Re: Zine Poll Result
- --- In email@example.com, "Bruce Edwards" <kactusjak@n...> wrote:
> Imho - the votes will, eventually, drop to a level where the zinewith the most subscribers will win every time!
> Thus, zine 'A' who has a circulation of 30/40 people should gathermore votes than zine 'B' with 15/20 subbers - even if you assume
> not all the players vote.__________
I've not got any problem with an inherent bias to zines with big
circulations. Punters voting with their subs is probably more
significant than voting in a poll.
> Most editors sent out forms, but, like deadlines, I expect manymissed their chance to vote by waiting until the last minute then
forgetting! (Hangs head shamefully)
With e-mail now virtually universal, it should be easier than ever
to vote. Maybe I need to get a mailing list of people who have
voted in the Zine Poll and send them reminders; I did that for the
2003 poll and rustled up an extra 8 or 9 votes that way.
> However, if players do vote, and someone (ie John) is willing toact as teller, then why should the poll not continue?
> The only question I would have is whether the scoring systemshould be reconsidered, given the small number of voters?? Although,
that leads back to my original point... the zine with the biggest
circulation should (in theory) get the most votes however you score
If I do run the poll again this year then I will change the voting
system. There can hardly be anyone - even editors - who sees 10
zines these days! Something like a top 3 should suffice, though we
might need to retain some sort of weighted matrix (i.e. variable
pts. scored per position depending on how many zines a voter votes
for) to ward off the prospect of ties.