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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting Threadvulcanologist 01-11-2012

Blimey...2 votes! Thank you very much whoever you are! Oh wait... I think I voted for myself twice!


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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting ThreadNicodemus 01-11-2012

I don't know how the other admins do it, but I don't look at who is voting and whether they are voting for themselves.  Everyone gets to cast 3 votes.  It is up to the individual to decide how to cast their votes, regardless whose entry it is.  The point of the voting (we hope) is that people choose the three entries they think are best. I see nothing wrong, morally or otherwise, with casting a vote for your own entry if you truly believe it is one of the top 3. To impose dubious morals such as "don't vot for yourself no matter what" means that at some point you're asking someone to not vote for an entry they think is the better one.  We're not in a Catholic middle school election where Johnny and Timmy both run for class president and are expected to vote for eachother in some bizarre balancing act of supposed moral superiority.

It's not a question of morals anyway, I think what people are confusing it with is sportsmanship.  In government elections any candidate can vote for themselves. Sure some countries don't count such votes, but others do.  If your intention is to vote for the best entries, morally it would be dishonest to not to vote for an entry you think is best, just be cause it's yours.  Now, if you're voting for yourself and in your heart you don't really think it's the best, then that would be morally wrong, but you can still do it.

In the end, this is a contest for people to make some dolls, paint them and then vote on them. Let's not get too uppity about morals and make it into something grander than it actually is. It's supposed to be fun.

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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting Threadaka_mythos 01-11-2012

So really what you're saying is, you shouldn't vote for yourself unless you sincerely believe you deserve your own vote. The rest of what people are saying is moot or too serious, given the situations lack of gravity. Agreed.


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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting ThreadThommy H 01-11-2012

If it's supposed to be fun, you shouldn't be voting for yourself! Sorry, I think it's unsportsmanlike and ungentlemanly. I'm honestly surprised that people even consider doing it - to me, it's always been second nature to discount my own entry in any contest I've entered, even (especially, in fact) when I believed it to be the best.

I'd be more inclined to vote for myself in something that did matter rather than something like GH - if I was running for office, I'd be doing so because I believed I was the best person for the job, so I'd vote for me too. But this is just toys.

Sorry, I don't want a debate about this either; we've had enough daft arguments sparked by contests around here. It's just when you mentioned it like it was a completely normal thing to vote for yourself I kind of went "buh?"


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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting ThreadZanko 01-11-2012

Thommy H Wrote:
If it's supposed to be fun, you shouldn't be voting for yourself! Sorry, I think it's unsportsmanlike and ungentlemanly.


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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting ThreadNicodemus 01-11-2012

Thommy H Wrote:
Sorry, I don't want a debate about this either; we've had enough daft arguments sparked by contests around here. It's just when you mentioned it like it was a completely normal thing to vote for yourself I kind of went "buh?"


I agree, too many pointless and unnecessary arguments about contests.  My comment about two votes for some entries was really a poorly executed joke anyway. I don't know that anyone voted for themselves. I only wrote down how many votes went for which numbered entry, not who was voting for whom.

How about we call this the argument that never was, and leave it at that? Wink  This way we can all enjoy the contest without disagreement Tongue


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RE: Golden Hat #16 Voting ThreadThommy H 01-11-2012

Agreed!


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