How to vote

The first round begins tomorrow so before we begin I’d like to make it as clear as possible how to vote in this Tourney. Each match up will look like this.

Blog A vs Blog B

So you do a quick read of the two blogs competing, vote in the poll and that’s it. Each poll stays open for a week. For the first round there will be two match-ups per day. There will also be a link to those blogs competing tomorrow, a link to the poll from 6 days ago that’s closing tomorrow, in case you forgot to vote, and the poll results to last weeks match up. So it will look something like this.

Polls closing tomorrow: Blog X vs Blog Y

Closed Polls:

(The poll will be the one from a week ago and should be closed so all you will be able to see is the results of the poll)

The reason we have two match-ups is we didn’t want the Tourney to drag out too long. If every day only had one match-up it would have lasted well over 3 months. The reason we kept it down to two is because if you were bombarded with so many links in one day readers would have been put off and not actually read the blogs in question. If you do not want your blog in this Tourney then either leave a comment or e-mail me at 5camp at live dot ie and your blog will be replaced by another one. If you have any questions please ask.

Tomorrow: Loli Salad vs Calamitous Intentand The Cart Driver vs Sekijitsu

18 thoughts on “How to vote

  1. I have a question.
    Do you have schedule showing which when each blog pairs will be up for voting? I just want to know when mine will be up. Thanks🙂

    • Probably would be a good idea for advance weekly schedules to be prepared, so that blog owners will know when to have their campaign posts ready and encourage readers to vote.

  2. Pingback: AniBlog Tournament! JAB Seeded 23rd (out of 96)!

  3. I was wondering if you had tried putting your bracket onto http://www.bracketmaker.com/ or anything. It’s kind of a crude bracket manager, but you can update in HTML the bracket, as well as post when the matchups will take place, etc.

    Heck, I could go in and throw one together for you if you’d like

  4. If someone has the time, you might consider putting a dataset of all these 96 candidates together with some variables that might predict outcome. Age of a blog might be one of them, along with some others such as number of feed subscribers, post frequency, traffic statistics, etc. Quantcast seem to be relative good at estimating traffic. This way you could use first two rounds to fit a model to see what factors contribute the most. Then you can try to see if you can predict future rounds based on the available data.

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