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Survivor Appendix E (5e) Authors- Ursula K. LeGWINS!

Gradine

Archivist
Wolfe's 20 now with my +1, correct?
Yes, although Lloyd Alexander should be at 20 now; Flexor double down-voted him in his post (my guess would be setting him to 22, then later deciding to show his math as 22-2=20 instead of as 24-2=22.)
 

chrisrtld

Explorer
Alexander, Lloyd 18
Cook, Glen 21
Jemisin, N.K. 18
Kay, Guy Gavriel 21
LeGuin, Ursula 22
Lynch, Scott 20
McKillip, Patricia 21
Peake, Mervyn 18
Pratchett, Terry 17
Sanderson, Brandon 15
Wolfe, Gene 18
 

Gradine

Archivist
Alexander, Lloyd 20
Cook, Glen 21
Jemisin, N.K. 18
Kay, Guy Gavriel 21
LeGuin, Ursula 22
Lynch, Scott 20
McKillip, Patricia 21
Peake, Mervyn 18
Pratchett, Terry 17
Sanderson, Brandon 15
Wolfe, Gene 18



Just gonna go ahead and correct this now
 

Grognerd

Villager
Alexander, Lloyd 20
Cook, Glen 22
Jemisin, N.K. 11
Kay, Guy Gavriel 17
LeGuin, Ursula 22
Lynch, Scott 14
McKillip, Patricia 20
Pratchett, Terry 19
Wolfe, Gene 18



Just gonna go ahead and correct this now
Noticed you didn't correct Jemison. Cheater! :p

Flexor really messed up the flow by quoting from pages earlier...
 
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Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
What the hell happened to the list? How did Mervyn Peake and Brandon Sanderson get re-added? JEEZE, PEOPLE! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!! :)

I have gone back and fixed it. This one should be right now.

Alexander, Lloyd 20
Cook, Glen
22
Jemisin, N.K. 11

Kay, Guy Gavriel 17

LeGuin, Ursula 22

Lynch, Scott 14

McKillip, Patricia 20

Pratchett, Terry 19
Wolfe, Gene 18
 

tglassy

Explorer
Survivor Appendix E (5e) Authors- THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Since everyone’s fixing things...

Alexander, Lloyd 20
Cook, Glen 22
Jemisin, N.K. 11
Kay, Guy Gavriel 17
LeGuin, Ursula 22
Lynch, Scott 14
McKillip, Patricia 20
Pratchett, Terry 19
Tolkien, J.R.R. 20
Wolfe, Gene 18
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
Hate to break it to you, but the contest won't end faster that way. Each voting post as a net -1 result, regardless of who you vote for.
I do think there is a pile on effect.

Some people who would upvote a choice and extend the life of the contest never get the chance if we kill that choice off.
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
Hate to break it to you, but the contest won't end faster that way. Each voting post as a net -1 result, regardless of who you vote for.
Piling on the lowest author might actually slow things down, since some people stop participating once their favorite author gets eliminated. So the longer those authors stay in the game, the longer people will participate, and the faster the game will end... theoretically. :)
 

CleverNickName

Adventurer
Hate to break it to you, but the contest won't end faster that way. Each voting post as a net -1 result, regardless of who you vote for.
Yeah, I know. It helps condense the list, though, and that's not nothing. As far as I know, there's no real way to accelerate the eventual end of the contest.

But more to the point: I wouldn't know who to downvote otherwise. These are all excellent writers!
 

The M'hael

Villager
Alexander, Lloyd 20-2 = 18
Cook, Glen 22
Jemisin, N.K. 11
Kay, Guy Gavriel 17
LeGuin, Ursula 22 +2 = 24
Lynch, Scott 14
McKillip, Patricia 20
Pratchett, Terry 19

Wolfe, Gene 18
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
Alexander, Lloyd 18+1 = 19
Cook, Glen 22
Jemisin, N.K. 11
Kay, Guy Gavriel 17
LeGuin, Ursula 24
Lynch, Scott 14-2=12
McKillip, Patricia 20
Pratchett, Terry 19
Wolfe, Gene 18
 

Dausuul

Legend
Yeah, I know. It helps condense the list, though, and that's not nothing. As far as I know, there's no real way to accelerate the eventual end of the contest.
If your goal is to end the contest early, a good strategy would be upvote whoever is in the lead and downvote whoever is in second place.

This has two effects:

  • By spreading downvotes around, you keep rivals around for as long as possible, encouraging other players to stay in the game.
  • By concentrating your upvotes, you run up the score for whoever's in the lead, reducing the total number of votes required to end the game. (The game ends after roughly* 20N-X votes, where N is the number of contestants and X is the winner's final score. A higher value for X means a quicker win.)

[size=-2]*The exact value is 20N+O-X, where O is the number of contestants who were "overkilled" by a downvote when they were at 1.[/size]
 
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CleverNickName

Adventurer
[MENTION=58197]Dausuul[/MENTION]: It's a good of a strategy as any. And XP for showing your calcs!

I maintain that my current strategy of culling off the weaker scores quickly is the best strategy for a rapid end because it reduces the number of contestants (N) and therefore concentrates the negative votes (the only votes that really matter) onto fewer and fewer targets.

TL;DR: 20N outweighs -X in your formula, so I'm gonna attack that N.

[MENTION=6855149]Prakriti[/MENTION]: I understand that a lot of participants are spite-quitting because they can't handle their darlings getting voted off, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion. (I mean, Terry Brooks was my darling and I'm still here.)
 
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Grognerd

Villager
@Prakriti: I understand that a lot of participants are spite-quitting because they can't handle their darlings getting voted off, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion. (I mean, Terry Brooks was my darling and I'm still here.)
And to be fair, I'd rather have people spite-quit than constantly spite-vote and argue about it. Look how much all of the bickering and spite-voting drug on and sucked the fun out of the previous Survivor thread. At least in this one everyone seems to be having a pretty good time, personal favorites notwithstanding!
 

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