30th June 2022 at 8:18 pm #12285
Someone PMed me a suggestion this morning. Could we have a mixed-gender Vote-Off but where women have to get 2 votes (or 3?) for every male vote.
This is an interesting idea and a cunning way to make things fairer. I did point out that I have no idea of the ratio required to even things up, but the suggester (who wishes to remain anonymous) pointed out that the only way to find out is to try it.
What does everyone thing? And what ratio should we try first (if we try it)?
1st July 2022 at 10:30 am #12288
When I posted this one yesterday, I thought it was going to cause uproar. Clearly not 🙁
1st July 2022 at 2:30 pm #12290GaryParticipant
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Sounds a great idea, if you can get one or more women to take part.
Given that men are very likely to only vote for the women then
Woman 1 would still be a “win”
Possibly have a minimum vote difference, so the women need at least 3 clear votes to “win”.
Eg man 1, woman 4.
The actual difference depends how much revenue you want to drive versus what us blokes will buy.
Anything that helps women feel involved without being pressured had to be good.
1st July 2022 at 4:01 pm #12291
Pretty much, but there’s another complication. I believe some of the male participants will still vote for themselves, even more so with female competition.
I figure the simplest way to weight the voting would be to say each vote cast for a man counts for either 2 or 3 votes, where each vote cast for a woman is still worth 1 vote?
If I scale down voting for women, I’ll need fractions of votes.
A female contestant is not impossible but I’m still working on it.
2nd July 2022 at 10:54 pm #12296
5th July 2022 at 2:48 pm #12324Bamaswitch
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Sounds good. And if self voting is an issue, when not prohibit it?
6th July 2022 at 12:22 pm #12330
Why would it be a problem? With female contestants, I would go so far as to say that self-voting becomes vital.
In the last Vote-Off self-voting raised well over half the money raised.
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