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Vote - Week 0

A few words from clauderainsrm:

There are always those “first poll jitters” happening, even if everyone knows that Week 0 is more of a “test run” than something where anyone is going to be eliminated.

Heck, I spelled out that it was optional. But the vast majority of people did step up and posted an entry, introducing one of their fellow contestants! Which is awesome, and definitely not something that I was going to ignore.

Which is why there is a poll - not only to help work out any potential kinks (if you see a name missing or anything else wrong, please email me so that I can fix it for Week 1) but more importantly, so that you, and the person you introduced can get the exposure you deserve!

So make sure to take the time to read, comment, and vote for your favorites!

There just might be something “special” handed out, based on the results!

The poll will close Monday, May 13th at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

(oh, and yes, sign-ups ARE still open for a little longer! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/648417.html




Poll #1912889 LJ Idol, Exhibit B, Week Zero
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

16(0.9%)
15(0.9%)
23(1.3%)
28(1.6%)
25(1.5%)
30(1.8%)
24(1.4%)
14(0.8%)
27(1.6%)
barrelofrain's No Entry Received
5(0.3%)
20(1.2%)
21(1.2%)
24(1.4%)
20(1.2%)
30(1.8%)
30(1.8%)
28(1.6%)
13(0.8%)
21(1.2%)
14(0.8%)
11(0.6%)
16(0.9%)
27(1.6%)
21(1.2%)
emo_snal's No Entry Received
6(0.4%)
30(1.8%)
28(1.6%)
17(1.0%)
22(1.3%)
15(0.9%)
32(1.9%)
21(1.2%)
20(1.2%)
27(1.6%)
jem0000000's No Entry Received
5(0.3%)
16(0.9%)
11(0.6%)
23(1.3%)
35(2.0%)
18(1.1%)
13(0.8%)
20(1.2%)
24(1.4%)
24(1.4%)
17(1.0%)
17(1.0%)
11(0.6%)
44(2.6%)
14(0.8%)
25(1.5%)
31(1.8%)
20(1.2%)
20(1.2%)
12(0.7%)
21(1.2%)
34(2.0%)
14(0.8%)
19(1.1%)
pipistrelle's No Entry Received
4(0.2%)
20(1.2%)
36(2.1%)
30(1.8%)
33(1.9%)
sarcasmoqueen's No Entry Received
4(0.2%)
16(0.9%)
23(1.3%)
12(0.7%)
33(1.9%)
14(0.8%)
18(1.1%)
thatssocory's No Entry Received
4(0.2%)
24(1.4%)
21(1.2%)
22(1.3%)
19(1.1%)
17(1.0%)
38(2.2%)
43(2.5%)
23(1.3%)
32(1.9%)
19(1.1%)

Comments

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sweeny_todd
May. 10th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC)
wow! most everyone wrote an entry!
roina_arwen
May. 10th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Looks like 81 contestants and 75 entries, if my math-fu is correct. Not too shabby!
lawchicky
May. 10th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
Looks like I know where my Friday night will be spent :)
kandigurl
May. 10th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm now realizing how spoiled I got by the few entries at the end of last season.
clauderainsrm
May. 10th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
and this extremely small when compared to a regular season!
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dreamsreflected
May. 10th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
I loving how a good percentage of these portray Gary as some sort of evil overlord/force to be reckoned with/wing man to the devil. Makes newish I was him more so than usual.
mothermelete
May. 10th, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
But isn't Gary the evil overlord? Oh crap... *scribbles notes in corner*
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tatdatcm
May. 10th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
Not sure who did the spreadsheet for Exhibit A, but I put one together for Exhibit B because it was so helpful.

Feel free to download: https://www.box.com/s/rmsdq7depf7gxs44yd2r
roina_arwen
May. 10th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!

(Minor typo on "acalculatedname")
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kandigurl
May. 10th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO COMMENT ON THESE ENTRIES. This whole concept is REALLY WEIRD, GARY. I feel CONFUSED and DISCOMBOBULATED and also that state of tired that kind of feels like drunk so what I really want to say right now is discomBOOBulated. Get it? Because boobs.
mothermelete
May. 10th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
Boobs are awesome.

That should totally be a topic.
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mothermelete
May. 10th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
I've read them all... I just couldn't comment on all of them - serious intimidation factor here!
jem0000000
May. 10th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
No worries -- we won't eat you for missing some of the commenting.

This time.

