- Sep 22, 2012
My stance on the bonus noms idea is that, at least after a surface analysis, I'm not against it. While I don't necessarily think that people abstaining is a problem, it's good to incentivize more in-depth participation - I mean, that's what this is all about, right? And positive reinforcement rewards those who put in the extra work, while not punishing those who don't want to or can't. I hope. If this results in more people speaking out their asses just to get them extra noms, then we shouldn't be afraid to move back.
A good solution to this would probably be that people get the bonus noms for meeting the sentence quota, regardless of whether they rate. That would also cover partial abstentions.I think the bonus noms are a good decision! It provides a good incentive to give a character a chance and encourages more participation.
Out of curiosity, though, whenever I abstain I usually do a mini write-up alongside it that doesn't have ratings but still has my thoughts on a character and their chances in a more compressed format. It usually is at least a paragraph long, so would that count for the bonus noms or for the standard 5? Even if I abstain I still like to give each concept the attention it deserves, even if I don't always have much to say/much energy for a full multi-paragraph write-up like I usually do.