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Old 05-20-2020, 04:46 PM   #586
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It's in the sticky New Leaf Information and Book Selections, under Selections List.

The July theme is Life's a Beach, Water, Water, Everywhere.
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Old 05-24-2020, 12:48 PM   #587
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Nomination + Second -- Decision Time

OK, folks. We've played around for several months now with having a nomination plus a second to get to the voting round. This was proposed as an experimental measure, to be re-evaluated after we'd tried it out. It's now time to decide to either keep that, or go back to a nomination plus 2 "seconds".

I'm not going to post a survey, but simply ask folks to weigh in here with your preference, and the reason(s) for that preference. What do you think?



(And, to be clear, I'm not trying to start a whole long discussion around other alternatives or changes, simply get folks opinions on the narrow question asked. I'll be taking all the input for the rest of the week, and making a decision before posting next month's nomination thread on the theme of Life's a Beach: Water, Water, Everywhere.)
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:42 AM   #588
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Given the current levels of participation I think the new system of nomination of plus one second is proving to be effective.

If participation grows and we start getting 20 or more books through to the vote then perhaps we reconsider.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:00 AM   #589
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Given the current levels of participation I think the new system of nomination of plus one second is proving to be effective.

If participation grows and we start getting 20 or more books through to the vote then perhaps we reconsider.
I agree.
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:41 PM   #590
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I don't want to prejudice others who might want to comment or express a differing opinion. But I do, in general, agree that this is working for our (hopefully temporarily) reduced numbers. I would, however, put the reversion point somewhat lower than gmw has. I'd suggest that no more than 15, and I could argue for 10, fully nominated books to vote on is probably enough.

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Old 05-25-2020, 04:34 PM   #591
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I’m ok with he new system. No objections from me to keep it going that way.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:39 PM   #592
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Oh, and FWIW Jon, I quite like the new avatar.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:47 PM   #593
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I like the new system as well.
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I think the new system is fine.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:41 PM   #595
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As you can see from this month's nomination thread, I'm sticking with the nomination plus a single second, with each participant granted three "tickets" to be used for any combination of nominations and seconds. The consensus agrees with my take -- it's working well.
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