June 22nd, 2007

lj idol


I applaud people being creative. I applaud finding new and unique ways of getting out the vote.

I don't mind multiple accounts.

But if you CREATE new ones for the specific purpose of voting, I may have to take action. Don't force my hand on this one.

We've got 1 so far that's unquestionably an account set up for voting.

Let's make that the last one.
lj idol


jesterstear has made the decision to drop out to the recent complaints.

I will say that (1) the guy played a really good game and should be applauded for that (2) under the circumstances he is handling himself with a great deal of grace and dignity and is bowing out for the good of the game - and should be applauded for that (3) he's not the only one who has benefitted from multiple votes throughout the course of this game, or even folks currently in the game. Just happened to be the wrong week for it to happen and he was honest about it.

In short - good player and good guy who has a lot to be proud of...

That said, I'll be making a decision on what's going to happen with the second elimination. I'm not automatically taking out his partner.

When will I make that decision? When I get back from lunch. I'm pretty sure that the current ballots are void. We'll see what there is to be seen once I get some food in my tummy though!

I love the passion people are showing for the game, and appreciate it more than most of you have *any* idea - but I also want to make sure that the lines of conduct don't get lost in the process. The purpose, after all, is to amuse me... oh wait, for you to have fun... no strike that, it's to amuse me!*G*
lj idol

ok, here goes... my decision... contestants pay attention

I've thought about it. Every option has it's strengths and weaknesses.

I thought about throwing everything out and just saying no one else goes this week. Almost did that. One person is going to regret that I didn't.

I thought about letting the vote stand. I can't do that.

Heck, I thought about casting the vote myself based on who I think has done the better job throughout the competition. But I didn't want to give myself that much power.

So I'm going to do something unexpected.

This is YOUR competition. You know what you want to see happen.

So, you FINAL NINE, I'm putting the ball in your court.

You've read the nine eligible entries. You have your favorites.

Send me your order... from 1 to 9 with one being the best of the lot.

You are going to pick who the TOP 8 are by emailing me the list of your favorites. I'm going to add them up, and we'll going to see who is going home.

It's not a perfect system, but it's the one we are going with this week.

Send your picks to me at clauderainsrm@gmail.com by Monday 11am EST (gmt-4) (I know there's at least one of you not online right now - but the sooner you get your ballots in, the sooner I will announce it) and we will see what there is to be seen.