I was mostly being sarcastic.. How would voting for myself boost my ego? Kind of pathetic if it did. However, I haven't seen that rule posted in this thread before now...
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That's our fault. It's been a standard rule in these sorts of polls - mostly Poetry challenges, but occasionally in fiction - that the old hands take it for granted.I was mostly being sarcastic.. How would voting for myself boost my ego? Kind of pathetic if it did. However, I haven't seen that rule posted in this thread before now...
This is exactly right, and the very thing that a vote-for-one cannot show.I have always viewed popular voting on stories as 'subjective'. It's why I don't subscribe to movie critics. I voted...of course. But the real reason I'm a member of this forum is for the exercise. Even boots require lots of rubbing to get shiny.
I just hope that fellow members realize that just because I didn't vote for a story doesn't mean I didn't like it. The bad stories are the ones that never get told.
I'm sure how you vote is completely up to your discretion.If only I could have entered I would have been the only one to have written, not about a gruesome ending of people or humanity, But about a orchid like flower which blooms only one night in forty years, and as daylight intrudes upon its night of glory it fades to a withered husk of its former
Oh was the peoples choice for the better story in our opinion, or were we expected to base it on more like if we had judged it?
Does anyone else wonder how many people truly read 16,000 words and cast an objective vote? Can't help but wonder at the forum dynamics at work here. If there was some way to incentivize impartiality and thoroughness...