A Conversation for Entry of the Month: December Voting

December Votes

Post 1

Post Team

here, please. smiley - smiley

smiley - thepost
Bel


December Votes

Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Yarmouth Castle A76409337

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - diva


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on

A77559015 - The Nerja Caves


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Post 4

Beatrice

A74027333 Isle of Wight Festival please!


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Post 5

BrownFurby

I vote for The Provinces of Roman Britain A74481384


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Post 6

Pinniped


Nerja Caves (A77559015)


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Post 7

bobstafford

Yarmouth Castle A76409337 for me


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Post 8

h5ringer

A77559015 - The Nerja Caves


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Post 9

Titania (gone for lunch)

The Nerja Caves for me too


December Votes

Post 10

BrownFurby

Hello Entry of the Month people.

I have seen the news in the post about the demise of Entry of the Month in 2011.

I have enjoyed Entry of the Month because it was an easy way to just turn up and do something. I really don't know why more people didn't vote for it.

All the threads about the demise of h2g2 are a bit overwhelming and I am sure there are hundreds more I haven't found but one thing I did notice is that they are saying we will have elections to decide things and I thought of EoTM and smiley - flyingpig for some reason.

Anyway I hope I am wrong. I usually am. smiley - smiley Thank you for EoTM over the years. smiley - cheers


December Votes

Post 11

Icy North

Thank you for supporting the competition, Brown Furby smiley - smiley

We've decided to suspend the competition as not enough new entries are being written (only 5 in January, compared to 48 in the month when the competition started). If the rate picks up again, and the Editors seem to think it will, then we'll resume the competition smiley - smiley

You're also right when you say that not enough people voted. I'd have liked more - sometimes we had the situation when an entry won with only 2 votes. There's no reason I can think of why more people didn't vote - the competition was featured on the h2g2 Front Page regularly, as well as in the Post, and on Galaxy Babe's journal, too (so thousands must have known about it). Maybe it's just a symptom of a general malaise about the site as we all waited for a long-expected relaunch. Now we have that taking place, maybe things will pick up once again. smiley - smiley

Thanks again, and see you when the competition resumes!

smiley - cheers Icy


December Votes

Post 12

bobstafford

Nope! I think that you and the post staff should pick an entry and announce it, never mind the vote we can trust you lot to do a good job.

Less fuss and moer interest in the post.

you could post the of the rest of the others out of past moths entries


December Votes

Post 13

bobstafford

Ask the h2g2 Eds to vote as well.

I have liked this competition as it always drew my attention to some very interesting entries please keep it going.


December Votes

Post 14

Icy North

It's not the drop in voting that has persuaded us to suspend the competition, Bob, it's the drop in new entries being written. Just to choose one entry from 5, however it's done, is going to dilute the achievement when previous winners have been chosen from 30 or more.

We're all ready to start the competition again when the numbers increase smiley - smiley


December Votes

Post 15

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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I think you meant to say "not enough new entries are being published" didn't you, Icy? According to ComingUp there are loads of written and accepted articles, either awaiting sub-editing, some are with sub-eds, or their turn on the FP. It's the Eds that decided to publish only 1 new article per week? smiley - smiley

Although I do agree with the suspension of the competition until there's a good double number in the pool to pick fromsmiley - ok


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Post 16

Icy North

Yes, that sounds like a reasonable figure to aim for. If we get 10 or more published entries (discounting university projects) for two successive months, then I'll be happy to reinstate it. How's that?


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Post 17

BrownFurby

Would there be a catch up competition Entry of the Missing Quarter or something, it seems a bit mean for those entries chosen in early 2011 to miss their chance of getting a vote.

Will Front Page Archive continue anyway, I do think this is a very useful page.


December Votes

Post 18

Icy North

SEF compiles the Front Page Archive. Yes, it is a very useful page.


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