A) You see you can say judges cause favoritism, but if judges are hand selected then this wouldn’t be a big concern in the end. I used to watch aotm (admin of the month) contest and each month people would win off favoritism. I won and all I did was abuse during that month I was even demoted at one point, but I won because so many people knew who I was. I was even told that I shouldn’t have won by so many, but I was told I only won because I was well known/liked by the community. Technically you can have a system where if caught asking people to vote for you that you will be banned from all future contest for X amount of time.
B) I mean you can say they should be kept private but at the same time it’s like they worked hard on it and deserve recognition for it. Yes I can release the names after, but let’s be real people will end up being told anyway who wrote what anyway.
C) If things go south I’m pretty good at just coming up with something last second don’t worry. I taught religion for 1 student and well nothing was ever planned. There was 2 teachers for 1 student and we just had to make things up to pass the time for usually half the class.
D) Even if you host something you should still have a say. You could argue it might cause a biased opinion in the end but most people wouldn’t even know who voted who until after they vote. I just vote and then after I see that I voted the same as so and so
E) Of the month contest are more of stuff that aren’t the best to experiment imo. I thought of having people perform live in teamspeak or discord but getting that set up would be a pain. Most out of the box ideas for this aren’t the greatest.
Here was my list of rejected ideas:
A rap battle tournament style where you would vote who is better after someone went In discord/teamspeak even thought about having people submit me them then posting them for all to vote. The idea was shut down because of how much perfect timing must be set and how I feel like it would fail
Have what you could call an American idol sort of thing but again time isn’t the greatest and that would probably fail
This one was my favorite idea, but I felt someone who had a lot of irl friends would force them to help them win. I thought about having each person upload their song to YouTube and seeing who could get the most likes in 2-3 weeks. As you can see how this would be an unfair one.
The final idea I had was to have everyone submit me a song and I personally would show the songs to people and have them vote on it. Now these people have nothing to do with gfl it would be my friends and I wouldn’t have a way to prove I actually did it.
Those were failed ideas so I just thought if it ain’t broke don’t fix it
Well yes my examples are not the most creative, but in the end they turned out way different. I don’t have ss, but my one event on ZE that was supposed to be normal turned into hide and seek. I also had someone attempt to make a map look more Christmas themed on GW for the Christmas event and had gotten most of the game changed to a Christmas theme, but the server was shut down due to funding issues I was told.