> I think its sorted by number. Each nominated story has a number by it -
> probably assigned when it was nominated. Mine usually was sorted by
> that. So a late nomination would put the story at the bottom because its
> number was higher. I might be wrong though. Its been awhile.
I just checked, and the story list does sort differently when I log in
under different accounts. So at least for me it works the way I
described, at least for me.
You're right that each story is assigned a number, which appears on the
left hand side of the screen. You're also right that it's generated by
the order it was nominated. First nomination = 1, second nomination = 2,
etc. This is what the website uses to keep track of the different
nominations - kind of like a call number at the library. But the list
shouldn't be sorted by it unless you tell the list to do it specifically.
If you run into this next year, I'd be interested in knowing what you
were doing when you encountered it. Could you mail me if it happens in
the future? Just drop a line to mefasupport-at-gmail-dot-com.
Oh, and on this:
> I think everyone has the best intentions to help out their fellow author
> so the voting should be as easy as possible. Some people might not think
> its fair that certain readers only vote in certain categories - say
> Silmarillion readers who won't read Hobbit or LOTR stories that much, or
> readers who don't read slash or smut. But since they are taking their
> time to read a story and review it, I think we, as writers, should be
> honored/flattered by that alone. I would hate to see less people voting
> because they feel uncomfortable if they only vote in certain
> categories/sections /etc.
*nods, enthusiastically* ONe of the things I've always loved about the
MEFAs is that you can read as much or as little as you like, so I know
that what people review, they really chose to do that freely. (Any
philosophers in the crowd may now laugh at the way my coursework is
infecting all areas of my thought... :-D) Anyway, I think the best way
to make the reviewing pool fairer isn't to restrict reviewers, but to
recruit *new* reviewers. Not enough Silmfic reviews being written? Get
involved, and recruit silmfic readers. Ditto for people who prefer to
read longer stories or dwarf-lovers (I know there must be some,
somewhere!) or Sam/Witch-king slashers or whatever else you can imagine.
If there's some subgroup that's not as well represented in the MEFAs as
you think it should be, then encourage that type of fandom member to