I've seen various questions floating around from the newbies, so I figured that I would answer some of them here. I'll answer others of them in the emails that they sent me, and still others I will answer in my own head. The voices there have quite a few questions.
"What is happening???" - Life. Universe. Everything. The TRUE answer isn't 42, that's just how many times you will be refreshing the poll every hour. :)
"How many people can we vote for in each tribe?" - You can vote for as many entries as you feel deserve your vote/support. That's the difference between a check box poll and a radial one. The check box means you can select as many options as you like.
"Why are the tribes arranged like that?" Because that's how the English language alphabet is set up.
"I have more than one eligible account, can I vote with all of them?" I have a hammer that's really good at smashing things. Can I borrow your fingers?
"How do I know when things are due?" I will make a Topic post with that information for every topic. You may want to subscribe to the "Topic" tag. OR, read the daily Green Room. I try to remind everyone about important information in here. I may also say things that make no sense and/or threaten you. That just goes with the terrority.
"Did you really extend the Sign Up period?" Yes, I did. I had several emails from people saying "I want to play" who hadn't signed up yet. Plus, I've been seeing quite a few "What is that?" comments on people's Introduction posts. My hope is that by giving them a little extra time, that they will decide to sign up and play. Normally, my reaction would be "Sorry, you missed it!" but there's no "Well, you can play next season!" So I'm trying the whole "being a little bit more generous" tact and seeing how that works for me! :)
So tell people about it: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/711493.html
"Is it true that Flight MH370's passengers are now Idol contestants?" No. They are all former Idol contestants who didn't sign up for this season. That's why no one can find them.
"Why are you so awesome?" Just because.