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Which Magic Items get your juices flowing, make you giddy and cause you to run around the house yelling, "I want it"?

Gideon's Mercy by dark_dragon
4 (40%)
Moradin's Piece by Scrasamax
0 (0%)
The Ring of Seven Stones by Dossta
0 (0%)
The Shimmering Veil by Wulfhere
0 (0%)
The Ship of Seven Shores by Dossta
2 (20%)
The Skald of Seven Shapes by Dossta
3 (30%)
The Spinneret Stylus by Wulfhere
1 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: January 16, 2012, 05:07:37 AM

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Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« on: December 18, 2011, 03:12:45 AM »
Went with 4.25 and higher on this one to get a good set.

Gideon's Mercy by dark_dragon
Moradin's Piece by Scrasamax
The Ring of Seven Stones by Dossta
The Shimmering Veil by Wulfhere
The Ship of Seven Shores by Dossta
The Skald of Seven Shapes by Dossta
The Spinneret Stylus by Wulfhere

I know two votes per person is not a favorite of some, but I LIKE having the ability to vote two as my favorites. Sometimes it is not all about the winning, it is about giving some recognition to some great subs. One vote ties your hands a little bit to while having a second allows you to give some love to another favorite which might not be the obvious winner.

So use your votes to show your fellow authors the appreciation they deserve!

To win, you have to vote.
You can't vote on your own subs.

Poll is up there for 30 days but if we stagnate and there is a clear winner I will shut it down early.

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:52:26 AM »
Voted, used both votes.

Can we make a half vote? I Like this submission the most, check full vote, and this submission was pretty good too, but i like the other better, half vote.


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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 01:24:54 PM »
Tell us what is .5 and we will autofigure it?

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 10:37:28 PM »
Its computer whatzits, if it had bolts or screws I might have an answer.

I dont know mate


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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 01:55:04 PM »
I agree with Scras that having a way to rank the two votes in order of preference would be nice, and there are already several established ways to implement preferential voting.  I envision a column with the number of votes you want us to have, something like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rankballotoval.gif

Then the results can be tabulated with something like a Borda count method, giving relative weights to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on choices.  Personally, I don't think we should go beyond 2-3 votes per quest (regardless of the number of finalists), but this can be expanded as much as you like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 08:24:17 AM »
I have two issues with the two equal votes.

From a purely selfish perspective, you vote against yourself twice. This is just me, and something I can ignore because I know it's me just being competitive.

Secondly, there can be a submission that everyone likes, and pretty much agrees that it is the red ribbon winner, but they liked another submission better. After three people vote, the one they liked as a second place has 3 votes, and three submissions have 1 vote each. Enough people use their second vote on the same sub and then it wins, rather than the sub that got a few less first round votes


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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 11:28:37 AM »
@Scras: The Borda Count method proposed by Dossta handles that second issue rather cleanly.
P(A|B) = P(B|A)*P(A)/P(B)

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 03:51:07 AM »
One vote each is boring and sometimes we only get 6-7 voters. With two votes, even if you "favorite" doesn't get first, it will still be one of the favorites of the site that the most people liked. I don't think any value for the winner is lost at all. It is simply a popularity contest for those subs that the most people like the most.

Look at it this way. If 4 people all like different submissions as their top favorite #1 but then all like a second place "not the greatest" post as a good second choice, then I would rather give the 1st place award "second place" vote the win because it appealed to the most people.

So, in my mind, you can argue that "first place" may not win "first place" but when a single submission gets the most "likes" than any other, then it has the best cross taste appeal and therefore the best quest sub whether or not it is your favorite. At least that is something of my reasoning.


(PS, I also have enough bugs and features I need to fix/implement without an entire new voting systems too. ;) We need to work inside the confines of what the system comes with in this case. )

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 05:06:31 AM »
Very last call.  I will close this on Monday the 16th and wrap it up!

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 10:44:10 AM »
Congrats to our 2 winners. Go select the coloring you want and PM me that and your mailing address so I can send you your prize!

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 03:16:52 AM »
Woah! Awesome! Thanks everyone, It was a really nice surprise to see this come into my inbox this morning. And thanks Chaos And Strolen!  :D

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Re: Quest Voting: RPT Magic Items
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 11:01:10 AM »
I thank you also.  This was a refreshingly light quest -- thanks for hosting it, and thanks to JohnnFour for cosponsoring.

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