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Challenge: The Best Terra Planet [HD-01]
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 11:47 | Message # 46
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As hopefully none of you realized, the voting period ended almost 11 hours ago, and I completely forgot about it wacko
So it's time to announce the results:


||||||| - 7 (InterstellarOtter)
|||||| - 6 (Talisman)
||||| - 5 (LiveLife42)
|||| - 4 (neutronium76)
||| - 3 (Watsisname, Toty, Voekoevaka, Buddy_McFlurry, midtskogen)
| - 1 (Buster89)
- 0 (Donatelo200, Chronicle)



So the winner is the newcomer, InterstellarOtter, with 7 votes! The runners up are Talisman with 6 votes and LiveLife42 with 5 votes! Your awards can be viewed in the spoiler below smile


Also, I would like some feedback concerning elements of future challenges. Specifically:
1) Should the length of the challenge submission period be altered? During the challenge I felt like 7 days was too long and thought that 5 days might have been sufficient for future challenges, but even with nearly 10 days between challenge announcement and end of submission not everyone who wanted to participate managed to submit in time. So I don't know whether shortening the submission period is a good idea. What do you think?
2) I would like to conduct future challenges in a simultaneous overlapping manner. That is, one challenge would start, and then a week later a different one would start while the first was still active. Since each challenge takes about two weeks this would allow for an average of one challenge per week without sacrificing the length of time each challenge gets. This would allow people to have more options for challenges, or to participate in challenges more often, and would allow for awards to be earned more frequently. Would anyone be interested in a system like that, or is there not enough interest to warrant one challenge per week?
3) Any other input? Changes to the voting system, time allotment, etc.?





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 15.05.2013, 07:38
 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:06 | Message # 47
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Quote (HarbingerDawn)
1) Should the length of the challenge submission period be altered? During the challenge I felt like 7 days was too long and thought that 5 days might have been sufficient for future challenges, but even with nearly 10 days between challenge announcement and end of submission not everyone who wanted to participate managed to submit in time. So I don't know whether shortening the submission period is a good idea. What do you think?

I don't think the length matters much if there always is an active challenge. And I suppose that if there are frequent challenges, it's going to be hard to come up with new ideas or new twists all the time, so old challenges will have to be recycled, which will offer a new opportunity for those how missed the previous one.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:08 | Message # 48
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So, you're saying that you think frequent challenges with their current length would be good?




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VoekoevakaDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:14 | Message # 49
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In my opinion, I think it could be good to make the challenges a little bit longer (poor chromatic9, who have miss the challenge)...
But, to provide more activity in the forum, we can make parallel challenges, during the same time.





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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:29 | Message # 50
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Congrats to the winners and excellent job to all participants! I'm very happy that our new guy InterstellarOtter rocked the charts. biggrin

1: I think the submission period is good at one week; it's not obvious what everyone's schedules are like and some may have specific days of the week that work best for them for devoting time to Space Engine. Allowing a full week should accommodate everyone.

2: I'm not sure. I don't doubt there is enough interest, but I think this also depends if you are sure you can come up with challenge themes frequently enough, or perhaps forum users may provide some ideas. I worry it might be a little too confusing to have multiple events going on simultaneously, but we can certainly try it out!

3: Not much in the way of other input. The up-to-3-votes option was a helpful addition and I think we ought to keep that or something similar. It not only makes selecting votes a little easier, but also makes a larger / more spread vote distribution.

All in all this challenge excelled in both the planning and the execution, and was a lot of fun. Thanks, Harbinger. smile





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:30 | Message # 51
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I think that might be a good idea Voekoevaka. Also, if the challenges will be coming on a regular basis I can just announce the circumstances to hunt in (what galaxy, etc) as soon as I announce the challenge, and extend it by a day, giving 11 days for submissions smile

Watsisname, sounds good to me, I'll try it out and see where it goes smile





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:33
 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 12:30 | Message # 52
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So, you're saying that you think frequent challenges with their current length would be good?

Yes, if there is a new challenge every week. And I also say that if there is a new challenge every month, the a length of one month would make sense as well.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 13:06 | Message # 53
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(Addressing this point in greater detail than before)

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but I think this also depends if you are sure you can come up with challenge themes frequently enough

I certainly have enough to last until 0.97 comes out, and once it does then the number of options expands greatly, especially for aesthetics-based challenges like these.





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FrostbreathDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 18:31 | Message # 54
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How about a top-3 voting system? So the first choice would get 3 points, the 2nd 2 points and the 3rd 1 point. Usually reduces the chance more people end up on the same rank in the end. Downside is that it would likely only work with quite a few people posting.




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WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 20:27 | Message # 55
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I certainly have enough to last until 0.97 comes out, and once it does then the number of options expands greatly, especially for aesthetics-based challenges like these.


That's good to know! biggrin





 
chromatic9Date: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 20:36 | Message # 56
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Probably best to keep it seven days or have overlapping comps. I would prefer ending sunday night instead of Friday/Sat if possible but please stick to whatever is convenient.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.04.2013, 20:51 | Message # 57
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How about a top-3 voting system?

I had considered this before, maybe we can try it out.

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I would prefer ending sunday night instead of Friday/Sat if possible

I never thought about having the challenges be day-of-week based; I figured that if they were a week or more long then it wouldn't matter, but I can try to have them stop Sunday night if that's convenient for more people.





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