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Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 11:34 AM
I know you do fanfiction of the month.

I thought maybe you can do a yearly award.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

Gummy
December 2nd, 2007, 12:11 PM
The mods can barely keep up with choosing one fic a month. I doubt they would make a FF of the year.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:12 PM
There isn't really a point - I mean, the ffotm are all in their own little section... Your idea is pointless.

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
December 2nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
There isn't really a point - I mean, the ffotm are all in their own little section... Your idea is pointless.

Her idea is not pointless, your reply is.

We'd like to evaluate the activity within these sections before considering a FFotY, but it's still not a bad idea. The concept of a greater award given to yearly excellence is tasty.

Haruka of Hoenn
December 2nd, 2007, 12:26 PM
I think that would be a pretty good idea! Near the end of the year, all the members could cast a vote or something, and the fanfiction with the most votes will win.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:27 PM
Oh, as in: just to be recognised and known, not to have their own little section for eleven months?

Yeah, I'd agree with that.

Astinus
December 2nd, 2007, 12:27 PM
Tasty, Oni?

Since activity has been boosted in this section, it's not a bad idea to keep this in the back of the mind to work out the kinks. I'm guessing that the fic would be chosen out of the FFotM from the entire year. And this might work since there are more fics to chose from for FFotM, which means more fics for FFotY.

But yeah, it takes some time for the mods to chose a FFotM even, so it's tough to chose a FFotY. But it could be done.

Gummy
December 2nd, 2007, 12:28 PM
I think that would be a pretty good idea! Near the end of the year, all the members could cast a vote or something, and the fanfiction with the most votes will win.

We don't even vote for FFotM (btw, how are those chosen anyway?). Also, people might just vote for their friends or the ever popular, "I'll vote for you if you vote for me".

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:30 PM
Well, yeah... That could very easily happy glajummy...

Just another obstacle...

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 12:33 PM
We don't vote for Fic of the month?

diamondpearl876
December 2nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
We don't vote for Fic of the month?

No, the moderator chooses.

Anyway, I don't know... I'm so-so on this idea. It would be great to have a fan fic of the year, yeah, but like Glajummy pointed out, there's the voting problems where people only vote for friend's fics or things like that. :P

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
No...

There's a conspiracy that it's run by the government... (jk)

Hey! I just got an idea!

Let us vote for fic of the month!

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 12:36 PM
No...

There's a conspiracy that it's run by the government... (jk)

Hey! I just got an idea!

Let us vote for fic of the month!

But people would just vote for their friends. Or make multiple accounts to vote.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
December 2nd, 2007, 12:40 PM
I'm sorry, but if it's anything like Sppf's FanFiction awards, it devolves into a popularity contest where whoever has the biggest fanbase gets the award. It should be up to the mods, or at most, a select panel of trusted, unbiased members.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:40 PM
no... They wouldn't...

I hope...

No, we have too many friends here, and there could be a rule you can only vote for one.

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 12:42 PM
no... They wouldn't...

I hope...

No, we have too many friends here, and there could be a rule you can only vote for one.

Multiple accounts.

People would be desperate enough. Heh.

Haruka of Hoenn
December 2nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
Here's an idea: The members PM the mods in charge a list of the fanfictions they think deserve to win. Then, the mods can check out the nominated fic(s) and decide wether they qualify to win or not. That could be a good substitute for voing, and the mods still have the power to make the decision!

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:49 PM
No - there would be a bombard of PMs...

You create a thread:

FFotM

and let them cast one vote... If random new membres come from nowhere, I think we'll no that it's a fake account.

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 12:49 PM
Or we could just leave the system as it is and NOT have a FFOTY.

Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 12:52 PM
Alot of replies here.

Taking all that into consideration, you could pick FFoty by comparing the FFotms.

Btw, Oni I'm male not female.

Haruka of Hoenn
December 2nd, 2007, 12:53 PM
Taking all that into consideration, you could pick FFoty by comparing the FFotms.
Maybe! That would narrow down the choices by a LOT too...

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 12:54 PM
Maybe! That would narrow down the choices by a LOT too...

Never thought of that. Oh, we're all idiots lol.

FFoTM are all the best fics, not noob fics. So it would be much easier.

Astinus
December 2nd, 2007, 12:54 PM
We don't vote for Fic of the month?
FFotM is chosen by the moderator of the section that feels that the fic in question stands out from the rest of the crowd.

I'm iffy on the voting as well. Seeing the drama that arises on other forums where voting is involved, I don't want to agree so whole-heartedly on something that has a bad track record.

Since I'm heading off to work, I'll have six hours to think about all this and talk it over with my trusted advisers. So I should have a more secure answer later tonight.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 12:54 PM
Skii, not female? Get out!

Seriously though...

