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Top 50 Female Characters in Video Games 10 29.41%
Top 50 Mario Characters/Enemies 15 44.12%
Top 50 Tabletop Games 16 47.06%
Top 50 Time Travelers 9 26.47%
Top 50 Undergraduate Majors 6 17.65%
Top 50 Video Game Character Designs 11 32.35%
Top 50 Video Games of the 21st Century 16 47.06%
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:18 AM
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Default The Lost World: Popularity Contest #15

OK, voting for the next one of these lists starts today.

Here are the options

Top 50 Female Characters in Videogames - Positronic Brain
Top 50 Mario Characters/Enemies - Loki
Top 50 Star Trek Episodes - Red Hedgehog +8 (Breakman, Buge, Destil, Issun, JBear, Octopus Prime, Positronic Brain, Torzelbaum)
Top 50 Tabletop Games - JBear
Top 50 Time Travelers - Johnny Unusual
Top 50 Undergraduate Majors - Bulgakov -1 (Buge)
Top 50 Video Game Character Designs - WildcatJF -1 (Octopus Prime)
Top 50 Video Games of the 21st Century - Issun -2 (Breakman, Destil)


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Up to 3 votes per person. If you vote for more and decide not to pick one to leave out, then all your selections are voided.

If you want to change a vote, tell me so I can make the adjustments. Votes can be changed at any time up until the end of the deadline, which is four days from when this is first posted.

I think that covers it, right?

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Old 03-16-2017, 07:55 AM
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I probably don't have time to run it since I'll be starting a new job, but it won't win anyway, so I'll re-nominate

Top 50 Star Trek Episodes
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:58 AM
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What JBear posted. If the lack of a person ton run it precludes it from participating, I volunteer myself if Red Hedgehog is too busy.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:59 AM
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Pretty sure Johnny just missed it, as he is wont to do.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:07 AM
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I did miss it. Sorry. If anyone wants to vote for it, please do it manually (by posting such a desire. Sorry, I wish there was a way to edit the poll).
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"Undergraduate College Majors!?! What is this boring old fuddy duddy thinking?"

I'm glad you asked, Bulgakov. Here are the key selling points:
  • See a side of TT you never get to see. Sure we talk about games, comics, and tv shows a lot. In fact, almost every other poll on this list goes exactly in that direction. How often to people talk about their boring, day-to-day lives or studies, though? This may be a chance to learn about the classes people took (or plan to take) that inspired them in their formative years.
  • There are more College Majors than you think. The rule's gonna be "If you can point me to a web page at an accredited University that has the major, you can vote for it."
  • I'm going to require a "Why." I'll probably anonymize the the data, but voters will have to explain WHY they are ranking their choice.
  • Tell us your dreams and your dashed hopes. Always wanted to study Slavic languages, but worried about the small job pool? Finished with your degree in Computer Science only to discover you should have been a Political Scientist instead? Now you have a chance to right those wrongs in a stupid internet list!
  • Think of the statistics! College majors are highly tracked, researched, and documented throughout the US. Probably can get some amazing factoids out of that.


Happy to expound on this further if people need more justification.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:29 AM
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Consider my 3rd vote a write-in for Star Trek Episodes. As Redge says, it won't win, but I need to keep the dream alive.

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I'm going to require a "Why." I'll probably anonymize the the data, but voters will have to explain WHY they are ranking their choice.
That sounds like a lot of work. We already have people who find the act of ranking 25 things too onerous, and asking them to justify each of those 25 things seems like a big ask.


ETA: Early lead again, I see. I'll prep my disappointment kit*.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:32 AM
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That sounds like a lot of work. We already have people who find the act of ranking 25 things too onerous, and asking them to justify each of those 25 things seems like a big ask.
You certainly don't have to vote for it if you don't want to, but either way I won't be asking people to write essays on their choices, more like a phrase or a sentence. I'm also not going to be judging the justifications, so if someone wanted to copy and paste "Because" next to each one, I wouldn't stop them.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:35 AM
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Don't mind me, I'm just writing this post to vote for Top Star Trek episodes.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:53 AM
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Don't mind me, I'm just writing this post to vote for Top Star Trek episodes.
Noted and accounted for.

And, again, sorry for missing your list, Red. Honest mistake.
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My third vote is also for Star Trek
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I would like to retract my vote for Video Games of the 21st Century and instead vote for Star Trek Episodes.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:22 AM
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Sure thing.
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I voted!

It remains to be seen whether or not I participate!
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I voted!

It remains to be seen whether or not I participate!
Cool! Here's a sticker.

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Wait wait wait. Why does he get a sticker? I didn't get a sticker. This voting process is a sham!
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Cool! Here's a sticker.

I'll wear it with pride. Or maybe I won't!
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Wait wait wait. Why does he get a sticker? I didn't get a sticker. This voting process is a sham!
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:51 AM
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Wait wait wait. Why does he get a sticker? I didn't get a sticker. This voting process is a sham!
OK, here you are.

For JBear:

Alright, alright. Line up on the left.

For Positronic Brain
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But, but, but, PB's sticker is way better than mine!

This voting process is a sham!
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But, but, but, PB's sticker is way better than mine!

This voting process is a sham!
*Jbear has lost his sticker and his vote for being ungrateful*
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You don't have the authourity! You're not the sticker mod.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:58 AM
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I thought I would miss teaching preschoolers, but now it's like I never left.
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I bet you were guilty of unfair sticker favouritism with them too.
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I hereby use all three of my votes for write-in candidate Top 50 Kinds of Stickers

Here's a preview of my list

1. Fuzzy
2. Scratch and sniff
3. Glow-in-the-dark
4. Hologram
5. Dinosaurs
6. Puffy
7. Transformers decals
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Mabel's got ya covered
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Pfft, the best kind of sticker is clearly the kind with googly eyes.



Edit: Ninja'd by Mabel!
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Kind of svelte Pac Man with legs and eyes is the weirdest take on that character.
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I want to change my 3rd vote from Undergrad Majors to Star Trek Episodes.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:23 PM
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Done and Done.

Oh, and...



Here you are.
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