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Title: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on January 11, 2015, 11:59:51 PM
The most important guidelines and rules in short:
For more words, look at the other sticky on this board here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/board,123.0.html)

Peter

* 0.5% of membership
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 17, 2015, 05:06:54 PM
What is the best Christmas present for a WoC member? A WoC gold or silver "best of" medal! This year, it is possible for four members:

bgriff99, Shima-sen groups (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,31354.msg198212.html#msg198212)
mitresh, Silver rupees of Shah Jahan (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,31732.0/topicseen.html)
Niels, The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2011 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,30350.0.html)
TIF, A Deity Worthy of Respect (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32151.msg203640/topicseen.html#msg203640)
bgriff99, Nguyen Phuc Anh: from fugitive to emperor of a united Vietnam (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33422.0.html)

If both his articles hit the threshold before the year is over, Bruce wins a gold medal. If mitresh sees his article selected, he's a gold medal winner also, because he won a silver medal last year. The others are potential silver medal winners, but whether they win our medal depends on

YOU

because they need 16*5/5 = 16 votes. You have five votes to express your appreciation for these extraordinary good articles. Use them well.

Did you forget to nominate an article? Be quick, nominate before Monday 21 and we can still add it to the competition. Don't worry if you have already voted and a new nomination appears. You can at any time cancel your vote and start over.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 18, 2015, 10:03:04 AM
We have three voters and three votes. That may have been your intention, or you may have overlooked that

YOU HAVE 5 VOTES

If you want to add more votes, just cancel your earlier vote and start again.

Peter
Title: Voting 2015
Post by: Bimat on December 18, 2015, 02:47:37 PM
Peter,

While the idea of selecting the best topic(s) is excellent, I think it's bit flawed as there are 5 options and you can cast 5 votes. I think that needs to be fixed as we might end up in having all topics with equal number of votes (just a possibility).

Aditya
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 18, 2015, 04:56:08 PM
There is no first or last place. The only question is if an article qualifies to be called "best of World of Coins". That filter is necessary, because anyone can nominate, so the membership at large can filter out those who didn't make the mark. So far, all nominations made it. Keeping my fingers crossed...

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: <k> on December 18, 2015, 08:09:36 PM
But WHERE has the poll gone? I'm sure it was at the top of this topic, last time I looked.
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Gusev on December 18, 2015, 08:31:54 PM
I also do not see the poll.  ???
Earlier poll I've seen.
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: <k> on December 18, 2015, 08:36:46 PM
My guess is that some moderator has clicked on "Remove poll" instead of "Remove vote". Not me, though - I was happy with my votes from earlier in the year.
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 18, 2015, 08:49:43 PM
Not a big issue. I can resurrect the poll, but not the votes. Apologies to those who already voted. Please try again.

Peter (who remembers with anguish he once deleted two distinguished members with his fat fingers).
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Gusev on December 18, 2015, 08:52:18 PM
My guess is that some moderator has clicked on "Remove poll" instead of "Remove vote". Not me, though - I was happy with my votes from earlier in the year.
Oh, my God. I have already started to celebrate day of St. Nicholas, and I could do it by accident.
Peter, I'm sorry. :'(
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 18, 2015, 09:10:24 PM
Maybe. It's not important. What's important is to get people to vote.

However, just in case, I would recommend that you pursue your St. Nicholas celebrations with a mild Dutch tradition (http://dutchfood.about.com/od/drinks/r/BishopsWine.htm). :D

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Gusev on December 18, 2015, 09:54:49 PM
However, just in case, I would recommend that you pursue your St. Nicholas celebrations with a mild Dutch tradition (http://dutchfood.about.com/od/drinks/r/BishopsWine.htm). :D
Thank you for this advice. It must be tasty. I'm not familiar with the Dutch kitchen.
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 20, 2015, 07:53:22 PM
We started out well, but the voting is stagnating now. Let's get some more votes out. The nominated articles deserve it!

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 22, 2015, 10:04:15 PM
Voting is very slow. At this pace, nobody will win a medal. You can't vote early and often any more; it's late already. Among over 3800 members, we should be able to find 20 or so who are willing to vote. Give it a try. Read those articles, decide who deserves a compliment and VOTE.

pretty please

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: malj1 on December 22, 2015, 10:08:40 PM
As all the topics are outside of my subject and collecting interests I don't feel I can differentiate between these.  :(
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Prosit on December 22, 2015, 10:25:25 PM
Me too

Dale

As all the topics are outside of my subject and collecting interests I don't feel I can differentiate between these.  :(
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 22, 2015, 10:34:36 PM
The subject of the articles is not the issue. It is all about quality: does the article give you an insight you didn't have before, does it have depth or creativity, do you find it interesting, enjoyable or amusing reading, does it look like the product of research and thinking? Those are the questions before you. Don't wait for something you could have written yourself or you may never vote.

