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Old November 23rd, 2005, 07:14 AM   #16
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Actually, it's a hard thing to say you can't vote for your own. If someone genuinly thought theirs was the best then they would be throwing the contest to if forced to vote for someone else. Maybe you could abstain from voting if you thought yours was the best but can't vote on your own?

Then again, you could have 0 votes for anyone I suppose. Probably also not so good. I think the impartial panel is still the way to go. How about we let our wives, girlfriends, significant others do our voting. My wife is particularly honest about my works. Sometimes painfully so...

nevermind...dumb idea. What was I thinking...stupid, stupid idea.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:42 AM   #17
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Well then, vote for one that is decent, but not in the top, to not give your strongest competition any help.
Sounds like the recent Amazon film competition. Let's keep the DV Challenge civilized, use the Nick rule, and go with one vote for the top film (other than your own). Works for me.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 01:20 PM   #18
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I hate to rain on the parade, but I have a concern I haven't seen addressed yet. Perhaps I'm being my usual paranoid, worrywart self, but isn't there some potential for what I believe they call "drama" here? Person A wins the contest, chooses a charity, it's announced which one was chosen, and all hell breaks loose; "How dare you choose Charity X?! They do this, that, and the other, Charity Y is the only sane choice!" "But no! Charity Y takes more of the donations than it needs to, Charity X is obviously more charitable!" "What about Charity Z?" "Ha! Charity Z is a joke--what kind of a person donates money to such a trivial cause?"

I know we're generally all civil to one another here, and in my two years (and someodd months) here, I've never seen any threads degenerate into outright namecalling and personal attack, but there have been some touchy subjects discussed. It just seems like this could be one heck of a stressful subject to talk about. I would personally worry that if I won (ha!), the relative merit of my charity of choice would come under fire. I think it's a worthy cause (though it's not curing any diseases, it's bringing some small amount of happiness to children in hospitals around the world), but others may not feel so enamored of them, and that makes me nervous. Not like I stand a chance, but still.

The question, then, is how will this be handled? Will the selected charity be announced to everyone, or kept secret? And if it's mentioned, are we all going to offer our opinions, or simply go into the contest knowing that the money could go anywhere, and not say anything?

I hope none of that sounds judgmental of my beloved fellow board members--as I said, I'm fairly confident that we'd remain our usual, personable selves in such a situation. There's just always that tiny, niggling doubt, you know?
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Old November 25th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #19
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The DV Challenge t-shirts are still an option for this one ?
If yes, what would be the donation then ?

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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #20
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I hate to rain on the parade, but I have a concern I haven't seen addressed yet. Perhaps I'm being my usual paranoid, worrywart self, but isn't there some potential for what I believe they call "drama" here? Person A wins the contest, chooses a charity, it's announced which one was chosen, and all hell breaks loose; "How dare you choose Charity X?! They do this, that, and the other, Charity Y is the only sane choice!" "
Good question!
The winner picks the charity, and everyone shuts up and likes it. Anyone who complains gets slapped. That's the beauty of being the winner. If you don't like certain charities, then make a better movie. :)
Maybe I'll keep it a secret.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #21
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The DV Challenge t-shirts are still an option for this one ?
If yes, what would be the donation then ?

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I wasn't going to offer shirts on this one, just because I'd rather see all the cash go towards charity (rather than much of it going towards the shirt). I am getting a redesign done on the shirts, but they won't be ready in time.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #22
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Most excellent! Not that I have anything personal against any particular charity, but I understand that some do, so I thought I'd ask the question while it was still in my head.

I'ma go donate somethin' and get in on the action. Thanks for the clarification!
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Old November 25th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #23
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Hey Robert, cool!

And the Wall Of Shame has been suspended for this one, just so people aren't intimidated about signing up.

Additionaly, you don't have to sign up to donate anything. If you feel like kicking in a couple bucks, go for it!

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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:33 PM   #24
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Ok i'm in... hopefully a better pursuit than my last attempt...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #25
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The competition sounds fun Iíll join in.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:32 PM   #26
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To Late to Sign up ?

Misread the sign up requirements. Can a person still join the contest ?
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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:32 PM   #27
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Misread the sign up requirements. Can a person still join the contest ?
Dylan said, "Yes," so join right in. Send your donation in!

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 12:39 AM   #28
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Dylan said, "Yes," so join right in. Send your donation in!

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I sent my donation. When do I find out about theme ?

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 12:55 AM   #29
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Okay, I found it now.

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I sent my donation. When do I find out about theme ?

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Answered my own question. Spirit is with me...

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