What’s up dawg?
It’s October and the 2011 tournament season is already well underway. Can you believe that? I know I’m having a hard time figuring out how September snuck past me…
And with the changing of the calendar, it brings with it the SixPrizes Writer of the Month poll. Wooo!! It should be a really close vote this month since there were a lot of great articles written.
But before we get to the poll, I want to give credit to the top vote-getters from last month:
- Kenny Wisdom – 41 votes
- a hahn – 39 votes
- Daniel Middleton – 37 votes
- Carl Scheu – 31 votes
- Tamoo – 23 votes
Way to go guys! For the full results, you can look back at the poll here. I sincerely want to thank everyone that’s been writing as of late; I know ya’ll are super busy with school, work, and life in general, so I really appreciate you taking the time to contribute to the site. :)
I do have to say though I’m honestly a little surprised we’ve only had 1 Battle Roads report so far… if anyone’s been going to any, I know I’d like to read about they’ve been going for you! Who’s with me?
Anyway… back on topic:
Like last month, you’ll be able to vote for your top 5 favorite writers. Voting ends on Thursday, October 6th at 11:59 PM EST.
As always, the top 10 vote getters will receive a FREE month subscription to SixPrizes Underground.
If YOU would like to become a contributor to the site (and have a chance to snag one of those free UG memberships), check out the instructions here.
Vote for your 5 favorite writers from last month (September 2011).
Poll closes Thursday, October 6th at 11:59 PM EST.
Make sure you click “Submit” after you check off your selections!
In other news…
1. The Dislike is Done… Sorta.
facebook.comLast week I posted some news and mentioned I was thinking about pulling the plug on the dislike button. With some help from you guys (J-Wittz and David G in particular), we’ve come up with a new solution. The dislike button is still there, but here’s how it works:
Likes still do +1 to an article’s overall rating. Dislikes now do 0 to the articles ratings (before they did -1). However, I am still keeping tallies on dislikes, and if an article gets too many dislikes, then it will be pulled from the site for revising.
So the dislike functions more like a flag button now. If you really dislike an article and want to be noticed, then you can leave a comment detailing your displeasure. That will at least give the author more feedback than the -1 would, and disveil some anonymity.
I felt this was a necessary change mainly because of trolls and because how little constructive feedback the dislike gave. Yes, it can be kind of fun to knock down a rating, but the authors work really hard on their articles, and it’s disheartening to get a bunch of dislikes when you don’t know why. I feel that’s part of the reason contributions have been down as of late.
2. Auto-Linking Card Names
I worked really hard trying to get this feature in shipshape whenever I had free time on Friday and Saturday. I THINK I got almost all the bugs Knocked Out, and it should be working smoothly now. But as always, if you notice any bugs, please let me know.
Incase you don’t what the auto-linking is, it’s this: Tropical Beach
Cards within articles get magically linked to their appropriate page on TcgScans.com so you can easily look them up if you don’t know what they do (or have forgotten).
One thing I’m still working on right now though is linking all card names within decklists by default. Right now a card is linked only the very first time it’s mentioned within an article. I was SO CLOSE to making it work, but then the site started crashing out on me. Late tonight or tomorrow I’ll get back on the horse and see if I can fix it.
3. TcgScans.com Has eBay Prices Now
I got them working early last week. If there are any other sites you want price listings for, just let me know. I can add almost any site to the list pretty easily.
Also I’m still monitoring and working on improving that site as my free time permits. I’ve just been super busy with a ton of stuff lately, and unfortunately haven’t been able to really touch that site in about a week now.
At the top of my to do list is to get the site loading faster, then I want to implement a rating + review type system (so you must leave a review along with your rating). Like TcgScans on Facebook if you want to keep up to date with my latest tinkerings.
4. GO PHILS!!!
Please help me forget about the Eagles loss today!
P.S. Here’s one of my recent to do lists if you’ve never seen one… they’re pretty epic. And yes, I did do everything on there.