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Applespider
Mar 4, 2006, 11:18 AM
Vote here for what you'd like assignment 3 to be. We'll tally up the votes on 7 March which will give us all 3 1/2 weeks to take the pictures.

There were lots of suggestions. Perhaps we should automatically carry over the second and third suggestions to next month's polls if it's close?



Clix Pix
Mar 4, 2006, 11:23 AM
Yes, it would make sense to carry over the second and third suggestions to next month...

whocares
Mar 4, 2006, 01:00 PM
Waow, that's a lot of options. :eek: :)

Nice to see these assignments talking off. I hope I'll have time to participate in this one. With 3 1/2 weeks, it should be easier. :cool:

Abstract
Mar 4, 2006, 04:00 PM
Yes, it would make sense to carry over the second and third suggestions to next month...

Or carry most of them over to next month, but drop the bottom 3 and have 3 new suggestions next time. All ideas are still usable eventually.

Applespider
Mar 4, 2006, 04:03 PM
How about carry forward the top 2 or 3 but then the rest of the suggestions have to be new (or at least a month old) so that we don't end up with an ever-growing or incredibly similar poll each month? I suspect that ideally, we'd only want 5-8 options?

Abstract
Mar 4, 2006, 11:07 PM
Oh man, "liquid" might win. I just posted a thread with so many photos of liquid......all taken yesterday. Perfect timing. :o

Clix Pix
Mar 5, 2006, 12:09 AM
Oh man, "liquid" might win. I just posted a thread with so many photos of liquid......all taken yesterday. Perfect timing. :o

Right now "Transitions" is in the lead...

Also, if you shot the images yesterday, even if "liquid" does turn out to be this challenge's topic, they wouldn't qualify because they would have been taken prior to the beginning of the assignment.

Abstract
Mar 5, 2006, 01:48 AM
^^^Um...yeah, hence my reaction. :confused:

whocares
Mar 5, 2006, 08:36 AM
I think we should try and limit the poll options to 5-6 next time. Or increase the number of voters. :D

Linkjeniero
Mar 5, 2006, 08:47 AM
I think we should have two polls per assignment; one between all the options (like now), and then another between the two most voted ones (unless one has a clear advantage, like absolute majority). The poll time should be less though, so we don't spend a couple of weeks just deciding... I'm also for automatically moving the second, third and fourth most voted options to the next assignment's poll, and ban the rest for a month.

Applespider
Mar 5, 2006, 09:27 AM
We've got another couple of days though for people to vote - if it's still a tie, then I'll set up a quick 24-hour tiebreaker.

I think the ideal would be to have fewer options but I felt it was a little mean for me to pick and choose the first time round! But let's hope that not allowing repeats should slow down some of the ideas next time round.

snap58
Mar 5, 2006, 09:54 AM
Oh man, "liquid" might win. I just posted a thread with so many photos of liquid......all taken yesterday. Perfect timing. :o

I think shorelines make a great "transition" subject. I'm guessing the shore isn't going anywhere too fast so you can always go back.

Nice photo's by the way.

whocares
Mar 5, 2006, 10:51 AM
We've got another couple of days though for people to vote - if it's still a tie, then I'll set up a quick 24-hour tiebreaker.

I think the ideal would be to have fewer options but I felt it was a little mean for me to pick and choose the first time round! But let's hope that not allowing repeats should slow down some of the ideas next time round.

In future, why don't we just pick the first 5 suggestions from the thread?

Lau
Mar 5, 2006, 11:00 AM
Maybe we could have a vote to narrow down the selections to a manageable size of list that we could then vote on.





:p

I agree the list is a little cumbersome, but I think I'd rather that than be stuck with a few really poor choices just because they were posted first. I suppose we can see how it goes. If a clear winner (or two) emerges in the next couple of days it's all good as far as I'm concerned. The less well recieved ideas just won't get any votes. S'like natural selection, innit. :D

Linkjeniero
Mar 5, 2006, 03:39 PM
Maybe we could have a vote to narrow down the selections to a manageable size of list that we could then vote on.

That's what I'm saying: let's vote on all the options, and then vote again on the most popular two. I think it's the best way to decide between many options, and pick the one the most people are comfortable with...

whocares
Mar 5, 2006, 03:48 PM
Let's vote on how to vote for assignments. If people disagree on this, I then suggest we vote to found out if we vote on how to vote for assignments or not. :rolleyes:




:p :p :D


Seriously, I think we need to keep this as simple as possible, so more people participate and so that people with busy schedules can too. :)

Linkjeniero
Mar 5, 2006, 04:01 PM
:D :p :o

You're right, things should be kept simple; but it looks like we're going to get a tie anyway... So I don't see why we can't make a system that will take care of that.

Applespider
Mar 5, 2006, 04:17 PM
Let's see if we're still tied in 2 days time and then worry about creating a tiebreaker vote. We could all be worried over nothing...

thedude110
Mar 5, 2006, 04:19 PM
Not that I'll be taking part, but noises and sounds!

I want to see the beautiful silence of implicit sound ...

Clix Pix
Mar 6, 2006, 01:08 AM
Yikes, now we've got FOUR tied in first place!