The only reason for not voting I can think of is favouring your friends. That's exactly what this exercise is not about. It is about rewarding good numismatic work only.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Prosit on December 22, 2015, 10:44:28 PM
That hits on my indirect point that I failed to make. It isn't that the articles are or are not well written or comprehensive. It is that since they weren't about an area I have an interest in at this time, I haven't read a single one. Unfortunately for me, with my current other interests and schedule, these days there are far more posted to WoC's that I don't read than there is that I do read. The last few days I have looked a little more but that meant sacrificing a half dozen other things I needed or wanted to do. Hopefully that will change someday.

Dale


The subject of the articles is not the issue. It is all about quality: does the article give you an insight you didn't have before, does it have depth or creativity, do you find it interesting, enjoyable or amusing reading, does it look like the product of research and thinking? Those are the questions before you. Don't wait for something you could have written yourself or you may never vote.

The only reason for not voting I can think of is favouring your friends. That's exactly what this exercise is not about. It is about rewarding good numismatic work only.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 23, 2015, 09:53:46 PM
Two of the articles are now halfway and one is not far behind, but there is only a week or so to go. However, I worry about the number of votes cast. With 12 voters today, there were a maximum of 60 votes to distribute and we have only half of the maximum. Remember that the only question before you is whether the nominated articles are worthy of a "Best of World of Coins" medal, please. That question is only about the quality level of the articles.

You have five votes. Use them well.

You can change your vote by deleting it and starting over.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Pabitra on December 24, 2015, 02:19:26 AM
I find my self in the same position too, malj1
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: malj1 on December 24, 2015, 03:41:12 AM
I find my self in the same position too, malj1

 :like:

It is all about quality: does the article give you an insight you didn't have before, does it have depth or creativity, do you find it interesting, enjoyable or amusing reading, does it look like the product of research and thinking?

Peter

I have no idea about any of these things on a subject I know nothing about, it might look to be great research etc. but is it right? I have absolutely no idea.  ???
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 24, 2015, 01:49:44 PM
Many people know nothing about wine, but they know what they like when they drink it. You usually don't have a clue how correct a newspaper article is, yet you have a favourite newspaper. You can use the same skills here. All those who voted did. The articles are always very diverse. Nobody can cover all the fields, yet, they all voted as a sign of their appreciation.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 24, 2015, 08:07:25 PM
Tonight, an article passed the threshold. That's one happy author. Don't give up on the others. It ain't over yet, but we have less than a week to go.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 28, 2015, 12:08:51 AM
We now have a second winner and two articles are getting close. Only three more days to go!

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 29, 2015, 09:45:47 AM
We have a third winner and number four is very close. The last one has gotten far, but will take a minor miracle to get through with only two days to go. Unless ... voters use more votes. Remember that you have FIVE votes. On average, voters have used just slightly over two votes.

If you want to change your votes, just delete them and you can start over. There still is time, but it is fast running out now.

Also important to note: this is not a popularity contest. Participants can win electronic medals, but not a first place. The question is just if this group thinks that the articles nominated are worthy of the medal.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on December 31, 2015, 10:28:09 PM
We have yet another winner! We are now only ONE VOTE away from a 100% success. It ought to be possible.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: Figleaf on January 01, 2016, 01:00:05 AM
Done. Forty-one of you voted in ALL nominations. Congratulations to the four winners. Their article will be edited by Fosseway, who's a pro editor. A big thank you to all voters. They made all of you winners. What makes WoC special is quality. It showed here. We voted in another batch to be proud of.

Peter
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: mitresh on January 01, 2016, 06:49:57 AM
Congratulations to all winners and a Big Thanks to all those who voted.

Happy New Year 2016 to all.


Mitresh
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: bgriff99 on January 01, 2016, 08:49:32 PM
Thanks, everybody, and Happy New Year.
Title: Re: Voting 2015
Post by: TIF on January 03, 2016, 01:35:16 PM
Wow, thanks for the recognition!  Happy new year, everyone.  May it bring many coins and much happiness :)