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Old 10-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #61
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:50 AM   #62
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I'm going to third Halting State by Charles Stross and I'm putting it on my potential reads list because it just sounds so geeky that I'd love it.
Thanks!. I did consider using my (unused) third nomination for that book, but felt that a moderator casting the last vote probably wasn't politic.
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^It would only probably be deemed politic if you edited a previous post to remove a nomination and then throw yours in. But you'd never do that would you.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:59 AM   #64
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Thanks!. I did consider using my (unused) third nomination for that book, but felt that a moderator casting the last vote probably wasn't politic.
But wait are thee a mouse or a moderator?

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Old 10-21-2011, 12:14 PM   #65
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Moderators are members, too. I think we should all be free to participate in the nominations thread. As far as the voting thread, the only holdout should be the currently ringmaster (me), and the only reason for that is to break a tie if need be.

Does anyone feel any different?
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #66
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Moderators are members, too. I think we should all be free to participate in the nominations thread. As far as the voting thread, the only holdout should be the currently ringmaster (me), and the only reason for that is to break a tie if need be.

Does anyone feel any different?
Actually, I feel you should be able to vote as well and if there is a tie at the end, we just get a 3-day run off vote where you then hold off voting just in case of yet another tie.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #67
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Actually, I feel you should be able to vote as well and if there is a tie at the end, we just get a 3-day run off vote where you then hold off voting just in case of yet another tie.
I think that can get too complicated and take too long. I like BOb's solution that he instituted while he was Grand Poobah.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #68
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Moderators are members, too. I think we should all be free to participate in the nominations thread. As far as the voting thread, the only holdout should be the currently ringmaster (me), and the only reason for that is to break a tie if need be.

Does anyone feel any different?
I agree....
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #69
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Moderators are members, too. I think we should all be free to participate in the nominations thread. As far as the voting thread, the only holdout should be the currently ringmaster (me), and the only reason for that is to break a tie if need be.

Does anyone feel any different?
Oh, I have nominated. It was just the instance of being involved in tallying votes, and there being one nomination left. Theoretically the moderator doing the tallying could notice this before anyone else, and force the issue by choosing which two-votes book to also nominate.

I'll certainly be voting in the poll.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #70
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I'll nominate Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Why didn't you nominate this earlier? Certainly looks interesting.

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I think that can get too complicated and take too long. I like BOb's solution that he instituted while he was Grand Poobah.
Actually Jon's suggestion is what we do in the literary club. I like the idea of everyone weighing in if two books receive equal support, but I admit I also like to vote regularly. A tie has happened once so far, the very first month, and it worked out fine with the tie-breaker vote. Of course our votes are shorter - three days for the regular one, one day for a tie-breaker. Bob's plan is certainly simple and no reason for one to break precedent....if one can restrain oneself enough to implement it.

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Oh, I have nominated. It was just the instance of being involved in tallying votes, and there being one nomination left. Theoretically the moderator doing the tallying could notice this before anyone else, and force the issue by choosing which two-votes book to also nominate.

I'll certainly be voting in the poll.
I agree that all moderators should be free nominate and vote as they wish, but your reasoning sounds wise of you.
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Why didn't you nominate this earlier? Certainly looks interesting.
I was very busy. I work graveyard, and had to come in on days Thursday for a class, then double-back and come in at 11:40 PM that evening. It didn't give me a whole lot of time, especially since we reached 10 books in only two days. (Thank whatever Powers-That-Be for dream's help!)

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Actually Jon's suggestion is what we do in the literary club. I like the idea of everyone weighing in if two books receive equal support, but I admit I also like to vote regularly. A tie has happened once so far, the very first month, and it worked out fine with the tie-breaker vote. Of course our votes are shorter - three days for the regular one, one day for a tie-breaker. Bob's plan is certainly simple and no reason for one to break precedent....if one can restrain oneself enough to implement it.



I agree that all moderators should be free nominate and vote as they wish, but your reasoning sounds wise of you.
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I was very busy. I work graveyard, and had to come in on days Thursday for a class, then double-back and come in at 11:40 PM that evening. It didn't give me a whole lot of time, especially since we reached 10 books in only two days.
I wonder if next month we should restrict people to two nominations each?
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:22 PM   #73
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^Not sure how that would work. It would probably open up the nomination period for a longer time, but might also result in fewer books receiving enough qualifying nominations. I don't see that either of those results is an actual problem, just what we would probably have to live with.
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I see no reason to. This was an unusual event for me.
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Why didn't you nominate this earlier? Certainly looks interesting.
Yes. I was a few minutes too late to get in a third.
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