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    Hi, and welcome to The Sticks Awards!

    The Sticks Awards are given to the best strips of all times, chosen by the polls here in the Playground.

    This thread is a compilation of links for the other voting threads.

    Previously, the voting format was like this: for each 10 comics, chronologically chosen, OotS fans selected one to qualify to the Best of the Hundred poll. Then they elected, with another poll featuring the 10 winners, the best for that hundred comics.

    However, after the #111-120 poll, the board imposed a 5-option limit on the polls created for the threads. So we had to stick with this bizarre format of two simultaneous 5-option polls, with open voting to take double-voters away. We even had to do a runoff for the #161-170 batch, because there was a triple tie on that, and the Best of the Hundred poll could not have more than 10 options because of this limit.

    But after the first 200 comics, the format changed again, and now we have only one poll with 5 options. After all the hundred strips were voted ("the regular season"), then we'll have 4 polls with 5 of the winners ("the playoffs"), which will yield 4 big winners for the last poll of that hundred ("the finals"). That's the reason that "The Best of the Quarter" award was just introduced in the third season.

    If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, feel free to post on this thread.


    Regular Polls

    #1-10 | [final results]
    #7 ThorPrayer


    #11-20 | [final results]
    #20 Arcanolypse Now


    #21-30 | [final results]
    #28 Just Like on Three's Company


    #31-40 | [final results]
    #40 The Gods Must be Busy


    #41-50 | [final results]
    #50 The Semi-Secret Origin of Elan & Nale


    #51-60 | [final results]
    #58 First Aid


    #61-70 | [final results]
    #64 Transference


    #71-80 | [final results]
    #80 Replacement Cleric


    #81-90 | [final results]
    #81 First Church of Banjo


    #91-100 | [final results]
    #95 Dead Men Tell Tales


    #101-110 | [final results]
    #102 Lowbrow is the Best Brow


    #111-120 | [final results]
    #111 Inukchuk!


    #121-130 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #123 Double Your Entendre, Double Your Fun


    #131-140 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #136 It's Not a Gaming Session Until Someone Quotes Monty Python


    #141-150 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #149 Cultural Differences


    #151-160 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #157 A Lesson in Leadership


    #161-170 | [poll 1] [poll 2] [runoff]
    #164 Here He Comes, To Save the Day!


    #171-180 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #171 The Prisoner Dilemma


    #181-190 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #185 The Time Killers


    #191-200 | [poll 1] [poll 2]
    #200 The Confrontation


    #201-205 | [results]
    #202 Scanning...


    #206-210 | [results] [runoff]
    #209 Multiclass Discrimination


    #211-215 | [results]
    #212 Dirt Farm


    #216-220 | [results]
    #220 For a Reasonable Fee


    #221-225 | [results]
    #221 Recycling Works


    #226-230 | [results]
    #226 Who's On the Throne?


    #231-235 | [results]
    #235 Oddly, He Can Still Get Dressed in Under a Minute


    #236-240 | [results]
    #236 Mean Girl


    #241-245 | [results]
    #244 What? It's a Legitimate Magic Item


    #246-250 | [results]
    #250 Oh no, he DIDN'T!


    #251-255 | [results]
    #253 Larry Gardener and the Angry Half-Orc


    #256-260 | [results]
    #257 POW!


    #261-265 | [results]
    #265 A Tale of Two Paladins


    #266-270 | [results]
    #270 Dueling Egos


    #271-275 | [results]
    #273 The Crayons of Time: Doodles on the Sketch Pad of Eternity


    #276-280 | [results]
    #278 A New Strategy


    #281-285 | [results]
    #281 Get the Lead Out


    #286-290 | [results]
    #288 First Word...


