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Foundry Competitions

Postby oaktown on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:24 am

In a nut shell, running the central america competition did not go as smoothly as one may have hoped. A map was sent to the wrong CA, so I didn't receive it in time to include it in the first round. During the first round there were complaints that the mapmakers didn't have a chance to get any feedback, so (after consulting the mapmakers involved) we let all of the maps go into the second and final round. Then two maps were eliminated because their vote totals were padded by multis, so I re-ran round two. Now that the second final round is over I'm hearing that the vote was too close, though nobody said anything about requiring a majority when we went into the final round 2 with 4 (and originally 6) maps.

I don't know if I'll be running any future Foundry competitions. I'm trying to limit my activities around here to activities that I enjoy, and dealing with cheaters and angry Foundry members is not something I enjoy.

But that doesn't mean I want to see competitions die - competitions are fun, and participating in the Brazil and Centerscape revamp competitions has beena blast. So I'm opening this thread up in the hopes of getting some feedback as to how we run competitions around here. if you think that we should allow a feedback period before round 1, tell us now rather than after we start round 1. If you think that the winner should receive a majority or supermajority of the vote, tell us now before we announce a winner. And if you think I am an idiot and should bury my head in the sand, tell me now since I'm in the spirit. :D
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby edbeard on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:00 am

1. Let me run it. :lol:

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1. create a competition subforum where people may create development threads three months prior to entry deadline

2. one week voting period including all maps developed in the subforum

3. top 2 maps go to final (unless no clear top 2 as determined by CAs and/or competition MC in which case discussion will be held to determine best course of action)

4. one month for each map to do final adjustments in their respective threads. one week voting period for winner.
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby samuelc812 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:05 am

This will probably never happen, but i think there should be a new C.A brought aboard dedicated to Foundry Competitions, We should have them more often. That way other C.A's won't have to bother with them :) And more people will be drawn to the Foundry and there will be more community input given on the maps, which come through the competitions ;)

Or even an unofficial C.A. that can do this would be sufficient ;)
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby oaktown on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:16 am

samuelc812 wrote:This will probably never happen, but i think there should be a new C.A brought aboard dedicated to Foundry Competitions, We should have them more often. That way other C.A's won't have to bother with them :) And more people will be drawn to the Foundry and there will be more community input given on the maps, which come through the competitions ;)

Or even an unofficial C.A. that can do this would be sufficient ;)

A fine idea actually... anybody can run a competition, all it takes is a minute or two of my time to sticky a topic or remove a poll. =D>

edbeard wrote:1. Let me run it. :lol:

Excellent, our first volunteer! ;)
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby samuelc812 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:31 am

We could even create a usergroup where a group of foundry enthusiasts can brainstorm on possible competitions, and run them as a group ;) This way the group can make a standard protocol for Map Competitions, and they can be run smoother without being a hassle to the C.A's ? ;) I'd be happy to give of my time to make competitions a more pleasurable event :)
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:44 pm

samuelc812 wrote:We could even create a usergroup where a group of foundry enthusiasts can brainstorm on possible competitions, and run them as a group ;) This way the group can make a standard protocol for Map Competitions, and they can be run smoother without being a hassle to the C.A's ? ;) I'd be happy to give of my time to make competitions a more pleasurable event :)

Seconded. I'd be glad to help!

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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby yeti_c on Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:47 pm

samuelc812 wrote:We could even create a usergroup where a group of foundry enthusiasts can brainstorm on possible competitions, and run them as a group ;) This way the group can make a standard protocol for Map Competitions, and they can be run smoother without being a hassle to the C.A's ? ;) I'd be happy to give of my time to make competitions a more pleasurable event :)


I suspect that any good ideas for competitions that are sent to the CA's would be discussed and maybe bought forward.

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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:52 pm

We actually have some very tentative plans to run a competition in the Newsletter :-$
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:01 pm

More than tentative, expect more about that in the next issue.
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby samuelc812 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:13 pm

TaCktiX wrote:More than tentative, expect more about that in the next issue.

InkL0sed wrote:We actually have some very tentative plans to run a competition in the Newsletter :-$


That's great news. However, is this really a long term solution or a one off competition? Is the Newsletter Staff putting up their hand to run regular competitions?
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby oaktown on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:17 pm

samuelc812 wrote:However, is this really a long term solution or a one off competition? Is the Newsletter Staff putting up their hand to run regular competitions?

Let's see what they have in mind before we sign them up for the long-term... and whether or not they continue doesn't preclude us from tapping other folks to do some work around here, competitions or other duties.
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby samuelc812 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:23 pm

oaktown wrote:
samuelc812 wrote:However, is this really a long term solution or a one off competition? Is the Newsletter Staff putting up their hand to run regular competitions?

Let's see what they have in mind before we sign them up for the long-term... and whether or not they continue doesn't preclude us from tapping other folks to do some work around here, competitions or other duties.


Oak, i was not signing people up, merely asking them what their plans were, which is perfectly legal ;)
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby reptile on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:54 pm

oaktown wrote:In a nut shell, running the central america competition did not go as smoothly as one may have hoped. A map was sent to the wrong CA, so I didn't receive it in time to include it in the first round. During the first round there were complaints that the mapmakers didn't have a chance to get any feedback, so (after consulting the mapmakers involved) we let all of the maps go into the second and final round. Then two maps were eliminated because their vote totals were padded by multis, so I re-ran round two. Now that the second final round is over I'm hearing that the vote was too close, though nobody said anything about requiring a majority when we went into the final round 2 with 4 (and originally 6) maps.


so there were two eliminated because of mulit's? because that is what it sounds like. was e_i_pi's padded by multis? or am i miscounting and there were originally 7?
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:05 pm

samuelc812 wrote:
TaCktiX wrote:More than tentative, expect more about that in the next issue.

InkL0sed wrote:We actually have some very tentative plans to run a competition in the Newsletter :-$


That's great news. However, is this really a long term solution or a one off competition? Is the Newsletter Staff putting up their hand to run regular competitions?


To disappoint your initial hopes, we're not running a map competition. In some ways, that should create more entries, we shall see. We will be releasing the 16th Issue this Sunday.
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Re: Foundry Competitions

Postby oaktown on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:38 pm

reptile wrote:so there were two eliminated because of mulit's? because that is what it sounds like. was e_i_pi's padded by multis? or am i miscounting and there were originally 7?

let's just say there were multis voting for more than one map, but e_i_pi was not implicated in any wrong-doing. His record remains clean. 8-)

And I mis-spoke above when I said that two maps were received because their votes were padded... e_i_pi's map did receive questionable votes (as did others) but the decision to remove the map was ultimately his, and I respect it. Apologies if I made e_i_pi out to sound like a common criminal.
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