2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedback

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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby godix » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:35 am

Moonlight Soldier wrote:Maybe that link could be the primary focus of the VCA page instead of tucked inside a little sidebar under 'nominate,' which should probably be changed to say VOTE HERE OMG or some such.

In fact, most of the info on the VCA page is probably better suited to a sidebar format. Personally the only thing I'm interested in inside the main window is the calendar, which is at the bottom.

This.

Another issues with the current layout, if you're in a specific category to nominate there is no link back to the category selection. If you want to go back and nominate in a different category, you either have to hit the back button, go through the contest section of the members menu, or go through the FP/forum link to it.

Although given that things are already going, probably not worth the effort to change it now. Just an issue to consider before next years VCAs
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby LittleAtari » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:14 pm

The category titles were cute when I knew what they were referring to. Now, I just don't know what I'm voting for. :(
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby HalOfBorg » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:26 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:If you think of it as "disqualification is punishment for breaking the rules" it might make more sense. Trash data makes a video ineligible for this contest, yes, but putting the trash data in there in the first place is a no-no, and getting DQd from the VCAs is the stick to make sure you don't do it. It also stays with you year after year. If you don't make the corrections, you never get to participate. :shark:


"Unknown" IS available as a source for audio when you enter a video, so maybe entering that should NOT be possible since doing so is "breaking the rules" - though it's strange that you CAN do it. I guess it just got entered by somebody.

It's presence made it seem OK to me.

In any case I will stay quietly annoyed that all of my qualifying videos were kicked because of a problem with one. Quietly annoyed is pretty much normal for me anyway. :x
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby kireblue » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:15 am

HalOfBorg wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:If you think of it as "disqualification is punishment for breaking the rules" it might make more sense. Trash data makes a video ineligible for this contest, yes, but putting the trash data in there in the first place is a no-no, and getting DQd from the VCAs is the stick to make sure you don't do it. It also stays with you year after year. If you don't make the corrections, you never get to participate. :shark:


"Unknown" IS available as a source for audio when you enter a video, so maybe entering that should NOT be possible since doing so is "breaking the rules" - though it's strange that you CAN do it. I guess it just got entered by somebody.

It's presence made it seem OK to me.

In any case I will stay quietly annoyed that all of my qualifying videos were kicked because of a problem with one. Quietly annoyed is pretty much normal for me anyway. :x

this is a perfectly valid point.
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby GloryQuestor » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:10 am

kireblue wrote:
HalOfBorg wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:If you think of it as "disqualification is punishment for breaking the rules" it might make more sense. Trash data makes a video ineligible for this contest, yes, but putting the trash data in there in the first place is a no-no, and getting DQd from the VCAs is the stick to make sure you don't do it. It also stays with you year after year. If you don't make the corrections, you never get to participate. :shark:


"Unknown" IS available as a source for audio when you enter a video, so maybe entering that should NOT be possible since doing so is "breaking the rules" - though it's strange that you CAN do it. I guess it just got entered by somebody.

It's presence made it seem OK to me.

In any case I will stay quietly annoyed that all of my qualifying videos were kicked because of a problem with one. Quietly annoyed is pretty much normal for me anyway. :x

this is a perfectly valid point.


It is, which is why we're eventually going to work on fixing it for next year (hopefully). :roll:
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby Moonlight Soldier » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:52 pm

Just wanted to offer a big thanks to everyone involved in the VCA and JCA process this year. :up:
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby Ileia » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:10 pm

I may be in the minority here, but I liked the category names.
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby Silk_SK » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:44 pm

Ileia wrote:I may be in the minority here, but I liked the category names.


I'm not gonna lie, I liked them too. At least in the sense that I thought they were clever. But it was awkward not knowing what category they actually were just from reading them. The whole thing was pretty unintuitive.
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby godix » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:10 pm

I liked the idea of them far more than I liked the execution of them
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby CorpseGoddess » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm

Silk_SK wrote:
Ileia wrote:I may be in the minority here, but I liked the category names.


I'm not gonna lie, I liked them too. At least in the sense that I thought they were clever. But it was awkward not knowing what category they actually were just from reading them. The whole thing was pretty unintuitive.


It would have made more sense to carry over the description of the category as it was in the threads (example: "WITTY EVANGELION NAME (DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORY)) to the actual voting ballot. I kept having to flip back and forth from the ballot to the forum to remember what was what.
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Re: 2011 VCAs - Announcements, Schedule of Events, and Feedb

Postby GloryQuestor » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:42 am

So, with The Online AMV Iron Chef Tournament v4.0 here and ready to go, we are closing out the 2011 VCA forums for this year. We will be moving this forum shortly to make way.

Thank you to everyone for the feedback and the information this year. We'll be using it to try and work on a better system for the next year's VCA contest.

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