Sounds like the definition of a solution in search of a problem. ;)/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/
I'm am asking a simple question concerning a benign problem.....my question doesn't hurt anyone. Why are you, Salley Gardens, making this into something more than it is???
It's important to me, because I think it's ridicules to cast a vote for myself.....if others feel the same, then I'd like to discuss changing the rule. With one whole week before the deadline, I think it is pertinent and more than fair to discuss this now.
And that's all there is to it.
And Salley.......although I know a punch when I see one, try speaking in plain language...your poetic jab makes no real sense to me at all.
Punch? I simply disagree with you that this is a problem (and you did ask...). As you say, it's benign. This scoring system allows the entrants the complete liberty to vote their conscience. Entrants have an opportunity to include a vote for one of their own songs if they feel it deserves it. Or not. There are just as many reasons why an entrant would or wouldn't vote for their song as there are for voting or not voting on other songs. If you think it's ridiculous to vote for yourself, you have complete liberty not to. The rules don't say you have to vote for yourself.
Salley....you have already voiced your opinion. To expand, and in the manner in which you have, only shows a willingness to fight. I heard your voice............and thank you for your trouble.
Again, you asked me to speak more plainly to you, and then seem to take offense and dismiss my thoughts for doing so. I have no intentions of picking any fight, and your accusations of such don't make them true. I'm participating in the discussion you asked for.
The entrants have three votes to give, and are allowed to use one of them for one of their own songs (if they see fit). This is one out of a gazillion ways to vote. I don't see it as better or worse than how you would prefer the voting to go, just different.
You're talking about how people should feel and what personal value system they should be using when they score. Are we supposed to evaluate what's in people's hearts before accepting their scores? What if someone is a pathological narcissist, and they vote for themselves because they *have* to win? If using 1/3 of their voting options for their own song is enough to tip the results for a winning song, that song would have been good regardless of the songwriter's soul.