Applespider
Mar 6, 2006, 03:55 AM
Hmm, perhaps next time I'll save my vote and vote last to avoid tiebreakers! ;)

MacsomJRR
Mar 6, 2006, 04:00 AM
Nature in unexpected places!

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 04:06 AM
That's what I'm saying: let's vote on all the options, and then vote again on the most popular two. I think it's the best way to decide between many options, and pick the one the most people are comfortable with...

I think that complexity and redundancy will make this fun little task "Not so fun."

Give everyone the ability to vote for 2 different topics, and be done with it. It'll get the number of votes up, and that way the list will "seem" smaller, since you can make twice as many choices.

And at the time of my post, "NATURE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES" is numero uno in the polls, so no tie break necessary!!

Applespider
Mar 6, 2006, 04:18 AM
Give everyone the ability to vote for 2 different topics, and be done with it. It'll get the number of votes up, and that way the list will "seem" smaller, since you can make twice as many choices.

I'm not so sure you can limit to two - I know there's an option for multiple choice - I'm not sure you can limit the multiples though

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 04:45 AM
Darn it, I just tried and failed. You can do it in other boards though, which is why I suggested it.

Other option is to make the voting publicly visible (this IS an available option) so that we can see how people voted, and if someone votes for more than 2 options, their votes aren't included. This does require that we use the honour system, but since we can see how each person voted, I guess it isn't really. :o

Clix Pix
Mar 6, 2006, 12:06 PM
Looks as though it's a moot point now, as "Nature in Unexpected Places" has soared to the lead, with "Liquid" as a close second....

I'm intrigued by that "in unexpected places" bit.... sure, "Nature," that's easy, but I suspect that the "unexpected places" will be more of a challenge than people realize.

It also occurs to me....chances are that not everyone voting for the topic is going to even be participating. Maybe in the future we should require that in order to vote someone MUST subsequently submit an entry?

Applespider
Mar 6, 2006, 01:31 PM
I'm intrigued by that "in unexpected places" bit.... sure, "Nature," that's easy, but I suspect that the "unexpected places" will be more of a challenge than people realize.

That's my terror! Although I guess I could take a picture of almost anything in London and call it unexpected.

Maybe in the future we should require that in order to vote someone MUST subsequently submit an entry?

Again quite likely unless we end up with over 30 entries. It would be tough to police such a rule though. People might vote with the best intention of entering but then fail due to time constraints or lack of inspiration. Or feel they had to post something even if it wasn't up to their usual standard. Besides, even if someone doesn't enter, they're still going to look at the results... so they might deserve some say in what they'll be looking at.

Clix Pix
Mar 6, 2006, 01:49 PM
Oh, no, here we go again with another tie!!

Hm, well, I could a lot with "Liquid" more easily than I can "Nature in Unexpected Places..." C'mon, somebody, nudge "Liquid" into first place!!!! Break that tie!!

Yeah, you're right, Applespider, it would be difficult to actually monitor who voted/who actually then participated with an entry.... And of course it's not as though this were an actual competition or challenge, it's just a fun thing for those of us with cameras to do.

Orlando Furioso
Mar 6, 2006, 04:30 PM
I do hope liquid is pushed ahead. It has been raining here for days. Plenty of water everywhere. This time I promise to submit.... =)

an actual image.... not in a weird perverted way. At least not without coffee first.

MacsomJRR
Mar 6, 2006, 04:32 PM
Just end the voting now while we have a winner:)

EDIT: Nature in unexpected places provides a challenge. Liquid not so much. C'mon!

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 05:55 PM
Again quite likely unless we end up with over 30 entries. It would be tough to police such a rule though. People might vote with the best intention of entering but then fail due to time constraints or lack of inspiration.

Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't want such a voting rule since I generally have the intention of submitting something, but since I'm a student who has lots of things to do, it's hard sometimes.

And "Nature in Unexpected Places" is a much better topic that will require lots more thinking, but it's definitely more interesting than water.

However, seeing as how I'm completely surrounded by nature and green-ness, its going to be hard to find a place where nature DOESN'T exist. I'm sure many of you have the opposite problem, especially living in the city. I think city-dwellers will have a much easier time with this one.

MacsomJRR
Mar 6, 2006, 06:00 PM
nah Abstract yours will just have to be that much more creative! Now I'm excited to see what you come up with:D

Orlando Furioso
Mar 6, 2006, 06:40 PM
I agree that "nature in unexpected places" is readily a more thought provoking theme than liquid... but let us not forget there are way more liquids in this world than just "water".

GO LIQUID! :)

Abstract
Mar 6, 2006, 10:14 PM
nah Abstract yours will just have to be that much more creative! Now I'm excited to see what you come up with:D

I can think of thousands of ideas, but it would all be for humour, and your enjoyment. :p

*images a way to get a photo of a plant in a casino without being caught*

Clix Pix
Mar 7, 2006, 12:28 PM
It's definitely in the lead today so I guess that means it's our topic for this month's assignment!

Applespider
Mar 8, 2006, 03:11 AM
Nature in Unexected Places is the winner.

I'm setting up the photo posting thread now which is here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=185297). It's also been stickied to make it easier to find as the month goes on!