I say both ideas are brilliant, just bombard Hanako and Oni with PMs, eventually they'll have to give in, or else they face; davy jones locker!

Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 12:54 PM
Maybe! That would narrow down the choices by a LOT too...

Yup.

Also maybe if a fanfic wins in more than one month [If they can] they will automatically beat others.

Seriously, you lot think I'm female?

diamondpearl876
December 2nd, 2007, 01:03 PM
Yup.

Also maybe if a fanfic wins in more than one month [If they can] they will automatically beat others.

Seriously, you lot think I'm female?

Lots of gender confusion on forums. XD I got voted for Favorite Female and Male in October once.

Anyway... I don't think they can win more than one month in a row. =o I've looked in the Fanfiction Archive sometimes; never seen two months in the title of one of them.

Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 01:05 PM
Lots of gender confusion on forums. XD I got voted for Favorite Female and Male in October once.

Anyway... I don't think they can win more than one month in a row. =o I've looked in the Fanfiction Archive sometimes; never seen two months in the title of one of them.

Lmao.

Didn't people look at other votes?


Thought so.

Nevermind then.

Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 01:08 PM
Well. Let's get this clear. TK is MALE. :)

And Skii is Male.
Who is getting a sex change. lol.


On-topic: Or maybe we could have a knockout competition and the 12 from FFotm automatically qualify for it.

TurtleKing
December 2nd, 2007, 01:11 PM
Well, some years don't even have 12 FFoTM.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 01:11 PM
I wonder if that's cuz it didn't exist till recently...

Nuke
December 2nd, 2007, 01:12 PM
Well, some years don't even have 12 FFoTM.

However many there are then.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 01:42 PM
Ok, ok...

So, I say we do it!

Bay Alexison
December 2nd, 2007, 01:59 PM
Well, some years don't even have 12 FFoTM.

I think the most likely reason is because of how there are times the fanfiction forums is inactive and also before we didn't have a moderator for the fanfiction forums for a while.

I am in agreement that for Fanficition of the Year the fanfictions that are chosen as fanfiction of the month (for this year if we were to do it starting this year) can be chosen as fanfiction of the year. As to how...I am in half-half between Hanako and Oni Pichu choosing or having the members vote. This system is kind of like how the show America's Funniest Home Videos did: the funniest videos are chosen each episode and then at the season finale the best video of the season is chosen. (Sorry to use this example but it should give a picture of how the system for this awards might work...also, sorry if no one heard of the show or watched it before ^^;).

However, I think doing it this year is a bit too fast...it is December right now and if the Fanfiction of the Month fics are the ones considered for Fanfiction of the Year, it might be a while for the moderators and members to read through the stories (depending how many of them there are this year). Maybe it is better to wait for next year or something, that way we have loads of time discussing how we want this thing done.

Well, this is just my two cents on it.

Scytheteen
December 2nd, 2007, 02:07 PM
I think this is a brilliant idea. Instead of all the FF's being in the competition, maybe just the ones that are in the Fanfiction Archive.

BTW guys, who really need to stop getting so offtopic. xD

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 02:56 PM
Ok, forget democracy, I say we cast a vote.

Yes.

Gummy
December 2nd, 2007, 04:55 PM
Ok, forget democracy, I say we cast a vote.

Yes.

Isn't voting democracy?

Anyway, there's still the problem of popularity that DarkPersian stated. Unless, the Mods are the ones voting people will just choose the person they like, as it is highly unlikely that they read all 12 competing fics. As nice as it would be to have a FFotY, there's just too many problems with the idea. I say we keep everything as it is and continue on with our lives. If you want to be known as a great author, go post at SPPf and pray that you get nominated in their awards.

Dogar The Brave
December 2nd, 2007, 05:02 PM
Friends voting for each other... I don't know, deep down - don't we all hate each other like Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan?

Voting = democracy?

There goes my life.

Astinus
December 2nd, 2007, 08:05 PM
Anymore offtopic posts, warnings are going to be issued out. TurtleKing, Lord94, and dp876, watch it. All offtopic posts were deleted, and I better not have to delete anymore.

Well, some years don't even have 12 FFoTM.
Since the mods are the only ones who can chose what fics go into the archive, choosing those fics is a tedious task some months. Sometimes, the mod is too busy to read every fic on the board and decide which one stands out. (Which is why there's no FFotM for November, since Hanako was a busy busy English major student...who was taking a course in Geography.) Other months, there are no good fics that are just...bleh.

I talked it over with my trusted adviser when I was in work, but he wanted fruit snacks (Kingdom Hearts fruit snacks even!) and wouldn't give me an answer. So I've been thinking about it and the only sure thing that I've thought of is that the fic of the year should be picked out of the FFotM, and the only reward is a title change. :0

Isn't voting democracy?
Indeedy-do it is.