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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, '12, 6:37 pm 
I don't have anything to contribute, but I'll certainly vote!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, '12, 7:55 pm 
Here are my main contributions:

Art: mainly my EOTA portraits

Stories:

Phantasy Star I - Death of a Serpent

Phantasy Star III -

1001 Aridian Nights: The Courageous Fairy
A True Layan
Inheritance
1001 Aridian Nights: The Dreaming Prince
In the Wake of Righteousness
Closure
A Welcome-Home Present
Failure
Fighting As One
Weight of a Satellite
Insubordination

Original Stories -

Study Buddies
Tried and True
The Savage Silence


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, '12, 11:18 pm 
Happy to see the arrival of the Muskies once again. :up:

However, I've been thinking about it a bit and reading some of the above posts and I think a few of us posters may have the same problem in that either we don't write fan fiction, or we don't draw, or we're a staff member and ineligible for some of the awards, or we simply don't fit in any or many of the above named Muskie Award categories for whatever reason, so, I'm wondering if perhaps we could add some other different categories to the Muskies this year so that perhaps everyone could feel better represented, so to speak?

These are only a few thoughts and suggestions that I came up with very quickly but how about Muskie Awards for the following categories:

(1) Best or Favorite Quiz?
(2) Best or Favorite new forum game (in the forum games section) submitted since the Muskies held last year? The Award already mentioned above seems to cover all the previous years.
(3) Best or Favorite Member Name Color?
(4) For finding the most achievements acquired since last year's Muskie's Awards?
(5) For making the most posts since last year's Muskie's Awards?
(6) For making the most Fan Fiction reviews since last year's Muskie's Awards.
(7) For making the most Artwork Reviews since last year's Muskie's Awards.
(8) For making the most posts in the Shoutbox since last year's Muskies', or private chat (if we still have that)?
(9) For creating or solving the most Quizzes, or having the best Quiz score, since last year's Muskies?
(10) For making the most Image Of The Day reviews since last year's Muskies?

That's all I can think of right now, and I really had to stretch to come up with some of those, but I think everyone can get the idea, and if anyone has any other suggestions, I'd like to hear them and see them posted here for consideration as well. I know some of you can probably come up with some better and more terrific suggestions. If nothing else, it will give us all something to think about. :wink:

Thoul, I hope I haven't overstepped my bounds, and I know none of this may happen, but will appreciate your consideration nonetheless. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, '12, 12:47 am 
Oh, FINE, if people are being motivated enough to compile lists, I guess I should stop being lazy and do the same. :D

Artwork:

PLUSHIEEEEEEEES! (and poorly-drawn colored pencil depictions of Thea and Saya)

Fanfic:

PSI:
After 'Happily Ever After'
The Hero and the Healer

PSIII:
Wingspan
Prisoners
Awakenings
Purpose

PSIV:
Moving Forward

PSO:
Betrayal


Also: Aeroprism should also get an awesomeness award for thinking that my ideas are awesome, 'cause he's awesome. :heart:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, '12, 1:46 am 
Aeroprism wrote:And of course, my remixes. ... However, they are self-hosted since I won't plague Thoul's server with 10MBs of data every time I add a version. If that makes them unable to be voted for: so be it.

It doesn't; the "hosted here" requirement is for artwork (that is to say, images) only. I lack facilities to host music or videos, so that restriction can't be applied to Best Other Fan Work. Any music or video that has been posted here, either embedded or just linked, in the dates qualifies for that award.

Silver_Surfer1 wrote:I'm wondering if perhaps we could add some other different categories to the Muskies this year so that perhaps everyone could feel better represented, so to speak?

I'm always open to suggestions. These are the Community Awards after all, so community input is welcome. :D Thanks for your suggestions, SS1.

Quote:1) Best or Favorite Quiz?
(9) For creating or solving the most Quizzes, or having the best Quiz score, since last year's Muskies?

I considered Best New Quiz briefly. I skipped on it because there haven't been any quizzes created since October 2010 and the cut off date for this year is in March 2011. But now that you brought it up, I realize there were no quiz award categories in previous years. So, I suppose we could waive the date requirements this time and consider all quizzes.

