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This is my thought for the Melee. I probably will not do it if I can't run it through the AO3, so this depends on how soon the next code push, with the prompt challenges, is available.

1) Authors submit stories they would like to have remixed. They may submit one each in up to five fandoms. (No crossovers!)

2) I number the list of all of the stories in each fandom. Using a random number generator, I select one story from each of the different fandoms. (I will do this sequentially, so that if one of your stories is picked, I remove you from the lists for all the other fandoms.)

3) I post all of the selected stories as prompts. So, there will be one Stargate Atlantis story in the melee, and one Leverage, and one Revolutionary Girl Utena, and one One Piece, and one RaPS, etc. etc. So that people who want to participate in the melee will select the fandom they want to work in, but then, as with participants in the Duello, they don't choose which author or which individual story.

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Sounds like a

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good idea
10 (100.0%)

bad idea
0 (0.0%)

I will participate in this version of the Melee. (0 = Not enough DW points in the world; 100 = I will pay you DW points to do it!)

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Mean: 50.00 Median: 55 Std. Dev 26.08
00 (0.0%)
102 (20.0%)
201 (10.0%)
300 (0.0%)
400 (0.0%)
502 (20.0%)
601 (10.0%)
702 (20.0%)
802 (20.0%)
900 (0.0%)
1000 (0.0%)

Obligatory

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ticky
9 (100.0%)

zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
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I'm preparing to start round two of this challenge.

Some changes:

1) I now have a finer understanding of how mods can manipulate signups, so I think that I can now do away with required fandoms. Instead, people would make requests in multiple fandoms. However, everyone will need to recruit friends from the fandoms you plan on nominating, since I won't be assured of lots of overlap.

2) There are three possibilities for the Melee (people being able to do remixes without signing up or volunteering for their story to be remixed.)

A) I might just kill it. There is already a non-exchange, no deadline remix ([community profile] remix_goes_wild), so the accessibility issues I was trying to address are addressed elsewhere, and, with the change in signup, the small fandom issue I was trying to address last year is gone. Also, I wasn't very good at running it, and I dislike doing things I am not very good at.

B) If someone else has an idea of what should happen with it and would like to run it, you could. The only thing that I would ask you to do is run it through the AO3 as a prompt fest subcollection of Remix Duello. You could have whatever rules you wanted, and I wouldn't interfere, and I'd give you posting access on this comm. In effect, it would be a co-branded, contemporaneous exercise.

C) The reason for running [community profile] remixduello in the first place is to have a remix challenge with restraint, where the story you are to remix was picked for you, as an extra special remix challenge. (Also, to let you pick exactly which story got remixed, to say, "I want to see where someone takes that story.") The Melee got rid of both of those aspects of the challenge. I think a little bit of that could be restored if I reorganized it so that people could nominate stories as Melee prompts, but only one per fandom. Would that still be of interest to people?

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I am taking this poll because

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I am thinking about participating in the Remix Duello
15 (62.5%)

I am thinking about participating in the Melee
0 (0.0%)

it is on my reading page
9 (37.5%)

Regarding the Melee

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Let it fade away. It has been superseded by events.
3 (14.3%)

*grabby hands* I want to run it! Me, me, me!
0 (0.0%)

This "one per fandom" idea sounds interesting. Let's hear some more about that.
10 (47.6%)

I forgot what the Melee was from last year. What are you talking about?
6 (28.6%)

My response can not be captured in your limited array of poll answers. Please read my EPIC COMMENT on this matter.
2 (9.5%)

Favorite fandom

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Checkbox
9 (39.1%)

Ticky
16 (69.6%)

Radio button
7 (30.4%)

Clicky
5 (21.7%)

Dropdown
5 (21.7%)

Text entry
5 (21.7%)

I love all polls equally
10 (43.5%)

Dead Dog

Nov. 4th, 2010 12:05 pm
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
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There is a tradition in conventions to have a "Dead Dog" panel at the end of a con, where you let the con moderators know what went right and what went wrong with the convention. I'm going to try that with this challenge, so it can run better next year.

Poll #4990 Remix Duello: Dead Dog
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 23

Who are you?

I participated in the Remix Duello 2010.
21 (91.3%)

I was interested in participating in Remix Duello, but then something about how you ran it meant I didn't.
1 (4.3%)

I just read the stories.
1 (4.3%)

The sign up process

worked for me.
19 (90.5%)

prevented me from signing up.
0 (0.0%)

my thoughts must be textually rendered.
2 (9.5%)

The posting process

Two weeks between when stories were due and when they were revealed was fine
13 (59.1%)

Two weeks between when stories were due and when they were revealed was too long.
8 (36.4%)

Stories being posted with names was great.
12 (54.5%)

Stories should have been posted anonymously.
3 (13.6%)

My thoughts are complex and must be textually rendered.
1 (4.5%)

My thoughts about the Remix Melee

Ticky prefers:

Dead dogs
2 (8.7%)

Hot dogs
7 (30.4%)

Corn Dogs
9 (39.1%)

Cats
12 (52.2%)

Bukkits!
6 (26.1%)

zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
[personal profile] zvi
Make your recommendations for which remixes and original stories everyone shuread. Don't forget to tell us why!
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
[personal profile] zvi
You may now read all of the stories for the Remix Duello 2010. We had a total of 54 stories, eight of which were written by pinch hitters. Thank you to Sherlockian, Kisa Hawklin, Jen, Isis, Medie, Hyacinth Girl, and the fabulous lls_mutant, who pinch hit twice. Thank you! This challenge would not have worked without you.

