Lethargeek wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
PeteProdge wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:53 pm
However, going over 7 days, it's really not worth my time. I started doing this back in 2016. It wasn't even meant to be a weekly thing, I started off with a post listing the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet and asking people to reply filling each letter in with their best game. Although it was a popular and compelling forum post, nobody was satisfied with the end result, so that's why I started weekly polls. And it takes some effort. And I realise it occupies a big chunk of this part of the forum, and hogs the 'most recent' part of the forum at weekends.
I'm happier at the current pace, trying to get through the modern games and then the mammoth task of covering just about every software house that existed. That could take some years, I know.
I still don't get what's the problem in prolonging the voting time. You still can add more polls at the same pace regardless.
Doing these polls, keeping track of them (like, manually counting up the proportional top-three votes) already takes a few hours out of my Sundays.
Yes, I could expand it to 14 days, with new polls added weekly, but I really don't like having to keep track of what's expiring and what's about to start. I don't want to do anything more complex than it already is.
I'm doing this for nothing, I don't get paid to do it. If you have a vital interest in a certain game winning a poll, then all I can say is take a minute out of your life each week to just visit the polls and vote.
As it stands, I'm waaaay behind on my work for the Reheated Pixels YouTube channel. Should have finished that Double Dragon video months ago. I've got footage shot in Berlin last month for a video on the Computerspielemuseum, which I've yet to even view and assemble, and yet, I've booked myself another visit to a gaming museum at the end of this month. I've got masses of other ideas I want to turn into videos and, well, if you see the channel, the last thing I made was in October. I know I can and should do better than this.
I can sometimes spend up to three hours sorting out polls each Sunday. It's not too much to ask the community to visit for a minute within a 7-day window if they want to have their say. (On Twitter, their built-in polls conclude in much less than a week.)
I don't want to add any more complexity to the workloads of these polls than currently exists.
If you want, I'll hand it over to you to manage.