(No, seriously, it's ok. Most people probably will not manage to comment on everything, or even most things, really. And *hugs* -- I remember how nervous I was the first few weeks!)
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meepalicious
May. 10th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Whew. I started reading (and keeping a tally of people I intended to vote for) during my lunch break at work and I just finished now…

I can't lie: the voting thing is what scared me away from LJ Idol for, oh idk, years. I mean, not the part where you have to read bunches of things and vote on them but the competition. I always get nervous when I have to be better than someone else instead of just being good enough. (Uhm, hello impostor syndrome?)

edit: Can someone explain to this newb (do people still say "newb"?) how the voting works? There are votes for non-entrants, is that normal?

Edited at 2013-05-10 08:38 am (UTC)
jem0000000
May. 10th, 2013 09:41 am (UTC)
I think Gary has the non-entrants in here so as to keep track of us in alphabetical order for next week, when we'll be in for real. I know two of us signed up immediately prior to voting; most likely anyone that close to deadline is intending to play but just didn't have time to make this prompt. (I left for work five minutes after I decided to sign my main journal up; I'll be Home Gaming, but there was no way I'd have anything done in time for the poll. Next week I'll have a main journal entry in, though.) Some people will then vote on us as a quick way of being able to view the poll without having to use the links, and take those votes back when they vote for real (they could do this with anyone, but no one likes to see their votes dropping (if they take them back), so it's nicer to do it with someone who's not actually "in" the poll).

Anyway, you can vote on as many as you like. (And yes, you can vote for real on people who aren't "in" this round, but it won't count as an actual vote thing, none of us can get anything from this poll. But again, some people will do it, probably to avoid having to take any votes back. Except Gary, who traditionally votes for everyone regardless. There's usually two-three votes for the not-in-this-round people in any given poll, so I suspect someone besides Gary might be voting for everyone, but maybe not, seeing as it does vary a little bit.)

The single most important thing to remember is, if you edit your votes, re-check *everything* you want to vote on. LJ deletes your check marks when you edit, so if you edit to add a vote and don't re-check all the other votes you made, it will un-vote for those people.

Don't be too nervous -- this poll, no one gets eliminated. *hugs* It's a practice poll -- so remember, you can only have practice nervousness. ;)
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jem0000000
May. 10th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
If anyone needs it, I just went through all the claims to figure out who to do a Home Game entry on, and here is a table with who everyone has claimed.

http://jem0000000.livejournal.com/425124.html
anyonesghost
May. 10th, 2013 11:43 am (UTC)
This is really helpful -- thanks!
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favoritebean
May. 10th, 2013 09:39 am (UTC)
Whew! I started about three hours ago. Took a few breaks, but I read each and every introduction. I even commented on a few.

Looking at the time, it's late. Even the cats have gone to bed. Sooooooo, with that, I'm off too. Good night, everyone!

P.S. Apologies if any of my comments to entries were bizarre. I blame lack of sleep.
maneless
May. 10th, 2013 10:24 am (UTC)
ok, so i sleepily voted with my other journal first (as i knew i'd do at some point) but deleted those votes and logged in here and re-voted. if any of them still came up twice, let me know/discount the ones from "blackeyes".
anyonesghost
May. 10th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
I'm -- it's not so much that I'm surprised at how many fantastic entries there are, so much that it's a lot more intimidating when my name's sitting up there next to all of them. ;-) Excellent job, everyone!
kf4vkp
May. 10th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Read everyone's and voted.... hard to comment on them all (though nothing like a real season).
ashgaelsonaria
May. 10th, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Well I have made it threw the reading and voting but no comments made. Heck I have not found time to respond to the comments made on my entry. I promise to get the later done atlest.
I see no one wrote about me. Understandable as I am a dull person raising three children, hand peaceing quilt squares and teaching myself tattooing while waiting for a day in court for dissability. Sure I could have peaced the squares and put them into quilts on a sewing machine by now but I like the cottongruity.
I don't really have room to paint right now and my asthma makes outdoors stuff unlikely. The epilepsy doesn't help.
I do enjoy the comunity and writing and hope to get some comments made.
roina_arwen
May. 11th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think there were maybe 5-6 people that didn't get written about, and coincidentally about that many that didn't submit entries this week either. *Hugs*
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porn_this_way
May. 12th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Just general FYI to anyone who might have wanted it, but I put up a text-only version of my post, riiiiiight thisaway: http://porn-this-way.livejournal.com/31132.html
jem0000000
May. 13th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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