I'm glad that you're enjoying it, dark lord.
Feel free to let us know what you think of the system. This is the first community awards anyway, so there must be some flaws. XD What do you think of the system? The nomination and voting? What do you think of the campaign? Can we improve it somehow to make it more interesting? What about the categories? Does the number of categories enough, or should there be more?
Don't hesitate to let us know your opinion! ^^
On a side note, I'd like to thank everyone who has been helping me during this project. Technically speaking I am the responsible person for this award, but I've received so much help that I can't thank everyone enough. You are all awesome. ^__^
O.K. I'll start then with my feedback. Also, I'll leave the praising part for later. Here, I'm gonna tell what I think went wrong.
1st. This whole public/hidden votes thing. First they were supposed to be hidden, then due to some technical problems half of them were public the other half not. You decided to make all of them public later though, but it still left something of bitter taste. Nothing serious though
2nd. Amount of nominations. 20 people were overkill. I don't recall a single section where there were actuall official nominees or how they were called. I suggest a number of 15 for the bigger sections (Family Member, Epic Member) and 10 for the smaller ones (Reviewer, Scanlator).
3rd. Campaigning. One of the more serious fails. I mean, yeah, people changing their MZ Thread Titles, and adding a "Vote me for..." sentence in their signatures sure is great and all, but somehow I don't see this as actuall campaigning. I haven't seen something like discussions between members who both were nominated for a section. For example, jorped and dark lord could have made a debate as to who of them is the most passionate member. So, maybe something like a "collosuem" or a "battlefield" would be appropriate for the next Community Awards.
4th. This isn't a real problem, but still. I think that there were to few people actually participating in these Awards. The number of voters was something around 30. That's the MH Staff + FF/MZ'er. Of course they are also part of the Community, but the other people who post in the Manga Sections are also part of it, however they haven't participated at all. I think that the Community Awards themself need more campaigning, so that more people would participate.
Once again, I pointed out the bad stuff. However I also think, that these Community Awards are a great idea and I hope you'll read my suggestions and maybe use them the next time.
Thank you for the feedback, alpha! Much appreciated.
Next time I would appreciate if you would make an option to receive PMs about beginning of next round. I've missed second phase (and every other round too) and I wanted to vote on gernot. I've just forgotten about it and when I remembered voting wasn't open :/. In the finals I missed the chance to vote on BDR and he ended up with no votes. This sucks.
Congrats to all the winners!! you guys deserve it
So how have been the winners rewarded?
Thank you for the patience!