Of course we’re not going to ignore the poll because a few people dislike this whole discussion. There clearly was a problem with the previous system, not a major one but it’s was far from flawless, otherwise there wouldn’t be this much discussion about it now and last year before setting up various challenges. More people voted in this poll than for setting up the schedule, so seems very unlikely lots of user, caring about this challenges, sustained. If there is a large crowd that wanted to keep the old system in tact they could have voted for that option.sol wrote: ↑November 29th, 2020, 12:22 pm Having a consistent amount of time for short films and television episodes should make participation easier. It is possible to plan viewings in advance by knowing the rules that individual hosts will be using (since they are all the same) and it should make hosting easier since the onus is taken away from the host to determine a suitable runtime for eligible TV episodes.
I honestly don't mind returning to what we were doing this year, i.e. hosts choosing themselves whether to use anything from 60 to 180 minutes for television episodes, but this option was put up to vote in the poll (that others requested me to run) and only received one vote. I mean, we *could* ignore the poll results since I have no idea how many participants abstained from voting. Looking at the poll results though, there does seem to be an appetite for consistency between how many minutes of shorts and television episodes are worth a single point, and I don't know if it is likely that a greater number of participants abstained rather than voted in the poll.
It is certainly not my intention to suck the fun out of participating in challenges. These discussions are not fun for me, but I want to avoid squabbling over runtimes in 2021 and the easiest way to do that seemed to be to allow everyone to voice their opinions before the 2021 challenge series begins.
If people want me to step aside, I'm fine to do that. I don't really need the extra workload and stress.
Sure these discussions aren’t always fun, but they are necessary. Thanks again for leasing them. Mostly you’ve done a great job at it. You’ve done a great job in trying to take in different opinions and reach a consensus.
Unfortunately a change in the system will also always mean a few won’t like that change. That unfortunately just can’t be helped. Luckily we still can all just watch movies and non-movies, which in itself should be the greatest fun!