    #291-295 | [results]
    #295 Belkar Leashed


    #296-300 | [results]
    #298 The Future is Forged in the Fires of Today


    #301-305 | [results]
    #301 A Brief Intermission


    #306-310 | [results]
    #306 Power Word: Annoy


    #311-315 | [results]
    #315 On Sylph's Wings


    #316-320 | [results]
    #317 The Best Part of Waking Up


    #321-325 | [results]
    #324 Consult Your Doctor Before Reading This Comic


    #326-330 | [results]
    #327 The Test of the Mind


    #331-335 | [results]
    #335 A Grand Experiment


    #336-340 | [results]
    #337 Brief and to the Point


    #341-345 | [results]
    #344 A Walk in the Park


    #346-350 | [results]
    #348 Someone Was Looking For You


    #351-355 | [results]
    #352 The Turnaround


    #356-360 | [results]
    #357 Pen Beats Sword


    #361-365 | [results]
    #365 Caught in the Act


    #366-370 | [results]
    #367 Innocent Man


    #371-375 | [results]
    #374 Black and Blue


    #376-380 | [results]
    #379 Perform IS on the Aristocrat's Skill List


    #381-385 | [results]
    #385 A Sympathetic Ear


    #386-390 | [results]
    #387 The Cliffport Redemption


    #391-395 | [results]
    #393 Truth


    #396-400 | [results]
    #397 Leggo My Ego!


    #401-405 | [results]
    #401 Breakfast of Champions


    #406-410 | [results]
    #406 A Moment of Truth


    #411-415 | [results]
    #413 Not to Scale


    #416-420 | [results]
    #419 A Special Pre-Approved Offer


    #421-425 | [results]
    #424 A Wizard's Work


    #426-430 | [results]
    #430 Rematch


    #431-435 | [results]
    #435 Amoral Dilemma


    #436-440 | [results]
    #439 Seeing Orange


    #441-445 | [results]
    #445 A Song for the Departed


    #446-450 | [results]
    #449 Land of the Rising...


    #451-455 | [results]
    #451 Change of Direction


    #456-460 | [results]
    #456 Saved Game


    #461-465 | [results]
    #464 Not for Everyone


    #466-470 | [results]
    #470 With Three Arrows Left in the Quiver


    #471-475 | [results]
    #472 I'll Hold Them Off


    #476-480 | [results]
    #477 Shock and Awwwwww


    #481-485 | [results]
    #484 At the End of the Day


    #486-490 | [results]
    #490 Final Review


    #491-495 | [results]
    #492 Things to Do in Heaven When You're Dead


    #496-500 | [results]
    #496 Responsible


    #501-505 | [results] [runoff]
    #504 That's a Surprisingly Common Reaction


    #506-510 | [results]
    #506 Flanking Crush


    #511-515 | [results] [runoff]
    #511 Guerillas in Their Midst


    #516-520 | [results]
    #520 The Power of Immediate Gratification


    #521-525 | [results]
    #524 Pretender to the Throne


    #526-530 | [results]
    #530 Regarding the Speed With Which One Removes Band-Aids


    #531-535 | [results]
    #532 The Exposition Fairy


    #536-540 | [results]
    #538 Fiend or Foe?


    #541-545 | [results]
    #542 In Azure City, Shark Jumps You!


    #546-550 | [results]
    #550 +1 BFF


    #551-555 | [results]
    #552 And Yet the Turtle Got Away on His Own


    #556-560 | [results]
    #560 Meanwhile, His Teammate Was in Rhodes


    #561-565 | [results]
    #565 The Test of the Memory


    #566-575 | [results]
    #568 A Sign That You Have a Problem


    #571-575 | [results]
    #572 The Resistance of Memory


    #576-580 | [results]
    #578 A Slick Getaway


    #581-585 | [results]
    #584 Improbable Causes


    #586-590 | [results]
    #587 What to Expect When You're Expecting Assassins


    #591-595 | [results]
    #595 Trial of the Century


    #595-600 | [results]
    #598 To Say a Few Words


    #601-605 | [results]
    #602 Clerical Temp


    #606-610 | [results]
    #610 You're It


    #611-615 | [results]
    #611 None Left Standing


    #616-620 | [results]
    #616 An Opponent or Rival Whom a Person Cannot Overcome


    #621-625 | [results]
    #624 This Happens to Telemarketers All the Time


    #626-630 | [results]
    #628 Every Parent's Worst Nightmare


    #631-635 | [results]
    #634 The Wrong Reasons


    #636-640 | [results]
    #639 If They Pull a Knife...


