Last week the concept was brought to me by one of VBCtv's senior board members to try and ask the other networks to work together to create an awards show (non-bias). VBCtv started a thread in our forums from last years award show for VBCtv about how we could run an Webby show. Over the last few months we got feedback, now we are running a thread about categories. Here is how we proposed to do the Webby's if anyone is interested... I will also be writing the Network Execs from all the sites to ask them for help in this or if they want to be involved. Last year VBCtv found a full proof way to do voting for these awards without cheating using our CMS site. The plan would be to create a CMS based site with the voting software put in just for the Awards. We would purchase a .com for this project. We would ask that all network execs nominate one show from their network for every category. The one show they feel best suits and deserves an award in the category. They can ask the community for help as VBCtv last year asked our community to nominate 1 show each except their own show for each category and we used the top 5 since we did the award show on our own last year... Once we install the poll software, you will be limited to the amount of times you vote and so on. We can set up whatever we want to make sure no one can vote more than once by tracking IP's or so on. We feel there is a great demand for a web wide Award show and the fact that we ran one last year with no problems, means that we could do one on a bigger scale the same way.
We hope that there is interest in this proposal and people would want to help... If anyone has ideas, feel free to add them to the idea...
Post by Jack Malone on Jan 8, 2010 20:02:29 GMT -6
I'm not exactly sure how that would work. I mean, the people from your forum are bound to vote for the shows on your network, and I don't suppose you have a small group of members like this forum. So that "unbias" thing doesn't add up to me, unless you can explain it more thoroughly. We were actually thinking of doing an awards for the VPNetwork; towards the end of 2010 after all shows aired to acknowledge the outstanding work our writers have done throughout the year -- and pairing up with VBCtv for them not to be acknowledged due to the amount of members over at your forum wouldn't be fair to our writers. I am open to the idea, however, I think it should be explained a bit more. My main question is "How will it be 'unbias'"??
It would be unbias because we are proposing that each network nominate 1 or 2 shows for each category from their network. The voting will be open to everyone. Meaning anyone can vote. Last year no one voted for their own shows and some surprising shows won in our VBCtv Awards. We even had a show win that we tossed out of the blue into voting. We recorded over 500 votes and the funny thing is we made it to where an IP address could only vote once. The amount of members you have doesn't mean anything, we only have 122 registered members but we get over 500,000 unique hits a month. I did a log on your site and you are averaging somewhere around 2000 unique hits a month. That is how this would be unbias because we get alot more hits than we have members and people would vote for what they feel is best.