The Order of Brilliant Bloggers

Monday, October 10, 2005

Request for community discussion: moderator eligibility

As moderators and administrators, should Motherdear and I be ineligible to receive nominations or awards?

The voting and nomination process is almost completely transparent (there are a few people who choose to nominate or vote privately), so there would likely be very little impression of impropriety should either of us be nominated or win an award. Besides, we're not really judges. We're counters. All of you in our voting community select both nominees and winners.

But on the other hand, should Motherdear or I win an award, that may create an impression of partiality, bias, or even outright cheating.

There are also possible middle paths, as well. For example, we could both remain eligible for nomination, but may only win if the number of public votes cast in our favor exceeds the number of public votes cast for the runner up plus the number of votes cast privately (regardless of for whom the private votes were cast.)

As an additional consideration, the award for Best Comment Trail is given to commenters, not the post writer (although the post writer will usually be a commenter as well.) Should posts written by Motherdear and me remain eligible, but with the specific exception that we are excluded from sharing in the award?

The Order belongs to all of us. Motherdear and I are making this up as we go, folks. Please leave comments with your feedback and ideas. Thanks!

10 Comments:

At 10/11/2005 12:12 AM, Blogger ltlme said...

ya'll should be eligible!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10/11/2005 6:52 PM, Blogger marriedman said...

who gives a rat's behind?

tarvt

 
At 10/11/2005 8:45 PM, Blogger Digitalicat said...

Ltlme - Thanks for weighing in.

Marriedman - Thanks for... umm...

eoebbem

 
At 10/11/2005 9:21 PM, Blogger Kal said...

See no reason why you shouldn't be eligible. If it gets too obvious you're rigging the votes, we'll all just set up our own awards ;).

 
At 10/12/2005 7:20 AM, Blogger Penny Shagwell said...

of course you're eligible. This isn't the Academy Awards and it's not like you two aren't honest people... sheesh.

quidxs Why do I think that should have been marriedman's wv?

 
At 10/14/2005 4:38 PM, Blogger Juicy said...

i think you are more then eligible

 
At 10/25/2005 10:48 AM, Blogger MYSTIC said...

Just don't nominate yourself for the cash prizes or trips to the bahamas. You hold the hat and let MD draw.

 
At 11/02/2005 10:38 PM, Blogger Live For The Pen said...

yup, once cash and prizes are in order, just don't see how there couldn't be a conflict of interest.

 
At 11/03/2005 1:04 AM, Blogger LBseahag said...

I think jinxthewondercat.blogspot is the best blog in the world...next to this one, of course..

 
At 11/03/2005 1:13 AM, Blogger LBseahag said...

opps...I voted for the wrong blog...its moneywhores.blogspot...

 

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