On taking quizzes: Unfortunately the time one takes a quiz is not recorded by the current software, so I can't tell who took a quiz this week or two years ago. But again, no previous category so we can waive the dates. I can improve date recording so the same problem doesn't arise next year.

Taking the most quizzes we can do, but I reserve the right to cancel it if a lot of people go and take every quiz. I am not handing out a 20 way tie. :neenboo:

Best Quiz Score seems a bit too subjective at the moment. I'm thinking it should look at one's performance rather than taking nominations, but there are many ways to interpret the performance stats to determine what is Best. 100% on a quiz with the most questions (a current 5 way tie, so I think No)? Highest percentage of correct answers doesn't strike me as a balanced criteria. Most correct answers overall would be an option, but should the incorrect amount have a balancing action? I'm not opposed to the idea, but I need a more clear definition of what should be considered Best in this case. Anyone have any other thoughts on how to determine Best Quiz Score?

Quote:(2) Best or Favorite new forum game (in the forum games section) submitted since the Muskies held last year? The Award already mentioned above seems to cover all the previous years.

It doesn't cover all previous years. The eligibility dates apply to all categories unless otherwise specified.

Quote:(3) Best or Favorite Member Name Color?
(6) For making the most Fan Fiction reviews since last year's Muskie's Awards.
(7) For making the most Artwork Reviews since last year's Muskie's Awards.
(10) For making the most Image Of The Day reviews since last year's Muskies?

I have to say no on these ideas. Name colors are chosen from a limited and predefined list, so that is not appropriate for an award. The most review ones are good ideas, but I can't currently see a way to realistically count those. Not every post in a review thread is a review (e.g., author replies to reviews) and those should not count. Manually counting a year's worth of posts is not going to happen. But I'll think on these some more; if I can craft a solution for the counting problem, these awards may go forward.

Quote:(4) For finding the most achievements acquired since last year's Muskie's Awards?
(5) For making the most posts since last year's Muskie's Awards?

Now these are easily quantified, so we can do them. I think "most posts" may need to exclude forum game posts, however.

Quote:(8) For making the most posts in the Shoutbox since last year's Muskies', or private chat (if we still have that)?

Unfortunately, there is no record of exact numbers of shoutbox posts per individual. :( I can determine the number of currently existing shouts per individual, but I cannot be certain that reflects the total over the past year. I have occasionally trimmed some older, non-discussion related shouts (stuff like "hi personx!", "bye!", or "see you later") to cut down the database size. I am hesitant to issue an award under those circumstances.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, '12, 4:09 am 
Yeah, I can see now that I've had time to think on it how some of those suggestions might be a tad impossible to count, etc., lol, and find an exact number on. I'm happy with your reply though and if I think of anything else I'll post it here. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, '12, 9:58 am 
It should be a good year for the Muskie Awards considering all the awesome things that have happened over this period of time. A large amount of members have impressed me in many ways throughout the forums, best of luck to everybody. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, '12, 10:05 am 
You are right, all suggestions are good to "hear" on this site. So many fantastic members and ideas :)
The quizz proposition is indeed a good idea : take all the quizzes created from the beginning and for Muskie's awards next year.. see if new quizzes will be proposed (maybe I could try to make on this summer, when I'll have some holidays :)).
How to determine a best score to the Quizz ? Hard to tell ! I'll think about it.

I agree for the "most post" and exclude the forum games ! Too easy to "raise the count" by these (I know it personnaly !!;))


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, '12, 1:53 pm 
I suppose I ought to compile my short list of Muskies-eligible stuff. I haven't changed my signature in forever, so I don't think that matters. And I don't remember all my avatars for the last year or so, but I'll check around the avatar folder on my hard drive to jog my memory and upload my list. And otherwise my Muskies-eligible material basically consists of my bird drawings the last year, and those are fortunately all in the Muskies eligible original artwork gallery.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, '12, 10:43 am 
For my avatar and signature, I think I'll keep it as it was from my appearance on this site so no votes but I'll vote for other members !:)


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