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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I just hate not knowing along the way how many votes are cast for COTM.

And I understand - but do not agree - with why they are not shown any more.

However, I have a compromise suggestion: show the total number of votes cast, for all the nominees.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Or post the total after the vote is done?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

cheezehead wrote:
Or post the total after the vote is done?


They are posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

At least I did see them now I can't seem too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok Found them now. Here you go.

http://www.wi-geocaching.com/modules.php?name=News2&sid=99&_tab=recent

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would like to see totals as the voting progresses....
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

marc_54140 wrote:
I would like to see totals as the voting progresses....


I don't think thats a good idea, as then someone would vote for the one with the least votes.. and that wouldn't be fair

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Coastiegirl04 wrote:
marc_54140 wrote:
I would like to see totals as the voting progresses....


I don't think thats a good idea, as then someone would vote for the one with the least votes.. and that wouldn't be fair


Life's not fair........

Why not vote for one likely to be voted in?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I kind of like keeping the totals secret until after all of the votes are cast. By keeping the totals secret, the winning cache will have to do so on it's own merits.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

3 Hawks wrote:
I kind of like keeping the totals secret until after all of the votes are cast. By keeping the totals secret, the winning cache will have to do so on it's own merits.
I agree.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

With 840 Active members of the WGA, there ought to be some way to get a little more involvement in the COTM voting. what is the average number of votes that are cast each month? 20-30?? there have to be more worthy caches out there that could be nominated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ya, but how many are active on the boards? I try to nominate a cache from "up here " every month" just some of my favorites noticed. There are a whole lot of cachers up here that never even heard of the WGA. Unless you did a mass emailing every month, just the regulars visitors vote.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, you are getting my point here!

Not too many WGA members vote for COTM.

If I nominate or see a cache I think is worth while, I sometimes e-mail all the finders of that cache. I usually get one or two cachers who ask 'how to vote'. So I'm slowly spreading the word.......
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

marc_54140 wrote:
Well, you are getting my point here!

Not too many WGA members vote for COTM.

If I nominate or see a cache I think is worth while, I sometimes e-mail all the finders of that cache. I usually get one or two cachers who ask 'how to vote'. So I'm slowly spreading the word.......


So how is posting a running total going to get those who don't know about COTM to vote?

I think we get your point. It's easier to rally the troops when you know how many votes you need. In my opinion, this kind of cheapens the COTM honor. In theory, you could almost insure one of your local caches wins the honor every month as long as you have enough active voters working together.

Come to think of it.....my ODS has never been nominated for COTM. If I knew how many votes I needed, I could maybe blackmail or bribe enough of the local caching crew to steal the honor away from a far more deserving cache. Now I only need to figure our how many beers it will take to get Zuma to vote for my cache.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh Zuma is pretty cheap, its only about a six pack as long as it is the right type of beer.

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