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Hugo Recommendations list...

Well...

Since Cheryl has said that she won't be doing a Hugo nomination recommendations list, I figured it was time to do something. Since Stego was whining about how SMOFers were fixing the Hugos, I figured it was time to do something. Since we were talking about this before the BASFA meeting last night, I figured it was time to do something.

I thought about getting a plug-in for the content management system on my personal website that would provide appropriate function, but frankly, I barely know how to use my CMS. I also don't really want to take on the user-admin tasks that would go along with that.

There is a system that I know a lot about, though. Livejournal. It wouldn't be too difficult to set up a community and a few rules, open it up to any interested parties, and kill a few birds with one stone.

Check out hugo_recommend.

It's not ready for prime time. I have to create the tags (and may have to modify the associated rules, because I've got an idea) and write some more documentation. Take a look at the rules for the community and tell me what you think, though. Subscribe if you think you're going to be interested in the final list.

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buddykat
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
The rules look very good. But you might want to update the "Best Professional Editor" catagory to the split categories as approved at this year's Business Meeting. I think kevin_standlee has posted the text of the changes in his LiveJournal.
bovil
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Yep, this was just a quick draft, and I hadn't gone to check for the updates.
yourbob
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Excellent Idea.

A note of service marks belonging to WSFS might be considered.

A note or link to "what the Hugos are" might also be considered.

I'd like to see "World Science Fiction Society annual convention (Worldcon)" instead of Worldcon at the point "...members of Worldcon...". Passersby then will understand better what it is.

I'd suggest all posts be mandated set to public. And that taging for year of eligibility be encouraged (it's all good to search the titles, but the tag would be useful too).

You might also write up a standard "this is not a place for griping about process or who won or didn't win" post that you can post periodically if it gets out of hand. Doing so ahead of time allows dispassionate language.

Ignore me at your peril. Er. No. Ignore me at your leisure.
bovil
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
I've already been thinking about year-tagging (which is why I mentioned rules adjustments) and "This is a Hugo recommendation list, not an 'Oh, God, you must be a total idiot to even think that deserves a Hugo nominations' list" rule.

Rest of the points I hadn't thought too much about, but they're good.
yourbob
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
On another point entirely:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogasawara_Islands
They're "monster island" according to the trivia section of that page (and the "Monster Island" page. They are "administratively part of Tokyo" but they're 1000 miles south. You might want to take this into account on that other matter.
bovil
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
One of my friends from TICC is a serious rubber-suit monster movie junkie. He's got a reference that it's only 116 miles from Tokyo.
yourbob
Sep. 6th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Just thought you'd like a heads up in case you got complaints. Forwarned, etc. There are references cited in the articles - whether they're valid or not is a Wikipedia thing.
cmdrsuzdal
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
Most excellent. I was hoping someone would pick up the slack :)

But here is where I reveal my ignorance: is there a way to search a particular LJ? I can't find it. Once the list grows past a certain number of entries it'll be unwieldly won't it?

Please enlighten :D
bovil
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
LJ's search is a "real soon now" feature.

Technorati may be a good option. I'm looking into it now.

There's also LJSeek (not affiliated with LJ) but I don't like them. They're a really obnoxious service.
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