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Alvis
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sverigesson's comment on 2008-12-15 07:52 AM
The sub isn't the greatest, but I love me some Sealab...

I have the strength of a bear... that has the strength of two bears! Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
manfred's comment on 2006-06-15 02:47 PM
Weird, but I like it. A normally looking creature that is miles away from the biosphere around it... and it still survives, accident or not.

Note that any elemental wizard worth his name has a great hint in these low critters.

Good work. Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-06-15 01:47 PM
Was this perhaps inspired by the recently discovered Laotian rock rat? Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-15 01:37 PM
Interesting, very interesting. The critter has some interesting adaptions. Given its origins and initial power source, these magical creatures make a great deal of sense.

I like the plots associated with the critters. Very nice. Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-15 02:15 PM
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-06-15 06:52 PM
This is an interesting post that has all those key-elements that breathes life and sense into a lifeform.
Subtle yet interesting. Solid work Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-19 04:35 PM
I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but the name pronounced purely without silent letters and whatnot sounds a lot like 'canyon'. Minus the n.

I thought that was a nice touch for an animal that can quickly open up a huge avenue of oppurtunities for players. Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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Murometz's comment on 2006-06-16 09:05 PM
I like them. Especially their origin, the union of earth elemental and rat, as well as the 'failed experiment'. Any sub inspired by weird news of the real world is a thumbs up for me! Go to Comment
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-23 01:37 PM
Useful little critter. I could imagain that having a steady diet of these creatures might give the people eating them an 'elemental taint', if such exists in your world.

At the very least, I'll bet they're high in minerals! :) Go to Comment
What's in a Vote?
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Strolen's comment on 2006-06-12 07:54 PM
I was on the edge of my seat waiting for a solution to some of the mentioned problems. Alas, human nature cannot be altered enough to solve world hunger, let alone a voting system. Go to Comment
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Strolen's comment on 2008-04-29 09:29 PM
If I had my way about your setup I would make your 3.5 description for the 3 and move everything else down .5 as well.

A 3 should not be considered a low vote, it should be the solid center of the system.

Still love the post though! Go to Comment
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Strolen's comment on 2011-05-19 01:30 AM
Update: Moved to Citadel Help Section. Thanks Scras! Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-10-01 01:52 PM
NEW PEOPLE NOTE

The scale for voting has changed. We now have concrete guide points for your base voting, which you can then adjust up and down due to personal preferences, style of presentation, and so on. Look at the vote pull down and read the benchmarks, it will go far. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-10-02 01:16 PM
I wouldnt say concrete, but there is a guideline. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2010-10-22 08:47 AM
This submission was written more than 4 years ago, and the Citadel was a different place. Arguments about voting etiquette were rampant and this was my two cents on the matter. Some members left during this point because of some of the things mentioned above. There was a lot of trend voting, and if you want to open a can of worms ask about visible votes.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2010-10-22 10:31 AM
In hindsight, it was not quite the problem we thought it was. There were still a number of talented writers who did leave and didnt come back. Some deleted all of their content, others simply left in disgust. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-06-12 06:05 PM
5/5 for this interesting submission. I only make my 5/5 votes *public* normally. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-09-27 04:09 PM
Only voted:) Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-11-08 11:06 AM


I am HoHing this since it seems that the old debate of votes is once again alive, as it should be. I think the article itself is a good one, but I do not, however agree with your point that a 4.0 is the lowest of the good votes. A 3.0 is in my opinion a good vote for a short but solid submission. However; if my post has received a 3.0 and is 20 pages long I should have a look at it. So in my view, votes are not always just votes, they also reflect the submission itself. But there are no rules(there are guidelines) and forcing rules on people could very easily drive them away and work against the very concept of this page. What do we want? We want RPG related content, the votes are simply a guide trough that content. And the indicator as to the quality of the content is decided by the average of the votes cast by the people. It is not a perfect system but it is the best we have.



To quote Winston Churchill:



“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2006-06-13 02:17 PM
Well, I gave you a Scras for this. It was a nice read and while I did not agree with everything, most things made me nod my head in recognition. I use votes a little different than you. For me a 4 is a good score. A 4 has been approved, albeit by a marginal degree. There is no shame or dishonour in a 4 and many 4's are way better than some 5's I know.

A vote is a thing connected to more than the submission. I have been around here for a while and I am fairly certain that I can claim the following:

-The vengeance voter is a person that has received low votes from, or had a dispute with another person here on the citadel. His vote has nothing whatsoever to do with the sub and mirrors the antipathy of the person.

-The "boycotter" is a person that refuses to acknowledge the existence of another person's subs on the citadel for some similar reason. A boycot-activist won't reply to, or vote for any sub written by the person they loathe, though they often read them.

-The self-voter is a person that goes to great lengths to vote on their own subs. Though it is technically impossible to vote on your own sub, there are work arounds. Some are refined and use different computers to achieve the effect, and others are less so and use the same computer for all their activities. The less refined self-voters are hopelessly easy to spot as they vote top score all the way, often with accompanying bad grammar.

-The envious voter is a person who works hard, often really hard, to write their own subs, but still they are beat by some other person(s). With time resentment and envy gnaws at their core and suddenly their votes starts dropping when they reply to the successful person's subs.


Why did I mention these? Well, because now that I have semi-retired from the Citadel I must confess that these people were the ones that bothered me most. Their insecurity and weak character undermined the work of the real workhorses around this place. Watching someone vote for their own stuff, blatantly disregarding the rules and consciously bypassing the system to cheat... Well, it just stank. It still does.

I have never cheated and while I am but a minor figure of this place, I take great pride in my own work. I have gotten many high scores, but you know what? My personal favourite was a sub that is around 3.0-3.5. Yes. Other people dislikes it, but I LOVE it. And I would never cheat to prove my point, nor would I vote low against the people that voted it low. It was their honest opinion and I respect that.

So if y'all would have pride in your subs, good as bad, and stick to the rules - this place would be great. Go to Comment
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