Re: 2009 Lemmy Award Discussion
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:53 pm
Yeah, I think it's better to be a contest as well. There are people in this board who had joined competitions before, lost and knows that he must improve himself. But there are also people that when loses a competition becomes discouraged and decides to quit what they were competing for (like yours truly...). So I think it's better if a maker can choose whether to join or not since he should know how losing or winning would affect him. If losing would have negative effects on the player then it would be better not join the competition. If losing is somewhat beneficial to the person, then he should join. It's important to give the power to chose whether to join the competition or not to the makers and not to the nominating audience. That way both the people who wants the competition and people who don't want the competition can be satisfied.sake-bento wrote:Well, calling it a contest rather than awards actually seems like a good idea. As in, creators will willingly enter their works into the annual contest. That way, anyone who does enter is going in knowing full well that there's a chance of not being a "winner." And anyone who just doesn't want to deal with it doesn't have to.
I been insulted almost all my life and the only difference I felt between a community insulting me and an individual insulting me is just the magnitude of destruction. It doesn't mean a community's judgment/opinion is much more correct than an individual's judgment. So I don't see any real difference between an individual's judgment and a community's judgment.mikey wrote: There is a difference between individual judgment and judgment by the community (see above).
It's not out of place but it's not something that can be done. People will compare and judge but admitting or saying it aloud is another matter. You can stop their speech but not their thoughts.mikey wrote:Plus, even if judging and comparing is the default mode, is it really so out of place to try to get people to let this go and (at least) try to appreciate the game for what it is, without thinking of top lists?