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Old 02-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Combination Categories

We've been having combination categories nominated for 2013. Only one works while the others do not make any sense to be together.

Travel/Adventure <-- They do not overlap enough to make sense
Science Fiction/Fantasy <-- It was already decided in a thread that they are different with only minor overlapping.

The problem is that if we allow this kind of incompatible category combinations to be nominated then we open up the other really bad combinations.

Even though there is more overlap with Mystery/Thriller, I think there is still not enough overlap. (nothing overlaps in an Agatha Christie book vs. a Vince Flynn book) It just makes a farce of a given month.

I would like to have a vote on this issue. The reason being is that it should be stopped before it gets even worse.

Biography/memoir (should actually be called Autobiography/biography) works because the two are almost the same. But for ones where it doesn't work because there are too many books that are not overlapping, they should not be allowed.

So let's get this vote in place and finished before the category vote for 2013 so we can do away with Science Fiction.Fantasy and any other failed combination.

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