Hi guys! So, before posting my next Fifty Shades of Grey analysis and other reviews I want to talk about something that has been on my mind based on stuff I’ve witnessed in the Nuzlocke Forums and on Tumblr. This will be a brief reflection on something I’ve noticed during the…
I’d kinda like to add that I watched the whole Extravaganza (what has triggered more bitching than usual) from start to finish… And one of the things that really bothered me was the lack of people who nominated runs in the first place. Maybe, what, 30 people chipped in?
I mean, I don’t really read a lot of Nuzlockes myself and my opinion was definitely biased, but I still scrapped together a ballot of people I thought deserved to win. And you know, some people just went on and said, “this run for this category” and I think even that is better than nothing.
There are all these people now saying, “I think this person deserved to win” and you know what? The final results is not the time to talk about who you think deserved gold. The Nomination thread was that time and a fuck ton of you ignored it. THAT as the ONLY time it was okay and fair and GOOD for you to say “this fucking fantastic person for this category because they fucking deserve it”.
I honestly assumed that, “wow, this place must not be very active” during the Nominations. And then when it came time to vote… Suddenly categories had 100’s of votes?? I feel like I even saw a 400 in there for one category. And now the results are in and all these people are bitching and moaning and fucking Christ, where did all you people even come from? You sure as hell didn’t nominate and I’m not even sure if you actually even voted. And if you voted for yourself… I don’t even have words because it’s like common courtesy that you don’t vote for yourself in a contest.
Anyway, I’m not sure what that whole Nomin’s vs Voting says about the community exactly… And it’s not something that can even be brought up to the admins because it’s not something they can fix.
If the Extravaganza’s results were that important to you, you should have been involved from START to finish. Don’t just swing in for the voting and then bitch about how your favorite runs didn’t make it in.
Like, did it ever occur to you that maybe they would have if you would have actually nominated them?
I am reblogging this again because I think aerorwen said some really good things that I agree on and that have been in my own thoughts as well.
It has always been so that the nominations scrape together only a handful of posts whereas the polls receive thousands of votes from hundreds of people. The polls are not a place where you can complain about the nominees or the victors. The nominations is where you can truly show your support and have some influence on it. Polls are based on the nominations. The nominations determine who’s gonna be in the polls so if you think a certain run has been treated unfairly and is not shown in the polls maybe you could’ve done something about it?
Although I think the problem with nominating vs polls is that nominating actually takes, gasp, effort! while polls are just, eh, I’ll just pick one and be done with it. I think for some part the polls make people obliged to vote, which may easily lead to a situation where you don’t know more than one or two of the nominees and just choose a familiar name. Not saying every case is like this, but this does occur.
Also, nominations only determine who makes it to the polls. I don’t know exactly what’s the criteria, what’s the number that decides who makes it to final round and who drops out. But even if you have more nominations that some other run you can still “lose” to someone who didn’t get quite so many and the nominations aren’t even mentioned anymore like in the previous year when there was a “Most Nominated Run” award. (I said “lose” because I don’t really think there are losers in something like this. Extravaganza is initially about giving some amazing comics some recognition but apparently people are taking these results as “this run is the best, others suck” which is hardly the case. It is a popularity poll, not an absolute truth.)
So instead of bitching about the results later you CAN have influence on them. Nominations are open for everyone just like the polls so if you don’t actually put effort into something you’re so passionate about then don’t expect anyone to take shit from you later.
I just don’t understand how this thing became so brutal. The first time was so much more laid-back and, well, fun.