    #641-645 | [results]
    #642 Choice


    #646-650 | [results]
    #650 A Lot Can Happen in Ten Minutes


    #651-655 | [results]
    #654 Cages (Steel and Otherwise)


    #656-660 | [results]
    #657 Second Chance


    #661-665 | [results]
    #662 The Price is Right


    #666-670 | [results]
    #670 The War Council


    #671-675 | [results]
    #672 A Familiar Conclusion


    #676-680 | [results]
    #679 Oh, Right, That Other Problem...







    The Best of The Quarter

    #201-225 | [results]
    #202 Scanning...


    #226-250 | [results]
    #226 Who's On the Throne?


    #251-275 | [results]
    #270 Dueling Egos


    #276-300 | [results]
    #298 The Future is Forged in the Fires of Today


    #301-325 | [results]
    #306 Power Word: Annoy


    #326-350 | [results]
    #327 The Test of the Mind


    #351-375 | [results]
    #367 Innocent Man


    #376-400 | [results]
    #387 The Cliffport Redemption


    #401-425 | [results]
    #406 A Moment of Truth


    #426-450 | [results]
    #449 Land of the Rising...


    #451-475 | [results]
    #464 Not For Everyone


    #476-500 | [results]
    #484 At the End of the Day


    #501-525 | [results]
    #504 That's a Surprisingly Common Reaction


    #526-550 | [results]
    #542 In Azure City, Shark Jumps You!


    #551-575 | [results]
    #568 A Sign That You Have a Problem


    #576-600 | [results]
    #595 Trial of the Century




    The Best of The Hundred

    #1-100 | [full results]
    #58 First Aid


    #101-200 | [round 1] [round 2] [final]
    #200 The Confrontation


    #201-300 | [results] [run-off]
    #202 Scanning...


    #301-400 | [results]
    #387 The Cliffport Redemption


    #401-500 | [results]
    #464 Not For Everyone


    #501-600 | [results]
    #595 Trial of the Century
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    Default Re: The Sticks Awards Results Compilation

    Ok, guys. We're back on the road.

    I am still taking suggestions on how to improve the voting system with the new 5-option limit.

    Now back to voting, will ya?
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    Just to tell you guys that I am still around. I just went on a little vacation (it's carnival here in Brasil) and now I'm back, but now I'm in a hurry. So, I'll post the polls today or tomorrow.
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    I had to discard like 59 votes from the last poll, people. Double votes were all discarded, except those whose owners asked to consider just one of them in the poll's thread. I think it was 3 people, which makes 28 voters whose votes were disregarded.

    Well, I'll go to lunch now and post the new poll later today.
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    Well, I was bored. So, I thought I'd work out the expected point at which we overtake Rich with rated comics.

    For the purposes of the model, assume we rate a set of 10 comics in one week and then immediately start the next one (yeah, I know this isn't reality, but just live with the guess being optimistic)
    Also assume that for this period Rich continues to post comics at the rate of 3/week.

    At the end of this week, we will have rated 170 comics and there will be 430 comics in existence.

    Using this model, in 38 weeks we will have rated (38*10) + 170 = 550 rated comics. Actually, if we take a week out to vote on best of a hundred, that will be in 42 weeks (4 hundreds will have passed)

    In 42 weeks, Rich will have posted a total of 430 + 3*42 = 556 comics made.

    So, a rough date for us catching up would be... somewhere in the second week of January 2008

    Bear in mind that will fluctuate based on time between polls (including Nazzo going somewhere without internet again :) ), Rich deciding to post more/less comics and anything else that interferes with that schedule.
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    I think it's worth saying that last poll featured a triple tie!
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    Alright, people, I've been thinking about the current format of the Awards, and I don't like it. Two simultaneous polls are not good, definitely. So I came up with this.

