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Old December 11 2013, 08:53 PM   #151
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Re: Tabulated review threads sorted by average score

New classic review thread has been posted:

DS9: Warped

Really interested how it fairs and if it is really as hated as it often appeared in the past.
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Old December 25 2013, 01:25 PM   #152
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Re: Tabulated review threads sorted by average score

Next round has been posted:

String Theory: Cohesion
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Old December 26 2013, 04:30 PM   #153
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@Sho: If I'm not totally blind Cohesion isn't in the list yet. Any idea why?
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Old December 27 2013, 09:57 AM   #154
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@Sho: If I'm not totally blind Cohesion isn't in the list yet. Any idea why?
You made a typo in the poll options - "Avarage" instead of "Average". The code checking for whether a thread contains a poll in in a compatible format is too strict to allow that. I'll modify the code to make it ignore that.

Edit: Done & report generation re-run.
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Old December 27 2013, 10:59 AM   #155
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@Sho: If I'm not totally blind Cohesion isn't in the list yet. Any idea why?
You made a typo in the poll options - "Avarage" instead of "Average". The code checking for whether a thread contains a poll in in a compatible format is too strict to allow that. I'll modify the code to make it ignore that.

Edit: Done & report generation re-run.
D'oh!

Thanks for checking and rectifying the situation.
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Old December 27 2013, 11:28 AM   #156
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No problem .
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Old December 27 2013, 05:52 PM   #157
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So, my plans for upcoming classic review threads at the moment (assuming everyone is O.K. with me continuing doing those):

Week 2/2014: Enterprise: By the Book * Dean Wesley Smith & K.K. Rusch

Week 4/2014: IKS Gorkon: A good day to die * Keith R.A DeCandido

Week 6/2014: Titan: Taking Wing *Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

Week 8/2014: SCE: The Belly of the Beast * Dean Wesley Smith

Week 10/2014: TOS: The Pandora Principle *Carolyn Clowes

Week 12/2014: TNG: Resistance * J.M: Dillard

Week 14/2014: DS9: Avatar, Book One * S.D. Perry

Week 16/2014: VOY: String Theory, Book Two: Fusion * Kirsten Beyer

Week 18/2014: ENT: What Price Honor? * David Stern

Week 20/2014: I.K.S. Gorkon: Honor Bound * Keith R.A. DeCandido

Week 22/2014: Titan: The Red King * Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

Week 24/2014: New Frontier: House of Cards * Peter David
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Old January 5 2014, 06:00 PM   #158
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Re: Tabulated review threads sorted by average score

Are books starting to disappear off this list? Weirdly, all the Destiny trilogy is still on there, but the books immediately published after Destiny - A Singular Destiny, Over A Torrent Sea, Full Circle, Troublesome Minds - all aren't. Are old threads getting deleted, or was that always true?

EDIT: Never mind, did some searching of my own - they're all still here, but they didn't have polls. Oh well.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:12 PM   #159
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Hmm I'd say "always been true", e.g. the Full Circle thread has no poll, and the same goes for A Singular Destiny and Over a Torrent Sea. Keep in mind it's not a general index of book threads - it's only the threads with a compatible poll.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:23 PM   #160
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Is it possible to graft compatible polls retroactively onto those 'rogue' review threads?
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Old January 5 2014, 06:33 PM   #161
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It might be. Thread authors can click "Thread Tools" and "Add a Poll to this Thread" in there and go to town, and I assume mods have the same rights for all threads.

But I tried poking someone into augmenting a (fairly fresh) thread with a poll once and was criticized for trying to play mod or something so I've tried to restrain my poll OCD subsequently .
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Old January 5 2014, 07:23 PM   #162
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*Sigh* And another review thread that won't make it on the list.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=234574
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Old January 5 2014, 07:26 PM   #163
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I think I poked tom once if he wouldn't mind using the standard poll format once, yeah ...

BTW the code already treats "Excellent" as equivalent to "Outstanding" because there are a few older threads where only that word differs in the polls and I felt it was close enough to fudge things a bit .
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Old January 6 2014, 12:14 AM   #164
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*Sigh* And another review thread that won't make it on the list.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=234574
Good for him. I commend Sho for what he does, but he, nor you should have a monopoly on these things, especially Sho isn't a mod and it's not his place to say how a poll should or shouldn't be made.

But that of course is just my not so humble opinion.
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Old January 6 2014, 12:33 AM   #165
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^ Sure, I agree - note that I never presumed to tell anyone how they should make their polls, I only pointed out one time that there might be a compelling case for using the other format in case he simply wasn't aware of it at all, and then let the matter drop. I haven't gone into any more of his threads and complained or anything like that. I've discussed in this very thread here that there's a danger of my site acting as a constraint on the forum and that I don't want that either. So I'm not sure where that accusation is coming from (other than the fact that you're still butthurt over that one time we clashed and keep following me around to voice it ever since, that is, which is getting mighty tired ... want me to add "I'm not a mod!" to my sig so you can move on to other things, perhaps?).

Ultimately, it's just a question of the community self-organizing. If enough people think that using the established poll format offers utility (augmented by my site or not) it'll keep being used because people want to use it, and that's that. There's no presumption of monopoly in people speaking or implementing their opinion in the matter.
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