but don't you need to create an account here to have member privileges, such as posting/voting in these forums, or writing reviews on IFDB? I've encouraged followers on my sites to do just that, and in so doing maybe read about fanedits of other films and shows while they are here. Doesn't that make them part of the FE community then? This site is a great resource and deserves to have its user base grow.
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#24
(09-29-2016, 12:39 PM)eldusto84 Wrote: Goodness, I can't vote for my own edit and now I can't even tell people about the contest

Where did he say that? 

Quote:Yes, I have indeed shared this site (and this contest specifically) on my own webpages. I could be wrong, but don't you need to create an account here to have member privileges, such as posting/voting in these forums, or writing reviews on IFDB? I've encouraged followers on my sites to do just that, and in so doing maybe read about fanedits of other films and shows while they are here. Doesn't that make them part of the FE community then? This site is a great resource and deserves to have its user base grow.

That would be an ideal scenario, but that's not how people work. For example, out of the 20 votes you have, 8 of those people have 0 posts on the site. Personally, I would not consider those people part of the FE community.

Full disclosure: Man of Tomorrow has 3 votes from people with 0 posts, out of 15. What's interesting to me is that if you remove the 0-post-user votes, your edits are tied at 12 votes each.
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#25
(09-29-2016, 12:39 PM)eldusto84 Wrote:
(09-29-2016, 12:03 PM)TVs Frink Wrote: We noticed you posted a request for people to vote for you on your site.  I don't believe we have a rule against that specifically, but it goes against the spirit of the contest.  It's not a competition to see who can collect the most votes by whatever means available to them, it's for the community of FE to voice their support for their favorite edit.  To that point (and some of the others raised in this thread), we changed the contest from "Fan Edit of the Month" to "Favorite Edit of the Month" to make it more clear that this is not about what is the best edit, but rather what the community enjoyed the most.

Goodness, I can't vote for my own edit and now I can't even tell people about the contest? Yes, I have indeed shared this site (and this contest specifically) on my own webpages. I could be wrong, but don't you need to create an account here to have member privileges, such as posting/voting in these forums, or writing reviews on IFDB? I've encouraged followers on my sites to do just that, and in so doing maybe read about fanedits of other films and shows while they are here. Doesn't that make them part of the FE community then? This site is a great resource and deserves to have its user base grow.


No one said you couldn't tell people about the contest, but in the past this type of enlisting has been far from outreach that helped grow our community. We've had editors enlist a lot of friends and family members to boost their number of votes, and these people never ended up participating in the site. We've tried to move the focus of these polls from winning contests to edit exposure and community interaction.  Sadly some members really seem to post edits here just to get attention.

I do hope that those that you've introduced to Fanedit.org actually participate in the forums and check out some additional edits. If they're just creating an account to give your edit a 10/10 rating and another contest vote, that's pretty lame. But, if it opens the door to the world of fanedits for someone, then that's great.  Just please keep that in mind when you are encouraging people to join the site.
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#26
(09-29-2016, 12:39 PM)eldusto84 Wrote: Goodness, I can't vote for my own edit and now I can't even tell people about the contest?

For clarity, I've just crunched some "poll data" (I'm in a nerdy election-time mood Big Grin ) so you can perhaps understand better what Frink and others are talking about...

Of the 19 people who voted for your Hobbit edit:
- 11 where "established" site members (e.g. they've either been here for years, or have simply been active on the site in any way besides voting. Even a single post would do)
- of the other 8 voters...
- 3 signed up to the site just to review your edit, immediately after you made a post on your blog suggesting they do so last month
- and the last 5 signed up the day you put up the other blog post asking them to vote for your edit. Two of these five logged into this site for less than 93 seconds, voted then left

Of the 15 people who voted for JobWillins Batman/Superman edit:
- 13 where "established" site members (In the same way as I described above)
- the other two are new members who signed up in the last month or so

As you can see from that data, more "established" site members have actually voted for JobWillins edit so far. So I hope you can understand that driving people here just to review or vote for you edit, can have the effect of skewing what is supposed to be a fun poll. We haven't got any rules against this and I know you were just trying to spread the word about your edit but like I say, please just bare this info in mind in the future.

Lastly, I'd just like to make it clear that everybody is welcome to vote in FEOTM, however long they've been here and I wouldn't want to discourage anybody's enthusiasm or participation. It's great to have new members! In other words...

(09-29-2016, 12:39 PM)eldusto84 Wrote: This site is a great resource and deserves to have its user base grow.

EDIT: I see now that addiesin beat me to the data crunching. Although we disagree slightly on the specific final figures, if not the conclusions... hey that's politics folks! Big Grin

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#27
I admit, my number crunching was more of "quick glance before the boss looks over my shoulder" than "actual mathematics work". Take it for what you will.
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#28
(09-29-2016, 01:53 PM)addiesin Wrote: my number crunching was more of "quick glance before the boss looks over my shoulder" than "actual mathematics work".

My general incompetence also probably plays a factor in the small variance.
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#29
I voted for General Incompetence in the last election but he didn't have enough support from the more moderate wing of the party.
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#30
(09-29-2016, 03:09 PM)TVs Frink Wrote: General Incompetence

take it easy with the prequel #2 references. i hardly remember that movie.
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