    Regular season: 20 5-comic polls, 5 days each.
    Playoffs: 4 5-comic polls with the regular season winners, 5 days each.
    Finals: One 4-comic poll with the playoffs winners, 7 days.

    It will take more time to complete the hundred, but we now have a brand new award: The Best of The Quarter. That is, for those who didn't catch, the winners of the playoffs.

    I think I'll start with this format from comic #200 on.

    What do you guys think? I like it. No more double votes, no more confusing double polls. Just one each time.
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    An announcement: next week's poll will not be The Best of the Hundred. Because of the 5-option limit in polls, we have to make a run-off for #161-170.

    I was also thinking in making a series of quick polls, like 4 days only, instead of 2 simultaneous polls. Since people tend to forget the poll in the end of the week (the threads are have been going to page 2), I think it'll be better. So, The Best of the Hundred #100-200 will be a fantastic 3-poll contest, featuring a 4-day poll for the first 5, then another 4-day poll for the next 5, and then we'll have a lightning 2-day poll for the clash between the two big winners.
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    Ok, no polls. I'll stick with the current format (20 regular; 4 BotQ; 1 BotH) because the polls can come back at anytime. For now, just post the voted on the relevant thread.

    Every poll will also last 3 days.
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    You know, just a thought, but since the polls are gone anyways, why not go back to 10 choices?

    Might be a little easier.
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    I really like the new format of votiing in 5s, with best of quarter and 4-way final. THink I prefer this to the original 10x10, and much better than the parallel votes tried recently.

    What I think would be a helpful final touch would be to pick a regular day for 'new polls' e.g. Monday and Thursday. Moday gets 3 weekdays for the poll, Thursday sees two weekdays and the w/end.

    I won't push you to tally votes to the same schedule, so long as we know when to log in and look for votes <g>

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    Tiny quibble - the confrontation (first post of this thread) should be #200, not #58. Ofc, I'll look stupid once you edit it to correct it, but meh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Setra View Post
    You know, just a thought, but since the polls are gone anyways, why not go back to 10 choices?
    Might be a little easier.
    Could be, but I'm sticking with this format in case the polls come back from the undead. This way we do not have to change the voting format again if ot does.




    Quote Originally Posted by phobiandarkmoon View Post
    Tiny quibble - the confrontation (first post of this thread) should be #200, not #58. Ofc, I'll look stupid once you edit it to correct it, but meh
    Ah, tiny but valuable correction. Thank you. Lavoisier was a really smart guy after all. "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is CTRL+C, CTRL+V".

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    FYI, the results for 211-215 and 216-220 need to be added. I'd rather come to this thread to find the results than search for the individual polls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reigheena View Post
    FYI, the results for 211-215 and 216-220 need to be added. I'd rather come to this thread to find the results than search for the individual polls.
    Yes, Reigheena. Thanks. Just updated. I'm having a hard time here at work.
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    Well, I just think that one fact is worth notification -

    The last strip from 101 - 200 won the 101 -200 confrontation.

    Also 201 -300 - almost first (or second in normal people's language ) had won.

    It looks like first Miko strips were really good according to people.

    And yes they were, IMO.
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    proof that I'am deeply disturbed. you know, with fruit pie the sorcerer?
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    Default Re: The Sticks Awards Results Compilation

    So, what do you guys think of the the new 5-day lifespan of the polls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazzo, the 102nd View Post
    So, what do you guys think of the the new 5-day lifespan of the polls?
    I like it. There were more votes than usual. The 536-540 poll also showed that the number of voters is more when a new comic comes out. But I had to cast Raise Dead on that poll because it had fallen over halfway down the first page. Otherwise, 5-day polls are great!

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    As I said, there is just no reason to rush, not at the rate new comics are being posted. The extra time may not get us many more votes, but even a few are worth having when it doesn't cost us anything.

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    I'd prefer a longer time to vote. When I go on vacation, I can expect to be out of town for 6-10 days, and usually don't have internet access then. Plus I my be out for a few days at a time for other reasons.

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    This is a really good idea but some one should make one for the fan comics in the playground

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