I’m going to hold a voting competition. Open to everyone. This will be a point based accumulator competition!
This competition will run from Wednesday 17th April - 8am EST until Wednesday 24th April 8am.
1 week frenzy!
Signup ends on Monday 22nd April - meaning you can sign up after the competition starts but not past that time.
How it works.
The competition will be organized and run by Ramshutu (who will not be competing). Participants will earn points based on the votes they cast. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Chufty Badges will be awarded to the these with the highest number of points earned, and a wooden spoon trophy (I would like to name this award after the person who comes last) will be awarded to the participant with the lowest total.
Each vote may earn points, the number of points are dependent on the type of debate and nature of the vote.
- Forfeit votes: any vote on a full forfeit debate will be awarded a total of 1 point maximum- and will not earn any additional bonus points in any way.
- Regular votes: the first vote on a debate will be worth 10 points. Second vote 5 points. More than 3 votes earns 3 points. (Ramshutus votes will not count so if your vote is second after ramshutu - it counts as the first vote).
- Eye gouger: if requested by a participant in this thread (and if he decides it to be so)- Ramshutu will designate particular debate “eye gougers” - which are debates that are particularly complex or long. Any vote on an eye gouger debate will earn an additional 10 points, regardless of position.
- Only vote: if yours is the first vote in a debate (including Ramshutu) - and the only vote on the debate (other than Ramshutu) when the debate finishes - an only vote bonus of 20 points will be earned. IE: if you vote first in a debate that only has myself and you voting in it - you win 20 points. You will not earn these bonus points if you’re the second vote in a debate with only you and I voting.
- Removed vote: if you have a vote removed, you earn a penalty of -20 points. The second removed vote earn -40, subsequent removed votes will earn -100.
- Pile on: if a debate reaches 5 votes (excluding Ramshutu), the first 5 voters earn 10 points. If a debate reaches 10 votes an ADDITIONAL 10 points will be awarded to the first 10 voters.
Separate bonus point awards - awarded as a whole:
Competitors with the top 3 volume of votes (excluding forfeit) will win 25/10/5 points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
- Ramshutu will award 25 points for the best vote of he competition he reviews
- Ramshutu will also award -25 points for the worst vote of the competition he reviews.
- Individuals may nominate their candidate for best and worst vote in the few days after the tournament: the person with most votes will win 25 points and -25 points
Vote well, vote often, vote early, vote on debates quickly, and have lots of people vote on the debate - and you’ll win meaningless/pointless internet Kudos!
Sign up and questions in the thread below!