Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote in crowdfunding,
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Rose & Bay Awards: Discussing the Future

Thank you all for participating in the recent discussion about where the Rose & Bay Awards are and where they're headed next.  I have collated some of the requests and issues into a poll to gauge overall interests.

Your input is encouraged.  There is no guarantee that any given solution, however popular, will prove feasible to implement.  We will do our best.  In particular, some of the most-requested items (a Crowdfunding hub site, so the Rose & Bay Awards could move off of LJ; a prize pool) depend on your support -- they require volunteers, paid staff, and/or donations.  Some other items are relatively straightforward rule changes that we can simply note as changes for next year's process if enough people want them.  Please think carefully about what you want the most and what you are willing/able to do in order to make it happen.  The Rose & Bay Awards depend on you to grow from a small-scale award to something really boat-rocking. 

Poll #1723795 Rose & Bay Awards Discussion Poll 3-28-11
This poll is closed.

What would you like the transparency of voting to be?

Keep transparency on all R&B polls (as in 2010).
4(25.0%)
Allow category managers to decide transparency (as in 2011).
2(12.5%)
Make all R&B polls non-transparent regardless of manager preference.
10(62.5%)

Should there be a restriction on which projects can win?

Yes, to prevent the same project from always winning.
13(76.5%)
No, to allow audiences total freedom in nomination/voting.
4(23.5%)

If you voted YES on restriction, what should trigger it?

A project that wins ONE year should be restricted in the following year(s).
12(85.7%)
A project that wins TWO CONSECUTIVE years should be restricted the following year(s).
2(14.3%)

If you voted YES on restriction, how long should the delay be?

A winning project is not eligible in the same category for the NEXT (1) year.
10(71.4%)
A winning project is not eligible in the same category for the NEXT TWO (2) years.
4(28.6%)

How should the R&B voting polls be set to allow votes?

Single voting (radio buttons only let you vote for one project per category)
5(33.3%)
Popular voting (checkboxes let you vote for all the projects you like in each category)
10(66.7%)

What would you do to help manifest a Crowdfunding hub site?

Write/compile code to create the site.
1(3.7%)
Donate money to pay for a coder's time/skills.
9(33.3%)
Contribute content such as "how to" articles.
7(25.9%)
Provide promotion.
10(37.0%)
Something else I will explain in comments.
0(0.0%)

How much would you probably donate, if any, toward creating a Crowdfunding hub site?

Less than $5
7(50.0%)
$6-10
3(21.4%)
$11-25
4(28.6%)
$26-50
0(0.0%)
$51-100
0(0.0%)
$101-200
0(0.0%)
More than $200
0(0.0%)

What are the three most important things you'd like to see in a Crowdfunding hub site?

What would you do to help manifest prizes for the R&B Awards?

Volunteer as a prize manager.
0(0.0%)
Work on fundraising to create cash prizes.
1(5.6%)
Work on gathering non-cash prizes.
1(5.6%)
Donate money toward cash prizes.
1(5.6%)
Donate other goodies as non-cash prizes.
3(16.7%)
Donate ad space or other promotional space.
4(22.2%)
Boost the signal for prize-gathering efforts.
8(44.4%)
Something else I will explain in a comment.
0(0.0%)

If we wind up doing both a Crowdfunding hub site and a prize collection, what should the timing be?

Do the fundraising for the Crowdfunding hub first, then the prizes.
8(50.0%)
Do the fundraising for the prizes first, then the Crowdfunding hub.
2(12.5%)
Run both together, but don't allow them to overlap completely.
0(0.0%)
Run both together, even if they overlap completely.
0(0.0%)
Just focus on getting the projects done, whatever timing that requires.
6(37.5%)
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