So far, two stories have been posted to the Melee, but you are welcome to submit stories to that challenge until signups for the Remix Duello start next year.

Although Remix Duello stories are not gifts for the remixees, it is customary for the remixee to acknowledge the remix of the story they wrote. Please make some sort of comment, even if you did not complete writing the remix for someone else.

I have not read any of the stories yet, so if you feel like there's something that requires modly attention, please e-mail me at remixduello at zvilikestv period net.

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Would you like an entry where people can post recommendations from the Remix Duello or from the Melee in comments?

Yes
18 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)



(edited to correct pinch hitters and the count)
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Now that stories are collected (except for pinch hits), the Melee is open.

Choose a story to remix from the list of stories nominated for the Melee and then post it to the Melee 2010 collection.

You can respond to as many or as few of the nominated stories as you want, and more than one person is free to respond to any particular story. There is no minimum length requirement, and you may post in whatever medium you can figure out how to upload to the Archive of Our Own.

In other words, it's a bit of a free for all. ;)
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Everyone who has not yet turned in a story is now considered in default.

I will send out an email to those who turned in a story with a link to the Melee in my morning. I will open posting to the Melee at that time. Also, there's about five pinch hits I'll be sending out.

Thanks to everyone who turned in their story. You can keep editing it if you need to. Stories will go live on October 24th.
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This is just a reminder that stories should be posted to the Archive by October 10th.I'm looking forward to all of the stories.
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
[personal profile] zvi
Today is the last day to default from the challenge with your eligibility for next year unaffected.

If you need to default, you can do so by logging into the Archive Of Our Own website. From the sidebar, select the link My Assignments. Next to your assignment for Remix Duello, you have a link to Default. Select that.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.d
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If you're willing to beta, comment to this entry.

If you're looking for a beta, comment to this entry.
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Assignments have gone out! If you did not receive the e-mail with your assignment, log into the archiveofourown website and look in your sidebar for the link "My Assignments." The assignment for Remix Duello 2010 should be there.

If you still don't have an assignment, please send me an e-mail to remixduello at zvilikestv period net.

You have 1 week from today (i.e. Sept 12, 2010 11:59 p.m. EDT) to drop out because you can't write a remix for the story you've been assigned. You can drop out by logging into the archiveofourown website, clicking the "My Assignments" link, and selecting Default from the actions associated with Remix Duello 2010. In the same place, there's a link for posting to the collection, which you can use to post your story when it it is complete.

If you have any questions, you can send me an e-mail or comment to this entry with them. Comments are screened, but I will unscreen them if I think the questions and answers would be of general use to participants.
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Signup for the Remix Duello closes in about 36 hours, i.e. 29 August at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. So far, we have about 37 participants. Now is the time to poke your friends and remind your circle that they want to do this.
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If you nominated a story in Harry Potter or offered to write in it, would you please edit your sign up form to use the new form of the fandom name? I'm afraid that the matching won't work properly if some of you have the old form of the fandom name and some of you have the new.

Thanks.


This is going to need fixing at a higher level. I've contacted support.
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
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25 people have registered so far! Registration for the Remix Duello is still open.

Stories have been nominated in the following fandoms: Bandom, Battlestar Galactica (2003), DCU, Doctor Who (2005), due South, Firefly, Harry Potter, House M.D., Leverage, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: VOY, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, and The West Wing.

In addition to these fandoms, people have offered to remix in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who (1963), Farscape, Generation Kill, Glee, Good Omens, Highlander, Lord of the Rings (2001 2002 2003), Merlin (BBC), NCIS, Pirates of the Carribean, Saiyuki, Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sports Night, Star Trek: DS9, Torchwood, White Collar, X-Men Comicverse, X-Men (Movieverse).

Thank you to the nine people who have registered as pinch hitters: athenejen, coricomile, lls_mutant, miri_cleo, stellarwobble, Trovia, XWingAce, and Zippit. Please consider signing up to pinch hit.

Please spread the word about this challenge to your circles and flists. If you know of a challenges or other sort of fannish newsletter to which I should post an announcement, please let me know.
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Sign ups are open for the Remix Duello 2010!

If you have any questions, please checkthe FAQ. If your question isn't answered there, you can comment to this entry, send an e-mail to remixduello at zvilikestv dot net, or private message me through Dreamwidth.

The dates for the challenge:

Sign-up date: Now through August 29
Due date: October 10
Posting date: October 24

You can also sign up to pinch hit now.
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I have drafted rules and FAQs for this challenge.

Please take a look at them and let me know if you have any questions. You may comment to this journal entry, send me a private message on Dreamwidth, or e-mail remixduello at zvilikestv period net.

Unless something very unexpected happens, signups will open on Sunday. (~9am EDT.)
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Please only fill out this poll if you intend to participate in the Remix Duello (subject to time constraints, since I have not yet figured out the calendar.)

If you do not have a Dreamwidth account, you can log in with OpenID and vote in the poll. If that still doesn't work for you, post an anonymous comment with your answers.

a really long poll with only two questions )
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