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From: Tobias Schwinger (tschwinger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-07 14:03:22

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>>> IMO we shouldn't post any preliminary results. Would we sell TV right,
>> for
>>>> that continues updates would make it more attractive to watch. But for
>> our
>>>> purposes it's at best distracting if not influencing the outcome.
>>> So perhaps we should also reconsider the way we vote for or
>>> against a library?
>> We vote for or against the submission based on some technical aspects.
>> With
>> logo contest on the other hand in many-many cases it's just I like
>> this or I
>> like that. I would be all for the post with I like logo number ## because
>> ... (here some valid points from some points of view - but not because I
>> like colors/size/picture better). Posting preliminary results bring more
>> attention to the logos currently on top. In my experience, when it
>> comes to
>> selecting based not on some objective parameters but on some subjective
>> preferences, people tend to prefer what they see first, what they are
>> used
>> to or what others preferred.
> Really? Hmmm.
> Well, I'd prefer to think that the people here at Boost are more
> intelligent than that. But I respect your opinion and the ongoing
> tally has been temporarily suspended awaiting consensus on how
> best to proceed. Let's hear what others got to say.

I believe the fact there are preliminary results does indeed change the
way people are voting - the "hey let's adjust this" sort-of thing...
This may be even worse for "intelligent refactoring addicts" ;-).

But does it matter that much ?

And would it be fair to stop, now (other entries do not get this sort of
advertisement some did get already) ?



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