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Subject: Punch card parody ballots leave chads hanging...

Written By: Meriadoc on 11/25/03 at 08:32 p.m.

Pippin and I were discussing today that we have been noticing on our own parodies and also on others, there are frequently more comments than votes per commenter. For instance, when voting one of Guy's earlier today, I see that two persons had commented about how good it was, but the parody had 0 votes! ???

I saw this on several others that I looked at today and it has happened about 3 or 4 times on our own in the last week or so.

It appears that people are getting so into commenting that they are forgetting to vote! :o

I think it is possible that some persons click the bottons for the votes, then go and leave a comment, thinking that when they press 'submit' both the votes and the comments are posted, never realizing that each must be done separately...

Has anyone else noticed this?

Subject: Re: Punch card parody ballots leave chads hanging.

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/25/03 at 09:32 p.m.

I know some people, myself included, refrain from voting on a parody if we do not know the original song.  

Subject: Re: Punch card parody ballots leave chads hanging.

Written By: Melhi on 11/25/03 at 10:10 p.m.

Merry, I've noticed it, too.    

I teased Rick about forgetting to leave a vote, the other day because my counter hadn't gone up in several hours when he commented.  He was kind enough to go back and double check and his vote wouldn't take.  Either he had voted much earlier in the day or his vote just didn't take.  

I noticed that both Adagio and Rick commented on mine and one of Guy's, today, without either vote counter going up.  Guy's remained at zero and mine remained at one vote.  I happened to know where my first vote came from, this morning as one of my kids thought it was funny and was (perhaps overly) impressed with my pacing when I was checking it against the original and asked my permission to rate it once it was up.  So, I was in the room when the first vote was cast and added to my tally and, as with Guy's parody, yours was the third comment, but first real vote I got, today.  

In the last couple of months, when I've gone into back catalogs, I've noticed that some of my own votes weren't "taking" on parodies I was 99.9% sure I'd never seen before.  So, lately I've wondered if there might be a glitch.

Mind you, I'm not complaining, just sharing my idle observations and wondering aloud.  As much as I love seeing my vote count go up, (and I really, really, really do love it,) I am completely fine with someone wanting to leave a comment without also leaving a rating.  Even when they've made it clear they know the original well enough to rate the pacing, they might not have been sure how they wanted to vote on another category.  

Subject: Re: Punch card parody ballots leave chads hanging.

Written By: K1chyd on 11/27/03 at 11:27 a.m.


Quoting:
I think it is possible that some persons click the bottons for the votes, then go and leave a comment, thinking that when they press 'submit' both the votes and the comments are posted, never realizing that each must be done separately...

Has anyone else noticed this? End Quote



Yes, Ive been noticing (and thinking) the same lately.

Subject: Re: Punch card parody ballots leave chads hanging.

Written By: karen (Guest) on 11/28/03 at 04:12 a.m.

So has anyone e-mailed Chucky about this problem?  He might miss this thread because of the obscure title  :-/